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All of the power in the smartphone world won’t get you very far without a good battery to back it up. After all, you have to keep the lights on to make use of your fancy cameras and premium processors. If you’re ready to upgrade to a new device with a little more kick, we have you covered. Here are the Android phones with the best battery life.

See also: The best Android phones

Before we get to the list, you should know that these aren’t just the Android phones with the largest batteries. Bigger isn’t always the best, especially if it has sluggish charging to match. Instead, we’ve gone for the devices that offer long-lasting battery life, reliable charging, and good longevity in the same package.

We’ve done our best to include everything from flagships to budget-friendly options, so let’s get to it.

Best Android phones with the best battery life:

Editor’s note: We’ll be updating this list of the best Android phones with the best battery life regularly as new devices launch.


1. Samsung Galaxy S21 Ultra

Samsung Galaxy S21 Ultra best battery life
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Last year, Samsung introduced its Ultra moniker with the premium Galaxy S20, but the top-of-the-line model has come into its own in 2021. It addressed most of the shortcomings of its predecessor, with a revamped camera setup, a sharp 120Hz display, and excellent battery life despite not offering a charger in the box.

The Korean OEM packed a colossal 5,000mAh battery into its premium handset, which graced David Imel with a solid two days of battery life throughout his testing. One thing that Samsung trimmed back from its previous model is that the Galaxy S21 Ultra charges at just 25W rather than 45W. The lack of a charging block in the box means you may have to drop a few extra bucks for a compatible charger.

Read our review: Samsung Galaxy S21 Ultra — Ultra refined

On the wireless charging side, you’ll get speeds up to 15W for the phone itself, or you can try 9W reverse wireless charging on for size. It’s great if you have a pair of Galaxy Buds or a Galaxy Watch you need to get juiced back to full speed.

While Samsung may not have gone for the fastest charging options in the world, the 5,000mAh battery and widespread availability more than make up for it. You can grab it on all major US carriers or go for the unlocked model and bring it anywhere you please.


Samsung Galaxy S21 Ultra specs:

  • Display: 6.8-inch, WQHD+
  • SoC: Snapdragon 888
  • RAM: 12/16GB
  • Storage: 128/256/512GB
  • Cameras: 108, 10, 10, and 12MP
  • Front camera: 40MP
  • Battery: 5,000mAh
  • Software: Android 11

2. Asus ROG Phone 5

Asus ROG Phone 5 product shot of the home screen front on
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Our current gaming king should be no surprise on this list. After all, gaming has some of the biggest drain on the battery life of anything you do with your phone. Asus didn’t want to leave anything to chance with its latest ROG Phone 5 and jammed it full with a pair of 3,000mAh batteries that add up to a whopping 6,000mAh.

Even better, the two cells charge in parallel so that you can get back to 100% even faster. Asus added 65W wired speeds to its gaming powerhouse, which can get you back to a full charge in less than an hour. You’ll also notice that the USB-C port is mounted on the side so you can stay right in the game while you charge.

Our thoughts: Asus ROG Phone 5 review — King of the hill

Unfortunately, Asus decided to skip wireless charging for its powerful gaming flagship. It’s easy enough to understand as the phone can run hot under heavy usage, but a surprising omission either way.


Asus ROG Phone 5 specs:

  • Display: 6.78-inch, Full HD+
  • SoC: Snapdragon 888
  • RAM: 8/16GB
  • Storage: 128/256GB
  • Cameras: 64, 13, and 5MP
  • Front camera: 24MP
  • Battery: 6,000mAh
  • Software: Android 11

3. Xiaomi Mi 11 Ultra

Mi 11 Ultra best battery life
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Xiaomi couldn’t let Samsung have all of the “Ultra” glory. It added the Mi 11 Ultra to its lineup, complete with improved specs across almost every category. While the massive camera bump might get most of the attention, it’s Xiaomi’s battery that deserves a lot of acclaim.

For starters, the OEM gave it a 400mAh boost over the standard Mi 11. Once you factor in both 67W wired and wireless charging, you’re looking at one fast customer. Xiaomi even includes a 67W GaN block in the packaging so you can make use of those speeds. The one-two punch of a big 5,000mAh battery and blistering fast charging gave Eric more than a day of power in his review, even with all of the specs maxed out.

