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    Phones with best battery life 2020 - buyer�s guide

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    Fast charging has been getting faster and more widely available even on more affordable smartphones. Still, while being able to top up a phone in less than an hour, or even half an hour, can lead to changing your charging habits entirely, actual battery autonomy remains a key priority - no VOOC can help you out when there's no power outlet around.

    So on this page you will find the phones that prioritize battery life and scored at the top of our battery testing chart. The Zenfone has a 5,000mAh battery, which was one of the highest capacities back when we reviewed it. It aced our battery tests, delivering balanced results across the board and, perhaps more importantly, did that with a flagship Snapdragon 855 chip - the top-tier SoCs don't normally go to the top our battery life charts. We can only imagine what could have been if Asus had fitted a more efficient OLED display instead of the somewhat dim LCD.The flipside to the big battery is that in a land where the fastest solutions take half an hour to charge from 0 to 100%, the Zenfone 6 needs 5 times that. Ah, but priorities - Asus preferred to go for long battery longevity over fast charging.Mind you, alongside the high-end silicon, the Zenfone has a very capable camera setup (albeit lacking a telephoto) for both stills and video. And the fact that it's a flipping module that turns 180 degrees to face the front is not only cool, but also means you'd get some of the best selfies in the business and you can even have ultra wide-angle ones.Read full reviewWhat's not looking so rosy is the charging situation - maxing out at 15W, the M30s is mostly an overnighter. We were also not very thrilled about its fingerprint reader and the all-plastic build feels cheap-ish. Some competitors fare better in these respects, though it's hard to beat the M30s for longevity.Read full reviewAs seems to be the norm in this category, the Redmi Note 8 Pro isn't quick to fill up that battery once it's depleted. Oh, well. It's also not universally great in its imaging department, but it's more than just good enough for the money.Read full reviewWhat does help is the display's lower resolution - 720p at 6.5 inches makes for a lowly density by today's standards. But to fit all this battery life, performance and, come to think of it, image quality, into the Realme 5's price, a trade-off had to be made somewhere, and it's not an unreasonable one.Read full reviewWe've established you're here for the endurance, however, and that it does deliver. It's also got a very nice primary camera that takes nice photos and 4K video. Did we say 'primary'? No, there's actually just one camera on the G7 Power's back - bummer. Read full reviewMind you, the Reno Ace also has more than enough battery life to begin with, so it's not like you'll be charging it very quickly, only twice a day. It's a plenty good phone all around too, with a bright 90Hz display and a really capable camera that stands out with particularly awesome video stabilization.Read full review

    Editors' choiceThe flipside to the big battery is that in a land where the fastest solutions take half an hour to charge from 0 to 100%, the Zenfone 6 needs 5 times that. Ah, but priorities - Asus preferred to go for long battery longevity over fast charging.Mind you, alongside the high-end silicon, the Zenfone has a very capable camera setup (albeit lacking a telephoto) for both stills and video. And the fact that it's a flipping module that turns 180 degrees to face the front is not only cool, but also means you'd get some of the best selfies in the business and you can even have ultra wide-angle ones.Read full reviewRead full reviewRead full reviewRead full reviewRead full reviewRead full review

    Mind you, the Reno Ace also has more than enough battery life to begin with, so it's not like you'll be charging it very quickly, only twice a day. It's a plenty good phone all around too, with a bright 90Hz display and a really capable camera that stands out with particularly awesome video stabilization.

     


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