Top 5 Best Smartphones with Amazing Battery Life (2017)

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It’s as if Thor himself swung his giant hammer in the air and demanded ‘More Power… MORE… POWER…’ and the mobile manufacturers have answered…

With extreme battery life capable smartphones being created in dark underground labs where they all pray to the god of Milliamp Hours (mAh)… I thought it was about time that I let the cat out of the bag and share this complete list of battery-centric mobile devices.

Further Reading: Check out our Best SmartPhones Under $150 (Fingerprint, 3GB RAM)

Battery life in smartphones is still a hot topic and a has always been real pain-point for many a new phone owners. Nothing gets on your nerves more than a phone that constantly needs topping up throughout the day.

So with the hate of poor battery life firmly in my heart, I vow that all phones henceforth (in this article at least) have at least a 5000mAh battery. Don’t know your Milliamps from your Millipedes? More than 5000mAh is easily enough to see you through a full days use and even safely into day 2, if not day 3, without having to connect yourself to a power supply.

Moto E4 Plus 5000mAh

Even Lenovo has jumped on the big battery bandwagon and released a Plus version of their Moto E4. The Moto e$ plus comes with a bigger screen and reaches the 5000 mAh threshold to make it into this article.

Buying a bigger brand like the Moto comes with its Pros & Cons. The upside is that you get regular OS updates, more accessories and better support. The flip-side is that this comes at the expense of raw tech hardware and performance.

The Moto E4 Plus comes with a power efficient low-end Snapdragon processor and about the half the RAM we’re seeing on similarly priced smaller brands.

Quick Specs: Android 7.1.1 Nougat, Qualcomm Snapdragon 427 CPU, Adreno 308 GPU, 2GB RAM, 32GB Storage, 5.5″ 720×1280
Battery Life: 2-3 Days
Battery Capacity: 5000 mAh
Quick Charge: Yes (Rapid charger sold separately)
Weight: 181 grams

The Moto E4 Plus from… UK : £165 | EU : €180 | US : $190

 

UMiDigi S2 Pro

The latest smartphone from UMiDigi is the S2 Pro which features an 18:9 Full HD+ Sharp Display, 128GB of storage and an amazing 6GB of RAM.

The S2 Pro offers an excellent screen-to-body-ratio but what’s more impressive is that they’ve stuffed a 5100mAh battery inside while keeping the weight of this 6 inch giant well under 200 grams.

While it may be hiding a mid-range MediaTek CPU, I’ll let the S2 Pro off the hook… Why? because you can get your hands on this smartphone for half that of the cheapest retail flagships.

The S2 is definitely a smartphone that should be on your shortlist if battery life is a concern! If you don’t mind missing out on a full HD display, you can always opt for the UMiDigi S2 (non-pro) version and save yourself some pennies!

Quick Specs: Android 7 Nougat, MediaTek Helio P25 (8-Core) CPU, ARM Mali-T880 GPU, 6GB RAM, 128GB Storage, 6 inch 18:9 Sharp Display, 2160×1080 resolution.
Battery Life: 2-3 Days
Battery Capacity: 5100 mAh
Quick Charge: Yes
Weight: 186 grams

The UMiDigi S2 Pro from… UK : £230 | EU : €255 | US : $299

 

 

Xiaomi Mi Max 2

The Xiaomi Mi Max is just that with a whopping 6.44″ Full-HD screen and a hefty 5300mAh battery to power the smartphone beast to the… drum roll… Max! Whilst you won’t be getting the same amount of battery life you would from a 5″ phone with 5000mAh it’ll still be enough to last you well into the 2nd day.

What’s so impressive about the Xiaomi Mi Max 2 is that it comes with a set of mid-high range hardware but is priced well below the current flagships! This combo of decent specs, enormous screen real-estate and big battery is definitely going to put the Mi Max 2 high up on people’s wishlist.

Whilst it might not have cutting edge bezels, it’s stylish yet minimal all metal design is going to be a big hit with anyone who’s wanted the Galaxy Note to look more like an iPhone!

Quick Specs: Android 7.1.1 Nougat, Qualcomm Snapdragon 625 2.0GHz CPU, Adreno 506 GPU, 4GB RAM, 64/128GB Storage (expandable +128GB), 6.44″ 1080×1920, 12MP Sony IMX386 Rear Camera
Battery Life: 2-3 Days
Battery Capacity: 5300mAh
Quick Charge: Yes (Qualcomm Quickcharge 3.0)
Weight: 210 grams

Grab yourself a Xiaomi Mi Max 2 battery-life master from… UK : £239 | EU : €269 | US : $299

 

 

 

Vernee Thor E – Small & Mighty!

Named after the God Thor himself, the Vernee Thor E packs an all mighty 5020mAh battery into an 8.2mm phone that weighs only 149grams. Now that’s impressive! No longer does more battery life mean more smartphone weight.

The Vernee Thor E also comes with a trick up its sleeve in the form of dedicated that puts the phone into E-Ink mode. There’s isn’t actually any e-ink involved, like the Yotaphone 2‘s second screen, but it puts the phone into super power save mode. Once you press the e-ink button; it lowers the brightness, underclocks the CPU & GPU, Optimises Apps & Notifications and finally turns the screen black and white.

In terms of raw performance, the Vernee Thor E planted firmly in the budget specs arena with low-end MediaTek CPU and 16GBs of storage. Don’t let this put you off though as it has a budget price-tag to match and comes with the latest Android OS 7 Nougat.

Quick Specs: Android 7 Nougat, MTK6753 1.3GHz 8-cores, Mali-720MP3 GPU, 3GB RAM, 16GB Storage (expandable 128GB), 5″ SHARP 1280×720, 16MP Rear Camera
Battery Life: 2-3 Days
Battery Capacity: 5020mAh
Quick Charge: Yes (2 Amp PE)
Weight: 149 grams

Vernee Thor E starts from… UK : £109 | EU : €124 | US : $135

 

 

 

Vernee Thor Plus – AMOLED Beast

At only 7.95mm thick with a battery size of 6200mAh, the Vernee Thor Plus is bucking the trend and showing that you can have it all.

It features an AMOLED 1280×720 display and front-facing fingerprint reader. While it’s not full-HD, it does come with a very affordable budget price-tag, even more so, when considering it has an aluminium alloy unibody design.

The Vernee Thor Plus looks very similar to a lot of other smartphones on the market… but… with a few worthwhile extras. The first being an AMOLED display which will improve contrast and extend battery life. The second is that it’s hiding a 6200mAh battery inside!

Quick Specs: Android 7 , MTK6753 1.3GHz 8-cores, Mali-720 MP3 GPU, 3GB RAM, 32GB Storage (expandable 256GB), 5.5 inch AMOLED 1280×720, 13MP Rear Camera, Dual-band WiFi.
Battery Life: 2-3 Days
Battery Capacity: 6200mAh
Quick Charge: Yes (2 Amp Fast Charge)
Weight: 189 grams

Vernee Thor Plus starts from… UK : £110+ | EU : €130+ | US : $130+

 

 

 

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