So what is your ideal smartphone? Do you go for the budget, mid-range, or high-end smartphones? When you choose one, do you ever think about that time your phone died during an important call, a client conference call, or just chatting with friends and family?
So, let me ask you this again-do you ever consider the battery life of your smartphone when you buy?
There are so many other things to consider: the quality of the pictures, the download/upload speed, the responsiveness of apps when they load up or run, the response time of websites, the quality of mobile games, etc, but if your battery runs flat, and you have no charger or access to a power outlet nearby,...
Let's just not make sure that ever happens, OK?
Let's change our mindset. Let's explore and look at smartphones with the longest battery power.
Some facts you need to know
The ability to which a phone battery provides power to your is measured in milliamps hour (mAh). The higher the mAh of a battery, the more power it provides to your phone.
But smartphones with higher mAh don't always mean they have the best battery life. It really depends on how useful the processor is in combination with the apps installed, as well as how frequently you use your phone.
The expensive high-end smartphones may be faster and come with more premium features, but does that mean more battery power?
Sadly, No! The battery power is actually shorter, and with all that package they will drain your phone faster.
So what must I do from what I know now?
Well, you must prioritise what you want - if you want longer battery life, buy a mid-range phone. Even better, it's cheaper.
Another thing you need to consider is that high-end phones nowadays charge faster. Mid-range phones have good battery life but take a while to charge.
So get your priorities, do some info digging, then buy knowing you have done the research to avoid disappointment.
Motorola Moto G6 Play
GSM/HSPA/CDMA/EVDO/LTE | Dual SIM (Nano-SIM, dual stand-by) | 5.7-inch HD+ Max Vision display | Micro-USB | 3.5 mm headphone jack | 3 GB RAM | 1.4 GHz quad-core processor | Android 8.0, Oreo | 32 GB storage, and microSD up to 256 GB | Non-removable Li-Ion 4000 mAh battery | 13 MP camera, with autofocus
With the Moto G6 Play, you are looking at 8 hours of battery life, with a battery capacity of 4000 mAh. The price ranges between $150 - $200.
It's a good phone with good battery life, good price and it even comes with a fingerprint scanner. Not too bad for a budget phone.
GSM/LTE/HSPA | Smart keyboard with touch navigation | Fingerprint sensor | Dual or Nano Sim | Aluminium casing and textured soft touch grip with impact-resistant frame | 4.5-inch touchscreen display (1080x1620) | Corning Gorilla Glass 4 protection | 3505 mAh battery | Qualcomm Snapdragon 625 CPU | Adreno 506 GPU | Android Nougat OS | 12MP rear Camera
The BlackBerry KeyOne has a battery life of 8 hours and has a battery capacity of 3505 mAh. With the fast-charging feature, you are looking at a 50% battery charge in 36 minutes.
You are looking at a price range between $250 - $300. The physical keyboard makes it look so outdated as now most phone touchscreen keypads but if you old-school like that then this is for you. It also has good security features.
Oppo RX17 Pro
GSM/LTE/HSPA/CDMA | 6.4-inch, Super AMOLED capacitive touchscreen, 16M colors, (1080 x 2340) | 128GB Storage | 4GB RAM | Up to 256GB microSD Card slot | Android 8.1 (Oreo) | Qualcomm SDM660 Snapdragon 660 | Adreno 512 GPU | Rear Camera, 16 MP, Selfie Camera - 25MP
The Oppo RX17 Pro has an outstanding battery life that comes up to 9 hours at 3500 mAh. With fast charging, you are looking at 40% battery charge in 10 minutes. Now that's fast-charging. With the price, you are looking from $800 upwards.
Motorola Moto G6
LTE/CDMA/HSPA/GSM/EVDO | 5.7-inch Full HD+, 1080p 18:9 Max Vision | Corning Gorilla Glass 3 | Android 8.0, Oreo - 3D glass back | Fingerprint reader Water repellent nano-coating | 64 GB | 4GB RAM | microSD, up to 256 GB (dedicated slot) | Non-removable Li-Ion 3000 mAh battery | Qualcomm Snapdragon 450 | 12 MP & 5 MP dual rear camera | 8 MP front camera
The Moto G6 smartphone delivers 9 hours of battery life with a battery capacity of 3000mAh. This phone here is in the mid-range category because of the average specs and performance, but you get many hours of long battery life. With the price range between $170 - $190. This is an affordable, budget smartphone.
Sony Xperia XA2 Ultra
GSM/LTE/HSPA | 6.0-inch IPS LCD touchscreen, 16M colors (1080x1920) display | 64 GB | 4 GB of RAM | 23 MP + 16 MP Dual camera | Android 8.0 OS | Qualcomm SDM630 Snapdragon 630 | Adreno 508 GPU | Non-removable Li-Ion 3580 mAh battery | Fast charging battery
The Sony Xperia XA2 Ultra has a battery life of 10 hours with a battery capacity of 3580 mAh. In terms of the price, you are looking at a price range between $300 - $320. This is impressive-this means that you can play games, browse the internet, make and receive calls, and still have power at the end of all that.
