We’ve got a new battery champ, and it’s Motorola’s modular Z Play. Staying powered up for a staggering 13 hours and 46 minutes in our battery test, Motorola’s new phone outlasts every phone we’ve reviewed since 2015.
But other smartphone makers aren't standing still. We just finished testing the LG X power, and its battery life came within an hour of the pace-setting Moto Z Play. Google's newly unveiled Pixel XL jumps into our rankings as well.
And battery life is more important than ever, thanks to the big screens, superfast processors and demanding apps we find on our phones these days. After all, what good is that advanced camera or high-resolution display if your handset is dead before the sun goes down?
Moto Z PlayOur top list of enduring handsets includes devices that last at least 10 hours on the Tom's Guide Battery Test, which involves continuous Web surfing over 4G LTE. We set each phone's display to 150 nits to normalize for brightness and make sure each handset is receiving at least three bars of service.
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