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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24. protozeloz (Posts: 5396; Member since: 16 Sep 2010)
Lucky in have the Z1
2 hours music playback
And a few games
Not too bad for my first day
25. xperiaDROID (banned) (Posts: 5629; Member since: 08 Mar 2013)
Oh, cool. The Z1's battery life is better than the Z obviously, and I tried the Z1 before and I must say it's a beast, and the new UI is very smooth. My Z is laggy sometimes, so I'm eagerly waiting for the Android 4.3 update for my Z.
Btw, have you update your Z1 to Android 4.3?
26. protozeloz (Posts: 5396; Member since: 16 Sep 2010)
Update is rolling out in stages, mine hasn't arrive but so far I'm happy so I'll wait for it.
While the phone works great the UI leaves so much to be desired, specially the launcher. Luckily the N5 launcher works great on this phone
Oh and today my day is half over and still 67℅ woot! Things will be smoother since Monday is always heavy for me because of constant emails and instant messages and still did quite well
29. xperiaDROID (banned) (Posts: 5629; Member since: 08 Mar 2013)
Lucky you, I was planning to upgrade to the Z1 few months ago, but many people told me that it's not much of an upgrade from the Z. So, I will wait for the Xperia Z2 or maybe the Oppo Find 7.
Enjoy your Z1! :)
32. protozeloz (Posts: 5396; Member since: 16 Sep 2010)
Hopefully the Z2 (or whatever they call it) improves a bit in certain aspects
Here are a few quirks I have found
-yeah it feels "premium" but also feels slippery on the hand and has been on the verge of falling twice.
-the sensor is a bit off (the light sensor that turns the device screen off while I'm talking) at least its not as good as Motorola's
-the earpiece quality is nice but coming from a Motorola phone its way lower, people hear me loud and clear on their end but on my end sound is on the low side
-the waterproof makes it a bit bulky I wish they had an "active" version for people that want waterproof
-no photosphere on the viewfinder and the photosphere addon forces you into a weird social network, and can't post pictures directly to Google plus (witch will look awesome on the device's awesome camera)
36. protozeloz (Posts: 5396; Member since: 16 Sep 2010)
Oh and the cover for the ports and memory, yeah memory and Sim won't be used a lot but the charging one its annoying and I feel like I'm gonna break it, in would recommend anyone to just buy a magnetic charging cable they sell on amazon and it will be much better
70. jad.boutary (Posts: 107; Member since: 04 Sep 2013)
how about 2 days on a single charge with playing games and watch some episodes ??
I love my Htc one max :D
8. mr.techdude (Posts: 569; Member since: 19 Nov 2012)
How come iPhone 5s wasn't in this PA, LOL JK.
but srsly I thought that the HTC butterfly s would score excellent.
20. superfans (Posts: 155; Member since: 30 Jul 2012)
Lol... Give 5s a break , only 4inch and with 64 bit processor yet slim and light are already tough ! You still want a best battery life ?
53. kaikuheadhunterz (Posts: 1157; Member since: 18 Jul 2013)
No, they specifically said 'phones', so it can be from any manufacturer. I'm surprised the Nokia Asha 501 didn't make it here
63. iskunder (Posts: 3; Member since: 22 Dec 2013)
The butterfly would score well I have owned this phone before and it lasts over a day with moderate use(3-4hours on screen time).
11. Vish_i_was (Posts: 12; Member since: 10 Dec 2013)
g2 is best from every damn corner!
even the price point too
12. garlic456 (Posts: 251; Member since: 24 Dec 2012)
How come my Galaxy Beam isn't there? It has 2000 mAh battery and 1 Ghz Novathor processor and 4" Tft screen?
Phonearena please answer me....
13. Genersis (Posts: 217; Member since: 29 May 2013)
Sony Xperia P and Xperia V both had pretty awful battery life.
I like to think they learned something from those mistakes..
14. troutsy (Posts: 310; Member since: 17 Feb 2012)
This comparison seems a little unfair. The Note 3 is doing significantly more work (screen, 4G, less lag) to provide the 7 hours compared to the Xperia E. Quality of on-screen time is an important characteristic of the battery life.
16. adrialk (Posts: 20; Member since: 04 Sep 2013)
You guys didn't even test the Droid MAXX. You are reporting the battery life for the 2 year old RAZR MAXX.
41. KingKurogiii (Posts: 5711; Member since: 23 Oct 2011)
the Droid MAXX is the only Moto MAXX phone in this comparison...
43. adrialk (Posts: 20; Member since: 04 Sep 2013)
Look at their benchmark test data. The only MAXX they've ever tested is the RAZR MAXX and the time quoted in this article is in line with that.
They are using RAZR MAXX data and applying it to the new Droid MAXX. FAIL.
51. JerryTime (Posts: 468; Member since: 09 Nov 2013)
You are very correct in this. The Droid MAXX has been tested recently with its new processing system and offers the longest and strongest battery experience out there. I was literally shocked when they ranked it 8th...
137. Chidoro43 (Posts: 28; Member since: 10 Apr 2014)
wrong Maxx. as stated below, that number is for the razr maxx, and not even the hd maxx, just the original one.
18. skymitch89 (Posts: 1291; Member since: 05 Nov 2010)
I thought you guys said that there wouldn't be many of today's high-end devices on the list? It seems to me to be mostly those kind of devices. My question to you guys is when doing the tests, what was the screen brightness set to? Also why not include some of the "high-end" devices of like 2011? My Evo Shift would easily get 24hrs on the battery (when new) with the screen being on about half half the time (and screen brightness at max).
