I’m a notorious phone battery killer. A charger addict, who brings my USB and plug everywhere with me and asks “is there anywhere I can charge my phone?” when I arrive at my destination.
Being a blogger and a mum means I’m on my phone a lot. YouTube gets called upon when my three-year-old can’t sit still during a meal out. I’ve also spent a lot of time during these mini heat waves commenting things like “ooh that ice cream looks tasty” while I was meant to be revising and completely missing out on the sun. Everything I use my phone for a is a real battery drain, so when I was offered the chance to try an Energizer Powemax P550S phone for review, I was really excited to try it!
Energizer Powermax P550S Phone Review
I didn’t even know Energizer made phones before I was asked to test one out. I’m not massively up on tech, even though I like to keep an eye out for things that might make my life easier, it’s usually my husband that alerts me to this sort of stuff. My husband has been too busy boasting about the battery in his phone to keep abreast of new additions to the market and was completely in awe (and a little jealous) of my battery in the Energizer P5505S phone! The battery is a whopping 5000 mAh, which I am told is “incredible” and “just what I need”. Brilliant!
So what’s in the box?
Just the usual stuff really, the phone, a screen protector, USB-C charger, earbuds. The box itself is a swanky looking tin, making it an impressive gift to give too.
How did I get on?
I wanted to give the phone a really good try. It arrived right in the middle of my final assessment period for my degree and I had to fit in about 6 assignments over a 4 week period, meaning my usual blogginess wasn’t in full swing. The first two weeks I had it, I was barely on the phone at all, which actually meant the battery was ridiculous and I managed to go three days without charging it.
The size of the screen is fab. It’s a large screen but really slim at the side. I have small hands so it’s a two-hand phone for me if I need to do anything more than scrolling, which isn’t a problem. It’s really easy to operate and because I’m on Android, my Google account brought my favourite apps with it (I had to wait while they downloaded, but I didn’t have to search for them individually).
Although it’s an affordable model, retailing at £169.99, it doesn’t feel cheap in any way. It uses fingerprint recognition to activate the screen and the camera is really good too (13MP on the back and 5MP for the front). I took this picture of my son after his bath, I think you’ll agree that the camera is lovely and clear.
I really enjoyed using the phone and it was refreshing to be able to spend a lot of time using my phone without having to charge it frequently.
The specs for the Energizer Powermax P550S smartphone
Standby time: up to 20 days
4G Talk time: up to 12 hours
5.5” Full HD
Camera: 13MP rear + 5MP front
Finger Print ID
Micro SD up to 64GB
Fast Charge 12V
Quad-Core 1.3 GHz
There are also other phones in the Energizer that are varying prices, all boasting longer-than-average battery life, but each having a different USP. For more information you can visit their website at http://www.energizeyourdevice.com/
This really interesting infographic is about how your phone’s battery life can impact your life:
My overall impression
The Energizer Powermax P550S phone is great. I’m amazed that a smartphone could have such a good battery life! I like the box it came in, the feel of it when using it, the camera and the ease of use. It’s a great all-round phone and fabulous value for money.
I think it’s a handy phone for someone like me, who constantly finds a low battery to be a real nuisance. It would also be a great phone to get a teenager, the last thing you want is to lose touch with your teen because of a dead battery. I think this phone would be able to eliminate the “dead battery” excuse for breaking curfew and put any parent’s mind at rest that their teen would never be stranded with a dead phone.
If I had to summarise my feelings about this phone I’d say ‘amazing battery life, user-friendly, and great value for money’.
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