Top 5 Android phones that charge other devices

Top 5 Android phones that charge other devices

Top 5 Android phones that charge other devices


There are Android smartphones that have a long-lasting battery and can as well charge other phones as well, writes Donatus Anichukwueze of Technology Times

The mobile market phone is filled with various brands, different types and sizes of smartphones that has left consumers with choices when looking out for phone to purchase for personal use.

[quote font=”georgia” font_size=”22″ font_style=”italic” align=”left” arrow=”yes”]The good news now is that, there are smartphones that do not only have a long lasting battery, but can as well charge other phones. They serve dual purposes of smartphone and power bank all packed in one device.[/quote]This changing consumer trend has increased competition among phone manufacturers to identify unique features that put their products ahead of their rivals.

Time after time, we have seen smartphone makers constantly try to improve on those popular features that most consumers look out for like camera, memory capacity, battery life, among others.

In Nigeria for instance, the manufacturers have discovered that battery is a critical feature for phone users considering the power supply issues that make it difficult for most people to keep their phones alive for a long period of time.

The good news now is that, there are smartphones that do not only have a long lasting battery, but can as well charge other phones. They serve dual purposes of smartphone and power bank all packed in one device.

A lot of consumers around who would like phones with such capability like on-the-go (OTG) reverse charging but may not know some of these phones yet. Here are few of them on the popular Operating System Android:

Huawei Ascend Mate2 4G

The Mate2 4G’s packs a massive 4050 mAh battery which gives you 60 hours of standard use, 25 hours of talk-time across 3G networks and at least 9 hours of web surfing via LTE. Thanks to Huawei’s patented QPC and ADRX smart-power saving technology, which can save up to 30% of your smartphone’s battery life, you can get up to 2.5 days of usage on a single charge. The reverse charging ability means your friends can always share the power with you. The Mate2 is yet to be available in Nigeria though, but it is expected to be soon and in the mid-range category.

Huawei Ascend Mate2

Key Specs

Display: 6.1-inch IPS Screen HD 1280 x 720.

CPU: 1.6 GHz quad-core CPU.

Operating System: Android Jelly Bean OS.

Memory : 2GB of RAM; with ROM of 16GB.

Camera: Rear camera resolution of 13.0-megapixel; and Front camera resolution of 5.0-megapixel.

Gionee M5

The 6020 mAh phone comes with massive amount of power. The phone also has a reverse charging ability that enables it serve as power bank. The Gionee M5 current retail price in Nigeria is between N60,000-N70,000. The gold colored Gionee M5 sells for N70,980 on Jumia.

Gionee M5
Gionee M5

Key Specs

Display: 5.5-inch HD AMOLED display.

Connectivity : Dual SIM LTE, CDMA.

Media: MediaTek MT6735SoC.

Memory: 32GBROM (expandable up to 128GB); 3GB RAM.

Camera: 13MP rear camera + 5MP front.

OS: Amigo 3.1 UI based on Android 5.1.

Battery: 6020 mAh Li-Po battery.

Huawei Y6 Pro

Huawei Y6 Pro uses a 4000mAh battery that ensures long-lasting performance. With the Smart Power Saving technology using eight separate power-optimization approaches, the device can work in idle mode for 24 hours, with only 10% battery charge. The phone is able to act as a charger for other electronics, providing 15 hours of data use, 39 hours of talk time, 48 hours of heavy use time, and 90 hours of light use time. Huawei Y6 Pro is available in Nigeria and sells at N52,970 on Jumia.

Huawei Y6 Pro
Huawei Y6 Pro

Key Specs

Display: 5.0″ inch HD.

CPU: MT6735P 4×1.3GHz.

Operating System: Android 5.1

Memory: 2GB of RAM; with 16GB of ROM

Camera: 13 MP Rear+5 MP Front

Battery: 4000mAh

Asus Zenfone Max

ZenFone Max is a smartphone with an incredibly long-lasting high 5000 mAh capacity lithium-polymer battery that gives users an amount of mobile freedom, plus a built-in power bank that keeps other devices topped up with charge. Zenfone Max is yet to be available in Nigeria, but it is expected to be before the year runs out.

Asus Zenfone Max charging another device

Key Specs

Operating System: Android 5.0(With ASUS ZenUI)

CPU: Qualcomm MSM8916 QuadCore 1.2GHz.

Memory: 2GB LPDDR3 RAM.

Storage: 16GB eMCP Flash; and  5GB free lifetime ASUS WebStorage.

Memory Slot: MicroSD card (up to 64 GB).

Display: 5.5inches screen, with HD 1280×720, IPS.

Battery: 5000 mAh Li-Polymer (non-removable).

Lenovo Vibe P1

Powered by a massive 5000 mAh battery, Lenovo says the Lenovo Vibe P1 is good for an always-on lifestyle. And with USB On-the-Go, one can recharge other devices and share data too. Lenovo Vibe P1 is available in Nigeria and sells on Konga between N38,000 and N40,000.

Lenovo Vibe P1
Lenovo Vibe P1

Key Specs

Display:  5.0 inches Capacitive touchscreen, with 16M colors.

Storage: 16 GB Internal Memory, and 2GB RAM.

Camera: 8MP Primary Camera, 5MP Secondary Camera

CPU: Mali-T720 GPU,  Quad Core Processor

Operating System: Android 5.1 Lollipop

Battery: 4000mAh Battery

Donatus Anichukwueze Technology Journalist at Technology Times Media Phone No: 08074016066 e-mail:

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