Battery life is one of the most important aspects of a smartphone. Since it is the powerhouse of a cell-phone, it is a vital part that keeps the phone running. And so, it is also one of the major things to consider while buying a smartphone. Even if a phone is capable of doing a lot of things, what good is it if it can’t last very long? So, if battery life influences your buying decision, just like mine, here are the Smartphones With Best Battery Life in various price segments.
Redmi 8, 8A
The Redmi 8 and Redmi 8A has its own share of differences. But when it comes to battery, both of them feature the same battery capacity of 5000mAh. Both of these devices also come with the same display size and the same processor, power consumption is also more or less the same. As far as the battery life is concerned the phone can normally back you up for two to three days based on your usage. If you are a multimedia fanatic, you are at luck. These devices can continuously play HD videos for over 15 hours.
But when it comes to changes, they take slightly over 3 hours with the stock 10-watt charger. But since both of these devices support 18-watt fast charging, you can get a separate quick charger to accelerate the charging speed. Charging the device with an 18-watt charger takes around 2 hours to get the handset fully charged.
Samsung Galaxy M21
Launched in early 2020, the Galaxy M21 set the benchmark for budget phones, especially on the battery front. Because of its massive 6000mAh battery, the phone always remained on our list throughout the year. And the perk of having a big battery is a prolonged power backup. If you are a normal user, the phone can easily go for 1.5 to 2 days straight, based on your usage.
To recharge the battery, Samsung has also included a 15-watt Adaptive Fast Charger inside the box. And getting a fast charger inside the box really rare at this price point. So Samsung did a commendable job here. With the fast charger, you can refill the battery in slightly over 2 hours.
Vivo Y-series (Y11, Y12, Y15, Y17, Y19)
Vivo Y-series of smartphones honestly didn’t have good records in terms of specs. They used to have mediocre specs but often used to be overpriced. But it changed greatly this year. The company has been a little generous this year. The generosity was bestowed even on the cheapest Y-series smartphones of the year, the Vivo Y11 2019. And the generosity can primarily be seen especially on the battery front.
Most of the Vivo Y-series (Y11, Y12, Y15, Y17, Y19) features a 5000mAh battery. However, these phones also come with a 10-watt charger inside the box, which takes over 3 hours to get the battery fully replenished. However, unlike the Redmi 8, fast charging is not available here.
Because of its quad rear cameras, the Realme 5 series created quite a buzz in the smartphone industry. But that’s not the only good on this range of phones. It’s capacious 5000mAh battery also deserves some attention.
As far as the big batteries go, they provide prolonged endurance. And same is the case with the Realme 5/5i/5s. Because of the sizable battery, low-res display, and a power-efficient processor, the battery life is genuinely impressive. And software optimizations from Realme also have a great role to extend the battery life. The phone easily lasts for two days on normal use. Sometime, you will even have a spare charge to go for the third day. And that’s genuinely impressive.
Oppo A5 2020
Fancy design, quad rear cameras, stereo speakers, and a decent processor may be enough to please the mid-range crowd. But on top of all that niceties, Oppo A5 2020 comes with a big battery in its appealing body.
Like most of the aforementioned phones out there, it also comes with a 5000mAh battery. So battery life is more or less the same. But due to software optimizations from Oppo, the battery life is slightly better than the competitors having similar specs.
Samsung Galaxy M31
If we have been listing smartphones with the best battery life acknowledging the size of the battery and its backup. In this case, the Galaxy M31 would undoubtedly on the topmost position. The phone comes with a massive 6000mAh battery, which makes it one of the most enduring smartphones of 2020.
As you can expect from a big battery, the battery life is absolutely fantastic. And as the phone comes with a power-efficient display and processor, it further helps to extend the battery backup. But sometimes Samsung’s UI turns aggressive and devours a significant amount of power. Nonetheless, it can easily back you up for at least two days. Charging the phone uses a 15-watt charger, which takes 158 minutes to go through 0 to 100%.
Samsung Galaxy A71
The Galaxy A71 is one of the most notable devices in the midrange segment. Since it’s targeted at multimedia enthusiasts, it created quite a buzz. In the case of Galaxy A71, 64MP quad rear camera also had a great role to steal the limelight. But apart from that, there is a big 4500mAh battery.
With its humongous mattery, the screen on time extends to around 9.5 hours. On normal use, you can manage it for a day and a half. It also features a 25-Watt Adaptive Fast Charger, and it gets the job done in about an hour.
Redmi K20 Pro
The Redmi K20 Pro is a flagship killer. Not just on the performance front but on the battery side as well. It comes with a 4000mAh battery, which might sound modest as the Smartphone makers are including as high as 5000 and 6000mAh battery. But even with the 4000mAh battery, Redmi K20 Pro does an excellent job. A fully charged K20 Pro offers 13 hours of runtime while browsing the internet.
While playing videos continuously, the phone only dies after running for 20 hours. And if you are into voice calls, you can stay on the line continuously for 33 hours on the 3G network.
As far as charging is concerned, it takes 100 minutes while using the supplied 18-watt charger. The phone also supports 27-watt fast charging, which helps you refill the battery even fast.
