10 Smartphones with the Longest Battery Life
With their dual-core (or faster) processors and 4G data speeds, smart phones have never been more powerful–or more power hungry. Yes, specs and apps matter, but what good are they if you’re hunting for an outlet by lunchtime or trying to outlast a Frankenstorm? If you want a smartphone that endures, check out the handsets that made our list. These devices lasted at least 6 1/2 hours on the LAPTOP Battery Test, which involves continuous web surfing over 3G/4G at 40-percent brightness.
Click through the below slideshow to see which smartphones truly go the distance.
Samsung Galaxy Note II (T-Mobile)
Bigger is definitely better with the Samsung Galaxy Note II. In addition to the larger 5.5-inch display and improved features, there's a massive 3,100 mAH battery. Phablet-lovers can now take notes, snap photos and watch videos well past an 8-hour workday without stopping for a charge. During the LAPTOP Battery Test, the Note II lasted an unreal 10 hours and 12 minutes over 4G LTE, making it the longest lasting smartphone on the market.