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The Top Smartphones With The Best Battery and Performance (2022)

author Luis Silva (Updated on: March 2022)

The Top Smartphones With The Best Battery and Performance


This is the international top 10 list. Click here to check out the US version.

Having a smartphone with exceptional battery life is, well... exceptional. But what if you wouldn't have to sacrifice performance?

That's right. The perfect phone is pretty much like the perfect car. It should keep its charge as long as possible, but if you choose to step on it, it should be able to give everything it has to get you there.

But that's all useless if they can't fit your budget.

Well, I don't know about the perfect car, but I'm sure you'll find the right phone for your wallet in one of our eight top 10 lists.

Tips: Prices marked with ! are from renewed/refurbished/carrier-locked phones. You can also find links to Amazon, eBay, Best Buy, and Walmart (and updated prices) in any comparison article.



Pick your budget:





 Top 10 

  • #1 AppleApple iPhone 13 Pro Maxi.13 Pro Max
    $1300    10.0

  • Quick Specs
    Year: 2021
    Apple A15
    GeekBench5: 4706
    6.7" 1284x2778
    Full Glass 128GB
    Gorilla Glass V
    12+12+12Mp3x
    4352mAh 27+15w
    full specs

  • +Pros/-Cons
    +Performance
    +Cameras
    +Battery Life
    +Wireless Charg.
    +Glass Protection
    -Always-On-Disp.
    -MicroSD Slot
    -Weight
    -3.5mm Jack

  • apple iphone 13 vs apple iphone 13 pro maxApple
    iPhone 13
    vs
    Apple
    i.13 Pro Max
  • #7 SamsungSamsung Galaxy S20 FE 5GGal. S20 FE 5G
    $280    7.6

  • Quick Specs
    Year: 2020
    Snapdragon 865
    GeekBench5: 3296
    6.5" 1080x2400
    Front Glass 128G+
    Gorilla Glass 3
    12+8+12Mp3x
    4500mAh 25+15w
    full specs

  • +Pros/-Cons
    +Performance
    +Always-On-Disp.
    +Cameras
    +Battery Life
    +Wireless Charg.
    -Weight
    -3.5mm Jack
    -Price
    -Glass Protection

  • samsung galaxy s20 fe 4g vs samsung galaxy s20 fe 5gSamsung
    Gal. S20 FE 4G
    vs
    Samsung
    Gal. S20 FE 5G


 Over $1000 

  • #1 AppleApple iPhone 13 Pro Maxi.13 Pro Max
    $1300    10.0

  • Quick Specs
    Year: 2021
    Apple A15
    GeekBench5: 4706
    6.7" 1284x2778
    Full Glass 128GB
    Gorilla Glass V
    12+12+12Mp3x
    4352mAh 27+15w
    full specs

  • +Pros/-Cons
    +Performance
    +Cameras
    +Battery Life
    +Wireless Charg.
    +Glass Protection
    -Always-On-Disp.
    -MicroSD Slot
    -Weight
    -3.5mm Jack

  • apple iphone 13 vs apple iphone 13 pro maxApple
    iPhone 13
    vs
    Apple
    i.13 Pro Max
  • #7 SamsungSamsung Galaxy Note 20 Ultra (Snapdragon)Gal. Note 20 U.SD
    $1199    7.0

  • Quick Specs
    Year: 2020
    Snapdragon 865+
    GeekBench5: 3098
    6.9" 1440x3088
    Full Glass 128GB+
    Gorilla Glass V
    108+12+12Mp4x
    4500mAh 25+15w
    full specs

  • +Pros/-Cons
    +Performance
    +Always-On-Disp.
    +Cameras
    +Battery Life
    +Wireless Charg.
    +Glass Protection
    -Weight
    -3.5mm Jack
    -Price

  • samsung galaxy note 20 ultra (exynos) vs samsung galaxy note 20 ultra (snapdragon)Samsung
    Gal. Note 20 U.EX
    vs
    Samsung
    Gal. Note 20 U.SD
  • #9 SamsungSamsung Galaxy S20 Ultra (Snapdragon)Galaxy S20 U.SD
    $1399    6.7

