Phones with the best battery life

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There are lots of things to consider when you're buying a new phone, and battery life is one of the most important.

It's great to have a good camera, a gorgeous touchscreen, a fast processor and more - and when these features are paired with a hardworking battery, you can call, stream, text and browse for longer. So to help you choose the best smartphone, we've put together a list of the best performers when it comes to battery life.

Best Android phone batteries

OPPO Find X5 Pro 5G

Busy days are no match for the OPPO Find X5 Pro 5G’s two series-connected cells, equivalent to a total capacity of 5,000mAh4. Enjoy peak performance with up to 1,600 charging cycles5, offering double the charging cycles of most phones. 80W SUPERVOOCTM delivers up to 50% charge in just 12 minutes6, and 50W AIRVOOCTM delivers 100% charge in just 47 minutes7. The customised cooling system keeps your phone running at an optimal temperature, even when things get hectic - the next generation heat-dissipation system, with a super-large vapour chamber and cutting-edge 3D graphene films, helps your phone stay cool even during intense gaming, browsing and streaming sessions. The battery’s supported by a hardworking Qualcomm® Snapdragon® 8 Gen 1 processor, so every application loads in a near instant - and the 120Hz refresh rate supports the battery by resting to save power when you’re reading, and jumping into action when you’re watching a film.

OPPO Find X5 Pro 5G

Samsung Galaxy S22 Ultra

When you're on the go, the Samsung Galaxy S22 Ultra can more than keep up. Whether you're streaming, scrolling, downloading or gaming, the whopping 5,000mAh battery1 can get you through the most power-hungry of activities, even when you're using 5G◊. The staying power of Samsung's longest-lasting battery combined with the trail-blazing 4nm Exynos 2200 processor in the Galaxy S22 Ultra means you can experience a PC-like performance, every time. So when you shift up a gear for some heavy-duty multi-tasking, you can stay on top of your game for longer, with Samsung's longest battery life in a Galaxy ever.  And with 45W Super Fast Charging 2.02, you can repower in a flash.

Samsung Galaxy S22 Ultra

Samsung Galaxy A32 5G

Stylish, speedy and 5G-ready, the Galaxy A32 5G is perfect for work, play and everything in between. The 5,000mAh (typical)1 battery lets you keep your day on track and stay connected for hours on end, with up to 20 hours of video playback time and up to 106 hours of audio playback. Plus, with up to 15W of Adaptive Fast Charging, it quickly gets back to full power. If you're a keen gamer, you can even use maximise performance with Game Booster - it learns your usage patterns to optimise battery use, temperature and memory, as well as cutting distractions for immersive gameplay like never before. 

The A32 5G isn't the only Galaxy A Series phone with a powerful battery - the Galaxy A12 also has a 5,000mAh1 battery, with up to 15W Adaptive Fast Charging2.

Samsung Galaxy A32 5G

Xiaomi 11T Pro

Built for 5G speed◊ and with incredible processing power, the Xiaomi 11T Pro features 34 charging and battery safety features - so no more overheating or charging issues. It has a 5,000mAh dual-cell battery made with graphene for better electrical conductivity, and when you're charging, dual charge-pump cleverly increases current intake across both sides of the battery and reduces overheating. To ensure maximum efficiency, Mi-FC technology extends the time that a high current can be used and minimises charging time. MTW technology uses more charging tabs to reduce internal resistance, and 120W Xiaomi HyperCharge fully charges the 11T Pro to 100% in 17 minutes1. It's one of the fastest charging speeds in the industry and even charges at -10°C2. Faster charging speed and larger battery capacity are usually a multiple choice question for engineers - however, the Xiaomi 11T Pro manages to effortlessly combine both.

Xiaomi 11T Pro

Google Pixel 6 Pro

The Pixel 6 Pro is a fast, smart Pixel phone with a hardworking 5,003mAh batterycreated to keep you powered up all day - and beyond. It's fully loaded with powerful 5G connectivity◊, enhanced Wi-Fi and Bluetooth® performance for a smooth, seamless experience which keeps you organised, streamlines work and makes entertainment extra special. The battery charges fast and wirelessly2, can charge other Pixel devices with Battery Share3 and powers essential apps for over 24 hours4. The Pixel 6 Pro even works out which apps you use the most and can keep them running for up to 48 hours with Extreme Battery Saver5, and you can charge up to 50% in about 30 minutes6. You can even enjoy more responsive gaming and scrolling with a smooth 120Hz refresh rate and LTPO technology that lowers to 10Hz to save your battery life7.

