Thursday, December 27, 2012

Cloudfone Thrill 430x: The Battery Monster

Battery life for me is an important aspect in choosing an Android smartphone. A lot of them has only 1,300 to 1,800mAh battery which only lasts less than a day or a little more if you are not a heavy user. As we all know, Android phones are battery hogs so lots of phone manufacturers now are using bigger capacity batteries for their devices, including the Motorola for their DROID RAZR MAXX HD, which sports a whopping 3,300mAh battery. Here in the Philippines, I think the Lenovo P700 is the first Android device here to have a 2,500 mAh battery which can last for two days.

Surprisingly, a new mobile company here wants to compete through the monstrous battery capacity of its flagship phone. I'm talking about Cloudfone, which is relatively new to the mobile industry (I think they are partners with Globe) and their flagship device, the Thrill 430x which has a 4,160mAh battery!!!

Here are the Cloudfone Thrill 430x specs:
  • 4.3" IPS qHD capacitive touchscreen, 960 x 540 pixels
  • Qualcomm MSM8225 Snapdragon S4 1.2GHz dual-core processor
  • 4GB internal memory (expandable up to 32GB)
  • 768MB RAM
  • 8MP AF back camera with dual LED flash
  • VGA front camera
  • Bluetooth, WiFI, 3G connectivity
  • GPS
  • Built-in YAMAHA music amplifier with AAC speaker
  • 124.4 x 65.4 x 14.2mm, 180g
  • Android 4.0 ICS
  • 4,160mAh battery
  • 1000 hours standby, 40 hours talktime
  • Price: PHP 7,777

Judging the specs:
  • The screen is large enough and clear, as it is qHD (quarter HD). 
  • Fast performance on gaming and apps, thanks to the dual core 1GHz processor
  • internal memory and RAM are good enough as well.
  • quality photos with the powerful 8MP camera that has dual LED flash which is perfect for low light shooting
  • VGA front camera for video chats should do just fine
  • the built-in Yamaha music amplifier with AAC speaker will definitely play nice sounds for your music demands
  • and of course, the main selling point, the 4,160 mAh battery which will bring you to hours and hours or a day or more of music, games, and apps
  • very affordable for only PHP7,777.
REVIEW: For a comprehensive review, check here.: