Top smartphones of 2017 with big batteries

Modern day smartphones come with a variety of features appealing to a wide range of customers. But if there’s one feature that grabs the most eyeballs, it’s the size of a battery. Keeping this in mind, manufacturers have been pushing phones with massive batteries for quite some time now. It’s mostly a coincidence that a majority of these phones belong to the mid-ranged or budget segment. Well, let’s have a look at some of these smartphones that are available in India right now.

Mi Max 2

A huge phablet at reasonable price

Weight: 211g | Dimensions: 174.1 x 88.7 x 7.6mm | OS: Android 7.1.1 Nougat | Screen size: 6.44-inch | Resolution: 1920 x 1080 | CPU: Snapdragon 625 | RAM: 4GB | Storage: 64GB | Battery: 5300mAh | Rear camera: 12MP | Front camera: 5MP

Huge display
Amazing battery life
Mediocre front camera

After receiving warm response for the existing Redmi phones in India, Xiaomi introduced its plus sized Mi Max 2, which packs a massive 5300mAh battery to power it up. As per the company claims, the battery offers 18 hours of video playback 57 hours of talk time and over 31 days of standby. Not only the battery is big, but the phone also comes with huge 6.44-inch full HD display which is protected by Corning’s Gorilla Glass 3.

The smartphone along with a mammoth sized battery and display offers decent power to sail you through your daily tasks. In fact, it can be a great smartphone for multimedia enthusiasts with features like dual speaker audio. It comes packed in a attractive looking metal unibody shell, which looks like a OnePlus 5 rip off, but still manages to add that premium feel to the phone.

So if you are in for a phone that has a gigantic battery with a big vibrant display and good performance, the Mi Max 2 can be a good choice. Mi Max 2 will be available across all online and offline partners of Xioami, along with mi.com and Mi Home from July 27. 

Read the full review: Xiaomi Mi Max 2 review

Asus ZenFone Zoom S

Not just dual camera, it has 2.3X optical zoom too

Weight: 170g | Dimensions: 154.3 x 77 x 7.99mm | OS: Android 6.0 Nougat | Screen size: 5.5-inch | Resolution: 1920 x 1080 | CPU: Snapdragon 625 | RAM: 4GB | Storage: 32GB | Battery: 5000mAh | Rear camera: 12MP + 12MP | Front camera: 13MP

Battery
Powerful processor
User interface
A bit costly

If you are looking for a phone with powerful processor, amazing camera setup and a good battery life then this handset is for you.

The ZenFone Zoom S sports a dual camera setup at the back which comprises of 12 MP cameras. It also packs a 13MP front camera with IMX214 sensor for better selfies. A 2-GHz octa-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 625 processor with 4GB RAM powers up this phone. Its hard to find such combination of features packed in one smartphone. If compared to OnePlus 5 which also comes with dual-camera setup, the smartphone has an upper hand. Not only it offers Optical Image Stabilization but the huge 5000mAh battery makes it stand a notch higher than OnePlus 5.

And, if you are thinking that you have to shed a lot of money for this handset, then you will be surprised to know that Asus is offering this at a price of Rs 26,999.

So, from camera to battery, processor to storage this phone has everything that makes it perfect choice for its price.

Lenovo P2

The underrated all-rounder

Weight: 177g | Dimensions: 153 x 76 x 8.3mm | OS: Android 6 | Screen size: 5.5-inch | Resolution: 1080 x 1920 | CPU: Snapdragon 625 | RAM: 3/4GB | Storage: 32GB | Battery: 5100mAh | Rear camera: 13MP | Front camera: 5MP

Battery life
Metal body
Large
Camera could be better

The Lenovo P2 is one of the most attractive big battery phones you can get right now. In addition to the 5,100mAh battery, the phone also comes with a decent 5.5-inch Full HD display, accompanied by the octa-core Snapdragon 625 SoC. 

 Customers get to choose between 3GB and 4GB of RAM, accompanied by 32GB of onboard storage. It’s a fairly exciting device, and the price tag of Rs 14,999 justifies the hardware. The variant with 4GB of RAM will set you back by Rs 16,999. The handset is a Flipkart exclusive.

Read the full review: Lenovo P2

Honor 8 Pro

A beautiful and powerful phone

Weight: 184g | Dimensions: 157 x 77.5 x 6.97mm | OS: Android 7.0 | Screen size: 5.7-inch | Resolution: 2560 x 1440 | CPU: Kirin 960 | RAM: 6GB | Storage: 128GB | Battery: 4000mAh | Rear camera: 12MP | Front camera: 12MP

Stunning design
Beautiful and rich display
Camera lacks OIS
A touch too big for one-handed use

Honor recently launched the Pro version of its existing flagship Honor 8 in India. Named as Honor 8 Pro, the smartphone comes with 5.7-inch full HD display and a 4000mAh battery, which is one of the highlights of this smartphone.

The smartphone is close to perfect in terms of features and performance, but it misses the X-factor that could help it stand apart from the crowd. But we cannot ignore its stunning design and the amount of power it packs inside, backed by a sizeable battery.

Priced at Rs 29,999, the Honor 8 Pro is exclusively available at Amazon India.

Read the full review: Honor 8 Pro review

Xiaomi Redmi Note 4 (2GB RAM)

Best in the league

Weight: 165g | Dimensions: 151 x 76 x 8.5mm | OS: Android 6 | Screen size: 5.5-inch | Resolution: 1920 x 1080 | CPU: Snapdragon 625 | RAM: 2/3/4GB | Storage: 32/64GB | Battery: 4100mAh | Rear camera: 13MP | Front camera: 5MP

Value for money
Good battery life
Limited to Android Marshmallow
Rear camera struggles in low light

For just Rs 9,999, Redmi Note 4 has redefined the hardware capabilities on an affordable handset. It looks and feels like a much more solid, with an attractive good-looking aluminium build, smooth performance and great battery life.

Its camera is capable of taking decent shots, its fingerprint sensor works well, and the MIUI is a genuinely decent enhancement of the stock Android operating system.

Read the full review: Xiaomi Redmi Note 4 review

Moto E4 Plus

Budget phone with extra battery

Weight: 198g | Dimensions: 155 x 77.5 x 9.55mm | OS: Android 7.1.1 Nougat | Screen size: 5.5-inch | Resolution: 1280 x 720 | CPU: MediaTek MT6737M | RAM: 3GB | Storage: 16GB | Battery: 5000mAh | Rear camera: 13MP | Front camera: 5MP

Huge Battery
Fingerprint scanner
Relatively heavy
Average performance

The Moto E4 Plus is the latest addition to this list. The smartphone is the first to feature a fingerprint sensor to the E- series. The highlight of the phone is its huge 5,000 mAh non-removable battery, which provides tons of power and can last more than a day even with aggressive usage. So, if you are a busy smartphone user tired of charging your phone multiple times a day, this handset can fix your battery concerns.

There is also something for the selfie lovers. The company has worked on the 5MP front camera of the, coupled with a LED flash. The all-metal design gives it a svelte look and the curved back makes it ergonomic, allowing it to slide easily into your pocket.

Read the full review: Moto E4 Plus 

Lenovo K8 Note

Dolby Atmos for enhanced audio

Weight: 180g | Dimensions: 154.5 x 75.9 x 8.5mm | OS: Android 7.1.1 Nougat | Screen size: 5.5-inch | Resolution: 1920 x 1080 | CPU: Helio X23 | RAM: 3/4GB | Storage: 32/64GB | Battery: 4000mAh | Rear camera: 13MP + 5MP | Front camera: 13MP

Impressive performance
Solid build
Below par battery life
Laggy camera

The Lenovo K8 Note starts from Rs. 12,999. Well, this is not the only phone coming in this price range. The Moto G5S and Moto G5 also falls in this category, but if compared on the basis of processors then these phones may not stand at par with this flagship. The handset would have got tough competition from the Xiaomi Redmi Pro if it was launched in India. This phone also comes with a deca-core processor and is expected to come in October in India.

