best high battery smartphone

Today, we review the Best High Battery Smartphone models. There’s nothing like a long travel day to turn your fancy smartphone into an expensive brick. As processors get faster and phones get thinner, finding a phone that lasts a full day of exploring remains a challenge.

While you can always use a portable battery, that’s something else to remember to pack, charge, and carry. If you’re sick of seeing the battery icon turn red by mid-afternoon, you do have another option. 

These are some of the best smartphones with great battery life in 2020, all of which will get you through even the lengthiest long-haul flight without breaking a sweat.

Whether you’re on a budget, need something that can handle bad weather and hard pavements, or are after a premium phone that doesn’t compromise on longevity, we’ve got you covered.

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Best High Battery Smartphone

Xiaomi Mi Note 10

Xiaomi Mi Note 10 – 5260mAh

The Xiaomi Mi Note 10 boasts a whopping 5 camera setup with a humongous 108MP main shooter. And when you combine that with the long-lasting 5260mAh battery, you’ll be snapping photos well into the night.

Couple this with a beautiful 6.47″ curved (HDR10) AMOLED display, a gaming-ready Snapdragon 730G plus tons of storage and we have ourselves one of best value phones of 2020.

If you’ve never heard of Xiaomi before, they became famous by copying the designs & build quality of Apple devices before branching off and creating their own designs. The Mi Note 10 carries on this tradition of A-grade build quality looking & feeling way more premium than its £400 price tag.

Another nice bonus is the included accessories. Inside the box, you’ll find a 30W fast charger, a case, and headphones. Thank you very much, Xiaomi!

This is what OnePlus phones used to be before costing an arm & leg…

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  • Quick Specs: Android 10 (MIUI 12), Qualcomm Snapdragon 730G, 6GB RAM, 128GB Storage, 6.47″ AMOLED 1080 x 2340, HDR10 support, 108MP + 12MP + 8MP + 20MP + 2MP Penta-Camera Setup, 32MP Selfie Camera
  • Battery Life: 2 Days
  • Battery Capacity: 5260mAh
  • Fast Charging: Yes (30W)
  • Weight: 208 grams
Xiaomi Mi Note 10 Lite

Xiaomi Mi Note 10 Lite – 5260mAh

With the Xiaomi Mi Note 10 Lite, you lose the high-end 5-camera setup for a more modest quad-camera configuration with the Sony 64MP IMX686 sensor. Also, the selfie cam drops from 32MP to 16MP, which with my ugly mug, is a big pro! Just kidding. You’re unlikely to notice the difference unless you’re a real shutterbug.

This change in the cameras allows Xiaomi to slash the price of the Mi Note 10 Lite passing on the savings to you. But since all the other specifications remain the same, you still get a mid-tier performance powerhouse with a big 5260mAh battery that’ll last you well into day 2.

An almost perfect mid-range phone!

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  • Quick Specs: Android 10 (MIUI 12), Snapdragon 730G, 6GB RAM, 64GBGB Storage, 6.47″ AMOLED 1080 x 2340, HDR10 support, 64MP + 8MP + 2MP + 5MP Quad Cameras, 16MP Selfie Camera
  • Battery Life: 2 Days
  • Battery Capacity: 5260mAh
  • Fast Charging: Yes (30W)
  • Weight: 204 grams
Samsung Galaxy M31

Samsung Galaxy M31

With brands like Xiaomi now dominating the mid-range market, mobile giant Samsung has upped its game in 2020 releasing to the affordable M31 with a huge 6000mAh battery.

With the Samsung Galaxy M31(Amazon), they are offering one of their flagship level Super AMOLED displays at under £250/ $260. What’s not to love!

However, the goodies don’t end there. For all you Instagram-addicts, there’s a 32MP selfie camera plus a decent Samsung quad-camera setup on the rear.

Coming to the performance, it is buttery smooth thanks to Samsung’s inhouse chip, the Exynos 9611 paired with 6GB of RAM. The device can breeze through regular day to day workloads as well as get you through demanding Android games at mid-to-high settings.

Finally, in terms of design, this is the only place where Samsung had to cut some corners by going with a plastic build. However, the plastic body does help to keep the weight down at only 191 grams despite the massive battery, so that’s a big plus.

Grab yourself a Samsung phone that doesn’t die after 5 hours!

