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2016: Smartphones with the Best Battery Life

2016: Smartphones with the Best Battery Life

Concerned about the battery life of your smartphone? Most of us are. If you run a business and are on the calling or receiving end of phone calls, you need a smartphone with a battery you can count on.

Battery life of a smartphone has become one of the leading reasons for buying a new phone. In an effort to find the best battery, we’ve analyzed reports to show the best battery performance.

The Motorola Droid Turbo (BN) smartphone scored the best in Consumer Reports testing. Turbo is an Android with a 5.2-inch touch screen that weighs 6.2 ounces. Motorola claims that it gives you up to 48 hours of talk time, and has rapid wireless charging. However, the Droid Turbo does not have a removable battery.

Samsung’s Galaxy S7 Edge Android has a 5.5 touch screen and weighs 5.5 ounces. Its battery has been upgraded to a 3600mAh and scored 17 hours and 48 minutes in continuous video playback testing. The battery is also non-removable and comes with rapid charging.

The battery capacity has been scaled down from 3,220mAh in the Galaxy Note 4 to 3,020mAh in the Note 5, but still lasted more than a day with heavy use in testing.

For heavy phone usage, OnePlus One is estimated to give you 13 hours and 16 minutes of battery life, according to Tom’s Guide. A more moderate level can get you about a day and a half from the battery. The OnePlus One battery is 3,100mAh, and the device has a 5.5 inch 1920 x 1080 pixel display.

According to Expert Reviews testing, the longest lasting iOS device is the iPhone 6s Plus, coming in at 14 hours and 58 minutes. But the iPhone 6s ranked back in the pack in their testing at 11 hours and 18 minutes.

The top Windows phone for battery life was the Microsoft Lumia 950 XL at 13 hours and 2 minutes, followed by the Lumia 650 at 11 hours and 36 seconds. Lumia 950 only got 10 hours and 1 minute.

Huawei’s Ascend Mate 24G LTE comes with a 6.1-inch display and a 13-megapixel camera but requires no contract. While it does offer great battery life for up to 25 hours worth, the Mate 2 does suffer from low resolution.

The Xiaomi Mi 5  claims that its 3,000mAh battery has the highest density in any current device on the market. You can easily get one to two day’s worth of use out of it with careful usage.

The Sony Xperia Z3 has a 3,100 mAh, battery capacity, and the company says users can get two days out of it. Z3 features something called “Stamina Mode,” which disconnects apps when the Z3 goes to sleep to save battery power.

Some surveys have shown that a lot of consumers purchase their smartphones solely for the battery life. There are more and more phone options out there every year, and people like Apple and Samsung users usually stick with their favorites. However, there are options for those of you who consider battery life over brand value.