Mobile Olympics: phones with the best battery life

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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180 Comments

125. tatail

Posts: 261; Member since: Jan 08, 2010

Surprised not see BlackBerry Z30 up there, that thing lasts 25+ hours..

126. dlionbench

Posts: 8; Member since: May 07, 2014

it will stay longer if the battery is new, wait for one year then let's see...

127. sunnyfpy

Posts: 277; Member since: May 12, 2013

If your phone can only be use for x hours on a single charge so extending its use beyond that will only shorten the life of your phone.

128. nightfury

Posts: 77; Member since: Dec 04, 2013

xperia T2 ulta nails all phones in terms of battery except g flex according new gsmarena tests ...woooooooooooo..

129. RandomUsername

Posts: 808; Member since: Oct 29, 2013

The Z1 Compact has pretty good battery life too. Not quite as good as my old RAZR i, but still good :)

132. Ashref

Posts: 1; Member since: Mar 18, 2014

You have included Alcatel, but forget the name Gionee! :/ I own a Xperia Z and Gionee G-pad G4, The G-Pad's battery last longer at least for a day, while playing Games, Wi-Fi browsing etc..

133. undulose

Posts: 6; Member since: Jan 04, 2014

I'm getting mad with PhoneArena's battery life articles. WHERE THE HELL IS NOKIA LUMA 1520 and LG G FLEX!? ARE YOU REALLY BIASED?

135. dude08

Posts: 7; Member since: May 12, 2014

why is there no lumia??lumia is pretty good when it comes to battery life,..

138. ardem

Posts: 3; Member since: Jul 22, 2014

Please update list.

140. Adrian38

Posts: 142; Member since: Nov 05, 2012

Huawei Ascend Mate 2 :) Easily last 3 to 4 days :) No one else even comes close.

142. lionheart97

Posts: 7; Member since: Jul 01, 2014

How did they leave out xperia z1 compact?

143. cezarepc

Posts: 718; Member since: Nov 23, 2012

I've seen enough zero lemmon mentions for today....

147. lolatfailphones

Posts: 224; Member since: Apr 08, 2013

The trolls are on coffee today on phonearena

150. carilotoz

Posts: 12; Member since: Jul 31, 2012

nokia xl lasted 6h 26 min where it is?!?!?!?!?!

153. gigaraga

Posts: 1454; Member since: Mar 29, 2013

Note 3 FTW. With swappable battery..double the battery life or 10000mAh zero lemon lasts forever!

154. Totse2k15

Posts: 477; Member since: Feb 11, 2014

Better get a slim portable external battery pack or smartphones with replaceable battery, don't wanna be a "wall hugger". I see flip phones/smartphones wall huggers at the laundry mostly. Ps., just ordered a Lumsing 10400mAh/$19.99. Lulz!

162. AndrewHipolite

Posts: 3; Member since: Apr 29, 2014

I wonder why the article and the comments didn'd mention the phone with the largest battery available(5300mAh) by far, the Philips w6610?

165. aba71983

Posts: 807; Member since: Jul 24, 2014

WTF! Why not include the Samsung Galaxy S5 and I've watch there ads last week at Yahoo and it takes 5 or 6 days in a single charged if I may not mistaken. So, your saying now that the ads for Samsung Galaxy S5 is not true and they just making believe to the people for that ads. What about the Samsung Galaxy Note 3? Not even included because I read many comments here that they saying, they have Note 3 and it take 1 day battery life. I can't believe that Samsung is not on the list and they sucking their Samsung Android fanboys.

167. na7noo7

Posts: 278; Member since: Mar 29, 2014

I'm looking forward to the 7 inch jPhone with 5 25,000mAh batteries and Mega Hyper Power saving mode, hell it would last me 8 years and a half until the batteries die.

168. solix2289

Posts: 6; Member since: Mar 02, 2013

Lumia 1520 is completely forgotten here. It has one of the best battery. 3400mah.

169. AndroidIsBetter

Posts: 9; Member since: Mar 12, 2013

I have a GS5 with extra batteries so battery life is pretty much irrelevant to me. Only people that buy "sealed shut" phones should care about battery life. Because when your battery dies, you must go plug your phone up to a wall like a dog on a leash. When my S5 dies I just pop in a fully charged battery and Im good...

170. pwnarena

Posts: 1129; Member since: Feb 15, 2013

peak?

171. sbw44

Posts: 433; Member since: Dec 04, 2012

Once again PA does not want to test the 1520. Probably scared That Nokia has the best camera phones aswell as one with the best battery life as proven by gsmarena!

172. Sealblaighter

Posts: 426; Member since: Jan 26, 2014

I don't understand what are they meaning when saying a phone lasts 9 hours for example? GSMArena is testing their phones in another way I think. And the Mate 7 has a weak battery life according to them, and I believe that. It has a battery life of 67 hours. You can visit and check the review.

174. ardem

Posts: 3; Member since: Jul 22, 2014

Why there is not the name of THL 5000 in the list? en.thl.com.cn/product/thl-5000.html

175. MasterSyrron

Posts: 59; Member since: Dec 08, 2012

Who the hell calls a battery "juicer"? And so many times over...

176. SemperFiV12

Posts: 949; Member since: Nov 09, 2010

Android, as an OS, is a LOT more power hungry than Windows Phone (I have no experience with iPhones.) Even with all the updates, the open nature of the OS allows for many apps to run simultaneously. They often run on primetime hardware (and, yes, they are more capable in many areas when compared with other phones, including Windows Phones.) However, in all my experiences, Android has always required more charging than my Windows Phones. More recently, the two variants of the M8 were pitted against one another... and the discovery was that the Windows Phone version lasted a whole lot longer than the Android model. Which is why I am surprised I only see ONE Lumia on this list. For the many strengths and weaknesses Windows Phone - as a platform - has... PhoneArena is sure to point out the weaknesses, and go completely silent on its strengths. Shame... The Lumia 1520 will still outperform and last longer than most the phones on this list.

178. FarmerStyle

Posts: 37; Member since: May 17, 2014

Where is the lumia 1520 ?

181. savansuvarna

Posts: 2; Member since: Dec 29, 2014

Can any one please help me I am using samsung galaxy kzoom is there a way to improve the battery life.

182. savansuvarna

Posts: 2; Member since: Dec 29, 2014

Can any one please help me I am using samsung galaxy kzoom is there a way to improve the battery life.
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