Phones with best battery life (2016 edition)

After all, charging your phone every night is not much fun, and for those times when a workday flows into a night outing, you need your phone to be with you and last, and last...
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24. KRPT55

Posts: 14; Member since: Feb 28, 2016

Search phonearena galaxy s7 exynos battery There's a whole article on how much superior the battery life is and like the person said above it was normal s7 .. s7 edge would be thirteen hours. I don't know why phonearena didn't include this

42. MOTOREZOID

Posts: 121; Member since: Jul 21, 2015

Yes,and I must change my word to SHAME ON Phonearena!

41. sissy246

Posts: 7065; Member since: Mar 04, 2015

I get about 10 to 11 hours out of my exnos note 5 with medium use.

67. 0kax0el0

Posts: 238; Member since: Nov 15, 2012

I suppose the Moto Z Play isn't included in the list because it isn't a flagship but I can asure you, it's battery endurance is excellent.

7. Tyrion_Lannister unregistered

S6: 7 hour 14 mins. Oneplus 3: 5 hour 53 min. I have moved from the S6 to the oneplus 3 and if this isn't the biggest piece of horses**t, then I don't know what is! Oneplus 3 absolutely destroys the S6 in battery life. And I mean a difference of over 50% for the better. I don't know what your script is for testing these phones, but it must be some sort of processor intensive script which doesn't simulate real life performance a single bit.

20. bucky

Posts: 3776; Member since: Sep 30, 2009

A friend at work says the only thing that bugs him about his oneplus 3 is the battery life.

27. Tyrion_Lannister unregistered

I get around 55-60% battery left at the end of the day and get around 6-7 hours SoT on average. I'm not on the official ROM though.

63. trojan_horse

Posts: 5868; Member since: May 06, 2016

You say you're not on the official ROM, so doesn't that discredit your claim of OnePlus 3 destroying the Galaxy S6 in battery life? The official ROM which ships with the OnePlus 3 provides crappy battery life, duh!

65. Tyrion_Lannister unregistered

Nope, even that had a much better battery life than the S6. It was just less than the community ROM I'm on. The community ROM is also official BTW. It's just not on the stable channel.

85. ebilcake

Posts: 1227; Member since: Jul 16, 2016

Agreed. I used to have to charge the Galaxy S6 on work most days, even monitoring battery life closely I was struggling towards to end of the day. Never had that issue with the OnePlus 3, comfortably last's the whole day and more if I need it too. Although it is

8. roldefol

Posts: 4744; Member since: Jan 28, 2011

The 13 hr 43 min Moto Z Play puts all these players to shame, but that's because it's a midranger.

9. MOTOREZOID

Posts: 121; Member since: Jul 21, 2015

Big like!

64. trojan_horse

Posts: 5868; Member since: May 06, 2016

And the Galaxy A9 puts the Moto Z Play to shame too. Midrangers have the best battery life, apparently.

77. MOTOREZOID

Posts: 121; Member since: Jul 21, 2015

And the Moto E3 Power puts the Galaxy A9 to shame too, and I agree with you that midranges have the best battery life.

11. basher

Posts: 105; Member since: Sep 20, 2015

I'm too bored to read the post. Does the iPhone won?

