While every other brand is moving from feature phones to smartphones, Maxx is thinking of something else. The Indian budget phone manufacturer is trying to get attention of those people who need a mobile phone with huge battery power. Recently the Maxx MX200 Power House was launched for a price under 2000 rupees.
Yes Indeed! It features a huge 5200 mAh battery inside, which is supposed to make this phone last to a week on a single charge. If you are thinking of buying it online, then you are a little unlucky because on most of the eCommerce websites it is currently listed out of stock. However, the phone is worth a review, so let’s dig into the details.
Design and Display
The huge battery has resulted in a huge phone, makes it a gadget of uncomfortable in handling. This phone looks more like a GPS device then a mobile phone for calling. In my opinion, no one is going to buy unless someone believes in create mobile gallery of alien type smartphone. However, it can be a decent piece of communication device for cellphone collector seeking unique phones in collection.
We are focusing more into the battery part of this then the design. This phone is not listed here because of the design, but the battery that it offers.
A 2.4 inch display with a resolution of 240 X 320 pixels might feel like an old dream for many, but this is what this phone has to offer.
Specifications: The specs are not that much worthy to be mentioned because it is just a feature phone. A VGA camera at the back and a retractable antenna at the top for FM radio are all that this phone has got for the users. If you remember any feature phone from the last decade, then you can easily imagine what all you will be able to do on this phone. To expand the media availability, you can install an 8GB micro SD card on it.
The connectivity options are very much limited to GPRS only. Therefore, forget your plan to use 3G and Wi-Fi on this giant phone. It is a dual SIM phone and supports dual standby in regular SIM connectivity.
Power Bank 5200 mAh Battery
A massive 5200 mAh battery is the only selling point of the Maxx MX200 Power House. Let me inform you that it does not have a big screen or a powerful processor. Lack of smartphone features and processing CPU translated in the extended power back up for a week at least.
You must be thinking that everything seems against of this phone. With all humility, I am going to expose the gadget for one great feature, which everyone searching in a form of additional gadget in bag. You can use this phone as a power bank to your other devices.
User Interface: The Maxx MX200 Power House runs on a chip based firmware made by the manufacturer itself. A chip based firmware always has the advantage of stability over an OS running on a smartphone.
- Massive 5200 mAh battery that will last for weeks.
- The phone can also be used as a power bank for other devices.
- The retractable antenna ends the need of an earphone to access FM radio.
- Thick and bulky.
- Nothing to offer but the battery.
Verdict: It is less like a phone and more like a power bank. In fact, it can be said that it is a power bank with add-on phone features. As a phone it is bulky in size and there is nothing you can do with it. However, as a power bank this phone can be a life saver for you many times.