Every single day, smartphone companies are promising bigger and better phones for lesser money. But with that promise, do they truly deliver? More often than not, because of lesser cost companies have to cut corners in what they are offering.
These cutbacks can be anything from the battery to your display. Despite the fast-paced world of technology there has yet to be a phone that doesn’t make you feel as if you’ve missed out on something.
However, if you’re a simple person looking for a phone that doesn’t die on you just because you watched a 30 minute YouTube video or talked on call for 5 hours; this list is for you.
In the modern-day, one of the most important things on a phone is the promise that it will last you till you close your eyes in the night. It is a race of lesser time charging vs. more time unplugged. Many phones boast that they’ll last all day, but do they truly?
We found out for you. These are the phones that won’t falter at the idea of a long day at work or being stuck in traffic for hours on end:
#1: Moto G7 Power
Released on February 2019, this budget phone by Motorola showed phenomenal results. The Moto G7 Power lasted the Moto G7 lasted 14-15 hours on average through battery tests. Even though in real life the battery time may vary but that simply means a variation of an hour or two.
The Moto G7 comes with a 5,000 mAH battery and comes out of the box with the Android 9.0 and 3GB RAM. The 6.2 display looks vibrant providing a 720 x 1520 resolution. It features a front camera with 8MP and a rear camera with 12MP. It is available in Ceramic Black, Marine Blue and/or Iced Violet.
For a budget phone, it truly adds worth to your money. At the very least when its 7 p.m. and you’re on your way home, it won’t die in the middle of your favorite show.
#2: Samsung Galaxy M20
The Samsung Galaxy M20 comes with the largest battery on any Samsung phone until now. This phone comes packed with a 5,000 mAH battery that has reported to last 12-13 hours at full use keeping the brightness stationary. Built with the Exynos 7904, this budget phone with the giant battery comes in two variants which offer 3GB RAM and 32GB ROM or a 4GB RAM with a 64GB ROM. Released in January of 2019, it packs an ultra-wide dual camera (13MP + 5MP) along with an 8MP front-facing camera.
Even if it comes with Android 8.1 out of the box it is upgradeable to Android 9.0. Samsung Galaxy M20 price in Pakistan is Rs.27, 999. It has a 6.3-inch display for all your viewing pleasures in FHD+. It also features accessibility through face unlock and a fingerprint sensor on the back.
#3: Galaxy S10 Plus
This Samsung powered smartphone comes second in our shortlist. It lasted 12 hours and 15 minutes throughout our battery tests. It has a luxurious feel to it with its 6.4” Dynamic AMOLED that works beautifully all day with the help of its 4,100 mAH and Exynos 9820. It even has a wireless charging option but it can also help charge other devices. With the help of its 8GB/12GB variants, it can help your smartphone stay on and bright for the rest of the day. Its price in Pakistan is Rs.140, 999.
It offers a dynamic triple camera with 12MP + 12MP + 16MP with HDR and panorama. But the front-facing camera is also a dual-threat with 10MP + 8MP resolution. It is built of Gorilla Glass which gives it a luxurious feel and look. Furthermore, it is claimed to be dust and waterproof.
#4: OnePlus 7
At number 4, the OnePlus 7 digs its heels in as a proud winner. It lasted 11 hours and 40 minutes through the constant drills of our battery tests. It has a powerful 6GB RAM and a Snapdragon 855. As a high-end phone it does beautifully and its 3,700 mAH battery will last you through your workday and a ride home at the very least. It is a budget flagship with a dual rear camera that sports a 48MP+5MP setup.
The camera has a variety of modes to choose from such as Nightscape, Pro Mode, and Studio Lighting. Furthermore, it can also shoot time-lapse videos for quality content on your social media. This phone too has the ability to fast charge as is the norm with most flagship phones.
The lively 6.4-inch display is astounding with its AMOLED screen that powers at 1080×2280 resolution. The specifications of the OnePlus 7 come together to create an immersive environment for its owner.
#5: iPhone XR
This flagship budget phone released in September 2018, offers 3 variants in regards to storage (64/128/256). But that’s not all these iPhone offers, it caters to your needs for 11 hours and 26 minutes. It is probably the most colorful iPhone that is in the market with options like black, red, yellow, blue, coral and white. Furthermore, it boasts its fast charging capabilities.
It promises a 50% charge in 30 minutes. It comes out of the boxed packed with the Apple A12 Bionic chipset and iOS 12 which enable its 6.1-inch display to function wonderfully. Even though, it has a 2,942 mAH battery it does well with getting you through the day. Released on October 2018, it is one of the few phones that offer a dual speaker in today’s world. Moreover, it comes with a new type of LCD termed the ‘Liquid Retina’ display by Apple.
So, if you are looking for phones that won’t die on you on your way back home or as soon as you unplug it from your charger, any phone from this list ought to satisfy you. Not only are they good investments in terms of battery they don’t do badly in other areas either such as cameras, storage, and design.