There are new phones arriving all the time, especially when it comes to the world of Android. Apple’s iPhones will always be popular but handsets running Google’s mobile OS provide you with a wealth of choice – and usually much better specs for the same price. Grab one of the devices that appears on our best phone battery life list, and you never have to worry about a charger.
As you can see from the best phone battery life list below, you don’t have to spend big bucks to benefit from a long-lasting phone. The longest-lasting device we’ve tested in the last 18 months can be yours for around $200, and there are other midrange models that put a premium on battery life, not price, for you to choose from.
Android Phone With Best Camera And Battery Life
- Pros: Excellent camera | Phenomenal display | Stylus support
- Cons: Bulky | Expensive | Slower charging
- From $1,199
The Galaxy S22 Ultra doesn’t feel like an S22 at all – in fact this is more like a covert revival of Samsung’s once-loved Note brand, with a distinct design from its S22 siblings and a built-in slot to store the included S-Pen stylus.
The camera is one of the best in any phone, with a 108Mp main shooter backed up by an ultrawide and two telephoto lenses at different zoom levels – with the zoom performance particularly improved on previous models.
The expansive 6.8in LTPO AMOLED display delivers both high WQHD+ resolution and adaptive refresh rate up to 120Hz, and with S-pen stylus support it comfortably fills the productivity niche of the former Note phones.
2. OnePlus Nord N10 5G (11:48)
The OnePlus Nord N10 5G is another phone that doesn’t let the demands of 5G impact its battery life. But unlike the other 5G phones on this list of long-lasting devices, the OnePlus Nord N10 5G doesn’t cost very much, selling for $299 now that it’s debuted in the U.S. That makes this OnePlus device the most affordable 5G device to hold out for more than 11 hours on our battery test.
Specifically, the OnePlus Nord N10 5G only ran out of battery at the 11 hour and 48 minute mark, an impressive result for any phone. That we got this result with the display’s faster 90Hz refresh rate enabled on the Nord N10 display suggests that OnePlus does a great job getting the most out of the phone’s 4,3000 mAh battery. Charging’s quick, too, thanks to support for the OnePlus Warp Charge 30T technology that gets the phone back to 68% after 30 minutes.
- Pros: Pixel camera | Google’s best software | Beautiful display
- Cons: Divisive design | Big and heavy | Slow charging
Pixel phones are usually all about the camera, and in that sense not much has changed this year. Which isn’t to say the camera’s stayed the same – now packing a 48Mp main lens along with an ultrawide and a periscopic telephoto, this is the most powerful Pixel camera yet.
It’s bolstered by AI smarts driven by Android 12 and Google’s new Tensor chip, and few phones can rival the photographic output here.
You’ll have to put up with slow charging (and buy your own charger to boot), and accept the fact that this is a big phone with a divisive design – you may well love it, but there are plenty out there who don’t.
4. Motorola One 5G Ace (12:03)
Motorola’s dominance of our longest lasting phone list continues with the Motorola One 5G Ace, though this device’s 12 hour-plus result on our test is significant. The new Motorola One phone is a 5G device, and 5G can consume a lot of power. The Motorola One 5G Ace deals with those demands by using a 5,000 mAh battery. That’s more than enough to get you through the day on a charge.Advertisement
It will take some time to recharge your phone. The Motorola One 5G Ace only got back to a 25% charge after 30 minutes. But this is a fairly inexpensive 5G phone at $399, so you can pick up a long-lasting phone that connects to the faster network for less than $400.
- Pros: Stunning design | Waterproof | Affordable (for a foldable)
- Cons: Average camera | Limited battery life
- $999 (128GB) | $1,049 (256GB)
Samsung’s first few attempts at foldables were fun, but felt like novelties. With the Galaxy Z Flip 3, the Korean tech giant has unequivocally got it right.
A revamped design not only looks much better, but incorporates waterproofing and is more useful thanks to the larger cover display.
Core specs are solid throughout, with a Snapdragon 888 in tow, and the 12Mp main and ultrawide cameras are solid if not exceptional – though you may miss having a telephoto lens.
