Smartphones with Amazing Battery Life (2018 Edition)

Never run out of juice ever again! Every phone in this list has 5000mAh+

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It’s as if Thor himself swung his giant hammer and demanded ‘More Power… MORE… POWER…’ and the mobile manufacturers have answered…

With extreme battery life capable smartphones being created in dark underground labs where they all pray to the god of Milliamp Hours (mAh)… I thought it was about time that I let the cat out of the bag and share this complete list of battery-centric mobile devices.

Related: Check out our Best Tough & Rugged Smartphone Article for some more Waterproof & Rugged Big Battery Smartphones.

Battery life in smartphones is still a hot topic and a has always been real pain-point for many a new phone owners. Nothing gets on your nerves more than a phone that constantly needs topping up throughout the day.

Xiaomi Pocophone F1
Xiaomi Pocophone F1
Xiaomi Pocophone F1
Xiaomi Pocophone F1

So with the hate of poor battery life firmly in my heart, I vow that all phones henceforth (in this article at least) have at least a 5000mAh battery.

Don’t know your Milliamps from your Millipedes?

More than 5000mAh is easily enough to see you through a full days use and even safely into day 2, if not day 3, without having to connect yourself to a power supply.

The Best Big Battery Life Smartphones You Can Get Your Hands-on in 2018!

HomTom S99 Phone

HomTom S99 – 6200mAh

The HomTom S99 is a big battery bargain! Featuring a Full HD+ Display, Octa-Core CPU, 4GB of RAM and 64GB storage as standard, all for a little over the £100 mark.

These smartphone specs sound more like they belong to a £200 smartphone!

The honeycomb rear design helps it to stand out from the competition, and it’s one of the lightest big battery smartphones currently available, weighing in at only 200 grams.

We’re yet to see a truly bezel-less big battery smartphone, but the S99 comes close with minimal side bezels attached to that 18:9 slimline display.

As well as that big battery, you’re also getting a 21MP + 2MP dual rear camera setup. The dual aspect it a bit of a gimmick, but the 21MP lens will do all the hard-work.

Quick Specs: Android 8 Oreo, MediaTek MTK6750 (8-Core) CPU, 4GB RAM, 64GB Storage, 5.5″ 720×1440 Display
Battery Life: 2-3 Days
Battery Capacity: 6200 mAh
Quick Charge: Yes (2amps)
Weight: 200 grams

The HomTom S99 starts at.. UK : £119 | EU : €129 | US : $149

Cubot Power Smartphone

Cubot Power – 6000mAh

Cubot haaaaaassss theeeeee Powwwweeerrrrr! When Cubot first announced the Power, I was taken back by the sheer specs of the phone. Cubot had killed their own flagship device, the Cubot X18 Plus

Good news for us though, as it’s packing the Helio P23 8-Core MediaTek CPU with plenty of RAM. The storage is a whopping 128GB, and the display is Full HD+.

This is all before we even get to the fact that it’s got a 6000mAh fast charge Type-C powered battery. It’s one hell of a phone. We’re currently testing it in Review Hub Labs, so I’ll link to the full review very soon.

Oh, and did I mention that there’s a 20MP Samsung camera strapped to back of the Cubot Power? A

All this power comes at a high price though, see below.

Quick Specs: Android 8.1 Oreo, MediaTek Helio P23 (8 Cores @ 2.5Ghz) CPU, 6GB RAM, 128GB Storage, 5.99″ 1080 X 2260
Battery Life: 2 Days
Battery Capacity: 6000mAh
Quick Charge: 2amps
Weight: 216 grams

The Cubot Power is available from… UK : £190 (import) | EU : €210 | US : $220

Xiaomi Mi Max 2 big battery

Xiaomi Mi Max 3 – 5500mAh

The Xiaomi Mi Max 3 is finally here with a respectable 5500mAh battery and a 6.9″ display!

If you’ve been looking for a smartphone to binge-watch YouTube, Netflix and Play the occasional game without having to squint! The Mi Max 3 is for you!

