If your phone's battery life isn't great, you can always tweak your settings to get more out of it. Ideally, though, you want to pick a phone with a decent battery to begin with. Consumer Reports ranks the five smartphones with the longest lasting batteries. Photo by Kārlis Dambrāns.
As they explain, battery life has improved quite a bit in recent years, but after testing over 54 different phones, Consumer Reports picked the best of the best.
The five smartphones below manage to stand out, even in a field that has seen significant improvement in recent years, thanks to batteries with 3,000mAh of storage, plus processors and wireless connections that smartly adjust power consumption to suit the job at hand...To test battery life, our engineers precisely measure smartphone battery drain under a variety of conditions, including cellular signal transmissions and display and processor activity.
Milliampere hours (mAH) measure how long a battery will last depending on how much energy it's drawing. Generally, the higher the mAH, the longer the battery will last. Talk time may be a more practical measure, though, and Consumer Reports includes both in their rankings. Here are the second and third on their list, talk time and capacity included (the best scoring phone is not available in Australia).
For their full list with more specs, head to the link below.
Smartphones With the Best Battery Life [Consumer Reports]