As an Android smartphone user, you probably know the importance of having a long-lasting battery. Nobody wants to constantly be tethered to a charger, especially when you’re on the go. That’s why, when you’re shopping for a new phone, battery life should be one of your top priorities.
Now, it’s important to note that battery life can vary greatly depending on how you use your phone. But if you’re looking for a device with a reliable battery, I’ve got you covered.
In this article, I’ve compiled a list of 17 Android phones with the best battery life, so you can choose the one that best fits your needs. These phones are known for their impressive battery performance, so you can enjoy all the features and functions of your phone without worrying about running out of battery.
Let’s get into it.
- 1. Google Pixel 7 Pro
- 2. Xiaomi Redmi Note 11
- 3. OnePlus 10 Pro
- 4. Motorola Moto G Power
- 5. Oppo Find X5 Pro
- 6. Samsung Galaxy A53
- 7. Realme 10 Pro Plus
- 8. OnePlus Nord CE 2 Lite
- 9. Realme 10 Pro
- 10. Poco X4 Pro
- 11. Realme 9i
- 12. OnePlus 10R
- 13. Oppo K10
- 14. Moto G72
- 15. Xiaomi Poco M4 Pro
- 16. Samsung Galaxy A33
- 17. Realme GT Neo 3T
- Image Gallery – Discover the Top 17 Android Phones with the Best Battery Life
1. Google Pixel 7 Pro
Launched in October 2022, the Google Pixel 7 Pro boasts of the new Android 13, a Google Tensor G2 (5 nm) chipset, and a Mali-G710 MP7 GPU. It also comes with a 120Hz refresh rate, a 6.7″ LTPO AMOLED display, display brightness ranging from 1000 nits (min) – 1500 nits (max), a solid 1440 x 3120 PX screen resolution, and 512 PPI.
The Google Pixel 7 Pro has a strong position in the rankings for best battery life based on its capacity. It comes with a non-removable Li-Po 5000mAh battery and a fast charging rate of 30W. Its unboxing also reveals a 30W adapter.
The battery is estimated to last for about 9 hrs and 21 mins. However, due to the Android 13 OS and sharp display of the phone, the battery can drain faster than normal. To make the battery last longer, put the phone in “Battery Saver” mode.
- Powerful software tools
- 120Hz refresh rate for the display
- 2x and 10x camera crop modes
- Clean software experience
- Flatter sides
- Issues with phone calls
- Shorter battery life than the Pixel 7
- Limited HDR sharing
2. Xiaomi Redmi Note 11
Xiaomi Redmi Note 11 offers value for money with its 6.43″ AMOLED display, 90Hz refresh rate, 20:9 aspect ratio, 395 PPI, 1000 nits peak brightness, and a screen resolution of 1080 x 2400 pixels. It was launched in February 2022, with Android 11 OS (upgradable to 12), which runs on a Qualcomm SM6225 Snapdragon 680 4G (6 nm) chipset and an Adreno 610 GPU.
This smartphone also boasts a non-removable Li-Po 5000mAh battery which is expected to last for about two days with moderate use. It also comes with a 33W turbocharger, which is quite fast for a phone in this range.
The battery capacity is not solid for 4G streaming and gaming as it dissipates current faster than with moderate use. Dissipating such an amount of heat when gaming means the phone lacks adequate heat management. Heavy usage drastically reduces the battery life of any smartphone, Xiaomi Redmi Note 11 inclusive.
- IP53 splash protections
- Expandable memory (with micro SD card slot)
- Solid stereo speakers
- Long battery life
- Rich display features
- No Android 12 OS
- The chipset is not very solid
- Typical Redmi design
- No 5G support
3. OnePlus 10 Pro
The OnePlus 10 Pro was launched in January 2022, weighs 201g, and comes with an Android 12 (upgradable to 13). It runs on a Qualcomm SM8450 Snapdragon 8 Gen 1 (4 nm) chipset, an Adreno 730 GPU, and a 6.7″ LTPO2 Fluid AMOLED display. It also comes with a refresh rate of 120Hz, 1440 x 3216px screen resolution, and 525 PPI.
