From voice calls to text communication and gaming, and from ordering food to banking and bill payments, your smartphone these days have become your one-stop shop for many important things in life. Now, imagine you need to do an urgent transaction or make a crucial call and the battery of your phone runs out. Ouch! That hurts – what’s a smartphone without battery? And what’s the point of having a one-stop shop if it downs the shutters just when you need it the most?
Most of us have faced such situations. If you have also been left hankering for a charger to complete an important work on your smartphone, you might like to dump your present handset in favour of one with a really long battery life. But what are the best options?
Business Standard tested a number of handsets to bring you a ready list of budget smartphones with exceptional battery life. Here are the top five:
#1. Motorola Moto E4 Plus
Lenovo-backed Motorola recently launched the fourth iteration of its ultra-affordable battery-centric Moto E4 smartphone in India. The smartphone is powered by a 5,000 mAh battery that works for more than a day even on heavy usage. The device comes bundled with a 10W Rapid Charger that replenishes the battery power really quickly, making the Moto E4 Plus our best pick among budget smartphones with bigger batteries.
#2. Asus Zenfone 3 Max
The Asus Zenfone Max series is dedicated to battery-centric smartphones that also use Asus-patented reverse-charging technology
to work as powerbanks for charging other devices. The Zenfone 3 Max houses a 4,100 mAh battery, assisted with the Asus PowerMaster technology
to assure quick charging, extended usage time and enhanced battery life. Particularly with its reverse-charging feature to charge other phones, this smartphone is the second-best on this list.
#3. Nubia N2
ZTE-backed Nubia recently launched its battery-centric N2 smartphone with a 5,000 mAh battery. The Nubia N2 is one of the better smartphones offering many rich features in a budget product. The device has a 5.5-inch OLED screen, 64 GB storage, 4 GB RAM, 13-megapixel rear camera and 16 MP front camera. All these features, combined with a mammoth 5,000 mAh battery, assisted with Nubia NeoPower battery management suite, make the Nubia N2 a real deal.
#4. Xiaomi Redmi 4
The latest budget offering from the stable of Xiaomi, the Redmi 4 houses a 4,100 mAh battery. The smartphone works for two days straight even on heavy usage. Its efficient processor and screen, which reduce the load on battery and enhance performance a great deal, make the smartphone a bang-for-the-buck product.
#5. Moto C Plus
The Moto C Plus, a budget offering from Motorola, has a huge 4,000 mAh battery. Features Android Nougat out of the box, the smartphone was launched in India recently. Considering that it is a budget offering with a battery much bigger than peers in the segment, the Moto C Plus is definitely a product worth mentioning on this list.