publishUpdated   Dec 06, 2016, 3:14 pm

In our Android Phone Guide, we rank the best Android phones for most people. We recognize that those phones, while good for most people, are not the best for all people. As a companion to the Best Android Phones, we’ve created the Best Cheap Android Phones, and now the Android Phones with the Best Battery Life. If you need a big battery to get through the day, these are the phones for you.

Note: These phones have been ranked by battery capacity, but that is not the only factor we considered for being included in the list.

1. Asus Zenfone Max

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The Zenfone Max has one of the biggest batteries we’ve ever seen in a smartphone. All that battery makes for a hefty device, but it’s surprisingly thin. Just think of it like a permanent battery case. The Zenfone Max also has a 13MP camera with laser focus, 720p display, 2Gb of RAM, and the Snapdragon 410 processor.

Battery: 5000 mAh

Key Features:

  • Ridiculously large battery
  • Good camera
  • Surprisingly thin design

2. Huawei Mate 8

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The Ascend Mate 8 is huge, both in physical size and battery capacity. It has a gigantic 6-inch 1080p display to go along with the 4000 mAh battery. The display is super bright and gorgeous, and the battery life is exceptional. Huawei also includes a fingerprint scanner on the back and a pretty decent 13MP camera, plus it comes with Android Marshmallow.

Battery: 4000 mAh

Key Features:

  • Big, beautiful display
  • Solid metal construction
  • Decent camera

3. Motorola DROID Turbo 2

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Motorola set out to create a phone with an unbreakable display. Somehow, they were able to succeed. The DROID Turbo 2 is great for many reasons, but the nearly invincible display is the most amazing. It can take almost anything your throw at it and come out without a scratch. The great battery life and good camera make the phone even better.

Battery: 3760 mAh

Key Features:

  • Nearly invincible display
  • Great battery life
  • Good camera

 4. Moto X Play a.k.a. DROID Maxx 2

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A good mid-range phone isn’t hard to find these days. The Motorola DROID MAXX 2 is one of the better devices you can get for under $400. It offers stellar battery life, multiple colors to choose from, and a very solid camera. You’re not going to get the best performance, but at this price the Maxx 2 is hard to pass on.

Battery: 3630 mAh

Key Features:

  • Durable
  • Decent camera
  • Very affordable

5. Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge

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The Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge takes the solid foundation built by the standard Galaxy S7 and improves upon it in a few important ways. Battery life is the main improvement. If you want the Galaxy S7, you should absolutely spend the extra money on the Edge model. You’ll thank yourself when you enjoy the all-day battery life.

Battery: 3600 mAh

Key Features:

  • Fast performance
  • Great camera
  • Top-notch build quality

6. Moto Z Force Droid Edition

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The Moto Z Force’s 3,600mAh battery combined with top notch battery optimization means the device lasts long enough to keep you connected throughout a busy day. The device also has all the makings of a flagship, including an insane 21-megapixel camera, Snapdragon 820 chipset, and more. Those improvements over the Moto Z’s 2,600mAh battery pack makes it worth considering.

Battery: 3600mAh

Key Features:

  • Moto Mods
  • Great camera
  • Fast Performance

7. Google Pixel XL


The Pixel XL has plenty of room inside its 3,450mAh battery pack to make it onto this list, and with the optimizations Google has made to Android — both in general and in their Pixel-specific tweaks — it’s one of the most impressive devices on the market in terms of longevity. Add even more quality traits in allmost every other area and this is once to consider if you need an all day beast.

Battery: 3,450mAh

Key Features

  • Great battery life
  • Pure Android and Google
  • Great Camera

8. Nexus 6P

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The Nexus 6P is Huawei’s first attempt at a Nexus device, and they knocked it out of the park. This is the first time a Nexus can truly claim the title of best Android phone. It has an excellent camera, beautiful, big display, and a charming design. If you don’t mind big phones, this is the one to get.

Battery: 3450 mAh

Key Features:

  • Great camera
  • Insanely fast performance
  • Beautiful display

9. LG V20


The V20 sports a roomy battery pack to make sure it lasts all day. It also employs neat tricks like the use of always-on display and a secondary ticker display to keep you from having to turn your phone on every time a notification comes in, something that surprisedly does wonders for battery life.

Battery: 3200 mAh

Key Features:

  • Great dual camera
  • Sharp display
  • Innovative features

10. OnePlus 3

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OnePlus introduced a new memory management algorithm in the OnePlus 3, and it helps it achieve some of the best battery life you’ll find in a phone despite the fact that it has the lowest capacity on this list. Other OnePlus 3 highlights include a full metal unibody design, 5.5-inch 1080p display, Snapdragon 820 chipset, 6GB of RAM, NFC, 64GB of storage, 16-megapixel rear camera and more.

Battery: 3,000mAh

Key Features

  • Great battery life
  • Full-metal design
  • Snapdragon 820 and 6GB of RAM


There are plenty of Android phones that offer great battery life. We only have so much room in our list, but there are a few extra devices you should consider. Here are five phones that just missed the top ten.