One of the most crucial things to consider when buying a smartphone is the battery. It is the battery that keeps your phone on for long video recording sessions during a wedding or those gaming sessions with your friends. Usually, the entry-level or budget phones are the ones to come with big batteries but they seldom give a limited performance. That can be a deal-breaker for many. Fret not. There are also many smartphones for under Rs 20,000 that will give you a long-lasting runtime.
I am talking about smartphones with a 5000mAh battery. It is big enough to last a day easily if you are a medium user, more than a day if you use your phone minimally, and about 18-20 hours if you are always hooked to your smartphone. People who belong to the third category are desperately in need of a phone with a 5000mAh battery. Good news, I have handpicked a few phones that have a 5000mAh battery but cost under Rs 20,000, so you get a mix of good performance and a long-lasting battery.
Redmi Note 10S
The Redmi Note 10S is one of the many phones in the series by Xiaomi. It packs a 5000mAh battery that supports 33W fast charging. In our review of the Redmi Note 10s, we found that the battery easily lasts a day with typical usage. This means it should be enough for people who spend about half an hour playing games and nearly two hours watching a movie, along with some amount of using Instagram and WhatsApp. The Redmi Note 10s is also a good phone for its specifications. You can check the full review of the Redmi Note 10S here.
You can buy the Xiaomi Redmi Note 10S for Rs 14,999.
Realme recently launched the 8s smartphone in the 8-series. The phone has a 5000mAh battery with support for 33W fast charging through the bundled charger. In our testing, the Realme 8s lasted for about a day easily with moderate usage, which included some hours of gaming, some odd hours for watching Netflix, and a little Instagramming and using WhatsApp. The Realme 8s is also a 5G phone, unlike the Redmi Note 10S, which is something that you may consider, too. The Realme 8s, however, has a design that might not suit everyone.
The Realme 8s costs Rs 17,999 for the entry model.
Realme Narzo 30
Realme’s Narzo series has always been about good specifications that heavy smartphone users would any day appreciate. Continuing with that philosophy, the Narzo 30 brings a long-lasting 5000mAh battery. I found the Narzo 30 very impressive for its specifications, especially the battery that was left with around 15 per cent before my downtime after a busy day. The Realme Narzo 30 also has good cameras and a good display to enjoy watching movies and playing games.
Realme Narzo 30 is available to buy for Rs 13,499.
Motorola Moto G9
Motorola Moto G9
The list of best smartphones with a 5000mAh battery cannot be complete without a Motorola phone. The Moto G9 comes with a 5000mAh battery that lasts a day easily. In our review, we found that the phone can give you juice for a day with moderate usage. However, heavy users should not expect a runtime like that. The Motorola Moto G9 is an upper-level budget phone, but it gives you good performance, thanks to the Snapdragon 662 processor. The phone’s cameras are its highlight, as well.
You can buy the Motorola Moto G9 for Rs 10,999.