The big drawback is battery, with the Flip 3 only just lasting a full day’s use. But if you can live with that, this is the first foldable that feels absolutely competitive at its price point.
6. Asus ROG Phone 5 (12:23)
We knew the Asus ROG Phone 5 was going to last a long time on a charge — the only question was how long. After all, you put a 6,000 mAh battery inside a phone, you’re going to get a device that lasts a very long time even if it is a premium gaming phone designed to play demanding titles.
In the end, the ROG Phone 5 held out for nearly 12.5 hours on our battery test, with the screen set at a 60Hz refresh rate. Even upping the refresh rate to 120 Hz and re-running the test produced an impressive 10 hour, 53 minute result. In everyday use, we enjoyed lengthy gaming sessions with no dent in the battery.
Even with a 6,000 mAh battery, the ROG Phone 5 charges quickly, thanks to support for 65W charging. A half-hour of charging a drained phone got us back to a 70% charge.
- Pros: Best screen around | Versatile camera | Unique design
- Cons: No periscope zoom | Expensive
- Unavailable in the US
The Oppo Find X5 Pro is a phenomenal phone by any measure. The 6.7in 10-bit 120Hz QHD+ panel is one of the best displays in any phone right now and Oppo backs it up with 80W wired and 50W wireless charging, a 5000mAh battery, and a top-tier camera that boasts 50Mp sensors on both the main and ultrawide lenses.
You’ll have to live without a periscopic zoom lens – the telephoto here is a measly 2x zoom – but results across all three rear lenses are exceptional. The design is unique too, thanks to a seamlessly sloped camera module built right into the ceramic of the phone’s body.
For pure performance, the Find X5 Pro is also hard to beat, with all of the above plus a Snapdragon 8 Gen 1 chip, 256GB storage and 12GB RAM. You just have to be willing to pay the price, as it doesn’t come cheap.
8. Moto G Stylus 2022 (12:30)
Just about the only thing to recommend the Moto G Stylus (2022) is its long battery life. With a 5,000 mAh battery, the latest version of Motorola’s stylus-equipped budget phone was able to hold out for 12.5 hours on our battery test. And that result came with the phone’s variable refresh rate enabled. Even locking in that refresh rate at 90Hz, the Moto G Stylus still lasted nearly 11.5 hours.Advertisement
That said, we’d caution against the Moto G Stylus, unless you really need a long-lasting phone with a stylus that doesn’t cost a bundle. The Helio G88 chipset is laggy and the cameras didn’t impress. The phone also ships with Android 11 — last year’s software — with only one update to Android 12 promised.
- Pros: Phenomenal value | Glass body | Fast charging
- Cons: Only 90Hz display | No wireless charging
- Unavailable in the US
OnePlus’s second proper Nord phone is a worthy follow-up, powered by a custom version of MediaTek’s 5G-capable Dimensity 1200 chipset.
The Nord 2 also totes a 90Hz AMOLED display, a great primary 50Mp main camera, and nippy 65W fast charging.
Software-wise, the company’s OxygenOS user experience is also a major highlight – bringing responsive interactivity and a clean interface to the table that lends itself to the phone’s powerful, premium feel.
OnePlus has also recently launched the Nord CE 5G, which takes most of these great specs but wraps them in a plastic body – with a few other key downgrades elsewhere. Overall we prefer the Nord 2, but the CE 5G is well worth a look if you’re on a tighter budget.
10. Kyocera DuraForce Ultra 5G UW (12:29)
As a durable phone that caters to people on construction sites, the Kyocera DuraForce Ultra 5G UW has to work a long time between charges. And that’s exactly what this phone does, thanks to a 4,500 mAh and a power-sipping Snapdragon 765G chipset. Kyocera’s durable phone lasted a minute shy of 12.5 hours when we put it to the test.
That result is particularly impressive given that the phone offers 5G compatibility. However, that UW in the DuraForce’s name implies that this device is built to work with Verizon’s super-fast Ultra Wideband 5G, meaning you’ll have to look elsewhere if you want a long-lasting phone that works on networks other than Verizon’s.