Google Pixel 6 Pro

OPPO A54s

The OPPO A54s’ powerful 5,000mAh battery2 was created for days when work, play and everything in between vie for your attention. Stream video for over 21 hours, and if your battery’s running at 5%, you can carry on messaging family and friends on WhatsApp for over an hour on Super Power Saving Mode4. Super Night-time Standby Mode5 can reduce power consumption by 1.32% while you sleep, and OPPO have even added Night Charge to control overnight charging while Charging Temperature Control keeps your phone safe and controls charging currents to avoid power surges. The phone charges using a USB Type-C port and the charging cable comes in the box, so you’ll be ready to charge up the minute you get your A54s out of the box.

OPPO A54s

Best iPhone batteries

iPhone 13 Pro Max and iPhone 13 Pro

iPhone 13 Pro Max and iPhone 13 Pro have the best battery life ever in an iPhone1. Their built‑in rechargeable lithium‑ion batteries are compatible with MagSafe wireless charging up to 15W2, Qi wireless charging up to 7.5W2 and are fast-charge capable - both devices charge up to 50% charge in around 30 minutes3 with a 20W charging adapter or higher (available separately). The iPhone 13 Pro has up to 22 hours of video playback, up to 20 hours of streamed video playback and up to 75 hours of audio playback, and the iPhone 13 Pro Max has up to 28 hours of video playback, up to 25 hours of streamed video playback and up to 95 hours of audio playback. The batteries are built with the environment in mind - 100% recycled tin is used in the solder of the main logic board and the battery management unit, and they meet US Department of Energy requirements for battery charger systems4.

iPhone 13 Pro series

Tips to help your battery last longer

If your battery's showing signs of running out, there are some steps you can take to save your power.

 • Turn down your screen brightness
 • If you can, avoid listening to music, browsing or playing videos - save your power for calls and texts. You can even switch to Airplane Mode to further conserve your battery
 Turn off WiFi - when your WiFi connection is turned on, your phone is looking for a hotspot
 • If you have an Apple device, turn on Low Power Mode. Samsung and Xiaomi devices have Power Saving Mode, and Pixel devices have Power Saver
• Disable app push notifications

If you have a phone plan on Vodafone EVO, you can use our Battery Refresh service to keep your phone running at its best with free battery health checks and replacements. It's included as part of your plan for up to three years.

Charging your battery when you're out and about

If you forget to charge your phone and you can see you're running low on power, a power bank is the ideal solution for on-the-go battery top-ups. Just fully charge them at home, and make sure you've got the right cable which connects your power bank to your phone. They're especially good for festivals, camping trips, and days where you might be away from a power socket for a long time.

Terms & Conditions

14K Ultra Night Video mode supports video shooting at 30fps.

2Ultra Dark Video will be automatically triggered when the brightness is below 5 lux.

3OPPO Find X5 Pro introduced 8192-level dimming of the screen, offering up to 12 brightness adjusting solutions to match the pupil zooming speeds in different light shifting conditions.

45000mAh is the typical capacity. The rated capacity is 4880mAh. OPPO Find X5 Pro uses two 2500mAh series-connected cells (2440mAh is the rated capacity of each cell), powering the phone with a total capacity of 5000mAh.

5The data of charging cycles was obtained from laboratory testing.

6The charging data of 80W SUPERVOOCTM was obtained through laboratory testing. Actual charging time may vary.

7The charging data of 50W AIRVOOCTM was obtained through laboratory testing. Actual charging time may vary.

8The 10-bit colour depth display can capture around 1.07 billion colours.

9Quick Startup can support Among Us, Candy Crush Saga, Coin Master, RoV, SAKURA School Simulator, LOL, Ludo King, Talking Tom Hero Dash, Baby Panda World and Battle Warship on OPPO Find X5 Pro. AI Frame Rate Stabilizer can support PUBG and Genshin Impact on OPPO Find X5 Pro.

1Typical value tested under 3rd party conditions. Rated minimum capacity is 4,855mAh.
2Charger sold separately.

1Battery is split into two 2500mAh cell structures for a total capacity of 5000mAh.

2Xiaomi 11T Series operates best at 0° C to 35° C ambient temperatures. Storage temperature at -20°C to 45°C.

1Estimated against the usage profile of an average/typical user. Independently assessed by Strategy Analytics between 2020.12.07-12.18 in USA and UK with pre-release versions of SM-G998 under default setting using 5G Sub6 networks (NOT tested under 5G mmWave network). Actual battery life varies by network environment, features and apps used, frequency of calls and messages, number of times charged and many other factors.

