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Which phones have the best battery life? (2017)

We list the mobile phones with the longest battery life that you can buy in 2017, to keep you going well over 24 hours between charges.

Nobody likes seeing that power indicator dip into the red, and for phone addicts like us the longer we can stave off battery anxiety, the better. With that in mind, we’ve pieced together a list of phones offering the best battery life of the bunch right now.

Here's our list of the mobile phones with the best battery life from 2016/2017 that you can buy right now.

Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge

Arguably still one of the best phones on the market also happens to packs some of the smartest battery technology you can find right now. The impressively large 3600mAh cell inside the Galaxy S7 Edge ensures that you've got enough juice in the tank to last through almost a day and a half of heavy use.

Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge

Where it really stands out though is through the combination of fast charging, wireless charging and fast wireless charging on offer, meaning you have multiple ways to fill the S7 Edge back up in a jiffy.

Check out our full Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge review

Google Pixel XL

The HTC-made Google Pixel XL was preceded by a huge hype train, that pushed the phone's smart new Google Assistant, a supposedly best-in-class camera and, amongst other highlights, killer battery life. We like many were sceptical of Google's claims, but once we got our hands on the phone, it proved its worth in terms of both performance and longevity.

Google Pixel XL

The massive 3450mAh battery paired to Android 7.1, which includes Doze on-the-go for greater power efficiency, can handle up to two days of use on a single charge and seven hours of life from just 15 charge time using Type-C USB PD (power delivery).

Check out our full Google Pixel XL review

Huawei Mate 9

Huawei has been moving from strength to strength in the smartphone space over the last couple of years and the Huawei Mate 9 served as the perfect alternative to the ill-fated Samsung Galaxy Note 7. It boasts a dual 20/12-megapixel Leica camera module, a top-notch Kirin 960 processor and a gargantuan 4000mAh battery.

Huawei Mate 9

All that power means it's not hard to expect up to an impressive three days of use per charge and the company's own fast charging tech means you jump from zero back to 100 per cent in around 90 minutes flat.

Check out our full Huawei Mate 9 review

OnePlus 3T

The OnePlus 3 was already an impressive device thanks to its mix of premium design, powerful hardware and impressive affordability. It even offered respectable battery life and the best fast-charging technology on the market in Dash Charge, but then came the OnePlus 3T.

OnePlus 3T w/ Dash Charge

The 3T may look almost identical to its 2016 sibling, but this revised flagship brings with it an even larger 3400mAh battery (versus 3000mAh) into the mix and the same Dash Charge prowess, meaning a comfortable day and a half's worth of use and the ability to get another work day's charge (approximately seven hours) from just 30 minutes at the wall plug.

Check out our OnePlus 3T review

Moto Z Play

So far we've only touched on top-price flagships, but although the Moto Z is a brilliant high-end smartphone, its mid-range sibling, the Z Play is the one that proves to be the real powerhouse.

Moto Z Play at IFA 2016

By being a snip thicker than the standard Moto Z, it brings back the standard 3.5mm headphone jack, but that waistline also conceals a sizeable 3510mAh battery which offers up two days of use without breaking a sweat. Qualcomm's Quick Charge 3.0 is available too, but if that wasn't enough support for the company's Moto Mods accessories means you can snap on the additional 2220mAh battery pack mod made by Incipio and last another and extra day or two, making this a great festival phone.

Check out our Moto Z Play review

Lenovo P2

If you're after an affordable handset with killer battery life then look no further than the Lenovo P2. It might not have the slickest looks or best camera, but it offers comparable performance to the more sophisticated Moto Z Play and features the biggest integrated battery of the whole list!

Lenovo P2

There's an unprecedented 5100mAh cell lurking under this phone's metal skin and it ensures that you can consistently reach up to three days of use between charges. Fast charging takes a little longer as you might expect, but you can still juice up this sub-£200 handset in under two hours.

Check out our full Lenovo P2 review

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