Energizer Power Max P600S review
Big battery, good spec, cheap price
Our Energizer Power Max P600S review finds a high capacity battery in a smartphone with good specs. A few penny pinching tactics have been used in order to bring this phone to market at an affordable price, which is anticipated to be around £300.
For this price you will have to make do with Android Nougat but you do get that (almost) full screen look. This type of screen looks set to be the standard for many phones in 2018 and here is the first one that is affordable.
(Almost) full screen design
The Energizer Power Max P600S has a front that is almost all screen. There is very little phone above or below the display, which looks very cool. The display measures 5.99” and because there is little surround, the phone has a similar size to a phone with a 5.5” display.
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The display has Full HD+ resolution (2160 x 1080 pixels / 409ppi) with an 18:9 aspect ratio. This means that the edge-less display is longer, letting you see more of a webpage or enjoy a more cinematic experience.
The Energizer Power Max P600S has an aluminium frame (great) and a carbon-effect polycarbonate back case (not so great, depending on your point of view and budget). This is clearly one place where Energizer has saved some pennies, which of course, it passes on to you.
Energizer has saved you a few more pennies by not opting for an expensive Qualcomm processor. Instead, a perfectly capable MediaTek Helio P25 2.5GHz octa-core processor with 3GB RAM has be used.
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The phone isn’t as thin as some at 9.8mm, but it is surprisingly light at 152g.
Phone Set Up
Finger Print ID
The Energizer Power Max P600S has Finger Print ID, with a sensor located on the back. We like this position as it is more natural to use, compared to a front fingerprint sensor. As with most fingerprint sensors, you can set it up with up to five fingerprints.
This is pretty useful because you can record a fingerprint from both hands, as well as add fingerprints for family members that you want to give access to.
Expandable memory vs dual SIM
The card slot allows you to set up this phone with either two SIMs, useful for business and personal use, or with one SIM and a memory card. The internal memory is 32GB and this is plenty enough for transferring any old content onto. If you want to use a memory card then the phone accepts those with a value of up to 256GB.
The Energizer Power Max P600S once again saves you money by using the Android 7.0 Nougat OS. If you must have the latest software (Android Oreo) then this isn’t the phone for you as we really do not expect to see an OS upgrade in the future.
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That said, there is nothing wrong with Nougat and you get plenty of Google apps pre-loaded. These include Maps, Gmail, Duo (video calling), YouTube, Drive (cloud storage), access to the Play Store and the Chrome web browser.
Any other apps or content that you might want can be download through the Play Store.
Camera & Video
The Energizer Power Max P600S has a 13MP + 5MP dual camera. The two lenses work together to give improved image depth and clarity, along with a faster autofocus. The cameras are of a good quality and can record 4K video.
For selfies, there is a 8MP camera. Photos and videos can be saved in Google Photos, which gives you an online (cloud) backup, while also making them available on your other devices.
High capacity and Fast Charge
The Energizer Power Max P600S has a high capacity 4,500mAh battery. This is of course the main draw for this phone. With these reserves, you can easily get up to 12 hours of talk time or up to 16.5 days (400h) of standby.
You will also be pleased to see that you can Fast Charge the battery with the USB Type-C power cable. This means that you can charge all of those mAh in record time.
Verdict: The Energizer Power Max P600S tackles most consumer’s first requirement, which is a long lasting battery. It does this while satisfying the budget of those who want some of the latest tech at a more affordable price.
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Written by: Michael Brown