2Actual charging speed may also vary depending on the actual usage, charging conditions and other factors. 25W Travel Adapter sold separately.

3Fast Wireless Charging 2.0 at 10W or higher is currently available with Wireless Charger Stand (EP-N5200) and Wireless Charger Duo Pad (EP-P5200). Wireless Chargers sold separately. Other wireless chargers compatible with WPC support wireless charging under 5W. Actual charging speed may vary depending on the actual usage, charging conditions and other factors. Wireless charger requires power connection. Recommend using Samsung charging cable and/or travel adapter for optimal performance.

4Wireless charge compatible (QI standard) devices only. Battery charge above 30% required to PowerShare on the move without being plugged into mains charge.

 

1Typical value tested under third-party laboratory condition. Typical value is the estimated average value considering the deviation in battery capacity among the battery samples tested under IEC 61960 standard. Rated (minimum) capacity is 4,860 mAh. Actual battery life may vary depending on network environment, usage patterns and other factors.

2Fast Charging with adapter available in-box.

1Estimate of typical capacity based upon testing and expected mobile behaviour.

2Wireless charging rates up to 21W (Pixel 6) and up to 23W (Pixel 6 Pro) charging with Qi-certified Google Pixel Stand (2nd gen) (sold separately). Actual results may be slower. Fast wired charging rates are based upon use of the Google 30W USB-C® Charger plugged into an electrical socket. Compatible with USB PD 3.0 PPS adapters. Actual results may be slower. Adapters sold separately.

3Designed to charge Qi-certified devices. Use of Battery Share significantly reduces Pixel battery life. Cases may interfere with charging and will reduce charging speed. Charge speeds may vary. See g.co/pixel/wirelesscharging for more information. Wireless headphones sold separately.

4Estimated battery life based on testing using a mix of talk, data, standby, and use of other features. Average battery life during testing exceeded 34 hours. Battery life depends upon many factors and usage of certain features will decrease battery life. Battery testing conducted by a third party in California in mid 2021 on pre-production hardware and software, using default settings. Battery testing conducted using two major carrier networks using Sub-6 GHz non-standalone 5G (ENDC) connectivity. Actual battery life may be lower.

5Maximum battery life based on testing using a mix of talk, data, standby and use of limited other features that are default in Extreme Battery Saver mode (which disables various features including 5G connectivity). Battery testing conducted using two major mobile networks. Battery testing conducted by a third party in California in mid-2021 on pre-production hardware and software using default settings, except that Extreme Battery Saver mode was enabled. Battery life depends upon many factors and usage of certain features will decrease battery life. Actual battery life may be lower.

6Charging speed based upon testing with device batteries drained to 1% and charged with Google 30W USB-C® Charger; sold separately. Charging testing conducted by Google in mid-2021 on pre-production hardware and software using default settings with the device powered on. Charging speed depends upon many factors including usage during charging, battery age and ambient temperature. Actual charging speed may be lower.

7Not available for all apps or content. Display automatically adjusts to optimise for best viewing and battery performance.

1Battery life varies by use and configuration. See apple.com/batteries for more information.

2Wireless chargers sold separately.

3Testing conducted by Apple in August 2021 using pre-production iPhone 13 mini, iPhone 13, iPhone 13 Pro and iPhone 13 Pro Max units and software and accessory Apple USB‑C Power Adapter (20W Model A2305). Fast-charge testing conducted with drained iPhone units. Charge time varies with settings and environmental factors; actual results will vary.

4Efficiency performance is based on the US Department of Energy Federal Energy Conservation Standards for Battery Chargers.

1The A54s’s rear camera has 50MP and 2MP (Macro) and 2MP (Depth). In default mode, the 50MP main camera produces 4080×3072 resolution images. The front camera is 8MP.
2The battery’s typical capacity is 5000mAh, with a minimum capacity of 4890mAh.
3There will be reduced lagging using Super Booster, but that does not mean absolutely no freezing. Due to varying network environments, user habits, and other factors, the actual user experience may differ.
4Super Power Saving Mode’s standby time simulates six applications selected and running in Super Power Saving Mode. Individual application standby times assume that no other apps are selected and/or running in Super Power Saving Mode.
5In the simulated tests of Super Nighttime Standby Mode, from 23:00 to 07:00, the Always-On Display only consumes about 1.32% battery over an 8-hour period.