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  • Quick Specs Android 10 (OneUI 2.0), Exynos 9611, 6GB RAM, 128GB Storage, 6.4″ 1080 x 2340, 64MP + 8MP + 5MP + 5MP Quad-Cameras, 32MP Selfie Camera
  • Battery Life: 2-3 Days
  • Battery Capacity: 6000mAh
  • Quick Charge: Yes (15W)
  • Weight: 191 grams
Oukitel K13 Pro

Oukitel K13 Pro

If I had to use one word to describe the Oukitel K13 Pro, it would be “thick”. Admittedly, that isn’t typically how you compliment a smartphone in 2020.

However, when your “phone” packs an 11000mAh battery and doubles as apowerbank to charge/power other devices, then certain conventions can be overlooked.

Now, to mask the 14.5mm thickness, Oukitel has gone with a rugged design which actually ends up adding some personality to the device. However, at 286g weight you’re gonna need some serious pockets to handle this beast!

If the idea of 25 hours screen-on time sounds perfect, then still don’t buy the K13. Let’s be honest, you can carry an 8000mAh power bank around with plus a much better & slimmer device for the same price!

But if you really do want this beast, then the £180/$200 price-tag is reasonable for the low-end specs + huge battery. And thank you Oukitel for adding fast charge!

Your phone not manly enough?

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  • Quick Specs: Android 9.0, MediaTek Helio P22 2.0Ghz CPU, 4GB RAM, 64GB Storage, 6.41” Display @ 1560×720, 16MP + 2MP dual-Cameras, 8MP Selfie Camera
  • Battery Life: 4+ Days
  • Battery Capacity: 11000mAh
  • Quick Charge: Yes (15W)
  • Weight: 286 grams
Moto G Power

Motorola G8 Power

I was a huge fan of the G7 Power, and the Motorola G8 Power only builds on its predecessors’ strong points. Yes, the device comes with a 5000mAh battery, qualifying it for this list of smartphones with amazing battery life. However, that’s only half the reason why I have included it on the list.

At first glance, it seems like you are getting an average well-rounded spec sheet that is typical of a £200 smartphone. But then you notice that the device comes with dual stereo speakers with support for Dolby audio, and all of a sudden it’s a bang-for-the-buck media powerhouse.

The audio output from both the speaker grills as well as the headphone jacks is super clean and loud – the best you can get at this price point. And to compliment that, you have an awesome full-HD 6.4″ punch-hole display that makes it an absolute pleasure to use.

Coming to its internals, you have a Snapdragon 665 running the show paired with 4GB of RAM and 64GB of internal storage. That’s more than enough for all your media-centric needs.

The G8 Power Doesn’t disappoint!

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  • Quick Specs: Android 10, Snapdragon 665, 4GB RAM, 64GB Storage, 6.4″ 1080×2300, 16MP + 8MP + 8MP + 2MP Quad-Cameras, 16MP Selfie Camera
  • Battery Life: 2-3 Days
  • Battery Capacity: 5000mAh
  • Quick Charge: Yes (18w)
  • Weight: 197 grams
Oppo A5 2020

Oppo A5 (2020 Version)

The Oppo A5 and the Moto G8 Power are very similar when you take a look at their spec sheets. Both devices have a 5000mAh battery powering a Snapdragon 665 processor, and both have dual stereo speakers with Dolby Audio support.

However, the Oppo A5 is priced significantly cheaper than the G8 Power. In fact, during sales, you can get the A5 with a £60/$70 discount. This also makes the Oppo A5 the most affordable 5000mAh phone which also supports reverse charging.

While OPPO isn’t a mainstream brand in the west yet, it’s been one of the most popular phone makers in Asia for many years producing a range from budget to super-high-end.

The OPPO A5 2020 stays sleek while retaining its big battery!

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  • Quick Specs: Android 9.0, Snapdragon 665, 4GB RAM, 128GB Storage, 6.5″ 1600×720, 12MP + 8MP + 2MP + 2MP Quad Cameras, 8MP Selfie Camera
  • Battery Life: 2 Days
  • Battery Capacity: 5000mAh
  • Quick Charge: Yes. (but only comes with a 10W charger in the box)
  • Weight: 195 grams
UMiDigi F2 Android 10 Smartphone

UmiDigi F2 – 5150mAh

The UmiDigi F2 delivers awesome specs while remaining affordable. What more do you want?

Check out our UMiDigi F2 Full Review.

I wasn’t able to find a single scenario where the F2 underperformed.

For example, are you considering gaming performance? Well, the Helio P70 along with 6GB of RAM made sure I could play PUBG even at the highest settings. In fact, the experience was further enhanced by the FHD+ 6.53” bezel-less display.

