Update: Here are 11 phones with larger than 3500mAh battery


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A growing trend has seen Chinese phone makers offer larger and larger batteries in their phones this year, we list 10 11 phones with larger than 3500mAh battery that might make the perfect Christmas gift.

Each year the Chinese phone industry has collectively focussed on improving one area of phone technology. This year it seems like everyone had a go at improving battery life and charge times.

We have put together a list of the most up to date large battery Chinese smartphones that are available now or within the next few weeks.

Homtom HT6

homtom ht6

Most phones from Homtom have larger than average battery packs, but the Homtom HT6 has something huge inside. This 5.5-inch phone boasts a 6250mAh battery pack for a claimed battery life of 7 days or 72 hours of talk time.

Homtom haven’t just shoehorned a large battery in to a phone and hoped for the best, they have also chosen very efficient hardware to make the most of the big battery.

The HT6 has a 5.5-inch HD display, 1.0Ghz quad-core processor and 2GB RAM. Internal memory is 16GB, but an SD slot will accept up to 128GB cards.

Like many other large battery phones the Homtom HT6 is equipped with USB OTG, a feature that allows you to charge other devices from your phone, and also Mediatek’s Pump Express fast change system, meaning a 5 minute top up will give you 90 minutes of talk time, and 30 minutes of charging will give you a whole day of talk time!

Homtom HT5

Doogee HOMTOM HT5

The Homtom HT6 is the battery flagship of the Homtom range, but that large battery comes in a 5.5-inch body that might be too large for some people to be happy with carrying around, so what about the 5-inch HT5?

The Homtom HT5 comes with a 4250mAh battery pack for 5 days of use or 60hours of talk time. A 5-inch HD display offers the same resolution but greater pixel density to the HT6, and the phone packs HotKnot file transfer protocol too.

A wood look rear panel is removable and gives access to the user replaceable battery back, dual SIM slots and micro SD card tray. The whole phone is built around a solid metal chassis for strength and there is even a Corning Gorilla Glass panel across the screen for added security.

Blackview BV5000

blackview bv5000 review

The Blackview BV5000 was one of the surprise phones for us this year. This is a rugged Android smartphone with large 5000mAh battery designed for use in all walks off life. You can read our full Blackview BV5000 review here, but to some it all up we were impressed by the honest specs and high quality of the BV500’s build.

The attention to detail really sticks with you with the Blackview BV5000 coming with a rugged metal and rubber body, a removable rear that is screwed in to place and a heavy-duty rubber seal to prevent water ingress. Overall the performance and value of the BV5000 is great, and OTA updates are a true bonus.

Oukitel K4000

OUKITEL K4000

The Oukitel K4000 packs a 4000mAh battery as it name suggests, but the phone is designed to offer a little more in the way of style and durability than its competition. The K4000 is built on a magnesium alloy chassis and has a tough screen that can withstand hammer blows.

According to Oukitel the K4000 is good for 5 days of normal use or 2.5 days of heavy usage. A fully charged battery should also see the phone good for 72 hours of talk time or 20 days of standby.

Oukitel K6000

Oukitel K6000

The bigger brother of the Oukitel K4000 is the K6000 boasting a more stylish design, larger 5.5-inch display and very large 6000mAh battery. Again the hardware has been optimised to make the most from the 6000mAh battery pack with the processor being a Mediatek quad-core unit running at only 1.0Ghz.

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Elephone Vowney

elephone vowney hands on

We might be getting just as fed up with the Vowney launch as you are, but the phone is finally on pre-order and it does meet the large battery criteria for our list. The Vowney comes in two versions, the Lite model with 1080 display and flagship with 2K panel.

Overall specifications are very similar with both variants sporting a powerful Mediatek chipset, 21 mega-pixel rear camera, and rear fingerprint scanner. Looking at the specs I would probably opt for the FHD model as performance is likely to be slightly better and the 4000mAh battery pack in phone should last a little longer.

ZUK Z1

zuk z1 review

The ZUK Z1 differs from most of the other phones on the list being a Snapdragon powered phone, but also because it is a device from a start up. The ZUK Z1 is designed to be a high performance gaming and video consumption device, and as such ZUK build the Z1 with a large 4000mAh battery and powerful Snapdragon 801 plus 3GB RAM combo.

Other than that large battery other highlights of the ZUK Z1 include official Cyanogen OS ROM support, USB Type C, fingerprint scanner, 5.5-inch FHD display and surprisingly good audio quality.

