Some people might think that the most important feature in a smartphone is its display size. Others believe it comes down to a phone’s processor performance, or the amount of RAM, or how much storage space it has. Let’s not forget about that battery though. For those that need one of the best phone battery life performers, it is one of the most important considerations before buying.

Battery technology has gotten much better in the past few years, as smartphones are not only charging faster but lasting longer on one charge. Indeed, your phone can have all of the greatest features and hardware in the world, but they become useless if the battery doesn’t last very long. However, there are plenty of high-end smartphones you can purchase that have solid battery life.

Let’s take a look at our picks for the Android smartphones that we believe offer the best battery life.

Editor’s note: We will be updating this list regularly as new devices launch.

Huawei P20 Pro

huawei p20 pro

 

The Huawei P20 Pro has some excellent hardware specs, including a 4,000 mAh battery, which reviews claim should last over 15 hours with a single charge with regular use. It has a 6.1 inch display with an OLED panel. The Huawei P20 Pro was the first smartphone released with a triple rear camera setup. In addition to the 20MP monochrome sensor, the RGB sensor on the Pro goes up to a whopping 40MP, and is joined by the third sensor, an 8MP telephoto lens. The Pro also has a five-times hybrid zoom feature.

Inside, there’s Huawei’s in-house Kirin 970 processor, with its NPU chip that adds AI features, including ones that help improve taking pictures with their impressive cameras. It’s not cheap, however, as the Huawei P20 Pro costs around 900 euro (about $1100) in Europe. If you want, you can get the international version on Amazon in the US for about $800. There’s also the Porsche Design Huawei Mate RS variant of the P20 Pro that includes a in-screen fingerprint sensor, a 6-inch screen, and you can get one with a massive 512GB amount of onboard storage in Europe for 2095 euro ($2600). 

Specs

  • 6.1-inch Huawei FullView OLED 18:7:9 display 2,240 x 1,080 resolution
  • Octa-core Huawei Kirin 970 processor
  • 6 GB of RAM
  • 128 GB of on-board storage, no microSD expansion
  • Triple 8, 12 and 40 MP rear cameras, 8 MP front camera
  • Non-removable 4,000 mAh battery
  • Android 8.0 Oreo
  • 155.0 mm x 73.9 mm x 7.8 mm, 180 g

BlackBerry KEY2

BlackBerry KEY2

The BlackBerry KEYone was on this best phone battery list not too long ago, but TCL has made an even better BlackBerry-branded device with its sequel, the Key2. While the 3500mAh battery is not the biggest, the design of the Key2, including its smaller 4.5-inch 1080p display (with a 2:3 aspect ratio), and its range of software battery controls and settings, allows it to operate up to two days on a single charge.

Like the KEYone, the Key2 includes a physical keyboard, and a nice industrial, beefy design. It’s also the first BlackBerry-branded phone to join the dual rear camera trend, with two rear-facing 12MP sensors, along with a Qualcomm Snapdragon 660 processor, 6GB of RAM and at least 64GB of onboard storage. It also has a bunch of nice security features, including the Private Locker, where you can place photos, files, videos, and even applications inside. You can only access this section of the phone with a fingerprint, PIN, or password.

The BlackBerry Key2 may be a bit of a niche device, but it certainly will please hardcore BlackBerry phone fans, or anyone else who wants a solid smartphone made for business and security. It’s available now on Amazon unlocked for $649.99 and works with GSM wireless carriers, including AT&T and T-Mobile.

Specs

  • Display: 4.5-inch IPS LCD  with 1,620 x 1,080 resolution
  • Processor: Qualcomm Snapdragon 660
  • RAM: 6GB
  • Storage: 64/128GB
  • OS: Android 8.1. Oreo
  • Camera: Two 12 MP rear, 8 MP front-facing
  • Battery: 3,500 mAh
  • Dimensions and weight: 151.4 x 71.8 x 8.5mm, 180 g

Moto G6 Play

Moto G6 Play Motorola

 

The recently released Moto G6 Play may be a mid-range phone, but it’s also a phone with a big 4,000mAh battery inside, which should make it last up to two days on a single charge. Inside, there;s a Qualcomm Snapdragon 427 processor, 3GB of RAM, and 32GB of storage. There’s a 5.7-inch display, a 13MP rear camera, a 5MP front facing camera and it comes with Android 8.0 Oreo out of the box. The Moto G6 Play is currently available on Amazon for $189.99 for Prime members.

