A mobile phone nowadays has to do a lot more than the good old calling and texting. It doubles up as a camera, handheld gaming console, web browser, and whatnot. To perform these tasks with ease, brands have been increasing the screen size, processing power, and megapixels count in their handsets. All this has led to dull battery life on smartphones. Since battery technology hasn’t evolved much over the years, manufacturers are in the zest to pack in bigger batteries in their cell phones. Let’s look at some Android mobile phones, which easily last over a day or two on a single charge.
Lenovo K6 Power
Price Rs. 9,999
Lenovo’s latest offering K6 Power joins the low-cost metal unibody bandwagon. It is a 4g VoLte enabled dual SIM phone with Full HD 5-inch IPS screen. It is powered by the Snapdragon 430. It has 3 GB of RAM. It has enough power to run without any noticeable stutter or lag. Moreover, thanks to its massive 4000 mAh battery, it can last for a couple of days under moderate use. This bad boy here can go up to 48 hours on 3G and screen-on-time of over 8 hours.
Despite packing in the large capacity battery, the device feels compact. The only gripe here is that it doesn’t come with a quick charge technology. The phone’s other features include a 13-megapixel camera, 32 GB internal storage, microSD card slot, fingerprint sensor, single-band Wi-Fi, Bluetooth v4.1, and A-GPS.
Xiaomi Redmi Note 3
Price Rs. 9,999 (16 GB), Rs. 11,999 (32 GB)
The Redmi Note 3 is a benchmark for budget handsets. The Chinese company’s phone comes with a 5.5-inch Full HD IPS screen. It is powered by the Snapdragon 650 chipset, which comprises of a hexacore unit fused with the Adreno 510 GPU. The dual-SIM handset is fully compatible with VoLTE network. Throw-in a 16-megapixel camera to the mix and you have a winner.
It makes it to the list due to its impressive battery backup. The 4050 mAh battery lasts from dusk until dawn without breaking a sweat. The phone also comes with fast charging technology. You can fully charge the phone under 2 hours and 30 minutes.
Much like the K6 Power, Xiaomi’s phone features a metal body. Among other things, it comes with a fingerprint sensor, dual-band Wi-Fi, Bluetooth v4.1, and A-GPS. The Redmi Note 3 comes in 16 GB and 32 GB internal storage variants.
Samsung Galaxy J7 Prime
Price: Rs. 16,900
The Galaxy J7 Prime also called as the Galaxy ON NXT is an upgrade to the J7 (2016). It comes with a metal unibody construction. At 8 mm, the J7 Prime is one of the thinnest handsets in its class. The phone sports 5.5-inch Full HD screen with a 2.5D curved display. It is powered by Samsung’s in-house Exynos chipset with eight cores and Mali-T830MP2 GPU. It has 3 GB of RAM and 16 GB internal storage.
Although the 3300 mAh battery may not sound impressive on the paper, thanks to some proper software optimisation and fine-tuned chipset, the handset lasts for about a day and a half on a single charge. Using Samsung’s Ultrapower saving feature, you can get even more juice out of this battery.
Rest of the features includes a 13-megapixel camera, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth v4.1, and A-GPS. Regarding software, you get Android Marshmallow with Samsung’s skin. If you prefer not to buy from the Chinese brands, this is an excellent alternative from the South Korean electronics giant.
Moto Z Play
Price: Rs. 24,999
Here comes Lenovo’s second smartphone in this list. The Moto Z Play falls in the mid-range category of smartphones. It flaunts a metal frame construction with premium glass panels on the front and back. The phone has a 5.5-inch Full HD AMOLED screen. It is backed by Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 625 SoC (System on Chip). Onboard storage is 32 GB with 3 GB of RAM.
At 7 mm, the Moto Z Play is incredibly thin. What’s more impressive is that Lenovo has managed squeeze in a 3510 mAh battery in such a slim profile. With moderate use, the handset could go up to two days before needing to charge up. Lenovo has also been generous enough to ship it with a TurboPower charger. It charges the phone to get 8 hours of power in about 15 minutes.
Other features include a 16-megapixel camera, fingerprint sensor, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth v4.0, and A-GPS. The Moto Z Play ships with the Moto-style snap-on protective case.
Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge
Price: Rs. 50,000
If budget is not a concern, here’s the best option in this list. So far, it is the best smartphone made by Samsung. The design and built exude sheer quality as it gets a curved edge display on a metal frame. Without compromising on the aesthetics, Samsung has achieved IP68 certification. The phone flaunts a 5.5-inch Quad HD Super AMOLED screen. The Korean brand has gone all guns blazing with the powerful Snapdragon 820 chip. It comprises of a quad-core CPU coupled with Adreno 530 GPU. You get 4 GB RAM and 32 GB internal storage.
Samsung’s compact and sleek handset packs in a 3600 mAh battery. With moderate use, the handset easily lasts for over a day and a half. You can get a screen on time of anywhere between 6 hours to 6.5 hours, which is impressive for such a powerful device. It supports wireless charging and Quick Charge 2.0.
Rest of the features include an excellent 12-megapixe camera with OIS, dual band, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth v4.2, A-GPS, fingerprint sensor, heart rate sensor, and 4G VoLTE support. The phone runs Android Marshmallow with Samsung’s custom UI on top.
With these power packed phones, you no more need to find charging points everywhere you go. So say goodbye to bulky power banks and enjoy life without worrying about draining the battery.