Think about what good a smartphone would be with a mediocre battery life. A laptop is not meant to be carried around 24/7 as opposed to a smartphone. This is why it is important for a smartphone to have a long battery life; for a laptop, not so much. Also, the battery timing is a major specification that we look for when shopping for a smartphone. Listed below are the top 10 smartphones that have been reported by their respective users as having the longest battery lives.
10. Samsung Galaxy S III
This is one of the most popular smartphones on the market. It is Samsung’s flagship and was released as a direct competitor to the iPhone. It didn’t do badly either especially in the battery power department.
9. HTC One VX
You can get this phone for just $49 with a contract under AT&T. It is packed with an 1800 mAh battery under its hood and delivers enough power to run 4G LTE on its 4.5 inch display for six hours and 58 minutes.
8. Samsung Galaxy S Blaze 4G
With its attractive features and sleek design, the Galaxy S Blaze 4G would let you surf the internet over 4G LTE at blazing fast speeds for seven hours and 11 minutes. This is enough time to spend online before having to find an outlet.
7. Apple iPhone 5
The iPhone is arguably the single most powerful smartphone family in the entire world. It is phone that competitors see as their goal. As if rival companies did not have enough to contend with, the iPhone 5 lasts for seven hours and 13 minutes over 4G LTE.
6. HTC One X Plus
There are many improvements in the One X over its predecessor One X Plus, most notably the battery timing. The 1800 mAh power source was replaced with a 2100 mAh unit, making the newer version last seven hours and 19 minutes on 4G.
5. LG Optimus L9
LG has not been as active in the smartphone market as some other companies but has managed to come up with an impressive phone in the Optimus L9. This one lasts seven hours and 20 minutes on high speed 4G LTE.
4. Samsung Galaxy Rugby Pro
Just as its name suggests, the Galaxy Rugby Pro has been designed to withstand a fair amount of beatings. Add to that the impressive batter life (seven hours and 45 minutes of LTE) and you have a really cool gadget in your hands.
3. Motorola Droid Razr MAXX HD
Higher screen resolution means a higher power requirement which in turn means a smaller battery life. The Droid Razr MAXX HD has managed to pack a 720p HD display with an impressive battery life. The battery lasts eight hours and 13 minutes of 4G.
2. Samsung Galaxy Victory 4G LTE
The Galaxy Victory is possibly the coolest and longest lasting budget smartphone that you can get your hands on. Its battery lasts eight hours and 28 minutes over 3G. Expect a lower figure on 4G though.
1. Samsung Galaxy Note II
The 5.5 inch display and the dimensions of this phone means that it is midway between a smartphone and a tablet, which has earned devices like this the nickname “phablet”. This phone lasted for a whopping 10 hours and 12 minutes over 4G LTE, which means it is the device with the longest battery life.