While we try to factor in all of the features that make up a good phone to rank the best Android phones for most people, not everyone has the same priorities. For those of you that really tax your phone and can’t take the risk of it dying before your day is up, we’ve assembled a list of the Android Phones with the Best Battery Life.
Now to be clear while we are sorting these phones by battery capacity, we aren’t including any duds in this list that just happen to have a giant battery stuffed into them, these phones are all going to give you a solid overall experience as well as multi-day battery life.
While Motorola has decided to stop attempting to push new flagship smartphones, the company has found its bread and butter in the budget market. The Moto G Power has a great 5,000mAh battery paired with a near-stock Android experience with a few helpful software features. The company’s G-lineup of devices continues to impress on a yearly-basis, and the G Power (2021) is no exception.
Battery: 5,000 mAh
- Near-stock Android software
- Extra features and gestures built-in
- Extremely budget-friendly
Going from budget to flagship, the ROG Phone 5 is not just the phone for serious gamers to look at. The phone has an enormous 6,000mAh battery, paired with a gorgeous 144Hz display and customizable trigger buttons to provide that competitive edge. You’ll also find all of the latest flagship specs, including the Snapdragon 888 SoC paired with up to 16GB of RAM.
Battery: 6,000 mAh
- 144Hz refresh rate
- Customizable touch-sensitive trigger buttons
- All the mobile power you could want
Samsung’s Galaxy S20 Ultra was a pretty impressive device in its own right, but with the Galaxy S21 Ultra, the company turned this into a powerhouse. Not only are you getting a 5,000mAh cell, but Samsung has made leaps and bounds when it comes to software optimization. Throw in the awesome rear camera array and you have one of the best phones that will last for a few years.
Battery: 5,000 mAh
- Arguably the best smartphone camera system
- Samsung’s software optimization has come a long way
- Design is sleek and fluid
In 2020, the ASUS Zenfone 6 was our top pick if you wanted the best battery life in an Android phone. This time around, the competition has gotten a bit stiffer, largely in part to the Snapdragon 888 and its improvements. The ZenFone 7 Pro makes the list this year, with its 5,000mAh cell, along with a unique Flip Camera system that removes the need for a hole-punch selfie camera cutout.
Battery: 5,000 mAh
- Unique Flip Camera
- No hole-punch on the display
- Fast charger included
5. Poco X3 Pro
Although Motorola may be at the top of the list, the Poco X3 Pro is right behind it. The only issue with this device and its 5,160mAh cell is that it’s not readily available everywhere, as Xiaomi only released the device in select markets. But for less than 249 Euros, you’re getting a fantastic device that puts other budget-friendly devices to shame.
Battery: 5,160 mAh
- 120Hz refresh rate
- 3.5mm headphone jack and stereo sound
- Powerful on a budget
Another Xiaomi device makes the list, but this time its with the Redmi Note 10 Pro. You’ll find a substantial 5,020mAh battery paired with 33W fast charging speeds, and a solid camera system. There’s a reason why the Redmi lineup is one of the most popular options in the world, and it all comes down to price to performance.
Battery: 5,020 mAh
- Big and vibrant display
- 33W fast charging
- Solid camera system
It may be seem a bit absurd to see the Pixel 5 on the list for Android phones with the best battery life. But Google’s decision to opt for the Snapdragon 765G and get out of the flagship race has paid serious dividends. Stock Android offers some of the best software in a smartphone, and even with the smaller 4,080mAh battery, you’re going to be able to see at least a day of battery usage.
Battery: 4,080 mAh
- Stock Android
- Great cameras
- Wired or wireless charging available
Xiaomi’s Mi 11 Ultra is one of the most impressive devices that we’ve ever seen, even with an enormous camera module that has a display built-in. The device features a 5,000mAh battery which is great, but Xiaomi also includes support for either 67W wired or wireless charging speeds. Having the ability to fast-charge your smartphone at the same speeds regardless of how you do so is pretty incredible.
Battery: 5,000 mAh
- Chonky but unique camera system
- Goregous AMOLED display w/ 120Hz refresh rate
- 67W wired or wireless charging
There are great smartphones, and less-than-stellar smartphones, but there is also one common denominator compared to the Doogee S88 Pro – they pale in comparison when it comes to battery life. Doogee packed this rugged smartphone with an absolutely absurd 10,000mAh cell, along with including wireless charging. This battery should last you for at least a few days, if you’re willing to deal with the added bulk from the overall design.
Battery: 10,000 mAh
- Ridiculously large battery
- Capable of wireless charging
- Perfect for a construction site
One of the best smartphones overall from last year came as a surprise with the Galaxy S20 FE. The S20 FE shows that Samsung does tend to listen to its customers from time-to-time, as the device brings the price down compared to the other Galaxy S20 devices. But other than a plastic back, the rest of the phone is practically the same as the Galaxy S20 from software to cameras, and everywhere in between.
Battery: 4,500 mAh
- Fantastic value for performance
- Great triple camera setup
- Software optimization is key
11. Nubia RedMagic 6
While continue to see Samsung and Xiaomi duke it out for the best overall smartphone of 2021, Nubia’s RedMagic 6 is here to take on the likes of the ASUS ROG Phone 5 and BlackShark Pro. The software isn’t the prettiest, but the RedMagic 6 is designed specifically for gamers to be able to keep going and going with its 5,050mAh cell and 165Hz refresh rate display. There are even built-in RGB light strips and dual vents with independent fans to keep your phone cool when gaming for long periods of time.
Battery: 5,050 mAh
- Built-in RGB light strips
- Dual vents for keeping phone cool
- Up to 165Hz refresh rate