It comes with an impressively bright 6.9″ Full HD Display, is slim at 8mm and is featherweight at only 221 grams. I’ve reviewed 5.5″ smartphones that weigh more than this.

So what the Mi Max 3 like for performance?

With 4G’s of RAM + 64GB storage we’re off to a good start, but the brains behind it all is the Snapdragon 363. The 8-core mobile processor is great for speed and productivity but not exactly a gaming powerhouse.

I think that Xiaomi knows this, so if you’re looking for a big battery gaming smartphone then hold off for now. Why? because the Xiaomi Mi Max 3 Pro is on the horizon with the more capable Snapdragon 710 + Adreno 616 graphics chip.

For more details, check out our Xiaomi Mi Max 3 Review.

Quick Specs: Android 8.1 (MIUI9), Qualcomm Snapdragon 636 1.8GHz CPU, Adreno 509 GPU, 4GB RAM, 64/128GB Storage, 6.9″ 1080×2160, 12MP + 5MP AI6 Rear Camera
Battery Life: 2 Days
Battery Capacity: 5500mAh
Quick Charge: Yes
Weight: 221 grams

The Xiaomi Mi Max 3 Phablet is every binge-watchers best friend!

Vernee X Smartphone

Vernee X1 – 6200mAh

The Vernee X1 doesn’t compromise. It’s available in two variants offering up to 6GB of RAM’s and 128GB’s of storage coupled with MediaTek’s next generation Helio P23 CPU. While not a powerhouse, it offers extreme mid-range efficiency.

This is then combined with a massive 6200mAh battery making it one of the best long lasting smartphones available.

You’re also getting a full HD+ 18:9 display that comes with curved corners, a metal unibody design and a quad camera setup. Thanks to high-resolution 13MP selfie camera, we’re also treated to Vernee’s face unlock feature.

Overall, the Vernee X1 is a great all rounder that’s packing some serious battery without weighing you down.

Quick Specs: Android 7.1 Nougat (upgrade to Android 8), MediaTek Helio P23 CPU, Mali-G71 GPU, 4/6GB RAM, 64/128GB Storage, 5.99″ 2160×1080 IPS Display
Battery Life: 2-3 Days
Battery Capacity: 6200 mAh (non-removable)
Quick Charge: Yes (USB Type-C | 9V/2amps)
Weight: 198 grams

This week’s Vernee X1 deals… 

Doogee BL9000 Smartphone

Doogee BL9000 – 9000mAh

While the Doogee BL9000 isn’t to everyone’s taste, with those angular corners and that faux leather texture, we can’t deny that it’s packing some serious tech credentials!

It uses a 5.99″ Full HD+ display made by LG for excellent viewing angles and rich vibrant colours. The dual rear camera setup uses the new 12MP Sony IMX486 for the main lens with a respectable 5MP backup which will add depth of field (bokeh).

Other premium features we see on the BL9000 are Wireless Charging and NFC which are traditionally reserved for flagship devices.

Now onto the battery. Yes that’s right, under the hood is a 9000mAh battery that will easily last 2 days of power usage and 3-4 of light usage. For a massive battery like this, you need some serious charging power and it comes in the form of PumpExpress 4.0 (5V/5amps).

The downside to such an outrageous smartphone is that it’s a beast, at 13.8mm thick and weighing in at a hefty 275 grams.

If you don’t mind large smartphones, then the BL9000 is a worthy upgrade!

Quick Specs: Android 8.1 Oreo, MediaTek Helio P23 CPU, 6GB RAM, 64GB Storage, 5.99″ LG Display, 1080×2160 resolution.
Battery Life: 3-4 Days
Battery Capacity: 9000 mAh
Quick Charge: Yes (5V/5Amps) + (10w Wireless Charging)
Weight: 275 grams

The Doogee BL9000 is available from… UK : £190 | EU : €200 | US : $220

Ulefone Power 5

Ulefone Power 5 – 13000mAh – Battery Life Winner

Ulefone have won back their biggest smartphone battery-ever award from the Doogee BL12000, with the incredible & ludicrous Ulefone Power 5.

