This 13,000mAh phone isn’t actually that expensive

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Going after the title of the phone with the biggest battery (opens in new tab) can be fraught with danger - ask the guys at Energizer responsible for the Power Max P18K Pop (opens in new tab), an 18,000mAh behemoth. It attracted plenty of interest, but almost no commitment to buy.

Blackview BV9100 smartphone - $199.99 (opens in new tab)

Blackview BV9100 smartphone - $199.99
(opens in new tab)(roughly £160/AU$315)
The Blackview BV9100 isn't your ordinary smartphone. It sports a whopping 13,000mAh battery - four times the capacity of the Apple iPhone 11. The device can also be used as a powerbank for other gadgets, and its IP68 rating means it can take more than a few knocks.

However, this hasn’t discouraged other device makers from pursuing the lofty goal. Blackview is latest on the scene with the BV9100 (opens in new tab), which features the largest battery we’ve seen for a while.

At 13,000mAh, it's about four times the capacity of the Apple iPhone 11 (opens in new tab), with only the Ulefone Power 5S (opens in new tab) shipping with a battery of equivalent endurance.

The BV9100 is available direct from Blackview for only $199.99 (opens in new tab) (about £160/AU$315). The manufacturer also ships via DHL to most territories worldwide - just bear in mind the final price will be determined at checkout.

Charged

Inside, there’s a Mediatek Helio P35 chipset, 4GB of RAM, 64GB onboard storage, three 16-megapixel camera (from Sony and Samsung) plus Android 9.0 Pie.

Like the Ulefone Power 5S, the BV9100 can be used as a powerbank for other devices and comes with an IP68 rating, which means this rugged smartphone is both waterproof and can take a good kicking.

Bear in mind...

If this product comes from mainland China, it will take at least a month to reach either the US or the UK (and potentially more). You may be levied a tax either directly or through the courier.

Have you managed to get hold of a cheaper product with equivalent specifications, in stock and brand new? Let us know and we'll tip our hat to you.

The BV9100 features a 30W charger, one of the most powerful on the market; Blackview claims that it can charge the device in less than three hours - an undeniably impressive feat.

Desire Athow
Managing Editor, TechRadar Pro

Désiré has been musing and writing about technology during a career spanning four decades. He dabbled in website builders and web hosting when DHTML and frames were in vogue and started narrating about the impact of technology on society just before the start of the Y2K hysteria at the turn of the last millennium.