Lenovo Vibe X3

lenovo vibe x3

Lenovo only just announced the Vibe X3 in China this week, but the phone will be shipping form the 25th November and comes with a host of neat features. Like the ZUK Z1 the Lenovo Vibe X3 comes with a Snapdragon chipset, but this time a more modern Snapdragon 808. The phone has one of the smallest battery of our list with ‘just’ a 3600mAh cell, but with support for Qualcomm’s Quick Charge 2.0 fast charge system.

The Vibe X3 is an audio centric devices with dual front speakers, high-end audio processors and Dolby Atmos. There is also a fingerprint scanner on the rear, and top of the range models have a 21 mega-pixel main camera.

Ulefone Power

ulefone power

We spoke to Ulefone about including the Ulefone Power in this list as we weren’t sure when the phone would finally be available. The current situation is the Power has had a few design and material changes to the rear of the phone and is now scheduled for a December release date.

Ulefone have been quiet about the hardware of the Ulefone Power for a while but we believe the phone will ship with a 6000mAh battery, fingerprint scanner and up to 3GB RAM. Other details include a 13 mega-pixel main camera, 5 mega-pixel front and a 5.5-inch FHD 1920 x 1080 display.

Gionee Elife E8

Gionee Elife E82

The Gionee Elife E8 launched months back, but recently went on sale in India and is also available under the BLU name in the U.S. The 6-inch 2K phone runs a Mediatek Helio X10 chipset and 24 mega-pixel rear camera that can take photos of up to 120 mega-pixel.

Despite the large 6-inch 2K panel and powerful chip, the Gionee Elife E8 has the smallest battery in our list at 3520mAh, still this is quite a large battery in the grand scheme of things and should ensure pretty decent battery life.

VK World VK6050S
vk6050s big battery phone

VK World’s entrant in to the top list of large battery phones is the VK6050. I’m sure it doesn’t take much to work out the battery size of this phone is 6050mAh. Like the HomTom and Oukitel phones, the VK6050S has a 1.0Ghz Quad-core processor, driving a 5.5-inch HD display and Android 5.1 Lollipop.

Interestingly the VK looks like the K4000 and HT5, but with a larger 5.5-inch display on the front instead.

VK have also include a 13 mega-pixel F2.0 aperture rear camera, 5 mega-pixel front and Hotknot file sharing features.

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80 Comments

  1. justyfier
    November 17, 2015

    and the vk6050s?

    • Steve B
      November 17, 2015

      That would be my suggestion as well; why all the usual suspects.

      • November 17, 2015

        Didn’t even spring to mind. Will add this too to make it a top 11

        • Steve B
          November 17, 2015

          No 12: Innos D6000 😉

          • Steve B
            November 17, 2015

            13: Inew L4

            • November 17, 2015

              Keep it coming, who knows there might be a ‘community top 15 battery phones’ list on GizChina sometime soon 😉

            • Steve B
              November 17, 2015

              Here you go: 14) Cubot H1, 15) Qiku Q Terra Ultimate, and one for luck: Gionee Marathon M4
              Though this is probably now an ‘all’ rather than ‘top’ battery phone list.

  2. balcobomber25
    November 17, 2015

    Large battery only gets you so far, on many of these phones the optimization sucks which negates the advantages of a big battery.

    • MattD
      November 17, 2015

      You’re right, but we know chinese companies’ sf has always some kind of problem, so… If you can’t go for quality, go for quantity! 😀

      • balcobomber25
        November 17, 2015

        Quantity doesn’t make a difference if the quality isn’t there. A 2500mAh on a fully optimized phone can get better battery life than a 3500mAh on a poorly optimized phone. More isn’t always better.

        • Joel Adames
          November 17, 2015

          But to be fair most of this big battery phones have low specs and WILL go the extra mile …. What I meant is find me a 5000mah+ phone that won’t hold 2 full days of use? While most claim 3. 4. And even 5

          • TheOracle
            November 21, 2015

            I own the Blackview BV5000 as a replacement for my THL 5000t. The Blackview is quick, really quick, despite being 10k less on Antutu compared to the THL with better battery life. I love it. Drop, scratch, waterproof exactly as advertised. Excellent. BUT, there’s no 1900 wcdma as advertised. Keep that in mind. Other than that it’s a monster and smooth as silk.

  3. batman
    November 17, 2015

    mlais mx base, 4300mAh battery

    • November 17, 2015

      Are they still in business?

      • albert
        November 17, 2015

        Yes, they are. Support answers questions and parts requests.

      • Jose
        November 18, 2015

        Sometimes the forum there it’s a bit crazy ( a lot of spam post) but they release an update less than a month ago. I guess the answer it’s yes. In mine I got with a social media use and as a mp3 player around 2 days and 7 hours of screen use. Waiting your review from the letv 1s from the music side… I’ve read the pictures from it and quite disappointed. By the way any recommendation for a 5′ mobile phone with good audio (mostly by earphones). And thanks for all the effort put in yours posts.

