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Smartphones With The Longest Battery Life

by Erik Apple

 

There are long-lasting phones, and then there is the ZenFone 3. The Asus phone may boast dual rear cameras with an optical zoom, but its true standout feature is its long-lasting battery life. To put it simply, the ZenFone 3 Zoom is the longest-lasting smartphone we've ever tested.

 

  1. Fone 3 Zoom: 16:46
  2. Cat S41: 15:19
  3. Moto E4 Plus: 14:48
  4. Huawei Mate 10 Pro: 14:39
  5. LG X Power: 12:58
  6. BlackBerry KeyOne: 12:47
  7. Sony Xperia XA2 Ultra: 12:46
  8. Cat S60: 12:42
  9. Google Pixel 2 XL: 12:09
  10. ZTE Blade V8 Pro: 12:08
  11. ZTE Max XL: 11:53
  12. Moto G5S Plus: 11:50
  13. Sony Xperia XZ2: 11:47
  14. BlackBerry Motion 11:44
  15. Moto G5 Plus: 11:43
  16. Moto X4 Android One: 11:41
  17. Galaxy Note 9: 11:26
  18. Asus ZenFone Max Plus: 11:25
  19. iPhone 8 Plus: 11:16
  20. Honor View (tie): 11:12
  21. LG X Venture (tie): 11:12

 

The runner-up, the durable Cat S41, was almost 90 minutes behind the ZenFone 3 Zoom in our testing, but it's still the only other phone we've tested recently to last longer than 15 hours on a charge. Motorola makes a very strong showing on this list, too. The affordable Moto E4 Plus lasted 14 hours, 48 minutes on our battery test. While that's nearly two hours short of the ZenFone 3 Zoom's result, it's still impressive for a phone you can buy for less than $200.

Our list of the top 20 longest-lasting phones include devices that held out 11 hours or more when we test their battery by having them surf continuously over LTE until they run out of juice. That's well ahead of the average smartphone, which conks out at 9 hours, 48 minutes. You'll find everything from budget phones like the Moto G5 Plus to flagship devices from Samsung (Galaxy Note 9), Google (the Pixel 2 XL), and the Huawei Mate 10 Pro. As for iPhones, the iPhone 8 Plus remains the only Apple device on this list, after the iPhone XS Max topped out at 10 hours, 38 minutes.

Two phones that don’t make our top 20 are the Huwaei P20 Pro and Vivo Nex S. Both are certainly long-last models — the P20 Pro held out for 14 hours, 13 minutes, while Vivo’s phone lasted 13 hours. However, neither phone is being sold in the U.S. If nothing else, consider the performance of both devices to be a teaser of just how long a smartphone can last.

When testing phones, we set each phone's display to 150 nits to normalize for brightness and make sure each handset is receiving at least three bars of service.

 

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