Best battery phones – Battery life is certainly one of the aspects to take into account when buying a new Android smartphone: devices with exceptional hardware, but which leave us on foot after a few hours of use, who knows, maybe just when it would have served us to use them for their primary purpose (an important phone call perhaps), they could turn out to be a bad choice.
With this guide we want to help you choose an Android device that does not abandon you before the evening, even with a fairly intense use: if you are often away from home or traveling and you do not have the possibility to recharge during the day, the ones you find below could be the right purchase for you.
There are true champions of autonomy that require some compromise in performance (and with more affordable prices of course) and also “top of the range” phones that manage to remain operational for many hours. For further information you can refer to our reviews. So let’s take a look at the best battery mobile phones.
- Best battery mobile phones under 200 pounds
- Best battery mobile phones under 300 pounds
- Best battery mobile phones under 400 pounds
- Best battery mobile phones under 500 pounds
- Best battery mobile phones under 700 pounds
- Best battery mobile phones for top of the range
Best battery mobile phones under 200 pounds
It arrived in mid-July 2020, along with a couple of other entry levels. It has a single memory cut and three different colorways, with a vibrant “Sunrise Orange”. A large screen leads to large dimensions, and Redmi 9C does not joke: 164.9 x 77.07 x 9 mm are many and affect good ergonomics. It is therefore impossible to handle it with one hand, also due to a weight that is definitely felt (196 grams).
The 5,000 mAh battery, combined with a certainly not energy-intensive processor and an entry level data sheet, mean that two days of autonomy are the minimum standard. However, it is not unthinkable to reach three days, especially with a more “peaceful” use of the telephone. The triple rear camera consists of a 13 megapixel (f / 2.2) main sensor, flanked by two 2 megapixel (f / 2.4) sensors for depth and macro. The photos are good with lots of light, but the situation gets worse in the evening. Nothing unexpected however, given the price range of the device.Buy it on Amazon at the best price
POCO M3 Pro 5G
It has been in Italy since mid-May 2021 and has once again rewritten the fees for the base range, thanks also to a very aggressive launch offer. Two memory variants and three different colors to choose from. Despite a 6.5-inch screen and not perfectly optimized bezels, the dimensions are not exaggerated: 161.81 x 75.34 x 8.92 mm and a weight of 190 grams. Ergonomics are therefore more than acceptable, even with one hand. With a 5,000 mAh battery the autonomy can only be good, and it is easy to reach two days with normal use.
Using it aggressively you always arrive in the evening. The 18-watt recharge allows you to fill up with energy in about two and a half hours. Few surprises from the rear camera, where the 48 megapixel sensor (f / 1.8) does its job with pleasant photos, especially in good light. Too bad that the two 2 megapixel sensors for macro and depth give substantially useless, a wide angle would have been better.Buy it on Amazon at the best price
Realme 8 5G
It is available in our country from May 2021, in two memory variants and two different colors. The 6.5-inch screen, along with not particularly optimized bezels, brings the dimensions to 162.5 x 74.8 x 8.5 millimeters, with a weight of 185 grams. So the compromise between ergonomics and screen is not bad, too bad for the plastic back cover with a decidedly cheap appearance.
The 5,000 mAh battery, which now seems a fixed point in this price range, allows you to get to at least 8 hours of screen and a couple of days of autonomy, as long as you don’t overdo it with 5G. Also in this case the 48 megapixel sensor alone is able to take good quality photos, even in more difficult situations. Substantially useless the other two sensors, depth and macro that do not help to improve the quality of the shots.Buy it on Amazon at the best price
Redmi Note 10S
Presented in the spring of 2021 together with three other models, it represents the ideal compromise for those who want a fair compromise between price and performance. Despite a smaller screen than other variants (it uses a 6.43-inch panel) the dimensions are not exactly compact: 160.46 x 74.5 x 8.29 mm. Overall, however, the ergonomics are not bad, thanks also to the weight of 178.8 grams which makes it usable even with one hand.
The 5,000 mAh battery is one of the highlights of this model, and thanks to the fast charging at 33 watts it will always be ready for use. A full charge takes just over an hour, but charging covers an entire day of work, even the most intense. Four main camera sensors: one from 64 megapixel (f / 1.79) flanked by an ultra wide angle (FoV 118 degrees) from 8 megapixel (f / 2.2) and from 2 2 megapixel sensors (f / 2.4) for macro and depth of field.Buy it on Amazon at the best price
Best battery mobile phones under 300 pounds
Xiaomi 11 Lite 5G NE
It arrived in mid-September 2021 to make up for the lack of chips that made the previous model impossible to find, from which it inherits the design. The dimensions, in particular weight and thickness, are one of the strengths, despite a metal chassis. It measures 160.53 x 75.63 x 6.81 mm and weighs just 158 grams, a featherweight these days.
