This is the new smartphone battery king

This is the new smartphone battery king
It's just the beginning of 2019, but the new smartphone battery king of the year has arrived and it's the affordable Moto G7 Power, a phone with a whopping 5,000mAh battery.

And yes, it's not just about the battery size when it comes to battery life, but when you have a 5,000mAh battery... well, it is all about the battery size then.

Motorola's official numbers say that the G7 Power, a phone that costs just $250, will last you up to 3 (yes, three!) days on a single charge.

We wanted to test this claim first-hand and that's why we ran our proprietary battery test that puts all phones in the past five years on the same footing with the same screen brightness and running under the same typical load, so you can get truly comparable values.

...and the Moto G7 Power blew the competition out of the water. This is the single best smartphone that we have ever tested!

Moto G7 Power vs 2019 Flagship Phones: Battery Life Comparison



We measure battery life by running a custom web-script, designed to replicate the power consumption of typical real-life usage. All devices that go through the test have their displays set at 200-nit brightness.

hours Higher is better
Motorola Moto G7 Power
20h 8 min (Excellent)
Apple iPhone XS Max
9h 34 min (Good)
Apple iPhone XR
11h 1 min (Excellent)
Apple iPhone XS
8h 37 min (Good)
Samsung Galaxy Note9
8h 56 min (Good)
Samsung Galaxy S9+
8h 5 min (Average)
Samsung Galaxy S9
7h 23 min (Average)
Google Pixel 3
8h 22 min (Average)
Google Pixel 3 XL
7h 39 min (Average)
LG V40 ThinQ
6h 21 min (Poor)
LG G8 ThinQ
7h 30 min (Average)
OnePlus 6T
9h 52 min (Good)
Huawei Mate 20
14h 26 min (Excellent)


As you can see from the chart right above, no flagship phone comes even close to the affordable Moto G7 Power in terms of battery life. And that might be an understatement because the reality is that the G7 Power has more than double the battery life of most 2019 flagship phones!

Even the iPhone XR, one of the phones that is praised for its battery life, has almost half the battery life of the G7 Power.


And when you compare the G7 Power to the Galaxy S9, LG V40 or Google Pixel 3 XL, you would notice that the Moto phone has nearly three times longer battery life!

Isn't that just an incredible achievement?

We think it is, this phone definitely raises the bar for smartphone battery life in a huge way, and all of that at a super affordable price!

Moto G7 Power vs All-time Best Battery Performers



We measure battery life by running a custom web-script, designed to replicate the power consumption of typical real-life usage. All devices that go through the test have their displays set at 200-nit brightness.

hours Higher is better
Motorola Moto G7 Power
20h 8 min (Excellent)
Xiaomi Mi Max 2
17h 22 min (Excellent)
LG X Power
15h 18 min (Excellent)
Motorola Moto E5 Plus
15h 8 min (Excellent)
BLU Studio Energy
14h 53 min (Excellent)
Huawei Mate 20
14h 26 min (Excellent)
Motorola Moto Z Play Droid
13h 43 min (Excellent)
Xiaomi Redmi 3S
13h 39 min (Excellent)
Samsung Galaxy J7 (2018)
13h 25 min (Excellent)
BlackBerry Motion
13h 23 min (Excellent)
Motorola Moto E4 Plus
13h 20 min (Excellent)
Motorola Moto E5
13h 20 min (Excellent)

Since this phone easily beat 2019 flagships, we had a tougher challenger for it: how did it compare to the battery life hall of famers, the most long-lasting phones we have EVER tested?

Well... it kicked ass even in this heavy-weight division.

The G7 Power had a much longer battery life than the closest runner-up, the Xiaomi Mi Max 2, a tablet-phone hybrid with a gigantic 6.44" display and an even larger 5,300mAh battery, but the Moto beat that phone as well.

Interestingly, third in our all-time best battery life rankings is the LG X Power, a cheap phone from 2016 with a 4,100mAh battery cell and the obviously very power-efficient base-level Snapdragon 212 chip.


Then come the Moto E5 Plus and the BLU Studio Energy, another pair of affordable phones.

Quite interestingly, the only true high-end smartphone in our battery life hall of fame is the recently released Huawei Mate 20. The Mate 20 comes with Huawei's own Kirin 980 chip, Android's first 7nm chip that rivals the Snapdragon 845 in terms of performance, while the phone itself comes with a 4,000mAh battery on board.

Final Words


So there you have it: the new smartphone battery king has arrived and it is the affordable Moto G7 Power. It beats all other phones easily in the battery department, it costs just $250 and it's coming to the United States this spring.

We are already using this phone as we speak and we can't wait to share more about it and the G7 series in our upcoming reviews, so stay tuned.

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Moto G7 Power
  • Display 6.2 inches
    1570 x 720 pixels
  • Camera 12 MP (Single camera)
    8 MP front
  • Hardware Qualcomm Snapdragon 632, 3GB RAM
  • Storage 32GB, microSDXC
  • Battery 5000 mAh
  • OS Android 9.0 Pie

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