10 flagship phones with the best battery life (May 2015)
The flagship phones crop for this and last season has already been all unveiled and accounted for. We have great phones to pick coming from all sides - Samsung, Apple, LG, Sony, HTC and the Chinese juggernauts like Huawei. They will all get the job done, and then some, so it's getting pretty hard to choose one as a daily driver. Given the rather negligible for the typical user differences in processing power, screen or camera quality among flagships these days, we wanted to rank them all by one of the most important characteristics that still makes a huge difference - battery life - helping you cut through the marketing fluff.
We've run all recent flagships through our standardized battery benchmark test already, and, unfortunately, it turned out that this season's crop doesn't represent any progress in terms of battery life compared to last season's, or even their predecessors that were out about a year ago at this time. The influx of premium unibody designs and Quad HD displays certainly took its toll on the progress of battery endurance, so last year's champs are still reigning supreme, at least until we measure what Sony will do next. Here are 10 of the current flagships ranked by their battery life - from the ones you can easily take on a weekend away from the charger, and still have juice left on Monday, to the ones that will simply make it through the day.