Selection criteria to be taken into account before embarking on the purchase of a smartphone : the battery capacity. Our mobile phones are becoming more and more efficient thanks in particular to the processors and the batteries which evolve while being muscular, they manage to hold on average the time of a working day in moderate use before having to be recharged.
However, some models are more efficient than others. In this selection concocted by Back Market, you will find the ten best smartphones with the most endurance in terms of autonomy in 2021. But before that, let’s take a closer look at some crucial points concerning the famous smartphone battery and how to optimize its use.
The battery and autonomy of a smartphone
following the use that we do, the autonomy of our smartphone, and in particular that of its battery, can be totally different. Today, it is this autonomy that should allow you to determine before purchasing whether the device will be able to hold up enough to allow you to make calls, regularly check your e-mails, go on the internet, play, use applications, listen. music, watching movies or videos, etc. If you are addicted to your phone, this criterion is essential if you do not want to have to recharge it several times during the day. In addition, the battery is today the main element for 41% of French people when it comes to choosing a new smartphone.
What battery capacity should you choose?
The capacity of a smartphone battery is expressed in mAh (from the English “milliampere hour”, which means milliampere-hour) and indicates the amount of energy that it can store. The higher this quantity, the better the autonomy of the smartphone.
Today, if the capacity of a battery is on average around 3000 mAh, we are starting to talk about a more powerful battery from 4000 mAh. However, we should not only rely on this single criterion since the quality of a battery can totally differ depending on the smartphone, its equipment, its software optimization and the use of the latter. If you use your device all day, even with the best battery life, you won’t be able to expect miracles.
How does a smartphone battery discharge?
Firstly, if you go for a smartphone with a big screen, it will inevitably consume more than a smaller one and if you use it regularly, its processor will also require more power.
Then, the autonomy of your device will necessarily depend on what you do with it. The battery will not discharge at the same rate depending on your activities. For example, a thirty-minute game on a 3D game will be much more energy consuming that the same duration on social networks which nevertheless already consume a lot of battery. Some streaming applications like Netflix or YouTube are also very energy intensive given the fact that they generally require viewing on the entire screen.
How to extend the autonomy of your smartphone?
If you want to save as much battery as possible, you can adopt simple actions like close all applications open that you are not using in the background, switch to the dark mode (available on most smartphones), disable certain features such as vibrator or the push notifications applications, reduce the screen resolution or, if this is possible according to your use, activate the energy saving mode.
Note that if you use applications aimed at monitoring and optimizing your battery, paradoxically, these may affect the autonomy of your smartphone since they run in the background to close other apps.
What is the lifespan of a smartphone battery?
We know only too well that certain technologies quickly become obsolete, we often speak of planned obsolescence. A smartphone battery is no exception to this observation. On average, a phone battery can withstand up to 1000 cycles, which corresponds to an average lifespan of 3 to 5 years. However, you will have noticed that replacing a broken battery on a smartphone is not as easy as before since the latter are less and less removable. It is also this factor (among others) that influences the lifespan of a mobile phone since it is currently estimated at only 2 ½ years on average.
Our Top 10 long-range smartphones
If you are planning to change your smartphone, you will find here our selection of devices, all brands and all budgets, which have the best autonomy on the smartphone market.
Apple iPhone 12 Pro Max: the biggest autonomy under iOS
This year, the largest of the iPhones is also one of the most enduring. Last born of the apple mark, this high-end large screen device arrived on the market with a battery of 3687 mAh which can last up to 24 hours without the need for recharging. Embedding the most sophisticated technologies of the American giant, its Bionic A14 chip, its 6.7-inch OLED screen and a high-performance camera, this smartphone will appeal to the most connected who regularly use their device.
Apple iPhone 11 Pro Max: a powerful battery and low consumption
Although its successor is mentioned above, theiPhone 11 Pro Max nonetheless remains one of the most efficient in autonomy under iOS. Its battery 3969 mAh makes it a perfect device for the most addicted since they can count on 20 hours of autonomy in normal use: watching streaming videos, games, etc. Its powerful A13 chip saves the battery, the latter discharges very slowly and allows you to enjoy an incredible experience without needing to recharge it regularly.
Motorola Moto G7 Power: great battery life for a very low price
This entry-level smartphone offers an impressive battery capacity of 5000 mAh which allows it to last 60 hours, almost 4 days in normal use without needing to be charged. Its overall performance is perfectly sufficient to enjoy a pleasant experience on Android.
Asus ROG Phone 3: a powerful smartphone for gamers
If you are a fan of video games and are looking for a smartphone with great battery life, look no further. Compatible with many gaming accessories such as a second screen allowing you to play like on a PC or even with joysticks. Nintendo Switch, the Asus Rog Phone 3 is equipped with a colossal 6000 mAh battery supplemented by the Snapdragon 865+ processor which allows it an excellent versatile autonomy. Compatible 5G, this top of the range brand lasts about 22 hours without needing to be charged.
Galaxy Note 10 +: a quality of autonomy that makes it one of the best smartphones on the market
Offering high-end performance, a giant 5.3-inch screen and a high-capacity 4300 mAh battery (a marked increase compared to the 4000 mAh of the Note 9), the Samsung Galaxy Note 10+ has an autonomy of around 17 hours. in intensive use (sending SMS, Internet browsing, watching videos, etc.) or two days in moderate use and its Exynos 9825 processor engraved in 7 nm helps to optimize its energy consumption, which makes it an excellent smartphone, probably even the most successful of the Korean giant.
Huawei P30 Pro: excellent versatile autonomy on Android
With a usage capacity of about 2 days in moderate use, the Huawei P30 Pro displays excellent versatile autonomy since its 4200 mAh battery allows smooth and pleasant navigation. Offering a sleek design, excellent performance and undeniable camera quality, this mid-range has almost nothing to envy to the high-end models and its lightning recharge time which takes it from 0 to 100% of battery is mind-blowing to say the least.
Xiaomi Redmi Note 9 Pro
Entry-level smartphone from the Chinese brand, the Redmi Note 9 Pro has a record autonomy thanks to a 5020 mAh battery coupled to the Snapdragon 720G chip which allows it a versatile use for two days on average. Attractive by its original and neat design, its talents as a photographer, its excellent performance and its long battery life, its recharging time is also very fast since it goes from 0 to 50% in just thirty minutes.
OnePlus 8 Pro: long battery life with a QHD + screen and 120 Hz
With a 4510 mAh battery and a display at 120 Hz and QHD +, this high-end smartphone from the Chinese firm displays excellent endurance results, optimal performance that allows a pleasant experience and this smartphone is the first of its line. to benefit from wireless charging.
Wiko View 4: an entry-level smartphone that surprises with its battery life
Ideal for getting started with a smartphone, the Wiko View 4 is among the most enduring on the market and offers excellent value for money. Equipped with a 5000 mAh battery, its very high capacity coupled with an energy-saving screen allow it to last about 20 hours in conventional use and it is 5G compatible.
Honor 9A: a monster of autonomy for a small price
Equipped with a high capacity 5000 mAh battery and an optimized MediaTek processor, the Honor A smartphone can easily last two days without needing to be charged. Offering good performance, note however that this device is deprived of Google services given the digital war between China and the United States.
You will therefore have understood that the battery life of a smartphone also depends on the processor that the team but also on the use you make of your device.
So which one are you going to choose?