Specs

  • 5.7-inch Super AMOLED display with 720 x 1440 resolution, 282 ppi
  • Qualcomm Snapdragon 427 processor
  • 3 GB of RAM
  • 32 GB of on-board storage, microSD expansion up to 256 GB
  • 13 MP rear camera, 5 MP front camera
  • Non-removable 4,000 mAh battery
  • Android 8.0 Oreo
  • 154.4 x 72.2 x 9 mm, 175 g

Samsung Galaxy S9 Plus

 

Samsung Galaxy S9 Plus

Not only is the Samsung Galaxy S9 Plus one of the best phones you can currently get, it’s also one of the best phone battery life performers. With a 3,500 mAh battery, you can easily get a full day’s usage out of the S9 Plus, if not a good day and a half.

Moving to the rest of the specs, Samsung didn’t change the design of the S9 Plus much compared to the earlier S8 Plus. It still has an 6.2-inch display with a 18.5:9 aspect ratio that allows for a much more comfortable in-hand feel. Under the hood, the Galaxy S9 Plus comes with the Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 processor (or Exynos 9810, depending on the region), 6 GB of RAM, and your choice of 64GB. 128GB or 256GB  of on-board storage, and Android 8.0 Oreo out of the box.

You can get the Galaxy S9 Plus now from nearly all US carriers, or you can get it unlocked from Samsung starting at $840.

Specs

  • 6.2-inch Super AMOLED Infinity Display with 2960 x 1440 resolution, 570 ppi
  • Octa-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 or Octa-core Samsung Exynos 9810 processor (depending on region)
  • 6 GB of RAM
  • 64/128256 GB of on-board storage, microSD expansion up to 256 GB
  • Two 12 MP rear cameras, 8 MP front camera
  • Non-removable 3,500 mAh battery
  • Android 8.0 Oreo
  • 158.1 x 73.8 x 8.5 mm mm, 189 g

OnePlus 6

OnePlus 6 review

 OnePlus has another winner with the OnePlus 6, which still offers up to a full day on a single charge with its modest 3,300 mHz battery. It manages to do this even wiuth its big 6.28-inch AMOLED display. Yes, there’s a notch, but you can basically turn it off in the settings menu.

This phone also has the latest and greatest specs available: a Snapdragon 845 SoC, 6 or 8GB of RAM, and up to 256GB of storage. The cameras have been improved this time around too. It comes with dual 16 and 20MP sensors around back with f/1.7 apertures, along with a 19-percent larger pixel size than the 5T. There are also slow-motion video modes that allow for 720p footage at 480fps and 1080p at 240fps. You can also shoot 4K video at 60fps.

You can get the unlocked OnePlus 6 starting at just $529 for the model with 64GB of storage and 6GB of RAM. That’s not a lot to pay to get one the best performing phones around.

Specs

  • 6.28-inch AMOLED display with 2,280 x 1,080 resolution, 401 ppi
  • Octa-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 845
  • 6/8 GB of RAM
  • 64/128/256 GB of on-board storage, microSD expansion up to 256 GB
  • 16 MP and 20 MP rear cameras, 16 MP front camera
  • Non-removable 3,300 mAh battery
  • Android 8.0 Oreo
  • 155.7 x 75,4 x 7.75mm, 177 g

Razer Phone

razer phone battery life

Razer, who have already been highly successful with their wide ranging of gaming PC and console hardware and accessories, decided they wanted to make a gaming and entertainment oriented smartphone. The result is the recently launched handset that’s simply called the Razer Phone. The fact that it packs in 8GB of RAM shows you they want to make gaming on a phone smoother and better than on a normal device.

Besides 8 GB, the Razer Phone includes a big 5.7-inch display with a 120 Gh refresh rate. That feature can be combined with the phone’s other major feature,  Ultra Motion, which syncs up its GPU with the high  refresh rate, which allows games made for the phone to have silky smooth framerates with little to no lag or graphics tearing.

Besides the display features, the Razer Phone also has a big 4,000 mAh battery, making it one of the best phone battery life performers. It also has the Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 processor, loud twin front speakers with Dolby Atmos support, and more to make it perhaps the best phone ever made specifically for gaming. You can purchase it now from Razer for $699.

Specs

  • 5.7-inch-inch LED display with 1,440 x 2,560 resolution
  • Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 processor
  • 8 GB of RAM
  • 64 GB of on-board storage, MicroSD slot available
  • Dual 12 MP rear cameras, 8 MP front camera
  • Non-removable 4,000 mAh battery
  • Android 7.1.1 Nougat
  • 158.5 x 77.7 x 8 mm, 197 g

What do you think of our picks? Any other exceptional phone battery life performers we failed to mention? Let us know about them down in the comments.

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