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We’ve seen more than a few studies that confirm smartphone users care the most about one thing: battery life. However, figuring out the best Android phones with the best battery life can be quite the ordeal.

After all, it’s not just how much juice can be stored in a battery: software and associated hardware play into it as well. We’ve seen some phones with high-capacity batteries fare dismally in our testing, while certain phones with relatively small batteries did exceptionally well.

With the list below, we’re going to sum up the best Android phones with the best battery life according to Android Authority’s internal testing. You’ll need to keep three things in mind while scanning through this list:

  • Unfortunately, many of the best phones with the best battery life are unavailable in the United States. U.S. citizens can still buy these phones, but you won’t be able to do so through your carrier and some devices will come with no warranty. Do plenty of research before buying!
  • Almost every phone with great battery life is also physically large. If you want a small phone, you’re going to need to sacrifice battery life, unfortunately.
  • The phones below are not simply the ones with the best battery life, but rather the best overall devices with the best battery life. After all, what’s the point of great battery life alone if the phone itself has a bad camera, poor software, or only appeals to a niche audience?

The best Android phones with the best battery life are listed below in no particular order!

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.


Honor Magic 2


In our internal testing, the Honor Magic 2 did incredibly well when it comes to battery life. This is notable because its battery capacity is just 3,500mAh — far smaller than some of the other heavy hitters on this list. This just goes to show that the best Android phones with the best battery life don’t necessarily have enormous batteries!

The coolest thing about the Honor Magic 2 is its sliding mechanism that hides the front-facing sensors. The phone is actually two halves that slide apart from each other using a butterfly five-track sliding mechanism. This allows for the front of the device to be nearly all-display with a screen-to-body ratio of almost 85 percent. If you hate display notches, this is a great phone to think about!

Unfortunately, the slider mechanism does prevent the phone from being dust- or water-resistant. But the powerful processor (the 7nm Kirin 980), awesome five-lens camera system (three on the back, two on the front), and impressive build quality should make up for that.

As Honor is a Huawei sub-brand, you are not officially able to get to buy the Honor Magic 2 in the U.S. However, you can find listings for it on Amazon


Honor Magic 2 specs:

  • Display: 6.4-inch, Full HD+
  • SoC: Kirin 980
  • RAM: 6/8GB
  • Storage: 128/256GB
  • Rear cameras: 16, 16, and 24MP 
  • Front cameras: 16 and 2MP
  • Battery: 3,500mAh
  • Software: Android 9 Pie


Xiaomi Mi 9

Xiaomi Mi 9 screen
Once again, the Xiaomi Mi 9 doesn’t have the biggest battery — just 3,300mAh — but our testing showed it is an absolute monster when it comes to making that amount of juice last for as long as possible. At least some of this efficiency likely stems from the included Qualcomm Snapdragon 855 processor, which has a power-saving 7nm construction.

The Xiaomi Mi 9 has a 6.4-inch display with a waterdrop notch at the top, which houses the 20MP selfie camera. From the front, it would be hard to distinguish the Mi 9 from other popular waterdrop smartphones, such as the OnePlus 7 or phones in the Samsung Galaxy M series.

However, the back of the device is a whole different beast. You can either opt for a colorful, glossy gradient that looks like a shining jewel, or a false back that looks like you can see the innards of the smartphone. Either way, your phone will be quite the fashion statement.

The Xiaomi Mi 9 is unfortunately unavailable officially in the U.S., but it’s still relatively easy to get.


Xiaomi Mi 9 specs:

  • Display: 6.4-inch, Full HD+
  • SoC: Snapdragon 855
  • RAM: 6/8GB
  • Storage: 64/128GB
  • Rear cameras: 48, 16, and 12MP 
  • Front camera: 20MP
  • Battery: 3,300mAh
  • Software: Android 9 Pie


Huawei P30 Pro

Huawei P30 Pro held in front of door

Chances are good that if you read any “best” list related to Android, the Huawei P30 Pro is going to show up. Not only is this one of the best Android phones with the best battery life, but it’s also just one of the best Android phones in general.

