Smart Phone Battery Life – The Best and the Worst

Batteries usually go dead when you need them the most. That pesky beeping usually does its worst right before you get the exit number you need to take or the name of that last item you need to pick up at the market. Alas, we need those mysterious rectangles to keep the conversation (and the untethered web browsing) going all day long. We may depend on batteries to provide power to the latest and greatest devices but their technology hasn’t changed much in the past few decades. The concept and principle have remained the same, with only slight changes being made every few years.

With the age of smartphones in full bloom the market has become a hotbed of activity. With call quality, data speeds, integration—a cell phone’s battery life is one of the most crucial things to take into consideration when choosing a new handset. While companies pour forth promises about cell phone battery life duration, their numbers don’t always hold up in real world day to day use.

In the following reviews we’ve focused on some of the best (and worst) batteries on the market and some of the innovations designed to improve their performance

#1 Motorola Droid Razr Maxx

With over 19 hours of usable talk time the Droid Razr Maxx is by far the leader in smart phone battery life. Not only does this phone lead the competition by over three hours (compared to the next best in life) it also sports some of the best features in the market. Aside from its beefed-up battery, the Droid Razr Maxx has a very slim and attractive design with the same vivid display panel, clocking in at just over 1.2GHz with its dual-core processor.

#2 Apple iPhone 4

With just over thirteen hours of talk-time battery life the iPhone 4 is still a major contender. Apple has yet again shown that they’re a top notch player in the smartphone wars. Granted this phone will not be ideal for everyone with call quality and reception varying wildly, however many users are willing to look past chat quality for the many features that have made the iPhone win the popularity contest time and time again.

#3 HTC Legend

The HTC legend clocks in at just over eleven hours of battery life. Although this is nowhere as high as the Razr or iPhone the HTC Legend is still a top contender in the battery life market. With top notch resolution, perfect call quality, and the features that have made HTC what is today the HTC legend is an incredible phone.

#4 BlackBerry Curve

The new Curve is a picture-perfect example of frustration when it comes to battery life. Coming in at only seven hours of talk time, this phone has received a very bad legacy. The only positive mention of the curve is its ability to make call through WiFi. However, the phone still lacks the battery life to make it competitive and offers no features to help it compensate.

#5 Apple iPhone 4s

The upgraded Apple iPhone 4s comes in at only six hours of battery life. However, with a name like Apple behind it and record breaking sales, this phone has to be doing something right. This phone justifies abysmal battery life with the following features: the fastest phone processor on the marker, an upgraded panoramic camera, and the benefits of the Apple IOS 5—this phone is a force to be reckoned with.

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