“Now you can afford to forget your charger at home with these battery-centric phones”
While aesthetics, performance and nifty features like dual cameras and 18:9 displays rule the roost when it comes to deciding upon a new smartphone, there is a still a large user base that prefers long battery life over anything else. This is fair considering that if the battery runs out during the course of a day, all those features stand for nothing. And to make matter worse, as smartphones get sleeker and slimmer, battery capacity is the only aspect that bears the grunt. To get around that, brands are bringing support for fast charging to the table. However, if you are someone who loves prolonged binge watching or gaming sessions on your smartphone, having to charge the phone frequently – no matter how short the duration – is an irritating interruption. Therefore, to cater to the need of such users, we have compiled this list of smartphones with powerful batteries as well as impressive spec sheets.
Launched in India in January this year, Xiaomi’s Redmi Note 4 (review) is probably the phone to beat in our list. Being a successor to the highly popular Redmi Note 3 (review), the device had some big shoes to fill, and it did just that. The 2GB RAM model of the smartphone comes with 32GB of internal memory, and is priced quite aggressively at Rs 9,999. For this price, you get a 5.5-inch full HD display, a Snapdragon 625 processor, and a premium-looking metal unibody design along with a fingerprint scanner. For photography, the smartphone comes with a 13MP rear CMOS camera, as well as a 5MP selfie shooter. In our review, we found the 4,100mAh battery of the Redmi Note 4 to be quite stellar. The handset lasted for about 17 hours in our video loop drain test, giving a clear idea how amazing the battery life is. The company is also selling a 3GB RAM variant of the smartphone with 32GB of internal storage at a price of Rs 10,999, as well as a 4GB RAM / 64GB storage variant for Rs 12,999.
Panasonic extended its Eluga lineup of smartphones in India with the launch of Eluga Ray 700 back in September. The highlight of the device has to be the ARBO AI, which has been designed to learn from your usage behaviour and offer contextual suggestions and apps. However, it also gets brownie points for featuring a massive 5,000mAh battery, which ensures you do not have to hunt for the charger for at least 24 hours once you have charged it fully. Moving on, the smartphone features 5.5-inch full HD display and is powered by a 1.3GHz MediaTek MT6753 octa-core processor mated to 3GB RAM. There is a 13MP sensors on both the back and the front, with a dedicated LED flash for each. Out of the box, it boots Android Nougat. Priced at Rs 9,999, the Eluga Ray 700
The Lenovo-owned brand Moto launched the fourth generation of its E series a while ago and the device comes with one of the best battery capacities in the segment. The Moto E4 Plus (first impressions) is equipped with a beefy 5,000mAh battery, which can easily last a whole day and some more. The E4 Plus comes flaunting a 5.5-inch HD display and is powered by a quad-core Snapdragon 427 processor clocked at 1.4GHz. The handset gets 2GB of RAM for multitasking and 32GB of storage onboard. On the optics front, the smartphone gets a 13MP primary sensor and a 5MP selfie shooter, each with a dedicated LED flash module. The phone runs Android Nougat 7.1 and flaunts a fingerprint sensor up front underneath the home button. The handset can be picked up from Flipkart for Rs 9,999.
Lenovo’s budget offering K8 Plus (review) finds the place on this list owing to the 4,000mAh battery that it comes packing. Moreover, it runs the stock version of the Android Nougat, which means that is are no bloatware bogging down the battery. Moving on to the core specs of the device, it ships with 5.2-inch display flaunting full HD resolution. The performance department is handled by a MediaTek Helio P25 processor that has been mated to 3GB of RAM. There is a dual 13-megapixel + 5-megapixel camera aided by an LED flash on the rear panel and an 8-megapixel camera with LED flash for selfies. The phone’s connectivity options include dual-SIM slots, 4G LTE, VoLTE (voice over LTE), Wi-Fi, Bluetooth and GPS. The device also has support for Dolby Atmos and Theatermax sound technologies. A perfect device for audiophiles, shutterbugs and power users, this handset is a steal at this price.
With an interesting sounding name, 10.or (pronounced as Tenor) made its debut in the Indian handset market with 10.or E. The handset happens to be one of the most affordable devices with a 5.5-inch FHD display, a 4,000mAh battery and stock Android. There is a 5.5-inch full HD display with a layer of 2.5D curved Corning Gorilla Glass 3 and n octa-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 430 processor. The device comes in two RAM and storage variants – 2GB + 16GB and 3GB + 32GB. As for the camera features, it has a 13-megapixel primary shooter and a 5-megapixel selfie camera. The brand claims that the 4,000mAh battery of the handset can deliver two days of regular usage on a full charge.
These are the top smartphones in the budget segment which come with beefy batteries under the rear panel and offer long usage time on full charge. So which school of thought do you belong to? Would you rather have a beefy battery or would you go for a slimmer phone with smaller battery with quick charge support? Let us know in the comment box below.