Considering the P30 Pro has an enormous 4,200mAh battery inside, it’d be difficult for this device to not have great battery life. But Huawei makes that power work hard so it delivers a smartphone experience that will last you much longer than you’d expect.

On top of that, the P30 Pro also has one of the best smartphone cameras ever released. Even now, the phone sits comfortably near the very top of the list at DxOMark and we haven’t seen too many phone cameras ourselves that can best it.

Once again, though, the P30 Pro is officially unavailable in the U.S., so you’ll need to buy unlocked online to import it.


Huawei P30 Pro specs:

  • Display: 6.5-inch, Full HD+
  • SoC: Kirin 980
  • RAM: 6/8GB
  • Storage: 128/256/512GB
  • Rear cameras: 40, 20, and 8MP, plus ToF sensor
  • Front camera: 32MP
  • Battery: 4,200mAh
  • Software: Android 9 Pie


Samsung Galaxy S10 Plus

Samsung Galaxy S10 Plus Back Angle

As with the Huawei P30 Pro, when you talk about the Samsung Galaxy S10 Plus, you’re talking about one of the best smartphones you can get at the moment, so it’s absolutely going to have some amazing battery life. The enormous 4,100mAh battery paired with the Snapdragon 855 chipset makes this device a battery life hero.

Since this is the top flagship device from the top smartphone manufacturer, you’re also going to get all the state-of-the-art specs and features you would expect, such as tons of RAM, plenty of internal storage, five cameras (two on the front, three on the back), a crispy Quad HD+ display, and much, much more.

The Galaxy S10 also has incredibly fast charging via a USB-C cable as well as quick wireless charging. It also performs reverse wireless charging so you can use some of the leftover juice in your phone to charge up something else, such as your Samsung Galaxy Watch or Samsung Galaxy Buds.

Luckily, the Samsung Galaxy S10 Plus is incredibly easy to get all over the U.S. — you can even get one through your carrier. However, if you want to buy it outright, click the button below!


Samsung Galaxy S10 Plus specs:

  • Display: 6.4-inch, Quad HD+
  • SoC: Snapdragon 855
  • RAM: 8/12GB
  • Storage: 128/512GB or 1TB
  • Rear cameras: 12, 12, and 16MP 
  • Front cameras: 10 and 8MP
  • Battery: 4,100mAh
  • Software: Android 9 Pie


Nubia Red Magic 3

Red Magic 3 Gamer Aesthetic

The Nubia Red Magic 3 is the only gaming phone to make this list. Its presence here is mostly due to the sheer size of its battery: at an astounding 5,000mAh, this is one of the biggest batteries you can get in a smartphone outside of niche industries.

Consequently, that battery makes the Red Magic 3 one of the best Android phones with the best battery life around.

In our internal testing, we found the Red Magic 3 to perform astoundingly well when it comes to power longevity. However, it should be noted that other smartphones with smaller batteries performed a little bit better, so battery capacity, once again, isn’t everything.

Outside of battery power, the Red Magic 3 is a very capable handset. It has the Snapdragon 855 chipset, up to 12GB of RAM, up to 256GB of internal storage, and a 48MP rear camera sensor. However, it also has a very unique, “gamer-centric” design, which you may or may not dig.

The Nubia Red Magic 3 technically can be bought here in the U.S. directly from Nubia. However, you’ll need to buy from places such as eBay if you aren’t comfortable buying from the manufacturer, as you won’t find it on Amazon or at other large U.S.-based retailers.


Nubia Red Magic 3 specs:

  • Display: 6.7-inch, Full HD+
  • SoC: Snapdragon 855
  • RAM: 6/8/12GB
  • Storage: 64/128/256GB
  • Rear camera: 48MP 
  • Front camera: 16MP
  • Battery: 5,000mAh
  • Software: Android 9 Pie


Asus Zenfone 6

Asus Zenfone 6 flipped Camera on table

The Asus Zenfone 6 is the surprise hit of the year. Although Asus has always made quality devices at affordable prices, it’s never hit it out of the park quite as it has with the Zenfone 6.

