Smartphones with the biggest batteries in the world and on U.S. carriers

Smartphones with the biggest batteries in the world and on U.S. carriers
There are several factors on which a phone's battery life depends. One of them is how the device is used – leaving its screen brightness on "high", playing graphically-intensive games, and using GPS are just some of the activities ideal for draining a battery. But that's just one part of the whole equation. A phone's battery life also depends on how big its battery actually is. Battery capacity is represented in milliamp-hours (mAh) – the bigger the figure is, the better mileage you're likely to get. And seriously, who doesn't want a phone that can last ages between charges?

We've gathered the world's top marathoners to make the choice easier for you. In the slideshows below you'll find the smartphones with the biggest batteries, and believe us when we say that they're huge. To be more specific, the top phones in this category pack 5000 mAh cells behind their back covers. Furthermore, we've made a list of the top smartphones with huge batteries available on U.S. carriers. Check them out below!



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20 Comments

1. Neo_Huang

Posts: 1067; Member since: Dec 06, 2013

Holy crap! How long do the Sonim XP6 and XP7 last?

20. jaytai0106

Posts: 1888; Member since: Mar 30, 2011

It last until your charger gives up charging it XD

2. tatail

Posts: 261; Member since: Jan 08, 2010

BlackBerry Passport 3450 mAH? How is it not on the list?

4. Scott93274

Posts: 6040; Member since: Aug 06, 2013

Because it's not a "Smart" phone. Ha! Just kidding buddy. No, they left quite a few out actually.

11. tatail

Posts: 261; Member since: Jan 08, 2010

I know it definitely is not a smart phone it is a super smart phone.

12. KParks23

Posts: 733; Member since: Oct 13, 2010

Super duper smart phone!

13. Scott93274

Posts: 6040; Member since: Aug 06, 2013

I have nothing against the BlackBerry, I'm just acting stupid.

8. Crispin_Gatieza

Posts: 3165; Member since: Jan 23, 2014

They can't say it's because it's not on a carrier yet because the Flex 2 is still "coming soon" and the Passport has already been announced for AT&T. Then again, what else would you expect from PA?

15. Ashoaib

Posts: 3309; Member since: Nov 15, 2013

Bb pp is a true 3450mah, where as most of the phones listed above show different battery capacity on CPU Z app. I have mediapad x1 which has 5000mah listed battery capacity but on CPU Z it show only 2600mah. It means the battery capacity huawei is telling us is fake, may be other chinese companies are fake as well. CPU Z does show accurate 3220mah for note 4

19. UglyFrank

Posts: 2194; Member since: Jan 23, 2014

My friend bought a Desire 820 and CPU Z said it had a 1000mAh battery, then again he bought it from simply electronics and it came without HTC Sense so they may sell fake devices

3. vishalvenky

Posts: 79; Member since: Feb 12, 2012

Again no L1520. It has 3400mah battery

7. g2a5b0e unregistered

My guess is that they are referring to phones that have released in the last year, otherwise the Note 3, Note 2, Galaxy Mega, One Max, Xperia Z2, original G Flex, G Pro, & many others would have also made this list. The Passport should be on here though.

5. PryvateiDz

Posts: 445; Member since: Jul 31, 2011

I'm confused because most of these are unlocked and are based overseas. I could not find the Lenovo Vibe Z2 Pro unless I had it imported. I thought we were talking about smartphone we can actually buy from carriers.

6. g2a5b0e unregistered

The first list is the one they're referring to in the title of the article. The second list is additional phones that are not available through U.S. carriers.

9. apple4never

Posts: 1064; Member since: May 08, 2013

No OnePlus One? 3100mah

10. g2a5b0e unregistered

The OnePlus One is not available through U.S. carriers & the second list begins at 3600mAh.

14. roobs

Posts: 96; Member since: Mar 18, 2013

Where is the Nokia 1520? With windows 8.1 and the 3400 mAh, the battery use is even better than some phones with bigger batteries.

16. Doakie

Posts: 2478; Member since: May 06, 2009

Funny how you guys point out the Gionee Marathon M3 with its 5,000 mAh battery but fail to point out the BLU Studio Energy(the rebadged version) which actually is available to purchase in the USA for $179.99 from Amazon for use on AT&T and T-Mobile.... Also I would have included the Huawei Ascend Mate2 4G which is also ACTUALLY available for purchase for $299 thru the Huawei website instead of some of those overseas phones that no one in the USA will ever be able to buy. I think the oversight of pointing out the best unlocked options is a pretty big fumble.

17. phonedock

Posts: 1; Member since: Feb 09, 2015

G Flex 2 = 3000 mAh, G Flex = 3500 mAh

18. a_tumiwa

Posts: 393; Member since: Mar 16, 2012

1. Philips W6618 = 5,300 mAh 2.Eton Thor, a 5,000mAh-battery monster 3. Changhong Z9 = 5000mah

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