Many of us do not pay much attention to the battery life of the new phone we want to buy. Most of the time, various other functions like the camera quality and specifications such as storage steal our interest and attention. Once you are past the honeymoon phase with your new phone, battery life is a factor that may worry you. Yes, power banks are helpful, but this article will present you with a list of phones with the best battery life that will relieve you of having to carry external batteries and power banks.
Determining the best battery life is subjective as it varies upon usage. Even though companies provide battery life information, it is based on certain conditions and tested under a controlled environment. You can find this information as a disclaimer. However, a minimum of seven hours of battery power after a full charge can be considered as the benchmark for average users. The phones listed below not only possess a good battery life, but also have other advanced features that cater to your other mobile phone needs.
Galaxy S7 & S7 edge
The Galaxy S series mobile phones have a custom CPU and a highly advanced GPU to ensure that the batteries are used to their fullest potential. They not only have wireless charging, but also consist of built-in fast charging (S7: 90 mins & S7 edge: 100 mins) capabilities.
Samsung claims 15 and 18 hours of battery life in S7 & S7 edge respectively, yet real-life users bring down the duration to seven and eight hours.
iPhone 7 & Plus
Apple launched the iPhone 7 & iPhone Plus claiming that the devices have “the best battery life ever in an iPhone”. They are ‘supercharged’ by the A10 Fusion chip which makes the phones 2x faster than the iPhone 6 due to their four-core design, allowing you to enjoy longer breaks between charges. The iPhone 7 and Plus are touted to have battery lives of up to two and one more hour(s) than their previous generations, respectively. Real-life users give an estimated time of eight hours for iPhone 7 and nine hours for iPhone 7 Plus.
Click here to know more more about Apple Lithium-ion Batteries.
Google Pixel & XL
Google’s Pixel & Pixel XL are said to have a battery that “lasts all day, and charges fast”. According to the company, the battery can last up to seven hours after only charging for 15 minutes. Real-life users agree with this company statement, vouching for seven and eight hours of battery life for Pixel and XL, respectively.
Motorola Moto Z , Droid and Force Droid
Motorola Moto Z and Motorola Moto Z Droid have a 2600 mAh battery that allows you to watch movies, download apps, browse the web and do much more while lasting for 30 hours, as stated by Motorola. The included TurboPower™ charger is said to boost your phone up to eight hours in just 15 minutes.
The Motorola Moto Z Force Droid version lasts longer (40 hours) than previously-mentioned phones of its series. The included TurboPower™ charger supposedly gives up to 15 hours of battery life in just 15 minutes.
Multiple real users reveal six and seven hours of battery lives respectively for Motorola Moto Z Droid and Force Droid smartphones.
OnePlus 3 & 3T
“A day’s power in half an hour”, says the Korean manufacturer of OnePlus.
Both OnePlus 3 & 3T have Dash Charge which OnePlus claims to be “faster, safer, cooler — and simply better — than any other fast charging technology available today”. The charging speeds remain consistent despite battery-consuming functions such as gaming and live-streaming. OnePlus 3T’s 3400 mAh battery has an increased 13% capacity compared to its predecessor. Even though OnePlus 3 & 3T official durations are stated as 24 hours, real-life users bring it down to 10 and 12 hours.
LG G5 & V20
LG Lithium Ion batteries are recyclable, easily powered with Quick Charge 3.0 and Type-C USB cable.
You can minimise the battery consumption through apps control with the LG V20. Its 3200mAh removable battery charges very fast. You can swap batteries to stay charged and it works more efficiently when paired with the LG V20 Battery Charging Cradle. Multiple sources reveal approximately six hours of real life battery use.
The LG G5 has a 2800mAh removable battery. Real-life users reveal eight hours of battery life. It also lets you to swap out your battery to power up in seconds. According to LG, with its advanced dual function battery cradle, you can use your battery as a power source to charge USB-compatible devices such as smartphones and tablets.
Read about LG V20 specifications here.
Huawei P9 & Plus
Huawei P9’s 3000mAh battery extends a significant amount of battery life while Huawei P9 Plus’s 3400 mAh battery with dual IC puts forth an even longer battery life. Multiple users cite about seven hours. Its rapid charging technology also compliments the usage by recharging faster for the next cycle.
HTC claims to have up to two days of battery life with its HTC 10 even though real-life users state that it does not exceed seven hours. Its PowerBotics system is said to enhance hardware and software efficiency to deliver an up to 30% longer battery life. One of the main advantages of HTC is that it recharges super fast. The Quick Charge 3.0 enabled Rapid Charger can charge your phone up to 50% in just 30 minutes.
Read our take on HTC 10 Launch with the ‘Best Selfie Camera’.
Sony Xperia X & XZ
“A smarter charge. A longer lifetime.”
The Quick Charger UCH12W gives hours of battery life to the Sony Xperia series after charging for only a few minutes. With the help of Qnovo Adaptive Charging, the battery life will last twice as much as the average. You can even activate the STAMINA Mode with three power saving levels to choose from. It automatically adjusts your settings to save battery power.
Sony claims its Xperia X has a battery life up to two days and Sony Xperia XZ is said to learn the user’s charging patterns and adapts to it, resulting in up to twice the battery lifespan. However, real life users disagree and bring the battery lifespan down to seven hours for both phones.
Click here to know more about the battery technology used in the Xperia series.
Nexus 5X & 6P
Real users estimate approximately 24 hours of battery life for both Nexus 6P and 5X, but multiple users report a decline to the average battery life of 5-6 hours after using for one year.
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