The 5 Quad HD display phones with the largest batteries

The 5 Quad HD display phones with the largest batteries
The LG G3 was the first among the big boys to feature a display with 1440 x 2560 pixels, or the so-called Quad HD (QHD) resolution, breaking the 500ppi pixel density barrier in the process. It also introduced us to the fact that with great technology advancements come some not-so-great tradeoffs, chief among those being the G3's battery life, which is inferior to most other 2014 flagships on account of the big, ultra high-res display made with previous-gen technology.

Subsequently, most major and minor brands issued phones with Quad HD display panels, to the state we are now in - nearing twenty of those QHD phones floating around, with flagships from juggernauts like Samsung, HTC or Xiaomi making the jump to the new level of mobile screen resolutions. The tradeoffs in terms of battery life and peak brightness levels seem to have remained, however - despite that the newest Quad HD panels are made with power-sipping production technology, none of them logged any impressive longevity achievements. 

That is why we are rounding up five of the QHD phones with the largest battery packs, in order to help you choose one that won't midday with heavy usage. Battery capacity is not everything, of course, but in today's world of shared components, it is becoming an increasingly good indicator of how long your phone will last, especially if it is made by a major brand.

Lenovo Vibe Z2 Pro (4000 mAh)

The Lenovo Vibe Z2 Pro features a Quad HD screen that measures 6 inches, a 7.7mm-thin metal body, a quad-core Snapdragon processor, 16 MP rear camera with OIS, NFC, and a humongous 4,000 mAh battery.

Motorola DROID Turbo (3900 mAh)

Packing arguably one of the best hardware combinations available at the moment, the natural habitat of the Motorola DROID Turbo is somewhere near the very top of Mount Android, thanks to the 5.2-inch Quad HD display, the power-laden 2.7GHz Snapdragon 805, the 3GB of LPDDR3 RAM, the 21MP rear snapper capable of shooting 4K video clips, and the humongous, "two-day" 3,900mAh battery inside.

Meizu MX4 Pro (3350 mAh) 

The Meizu MX4 Pro sports a 3350mAh battery, a 5.5-inch screen with 2560 x 1536 pixels resolution a 20.7-megapixel camera with Sony IMX220 Exmor RS sensor and a 5-megapixel unit on the front. The device is powered by Exynos 5430 octa-core chip, Mali T628 GPU and 3GB of LPDDR3 memory.

Samsung Galaxy Note 4 (3220 mAh)

The Samsung Galaxy Note 4 is the fourth instalment in the Note phablet series. It brings a much sharper, 5.7-inch 1440 x 2560-pixel (Quad HD) display, a powerful Exynos 5433 8-core system chip running at up to 1.9 GHz, 3 GB of RAM and a plentiful 32 GB of internal storage in the basic model. The Note 4 is also the first in the Note series to get optical image stabilization for its main camera.

Google Nexus 6 (3220 mAh)

The Nexus 6 is powered by the Snapdragon 805 system chip, the jewel in Qualcomm’s 32-bit crown. This is the last iteration of Qualcomm’s Krait CPU core architecture, with four cores running at up to 2.65GHz, along with 3GB of RAM, and Adreno 420 graphics. The devices sports a 5.96" AMOLED screen with 1440x2560 pixels resolution, a 13-megapixel shooter capable of capturing 4K videos, a secondary 2-megapixel unit can be found on the front alongside the two front facing speakers.

Battery life (hours) Higher is better
Motorola DROID Turbo 10h 42 min (Excellent)
Meizu MX4 Pro 9h 30 min (Excellent)
Samsung Galaxy Note 4 8h 43 min (Excellent)
Google Nexus 6 7h 53 min (Good)
Charging time (minutes) Lower is better
Motorola DROID Turbo 126
Meizu MX4 Pro 156
Samsung Galaxy Note 4 95
Google Nexus 6 98



1. soldier820

Posts: 115; Member since: Jan 27, 2015

Well, good thing Lenovo made a phone with a big battery. Because their phones where s**t anyways .....

2. gaming64 unregistered

Try their laptops. Its good as hell.

5. Ashoaib

Posts: 3297; Member since: Nov 15, 2013

Vivo Xplay 3S is way way better than Vibe Z 2 pro and beat lg g3 to the ground. It is The best QHD phone I have used so far, even I ditched my note 4 for it. Fun touch OS is very fluid and user friendly. Sound quality is also remarkable as compared to other phones. the battery life is better than my ex-note 4.

3. xperian

Posts: 420; Member since: Apr 10, 2014

Who needs QHD

4. Ashoaib

Posts: 3297; Member since: Nov 15, 2013

I need QHD, I am really impressed with the display of note 4 and even now my ne vivo xplay 3s also rocks a very good and clear display with great battery life

8. Pinocchio

Posts: 141; Member since: Apr 14, 2015

who needs a boring xperia phone?

10. xperian

Posts: 420; Member since: Apr 10, 2014

How is it boring? Well, they are all the same now, but why change what's not broken. And I own LG

6. Moose

Posts: 418; Member since: Jan 05, 2015

Would have been nice to have includd non-QHD phones in this list - like the Huawei Ascend Mate 7.


Posts: 436; Member since: Jun 27, 2013

would have been nice if you actually read the title of the article

7. Moose

Posts: 418; Member since: Jan 05, 2015

Would have been nice to have included non-QHD phones in this list - like the Huawei Ascend Mate 7. Also, your battery benchmarks left off the Lenovo phone? Careless!

11. Phonedingo

Posts: 399; Member since: Aug 16, 2014

Is this guy for real?


Posts: 14; Member since: Mar 01, 2014

Love my droid turbo ....amazing screen

13. anleoflippy

Posts: 596; Member since: Jan 03, 2013

The Lenovo Vibe Z2 Pro is a phone not to be underestimated.

Latest Stories

This copy is for your personal, non-commercial use only. You can order presentation-ready copies for distribution to your colleagues, clients or customers at or use the Reprints & Permissions tool that appears at the bottom of each web page. Visit for samples and additional information.