Second opinion review: Xiaomi Mi 11 Ultra — A champion emerges

If you’re wondering what kind of speeds a 67W charger can put down, Eric achieved a full charge in just 37 minutes. It’s not quite as fast as the Mi 10 Ultra’s 120W charging, but the Mi 11 Ultra’s battery should offer quite a bit more longevity. You can tap into 10W reverse wireless charging to get your earbuds back up and running, too.

The one drawback to the Xiaomi Mi 11 Ultra is that you might struggle to find it in the United States. There are a few ways to import the device, though it’s the most expensive phone on our list.


Xiaomi Mi 11 Ultra specs:

  • Display: 6.81-inch, WQHD+
  • SoC: Snapdragon 888
  • RAM: 12GB
  • Storage: 256GB
  • Cameras: 50, 48, and 48MP
  • Front camera: 20MP
  • Battery: 5,000mAh
  • Software: Android 11

4. OnePlus 9 and 9 Pro

OnePlus 9 Pro vs OnePlus 9 cameras
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Just like the Xiaomi Mi 11 Ultra, the new camera setup gets most of the attention on the OnePlus 9 and OnePlus 9 Pro. It was developed in partnership with Hasselblad, and it packs more megapixels than you can shake a stick at. OnePlus is incredibly proud of its crisp ultra-wide lens, but we’re here to talk about the battery life.

Both the OnePlus 9 and OnePlus 9 Pro pack 4,500mAh cells, which are smaller than most on our list so far. They probably won’t power you through two full days of usage, but you can easily make it through a long day. OnePlus also opted for 65W wired and 50W wireless charging on its premium OnePlus 9 Pro. That means it charges faster wirelessly than the OnePlus 8 Pro charged wired.

Learn more: OnePlus 9, OnePlus 9 Pro, and OnePlus 9R buyer’s guide

If you go for the vanilla OnePlus 9, you’ll still get excellent wired charging speeds. However, the wireless speeds top out at just 15W, so it may not be your best course of action. Either way, OnePlus still includes a charger in the box, which is nice as Apple and Samsung move in the opposite direction.

You can pick up the OnePlus 9 series from a few sources. OnePlus and Amazon might be your best unlocked bets, but T-Mobile is the exclusive carrier home of the duo.


OnePlus 9 specs:

  • Display: 6.55-inch, Full HD+
  • SoC: Snapdragon 888
  • RAM: 8/12GB
  • Storage: 128/256GB
  • Cameras: 48, 50, and 2MP
  • Front camera: 16MP
  • Battery: 4,500mAh
  • Software: Android 11

OnePlus 9 Pro specs:

  • Display: 6.7-inch, QHD+
  • SoC: Snapdragon 888
  • RAM: 8/12GB
  • Storage: 128/256GB
  • Cameras: 48, 50, 8, and 2MP
  • Front camera: 16MP
  • Battery: 4,500mAh
  • Software: Android 11

5. Sony Xperia 1 III

Sony Xperia 1 III best battery life
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The Sony Xperia 1 III prides itself as a phone for creators. It pairs perfectly as an external monitor for your Sony Alpha-series camera, or you can take advantage of familiar features in the triple camera system. Sony’s latest flagship is also somewhat of a rarity as it keeps the headphone jack alive and well into 2021.

As for the battery, you should have no trouble eclipsing a full day of usage. Sony’s 4,500mAh cell is plenty large enough, and you can optimize your refresh rate and other specs to push the battery further. The Xperia 1 III also charges faster than last year’s model, jumping from 21W speeds to 30W. Unfortunately, that’s one of the slowest speeds on our list, and a full charge took over an hour and 45 minutes in our testing.

Learn more: Sony Xperia 1 III review

Sony earns solid props for its Battery Care setting, which learns from your usage and optimizes power to keep the lights on until your next charge. The phone offers Qi wireless charging as well, but Sony is tight-lipped about the charging speeds. Of course, they don’t come anywhere close to those of the OnePlus 9 duo.

