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Smart Living | 19 Sep 2019

Big battery phones 2019: This year’s longest lasting smartphones

Looking for a phone that’ll last all day, even when you’ve been putting it through its paces? Check out these devices with the battery power to take you to bed time and beyond…

Is there anything more frustrating than the Low Battery alert on your mobile phone? It feels like you’ve barely touched your handset; maybe a spot of Spotify and a browse of your social feeds during your commute – but surely not enough to sap it of all its precious energy. Yet here you are, facing that dreaded alert and the rest of the day wishing you’d brought your charging cable with you.

This doesn’t have to be the case, however. There are loads of amazing phones that will let you browse, stream, game and more to your heart’s content, while still leaving enough juice for the commute home. These are the best big battery phones available…

Samsung Galaxy S10 5G

The Samsung Galaxy S10 5G is absolutely bursting with features, not least of which is a battery packed with both brain and brawn, to ensure you can enjoy all the benefits 5G promises without having to worry about packing an emergency charger.

The next step for the outstanding S-Series, the S10 5G boasts a huge, almost frameless 6.7-inch Cinematic Infinity-O display, as well as six cameras with 3D Depth Sensors. Needless to say, you’re going to want no interruptions when using this incredible smartphone, so thankfully Samsung have packed it with a long-lasting, intelligent battery that optimises usage based on your daily routine, and super-fast 25W wired charging.

Xiaomi Mi MIX 3 5G

The Xiaomi Mi MIX 3 5G is an incredible device in many ways. Featuring an outstanding 24 megapixel and 2-megapixel dual camera system for pin-sharp snaps, 6.39” full screen display, plus an incredible 960 frames per second recording, you’ll want the Xiaomi Mi MIX 3 5G ready to go night and day, especially if you want to see just what the camera can capture in different light.

Thankfully, its more-than ample 3,800mAh capacity battery will keep this stunning device running smoothly, even after the most user-heavy days.

Huawei Mate 20 X (5G)

Huawei’s first ever 5G device was always going to be something special, and the Mate 20 X (5G) definitely hasn’t disappointed. Super powered by a 4200mAh high-density battery, the Mate 20 X (5G) also supports 40W Huawei Super Charge, allowing users to enjoy the device’s full raft of features without worrying about coming up short.

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And what an array of features it is. The Huawei Mate 20 X (5G) comes equipped with three powerful Leica cameras for you to take breathtakingly beautiful shots, a stunning, 7.2-inch ultra large OLED dewdrop display, and mind-blowing performance. All that and a beast of a battery – what more could you ask for?

Sony Xperia 10

The Xperia 10, the latest instalment in Sony’s flagship series, is good enough to live up to – and exceed – its predecessors. With a gorgeous 21:9 Wide Display, dual cameras and an exquisite sound system, the Xperia 10 is perfect to watch your favourite shows and movies with a cinematic experience, all in the palm of your hand.

And, just as you wouldn’t expect the battery on the cinema’s projector to run out halfway through the movie, the same goes for the Xperia 10, with extended battery life thanks to Xperia Adaptive Charging which, over time, allows for longer daily use. Not only that, but the Smart Stamina feature adapts to your usage to keep you powered up for longer.

iPhone XS & iPhone XS Max

While this will undoubtedly be knocked off next year’s list by the iPhone 11, the XS and XS Max still have battery power to boast about. The XS battery was smaller than its predecessor but lasts up-to 30 minutes longer, thanks to iOS 12’s improved power management.

With this extra boost you’ll get 20 hours of talk time, while the XS Max adds an additional five, should you be feeling particularly chatty. With a brilliant dual camera, a stunning screen, and swoon-worthy looks, you’ll be happy to keep the XS and XS Smart out of your pocket for as long as possible – something the battery can absolutely handle.