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SmartPhones With Best Battery Life (2017)

By Victor Thomson , Feb 22, 2017 02:25 AM EST
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Battery life is among the top factors in choosing a new smartphone. (Photo : Recombu / YouTube)

What smartphone users hate the most is running out of juice when they need it most. For this reason, among the factors to take into account when deciding what smartphone to purchase, tech experts recommend battery life as the most important thing to look out for.

Top Phones In Terms Of Battery Life

According to ExpertReviews, as each year progresses, battery life is generally getting better. After a full charge, some smartphones can even hit its second day of intensive use. The days when only some flagships provided the best battery life are also over. Now, some cheap options are making it into the spotlight.

With moderate use, usually, a phone can last a full work day. Of course, in case that the phone is used heavily, it requires more often a recharge. Over time, batteries can also lose their initial capacity. The longer you own the phone, the faster they are running down.

These days, most phones feature a bigger battery than the previous phone generations. When making a purchasing decision, battery size (mAh) can give an indication of how long-lasting the phone should be. However, other factors such as power efficiency as well as display size and resolution still play an important part. According to tests and reviews, these are the top-scorers in terms of battery life:

Samsung Galaxy S7 Active

The entire Galaxy S7 line performs well in terms of battery life. The top performers are the Galaxy S7 Active, S7 and S7 Edge. In addition to being the best of the Galaxy S7 line when it comes to battery life, the Active is also an extra durable phone. Its battery can run over 21 hours.

Huawei Mate 9

Huawei's Mate 9 is a big screen phone that features a dual-camera setup great for artistic shots and an extremely powerful Kirin 960 octa-core processor. The device comes with a robust 4,000mAh battery that will ensure the phone can survive throughout the workday. In tests performed by the tech team at CNET, the battery easily lasted 18 hours and 35 minutes.

Motorola Moto Z Play

Despite the fact that Moto Z Play is the cheapest "midrange" phone produced by Motorola, the device provides the longest battery life of the Z line, as well as of all the handsets reviewed. After a full battery charge, Moto Z Play can last an impressive 23 hours.

OnePlus 3T

OnePlus 3T comes with an affordable price tag, starting at $439. The smartphone is the new generation device that replaces the company's last OnePlus 3 flagship. It comes with a sharper front-facing camera and runs on a more powerful Snapdragon 821 processor. It is also equipped with a bigger battery that can last over 16 hours. Another advantage is that the device charges super quickly, featuring OnePlus' trademark Dash charging technology.

Samsung Galaxy J3

Samsung Galaxy J3 is a proof that not only premium Samsung handsets can make the list. The mobile device costs less than $200 but has a solid battery life. Its removable battery can give you enough juice to last the day, running for about 15 hours and 40 minutes, according to the tests.

BlackBerry DTEK60

BlackBerry DTEK60 comes with security features based on a fingerprint sensor. The DTEK60 also provides smooth messaging experience and impressive camera. It also offers solid battery life, running over 14 hours on a full charge.

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