This is because of the efficient CPU, Android operating system, and the low screen resolution. If you don't mind the size of the phone, it is one worth picking.
ASUS ZenFone Max Pro M1
HSDPA/LTE | 6-inch Full HD+ (2160 by 1080) 18:9 Full View IPS display - 404ppi pixel density | 32GB storage with MicroSD card support of up to 2TB | 3GB RAM | Qualcomm Snapdragon 636 | Dual SIM | Dual Rear Camera: 13 MP, +5 MP
The Asus ZenFone Max Pro has a battery life of 10 hours and battery capacity of 5000mAh. The phone is huge and has an insane battery life. the only drawback is that it charges slowly.
The large 6-inch screen is great for the price and the dual cameras make this a great choice if you want a simple, affordable budget phone that lasts for a few days. For this one, you are looking at a price range between $300 - $320.
Motorola Moto E5 Plus
GSM/HSDPA/LTE | 5.7 inches Max View 18:9, IPS LCD capacitive touchscreen | Non-removable Li-Ion 4000 mAh battery | Rear Camera:13 MP (f/2.0, 1.12µm), phase detection autofocus, LED flash | Front Camera:5 MP (f/2.2), LED flash | Fingerprint (rear-mounted) | Qualcomm MSM8917 Snapdragon 425 | Android 8.0 (Oreo) | Dual SIM (Nano-SIM, dual stand-by) |
The battery runtime life of this smartphone is 11 hours with a battery capacity of 5000mAh. This phone is not that great with performance and technical hardware specs but with a big battery life of up to 11 hours of phone use and available at a budget price, it is one of the most affordable smartphones to have.
Speaking of price, the price range you are looking at with this phone is between $120 to $140.
Huawei Mate 20 Pro
GSM/LTE/HSPDA | AMOLED 6.39-inch (1440 x 3120) | IPS LCD capacitive touchscreen, 16M colors | Hybrid Dual SIM (Nano-SIM, dual stand-by) | HiSilicon Kirin 980 (7 nm), Octa-core | HiSilicon Kirin 980 (7 nm) | Yes, NM card, up to 256GB (uses SIM 2) | 12 MP + 16 MP + 8 MP | Leica optics, dual-LED dual-tone flash, panorama, HDR | Fingerprint (rear-mounted), accelerometer, gyro, proximity, barometer, compass | WiFi, Bluetooth | 188 g | 128GB storage | Android 9.0 (Pie) | 6GB RAM | takes up the SIM 2 slot
The Huawei Mate 20 Pro has 12 hours battery life with a battery capacity of 4200 mAh. Huawei has done a good job on the battery life. Not only that. It also has an amazing display, three excellent rear cameras, and reverse wireless charging. Price range is between $750 and $830.
Motorola Moto G7
HSDPA/LTE/HPUE | Dual SIM (Nano-SIM, dual) | 6.2" HD+ Max Vision display, 19:9 (1570x720) | Corning Gorilla Glass 3 | Moto Face unlock | Fingerprint reader | Water repellent design with P2i nano coating | 64GB storage with MicroSD Card support (up to 512 GB) | 4GB RAM | Qualcomm Snapdragon 632 | 5000 mAh, Non-removable | Rear Camera, 12MP, LED flash | Front Camera, 8MP, Screen flash
The battery life of the Moto G7 is 14 hours and battery capacity of 5000 mAh. This is massive for a budget phone. From the specs, it's water resistant making it durable, but sadly it is underpowered and won't run high-end games nor will it handle multitasking very well.
If the battery life is what you are looking for then this smartphone is for you. You are looking at a price range between $270 - $300.
Let's make a summary.
Now then, the top 3 smartphones with the longest running battery life are 3rd place, Motorola Moto E5 Plus with 11 hours.
2nd place, Huawei Mate 20 Pro with 12 hours; and then 1st place, Motorola G7 with 14 hours.
Smartphones sharing 4th place with 10 hours of battery life are Sony Xperia XA2 Ultra and the Asus Zenfone Max Pro.
Next, smartphones sharing 5th place with 9 hours of battery life are BlackBerry Motion, Oppo RX17 Pro, and the Motorola Moto G6.
Then lastly, smartphones sharing 6th Place with 8 hours of battery life are Motorola Moto G6 Play and BlackBerry KeyOne.
The winner, the Motorola Moto G7 smartphone at a whopping 14 hours!!
These phones are mostly mid-range, with the 2nd place winner, Huawei Mate 20 Pro being one of the most expensive on the list, putting it into the high-end smartphone category.
Yet if we think about it, it may end up the high-end smartphone with the longest battery life for now.
So what do you think? Are you going to consider the battery life of a smartphone for your next purchase? What are your thoughts on these phones reviewed? Leave me a comment below.