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Android smartphones with the best battery life

Update: Allview P8 Energy PRO added

Authored by: Scott Adam Gordon — 1 month ago

For many people, the battery life is the single most important consideration when buying a new phone. It's not easy to find a phone with a long-lasting battery, but all the devices on this list have proven their worth in the longevity stakes. Scroll on down to see our picks for the Android smartphones with the best battery life.

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Here are the best battery phones. / © ANDROIDPIT

Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge

Samsung's Galaxy S7 Edge is a powerhouse for specs. The battery is definitely a draw for this device coming in at a whopping 3,600 mAh. That's an increase of 1,000 mAh over its predecessor. Its also could be one of the biggest batteries we'll see out of a flagship device this year. 

The battery can be charged quickly with the new fast charging technology. In our tests, the device fully charged in about one and a half hours. Additionally, the big battery lasts longer with the power-saving modes standard with the device. You will be more limited in your usage of the device during this time. 

Samsung managed to save space in the device by using a new flexible battery technology that can use space normally left empty in the phone. Also, the screen of the S7 Edge is a bit bigger than its predecessor and that made it easier to get the extra 1,000 mAh into the device. 

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The S7 Edge has a 3,600 mAh battery. / © ANDROIDPIT

Xiaomi Mi 5

Packing a significant 3,000 mAh battery, the Mi 5 looks great on paper, and outperforms the competition in its price range, thanks to the optimization of its hardware and complementary software. It easily lasts a day, and could stretch to two if you don't use it too heavily.

Its lifespan is furthered by the device's display and high-end processor. Additionally, it is one of an increasing number of devices to feature USB Type-C, so it gets juiced up at lightning speed.

The size of the Mi 5 body and its weight makes it so surprising that the battery is the same size as other flagship smartphones of 2016. Its weight is only 129 g and the body is 144.55 x 69.2 x 7.25 mm. Comparatively, the S7 with the same battery is 152 g and 142.4 x 69.6 x 7.9 mm.

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The Mi 5 has a large battery despite having a compact frame. / © ANDROIDPIT

OnePlus One

There are plenty of things to like about the OnePlus One – its rebellious Cyanogen OS (and now OxygenOS), its big screen, low asking price, and, of course, its powerful 3,100-mAh battery. With its Snapdragon 801 quad-core chipset, big display and 3GB RAM, there's a fair old bit to keep powered in the OnePlus One too.

The OnePlus One battery can handle more than 13 hours of heavy use, which, in our tests, included the constant on internet, regular phone calls and some video viewing. For a moderate user, this converts to about 1.5 days' use.

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You'll get plenty of battery life out of the OnePlus One despite its screen size / © AndroidPIT

Samsung Galaxy Note 5

The Galaxy Note 5 is one of the best phones money can buy, largely thanks to its fantastic camera, big and bright 5.7-inch Super AMOLED screen, and unique S-Pen stylus features.

All these impressive features run smoothly thanks to the Note 5's Exynos 7420 octa-core chipset, which is kept alive by a 3,000 mAh battery. This is slightly smaller than its predecessor's, the Note 4, but it still performs excellently.

If you're a moderate to heavy smartphone user, then you should find the Note 5 has around 30 percent battery remaining by the end of the day, and it should see you into the next day as well. 

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The Note 5 is a big device with a powerful processor. Its battery life is a borderline miracle. / © ANDROIDPIT

Sony Xperia Z3

The Sony Xperia Z3 has a battery capacity of 3,000 mAh, curiously lower than that of the older Xperia Z2. The key, however, is in how Sony has optimized the Xperia Z3's hardware to enable better battery life. The Xperia Z3 is another smartphone in the two-day battery life camp, often capable of hitting this benchmark with juice left in the tank.

Unfortunately, Sony's Omnibalance design means that its battery is not removable. Nonetheless, it's still one of the best performing batteries for the specs it houses, with 3 GB of RAM, a Snapdragon 801 processor, and 5.2-inch full-HD screen.  

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The Xperia Z3 battery is brilliant, but Sony's Omnibalance design means you won't ever be able to remove it. / © ANDROIDPIT

Huawei Ascend Mate 7

The Huawei Ascend Mate 7 has one of the largest batteries on the market, at a huge 4,100 mAh. The giant battery is necessary, though, to power this Chinese phablet's mammoth 6-inch Full HD screen and octa-core Hisilicon Kirin 925 processor. 

Despite the big specs, the device will last for about two days with normal use if it is helped along by its one of its power-saving modes.

