Top 6 mid-range smartphones with long battery life

Smartphones can do a number of tasks with ease be it to hail a cab, order food, book hotels, and flights, capture good moments, let you enjoy multimedia content in free-time and help you do other stuff, but most phones often times become a liability in emergency situations due to low battery capacity.

DH lists top five phones which offer long battery life and also doesn't cut a deep hole in your wallet.

Galaxy M30: Samsung in a bid to up the ante against arch-rival Xiaomi, launched the M30 in India, a few weeks ago.  It comes with a big battery and AMOLED display, which is very unique in the mid-range segment. AMOLED screens are more power-efficient than LCD used in rival branded phones and will ensure the battery life lasts longer. It comes in two variants--4GB RAM + 64GB storage for Rs 14,990 and the 6GB RAM + 128GB storage model for Rs 17,990.

Key features

Display: 6.14-inch Super AMOLED full HD+ Infinity U display and supports Widevine L1 content, meaning the device supports HD resolution multi-media on Amazon Prime Video and Netflix.

Processor: 14nm class 1.8 GHz Samsung Exynos 7904 octa-core processor (1.8GHz dual-core + 1.6GHz hexa-core), Mali-G71 MP2 GPU, 4GB/ 6GB LPDDR4X RAM and 64GB/ 128GB (+ 512GB via microSD card) storage

Battery: 5,000mAh battery with 15W Type-C charger - offers up to 25 hours of video playing, 31 hours of talk time and close to 105 hours of music

Triple rear camera: 13MP (with f1.9 aperture), 5MP (f2.2 aperture, Live Focus) and a 5MP with 123-degree ultra-wide angle lens. On the front, it houses a 16MP sensor with selfie focus capability.

Asus Zenfone Max Pro M2: It comes with a massive 5,000mAh cell (non-removable Li-Ion) and having used the Asus phone for close to two weeks, have to say it will serve you well for at least two days under mixed usage. It comes in three options-- 3GB RAM+32GB storage for Rs 12,999, 4GB RAM + 64GB storage for Rs 14,999 and 6GB RAM + 64GB storage for Rs 16,999.


Asus Zenfone Max Pro M2; picture credit: Asus India

Key features

Display: 6.26-inch full HD+ (2280x1080p) dot-notch screen with 2.5D Corning Gorilla Glass 6 shield

Processor: 1.95GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon 660 octa-core with AIE + Adreno 512 GPU, 3GB/ 4GB/ 6GB LPDDR4X RAM, 32GB/ 64GB storage

Dual rear camera 12MP (with Sony IMX486 sensor, f1.8 aperture, 6p lens, 1.25µm) + 5MP depth sensor, Electronic Image Stabilisation, 4K Video recording, LED flash and on the front, it features 13MP snapper with f2.0 aperture, 1.12µm sensor and LED flash

Battery: 5,000mAh, which is more than enough to run the phone for one and a half days under mixed usage

Security: Face unlock and fingerprint sensor

Motorola Moto G7 Power: As the name implies, the G7 Power's USP is its battery. It houses 5,000mAh Li-ion non-removable cell and pure Android Pie operating system, which comes with machine learning algorithm-based Adaptive Battery mode that ensures power is prioritized to frequently used apps and freeze unused power hogging apps from running in the background.


Motorola Moto G7 Power; picture credit: Motorola India

Key features:

Display: 6.2-inch HD+ Max Vision LCD screen with 19:9 aspect ratio

Processor: Qualcomm Snapdragon 632 octa-core with Adreno 506 GPU, Android Pie OS, 4GB RAM, 32GB storage

Camera: 12MP primary sensor on the back with F2.0, PDAG, 1.25um pixel size, auto HDR LED flash, full HD video recording and an 8MP with F2.2 aperture, 1.12um pixel size, and screen flash

Security: Face unlock and fingerprint sensor

Battery: 5,000mAh with 15W TurboCharger (Type-C connector); 9 hours of power in just 15 minutes of charging

Vivo Y17: Another phone that promises more than a day of battery life is the Y17. Given the fact it has HD+ display resolution and 5,000mAh cell, the Vivo phone will easily live up to the expectation. It costs Rs 17,999.


Vivo Y17; picture credit: Vivo India

Key features:

Display: 6.35-inch Halo full view HD+ LCD display 

Processor: MediaTek P35 octa-core with 4GB RAM, 128GB storage

Camera: 13MP+8MP+2MP triple rear camera with HDR mode, portrait mode and 20MP front sensor with face beauty, portrait mode

Security: Fingerprint sensor and face unlock

Battery: 5,000mAh with 18W Dual-Engine Fast Charging technology

Xiaomi Redmi Note 7 Pro: Xiaomi phone comes 4,000mAh, almost 1000mAh less than the aforementioned phones. But, having reviewed the Redmi Note 7 Pro, I vouch for its battery life. Thanks to Qualcomm's Snapdragon 675 chipset and optimized MIUI 10 software, it consistently delivered one-and-half days of battery life under normal day-to-day usage.  

Furthermore, the Redmi Note 7 Pro has a top-notch camera hardware, if not the best under Rs 20,000 segment. It comes in two variants--4GB RAM + 64GB storage & 6GB RAM + 128GB storage -- for Rs 13,999 and Rs 16,999, respectively.


Redmi Note 7 Pro; picture credit: Xiaomi India

Key features

Display: 6.2-inch full HD+ screen with Corning Gorilla Glass 5 shield (front and back)

Processor: 11nm Qualcomm Snapdragon 675 octa-core with Adreno 612 GPU, 4GB/ 6GB RAM and 64GB/ 128GB storage

Battery: 4,000mAh with fast charging capability (also supports Quick Charge 4.0)

Durability: P2i coating on the front and the back, which will make the smartphone sustain accidental water splashes and rain

Camera: 48MP (with Sony IMX586 sensor, f1.79 aperture) + 5MP (f2.4 aperture) dual rear camera with PDAF (Phase Detection Auto Focus), EIS (Electronic Image Stabilisation) and AI Portrait mode, dual-tone LED flash and 13MP front snapper with AI Portrait mode

Security: Supports both face-unlock and fingerprint sensor

Realme 3 Pro: It too, comes with similar battery capacity as the Redmi Note 7 Pro.  One positive aspect is that it boasts VOOC fast charging technology, which enables the phone to charge up from zero to 50-percent within 30 minutes. It is available in two configurations-- 4GB RAM + 64GB storage, 6GB RAM +64GB storage and 6GB RAM+ 128GB storage--for Rs 13,999, Rs 15,999 and Rs 16,999, respectively.


Realme 3 Pro; picture credit: Realme India

Key features

Display: 6.3-inch full HD+ (2340x1080p) with 19.5 aspect ratio, Corning Glass 5 shield

Processor: 10nm class 2.2GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon 710 AIE processor with Adreno 616 GPU, Android Pie-based ColorOS 6.0, 4GB RAM/6GB RAM and 64GB/128GB storage 

Camera: 16MP (F1.7 aperture) + 5MP (F2.4 aperture), LED flash, nightscape mode, portrait mode and a 25MP front snapper with F2.0 aperture

Security: Fingerprint sensor and face unlock

Battery: 4045mAh with VOOC 3.0 technology-based 5V4A charger 

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