Smartphones with the Longest Battery Life

Motorola’s modular Z Play continues its reign as the smartphone battery champ. 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 the Z Play isn’t the only smartphone to push the limits on battery life. We've tested more than half-a-dozen phones capable of lasting at least 12 hours on a charge, with the ZTE Blade V8 Pro among the latest to land in our rankings of long-lasting smartphones. Samsung’s new Galaxy S8+ joins the ranks of smartphones to last more than 11 hours, matching the time of the Sony Xperia X Compact, and finishing just minutes behind Google’s Pixel XL.

In fact, our rankings include a mix of different phones from flagships like the Huawei Mate 9 to budget devices like the LG X power and Moto G5 Plus.

Smartphones With the Longest Battery Life
Phone Name
Battery SizeBattery Life*
(Hours:Minutes)
Moto Z Play
3,510 mAh
13:46
LG X Power
4,100 mAh
12:58
Cat S60
3,800 mAh
12:42
Blu Energy XL
5,020 mAh
12:15
ZTE Blade V8 Pro
3,140 mAh
12:08
Sony Xperia X Performance
2,700 mAh
12:01
Huawei Mate 9
4,000 mAh
12:00
Moto G5 Plus
3,000 mAh
11:31
LeEco Le Pro 34,070 mAh11:25
Google Pixel XL3,450 mAh11:11
Galaxy S8+3,500 mAh11:04
Sony Xperia X Compact2,700 mAh11:04
Smartphone
Category Average

9:13

These days, 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 PlayMoto Z Play*Our top list of enduring handsets includes devices that last at least 11 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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