We have already seen smartphones having hexa-core and octa-core processors in them. But, with a deca-core processor things are a little different. Packed with a deca-core MediaTek Helio X23 processor inside with 4GB RAM, the Lenovo K8 Note is the phone made for multi-tasking where it can perform a number of tasks altogether without giving a chance to complain.

Xiaomi Redmi 4

Pocketsize powerhouse

Weight: 150g | Dimensions: 139.3 x 69.9 x 8.65mm | OS: Android 6 | Screen size: 5-inch | Resolution: 720 x 1280 | CPU: Snapdragon 435 | RAM: 2/3/4GB | Storage: 16/32/64GB | Battery: 4100mAh | Rear camera: 13MP | Front camera: 5MP

Battery life
Fingerprint sensor
No fast charging
Android Marshmallow

The Redmi Note 4 was originally launched in China as the Redmi 4X, it comes in 2GB, 3GB and 4GB RAM variants with 16GB, 32GB and 64GB of internal storage respectively. The Snapdragon 435 running at its heart makes it a decent performer for basic to moderate tasks.

For those who find it uneasy using a 5.5-inch screen and want a perfect alternate for a Redmi Note 4 or a Moto G5 Plus, the Redmi 4 can serve all your needs. The only issue with the Redmi devices is the supply, which Xiaomi says it's trying to improve.

Read the full review: Xiaomi Redmi 4 review

Samsung Galaxy A9 Pro

A good choice for multimedia buffs

Weight: 210g | Dimensions: 161.7 x 80.9 x 7.9mm | OS: Android 6.0.1 | Screen size: 6-inch | Resolution: 1920 x 1080 | CPU: Snapdragon 652 | RAM: 4GB | Storage: 32GB | Battery: 5,000mAh | Rear camera: 16MP | Front camera: 8MP

Battery
Camera
Bulky

Samsung has seriously upped its game when it comes to mid-rangers and budget devices. The Galaxy A9 Pro is a testament to that. Featuring a Super AMOLED display accompanied by a 5,000mAh battery, this is a truly unique offering. 

The phone is also packing a 16MP camera on the back, making it a very capable camera phone. The phone is available in Black, Gold, and White variants from both Amazon and Flipkart. It seems like the Gold variant is the cheapest via both retailers, while the Black and White models are slightly more expensive. The handset is priced at Rs 26,900.

Moto C Plus

A budget device you can depend on

Weight: 162g | Dimensions: 144 x 72.3 x 10mm | OS: Android 7.0 | Screen size: 5-inch | Resolution: 1280 x 720 | CPU: Mediatek MT6737 | RAM: 2GB | Storage: 16GB | Battery: 4,000mAh | Rear camera: 8MP | Front camera: 2MP

Big battery
Affordable
Bulky

Launched not too long ago, the Moto C Plus comes with a fairly attractive hardware, even for a budget device of this caliber. Moto has focused heavily on the mid-ranged market segment in the past and the company continues to do so with the newer breed of handsets. 

The highlight of the Moto C Plus is the 4,000mAh battery under the hood. The device also comes with a 5-inch HD (1280x720) display, Android 7.0 Nougat, an 8MP rear camera, a 2MP front camera, and 2GB of RAM with 16GB of storage. The handset can be snatched up from Flipkart for Rs 6,990.

Read to know more about Moto C Plus

ASUS ZenFone 3 Max

Pricey but powerful

Weight: 175g | Dimensions: 8.9mm thick | OS: Android 7.0 | Screen size: 5.2-inch | Resolution: 1280 x 720 | CPU: Mediatek MT6750 | RAM: 3GB | Storage: 32GB | Battery: 5,000mAh | Rear camera: 13MP | Front camera: 8MP

Battery
Attractive Design
Pricing

ASUS has somewhat confused the market with three devices bearing almost the same moniker. This one, however, is significantly different compared to its namesakes. The device comes with a 5,000mAh battery under the hood, coupled with a 5.2-inch HD display, an 8MP camera on the front, and the octa-core Mediatek MT6750 SoC. The handset is currently selling through Flipkart and Amazon for roughly about Rs 14,500. 

Read the full review: Asus ZenFone 3 Max review