12. TechieXP1969

Posts: 14967; Member since: Sep 25, 2013

I knew I shouldn't have clicked this click-bait article. The iPhone doesn't have longer battery-life vs the S7 or S7 edge. It is mathematically impossible considering with either S7, the battery is 40% larger vs the iPhone. That and everyone elses testing shows that the S7's and even the S6's last longer than any model iPhone. Here are the facts -http://www.gsmarena.com/battery-test.php3 Even though the iPhone 7's are not in GSMarena's list for whatever reason, we already know they offer only margin difference, considering the batteries are only slightly larger vs the iPhone 6's. (ANY OF THEM) In fact, based on facts you can Google, on every legit tech site; all of Samsung's latest devices starting with the Galaxy S5 all have better battery-life vs any iPhone released the same year, because the batteries on the Galaxies are at least 40% larger over the iPhone. I realize everyone has a different testing methodology, but on iPhoneArena testing has ever placed a phone with considerably larger batteries to be below the iPhone. This site and its writers are such fakes and fanboys. With just movie playback along on the S7's, which means the display is on the whole time, it pegged 13 hours of playback time. In every video battery rundown test shown on YouTube, like this one.https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Czofcz7e0sI In this video, its not the iPhone 7's, it is the i{Phone 6S. But since the iPhone 7 only has a marginally larger battery, I would say its a very fair gage. This was using a web browsing test, where the displays are at 50% brightness and its all web browsing. After only 2hours...I REPEAT 2HRS, the iPhone was down to 22% battery vs all the other phones. The S7 which took 2nd place, has 48% of its battery left. Which means if they had did the same test with the S7 Edge, it would have had more than 50% of its battery left. So how is it in PA's testing, the iPhone 7 has betetr battery-life vs the S7 Edge? IT IS MATHMATICALLY IMPOSSIBLE because the battery on the S7 is 3500MAH, which is double whats on the iPhone 7, and 40% larger than the iPhone 7 Plus. The fact with all this proof, that you don't even reconsider your so-called testing, because it favors the phone you are so biased for, makes you lose 100% credibility. When you are a reporter, it is your duty to report the facts, even if you don't like or agree with them. And factually we all have proven that your battery test are all bull. You should sit down and fix your test so that it is fair. if you phone wins, then gret it wins. If it doesn't it should be equally taken when you lose. This site in general is a complete fraud.

18. TechieXP1969

Posts: 14967; Member since: Sep 25, 2013

*S7 Edge is what device I was referring too with 3500MaH battery*

32. Bankz

Posts: 2531; Member since: Apr 08, 2016

You're so deluded mah isn't all there is to battery. So you're saying the s7 has a better battery life than the ip7+? And the edge too? Even with their QHD screens and the battery hog that is android, the laggy touchwiz and add-in the less optimized processor? But yeah, mah >>> every other thing. You're so intelligent though...........NOT!

36. Bankz

Posts: 2531; Member since: Apr 08, 2016

Btw, the s7 edge has a 3,600mah battery. Just to teach you a thing bout your saviour sammy

56. TechieXP1969

Posts: 14967; Member since: Sep 25, 2013

I dont give a crap is Samsung wins or not. I just want the information we are beign told to be accurate and coorect. I dont GAF about any specifica OEM. I like all phones, I just buy the one I feel works best for me. I'm sure I am older than at leats 50% of the jinks that come here, including the writers. I have owned phones from several OEM's. Even right now I use 3 different phones at one time for different things. My Note 7 is my daily driver. I use an S6 Edge and I have an iPhone 5S that I use. Just depends on what I am doing or where I am going. I dont care if Samsung wins. Oh and if you are so wooried about being so accuate? You so worried because I said 3500 vs 3600? lol. Really? Samsung isn't my god or father becaue i prefer their devices and products. See this is what wrong with fools like you. Because you can't counter a reasonable argument, you resort to typical things like, becoming grammar police, butthurt comments, spellcheck police and more. Argue my point or just ignore and move on. It's just that easy if you want it to be.

40. Bankz

Posts: 2531; Member since: Apr 08, 2016

Sorry, I mean, your dad sammy.

25. TechieXP1969

Posts: 14967; Member since: Sep 25, 2013

I guess I scrolled to fast. The iPhone 7's are in the list from GSMarena and they actually did worse than the iPhone 6S in the same tests. So it seems the new A10 is more power hungry vs the A9, since its a dual+dual chipsey now. Even using the BIG.little ARM reference, the iPhone chip as seen in test perfoprms worse tan chips with even more cores. The Note 7 also use BIG.little and it has 4 cores for each. So it appear that the Note 7 is better optimize with 4 cores on each side, where the iPhoen only has 2 cores on each size. The Note 7 had 15 hours of playback time playing a native 1440p video. so if you dropped the resolution to 1080p and had it play 1080p video, since its pushing even less pixels, it would last about an hour or so longer. drop it to 720p and it will last even longer. So how is it in PA's test, the iPhone 7's lasted longer than the S/Note 7's when all 3 phones have a much larger battery? No matter what you testing method is, it is mathematically impossible for a car with a 10 gallon gas tank and 4 cylinder engine, to last longer than a car with an 18 gallon tank and 8 cylinders. Because its a mathematically impossibility, PA needs to really recheck their testing method. But they won't. You guys are a sham and you should be ashamed. I personally don't care what device wins, even if it is the iPhone; as long as the testing is done fairly. If you take 100 sites which include iPhoneArena, and 99 of them are showing you are wrong, then how the hell do you think you are right? You guys aren't even a joke. You are a fraud site, which constantly gives misinformation to its readers.