The OnePlus 10 Pro works with a battery capacity of 5000mAh which supports an 80W fast charging rate, although you get a 65W charger adapter when you unbox it. Charging the battery with an 80W charger delivers 100% battery life in 42 minutes and 24 seconds, while the 50W wireless stand charger delivers 100% in 56 minutes and 15 seconds, which ranks as one of the fastest charge times. The 5000mAh lasts for about two days with moderate use, but with heavy usage comes even higher current discharge.
- Sleek AMOLED 120Hz screen
- Fast fingerprint and face unlock
- Impressive fast charging
- Offers the latest hardware
- Sleek build
- Telephoto camera is average
- No IP certification
- No 5G on AT&T
4. Motorola Moto G Power
The Moto G Power is not exactly new to the market. It was launched in February 2020 with an Android 10 OS, which runs on a Qualcomm SDM665 Snapdragon 665 (11 nm) chipset and an Adreno 610 GPU. Its display quality features a 6.4″ IPS LCD display, 90Hz refresh rate, 399 PPI, and a 1080 x 2300 PX screen resolution.
The Moto G Power is built with a non-removable Li-Po 5000mAh battery capacity which supports 10W wired charging. With light/moderate usage, Moto G Power’s 5000mAh battery should last between two and three days. The battery is quite efficient but considered heavy. The processor and display qualities at light/moderate usage do not consume much current as opposed to other smartphones that will be on this list.
- Helpful gesture support
- Improved base storage and RAM.
- Excellent battery life
- Quite affordable
- Downgraded processor
- Android has only one update
- Poor night and portrait modes
- Slow charging
5. Oppo Find X5 Pro
The Oppo Find X5 Pro was launched in March 2022 with an Android 12 OS (upgradable to 13), which runs on a Qualcomm SM8450 Snapdragon 8 Gen 1 (4 nm) and comes with a 6.7″ LTPO2 AMOLED, a refresh rate of 120Hz, peak display brightness 1300 nits, a 525 ppi, and a screen resolution of 1440 x 3216px.
The Oppo Find X5 Pro comes with a non-removable Li-Po 5000mAh battery which supports 80W charging speed. The battery life of the smartphone offers a two-day timeline before running low, which is achievable with moderate usage.
Having an 80W charging rate makes it one of the best devices from Oppo. The rate of current discharge is slightly below average, making it more conservative. On the other hand, heavy usage, such as gaming, and movie sessions, will result in irregular current discharge.
- High-performance processor
- 80W fast charge rate
- Fantastic software
- Superfast wired and wireless charging
- Only 2x optical zoom is available
- No micro SD card slot
- No audio jack
- Quite expensive
6. Samsung Galaxy A53
The Samsung Galaxy A53 was launched with an Android 12 OS (upgradable to 13), which runs on an Exynos 1280 (5 nm) chipset and a Mali-G68 GPU. Its display qualities feature a 6.5″ Super AMOLED display, 120 refresh rate, 800 nits screen brightness, 405 PPI, and a screen resolution of 1080 x 2400px.
The Samsung Galaxy A53 comes with a non-removable Li-Po 5000mAh battery capacity which supports a 25W fast charging rate. The expected functional timeline of its battery is two days with moderate use.
The display design is quite solid which gives the battery much work to do in terms of current discharge during moderate and heavy usage. Heavy usage implies the battery lasts an estimated 9 hours and 49 minutes.
