Smartphones have come a long way from having to be charged halfway through a day lasting more than a day. Improvements in battery charging technology that allows you to charge your smartphone really quickly are an added boon, too. However, nothing beats a smartphone that can last through a busy day at work.
Quite a few phones that go all out with their features forget to back up with a significant battery. There are still a few options on the market that fall under the mid-range or budget segment and are powered by massive batteries.
Launched the popular Zenfone Max Pro M1, Max Pro M2 continues the best bits about the M1, bringing some improvements. The energy-efficient Snapdragon 660 chipset coupled with 5000mAh means the phone should last more than a full day of normal use without breaking a sweat.
While battery life is great, the lack of fast charging means that the Zenfone Max Pro M2 takes about 3 hours to fully charge. It's also a good option if battery life is a primary consideration.
The Zenfone Max Pro M1 revived ASUS' fortunes in the budget segment. With this device, ASUS is focusing on basic things like battery life, value for money and a decent display. The Snapdragon 636 midrange chipset that is paired with 5 mAh means you can expect the device to last a long day of use without any issues.
The only issue is camera performance, but if that's not critical for you, the Zenfone Max Pro M1 is still a good option.
Read our full review here
Vivo has upped its game in the budget and mid-range segments over the past few months in India. While several 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 one of the few smartphones in this price range to sport punch hole notches. If you're looking for a smartphone that offers a very long battery life, the Z1 Pro won't let you down with its massive 5,000 mAh. The display, cameras and glossy design round out the other important aspects.
Samsung has been trying to realign itself in the budget segment for a while now, and the Galaxy M series is a good testament to the company's efforts. The Galaxy M20 offers a good balance between power, performance and battery life.
The Galaxy M20's discreet, minimalistic design coupled with waterdrop notch, bright display and massive battery help it make it to this list. As far as budget smartphones with big batteries go, the Galaxy M20 is right up there with the best of them.
You can read the full Samsung Galaxy M20 review here
Vivo is developing. While it has been known for its pricey smartphones that don't offer as much value for money as Xiaomi did, the company's recent launches like the Z1 Pro and now the S1 mean customers are in for a good time.
The Vivo C1 features a stunning gradient design on the back, giving it a rich, premium look. Aimed at visualization enthusiasts, the Vivo S1 also includes an in-display fingerprint sensor, which adds to its pluses. Refueling is a massive battery that should last more than a day's use. This, coupled with fast charging, should mean you can say goodbye to battery woes.
Samsung has been trying to realign itself in the budget segment for a while now, and the Galaxy M series is a good testament to the company's efforts. The Galaxy M30 offers a good balance between power, performance and battery life.
Add to that Samsung's excellent Super AMOLED display, that's a massive battery that can last for a couple of days on a single charge, and a wide-angle camera, you've got a recipe for a great phone that has a competitive edge over its competitors.
Read our review Samsung Galaxy M30
Xiaomi has already dominated the budget and entry-level smartphone for a long time. This year is no different - the launch of Redmi Note 7 Pro has changed the market dynamics once again.
Visualization aside, the Redmi Note 7 Pro offers a big bang for your buck thanks to the large display, well-balanced chipset and battery life we've all come to expect from Xiaomi's Redmi Note series.
Read our full review Redmi Note 7 Pro
Redmi Note 7S replaces Redmi Note 7 and offers a 48MP camera under Rs 10,000. It has the same gradient glass back design, waterdrop notch and bright quality display at the same time.
When you also consider a massive 4,000 mAh battery and updated MIUI skin, the Redmi Note 7S sounds like a very good deal.
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