There was an era when swappable batteries were found in smartphones and what a practical time it was as we had no worries regarding the remaining juice left in our handheld devices.
However, since the inception of non-removable batteries in smartphones, the urge to find the longest battery has been increased. Few makers used to pay heed to the battery power, however, this year has witnessed some state-of-the-art devices with ample to strong batteries under the hood.
Android smartphones are superior in terms of diversity as different manufacturers use the platform to provide their best to the consumers. Our list here presents smartphones having the longest battery life without any ranking and cover only those that pack some worthy and substantial specs.
Check out our ranking of the best mobile phones with the longest battery life
Honor is the company that always tends to provide some great featured-packed phones in a mid-range price segment. This year they targeted the market with Honor Play, a flagship killer device with great performance and battery life.
Honor Play comes with a massive 3750mAh battery that also supports 18W fast charging which can charge up the phone from 0% to 50% in 30 minutes. If you just want a great gaming experience, performance, and extended battery life, this phone will not disappoint you.
Huawei Mate 20 Pro
Huawei Mate 20 Pro is one of the best smartphones of this year and it is the strong contender in our best smartphones list of 2018. The device has a tempting design language and its display is a treat to watch. With great performance and camera capabilities, the Mate 20 Pro is a smartphone that is the daily driver for many tech bloggers and YouTubers.
One of the features that makes it superior to its competitors including Samsung Note 9, iPhone XSMax, and Google Pixel 3XL is its long battery life and fast charging capabilities. The phone with industry-best 4,200 mAh battery and software optimization last an entire day on heavy usage while provides you with enough juice for two days if you are a moderate user.
Mate 20 Pro is also capable of first-ever wireless reverse charging technology which enables us to charge other wireless-enabled devices including smartphones and earbuds. Huawei Mate 20 Pro sends 60+mAh per minute to the battery and has a 40-watt charger that makes the device the fastest charging smartphone right now.
It has become a norm for OnePlus to offer a phone that qualifies in the best of best smartphone lists every year and that too in a price range that doesn’t demand your kidney at all. You know what we are talking about!
This year the company came up with OnePlus 6T which didn’t surprise me at all as the device is amazing, user-friendly, classy, and offers premium specs. With the features like an In-display fingerprint sensor, a lightning-fast processor, an enticing price, and one of the best cameras, the phone is surely a hero.
One of the tempting features that the OnePlus has perfected over the years is its battery and charging capabilities. The device comes with a 3,700 mAh battery and famous dash-charger that is one of the best chargers in the industry. The device easily manages a day of a user with a single charge that pushes the limits of a smartphone.
Samsung Galaxy Note 9
Few phones are there which efficiently use the trendy beg sizes of the smartphones like Galaxy Note 9. The stylus is the trademark for Note 9 and for good. It provides smooth usability to corporate users, graphic designers, and other professionals. If iPhone perfected the touch enables smartphones, Samsung refined the stylus with innovative technological innovations.
That’s not all, Note 9 features some amazing specs and features under its hood other than the stylus. The phone has got a pretty solid build with a great design language. The display of the phone provides an appreciable immersive experience with enough processing power to play every game at Play Store.
Speaking of the battery of the phone, it comes with a 4000mAh battery which is a significant improvement over the predecessor, Note 8. The extra cells in the battery easily manage a day with moderate to heavy usage, however, the Note 9 battery is not sufficient for longer gaming sessions with a single charge.
Although Note 9 improved much in the battery department, it has got an average Quick charge performance because of the outdated Qualcomm’s older Quick Charge 2.0. If you are going to buy this phone, mind it that Note 9 takes 2 hours to charge the battery from 0 to 100%.
Vivo V11 Pro
Over the course of time, Vivo has cemented a reputation to be the first brand to introduce innovative features like the in-display fingerprint sensor in Vivo Nex. While other brands keep such unique features to their premium phone, it seems Vivo wants it to reach wider. Vivo V11 Pro is the latest example of a feature-packed yet affordable mid-range device.
Vivo V11 Pro has an amazing screen and is a fast performer. The camera is capable enough to take vivid pictures, and features like the in-display fingerprint sensor make the Vivo V11 Pro look like a phone from 2019.
It is powered by a 3,400mAh battery and Dual-Engine Fast Charging which literally has amazed us in comparison to charging capabilities offered by other manufacturers especially in their mid-range devices.
Vivo V 11 Pro takes 1 hour 43 minutes from flat to 100% with an 18 W charger. Moderate usage of 1 hour squeezes 14% of battery out of the phone while 1 hour of extensive usage and gaming consumes 18% battery which indicates the amazing battery optimization of the phone.
OPPO R17 Pro
OPPO R17 Pro is neither a flagship nor a mid-range device from the company. It packs some amazing features and specs in a captivating body but falls short of other flagships in the camera and processing department. The phone is an expensive mid-range device from the OPPO and it justifies its price if you compare it against the other mid-range smartphones.
OPPO R17 PRO features SuperVOOC Flash Charge technology and a 3700mAh battery. We noticed that the device performed surprisingly well against the fast charging of Huawei Mate 20 Pro. Although it draws a much lower current than Mate 20 Pro, it falls just a few minutes behind Huawei’s latest flagship. The phone handles a day of heavy usage easily without a need of a charger to be carried along.
Xiaomi POCO F1
Xiaomi is the only brand that tackles the likes of OnePlus by adopting the same strategy of giving flagships specs at an affordable price but with a more vigorous approach. It’s the world’s cheapest phone that offers the flagship Snapdragon 845 on a budget to an affordable price. Though one has to sacrifice premium build quality and display.
The POCO phone carries a 4000mAh battery which is again not a norm found in even flagships except a few. It ships with Quick Charge 3.0 Qualcomm’s enabled charger which makes sure that you get fast charging at a faster rate. The device is good to go for a full day of heavy usage.
Why Our list is Unique?
The above data is a combination of reliable information from the tech blogs, YouTubers, and our in-house lab results.
If you are still wondering, why some devices haven’t been featured in our list of best smartphones 2018 with longer battery life?
Phones like Pixel 3XL didn’t qualify for this list due to failing in the battery section in comparison with the above smartphones while Phones like Honor 10 and Xiaomi Mi8 didn’t get an inclusion due to not offering the best in town. In simple terms, we went for an X-factor with a strong battery.
If you think that we missed a phone or have any recommendations, feel free to tell us in the comments section below.