  • Quick Specs
    Year: 2020
    Snapdragon 855
    GeekBench5: 3108
    6.9" 1440x3200
    Full Glass 128GB+
    Gorilla Glass 6
    108+48+12Mp4x
    5000mAh 45+15w
    full specs

  • +Pros/-Cons
    +Performance
    +Always-On-Disp.
    +Cameras
    +Battery Life
    +Wireless Charg.
    +Glass Protection
    -Weight
    -3.5mm Jack
    -Price

  • samsung galaxy s20 ultra (exynos) vs samsung galaxy s20 ultra (snapdragon)Samsung
    Galaxy S20 U.EX
    vs
    Samsung
    Galaxy S20 U.SD


 Under $1000 

  • #3 AppleApple iPhone 13 MiniiPhone 13 Mini
    $849    7.4

  • Quick Specs
    Year: 2021
    Apple A15
    GeekBench5: 4859
    5.4" 1080x2340
    Full Glass 128GB
    Gorilla Glass V
    12+12Mp
    2438mAh 20+15w
    full specs

  • +Pros/-Cons
    +Performance
    +Cameras
    +Wireless Charg.
    +Glass Protection
    -Always-On-Disp.
    -MicroSD Slot
    -3.5mm Jack
    -Price

  • apple iphone 13 mini vs apple iphone 13Apple
    iPhone 13 Mini
    vs
    Apple
    iPhone 13
  • #8 SamsungSamsung Galaxy S20 Plus (Snapdragon)Galaxy S20+ SD
    $799    6.7

  • Quick Specs
    Year: 2020
    Snapdragon 865
    GeekBench5: 3091
    6.7" 1440x3200
    Full Glass 128GB+
    Gorilla Glass 6
    12+64+12Mp
    4500mAh 25+15w
    full specs

  • +Pros/-Cons
    +Performance
    +Always-On-Disp.
    +Cameras
    +Battery Life
    +Wireless Charg.
    +Glass Protection
    -Weight
    -3.5mm Jack
    -Price

  • samsung galaxy s20 plus (exynos) vs samsung galaxy s20 plus (snapdragon)Samsung
    Galaxy S20+ EX
    vs
    Samsung
    Galaxy S20+ SD


 Under $700 

  • #7 OnePlusOnePlus 8T8T
    $675    6.6

  • Quick Specs
    Year: 2020
    Snapdragon 865
    GeekBench5: 3053
    6.5" 1080x2400
    Full Glass 128GB
    Gorilla Glass 5
    48+16+5+2Mp
    4500mAh 65+0w
    full specs

  • +Pros/-Cons
    +Performance
    +Always-On-Disp.
    +Cameras
    +Battery Life
    -Wireless Charg.
    -MicroSD Slot
    -Weight
    -3.5mm Jack
    -Price

  • oneplus 8 vs oneplus 8tOnePlus
    8
    vs
    OnePlus
    8T
  • oneplus nord vs oneplus 8tOnePlus
    Nord
    vs
    OnePlus
    8T
  • #8 SamsungSamsung Galaxy S20 FE 4GGal. S20 FE 4G
    $519    6.4

  • Quick Specs
    Year: 2020
    Exynos 990
    GeekBench5: 2718
    6.5" 1080x2400
    Front Glass 256GB+
    Gorilla Glass 3
    12+8+12Mp3x
    4500mAh 25+15w
    full specs

  • +Pros/-Cons
    +Performance
    +Always-On-Disp.
    +Cameras
    +Battery Life
    +Wireless Charg.
    +Storage
    -Weight
    -3.5mm Jack
    -Price

  • samsung galaxy s20 fe 4g vs samsung galaxy s20 fe 5gSamsung
    Gal. S20 FE 4G
    vs
    Samsung
    Gal. S20 FE 5G


 Under $500 

  • #10 SamsungSamsung Galaxy S10 (Snapdragon)Galaxy S10 SD
    $499    5.3

  • Quick Specs
    Year: 2019
    Snapdragon 855
    GeekBench5: 2523
    6.1" 1440x3040
    Full Glass 128GB+
    Gorilla Glass 6
    12+12+16Mp2x
    3400mAh 15+15w
    full specs