The 4,250 mAh battery guarantees excellent autonomy and the fast recharge at 33 watts allows you to fill up with energy in about 60 minutes. Difficult not to arrive in the evening with a charge, unless you overdo it. There remains the excellent rear camera with 74 megapixel main sensor (f / 1.79) which is flanked by an 8 megapixel (f.2.2) ultra wide angle sensor (FoV 119 degrees) and a 5 megapixel telemacro sensor. Very good photos, much better than the 4G version.Buy it on Amazon at the best price
Samsung Galaxy M32
In Italy it can be purchased from July 2021 in a single version (6-128 GB) and in three different colors. On average, the dimensions, which given the presence of a 6.4-inch screen, are all in all acceptable: 159.3 x 74 x 8.4 mm and 180 grams of weight, a good compromise between multimedia and ergonomics.
Thanks to the 5,000 mAh battery with 25 watt fast charging, autonomy is not a problem. You will always arrive in the evening even on the most demanding days, while with a milder use it will be easily possible to cover two days of use. Not bad even the photographic sector, with four rear sensors: the main 64 megapixel (f / 1.8) takes good photos in all conditions and is flanked by an 8 megapixel ultra wide angle (f / 2.2), and two 2 sensors megapixel for depth and macro. Overall the shots are satisfactory, with some difficulties with the ultra wide-angle sensor, which goes into crisis in low light.Buy it on Amazon at the best price of 269£
OnePlus Nord CE 5G
It was launched in June 2021 and focuses mainly on the photographic sector and design. It is available in three color variants and as many in memory. With its 6.43-inch screen it manages to have relatively compact weight and dimensions: 159.2 x 73.5 x 7.9 mm and 170 grams, interesting data in this price range where the “frying pans” dominate.
Not bad the battery, with a capacity of 4,500 mAh and fast charge WarpCharge 30T, manages to overcome without problems the six hours of screen on and recharges in less than 40 minutes. On average the photographic sector, with main sensor of 64 megapixel (f / 1.79), ultra wide angle (FoV 119 degrees) of 8 megapixel (f / 2.25) and 2 megapixel monochrome sensor. The photos are generally good, with some problems with low light and very high contrasts.Buy it on Amazon at the best price of 257.12£ instead of 299£
Redmi Note 11 Pro 5G
The global version was announced in January 2022 and in Italy it can be purchased from March of the same year, in different colors and memory variants. Bulky na not in an exaggerated way, thanks to a 6.67-inch screen (at 120 Hz). This brings the dimensions to 164.19 x 76.1 x 8.12mm with a weight of 202 grams, not a featherweight.
The battery is very good, with its 5,000 mAh and fast charging at 67 watts which guarantees autonomy and short times to restore energy. The photographic sector is not bad, with a 108 megapixel main sensor, flanked by an 8 megapixel ultra wide angle. Less useful is the third 2-megapixel sensor for close-up shots.Buy it on Amazon at the best price of 289£ instead of 319£
Best battery mobile phones under 400 pounds
Samsung Galaxy S20 FE
It has been on sale in Italy since October 2020 in at least six colors and only one memory cut. Despite the 6.5-inch screen, the dimensions are not exaggerated and stand at 159.8 x 74.5 x 8.4 mm and a weight of 190 grams. Ergonomics is therefore not particularly sacrificed for the benefit of usability. The 4,500 mAh battery, supported by a wired charging at 25 watts and wireless at 15 watts, offers a decent autonomy, allowing you to arrive in the evening even on the most intense days, perhaps with some precautions if you work late.
There are three sensors that make up the rear camera: one of 12 megapixel (f / 1.8), flanked by an ultra wide angle, also of 12 megapixel (f / 2.2) and an 8 megapixel 3x optical zoom (f / 2.4) ). Good photos in every situation, even in low light, as well as videos, always defined.Buy it on Amazon at the best price
Oppo Find X3 Lite
It made its debut on the Italian market in March in three different colors and a single memory variant. Interesting dimensions, which stand at 159.1 x 73.4 x 7.9 mm and 172 grams of weight, not bad for a model with a 6.4-inch screen. Overall, therefore, ergonomics and usability are acceptable.