- Good battery life (with moderate usage)
- Supports OTG
- Super AMOLED display
- Expandable memory
- Good cameras
- No audio jack
- It does not support wireless charging
- Poor heating management
- The processor becomes weak over time, causing the phone to slow down
- No wireless charging
- 5G connectivity drains the battery faster
7. Realme 10 Pro Plus
The Realme 10 Pro Plus was launched in November 2022 with the latest Android 13 and a Realme 4.0 UI, which runs on a MediaTek Dimensity 1080 (6 nm), and a Mali-G68 MC4 GPU. Its display qualities feature a 6.7″ AMOLED display, 120Hz refresh rate, an 800 nits display brightness, a 394 ppi, and a screen resolution of 1080 x 2412px.
The Realme 10 Pro Plus also boasts a non-removable Li-Po 5000mAh battery capacity like all other phones so far on the list. The 5000mAh battery capacity supports a 67W wired fast charging, which gives you 50% in 17 mins, and in turn, gives you 100% charge in less than 45 minutes.
The battery is designed to stay functional for two days after full charge, obtainable with moderate usage. Owing to its strong display, the battery life hasn’t exactly been fixed to meet the demands of the display features though it has a very good performance.
- Excellent display
- Attractive design
- Good low-light photography
- Long battery life
- Pre-installed bloatware
- Ultrawide camera not up to its expectation
8. OnePlus Nord CE 2 Lite
The OnePlus Nord CE 2 Lite was launched in April 2022 with Android 12, Oxygen OS 12.1, which runs on a Qualcomm SM6375 Snapdragon 695 5G (6 nm) chipset and an Adreno 619. Its display features a 6.59″ IPS LCD, 120Hz refresh rate, 20:9 aspect ratio, a 401 PPI, and a screen resolution of 1080 x 2412px.
OnePlus Nord CE 2 Lite 5G did well with its 5000mAh capacity battery (non-removable). Typically designed to complement the display features, the battery discharges little current compared to some on the list and reduces the battery life faster than expected.
Although it is not the best for gaming, its battery design supports a 33W fast charging rate and gives you 51% charge in 30 mins and a full charge in about 1 hour and 15 minutes. With moderate usage, it can last for two days.
- Great UI
- Decent performance
- Classy design
- Not a great gaming device
- Lack of stereo speakers
- Doesn’t have a great camera
9. Realme 10 Pro
The Realme 10 Pro was launched with the latest Android 13 OS (Realme UI 4.0) despite its display qualities which do not make it a great gaming device. The Android 13 OS runs on a Qualcomm SM 6375 Snapdragon 695 5G (6 nm) chipset and an Adreno 619 GPU. Display features on this phone include a 6.72″ IPS LCD display, 120Hz refresh rate, a 20:9 aspect ratio, a 392 PPI, a screen resolution of 1080 x 2400px, and 680 nits screen brightness.
This smartphone has a quality battery life of 5000mAh capacity (non-removable Li-Po battery). Its full charge is expected to keep the battery running for 2 days or more with light usage. The battery design supports a 33W fast charging rate which earns you 50% battery life in 29 minutes.
Although it is not designed for a great gaming experience as its display doesn’t support much of it. Heavy usage may not really cause the battery to discharge much current, making it a good performer.
- Good battery life
- 3.5 mm audio jack
- Latest Android 13 OS
- Decent performance
- Lowlight photography is not strong enough
- Lacks ultrawide and macro functions
10. Poco X4 Pro
The Poco X4 Pro hit the market in March 2022 with the Android 11 OS, which runs on a Qualcomm SM6375 Snapdragon 695 5G (6 nm) chipset and an Adreno 619. As part of its display qualities, it features a 6.67″ Super AMOLED, 120 Hz refresh rate, 1200 nits peak screen brightness, a 395 ppi, and a screen resolution of 1080 x 2400 px.
The Poco X4 Pro comes with a non-removable Li-Po battery worth 50000 mAh capacity and supports a superfast charge rate of 67W. With this fast charge, you can get 100% battery life in less than an hour. With heavy usages such as gaming and video sessions, the battery life is reduced from 2 days to approximately 13-16 hours and a few minutes, which is quite impressive.