Before you hurry off to grab yourself a Sony Xperia 1 III, know that this is an expensive device. It costs nearly $1,300 yet offers less battery capacity than quite a few others on the list.


Sony Xperia 1 III specs:

  • Display: 6.5-inch, 4K
  • SoC: Snapdragon 888
  • RAM: 12GB
  • Storage: 256GB
  • Cameras: 12, 12, 12 + iToF
  • Front camera: 8MP
  • Battery: 4,500mAh
  • Software: Android 11

6. Realme GT

Realme GT review showing camera modules
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We’ve been hitting on flagship after flagship so far in this list, but now it’s time to give your wallet a break. The Realme GT is by far the most affordable pick to this point, coming in at around €429. Looking at the spec sheet, you might never realize that it’s a more affordable option with its Snapdragon 888 processor and solid 12GB of RAM.

Under the hood, you’ll also find a 4,500mAh battery that’s more about the optimization than the capacity. In fact, Dhruv, our reviewer, noted that the GT sipped just 5% of the battery after a full hour of gaming. Dhruv ultimately found that he could easily skate through a full day of usage with juice to spare, and the 65W charger got him back to a full battery in just 45 minutes.

Check out our review: Realme GT — Leading design, specs to match

The Realme GT follows in the footsteps of a few other phones on our list, skipping wireless charging altogether. While it’s not great for flexibility, you have to remember that this is a significantly more affordable device than most. It also uses proprietary charging technology, so you may not achieve the same speeds if you lose Realme’s included charger.


Realme GT specs:

  • Display: 6.43-inch, Full HD+
  • SoC: Snapdragon 888
  • RAM: 8/12GB
  • Storage: 128/256GB
  • Cameras: 64, 8, and 2MP
  • Front camera: 16MP
  • Battery: 4,500mAh
  • Software: Android 11

7. Motorola Edge 2021

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Motorola’s original Edge and Edge+ put on solid performances last year, as so many Moto devices do. They don’t need the most impressive spec sheets or the highest price tags, yet Motorola finds a way to make the battery life last forever. We haven’t put together a full review of the Motorola Edge 2021 yet, but it’s shaping up as another solid offering.

It launched in early September with a Snapdragon 778G processor onboard and Motorola’s beloved 5,000mAh battery. You can recharge the said battery with 30W Turbo Power charging, which should keep you on the go for quite a while. Turbo Power is, of course, wired charging, but we can’t complain at Motorola’s $699 price.

Read Eric’s thoughts: Motorola Edge (2021) impressions

You might also find that Motorola’s My UX skin makes the experience even better. It’s one of the lightest and fastest Android skins around, and it nearly feels like stock software. Overall, the blend of battery life, an impressive camera setup, and a mid-range price make the Motorola Edge 2021 one of the best-value Android phones to buy.


Honor 20 Pro specs:

  • Display: 6.3-inch, Full HD+
  • SoC: Kirin 980
  • RAM: 8GB
  • Storage: 128/256GB
  • Cameras: 48, 16, 8, and 2MP
  • Front camera: 32MP
  • Battery: 4,000mAh
  • Software: Android 10

8. Google Pixel 5a

Google Pixel 5a best battery life
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Google’s Pixel family has had a hit-or-miss history as far as phones with the best battery life are concerned. The Pixel 4 struggled with its impressive features and undersized cell, but the Pixel 5 swung back in the right direction with more approachable specs and a 4,080mAh battery. Now, the newest Pixel on the block is here to change things all over again.

The affordable Google Pixel 5a kicks off at just $449 and brings with it the largest battery of any Pixel phone to date. It offers a whopping 4,680mAh, which is 13% larger than the battery on the Pixel 5. Depending on how you use your Pixel, you can probably stretch the charge into a second or even a third day. You can tap into Google’s Battery Saver mode as well if you want to go even further on a single charge.

Learn more: Google Pixel 5a buyer’s guide

As far as charging goes, the Pixel 5a is limited to just 18W wired speeds. This isn’t much of a surprise for fans of the affordable Pixel, as neither the Pixel 4a nor Pixel 4a 5G offered wireless juice either. On the bright side, Google finally brought an IP rating to its budget-friendly lineup.


