3 smartphones with long-lasting battery life
Whether you’re a heavy gamer, a social media maven or just like to chat, you know how precious that battery is on your phone. I keep a charger at work just so I’m not running on empty by the time I get home. So, it’s good news that smartphone batteries appear to be getting better at getting users through a full day.
Take the Huawei Ascend Mate, for instance. The very large (6.1-inch display!) Ascend Mate packs enough battery to run a 720p video for a nearly 13 hours. That sounds pretty good to me. It’s two more hours than the Samsung Galaxy Note 2. You can get the Ascend Mate from numerous tech-friendly stores, including Amazon.com.
The Droid RAZR Maxx HD boasts a battery that can provide up to 21.5 hours of continuous talk time, an entire eight-hour workday browsing the web at 4G LTE speeds or 13 straight hours of video playback. Those numbers stack up admirably with the Ascend Mate, and the screen is only 4.7-inches, so it’s a bit more portable than its nearest battery-saving competitor. While you can get the phone with a contract from Verizon for a better price, purchasing the RAZR Maxx from Motorola Mobility gets you 4 percent Cash Back, so keep that in mind.
And, speaking of the Samsung Galaxy Note 2, this phone offers around 11 hours of active use battery power alongside an 8.0 MP camera. Picking up the Note 2 from Best Buy will net you an extra 2 percent Cash Back.
These new phones certainly go a long way towards making the need to have a charge every hour a thing of the past.