- Excellent design
- Great battery life
- Decent cameras
- Android 11 OS
- Overall performance is not excellent
11. Realme 9i
The Realme 9i was launched in January 2022 with the Android 11 OS, which runs on a Qualcomm SM6225 Snapdragon 680 4G (6 nm) chipset and an Adreno 610 GPU. Display features on this phone include a 6.6″ IPS LCD display, 90Hz refresh rate, 480 nits screen brightness (very low), 20:9 aspect ratio, a 400ppi, and a screen resolution of 1080 x 2412 pixels.
The battery life of the Realme 9i features a non-removable Li-Po battery worth 5000mAh, estimated to provide power for over two and a half days when used moderately. With that, you get a good charging experience and decent efficiency. It also supports up to 37 W charging rate, which is quite fast, thanks to the Snapdragon chipset. Gaming and other heavy usages make the battery functional for only a few hours (about 14 hours).
- Decent daylight photography
- Good performance
- Great battery life
- Good stereo speakers
- Poor macro and depth sensors
- The main camera is not fully optimized
- GPU-optimized games won’t fare well on it
12. OnePlus 10R
The OnePlus 10R hit the market with the Android 12 OS (upgradable to 13), in May 2022. The OS runs on a MediaTek Dimensity 8100-Max (5 nm) chipset and a MaliG610 MC6 while having display features that include a 6.7″ Fluid AMOLED display, 120Hz refresh rate, a 394 PPI, 20:9 aspect ratio, and a screen resolution of 1080 x 2412px.
Having a non-removable Li-Po battery with a battery capacity worth 5000mAh is a big flex for this device. Its battery supports an 80W superfast charge wired to get you 100% charge in less than 40 minutes. Current discharge from the battery is quite low with light usage, making it last longer (about two and a half days), whereas heavy usage cuts down the time.
- Massive, fast charge
- Great performance
- Bloatfree UI
- Ergonomic design
- Gaming performance is not really excellent
- The cameras are not so great
13. Oppo K10
The Oppo K10 was launched in June 2022 with the Android 11 OS, which runs Qualcomm SM6225 Snapdragon 680 4G (6 nm), and an Adreno 610 GPU. Its display features are not so impressive though it features a 6.56″ IPS LCD display, 90Hz refresh rate, 600 nits peak brightness, a 20:9 aspect ratio, 269 PPI, and a screen resolution of 720 x 1612px.
The Oppo K10 has a solid battery with a capacity of 5000mAh. The non-removable Li-Po battery supports a 33W fast charging rate with 50% battery charge in 30 minutes. This charging rate earns you 100% in a little over an hour. The battery is designed to last for two and a half days with light usage. With heavy usage, the battery can still stay for a day without running low. Based on the display qualities, it’s not a great gaming device, but other tasks, such as movie and music sessions, take less of the battery life.
- Great design
- Solid build
- Good camera quality for the price
- Good battery life
- Screen resolution is quite low
- Video qualities for front and rear cameras are limited to [email protected]
14. Moto G72
The Motorola G72 smartphone was launched in October 2022 and came with the Android 12 OS (upgradable to 13), which runs on a MediaTek MT8781 Helio G99 (6 nm), and a Mali-G57 MC2 GPU. A look at its display feature shows a 6.55″ P-OLED display, 120Hz refresh, a 410 PPI density, and a screen resolution of 1080 x 2460 pixels.
This smartphone comes with a non-removable Li-Po battery worth a 5000mAh capacity. It supports a 33W fast charging rate which is quite fast and can get you 100% in a little over an hour. Light usage of the battery gives less discharge of current from the battery. It’s not necessarily a good gaming device that leaves for more conservation of battery life and keeping it till 2 days or a little more than that. Heavy usage, like long browsing time and series of movie sessions, will drain it but not as fast as some phones on this list.
