Updated on 2 December 2015 by

The best cellphones with 4G need to have a great battery life because most of the 4G capabilities consume a lot of battery.

4G is the latest standard for mobile telecommunication. It uses faster chipsets in phones, more advanced antennas, secure IP based connection etc among other improvements. The average speed of 4G networks is expected to be about twice that of 3G i.e. around 1.5 mbps. 4G networks are presently under development and also number of supporting smartphones is comparatively low.

Many US carriers are branding 3G transitional based technologies as 4G, but these may not necessarily meet the criteria specified. Based on independent speed tests conducted in locations across the US taking into account coverage, download, upload and web loading speed, the 4G LTE technology presently being used by Verizon has proven to be much faster than other types of 4G.

Another important factor to consider while buying 3G/4G phones is the battery life. Since these features consume much power, there is a possibility for battery drain. So make sure the smartphone you are planning to buy has sufficient battery life to keep you going for at least a day.


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Apple iPhone 6s
Samsung Galaxy Note 5
Apple iPhone 6s Plus
Huawei Nexus 6P
Motorola Moto X Play
Apple iPhone 6s
Samsung Galaxy Note 5
Apple iPhone 6s Plus
Huawei Nexus 6P
Motorola Moto X Play
$649 - $900
$350 - $1,133
$750 - $1,200
$499 - $889
$450 - $599
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Release Date
Sep 2015
Aug 2015
Sep 2015
Sep 2015
Sep 2015
Network Type
GSM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900, HSDPA 850 / 900 / 1700 / 1900 / 2100, LTE band 1(2100), 2(1900), 3(1800), 4(1700/2100), 5(850), 7(2600), 8(900), 12(700), 13(700), 17(700), 18(800), 19(800), 20(800), 25(1900), 26(850), 28(700), 29(700) - A1688
GSM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900, HSDPA 850 / 1900 / 2100 - N920T, N920A, LTE band 1(2100), 2(1900), 3(1800), 4(1700/2100), 5(850), 7(2600), 8(900), 17(700), 20(800) - N920A
GSM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900, HSDPA 850 / 900 / 1700 / 1900 / 2100, LTE band 1(2100), 2(1900), 3(1800), 4(1700/2100), 5(850), 7(2600), 8(900), 12(700), 13(700), 17(700), 18(800), 19(800), 20(800), 25(1900), 26(850), 28(700), 29(700), 30(2300) - A1633
GSM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900 - all models, HSDPA 800 / 850 / 900 / 1700 / 1800 / 1900 / 2100 - Global model, LTE band 1(2100), 2(1900), 3(1800), 4(1700/2100), 5(850), 7(2600), 8(900), 9(1800), 17(700), 19(800), 20(800), 28(700), 38(2600), 39(1900), 40(2300), 41(2500) - Global model
GSM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900, HSDPA 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900 / 2100 - XT1562, LTE band 1(2100), 3(1800), 5(850), 7(2600), 8(900), 19(800), 20(800), 28(700), 38(2600), 41(2500) - XT1562
Digital Camera Resolution
12.0 MP
16.0 MP
12.0 MP
12.0 MP
21.0 MP
Installed RAM (GB)
2.0 GB
4.0 GB
2.0 GB
3.0 GB
2.0 GB
Screen Size(Diagonal)
4.7 inch
5.7 inch
5.5 inch
5.7 inch
5.5 inch
Front Webcam Resolution
5.0 MP
5.0 MP
5.0 MP
8.0 MP
5.0 MP
Processor Type
Dual-core 1.84 GHz Twister
Quad-core 1.5 GHz Cortex-A53 & Quad-core 2.1 GHz Cortex-A57
Dual-core 1.84 GHz Twister
Quad-core 1.55 GHz Cortex-A53 & Quad-core 2.0 GHz Cortex-A57
Quad-core 1.7 GHz Cortex-A53 & quad-core 1.0 GHz Cortex-A53
Battery Capacity
1715.0 mAh
3000.0 mAh
2750.0 mAh
3450.0 mAh
3630.0 mAh
Operating System
iOS 9, upgradable to iOS 9.0.2
Android OS, v5.1.1 (Lollipop)
iOS 9, upgradable to iOS 9.0.2
Android OS, v6.0 (Marshmallow)
Android OS, v5.1.1 (Lollipop), planned upgrade to v6.0 (Marshmallow)
Carrier
AT-T, T-Mobile, Verizon, Sprint
T-Mobile, AT-T, Verizon, Sprint
AT-T, T-Mobile, Verizon, Sprint
Average Rating
 4.6 stars
 4.5 stars
 4.4 stars
 4.4 stars
 4.0 stars
Camera
76% Positive
24% Negative
100% Positive
93% Positive
7% Negative
61% Positive
39% Negative
73% Positive
27% Negative
Display
73% Positive
27% Negative
96% Positive
4% Negative
92% Positive
8% Negative
66% Positive
34% Negative
93% Positive
7% Negative
Performance
100% Positive
100% Positive
100% Positive
83% Positive
17% Negative
25% Positive
75% Negative
Look and Feel
92% Positive
8% Negative
81% Positive
19% Negative
41% Positive
59% Negative
80% Positive
20% Negative
61% Positive
39% Negative
Battery
30% Positive
70% Negative
66% Positive
34% Negative
25% Positive
75% Negative
76% Positive
24% Negative
86% Positive
14% Negative

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