A decent battery is the root of any smartphone worth its salt. It ensures that you can get the most out of your phone during any point of the day, without worrying about battery drain. More importantly, it’s the underlying factor behind whether or not you can listen to tunes on your device when you’re on your way home after a long day at work.
Quite a few phones that go all out with their features forget to back it up with a sizeable battery. But, there are still ample options in the market that fall within the mid-range or budget segment.
Keep in mind that battery size alone isn’t the determining factor for a smartphone’s battery life. The phone’s chipset and a consumer’s usage pattern also have a big part to play.
After receiving a warm response for the existing Redmi phones in India, Xiaomi introduced its plus-sized Mi Max 2, which has a massive 5300mAh battery. As per the company’s claim, the battery offers 18 hours of video playback, 57 hours of talk time and over 31 days of standby. Not only is the battery large, but the phone also has a huge 6.44-inch full HD display, which is protected by Corning’s Gorilla Glass 3.
Along with its mammoth battery and display, the smartphone offers decent support for day-to-day tasks. In fact, it can be a great smartphone for multimedia enthusiasts with features like the dual speakers. It comes packed in an attractive metal unibody shell, which adds to its premium feel.
So, if you are in the market for a phone with big battery and display, the Mi Max 2 can be a good choice.
Read the full review: Xiaomi Mi Max 2 review
Launched in September 2017, the Gionee M7 Power sports a 6-inch full HD+ FullView IPS display with an aspect ratio of 18:9. The screen is protected by a layer of Gorilla Glass 3 on the top. The highlight of the phone is its 5000mAh battery, which offers tons of power.
It is powered by a quad-core Snapdragon 435 chipset, coupled with 4GB of RAM. The 64GB internal storage is expandable to up to 256GB.
The phone is available on Amazon in Black and Gold colours.
The Redmi Note 5 Pro is an incredible smartphone for its price point. Even after heavy usage through out the day, the battery won’t run out in the span of 24 hours. Idle battery life will last for quite a while.
The camera performs well, the SoC boosts efficiency and the option for expandable storage make life a lot easier.
The phone is currently available on Amazon for Rs 12,999.
Read the full review: Xiaomi Redmi Note 5 Pro
It may be the cheapest of the range, but the Moto E5 still packs a sizeable 5.7-inch display with a tall 18:9 aspect ratio display, Qualcomm Snapdragon 425 chipset, 2GB of RAM, 16GB of storage, 13MP rear camera, microSD slot and a rear facing fingerprint scanner.
More to the point, there’s a big 4,000mAh battery, along with a stock Android 8.0 Oreo UI, a headphone jack and a 5MP front-facing camera. Not bad for the price, but it’s definitely not without compromise.
Read the full review: Moto E5
After launching the Srt.phone, India-based Smartron has launched a budget smartphone in the country with a big 5000mAh battery. While the device does not offer powerful hardware, it is good for a secondary device for all-day use priced at Rs. 7,999 on Flipkart.
While the device is being offered as a budget device, it does not feel cheap at all. It features a metal body with plastic bands at the top and bottom and features a fingerprint sensor at the rear.
Read the full review: Smartron t.Phone P
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