  • +Pros/-Cons
    +Performance
    +Always-On-Disp.
    +Cameras
    +Wireless Charg.
    +Glass Protection

  • samsung galaxy s10 (exynos) vs samsung galaxy s10 (snapdragon)Samsung
    Galaxy S10 EX
    vs
    Samsung
    Galaxy S10 SD


 Under $400 

  • #4 XiaomiXiaomi Mi 11 LiteMi 11 Lite
    $349    5.9

  • Quick Specs
    Year: 2021
    Snapdragon 780
    GeekBench5: 2909
    6.5" 1080x2400
    Full Glass 128GB+
    Gorilla Glass 6
    64+8+5Mp
    4250mAh 33+0w
    full specs

  • +Pros/-Cons
    +Performance
    +Cameras
    +Glass Protection
    -Always-On-Disp.
    -Wireless Charg.
    -3.5mm Jack

  • xiaomi mi 11 lite vs xiaomi mi 11Xiaomi
    Mi 11 Lite
    vs
    Xiaomi
    Mi 11
  • #5 SamsungSamsung Galaxy S20 Plus (Exynos)Galaxy S20+ EX
    $389    5.8

  • Quick Specs
    Year: 2020
    Exynos 990
    GeekBench5: 2649
    6.7" 1440x3200
    Full Glass 128GB+
    Gorilla Glass 6
    12+64+12Mp
    4500mAh 25+15w
    full specs

  • +Pros/-Cons
    +Performance
    +Always-On-Disp.
    +Cameras
    +Wireless Charg.
    +Glass Protection
    -Weight
    -3.5mm Jack
    -Price

  • samsung galaxy s20 plus (exynos) vs samsung galaxy s20 plus (snapdragon)Samsung
    Galaxy S20+ EX
    vs
    Samsung
    Galaxy S20+ SD
  • #6 HuaweiHuawei Mate 20Mate 20
    $398    5.7

  • Quick Specs
    Year: 2018
    Hisilicon Kirin 980
    GeekBench5: 2313
    6.5" 1080x2244
    Full Glass 64GB+
    No Glass Prot.
    12+8+16Mp2x
    4000mAh 22+0w
    full specs

  • +Pros/-Cons
    +Always-On-Disp.
    +Cameras
    +Battery Life
    -AMOLED
    -Wireless Charg.
    -Weight
    -Glass Protection

  • huawei mate 20 vs huawei mate 20 proHuawei
    Mate 20
    vs
    Huawei
    Mate 20 Pro
  • #8 XiaomiXiaomi Mi 10 LiteMi 10 Lite
    $399    5.3

  • Quick Specs
    Year: 2020
    Snapdragon 765
    GeekBench5: 1927
    6.5" 1080x2400
    Front Glass 64GB
    Gorilla Glass 5
    48+8+2+2Mp
    4160mAh 20+0w
    full specs

  • +Pros/-Cons
    +Always-On-Disp.
    +Cameras
    +Battery Life
    -Wireless Charg.
    -MicroSD Slot
    -Weight
    -Price

  • xiaomi mi 10 lite vs xiaomi mi 10 ultraXiaomi
    Mi 10 Lite
    vs
    Xiaomi
    Mi 10 Ultra
  • #9 XiaomiXiaomi Mi 10T LiteMi 10T Lite
    $325    5.2

  • Quick Specs
    Year: 2020
    Snapdragon 750
    GeekBench5: 2009
    6.6" 1080x2400
    Full Glass 64GB+
    Gorilla Glass 5
    64+8+2+2Mp
    4820mAh 33+0w
    full specs

  • +Pros/-Cons
    +Cameras
    +Battery Life
    -AMOLED
    -Always-On-Disp.
    -Wireless Charg.
    -Weight

  • xiaomi mi 10t lite vs xiaomi mi 10t proXiaomi
    Mi 10T Lite
    vs
    Xiaomi
    Mi 10T Pro