The 4,200 mAh battery, with fast charging at 65 watts, always manages to take you into the evening, leaving all functions active. By reducing the screen refresh to 60 Hz it is possible to squeeze something more, without however reaching two days, if not with a very quiet use. Four rear camera sensors: one 64 megapixel (f / 1.7), one ultra wide angle (FoV 119 degrees) 8 megapixel (f / 2.2), two 2 megapixel (f / 2.4) sensors for macro and image enhancement. Nice shots obtained, with the wide angle that suffers when the light goes down.Buy it on Amazon at the best price of 299£
Samsung Galaxy M52 5G
Samsung Galaxy M52 has also been in Italy since October 2021 and as for the A52 brothers it is available in only one memory variant. There are several colors available, white, black and blue. Inevitable, given the presence of a 6.7-inch screen, have important dimensions: 164.2 x 76.4 x 7.4 mm and 173 grams of weight). Ergonomics therefore at the limit, in this case Samsung has focused more on the multimedia experience.
The 5,000 mah battery, with fast charging at 25 watts, allows you to arrive in the evening without problems, even in case of very demanding use. However, wireless charging is missing. The rear camera is very interesting, with 64 megapixel main sensor (f / 1.8) with OIS, 12 megapixel ultra wide angle (f / 2.2) and 5 megapixel telemacro (f / 2.4). Excellent photos, even if the ultra wide-angle sensor suffers with strong contrasts of light and when the latter falls.Buy it on Amazon at the best price of 339£
Realme GT Neo2
It has been on sale in our country since November 2021 (but was launched in September of the same year) and is characterized by a series of very bright colors and a particularly aggressive list price. Realme did a good job of optimizing, so much so that it contained the dimensions at 162.9 x 75.8 x 8.6 mm despite a 6.62-inch screen.
The weight of 200 grams is felt but is acceptable. The 5,000 mAh battery allows you to reach the evening even on the most complex days and thanks to the 65 watt Super Dart Charge it recharges completely in about half an hour. The rear camera is on average, with a 64 megapixel main sensor (f / 1.8) flanked by an 8 megapixel ultra wide angle (FoV 119 degrees) and a 2 megapixel macro (f / 2.4). Good photos, especially with a lot of light, less good when the lighting conditions are not ideal.Buy it on Amazon at the best price
Best battery mobile phones under 500 pounds
Oppo Reno6 5G
It arrived in the autumn of 2021, a few months after the Chinese version. It is available in two colors and only one memory size. Not bad the dimensions, given the presence of a 6.43-inch screen: it measures 156.8 x 72.1 x 7.59 mm and 182 grams of weight. Ergonomics are therefore good, thanks also to the punch hole solution for the front camera.
The 4,300mAh battery does not disappoint and is supported by fast charging at 65 watts. In this way, even the most demanding days are covered, with the possibility of a short recharge for the really full ones. In the segment average, the rear camera, with a 64 megapixel main sensor (f / 1.8), flanked by an 8 megapixel sensor (f / 2.2) with 119 degrees wide angle and a 2 megapixel sensor (f / 2.4) for close-up shots. The shots produced are very good, even without absolutely shining.Buy it on Amazon at the best price
After the vicissitudes related to Huawei, HONOR restarted in the autumn of 2021 with this mid-range but very well-finished model. Despite mounting a 6.57-inch panel (at 120 Hz) the dimensions are more than acceptable (159.96 x 73.76 x 7.78 mm and 175 grams of weight) as well as the ergonomics thanks to the curvatures on the sides.
The 4,300 battery, with fast charging at 66 watts, could make you turn up your nose, but even on the busiest days you always arrive in the evening with over 6 hours of screen on. The camera is not bad overall, with the 108 megapixel sensor (f / 1.9) flanked by an ultra wide angle 8 megapixel (f / 2/2) and a couple of sensors for macro and depth. With a lot of light the photos are excellent, a little less when the conditions are not optimal.Buy it on Amazon at the best price of 329.99£ instead of 449.99£
Best battery mobile phones under 700 pounds
Oppo Find X3 Neo
OPPO Find X3 Neo is on the market in our country from March 2021 with two colors and a single memory variant, an intelligent choice to simplify the choice for users. Despite being less bulky than the Pro version (159.9 x 72.5 x 8 mm) and weighing 184 grams, the ergonomics are not at the top due to a very slippery back cover.
The slightly curved display helps slightly to improve grip, but the use of a protective cover is recommended to avoid damage. Two modules at 2,250 mAh for a total of 4,500 mAh, with wired charging at 65 watts offer good autonomy, even if on the busiest days it is better to lower the refresh rate. Too bad for the absence of wireless charging which would have increased its value.