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The Huawei Ascend Mate 7 has a 6-inch screen and octa-core processor, fortunately the battery can handle it. / © ANDROIDPIT

Sponsored: Allview P8 Energy PRO

The new Allview P8 Energy PRO has a large battery so you can get the most out of the device's specs. The P8 Energy PRO is powered by a 5,020 mAh battery that runs for three days straight without a charge with normal use and two days with continuous, heavy use.

Allview's P8 Energy PRO has power-saving modes that give the battery an even longer life. In 'Extreme power saving mode' you get many essential functions of a smartphone like calling, messaging, access to your contacts and clock functions. In this mode, Allview claims the battery lasts for 225 hours. That's almost 10 days of use from just one charge.

The P8 Energy PRO battery life is more impressive when you consider its performance. Its 6-inch Full-HD AMOLED display is clear and packed with rich colors. Combined with the 1.3 GHz octa-core processor backed with 3 GB RAM, the P8 Energy PRO gives you entertainment for days without a charge. Have a look at everything the Allview offers from the link below.

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The Allview P8 Energy PRO gives you entertainment for days. / © ANDROIDPIT

Can you think of any other phones with a great battery? Let us know in the comments.

Originally from the UK, Scott graduated in Popular Music Studies at Newcastle University and attributes most of his success there to his beloved Samsung Galaxy S2. A dedicated Android fan, Scott has never owned an Apple device, of any kind, and doesn't see this changing anytime soon.

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  • david 2 weeks ago Link to comment

    my galaxy note 5 has great battery life

  • LG Volt Ls-740. Definitely a budget phone (about $70) on a budget pre-paid network (boost mobile) but with normal use I can get 48 hours on a single charge and 72 hours with light usage. I took it off the charger at 6am this morning. With normal use at 4pm it still had 80% left.

    Phone is relatively easy to root as well.

  • Xiaomi Mi 5
    Huawei Ascend Mate 7

    2 nice Android Smartphones / Phablets :-)

  • This guy should not be reviewing phones or he is writing the reviews without actually testing the device. How could anyone suggest OnePlus with battery life? If you luck out and get a phone with a good battery you have very short phone life even with the utmost tweaks. The fact he mentioned OnePlus and their poor customer service that takes months and costs money even under warranty shows he knows nothing of what he writes. OnePlus never even sent back my phone and I had to buy another for a review. I wonder if the author wants to buy it? He has the best battery life ratings measured simply by capacity and that is it. He must have almost missed a deadline. Lame.

    • Yes, I agree on this. I was using one plus mobile for quite some time.. Not only its get heated up but gives very poor battery back up. It can give utmost 6 hours of battery life.

    • In fact he is right: OnePlus One has a great battery life. I can tell you because I own one. I also own a Note 5 and the battery life in Note 5 is not that good.

  • Mark G 1 month ago Link to comment

    I have a Ulephone Power 6050mAh, I have a sneaking suspicion i could jump start the car with it.

  • Moto X play? Same size battery as the S7 yet no mention? Lasts me 2 days

  • jhony 1 month ago Link to comment

    Lg g flex 1 is the king ,,battery life is amazing

  • mainly is not about the phone. is about Android.
    android 5.0 above makes the system performed lot better and background usage control.
    if you use android 6.0. you can have two days without charging it.
    (if android 5.0 can use for full day. then 6.0 is double up)

  • tariq 1 month ago Link to comment

    My s7 edge barely makes it threw a day.. Kinda disappointed

  • BLU makes phones with 4k & 5k mAh batteries, why aren't those listed?

  • Faizan 1 month ago Link to comment

    redmi 3

  • the best battaries were in nokias. it will take years for smartphones yo rech the point of nokias

    • That is so true! I just switched over to Android from my Lumia 640 and my OnePlus 2 has a very short battery life. In contrast, I could use my Lumia all day and still have at least 60-70 percent battery life at the end of it. I'm going to look a bit further into this issue -- perhaps I can make adjustments to my Oneplus 2 (besides the ones I've already made) so I can extend battery life. If not, I'm going to TRY to return the dang thing (have heard about the bad customer service).

  • Alex W. 1 month ago Link to comment

    But the battery capacity doesn't always go with battery life as software optimalisation plays an important role.

  • ZenFone Max comes with 5000mah battery.

  • How about oneplus 2? That phone haven't great battery life?

    • I just got the Oneplus 2 and the battery is already down to 60 percent and it's not even noon. I have barely used it today.

  • So, I guess you never heard about the oukitel K10000?? Guess how much the battery capacity? Yep. You're right a f****** 10000 mAH!

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