Most of us would say that a smartphone and a social life go together. You need a smartphone these days to stay connected both to your friends and the rest of the world. But the most annoying thing for a smartphone user is the burden of carrying around accessories to extend battery life and ensure an uninterrupted connection.
This is where mobile powerbanks have come in handy in the past, but now we’re seeing a change in the stance of the phone makers.
Getting a user-friendly phone with built-in battery units
as big as 4000 or 5000 mAh is no longer an issue – and the best part is, you get them on a budget. Here are some of the options that are worth looking at.
Xiaomi Redmi Note 3 sports a full-metal body with round edges that sits in the palm of your hand with ease. The phone looks classy, unlike any previous Redmi Note design.
The Redmi Note 3 features a 5.5-inch full-HD display with 1080×1920 pixel resolution and Xiaomi’s Sunlight display.
The Sunlight display is something that Xiaomi has developed to make it the screen reflective under direct sunlight. We saw the Sunlight display first on Xiaomi Mi4i and on the Note 3 it also works like a dream.
The best part of the Xiaomi Redmi Note 3 is its high-density 4050mAh battery with fast charging support. The phone lasted us for two days, easily.
Meizu M3 Note.
The Meizu M3 Note uses a basic design and product template, one that is adored the world over – that of the Apple iPhone.
Meizu M3 Note offers a full-metal body that gets a shock-resistant protective display at 5.5 inches, with 1920×1080 pixels resolution.
it’s refreshing to see that a phone with 8.5-mm thickness manages to pack a 4100mAh battery. This should be more than sufficient for a phone of its make and power.
Lenovo Zuk Z1
Priced at $250, Lenovo has pitched the Zuk Z1 to buyers who are looking for an exciting product that won’t burn a hole in their pockets.
With 64GB storage onboard – which gets boosted further by the built-in 4100mAh battery unit – it also serves the power users well.
The phone has a metal treatment and the fingerprint scanner is on the front. The use of Type C port ensures that the Zuk Z1 is future-ready and the detachable cable with the adapter is a big relief.
Gionee Marathon M5
The Marathon M5 packs in a 6,020mAh battery. Yes, you read that right. The Marathon M5 has addressed all
battery concerns and has made the phone future-proof as well.
In our tests, with regular Internet connectivity (both 3G and WiFi), games, and YouTube videos,
the phone lasted a little over two days, which is pretty amazing.
Lenovo Vibe P1M
The Lenovo Vibe P1M’s impressive 4,000mAh battery unit forces us to give it a place on this list. It manages to deliver on its promise of being a roadrunner.
The phone consistently lasts for more than a day and a half, and if you include the use of the power-saving mode, it lasts even longer.