19. sks1969 (Posts: 90; Member since: 04 Mar 2012)
Is Android the only OS existing in the universe. WTF :(
65. NexusPhan (Posts: 623; Member since: 11 Jul 2013)
It happens to be the only one flexible enough to allow OEMs to do whatever they want to their phone hardware.
The result: Better battery life than iOS, Windows Phone and blackberry.
I'm sorry that your mobile OS of choice doesn't allow this. That's WTF that is.
84. Gemmol (Posts: 786; Member since: 09 Nov 2011)
better then what???? stop talking crazy
here is my lumia 1520 battery
85. Gemmol (Posts: 786; Member since: 09 Nov 2011)
well this how my lumia 1520 battery look
22. -box- (Posts: 3991; Member since: 04 Jan 2012)
Surprised to not see the Lumia 1520 on there, with its 3400mAh battery (despite the screen size). I get about two days of charge on my Lumia 925 (1 day 23 hours left right now with 96% battery).
86. Gemmol (Posts: 786; Member since: 09 Nov 2011)
This what i get on my 1520
23. N-fanboy (Posts: 543; Member since: 12 Jan 2013)
Lumia 1520??? I thought it had a good battery.
66. NexusPhan (Posts: 623; Member since: 11 Jul 2013)
No it's not. It just didn't quite make the mark.
87. Gemmol (Posts: 786; Member since: 09 Nov 2011)
this is my 1520 battery stats
83. DerryAhmad (Posts: 273; Member since: 05 May 2012)
It does. The Lumia 1520 even trumps the battery life of those flagships mentioned in GsmArena endurance test:
88. Gemmol (Posts: 786; Member since: 09 Nov 2011)
it does, they only wanted to do android
this is my 1520 battery stats so you can get an idea what its like
27. lifeyourlive (Posts: 126; Member since: 23 Aug 2013)
I'm getting every time 24h+ and 7h+ on display with oppo n1
33. vishalaestro (Posts: 81; Member since: 08 Dec 2013)
xperia l should not be in the list I can't even get through a day without switching on my stamina mode even with moderate usage
67. NexusPhan (Posts: 623; Member since: 11 Jul 2013)
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35. winter_hat (Posts: 110; Member since: 04 Feb 2013)
BlackBerry Z30 not on the list. Nice try.
37. puckhead (Posts: 81; Member since: 13 Jan 2013)
Main reason I just bought the G2 over the Nexus5 was battery life. So sick of battery not making it through an entire day.
89. Gemmol (Posts: 786; Member since: 09 Nov 2011)
i know what you mean, its the same reason i switch to Lumia 1520
this my battery stats
44. vishalaestro (Posts: 81; Member since: 08 Dec 2013)
a serious doubt for me guys plz answer,why many apps don't work on 512mb ram based windows phones whereas it works on android phones with 512mb ram even if the phone is less powerful fro ex temple run oz needs 1gb ram on windows phone but it runs very good on 512mb android phone and ios phone ,is it the reason windows os is poor at memory management when it comes to apps?
52. Adrian38 (Posts: 142; Member since: 05 Nov 2012)
LG G2 all the way! The battery is BEAST :D
54. Edward_bly (Posts: 278; Member since: 11 Dec 2013)
Where is the Lg Optimus G!? A phone from last year but it still has a kick!
56. victory_zhou (Posts: 40; Member since: 03 Oct 2013)
well, the bblackberry q10 is also very powerful as it has a small but a powerful 720p display and a micro battery but capcity at 2100mah, with no power saving it can stand for 1.5 days for standby and 4g connection, sad its not in the list
57. techguyone (Posts: 197; Member since: 18 May 2013)
Moto G isn't on there, I can get over 6 hrs screen time with mine, and that's with actively doing things. now that's got to be the best value phone of the lot, considering what you get for what it costs.
121. Chidoro43 (Posts: 28; Member since: 10 Apr 2014)
It is now. have to keep checking I guess as it gets updated as new phones make the list
60. Tech_Junkie1996 (Posts: 43; Member since: 29 Aug 2013)
What about the LG Optimus F3. It only has a 4" screen but sports a 2100 Mah battery. The reporte talk time is 14 hours, obviousily it isn't going to be that high but I at least expected it to be somewhere on the list.
64. alvinl (Posts: 6; Member since: 28 Dec 2013)
I don't feel like olympics is the correct term for these tests, it should be called marathon instead. If it was the mobile olympics, it should be running different stress benchmarks a number of times until it turns off. This way we can truly see how taxing the processor themselves are.
68. zdprince (Posts: 24; Member since: 10 May 2013)
So the question is what has Nokia done to folks here? You managed to add Lenovo P780 which in not in your database to the list but not Lumia 1520 which has a juicy 3400 mAH and 25hrs of battery life on 3G and 4G... this is a wow people...
82. fireblade (Posts: 716; Member since: 27 Dec 2013)
P780 has 2 or even 3 days of juice. Low power mediatek CPU makes it even more energy efficient
90. Gemmol (Posts: 786; Member since: 09 Nov 2011)
this my 1520 battery stats
91. Gemmol (Posts: 786; Member since: 09 Nov 2011)
I know what you mean, I thought it would be 1st my self
this my 1520 battery stats
155. AfterShock (Posts: 3698; Member since: 02 Nov 2012)
Do you need to be reported for spam or what?
No less then ten times so far.