The thorough-bred Ulefone Power 5 comes from a long line of epic battery life smartphones. The Power 5 ups the game though by adding Qi Wireless charging coupled with 5V/5Amps fast charging.

It’s doesn’t let anything slip in the camera department either coming with the impressive Sony IMX230 21MP snapper.

All this power does come with some drawbacks though, the main one being the hefty 330 grams that the Ulefone Power 5 weights.

Is it worth reinforcing your jeans pocket with kevlar to behold such a powerful beast? Let me know in the comments.

Quick Specs: Android 8.1 Oreo, MediaTek MT6763 Octa Core CPU, ARM Mali-G71 GPU, 6GB RAM, 64GB Storage, 6″ 2160 x 1080
Battery Life: 5+ days
Battery Capacity: 13000 mAh
Quick Charge: Yes + Wireless Qi
Weight: 330 grams

Bluboo S3 Smartphone

Bluboo S3 – 8500mAh

The Bluboo S3 offers it all in a very attractively priced package!

Out of the box, the S3 comes installed with Android 8.1, has a 6″ SHARP manufactured 18:9 full HD+ display, dual Samsung rear cameras and let’s not forget a whopping 8500mAh battery.

This is enough battery to easily see you into your third day off-grid! All this power comes with great responsibility… if you count responsibility as a beast of a smartphone weighing down you pocket.

At 280 grams, the Bluboo S3 isn’t for the faint of heart, but if your grip is solid then the S3’s price-tag is extremely tempting!

Quick Specs: Android 8.1 Oreo, MediaTek MT6750T Octa-core CPU, ARM Mali-T860 GPU, 4GB RAM, 64GB Storage, 6″ 1080 x 2160
Battery Life: 3-4 Days
Battery Capacity: 8500 mAh
Quick Charge: Yes
Weight: 280 grams

Motorola E5 Plus

Motorola Moto E5 Plus – 5000mAh

Compared to some of the big-battery competition, you might feel a little short-changed with the Moto E5 Plus. That’s not to say it doesn’t have it’s pros, it just has adopted the latest mobile trends.

Since its missing NFC, still using the old Micro-USB port and features at rather underwhelming resolution for the large 6″ display… it’s all going to come down to the price.

Onto the Pros and we’re getting a 5000mAh battery with Motorola’s TurboPower 15w charging which promises 6 hours of battery life with only a 15 minute charge.

Motorola have also used a water repellent coating to help protect the Moto E5 Plus from spills and rain. Be aware though, it’s not an official waterproof rating but will probably protect itself from your coffee spills.

Taking a look at performance and it’s again on the low-end with Qualcomm’s most basic chip the, Snapdragon 425. It’s backed up by a healthy 3GB of RAM and the 32GB of storage is expandable up to 128GB’s.

One area the Moto E5 Plus does have going for it, is in the design department. The curved edge of the back and lack of any antenna wires makes it one good looking phone.

Quick Specs: Android 8 Oreo, Snapdragon 425 CPU, 3GB RAM, 32GB Storage, 6″ Display, 720×1440
Battery Life: 2 Days
Battery Capacity: 5000 mAh
Quick Charge: Yes (TurboPower 15watt)
Weight: 200 grams

Has the Moto E5 Plus tickled your tech buds…

Doogee BL5500 Gold

Doogee BL5500 Lite – 5500mAh (Budget)

The super-budget Doogee BL5500 still offers a 6.19″ HD notch-wielding display combined with a 5500mAh battery.

While the performance of the BL5500 is aimed at entry-level buyers thanks to a budget quad-core CPU and only 2GB of RAM. The good news is that the 16GB of storage can be expanded using the Micro-SD card slot.

It comes with Android 8 out of the box and full UK 4G support. It’s currently a pre-order smartphone, but we’ll update with more details soon.

Quick Specs: Android 8.1 Oreo, MediaTek 6739 CPU (4-cores), 2GB RAM, 16GB Storage, 6.19″, 720×1500
Battery Life: 2 Days
Battery Capacity: 5500 mAh
Quick Charge: N/A
Weight: 180 grams

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