Excellent quality, very similar to that of the Pro version, with only the ultra wide angle to suffer when the light goes down. The 50 megapixel (f / 1.8) main sensor with OIS is flanked by a 16 megapixel (f / 2.2) ultra wide angle, a 13 megapixel 5x hybrid zoom (f / 2.4) and a 2 megapixel macro sensor ( f / 2.4).Buy it on Amazon at the best price of 599£ instead of 699£
Announced at the end of March together with the Pro version, OnePlus 9 has been on the market since April 2021, with three color variants and two different memory cuts to choose from. With a 6.55-inch screen, dimensions are obviously important: 160 x 74.2 x 8.8 mm and 192 grams of weight. So don’t overdo it, one-handed use is not out of the question, and the iconic slider for silent mode is always present on the left side of the mobile phone.
The 4,500 mAh battery, with wired charging at 65W and wireless at 15W, takes you to the evening even if you need to be careful also due to the high refresh rate. Thanks to the collaboration with Hasselblad the photographic quality improves, although not reaching the best performances on the market. The main 48 megapixel sensor (f / 1.8) is flanked by a 50 megapixel ultra wide angle (f / 2.2) and a 2 megapixel monochrome sensor.Buy it on Amazon at the best price of 529£ instead of 629£
Xiaomi 11T Pro
It is on sale in our country from the end of September 2021, in two memory variants and in different colors, with attractive launch promos. Like the “brother” 11T, the Pro version is also not an example of compactness: 164.1 x 769 x 8.8mm and 204 grams of weight feel, but it is the price to pay for a 6.67-inch screen. However, ergonomics are acceptable. Excellent autonomy, with the 5,000 mAh battery that always takes you to the evening with several hours of screen on.
The ultra-fast 120 watt charging allows you to go from 2 to 100% in about 25 minutes, a real bomb. Good photos of the main sensor from 108 megapixel (f / 1.75), while the ultra wide angle (FoV 20 degrees) from 8 megapixel (g / 2.2) mixes the details due to the low resolution. On the other hand, the 5 megapixel sensor (f / 2.4) that shoots high quality macros is good.Buy it on Amazon at the best price of 649£
Samsung Galaxy S22 5G
Presented at the beginning of February 2022 together with two other models, it is the “basic” version of the Samsung flagships for 2022. It is available in four colors and two memory sizes. Definitely compact by 2022 standards: it measures 146 x 70.6 x 7.6 mm, with a weight of 168 grams, a rarity in the phone market.
The battery seems underpowered, with about 3,700 mAh, so much so that it is not always possible to arrive in the evening with a single charge. Things could get better over time. The photographic sector is of excellent quality: main sensor from 50 megapixel (f / 1.8) with OIS, ultra wide angle (FoV 120 degrees0 from 12 megapixel (f / 2.2) and 3x optical zoom from 10 megapixel (f / 2.4). The shots taken are of the highest level, even at night or in low light.Buy it on Amazon at the best price of 769£
Google Pixel 6
It was presented by Google in the autumn of 2021 but only arrived in Italy during 2022 with a single color. The 6.4-inch screen would suggest small dimensions but it measures 158.6 x 74.8 x 8.9 mm and weighs a good 207 grams. The rear camera has a unique design in the smartphone landscape. Ergonomics are not bad, net of a demanding weight. After a period of adaptation, the 4,614 mAh battery gives its best, allowing you to cover up to 8 hours of screen, following the user’s habits.
Present wireless charging at 23 watts, along with wired charging at 30 watts. The camera fleet has been renewed, with a 50 megapixel (f / 1.8) main sensor flanked by a 12 megapixel (f / 2.2) ultra wide angle (114 degree FoV). The photos obtainable are of the highest quality, in any condition. Too bad only for the absence of the optical zoom.Buy it on Amazon at the best price of 575.34£ instead of 599£
Best battery mobile phones for top of the range
Samsung Galaxy S22 Plus 5G
Presented in February 2022, it is the “middle” model of Samsung’s new flagship series, available in four colors and two memory sizes. While not as compact as Galaxy S22, the Plus version has decent measurements: 157.4 x 75.8 x 7.6 mm and 196 grams of weight, not bad considering the screen and the battery. The latter has a capacity of 4,500 mAh which does not disappoint, touching the six hours of screen and covering even the most demanding days without particular problems. To report the presence of fast charging at 45 watts, with wireless charging at 15 watts.