      • batpro
        November 18, 2015

        they released an update for Mlais mx base on nov. 2, 2015. Had trouble updating and the tech quickly responded each day. now its updated.

        • November 19, 2015

          Thanks for the info! =)

    • November 19, 2015

      Thanks for the info. Updated. Now running great! =D

  4. Conrad Chu
    November 17, 2015

    I’m still using the venerable Huawei Mate 2 with 4000 mah battery 🙂

  5. E8hffff
    November 17, 2015

    If they only made the Gionee Elife E8 in 5.5inches.

    • Joel Adames
      November 17, 2015

      And then with 4000mah+ battery…. Perfect…. Well … No. Perfect would need backlit buttons and ir-blaster… Oh well the thing with manufacturers is they are bound not to give us a perfect phone even if they could. And I think none of us here will deny that…. Unless someone has a candidate???

  6. E8hffff
    November 17, 2015

    Yeah Vowney is taking for ever. Possibly Elephone has been doing their damnedest to sell old stock to finance production.

  7. justyfier
    November 17, 2015

    and the vk6050s?

    • Steve B
      November 17, 2015

      That would be my suggestion as well; why all the usual suspects.

    • Andi Sykes
      November 17, 2015

      Didn’t even spring to mind. Will add this too to make it a top 11

    • Steve B
      November 17, 2015

      No 12: Innos D6000 😉

    • Steve B
      November 17, 2015

      13: Inew L4

    • Yash Garg
      November 17, 2015

      Keep it coming, who knows there might be a ‘community top 15 battery phones’ list on GizChina sometime soon 😉

    • Steve B
      November 17, 2015

      Here you go: 14) Cubot H1, 15) Qiku Q Terra Ultimate, and one for luck: Gionee Marathon M4
      Though this is probably now an ‘all’ rather than ‘top’ battery phone list.

  8. xi7
    November 17, 2015

    nothing about no.1 x6800 and innos d6000 ? k4000 bizarre bezel

  9. Joel Adames
    November 17, 2015

    i often wonder why the major names like galaxy s6+ and iphones and LG and MOTO and what ever dismiss so much the idea of a very high battery phone for their true flagships???? is it a bad thing to do.???
    galaxy s6 edge plus max (5200mah) !!! instant success imho… maybe 9mm thick but a real full day of strong use…. same for an iphone or LG or Moto or HTC or BB…. you get the point…
    gime me your comments

    • balcobomber25
      November 17, 2015

      Usually it comes down to a few factors including cost and design. A new trend is making phones as thin as possible and smaller with the same screen size. Those trends dont blend with monster batteries. But the advantage many of those brands have is they have software that is fully optimized to work with all of their components so often times many of them will have comparable battery life to lessee brands with larger batteries.

      • Joel Adames
        November 17, 2015

        I mean a totally option … Come on! Motorola is still doing it. So do I really need to accept that a crazy iPhone user is going to not like the idea of the phone lasting a full day under heavy use???? Heck no. I’ve seen then lurking for a wall charger whenever and wherever POSSSIBLE !!! THEY would love that option more that just having to carry their chargers everywhere or a heavy powerbank…. I think that a iPhone 6s+ should be the test bed for a 3600mah battery and IMHO it would sell even crazier than the way it does right now.

        • balcobomber25
          November 18, 2015

          The Moto Pure has a 3000mAh battery which is the same size as in most Chinese flagships.

          • Joel Adames
            November 18, 2015

            I understand that. But there were (no too long before) many Moto This Maxx , Moto That Maxx which were many times 30% to 45% more battery than the original version. That’s what I mean they should try now.
            Imagine a 4000mah SG S7edge+ (with the new SoC) For such a thing I would make a line and hand out my credit card 😉

            • balcobomber25
              November 18, 2015

              The best thing for Samsung would be to ditch the Quad HD displays, that uses more battery life than anything else and IMO doesn’t look any better than a 1080p AMOLED especially on such small displays. Using a 1080p with the current 3000mAh battery in the S6 Edge+ would yield almost 40% more battery life (higher depending on your brightness level used).

            • balcobomber25
              November 18, 2015

              Moto Maxx had 3900 but it also was 1 1mm. I just can’t see Samsung making the edge that thick to accommodate a bigger battery

            • Joel Adames
              November 18, 2015

              Thick is fine for me there’s a gionee/blu at 5.5mm for when I need a thin one. But I want a full flagship spec’ed phone that will hold my heavy use for 2 days 😉

            • balcobomber25
              November 18, 2015

              The problem is most consumers that buy Galaxy Edge type phones care more about the style than the specs. A bulky phone might scare many of them away. Not so much Apple their sheep buy whatever the mothership tells them too.

