Here are the 10 Android phones with the best battery life


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. 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

6. HTC One Max


The “Max” in HTC One Max is more for the giant 5.9-inch display, but it could also be used to describe battery life. The One Max is a lot like the aforementioned Huawei Ascend Mate 7. It has a big, bright, 1080p display, and a fingerprint scanner on the back. The One Max, however, has a very different 4 “UltraPixel” camera. You don’t get the same level of detail as other cameras, but it performs great in low-light.

Battery: 3300 mAh

Key Features:

  • Beautiful display
  • Premium HTC build quality
  • Solid battery life

7. OnePlus 2

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The OnePlus 2 was billed as the “flagship killer,” but it didn’t live up to the hype. OnePlus left out a few important things in order to hit a cheap price point. The good news is that the features they did include are very good. It has a powerful Snapdragon 810, 4GB of RAM, a nice camera, and great battery life. What you won’t get is NFC, which nearly every other Android phone has.

Battery: 3300 mAh

Key Features:

  • Quality design
  • Good camera
  • Powerful specs

8. Samsung Galaxy Note 4


You might be wondering “why is the Note 4 on the list and not the Samsung Galaxy Note 5?” In a move that angered a lot of fans, Samsung actually decreased the battery size from the Note 4 to Note 5. If you want a Note with great battery life, the Note 4 is still the better choice. You’ll also get a beautiful display, excellent camera, and the handy S Pen features.

Battery: 3220 mAh

Key Features:

  • Beautiful display
  • Great camera
  • S Pen features

9. Xiaomi Mi 4c

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Xiaomi phones often get overlooked here in the US. That’s a shame because Xiaomi makes some of the nicest Android phones you can find. The Mi 4c is a beautifully designed phone with equally as beautiful software. Xiaomi throws in some features that you don’t find in a lot of phones, such as IR blaster, USB Type-C, and fast charging.

Battery: 3080 mAh

Key Features:

  • Elegant design
  • Beautiful display
  • Affordable price

10. LG G4

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Taken individually, features like the camera, display, and design of the G4 are quite impressive, if not tops among it smartphone peers. As a package, however, there still seems to be something missing from the overall presentation. For a phone that is not marketed for its great battery life, the G4 is an underrated device.

Battery: 3000 mAh

Key Features:

  • Big, bright, and beautiful display
  • Near-DSLR quality camera
  • Nice design


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.

Joe Fedewa
Ever since I flipped open my first phone I've been obsessed with the devices. I've dabbled in other platforms, but Android is where I feel most at home.

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