For many mobile phone users, we’d rather trade off faster processors or more memory in favor of battery life. We’ve heard plenty from readers over the years about how they’d be happy to carry a slightly thicker phone if it meant increased battery.
A lot of people just want a phone that handles social media, email, web browsing, and the occasional game or two. We’re not super demanding of our devices and the hardware isn’t as important as it was five or more years ago. No, we’d rather just have a decent phone that lasts a long time. Not one day without a charger… not two days… maybe more.
Here, we’ve gathered up some of the largest battery phones we could find for 2017. Each of these will run circles around your current model. Well, they’ll at least be running when your daily driver has died from lack of power.
Sorted from highest to lowest, and in groupings, here’s your all-around heavy hitters in the game of battery life.
Oukitel K10000 Pro & Oukitel K10000 Max
With two models that offer up some 10,000mAh worth of battery, Oukitel pretty much dominates this list. Look around and you’ll see that it’s not just 2017 that they excel at the feature, but it’s been going on for some time.
The two phones have a number of specifications in common, including a 5.5-inch Full HD display, 3GB RAM, 32GB storage, and 13-megapixel/5-megapixel camera combos. The K10000 Pro comes with a MT6750T octa-core processor while the K10000 Max boasts a MT6753 octa-core chipset and is IP68 rated against water, dust, and dropping.
Coming in second, the Oukitel K8000 boasts the world’s second largest battery in a smartphone. In what’s obviously a key selling point for the brand, Oukitel is devoted to making some of the most durable batteries in smartphones.
This model uses a Samsung AMOLED display and offers users a white and black interface for even more power saving. Fully optimized, the K8000 should last users around five days on a single charge. Although it’s not yet available, we’re still counting it as we’re told it hits the market by end of November.
Close behind at number three, the Gionee M2017 boasts a 7000mAh power supply of its own. The device features a 5.7-inch 2K screen and packs a whopping 6GB RAM and 128GB internal storage. It runs on Snapdragon 653 octa-core processor so it’s got plenty in the area of punch.
OUKITEL K6000 Plus, 6000mAh OUKITEL K3
Next on the list, with batteries in the realm of 6000mAh are the 6080mAh Oukitel K6000 Plus and the 6000mAh Oukitel K3. It’s at this space where we’re starting to see more companies pushing battery capacities; this might be considered the new “high” end of devices.
These two models sport similar hardware, including the MT6750T octa-core processor, 5.5-inch displays, and 4GB RAM. With 64GB internal space, the K6000 Plus packs a 16-megapixel rear and 8-megapixel front-facing camera. The K3, for its part, has a 16-megapixel and 2-megapixel setup on both the front and the rear.
XIAOMI Max 2 and OUKITEL K5000
The Xiaomi Max 2 offers up a massive 6.44-inch 18:9 FHD display, 12-megapixel and 5-megapixel camera, a Qualcomm Snapdragon 625 octa-core chipset and 4GB RAM.
As for the Ouktel K5000, it boasts a 5.7-inch HD+ 18:9 full display design, 16-megapixel rear camera and 21-megapixel front-side camera. To keep things humming along, the device employs a MT6750T octa-core chipset with and 4GB RAM and 64GB ROM.
It goes without saying, but the top tier of smartphone batteries is incredible as we wind down the year. To think that things could get any higher seems strange, but that’s the way we felt only two years ago when we started seeing 3,000mAh sources in major phones.
Do any of these phones strike you as being something to consider? Given that they are mostly unlocked models offered globally they might not all be compatible with your local carrier’s high speed network. Does that matter to you? Moreover, would you be willing to take a chance on one of these brands? Sound off below and let us know in the comment section.