A decent battery is the root of any smartphone worth its salt. It ensures that you can get the most out of your phone during any point of the day, without worrying about battery drain. More importantly, it dictates whether or not you can listen to tunes on your device on your way home after a long day at work.
Quite a few phones that go all out with their features forget to back it up with a sizeable battery. But, there are still a number options in the market that fall within the mid-range or budget segment.
Keep in mind that battery size alone isn’t the determining factor for a smartphone’s battery life. The phone’s chipset and a consumer’s usage pattern also play a major role.
Asus Zenfone Max Pro M2
Display: 6.26-inch full-HD+ notched display | Protection: 2.5D Corning Gorilla Glass 6 | OS: Android 8.1 Oreo | Processor: Qualcomm Snapdragon 660 1.95GHz octa-core SoC + Adreno 512 GPU | RAM: 3GB/4GB/6GB | Storage: 32GB/64GB | Rear camera: 12MP+5MP | Front camera: 13MP | Battery: 5000mAh
Asus Zenfone Max Pro M1
Display: 6-inch full HD | OS: Android 8.1 Oreo | Processor: Qualcomm Snapdragon 636 SoC | RAM: 3GB/4GB/6GB | Storage: 32GB/64GB | Rear camera: 13MP/16MP + 5MP | Front camera: 8MP/16MP | Battery: 5000mAh
Samsung Galaxy M20
The new kid on the (battery) block
OS: Android 8.1 Oreo with Samsung Experience v 9.5 UX | Processor: Exynos 7904 octa-core SoC with 3GB/4GB RAM | Storage: 32GB/64GB, expandable up to 512GB | Battery: 5000mAh
Mi Max 2
A huge phablet at a reasonable price
Weight: 211g | Dimensions: 174.1 x 88.7 x 7.6mm | OS: Android 7.1.1 Nougat | Screen size: 6.44-inch | Resolution: 1920 x 1080 | CPU: Snapdragon 625 | RAM: 4GB | Storage: 64GB | Battery: 5300mAh | Rear camera: 12MP | Front camera: 5MP
Gionee M7 Power
Phone or a power bank?
Weight: 199g | Dimensions: 156.3 x 75.6 x 8.6 mm | OS: Android 7.1 Nougat | Screen size: 6-inch | Resolution: 1440 x 720 | CPU: Snapdragon 435 | RAM: 4GB | Storage: 64GB | Battery: 5000mAh | Rear camera: 13MP | Front camera: 8MP
Redmi Note 7 Pro
The new Note
OS: Android 9 Pie with MIUI 10 | Processor: Snapdragon 675 octa-core SoC with 4GB/6GB RAM | Display: 6.3-inch FHD+ LTPS in-cell display with dot notch | Rear Camera: 48MP + 5MP | Front camera: 13MP | Battery: 4000mAh
Redmi Note 7
Processor: Qualcomm Snapdragon 660 SoC + Adreno 512 GPU | OS: Android 9 Pie with MIUI 10 | RAM: 3GB/4GB/6GB | Storage: 32GB/64GB | Rear camera: 48MP + 5MP | Front camera: 13MP | Battery: 4000mAh
Budget phone with extra battery
Weight: 174g | Dimensions: 154.4 x 72.2 x 9mm | OS: Android 8.0 Oreo | Screen size: 5.7-inch | Resolution: 1440 x 720 | CPU: Snapdragon 425 | RAM: 2GB | Storage: 16GB | Battery: 5000mAh | Rear camera: 13MP | Front camera: 5MP
More to the point, there’s a big 4,000mAh battery, along with a stock Android 8.0 Oreo UI, a headphone jack and a 5MP front-facing camera. Not bad for the price, but it’s definitely not without compromise.