 Under $300 

  • #2 SamsungSamsung Galaxy S20 FE 5GGal. S20 FE 5G
    $280    7.6

  • Quick Specs
    Year: 2020
    Snapdragon 865
    GeekBench5: 3296
    6.5" 1080x2400
    Front Glass 128G+
    Gorilla Glass 3
    12+8+12Mp3x
    4500mAh 25+15w
    full specs

  • +Pros/-Cons
    +Performance
    +Always-On-Disp.
    +Cameras
    +Battery Life
    +Wireless Charg.
    -Weight
    -3.5mm Jack
    -Price
    -Glass Protection

  • samsung galaxy s20 fe 4g vs samsung galaxy s20 fe 5gSamsung
    Gal. S20 FE 4G
    vs
    Samsung
    Gal. S20 FE 5G
  • #6 OnePlusOnePlus Nord N10Nord N10
    $249    4.9

  • Quick Specs
    Year: 2020
    Snapdragon 690
    GeekBench5: 1811
    6.4" 1080x2400
    Front Glass 128G+
    Gorilla Glass 3
    64+8+2+2Mp
    4300mAh 30+0w
    full specs

  • +Pros/-Cons
    +Battery Life
    -AMOLED
    -Always-On-Disp.
    -Wireless Charg.
    -Weight
    -Glass Protection

  • oneplus nord vs oneplus nord n10OnePlus
    Nord
    vs
    OnePlus
    Nord N10


 Under $200 

  • #2 RealmeRealme 5 Pro5 Pro
    $179    4.2

  • Quick Specs
    Year: 2019
    Snapdragon 712
    GeekBench5: 1458
    6.3" 1080x2340
    Front Glass 128G+
    Gorilla Glass 3
    48+8+2+2Mp
    4035mAh 20+0w
    full specs

  • +Pros/-Cons
    +Always-On-Disp.
    +Cameras
    +Battery Life
    +Price
    -AMOLED
    -Wireless Charg.
    -Weight
    -Glass Protection

  • realme 5 pro vs xiaomi redmi note 8 proRealme
    5 Pro
    vs
    Xiaomi
    R.Note 8 Pro
  • #3 XiaomiXiaomi Redmi Note 7Redmi Note 7
    $140    3.9

  • Quick Specs
    Year: 2019
    Snapdragon 660
    GeekBench5: 1284
    6.3" 1080x2340
    Full Glass 64GB+
    Gorilla Glass 5
    48+5Mp
    4000mAh 18+0w
    full specs

  • +Pros/-Cons
    +Battery Life
    +Price
    -AMOLED
    -Always-On-Disp.
    -Wireless Charg.
    -Weight

  • xiaomi redmi note 7 vs xiaomi redmi note 8 proXiaomi
    Redmi Note 7
    vs
    Xiaomi
    R.Note 8 Pro
  • #6 XiaomiXiaomi Mi 9 SEMi 9 SE
    $149    3.6

  • Quick Specs
    Year: 2019
    Snapdragon 712
    GeekBench5: 1443
    5.9" 1080x2340
    Full Glass 64GB
    Gorilla Glass 5
    48+8+13Mp2x
    3070mAh 18+0w
    full specs

  • +Pros/-Cons
    +Always-On-Disp.
    +Cameras
    -Wireless Charg.
    -MicroSD Slot
    -3.5mm Jack

  • xiaomi mi 9 vs xiaomi mi 9 seXiaomi
    Mi 9
    vs
    Xiaomi
    Mi 9 SE
  • #8 SamsungSamsung Galaxy A30Galaxy A30
    $140    2.9

  • Quick Specs
    Year: 2019
    Exynos 7904
    GeekBench5: 942
    6.4" 1080x2340
    Front Glass 32GB+
    Gorilla Glass 3
    16+5Mp
    4000mAh 15+0w
    full specs

  • +Pros/-Cons
    +Always-On-Disp.
    -Wireless Charg.
    -Glass Protection

  • samsung galaxy a30 vs samsung galaxy a50Samsung
    Galaxy A30
    vs
    Samsung
    Galaxy A50


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