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July 21, 2013

35 Days Standby from the Philips Xenium W8510


Philips have announced a block-busting selling point for their new Xenium W8510!

A 35 day standby battery.

Now, this is pretty exciting news, for all of us that would love to have such a long standby phone but, only because it means we should soon see other manufacturers looking to produce better battery life for the devices we actually want to use, (if they’re are not already doing so).

So why put so much energy (pun) into producing such an awesome battery when your phones still aren’t up to scratch? Well, that’s like putting a BMW TwinPower Turbo engine into a Lada Riva (sorry Lada owners) but that’s what Philips does, puts great battery life into sub-par smartphones. I doubt the Xenium W8510 will be any different, although the specs list is decent enough: 4.7” display, 1.2 GHz MediaTek quad-core processor and 1GB RAM.

The battery itself is only a 3,300 mAh, so it’s not the ground-breaking news in battery technology the Qualcomm chief was talking about last week. And if you’re actually using it for talking, you know, using it for what phones are for and not just letting it sit there then, you’ll only get 18 hours talk time. But still, 18 hours talk time or 14 hours of web browsing is still pretty impressive. More than enough to go a couple days without a charge.


One interesting aspect of the Philips Xenium W8510 is its fast charging ability. If you charge it from empty for just 10 minutes, it will then last 20 hours in standby or go through 2 hours of calling without issue. After a 30 minute charge, it will last 57 hours in standby, or you’ll be able to call for 6 hours before the battery is low again. That’s some sweet tech right there, and once again we hope to see this in other companies’ devices as soon as possible.

We saw a mammoth battery for the Galaxy S4 appear from a Chinese manufacturer recently that’s a whopping 5500 mAh and claims to double the battery life of your S4. And one of the major complaints about the new HTC One mini is that they didn’t decide to add a replaceable battery to it. So what does this tell us? We want better battery life but we want it on the flagship phones we all own!

Would you be willing to try out a Philips smartphone just to get awesome battery life? Or are you happy enough now to charge it day-by-day?

I’m quite happy to charge it every day, or should I say night, as long as it does what I need it to do.

Source: Ubergizmo via: CNMO (Google Translated)

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Dave Thornton

Senior Editor

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Been involved in technology for many years, more than I care to remember. Live in Dundee, Scotland. I like Android, Windows Phone OS, BlackBerry OS and iOS, and love writing about all things techie. Currently have a Honor 6+, Elephone P6000, Nexus 5, Chrombook C720, HTC One M7, Nokia Lumina 625, Microsoft Lumia 435, Blackberry Q10, HTC Hero and iPad mini