Google Pixel 5a specs:

  • Display: 6.34-inch, Full HD+
  • SoC: Snapdragon 765G
  • RAM: 6GB
  • Storage: 128GB
  • Cameras: 16, and 12MP
  • Front camera: 8MP
  • Battery: 4,680mAh
  • Software: Android 11

9. Motorola Moto G Power 2021

Motorola Moto G Power app drawer
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The new Edge 2021 isn’t the only Motorola phone to make our cut. It’s joined by the ultra-affordable Moto G Power, which comes in at just $249. Motorola’s Moto G Power bucks the budget trend of high-gloss mirrored backs in favor of a patterned white finish, and it comes with a solid camera array. The 48MP primary shooter works well in most lighting, and the macro lens adds a little bit of fun on top.

As for the battery, you’ll be happy to find a large 5,000mAh cell onboard. The battery itself is what earns the Moto G Play’s way onto our list of phones with the best battery life. It should stretch even further than the battery on the Motorola Edge, as there’s no 5G to drain through your charge. The HD+ display is also light on the power, so you can play games or binge your favorite shows for hours on end.

See also: The best budget phones you can buy

However, the limited price tag means that Motorola had to make a few more cuts on its Moto G Power 2021. For starters, you won’t find much in the way of fast charging. The device comes with a 10W charger and cable in the box, and you won’t have much need for anything faster. It will take a while to get back to a full charge, but the large battery can easily stretch for two or more days.


Motorola Moto G Power 2021 specs:

  • Display: 6.6-inch, HD+
  • SoC: Snapdragon 662
  • RAM: 3/4GB
  • Storage: 32/64GB
  • Cameras: 48, 2, and 2MP
  • Front camera: 8MP
  • Battery: 5,000mAh
  • Software: Android 10

10. Samsung Galaxy A52 5G and A52s 5G

Samsung Galaxy A52 5G best battery life
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The last option on our list of Android phones with the best battery life brings us right back to Samsung with the Galaxy A52 5G. It’s one of Samsung’s best mid-range phones, and it pulls plenty of design cues from the flagship Galaxy S21 lineup.

Samsung trimmed the battery back to 4,500mAh, but it found a way to keep the same 25W speeds that make the Galaxy S21 Ultra so competitive. Eric took his Galaxy A52 to New York City and came home with more than 50% of his charge, even after almost seven hours of screen-on time.

Unfortunately, Samsung only offers a 15W charger in the box, so you’ll have to spend a little extra to get the best speeds. Eric managed to record a full charge in just under 90 minutes with the included charger, compared to closer to 70 minutes with a 25W option. The lack of wireless charging isn’t a big surprise, and it doesn’t diminish the value of Samsung’s mid-range device.

Samsung has also recently launched its Galaxy A52s, which offers a small set of upgrades over the original. It starts off with a more powerful Qualcomm Snapdragon 780G processor, with other optimizations across the board. However, you won’t find the Galaxy A52s in the United States, but it is available across Europe.

Learn more: Samsung Galaxy A52s review

As for the battery, Samsung kept its same 4,500mAh cell which should last you easily beyond a day of usage. Samsung also kept the turtle-slow 25W speeds, so you can expect to spend quite a while attached to a charger. Overall, though, we’d still say that the Samsung Galaxy A52 siblings are some of the phones with the best battery life you can buy.


Samsung Galaxy A52 5G specs:

  • Display: 6.5-inch, Full HD+
  • SoC: Snapdragon 750G
  • RAM: 6/8GB
  • Storage: 128/256GB
  • Cameras: 64, 12, 5, and 5MP
  • Front camera: 32MP
  • Battery: 4,500mAh
  • Software: Android 11

Samsung Galaxy A52s 5G specs:

  • Display: 6.5-inch, Full HD+
  • SoC: Snapdragon 778G
  • RAM: 6/8GB
  • Storage: 128/256GB
  • Cameras: 64, 12, 5, and 5MP
  • Front camera: 32MP
  • Battery: 4,500mAh
  • Software: Android 11

That’s our look at our picks for the best Android phones with the best battery life at the moment. Stay tuned, as we’ll be updating this list regularly as new devices launch!