52. sissy246

Posts: 7065; Member since: Mar 04, 2015

"No matter what you testing method is, it is mathematically impossible for a car with a 10 gallon gas tank and 4 cylinder engine, to last longer than a car with an 18 gallon tank and 8 cylinders" Might have to disagree with this. It depends on the vehicle. I know I can put 10 gal in my car and my brother can put 18 in his truck and I know I will last longer.

57. TechieXP1969

Posts: 14967; Member since: Sep 25, 2013

I'm not talking hybrids. I'm talking a standard gas burbing vehicle. Sure there are always exceptions to the rule, but they are not the majority and thus not the rule. Example, the old school GEO Metro could get 50 miles to a single gallon. It has a very low powered 4 cylinder. It is an exception. It was also a tiny car. But it was one option vs many. So it can't be the rule.

48. GreenMan

Posts: 2697; Member since: Nov 09, 2015

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68. TechieXP1969

Posts: 14967; Member since: Sep 25, 2013

The test are rigged?! Are they? I will say this. if every other site on the internet comes up with above 25% difference in testing, then that means someone test is either rigged or poorly done. I'm considering factors. The iPhone is a 750/1080 resolution device vs the S7's which are 1440p.In fairness, if the S7's had the same size battery as the iPhone, I am sure it would kill the batter off in less than 7 hours. I have no doubt. But the facst show the Galaxy is better optimized vs the iPhone, because theer are features of the phone you simply canot turn off. For example, the camera on the S7 is always running in the background. This is why it launches in less than 0.7 secs with a quick double-tab of the home button. You also have to consider, that even though a sensor is not being used, it is still drawing power. The S7's have far more sensors vs the iPhone. Even with all that running, the S7 Edge is pegged by Samsung to get 14 hours of video playback time at native resolution. Every site with exception of PA has pegged the phone at above 13 hours of playback time of a native video. For 13hrs, the display is on the whole time. The iPhone on video rundown tests have show consistent 7.5 hours or so in most of the tests I've seen including PA's own test. It is fair to say that web browsing is more intensive vs playing a video from RAM over and over again until the phone dies. But even then, even the older S6, has better battery-life vs the iPhone 7, and thsi the S7's with an ever larger cell would certainly do better. facts show that the Exynos S7's manages neatly 1.5hrs of additional time vs the SnapDragon model, which like Apple...the CPU/GPU are design to bring desktop-like performance in which optimization is less because the concept is for more power. We've seen PA opening cheat on camera test with the iPhone vs the Galaxy especially. We've seen cheating on reviews as to how a con is a con on one phone and not mentioned on another. or a pro for the iPhone is not seen as a pro on another phone. That is rigged, that si crooked and its BS. I don't care who wins, as long as both sides equally played by the rules and the end result is fair. The iPhone is a great device, though its to toyish in nature. But if the iPhone had the features I need that only Android offers, the only phone I would have ever owned is an iPhone. But every device should win or lose on ist own merit. If you rig a test for one brand to always fail and for your favor brand to always win, then that's BS.

14. jeroome86

Posts: 2314; Member since: Apr 12, 2012

A tech expert that frequents these comment sections says this is false. He says iPhones have terrible battery life. He can provide the stats to prove it.

30. kiko007

Posts: 7493; Member since: Feb 17, 2016

Lol......

15. BobLawblaw unregistered

Good job my v10 isn't here. Battery life is pure s**te.
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