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Battery life is largely defined by the milli ampere-hours (mAh) factor, and typically, the greater the mAh, the longer the battery life you get. Additionally, battery life is measured in terms of "stand by time" and "talk time"; the first expresses how long your phone can remain on (without dying out) while in an unused state; and the second indicates the number of hours it allows you be on a call without having to charge the battery. So, for example, a 1200 mAh battery can offer you around 5 to 6 hours of talk time, while a 1600 mAh battery could give you talk time of almost 10 hours.

Moreover, Android phones are said to enhance long battery life by managing the phone's RAM in the most efficient manner. Great battery life Android phones are available with Android 4.0 (Ice Cream Sandwich) and Android 5.0 and are powered by processors with rapid speeds of 1.2 GHz to 1.6 GHz. These phones also come with a multitude of desirable features, like 5 to 8 megapixel cameras, large screens, 3G, 4G etc. So skim through our product listing of the best battery life Android phone and round up the features most advantageous to you, to pick your most fitting smartphone.

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Samsung Galaxy S7

Samsung Galaxy S7


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Samsung Galaxy S7
Samsung Galaxy S7 edge
Huawei Nexus 6P
Moto X Force
Huawei P9
Samsung Galaxy S7
Samsung Galaxy S7 edge
Huawei Nexus 6P
Moto X Force
Huawei P9
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Release Date
Mar 2016
Mar 2016
Sep 2015
Feb 2016
Apr 2016
Battery Capacity
3000.0 mAh
3600.0 mAh
3450.0 mAh
3760.0 mAh
3000.0 mAh
Operating System
Android OS, v6.0 (Marshmallow), Android 6.0, Android 6.0
Android OS, v6.0 (Marshmallow), Android 6.0
Android OS, v6.0 (Marshmallow)
Android OS, v5.1.1 (Lollipop), planned upgrade to v6.0 (Marshmallow)
Android OS, v6.0 (Marshmallow)
Digital Camera Resolution
12.0 MP
12.0 MP
12.3 MP
21.0 MP
12.0 MP
Installed RAM (GB)
4.0 GB
4.0 GB
3.0 GB
3.0 GB
3.0 GB
Screen Size(Diagonal)
5.1 inch
5.5 inch
5.7 inch
5.4 inch
5.2 inch
Front Webcam Resolution
5.0 MP
5.0 MP
8.0 MP
5.0 MP
8.0 MP
Processor Type
Dual-core 2.15 GHz Kryo & dual-core 1.6 GHz Kryo, Quad-core 2.3 GHz Mongoose + quad-core 1.6 GHz Cortex-A53, 1.6GHz octa-core, 1.6GHz  octa-core
Dual-core 2.15 GHz Kryo & dual-core 1.6 GHz Kryo, Quad-core 2.3 GHz Mongoose + quad-core 1.6 GHz Cortex-A53, 1.6GHz  octa-core
Quad-core 1.55 GHz Cortex-A53 & Quad-core 2.0 GHz Cortex-A57
Quad-core 1.5 GHz Cortex-A53 & Quad-core 2.0 GHz Cortex-A57
Quad-core 2.5 GHz Cortex-A72 & quad-core 1.8 GHz Cortex-A53
Carrier
Sprint, Verizon, T-Mobile
Sprint, Verizon, T-Mobile

  • Samsung has tweaked the winning design from the S6, righted the wrongs of its previous flagships, and made a phone you don't want to put down. The Samsung Galaxy S7 is iterative perfection.


  • Stunning. Samsung has just raised the bar for every other Android device. Simply put, if you want to buy a new phone right now, this is the one to pick.


  • The Samsung Galaxy S6 was the best phone of 2015 and, although it’s still early days, the Galaxy S7 is a serious contender for best phone of 2016. Samsung has taken into account what its fans want, addressing the three main areas of concern: removable storage, waterproofing and battery life. It’s also upgraded the core hardware and photography gear, added an always-on display and some useful software. Right now the Galaxy S7 is simply unbeatable.


  • The gorgeous Galaxy S7 Edge makes the best Android phone that much better.


  • Pricing wasn’t particularly on the side of the Galaxy S6 edge last year, mainly because for a phone that matched the S6 on paper, its added $100 premium cost on top of the S6 didn’t seem justifiable. Not surprisingly, though, the S7 edge’s pricing follows the same strategy by being accompanied with an additional $100 cost over what most of the domestic carriers will be selling the S7 for.


  • Five stars to Samsung, as the brand iterates perfectly on an already award-winning smartphone, adding a brilliant camera and gorgeous design.


  • Google's Nexus 6P is easier to hold and easier on your wallet, compared to the Nexus 6 from a year ago. New features, like a fingerprint sensor, reversible USB-C port and a better camera, are the selling points for this all-metal Android phablet.


  • The bigger of this year's two Nexus handsets seems like a dream on paper, with premium build quality, top-tier specs and access to the latest software updates straight from Google. Most importantly, Google finally has made a big phone that's comfortable to use with one hand. It's great for die-hard Android enthusiasts, but we're all spoiled for choice this year and the Nexus 6P doesn't do much to outshine the competition.


  • - Hell, it’s the best Android phone ever.
    - Android apps, generally speaking, aren't as good as iOS apps.
    - The 6P is slim and polished, more carefully created and assembled than any Nexus before.
    - It’s still among the best low-light smartphone cameras, but it’s not reinventing any wheels here.


  • With an uncommonly tough screen and similarly robust battery life, Motorola has created a seriously solid flagship phone.


  • Strong, fast and very long-lasting, the Moto X Force delivers something different for a flagship – and for the most part it works.


  • The Moto X Force is undeniably a force to reckon with among smartphones. This is a powerhouse of a smartphone with good looks, a superb screen, great performance and an excellent camera. Above all, it has a killer feature that's currently exclusive to it: the Moto X Force's display is truly shatterproof, and as a result, the phone can take a pounding like no other.


  • There’s a steep price tag attached to the Huawei P9. In its basic configuration, the smartphone retails for $600 to $650, which means that buyers will be expecting to get tons of value in return. All in all, Huawei’s new flagship is a good smartphone. Not a ground-breaking one, but a good one nonetheless. Throughout our testing, we did not come across any major, deal-breaking flaws. The UI ran smoothly, the camera worked fine, and the screen, despite its inaccurate color reproduction, got the job done.


  • The P9 is another accomplished smartphone from Huawei, with an innovative camera setup and plenty of power under the hood. But it's not perfect, and there are still issues with the heavy Emotion UI.

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    With Huawei P9 the photography geeks will rejoice while the rest may find a stunning looker they must have. The Huawei P9 may not be the fastest smartphone around, but it is so many other things. It's beautiful and snappy, it's a skilled photographer, it's got a great screen, rich software features and customizations, and it's also got expandable storage. The competition has a lot to offer, too, but so does the P9. A more palatable pricetag would certainly help its case as well.


Top 5 battery-life android cell phone of 2016:

  1. Samsung Galaxy S7
  2. Samsung Galaxy S7 edge
  3. Huawei Nexus 6P
  4. Moto X Force
  5. Huawei P9