Three rear camera sensors: main 50 megapixel (f / 1.8) with OIS, 3x optical zoom 10 megapixel (f / 2.4) with OIS and ultra wide angle (FoV 120 degrees) 12 megapixel (f / 2.2). Excellent photos with all three sensors, both day and night: taking a bad photo is almost a feat.Buy it on Amazon at the best price of 944£
Samsung Galaxy S22 Ultra 5G
It is the flagship model of the S22 series presented in February 2022 and can be purchased in four colors and four memory cuts. Includes the S Pen, which has its own slot. If the dimensions are all in all acceptable (163.3 x 77.9 x 8.9 mm) what in the long run tires is the weight of 227 grams, which combined with the above average width makes it more complicated to grip with one hand.
After a few days of settling in, the battery easily reaches six hours of screen on: hard to do worse with a 5,000 mAh unit, which can also count on fast charging at 45 watts (no charger in the package) and on wireless at 15 watts.
Four sensors to keep Samsung at the top even in the photographic field: main 108 megapixel (f / 1.8) with OIS, 10 megapixel (f / 2.4) telephoto lens (f / 2.4) with 3x optical zoom, 10 megapixel (f / 4.9) periscopic telephoto lens with zoom 10x optical and 12 megapixel ultra wide angle (FoV 120 degrees) (f / 2.2). The zoom reaches 100x with impressive sharpness, the shots are always convincing, even at night, when some imperfection is still visible.Buy it on Amazon at the best price
OPPO Find X5 Pro
Presented on February 24, 2022 together with two other mobile phones, OPPO Find X5 Pro is the flagship model of the brand, available in two colors and only one memory cut. Challenging dimensions but not exaggerated, given the 6.7-inch screen: 163.7 x 73.9 x 8.5 mm (and 215 grams of weight) will still be felt in the hand, making it difficult to use with one hand. The autonomy is of an absolute level, thanks to a 5,000 mAh battery, arriving in the evening is not a problem.
And for the most demanding days there is fast charging at 80 watts with the wireless one reaching 50 watts, really not bad. Three rear camera sensors: main 50-megapixel (f / 1.7) with 5-axis OIS, 50-megapixel (f / 2.2) ultra wide-angle (110-degree FOV) and 3x 13-megapixel (f / 2.4) zoom. The collaboration with Hasselblad, but above all the presence of the Marisilicon chipset, allow to obtain shots of the highest quality, at the level of the best models in this sector.Buy it on Amazon at the best price of 1030.45£
OnePlus 9 Pro
OnePlus 9 Pro was announced on March 23, 2021 and has been on the market since April 2021 in three different colors and two memory sizes to choose from. With a 6.7-inch screen, dimensions are inevitably important and come in at 163.2 x 73.6 x 8.7 millimeters and 197 grams in weight. The iconic side slider to silence notifications remains, overall the ergonomics are acceptable.
The results of the 4500 mAh battery (with fast charging at 65 watts, wireless at 50 watts) are good but not amazing, also the fault of the QHD screen. To arrive in the evening you will have to pay attention to the use you make of it. The collaboration with Hasselblad can be seen, but we are still slightly below the best, especially in terms of color rendering. It improves the night mode, even if the wide angle is not up to the main sensor, lacking the optical stabilization.Buy it on Amazon at the best price of 729£ instead of 829£
Google Pixel 6 Pro
Like its “little” brother, Pixel 6 Pro also arrived in Italy at the beginning of 2022, after having been purchased only by importing from abroad. It is a large but not huge smartphone, with its 163.9 x 75.8 x 8.9 millimeters, justified by the presence of a 6.7-inch screen. The quality is perceived at the first touch and there are some goodies such as the dry but pleasant vibration.
The 5,000 mAh battery needs a few weeks to calibrate itself, adapting to the type of use by the user, and allows you to reach the 6-7 hours of screen without particular problems. Good fast charging, at 30W wired and 23W wireless. The photographic sector has been renewed, with the main sensor from 50 megapixel (f / 1.9), ultra wide angle (FoV 114 degrees) from 12 megapixel (f / 2.2) and 4x optical zoom from 48 megapixel (f / 3.5) periscopic. Impeccable photos even if the algorithm needs some improvements to achieve excellence.Buy it on Amazon at the best price of 833.63£
This concludes our buying guide to the best battery mobile phones, updated to May 2022: devices with “record” and non-record autonomy have been included, but all of these should guarantee you won’t be left on foot in the middle of the day. Of course we are open to advice and if you think some other device deserves to be on this list do not hesitate to step forward. What do you think is the best from this point of view?