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 and Mi Home from July 27. 

Read the full review: Xiaomi Mi Max 2 review

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

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
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

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

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

Xiaomi Redmi 3s Prime

Old but not outdated

Weight: 144g | Dimensions: 139.3 x 69.6 x 8.5mm | OS: Android 6.0.1 | Screen size: 5-inch | Resolution: 1280 x 720 | CPU: Snapdragon 430 | RAM: 3GB | Storage: 32GB | Battery: 4,100mAh | Rear camera: 13MP | Front camera: 5MP

Older software

The Xiaomi Redmi 3s Prime has been the mainstay among Indian budget handsets. Featuring a 4,100mAh battery under the hood, it’s a beast when it comes to battery backup. The phone also features a 5-inch HD display, along with a 13MP rear camera and a 5MP front camera.

The one caveat here is that the handset comes with Android 6.0 Marshmallow while most of the new devices feature Android 7.0 out of the box. The phone also comes with a fingerprint scanner on board, which has become a prerequisite among mid-rangers.

The Redmi 3s Prime will set you back by Rs 8,990 and can be bought via Flipkart.

Read the full review: Xiaomi Redmi 3s Prime

Panasonic P85

A good all-round choice under a budget

Weight: 146.7g | Dimensions: 145 x 72.2 x 9.4mm | OS: Android 6.0 | Screen size: 5-inch | Resolution: 1280 x 720 | CPU: Mediatek MT6735P | RAM: 2GB | Storage: 16GB | Battery: 4,000mAh | Rear camera: 8MP | Front camera: 2MP


The Panasonic P85 is a device that not many might have heard of. This is mainly due to the dominance of Chinese OEMs in the Indian smartphone market. But the P85 is a pretty decent offering on its own, and with a price tag of Rs 6,499 via Flipkart, the handset is one of the cheaper options if you’re considering a big battery handset. 

The P85 also comes with a 5-inch HD display, an 8MP rear camera, and a quad-core 1.0 GHz processor. It’s a very capable device with an attractive price tag to boot.

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

Attractive Design

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

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


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.