Nowadays, battery life is no longer a deal-breaker when it comes to smartphone choices. Customers are looking more at the hardware before they are looking at the battery. Phones have to have a good camera, powerful processor so the users can play modern games on it, or a wide enough screen allowing the users to easily navigate the interface. Battery life is not as big a concern as it was back when a phone’s only purpose was to receive messages and calls.
And yet, there are smartphones out there that were designed with long battery life – for those of us who hate the idea of carrying a charger around all the time.
If you are looking for a smartphone that can last an entire day, here are some suggestions.
1. Moto G7 Power
This is perhaps the smartphone with the longest battery life on the market right now. It can last at least 15 hours while running standard applications. With a solid performance, an absurdly long battery life, and a really low price at $249, it is one of the best phones that came out of Motorola in recent years. If you have to spend your day out in the field for more than 10 hours a day, the Moto G7 Power can be your trusted companion.
2. Sony Xperia XA2 Ultra
The Sony Xperia XA2 Ultra is a new midrange smartphone designed by Sony to fix the issues of the Xperia XZ1. The battery life of this phone can last more than 12 hours in ideal conditions. Designed to be a bulky and sturdy phone, Sony Xperia XA2 Ultra is bigger than most smartphones in the same niche. It’s got a good camera and can perform on par with other phones in the middle-of-the-road category.
3. Blackberry Motion
Blackberry Motion is a smartphone designed for security. It’s highly sturdy and durable with a strong frame, snappy keyboard and built-in gesture support. The battery life can last anywhere between 11 to 12 hours, depending on the applications you run. It’s got a great business-focused display with the carbon-fiber texture back and a gunmetal frame. The only problem with this phone is its relatively high price and rather middling hardware specs.
4. Asus ZenFone 4 Max
Asus ZenFone 4 Max can last almost 15 hours. It’s one of the best cheap phones out there on the market that costs less than $300 and can perform reasonably well. The phone is the entry phone into the ZenFone 4 line coming from Asus. In addition to the long battery life, the phone also comes with a built-in software feature that slows down the battery degradation over time. With this feature, your phone’s battery life span can be almost doubled.
5. iPhone 8 Plus
Apple’s iPhone 8 Plus is perhaps the one with the shortest battery life among the phones mentioned in this article at 11 hours, but it more than makes up for that with hyper speed and a great camera. iPhone 8 Plus packs a ton of power, using a processor that can rival those used in laptops and a camera that can put Samsung’s camera to shame. It’s even got wireless charging. At $699, it clearly doesn’t belong to the middle tier, but given its performance, it’s a decent pick.