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Top smartphones with big batteries in India

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Smartphones with big batteries are a big trend right now with the increasing demand of consumers who want a phone that lasts for more than a day. The charging standards have only improved with fast charging becoming a common norm for nearly all smartphone manufacturers.

Having said that, nothing beats a smartphone that can last through a hectic day at work. While phones with 4,000mAh battery have become common, there aren't many phones that go beyond the 5,000mAh mark. Here are some phones available in the market powered by massive batteries.

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Samsung Galaxy M30s

Specifications
Display: 6.4-inch Full HD+ Super AMOLED display
OS: Android 9.0 Pie
Processor: Exynos 9611
RAM: 4GB/6GB
Storage: 64GB/128GB
Rear camera: 48MP + 8MP + 5MP
Front camera: 16MP
Battery: 6000mAh
Reasons to buy
+Crisp Super AMOLED display+Massive battery+Ample storage
Reasons to avoid
-Plastic body

Samsung has more or less made itself relevant again in the highly competitive budget segment with the launch of the Galaxy M series earlier this year. The Galaxy M30s takes this forward with refreshed design and updated hardware.

The biggest takeaway from the Galaxy M30s is its massive 6,000mAh battery that should easily last you an entire day's worth of usage. For some users, it should be possible to extend the Galaxy M30s' battery life to two days of usage.

Coupled with the vibrant Super AMOLED display, ample storage and a triple camera setup on the back, Samsung might have another winner in the M30s.

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Asus ROG Phone II

Weight: 240g | Dimensions: 171 x 77.6 x 9.5 mm | OS: Android 9.0 Pie with ROG UI | Screen size: 6.59-inch | Resolution: 2340×1080 | CPU: Qualcomm Snapdragon 855+ | RAM: 8GB/12GB | Storage: 128GB/512GB | Battery: 6,000mAh | Rear camera: 48MP + 13MP | Front camera: 24MP

Reasons to buy
+Exceptional battery life+120Hz display+Loud stereo speakers+Gaming peripherals available
Reasons to avoid
-Slightly heavy-Display colour accuracy

Asus ROG Phone II is one of the best-specced phone for its asking price. One of the major highlight about this gaming phone is the monstrous 6,000mAh battery which can easily last for more than one day on a single charge. 

Apart from that, it has a smooth 120Hz refresh rate Super AMOLED panel along with the latest specifications such as a Snapdragon 855+ and a minimum of 8GB of RAM.

The phone comes with a host of hardware additions as well, including additional shoulder buttons, vents for better air circulation and an expansion port to connect accessories such as a gamepad or an extra display.

Read the full review: ASUS ROG Phone 2 Review

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Xiaomi Redmi Note 8 Pro

Specifications
Weight: 200g
Dimensions: 161.4 x 76.4 x 8.8 mm
OS: Android 9.0
Screen size: 6.53-inch
Resolution: 1080 x 2340
CPU: MediaTek G90T
RAM: 6/8GB
Storage: 64/128GB
Battery: 4500mAh
Rear camera: 64 + 8 + 2 + 2MP
Front camera: 20MP
Reasons to buy
+Good design+Impressive quad camera+Gaming performance+Dedicated micro SD slot with dual-SIM+18W fast charging
Reasons to avoid
-Heavy-Ads in UI

Xiaomi has been delivering blockbusters upon blockbusters with its Redmi Note line up in India, and that seems to be true with the Redmi Note 8 Pro as well. After delivering massive improvements in terms of imaging with the Redmi Note 7 Pro earlier this year, Xiaomi has turned its focus to improving the gaming performance with the Redmi Note 8 Pro.

Powered by the MediaTek Helio G90T chipset, the Redmi Note 8 Pro lives up to the hype and offers fluid performance. The liquid cooling tech, a massive 4,500mAh battery, 18W fast charging and the 64MP quad cameras on the back seal the deal rather well.

Check out our Redmi Note 8 Pro hands-on experience

Vivo Z1 Pro

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Vivo Z1 Pro

Specifications
Weight: 201g
Dimensions: 162.4 x 77.3 x 8.9mm
OS: Android 9.0
Screen size: 6.53-inch
Resolution: 1080 x 2340 pixels
CPU: Snapdragon 712
RAM: 4/6GB
Storage: 64/128GB
Battery: 5000mAh
Rear camera: 12MP + 8MP + 2MP
Front camera: 32MP
Reasons to buy
+Big battery+Good performance
Reasons to avoid
-Scratch-prone exterior-Micro-USB port for charging

Vivo has upped its game in the budget and mid-range segments over the last few months in India. While a few other smartphones are aimed specifically at a slightly younger audience, Vivo has tried to offer a slightly more rounded package with the Z1 Pro.

The Z1 Pro is also one of the few smartphones in this price range to sport a punch hole notch. If you are looking for a smartphone that offers really long battery life, the Z1 Pro won't let you down with its massive 5,000mAh battery. The display, camera and the glossy design round off the remaining important aspects.

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Xiaomi Redmi 8A

Specifications
Weight: 188g
Dimensions: 156.48 x 75.41 x 9.4 mm
OS: Android 9.0 Pie
Screen size: 6.2-inch
Resolution: 720 x 1520 pixels
CPU: Snapdragon 439
RAM: 2GB/3GB
Storage: 32GB
Battery: 5000mAh
Rear camera: 12MP + 8MP + 2MP + 2MP
Front camera: 13MP
Reasons to buy
+Massive battery capacity+18W fast charge support
Reasons to avoid
-Storage

Xiaomi recently launched the Redmi 8A, the company's latest budget offering in India. Like most of its other devices, the Redmi 8A is also packed with a huge battery.   It is an entry level device and as such, does not feature fancy hardware.