            • Joel Adames
              November 18, 2015

              I get you man. I really do. Oh well let’s hope for some Chinese company to answer our requests.

    • MattD
      November 17, 2015

      If samsung were to put a real battery into the s6, then how was it supposed to sell you the 50$ official power bank and the 100$ official wireless charger?!

      • Joel Adames
        November 17, 2015

        Fair reply. You have my respect.

  10. balcobomber25
    November 17, 2015

    Large battery only gets you so far, on many of these phones the optimization sucks which negates the advantages of a big battery.

    • MattD
      November 17, 2015

      You’re right, but we know chinese companies’ sf has always some kind of problem, so… If you can’t go for quality, go for quantity! 😀

    • balcobomber25
      November 17, 2015

      Quantity doesn’t make a difference if the quality isn’t there. A 2500mAh on a fully optimized phone can get better battery life than a 3500mAh on a poorly optimized phone. More isn’t always better.

    • Joel Adames
      November 18, 2015

      But to be fair most of this big battery phones have low specs and WILL go the extra mile …. What I meant is find me a 5000mah+ phone that won’t hold 2 full days of use? While most claim 3. 4. And even 5

    • TheOracle
      November 21, 2015

      I own the Blackview BV5000 as a replacement for my THL 5000t. The Blackview is quick, really quick, despite being 10k less on Antutu compared to the THL with better battery life. I love it. Drop, scratch, waterproof exactly as advertised. Excellent. BUT, there’s no 1900 wcdma as advertised. Keep that in mind. Other than that it’s a monster and smooth as silk.

  11. Guest
    November 17, 2015

    mlais mx base, 4300mAh battery

    • Andi Sykes
      November 17, 2015

      Are they still in business?

    • Guest
      November 17, 2015

      Yes, they are. Support answers questions and parts requests.

    • Jose
      November 18, 2015

      Sometimes the forum there it’s a bit crazy ( a lot of spam post) but they release an update less than a month ago. I guess the answer it’s yes. In mine I got with a social media use and as a mp3 player around 2 days and 7 hours of screen use. Waiting your review from the letv 1s from the music side… I’ve read the pictures from it and quite disappointed. By the way any recommendation for a 5′ mobile phone with good audio (mostly by earphones). And thanks for all the effort put in yours posts.

    • Guest
      November 18, 2015

      they released an update for Mlais mx base on nov. 2, 2015. Had trouble updating and the tech quickly responded each day. now its updated.

    • LeClark
      November 20, 2015

      Thanks for the info. Updated. Now running great! =D

    • LeClark
      November 20, 2015

      Thanks for the info! =)

  12. Conrad Chu
    November 17, 2015

    I’m still using the venerable Huawei Mate 2 with 4000 mah battery 🙂

  13. E8hffff
    November 17, 2015

    If they only made the Gionee Elife E8 in 5.5inches.

    • Joel Adames
      November 18, 2015

      And then with 4000mah+ battery…. Perfect…. Well … No. Perfect would need backlit buttons and ir-blaster… Oh well the thing with manufacturers is they are bound not to give us a perfect phone even if they could. And I think none of us here will deny that…. Unless someone has a candidate???

  14. E8hffff
    November 17, 2015

    Yeah Vowney is taking for ever. Possibly Elephone has been doing their damnedest to sell old stock to finance production.

  15. xi7
    November 17, 2015

    nothing about no.1 x6800 and innos d6000 maybe blu studio 2 ? k4000 bizarre black screen crop resolution

  16. Joel Adames
    November 17, 2015

    i often wonder why the major names like galaxy s6+ and iphones and LG and MOTO and what ever dismiss so much the idea of a very high battery phone for their true flagships???? is it a bad thing to do.???
    galaxy s6 edge plus max (5200mah) !!! instant success imho… maybe 9mm thick but a real full day of strong use…. same for an iphone or LG or Moto or HTC or BB…. you get the point…
    gime me your comments

    • balcobomber25
      November 17, 2015

      Usually it comes down to a few factors including cost and design. A new trend is making phones as thin as possible and smaller with the same screen size. Those trends dont blend with monster batteries. But the advantage many of those brands have is they have software that is fully optimized to work with all of their components so often times many of them will have comparable battery life to lessee brands with larger batteries.

