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Top 10 smartphones with strong battery life

Last updated on: April 12, 2013 20:17 IST

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Because a smartphone is only as smart as its battery

While it's important to have a smartphone with the latest features and technology, it's just as important to have a strong battery life to support it. A smartphone is capable of numerous things and can substitute for one's computer in many situations. This includes times when you need something lighter but still capable of accessing the Internet, creating documents and viewing media files.

The longer the battery life of a smartphone, the more connected you can be to the world. And with smartphones providing entertainment as well, no matter where you are, you'll never be bored. Here's our top 10 of smartphones with the best battery life.

1. Samsung Galaxy S III
Price: Rs 30,345

The Samsung Galaxy S III features an Exynos 4 quad-core CPU clocked at 1.4 GHz with 1 GB of RAM and up to 32 GB of internal storage (along with a microSDXC slot for further expansion).

The 4.8-inch display packs Super AMOLED technology and a 1280x720 resolution. Going by these specifications alone, the device should consume a lot of power. However, thanks to the Exynos' manufacturing process, it is able to last for 9 hours under heavy usage.

With a 2100 mAh battery, this means that it can easily last you a good day and a half of average use. This includes mailing, surfing, calling and messaging.


Image: Samsung Galaxy S III


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2. Samsung Galaxy Note II
Price: Rs 36,645

With an Exynos 4412 quad-core CPU clocked at 1.6 GHz and 2 GB of RAM, the Samsung Galaxy Note II packs a lot of power. It also features up to 64 GB internal storage with a microSD slot adding up to 64 GB more. The display is 5.5-inch with Super AMOLED S-Stripe technology and a 1280x720 resolution.

The Note II relies on a large 3100 mAh battery. This allows for 10 to 11 hours of heavy usage, and can last for a good few days with lighter usage. This is again due to the fabrication process of the Exynos CPU.

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3. Motorola Droid RAZR Maxx
Price: Rs 36,645

The original long-lasting smartphone, the Motorola Droid RAZR Maxx features a dual core Cortex A9 CPU clocked at 1.2 GHz with 1 GB of RAM and 16 GB internal storage.

It also features a 4.3-inch display with 960x540 resolution and Super AMOLED technology. The battery is a massive 3300 mAh and is capable of up to 12 to 13 hours of heavy performance. While its successor, the RAZR Maxx HD is not yet available in India, the RAZR Maxx still presents a highly attractive smartphone that can last for days on end.

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4. Apple iPhone 5
Price: Rs 45,500

Apple's latest smartphone, the iPhone 5, packs the most up to date technology and features seen in the product line yet. There is a dual core A6 CPU clocked at 1.05 GHz with 1 GB of RAM.

It also features up to 64 GB of internal storage. The 4-inch Retinal Display features an 1136x640 resolution. With heavy usage, the iPhone 5 can easily eclipse close to 11 and a half hours of performance.

Even with slightly less heavy use, it averages a good 14 to 15 hours without any problem.

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5. LG Optimus G
Price: Rs 32,990

The LG Optimus G features a 1.5 GHz Snapdragon Pro quad-core CPU with 2 GB of RAM and up to 32 GB internal storage. The True HD IPS display measures 4.7-inch and features a 1280x720 resolution.

While the battery capacity is about 2100 mAh, the Optimus G takes full advantage of the Qualcomm technology to provide strong performance along with a long battery life.

It lasts for about 8 to 8.5 hours under heavy usage. Lesser usage means that it will last for a full day with some energy to spare. The balance of powerful technology with energy efficiency makes it worth a look.

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6. HTC 8X
Price: Rs 33,550

HTC's first premium Windows 8 smartphone features a dual core Snapdragon S4 CPU clocked at 1.5 GHz with 1 GB of RAM and 16 GB of internal storage.

The 4.3-inch, Super LCD2 display features a 1280x720 resolution. Battery capacity is about 1800 mAh but due to the less resource-hungry Windows 8 OS, the HTC 8X is capable of carrying you through the entire day without any problems. It's lightweight nature and sleek looks also add to the allure of the device.

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7. Micromax A116 Canvas HD
Price: Rs 13,990

Micromax's first quad-core, 5-inch smartphone features a Cortex A7 clocked at 1.2 GHz with 1 GB of RAM and 4 GB internal storage. A microSD slot allows for up to 16 GB more space. The 5-inch display packs in IPS technology and a 1280x720 resolution.

The battery capacity is about 2100 mAh, and it allows for the device to deliver 8 hours of heavy performance. For real world usage, you'll get a good 13 to 14 hours of use out of it. This is usually more than enough to get you through the day, and the A116's price makes it all the more attractive.

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8. Samsung Galaxy Grand Duos
Price: Rs 20,999

Samsung's budget phablet features a dual core Cortex A9 clocked at 1.2 GHz with 1 GB of RAM and 8 GB of internal storage, along with a microSD slot for up to 64 GB additional storage.

The 5-inch display features an 800x480 resolution. Battery capacity is about 2100 mAh and due to the manufacturing process of the chipset, the device is able to last about 8 and a half to 9 hours under heavy usage. With lighter usage, you should have no problem getting about 15 hours of usage out of the device.

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9. Nokia Lumia 920
Price: Rs 35,999

The Nokia Lumia 920 is the company's flagship smartphone for Windows 8. It features a dual core 1.5 GHz Snapdragon S4 CPU with 1 GB of RAM and 32 GB internal storage. The 4.5-inch display features PureMotion HD+ technology and a 1280x720 resolution.

The 2000 mAh battery, along with the less resource-hungry Windows 8 OS, allows it to last for a good 9 to 10 hours with heavy usage. It can last a good day with some spare energy left with lighter usage however.

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10. Sony Xperia Ion
Price: Rs 21,490

The Sony Xperia Ion features a dual core Qualcomm Scorpion clocked at 1.5 GHz with 1 GB of RAM and 13.2 GB internal storage (with microSD slot for additional expansion). It features a 4.6-inch display with a 1280x720 resolution, powered by Sony's Bravia technology.

The battery capacity is 1900 mAh, but it can last for a solid 8 hours under heavy usage. This can extend to a good 12 hours or so with average usage.

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