- Stereo speakers are good
- Clean software
- Good looking design
- The chipset could be improved
- Lacks 5G support
- Plastic build
15. Xiaomi Poco M4 Pro
The Xiaomi Poco M4 Pro is a smartphone with specifications and features within its competing range. Launched in March 2022, Poco M4 Pro comes with the Android 11 OS, which runs on a MediaTek Helio G96 (12 nm) chipset, and a Mali-G57 MC2 GPU. It also boasts display features such as a 6.43″ AMOLED display, 90Hz refresh rate, 1000 nits peak brightness, 20:9 aspect ratio, a 409 PPI density, and a screen resolution of 1080 x 2400px.
The Xiaomi Poco M4 Pro packs up a 5000mAh capacity non-removable Li-Po battery with the least expected life of two and a half days. Its discharge of current with light usage is quite commendable as it is quite optimized. The battery’s build supports a 33W fast charging rate which is deemed fast enough to earn you 100% charge in 1 hour and 7 minutes, which is very commendable.
Playing games on the phone is heavy usage which also causes high current discharge from the battery leading to a drastic reduction in the battery life. For instance, browsing at 90Hz gives a battery life of 12 hours and 2 minutes span.
- Solid battery life
- 33 W fast charging support
- Good stereo speakers
- MicroSD card slot
- Pre-installed bloatware
- The cameras are decent but not excellent.
- A bit expensive
- No reverse charging support
16. Samsung Galaxy A33
The Samsung Galaxy A33 was launched in April 2022 with the Android 12, which runs on an Exynos 1280 (5 nm) chipset and a Mali-G68 GPU. The display features it boasts of include a 6.6″ TFT LCD, 120 refresh rate, 20:9 aspect ratio, a 400 PPI density, and a screen resolution of 1080 x 2408px.
The battery build for this smartphone is a non-removable Li-Ion 5000mAh battery that supports 25W wired fast charge and 4.5W reverse wired charging. Good display features but not enough to make it a gaming smartphone which makes the battery life more preserved and lasts for an average of two days. Heavy usage can afford you 9-10 hours of on-screen time. This implies heavy usage means heavy drainage of the battery’s life.
- Price advantage
- Large battery
- Expandable storage up to 512 GB
- 3.5 mm audio jack
- OTG support
- Not water-resistant
- No infrared sensor
17. Realme GT Neo 3T
The Realme GT Neo 3T was launched in June 2022 with the Android 12 OS that runs on a Qualcomm SM8250-AC Snapdragon 870 5G (7 nm), and an Adreno 650 GPU. The display features of this smartphone include a 6.62″ AMOLED display, 120Hz refresh rate, 398 PPI density, a 20:9 aspect ratio, and a screen resolution of 1080 x 2400px.
The Realme GT Neo 3T was built with a non-removable Li-Po 5000mAh battery capacity which supports an 80W wired fast charging rate capable of earning you 100% in less than 50 minutes. This battery capacity is estimated to last for one and a half to two days on average.
Light usage can elongate the battery life; it stays for about 30 hours, whereas heavy usages such as browsing, video recording, and gaming drain about 7%-10% of battery life an hour, even with heavy games like Asphalt Legends, Apex Legends Mobile and Call of Duty.
- Brilliant Display
- Amazing design
- Excellent thermal management
- Excellent performance
- The camera is not so great.
- Pre-installed bloatware
In conclusion, it seems that the typical battery capacity for most Android phones is 5000mAh, which is expected to last for a solid two days with a full charge. However, it’s important to note that heavy usages, such as display quality, gaming, and video sessions, can quickly drain the battery.
On the other hand, if you’re more mindful of your usage and keep things on the lighter side, you can extend the life of your battery even further.
It’s a delicate balance, isn’t it? Striving for the best phone experience while trying to preserve battery life. But isn’t that the challenge that makes it all the more rewarding when you find the perfect balance? It’s always fascinating to see just how far technology has come and how much further it can go.
What do you think the future holds for smartphone batteries?
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