The hole-punch display hides the 32MP selfie shooter and the rear quad camera setup is equally excellent featuring high-res, ultrawide and bokeh lenses.

Finally, coming to the battery life on the device, you have a 5150mAh battery that’s complemented by the power-efficient processor and bloat-free stock android. This combination made sure I got 9 hours of screen-on-time, no matter how extensively I used the device.

UMiDigi Never Disappoints!

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  • Quick Specs: Android 10, MediaTek Helio P70, 6GB RAM, 128GB Storage, 6.53″ 2340×1080 , 48MP + 13MP + 5MP + 5MP Quad Cameras, 32MP Selfie Camera
  • Battery Life: 2 Days
  • Battery Capacity: 5150mAh
  • Quick Charge: Yes (18W)
  • Weight: 207 grams
UMiDigi Power 3 Midnight Green

UmiDigi Power 3 – 6150mAh

The UmiDigi Power 3 is effectively the “Lite” version of the UmiDigi F2 costing 20% less. But at the same time, it also packs 20% more juice battery at 6150mAh.

Now, apart from the bump in battery life, in almost everything else, the Power 3 is either similar to the F2 or offers slightly downgraded specs.

Wondering… What’s the best UMiDigi Phone? Read on!

I really like that you are still getting the FHD+ 6.53” screen for viewing your content. Also, they have kept the same quad-camera module on the back which is also awesome.

However, the front-facing shooter drops to 16MP’s and you’ll also notice a little more noise in photos.

You now get access to 4GB of RAM which is pretty much the standard in 2020 and nothing to complain about. Whereas for the processor, you now have the Helio P60, which is still an awesome and powerful chipset capable of heavy and intensive workloads. You just need to run them at slightly lower graphic settings.

Check out our UMiDigi Power 3 Full Review.

Bag yourself this battery focussed Apple-lookalike!

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  • Quick Specs: Android 10, MediaTek Helio P60, 4GB RAM, 64GB Storage, 6.53″ 1080×2340, 48MP + 13MP + 5MP + 5MP Quad Cameras, 16MP Selfie Camera
  • Battery Life: 2-3 Days
  • Battery Capacity: 6150mAh
  • Quick Charge: Yes (18w)
  • Weight: 218 grams

Note: All the phones below are from prior to our July 2020 Article Update. Definitely worth checking out as these phones are often on sale.

UMiDigi Power – 5150mAh

It seems every mobile manufacturer has their own ‘Power’ branded smartphone now, but what make’s UMiDigi’s version so special is the price tag.

When we’re measuring features vs price, the UMiDigi Power comes out on top as the best all-rounder mid-range phone in this list. The large 6.3″ display is Full HD, it’s also thin at 8.8mm, and it still manages to squeeze in an impressive 5150mAh fast charge battery… letting you ‘Power’ on well into your 2nd day of usage.

And guess what!? It only weighs in at a measly 190g making it one of the most pocket-friendly big battery phones available.

The team at UMiDigi know that we love epic battery life, and that’s why you’ll also find the UMiDigi F1 Play and the beautiful UMiDigi S3 Pro also both rocking a 5000mAh+ battery later on in this list.

Also good news is that this phone is completely bloatware-free. It’s running the latest Android 9 in its stock form. Performance-wise we’re also treated to the energy-efficient Helio P35 processor that’s backed up by 4GB’s of RAM and 64GB’s of storage (expandable up to 256GB’s).

I’ve listed the full tech specs below, but some notable features include NFC, dual-band AC WiFi and a 3.5mm headphone jack.

If you’re on the hunt for a great Android smartphone that ticks all the boxes, you can stop your search right now. But that’d be boring, and there’s plenty more enticing options in this list.

Battery Capacity: 5150mAh
Battery Life: 1-2 Days
Quick Charge: Yes (18w)
Wireless Charging: No

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UMiDigi Power – Full Tech Specs

Display: 6.3″ IPS Waterdrop Notch (92.7%)
Resolution/PPI: (2340×1080) 409
CPU: MediaTek Helio P35 (Mid-range)
RAM: 4GB
Storage:
 64GB (Expandable +256GB)
OS: Android 9 Stock
Rear Camera: 16MP + 5MP (1080P/30fps)
Selfie Camera: 16MP
WiFi: Dual-band (ac)
NFC: YES
Headphone Jack: Yes
Design: Metal
Weight: 190 grams

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