It is powered by a huge 5,000mAh battery and comes with 18W fast charging support, which is extremely rare for this budget. In addition to this, the device is equipped with a USB Type-C port.

The Xiaomi Redmi 8A is powered by a Snapdragon 439 chipset coupled with up to 3GB RAM and 32GB of internal storage. It is equipped with a single 12MP primary camera and an 8MP selfie camera.

The Xiaomi Redmi 8A is priced starting at Rs 6,499 in India and is available from Flipkart and Mi.com.

Oppo A9 2020

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Oppo A9 2020

Specifications
Display: 6.5-inch HD+
OS: Android 9.0 Pie
Processor: Qualcomm Snapdragon 665 SoC
RAM: 4GB/8GB
Storage: 128GB
Rear camera: 48MP + 8MP + 2MP + 2MP
Front camera: 16MP
Battery: 5000mAh
Reasons to buy
+Massive battery+Quad camera setup+Abundant memory and storage
Reasons to avoid
-ColorOS needs work

The Oppo A9 2020 is a refreshed version of the Oppo A9 launched earlier this year. It offers a tweaked design with updated specifications and imaging capabilities.

The primary highlight of the Oppo A9 2020 is its quad camera setup on the back. But beyond that, the A9 2020 also offers ample storage and a massive battery. If you are someone who is on the move constantly and do not want to stream a lot of content, the A9 2020 could be what you need. The ample storage allows you to save plenty of content for offline consumption, and the big 5,000mAh battery means it should last you long enough.

Samsung Galaxy M20

The new kid on the (battery) block

Specifications
OS: Android 8.1 Oreo with Samsung Experience v 9.5 UX
Processor: Exynos 7904 octa-core SoC with 3GB/4GB RAM
Storage: 32GB/64GB, expandable up to 512GB
Battery: 5000mAh
Reasons to buy
+Battery lasts 12+ hours+Adaptive fast-charging support+In-box 15W fast charging cable
Reasons to avoid
-Still uses an older version of Android-No 5GHz Wi-Fi support

Samsung has been trying to reinvent itself in the budget segment for a while now, and the Galaxy M series is a good testament of the company's efforts. The Galaxy M20 offers a good balance between power, performance and battery life.

The Galaxy M20’s understated, minimalist design coupled with the waterdrop notch, a bright display and the massive battery help it get into this list. As far as budget smartphones with big batteries are concerned, the Galaxy M20 is right up there with the best ones.

You can read our full Samsung Galaxy M20 review here

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Vivo S1

Specifications
Weight: 179g
Dimensions: 159.5 x 75.2 x 8.1 mm
OS: Android 9.0 Pie
Screen size: 6.38-inch
Resolution: 1080 x 2340
CPU: Mediatek Helio P65
RAM: 4GB
Storage: 128GB
Battery: 4500mAh
Rear camera: 16MP + 8MP + 2MP
Front camera: 32MP
Reasons to buy
+Amazing battery life+18W dual-engine fast charging+Good camera performance

Vivo is evolving. While it was known for its pricey smartphones that didn’t offer as much of a value for money as Xiaomi did, the company’s recent launches like the Z1 Pro and now the S1 mean that customers are in for a good time.

The Vivo S1 features a stunning gradient design on the back, giving it a rich, premium look. Aimed at the imaging enthusiasts, the Vivo S1 also includes an in-display fingerprint sensor that adds to its advantages. Topping it off is a massive battery that should last more than a day’s usage. This, coupled with fast charging should mean you can bid goodbye to battery life woes.

Samsung Galaxy M10s

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Samsung Galaxy M10s

Specifications
Weight: 169g
Dimensions: 158.4 x 74.7 x 7.8 mm
OS: Android 9.0 Pie
Screen size: 6.4-inch
Resolution: 1560 x 720 pixels
CPU: Exynos 7884B
RAM: 3GB
Storage: 32GB
Battery: 4000mAh
Rear camera: 13MP + 5MP
Front camera: 8MP
Reasons to buy
+Big display+Adequate battery+Fast charging support
Reasons to avoid
-Average camera performance-Inadequate memory

The Galaxy M10s is a noteworthy option in the sub-Rs 10,000 price segment, especially if you are looking at alternatives for Redmi smartphones. It offers a big display and an adequate battery to go with it, while still costing fairly low.

While the Galaxy M10s may not offer the premium design that some other smartphones offer, the One UI and other Samsung features make up for it to some extent. The 4,000mAh battery and 15W fast charging support also add substance to this option.

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Realme 5 Pro

Specifications
Weight: 184g
Dimensions: 157 x 74.2 x 8.9 mm
OS: Android 9.0
Screen size: 6.3-inch
Resolution: 1080 x 2340 pixels
CPU: Snapdragon 712
RAM: 4/6/8GB
Storage: 64/128GB
Battery: 4035mAh
Rear camera: 48MP + 8MP + 2MP + 2MP
Front camera: 16MP
Reasons to buy
+Snapdragon 712 chipset+Quad-camera+20W VOOC charging+USB Type-C
Reasons to avoid
-Heavy software skin-Plastic back

Realme has been gunning for the market share that Redmi smartphones currently enjoy. To this end, the company launched the Realme 5 Pro with the Snapdragon 712 chipset. The Realme 5 Pro is aimed at users who like gaming and want a good option in the budget segment.

In addition to the Snapdragon 712 chipset, the Realme 5 Pro brings an interesting quad-camera setup. The device, launched just few months after the Realme 3 Pro is a good option in the budget segment.

The processor is good for tasks such as gaming and the performance is very consistent too. The device, powered by a 4,035 mAh battery with fast charge support is a good option, however, ColorOS might be a issue for some.

Read the full review: Realme 5 Pro