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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, AT-T
Sprint, Verizon, T-Mobile, AT-T

  • Always a relevant player in the space, Samsung has yet another formidable offering that sets the benchmark high for all other phones coming out this year. The specs might not be a tremendous upgrade, but at the end of the day, when you want a phone that just works, the Galaxy S7 fits the bill. When we think of a flagship, we envision something that just works flawlessly and without much hassle. This is exactly that!


  • 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.

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    Samsung's flagships have always been the trend-setters, and the Galaxy S7 proudly joins its predecessors. Fair enough, after the fundamental overhaul last year, the focus in 2016 is on fine-tuning, polish and refinement. The camera and the Always On display are the couple of attention grabbers but the big story is simple, as usual. The Galaxy S7 is such a complete package that taking a rest on the seventh was obviously never on Samsung's mind.


  • 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.

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    If you break it down to its parts, you will be right to ask what stopped Samsung from delivering it a year ago. Try it, and the experience may change your perspective. Hold it in hand and you may as well wish all phones were like it.


  • Huawei, in the end, stands to greatly benefit from the Nexus 6P. Its name on the back of the phone might be overshadowed by the humungous Nexus moniker that’s splashed on there as well, but it very well has deeper implications to its reputation. The Nexus 6P is without question, the single best designed Nexus device since the series’ genesis.


  • The Google Nexus 6P is one of the best unlocked smartphones you can buy, thanks to a heady combination of powerhouse hardware, an excellent camera, a reliable fingerprint scanner, and the promise of the latest Android updates.


  • 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.


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

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    Yet, clearly, the Moto X Force isn't going to try and impress users who go for the next big thing every season. It was built to last and then went on to tick most of the big hardware checkboxes: screen resolution, chipset, camera, and battery. The result is a solid performer that gives its owner a peace of mind and doesn't stop when the going gets tough.


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


  • 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