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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.

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Samsung Galaxy S7

Samsung Galaxy S7


We looked at around 18 expert reviews for Samsung Galaxy S7 from sites like TechRadar.com, TrustedReviews.com and PCAdvisor.co.uk based on which Samsung Galaxy S7 was ranked as the #1 top battery life cell phone.

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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
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
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)
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.

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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.


  • 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.


  • The best phone Huawei’s ever made, but it repeats old mistakes.


  • Huawei’s P9 is ready to rumble with it’s incredible Leica camera tech and sleek metal body.


Top 5 battery life cell phone - 2016:

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