Updated on 15 June 2016 by

The best battery life cellphones listing includes some of the best cellphones with atleast 15 hours of talk time. Also note that the cellphones with the best battery life for June 2016 normally run on a Lithium-ion battery with a rating ranging above 3000mAh.

A good battery should be able to keep the phone up and running for a complete day when all its features (3G/Wi-Fi/music/camera) are used on an average basis.

Low to mid-end phones provide around 400 hours of standby time and more than 10 hours of talk time. A typical smartphone features around five hours talk time on 3G (2-3 times more on 2G) and 150 hours standby time. However, battery life drains much faster when you play media and games or surf the web.

So if you wouldn't be able to charge your phone more than once a day, it is advisable to buy a spare battery and keep it as backup. Additional accessories like car adapters and traveller kits are recommended for those who travel a lot.

Some phones like the iPhone, sport a sealed-in battery that Apple replaces for a $79 fee. Some may also ship with an extra battery. Otherwise, make sure that additional batteries suiting your phone are available in the market before buying the phone.
* Most phones pack in Lithium-ion battery ranging between 2000mAh and 3300mAh.
* Vendors conduct battery tests with custom settings which doesnt always reflect real-life usage scenarios.

Check out our list of longest standby phone, top rated by some of the best cellphone reviewers around the web.


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Samsung Galaxy S7
Samsung Galaxy S7 edge
Huawei Nexus 6P
Moto X Force
Samsung Galaxy S7
Samsung Galaxy S7 edge
Huawei Nexus 6P
Moto X Force
$645 - $1,087
$753 - $1,264
$499 - $889
$650 - $850
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Release Date
Mar 2016
Mar 2016
Sep 2015
Feb 2016
Digital Camera Resolution
12.0 MP
12.0 MP
12.3 MP
21.0 MP
Installed RAM (GB)
4.0 GB
4.0 GB
3.0 GB
3.0 GB
Screen Size(Diagonal)
5.1 inch
5.5 inch
5.7 inch
5.4 inch
Front Webcam Resolution
5.0 MP
5.0 MP
8.0 MP
5.0 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
Battery Capacity
3000.0 mAh
3600.0 mAh
3450.0 mAh
3760.0 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)
Carrier
Sprint, Verizon, T-Mobile
Sprint, Verizon, T-Mobile
Average Rating
 4.7 stars
 4.6 stars
 4.5 stars
 4.3 stars
Look and Feel
54% Positive
46% Negative
78% Positive
22% Negative
80% Positive
20% Negative
84% Positive
16% Negative
Camera
94% Positive
6% Negative
100% Positive
61% Positive
39% Negative
66% Positive
34% Negative
Display
81% Positive
19% Negative
76% Positive
24% Negative
66% Positive
34% Negative
70% Positive
30% Negative
Waterproof
100% Positive
100% Positive
Storage
57% Positive
43% Negative
33% Positive
67% Negative
100% Positive