    • MattD
      November 17, 2015

      If samsung were to put a real battery into the s6, then how was it supposed to sell you the 50$ official power bank and the 100$ official wireless charger?!

    • Joel Adames
      November 18, 2015

      Fair reply. You have my respect.

    • Joel Adames
      November 18, 2015

      I mean a totally option … Come on! Motorola is still doing it. So do I really need to accept that a crazy iPhone user is going to not like the idea of the phone lasting a full day under heavy use???? Heck no. I’ve seen then lurking for a wall charger whenever and wherever POSSSIBLE !!! THEY would love that option more that just having to carry their chargers everywhere or a heavy powerbank…. I think that a iPhone 6s+ should be the test bed for a 3600mah battery and IMHO it would sell even crazier than the way it does right now.

    • balcobomber25
      November 18, 2015

      The Moto Pure has a 3000mAh battery which is the same size as in most Chinese flagships.

    • Joel Adames
      November 18, 2015

      I understand that. But there were (no too long before) many Moto This Maxx , Moto That Maxx which were many times 30% to 45% more battery than the original version. That’s what I mean they should try now.
      Imagine a 4000mah SG S7edge+ (with the new SoC) For such a thing I would make a line and hand out my credit card 😉

    • balcobomber25
      November 18, 2015

      The best thing for Samsung would be to ditch the Quad HD displays, that uses more battery life than anything else and IMO doesn’t look any better than a 1080p AMOLED especially on such small displays. Using a 1080p with the current 3000mAh battery in the S6 Edge+ would yield almost 40% more battery life (higher depending on your brightness level used).

    • balcobomber25
      November 18, 2015

      Moto Maxx had 3900 but it also was 1 1mm. I just can’t see Samsung making the edge that thick to accommodate a bigger battery

    • Joel Adames
      November 18, 2015

      Thick is fine for me there’s a gionee/blu at 5.5mm for when I need a thin one. But I want a full flagship spec’ed phone that will hold my heavy use for 2 days 😉

    • balcobomber25
      November 18, 2015

      The problem is most consumers that buy Galaxy Edge type phones care more about the style than the specs. A bulky phone might scare many of them away. Not so much Apple their sheep buy whatever the mothership tells them too.

    • Joel Adames
      November 18, 2015

      I get you man. I really do. Oh well let’s hope for some Chinese company to answer our requests.

  17. MattD
    November 17, 2015

    About the ulefone power: “december”…
    If the power would be released in the same time of their new recycled flagship, with similar specs but with a really bigger battery, how can they actually sell the be touch 3?!
    Either they’re delaying the power release, or they’re making it really bad so the only thing going for it is the battery, compared to be touch 3…
    It would have been nice to see a single device, with the looks of be touch but with that monstrous battery… But apparently, they’re really willing to lose some money, since the helio p10 phones are just around the corner…

    • Joel Adames
      November 17, 2015

      Yeah… To me a big battery phone is useless if not for just crazy call times. Other than that: xiaocai x6 + power bank with rubber band holding them up together. That’s what I see ….?

      Give us a LeTV or 1s with microbes and 4200mah+ and we will be happy even if it goes to $270 and resellers cut theirs at $320.. Would be worth it.!!!!

      • MattD
        November 19, 2015

        Oh, a letv 1 (the x600 is fine for me) with microsd and a fat battery would be something near perfection! 😀

  18. MattD
    November 17, 2015

    About the ulefone power: “december”…
    If the power would be released in the same time of their new recycled flagship, with similar specs but with a really bigger battery, how can they actually sell the be touch 3?!
    Either they’re delaying the power release, or they’re making it really bad so the only thing going for it is the battery, compared to be touch 3…
    It would have been nice to see a single device, with the looks of be touch but with that monstrous battery… But apparently, they’re really willing to lose some money, since the helio p10 phones are just around the corner…

    • Joel Adames
      November 18, 2015

      Yeah… To me a big battery phone is useless if not for just crazy call times. Other than that: xiaocai x6 + power bank with rubber band holding them up together. That’s what I see ….😒

      Give us a LeTV Le 1s with micro-sd and 4200mah+ and we will be happy even if it goes to $270 and resellers cut theirs at $320.. Would be worth it.!!!!

    • MattD
      November 19, 2015

      Oh, a letv 1 (the x600 is fine for me) with microsd and a fat battery would be something near perfection! 😀

  19. gartstell
    November 21, 2015

    Lenovo Vibe P1 Pro? 5000 mAh and Snapdragon 615. Probably my next phone.

  20. Guest
    November 21, 2015

    Lenovo Vibe P1 Pro? 5000 mAh and Snapdragon 615. Probably my next phone.