“These smartphones come with beefy batteries that will let you forget your charger”
Today, battery life has become such a deciding factor that smartphone brands are coming up with dedicated offerings with larger batteries, usually with ‘Power’ or ‘Max’ in their names. While phone batteries might not have evolved as rapidly as other specs, the situation is changing now with beefy batteries and utilisation of efficient processors. If you’re on the lookout for an affordable smartphone with a power-packed battery, then this list has been curated for you.
Motorola recently launched the 4th generation of its E-series, the Moto E4 and its Plus variant. It is the Moto E4 Plus which makes its way on to this roundup all thanks to its massive 5,000mAh battery. The battery has also been equipped with rapid charging, so it does not take long to juice it up – though we think you might not need to hunt for a charger anytime soon after a full charge. The smartphone comes with a MediaTek MT6737 SoC at its core, which is a 1.3GHz processor mated to 3GB of RAM. The front panel is dominated by a 5.5-inch display, which comes with a resolution of 1,280 x 720 pixels. Other salient features of the handset include a 13MP primary camera, 5MP front camera, a fingerprint scanner and a splashproof design.
Related read: Moto E4 Plus first impressions
The second contender in this list also comes from Lenovo, the P2. It’s powered by a ginormous 5,100mAh battery, which supports fast charging. On the specs side, the device features a Snapdragon 625 processor clocked at 2GHz and mated to 3GB of RAM (there’s a 4GB RAM variant too, which is priced slightly more than Rs 15,000). The display measures 5.5-inches and offers a full HD resolution. The imaging needs are taken care of by a 13MP snapper on the rear panel and 5MP shooter on the front. In a nutshell, the Lenovo P2 comes across as a well-rounded, value for money handset.
Related read: Lenovo P2 review
With the kind of popularity enjoyed by its predecessor, the Xiaomi Redmi Note 4 certainly seems to carry forward the legacy quite well. The shift to the highly-efficient Snapdragon 625 SoC means that its massive 4,100mAh battery lasts way longer than the 4,050mAh battery of the Redmi Note 3. The phone is no slouch when it comes to performance either, as it can run almost anything you throw at it without breaking into sweat. With up to 4GB of RAM, 64GB of storage, and a beautiful 5.5-inch full HD display, the Redmi Note 4 comes across as a solid VFM package.
Related read: Xiaomi Redmi Note 4 review
The ZTE Blade A2 Plus is yet another smartphone with a beefy 5,000mAh battery. The smartphone features a unibody metal design and falls in the phablet category with its 5.5-inch full HD display. Priced at Rs 11,999, the device comes powered by a MediaTek octa-core chip along with 4GB of RAM. For photography, it offers a 13-meg sensor at the back and an 8MP selfie camera. Sadly, the device runs the older iteration of Android, i.e. Marshmallow 6.0.
Related read: ZTE Blade A2 Plus first impressions
One of the most feature-packed phones in the segment, the Coolpad Cool1 Dual is a smartphone to look out for. Not only does it come with a beefy 4,000mAh battery with fast charging support, but also with a future-proof USB Type-C port that is slowly becoming the norm. Powering the phone is the octa-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 652 processor, aided by 4GB of RAM and an Adreno 510 GPU. The major highlight of the device is its 13MP dual cameras at the back, a feature not every phone can boast in this segment.
Related read: Coolpad Cool 1 Dual review
One of the smartphones that deserve a mention on the list is the Mi Max (review) from Xiaomi. Owing to its large size and massive 6.4-inch display, the handset comes packing a beefy 4,850mAh battery, which can last well over a day’s usage. Other specs of the device include 6.4-inch full HD display, Snapdragon 650 SoC, a 16MP primary camera and 5MP selfie camera.