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Smartphones with the Longest Battery Life

Smartphones with the Longest Battery Life

Big screens, superfast processors and powerful apps mean smartphone battery life has never been more important. After all, what good is that advanced camera if your handset is dead before your kid's game gets started? And who wants their phone to die while rocking out to Spotify?

Of the 38 smartphones we've reviewed in the last year, these devices listed below lasted at least 8.5 hours on the Tom's Guide Battery Test, which involves continuous Web surfing over 4G LTE. We set each phone's display to 100 nits to normalize for brightness and make sure each handset is receiving at least three bars of service. See for yourself which smartphones keep going and going.

Anna Attkisson is the managing editor at Tom's Guide and Laptop Mag. Follow Anna Attkisson @akattkisson. Follow us @TomsGuide, on Facebook.

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    osamajn , June 6, 2015 12:12 AM
    Funny, the passport and classic could out win all of these, yet its not on the list.
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    Nuckles_56 , June 6, 2015 12:22 AM
    How about the sony Xperias as they have excellent battery life
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    Nik_B , June 15, 2015 6:42 PM
    Writing this on a Passport that's at 37% and on its 14th hour. Not on list. Interesting.
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    jaboneros , June 18, 2015 2:56 PM
    happier here -
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