Redmi Note 9 Pro
Next on the list, we have the Redmi Note 9 Pro. Launched as a successor to last year’s Note 8 Pro, it brings a few upgrades worth noting. And thankfully, one of them is the battery. You get a bigger 5020mAh cell which supports 30W fast charging. Moreover, you get the 30W fast charger inside the box as well. Even in normal usage, you’d imagine this phone will easily last you an entire day, and you’d be right.
However, because it is powering a comparatively energy-efficient IPS LCD display with the standard 60Hz refresh rate. So, you’re bound to get even better battery compared to other phones with a higher refresh rate and a more vibrant display panel. Furthermore, you can also enhance battery life using MIUI 11’s extreme battery saver option. Having said that, Redmi Note 9 Pro’s display is nothing to just pass over, and it suits the price just fine.
Xiaomi Mi Note 10 Lite
Another Xiaomi phone, and another recent release! The Mi Note 10 Lite was launched alongside the flagship Mi 10 5G in Nepal, just a couple of weeks ago. With an elegantly curved design and a vibrant AMOLED display, Mi Note 10 Lite has quite the demand for power. Though this one’s also a standard 60Hz display, it is powered by an energy-efficient Snapdragon 730G SoC, which is meant for gaming. So, even your longest gaming sessions will fare well with its huge 5260mAh battery.
In terms of charging, the phone supports 30W fast charging. Xiaomi promises up to 23 days of standby time, 14 hours of gaming, 23 hours of video playback, 6.8 hours of FHD video recording, 33 hours of 4G calling, etc. Though that may not and most likely will not translate to real-life performance, it gets pretty close. So, if you’re looking for a well-built device with good design, decent performance, and excellent battery life, Mi Note 10 Lite is one of the best smartphones available in Nepal for that matter.
Xiaomi Mi 10 5G
The launch of Xiaomi’s Mi 10 5G was a welcome one in Nepal, ending the company’s streak of budget and mid-range releases in the country. But it’s a special phone as well since it managed to grab multiple Nepal-first features like 108MP camera, Snapdragon 865, 5G connectivity, etc. Despite all these, Mi 10 has an excellent battery life as well. Featuring a big 4780mAh cell, this is easily an all-dayer device with some nice charging chops too.
Though Mi 10 features a 90Hz refresh rate and a big vibrant AMOLED panel, it will still manage to give out 6 hours or more of screen-on-time with medium to heavy usage. So, even if you play heavy games, or shoot 4K or 8K videos for hours, the Mi 10 will give you enough battery life for hours. In terms of charging, this phone is capable of 30W wired and wireless charging, though you’ll have to buy the wireless charger separately. Yet, the wired charger alone will suffice, taking your phone’s juice from nil to full in just a couple minutes over an hour.
Samsung Galaxy Note 10+
The Galaxy Note 10+ is jam-packed with features. And with the S-pen on the board, you get an extra bit of features. So to help you do more with the device, Samsung has included a big 4300mAh battery on the phone.
The Note 10+ has the biggest battery in the history of Note series phones. Bag battery usually translates to better battery life and that’s true in the case of Note 10+ as well. The phone provides 32.5 hours of 3G talk time, 12 hours of web browsing, and almost 19 hours of video playback. Given the specs-heavy nature of the phone that’s absolutely commendable.
The phone impressed us even on the charging speed. Although it comes with a 25-watt charger, it charges the handset even faster than the OnePlus 7 Pro with 4000mAh battery and 30-watt fast charging. With a 25-watt charger, you can refill the battery in less than an hour. But Note 10+ also supports 45-watt charger, which you’ll have to buy separately if you are thinking to accelerate the charging speed. Furthermore, the phone has 18-watt wireless charging and reverse wireless charging options, which are the features to cherish.
iPhone 11 Pro Max
Apple has usually been parsimonious on the battery front. Lately, they have started showing some generosity. Last year’s iPhone XS Max had remarkable battery life. This year, Apple not just improved software optimizations to ensure efficient operation but also increased the battery capacity. The iPhone 11 Pro Max comes with a 25% bigger battery (3969mAh battery) than the XS Max promising even better battery life.
The phone can run up to 21 hours if you engage yourself in video calling in a 3G network. Similarly, the phone will last you for 15 hours if you continuously browse the internet. If you are a multimedia enthusiast and spend time watching videos then you can do so continuously for 19 hours. For charging, you have two options: 18-watt wired charging and 10-watt wireless charging. None of them are actually fast when compared to competitors. The 18-watt charger refuels the battery in two hours.
Summary list of best mobile phones with best battery life (2020)
|S. No.||Smartphones with best battery life in Nepal|
|2||Samsung Galaxy M21|
|5||Oppo A5 2020|
|6||Samsung Galaxy M31|
|7||Samsung Galaxy A71|
|8||Redmi K20 Pro|
|9||Redmi Note 9 Pro|
|10||Xiaomi Mi Note 10 Lite|
|11||Xiaomi Mi 10|
|12||Samsung Galaxy Note 10+|
|13||iPhone 11 Pro Max|