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Mobile Olympics: phones with the best battery life

0. phoneArena 20 Oct 2014, 04:08 posted on

We take another peak in our database of battery tests to see which phones offer the longest battery life, and the results might surprise you. It's not always the most popular flagship phones, and not even the ones with the highest juicer capacity that have the best battery life, but rather phones that are a good mix of battery capacity, frugal processors, and most of all - power-sipping screens...

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posted on 25 Jul 2014, 11:43 1

144. wilsong17 (unregistered)

Agree note 3 plus 10000 zero lemon battery== beast mode

posted on 25 Jul 2014, 13:43

146. VZWuser76 (Posts: 4707; Member since: 04 Mar 2010)

Look at what computers were like when he said it. Different times call for different specs. I doubt they were figuring on streaming video at 1080p when he said that.

posted on 25 Jul 2014, 15:15 1

151. zacsaturday (Posts: 231; Member since: 09 May 2014)

you don't need to wait. thire is something hat could last an Entire (24 hours) of pure hardcore gaming/movie-watching.

Galaxy Note 3. + Galaxy Note 3 external battery charger.
http :// mugen . co / batteries.html (remove spaces)

Then buy 5900mAh extended battery and swap with original, and violla! A phone that easily a day.

(I haven't checked, but when i use it (i play a lot of games and watch movies) it gets to around 10% after 2 days and one night.)

And then you can swap out for another and you last another 2 days while charging the battery with a external battery charger.

posted on 25 Jul 2014, 15:16

152. zacsaturday (Posts: 231; Member since: 09 May 2014)

WHATTTT!!!, 10000mAh battery. *whistle* sweet.

posted on 25 Jul 2014, 23:42 2

156. sid07desai (Posts: 290; Member since: 03 May 2012)

10,000 mAh? Might as well use your phone as a dumbbell then

posted on 26 Jul 2014, 18:17 2

160. romeo1 (Posts: 729; Member since: 06 Jan 2012)

My z ultra lasts almost 2 full days without a charge and i do use allot.
On the sony site i could buy a cover with a 5000mah batty inside. Would probably get around 5days with that. Total would be 8050mah.but for me 2days is enough. Waiting for a z2/3 ultra ;)

posted on 26 Jul 2014, 18:20

161. romeo1 (Posts: 729; Member since: 06 Jan 2012)

They are stating the onscreen time here. Most of the big screened/high resolution phones won't make the cut. It tells allot about the s5/z2/m8 that they made the cut.

posted on 27 Jul 2014, 03:21

163. gaara6775 (Posts: 738; Member since: 20 May 2014)

With extreme power saving modes m8,s5 could reach up to 1 week,just sayin

posted on 20 Oct 2014, 09:02

173. latido (Posts: 45; Member since: 31 May 2012)

still not enough for me. I only got 18-21 hours with zerolemon 10k mAh battery, but that for sure pretty impressive compare to stock battery. Hope one day, smartphone can survive more than 5-7 days with screen on.

posted on 07 Dec 2014, 03:40

179. BlazeHN (Posts: 9; Member since: 27 Jan 2014)

Lol, there is 10,000 mAh battery phones already, just look on Amazon for the Zerolemon extended battery case for the Note 3. And yes its extremly bulky ;D

posted on 07 Dec 2014, 06:26

180. AndrewHipolite (Posts: 2; Member since: 29 Apr 2014)

But dude, the article is not about "the phone with supplemental battery" its about the phone with the default battery. Don't ignore the ideea of the article and so to have a pretext to say something.
Other than that, have a nice day ;)

posted on 17 Dec 2013, 08:49 10

2. SuperAndroidEvo (Posts: 4888; Member since: 15 Apr 2011)

I can attest that the Galaxy Note 3 is very BOSS when it comes to battery life. I can get 3 days on a single charge with almost 7 hours of screen on time. To me that is EPIC!!!!!!

posted on 17 Dec 2013, 08:59 3

6. SuperAndroidEvo (Posts: 4888; Member since: 15 Apr 2011)

Check out post 142 on this link for proof of my battery life:


posted on 17 Dec 2013, 09:44 5

15. PapaSmurf (Posts: 10457; Member since: 14 May 2012)

I hate you. Max I can get is five hours of on-screen time. I multitask and use up 80-90% of the RAM most of the time, so that's probably the reason why. Battery usually lasts me 30-36 hours before I have to charge it, and yes this includes surfing the web, Facebook, Pandora, YouTube, etc. all on LTE.