As with the Nubia Red Magic 3, the Zenfone 6 features a 5,000mAh battery, which pretty much guarantees it a slot on this list of the best Android phones with the best battery life.

Unlike the Red Magic 3, the Zenfone 6 is no gaming phone. In fact, it’s unlike most phones due to its innovative flipping camera system, which allows you to use the same camera system in selfie mode as you would when shooting in the default mode. Using this, you can get great shots no matter which way you’re using the device.

The flipping system also allows the front of the Zenfone 6 to be nearly all-screen, with a screen-to-body ratio of nearly 84 percent.

The Asus Zenfone 6 isn’t yet officially available in the U.S., but you can grab it on Amazon without a warranty.


Asus Zenfone 6 specs:

  • Display: 6.4-inch, Full HD+
  • SoC: Snapdragon 855
  • RAM: 6/8GB
  • Storage: 64/128/256GB
  • Rear cameras: 48 and 13MP
  • Front cameras: Same as rear
  • Battery: 5,000mAh
  • Software: Android 9 Pie


Motorola Moto G7 Power

The Motorola Moto G7 Power stands out on this list of the best Android phones with the best battery life because it isn’t a flagship. You’re not going to find tons of RAM, a massive amount of internal storage, or the latest high-end processor.

You will, however, find a 5,000mAh battery, which will surely help make this smartphone last a long time on a single charge.

The Moto G7 Power isn’t the flashiest phone, with a look that makes it seem kind of dated. The Moto G7 Power, though, will cost you half as much as the rest of the phones on this list — or, in the case of the Samsung Galaxy S10 Plus, almost a quarter of the price.

In other words, if you want serious battery life without needing to spend a ton of cash, the Moto G7 Power is easily your best bet.

The Motorola Moto G7 Power is easily found all over the U.S. at most major carriers, including smaller ones such as Cricket and Boost Mobile. Or you can buy it outright at the link below.


Motorola Moto G7 Power specs:

  • Display: 6.2-inch, HD
  • SoC: Snapdragon 632
  • RAM: 3GB
  • Storage: 32GB
  • Rear camera: 12MP 
  • Front camera: 8MP
  • Battery: 5,000mAh
  • Software: Android 9 Pie


OnePlus 7 Pro

OnePlus 7 Pro back with selfie camera open

The OnePlus 7 Pro doesn’t have the biggest battery of the devices on this list — its battery capacity is a strong 4,000mAh, but that’s nothing compared to something like the Asus Zenfone 6.

However, OxygenOS — the Android skin that comes with all OnePlus devices — offers multiple ways to control how much power your phone uses. Depending on your preference, you can make the battery on the OnePlus 7 Pro last you for an incredibly long time. If you’d rather have some awesome smartphone performance instead, you can sacrifice some battery life to achieve that. That choice is yours!

For example, the OnePlus 7 Pro has a 90Hz display refresh rate, which definitely hogs up some battery resources. If you want to conserve power, just turn this feature off and use the phone with the default 60Hz refresh rate. There are multiple other options throughout OxygenOS that will help squeeze the most juice as possible out of those 4,000mAh.

Honestly, though, this was a toss-up between the OnePlus 6T and the OnePlus 7 Pro. The 7 Pro is the newer device, so it won out, but if you’re looking to save some cash, the OnePlus 6T is still a very capable device and has some of the best battery life stats we’ve ever seen.


OnePlus 7 Pro specs:

  • Display: 6.7-inch, Quad HD+
  • SoC: Snapdragon 855
  • RAM: 6/8/12GB
  • Storage: 128/256GB
  • Rear cameras: 48, 16, and 8MP 
  • Front camera: 16MP
  • Battery: 4,000mAh
  • Software: Android 9 Pie


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!

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