Have you noticed how fu----g fast it charges? Mine goes from 1-100% in 70 minutes.

posted on 17 Dec 2013, 10:35 7

21. SuperAndroidEvo (Posts: 4888; Member since: 15 Apr 2011)

Yes it's just so extremely SICK how GREAT the Samsung Galaxy Note 3 is.


posted on 17 Dec 2013, 11:42 9

31. JakeLee (banned) (Posts: 1021; Member since: 02 Nov 2013)

Good for you, Smurfette.

70 minutes might be still acceptable for staying awake nearby with a fire extinguisher ready.

What? Sammy didn't include a fire extinguisher in the box?

Too bad.

posted on 17 Dec 2013, 12:30 1

39. dratomic (Posts: 483; Member since: 09 Oct 2013)

note 3 is superb but GSMArena has a new battery champ; lg g flex

posted on 17 Dec 2013, 12:31 16

40. ihavenoname (Posts: 1693; Member since: 18 Aug 2013)

JakeLee, that comment above was full of jealousy and hate, Samsung phones don't catch fire more than other phones, only couple have and they had unoffical batteries.

posted on 17 Dec 2013, 12:47 8

42. PapaSmurf (Posts: 10457; Member since: 14 May 2012)

He sees my name and instantly creates lies and stories. It's okay, no one likes jealous haters.

posted on 17 Dec 2013, 14:14 2

45. jacko1977 (Posts: 428; Member since: 11 Feb 2012)

what u say about apple ijunk killing people buy 1 and u get a free ambulance

posted on 03 Jan 2014, 20:15 1

71. mattkl (Posts: 215; Member since: 01 Feb 2010)

I've got to back you up this time. He attacked and you didn't even provoke anyone.

I think he has a crush on you with that cute little pet name he gave you, just like a girlfriend does. It's mostly true that you abuse the ones you love.

And what's with his hate for Samsung so much? I've only had one Samsung phone (Fascinate) and hated it. I don't hate Samsung just because I didn't like that model.

The way he talks about exploding Samsung phones make me think a Samsung device blew up on you JakeLee? I doubt this, so more unsubstantiated hate about a topic that you have no experience with. Please correct me if I'm wrong.

I'm definitely Android biased but I don't hate on Apple. They make nice devices, just not for me.

posted on 09 May 2014, 11:50 4

116. hemedans (Posts: 598; Member since: 01 Jun 2013)

lumia 1520 is battery champ in gsmarena and not lg gflex

posted on 09 May 2014, 15:17

123. technomichael (Posts: 18; Member since: 27 Dec 2013)

How do you get such good battery life on your note 3? I usually get only 14-18 hours of usage

posted on 17 Dec 2013, 08:49 4

3. rallyguy (Posts: 620; Member since: 13 Mar 2012)

My Note 3 is the first phone that can make it through a normal day (for me) on the stock battery. Battery can always be improved, but at the same time I would rather have a slightly larger phone with a bigger battery. If the media would stop putting so much emphasis on "it's so thin" then maybe manufacturers wouldn't be so pressured to make thin phones.

About half the phones I see, mine included have cases on them anyway. Although I will say my Spigen Ultra Armor case is awesome.

posted on 17 Dec 2013, 08:59 2

7. ePoch270 (Posts: 192; Member since: 26 Sep 2013)

I completely concur anxt mine rocks the Neo Hybrid in red

posted on 17 Dec 2013, 14:17 2

46. jacko1977 (Posts: 428; Member since: 11 Feb 2012)

i got the spigen slim armor and im waiting for the spigen slim armor view


posted on 17 Dec 2013, 16:11

50. rallyguy (Posts: 620; Member since: 13 Mar 2012)

Opps. Slim Armor, that's it. The view looks awesome. But can't beat the slim armor for $14.

posted on 23 Dec 2013, 11:53

62. iskunder (Posts: 3; Member since: 22 Dec 2013)

Hold on a second! it is important to push technology to be more compact and thinness has always led to this. Dont be hasty we still need techhology to be thin but prorities are simply changing and the media is just reflecting what people find important. A thin phone is so nice and protable to have. you even forget about it.

posted on 17 Dec 2013, 08:53 2

5. xperiaDROID (banned) (Posts: 5629; Member since: 08 Mar 2013)

The battery life on my Xperia Z sucks, it can't get through the whole day on a single charge. My next phone must have a good battery life.

posted on 17 Dec 2013, 09:13 1

10. ArtSim98 (Posts: 3535; Member since: 21 Dec 2012)

Z1. Why do I have to put at least 5 characters?

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