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Business Smartphones With the Longest Battery Life

A top-notch business phone won't do you much good if its battery is always drained. That's why smartphones with long battery life make the best work phones. The devices on this list have the endurance to last through the end of the workday and beyond.

Note: Numbers represent battery life with continuous Web browsing over Wi-Fi.

[For more information on how we test mobile devices, visit our testing methodology page.]

Battery life: 13 hours and 46 minutes

Don't be fooled by its name: The Moto Z Play Droid is as good for work as it is for play. For starters, no phone lasts longer on a charge than this one, which endured for an epic 13 hours and 46 minutes on our battery test. You also get a sharp, 5.5-inch display, a fingerprint reader for added security, and a unique expansion port on the phone's back that lets you attach add-ons called "modules." There is also a battery pack that's included so the phone lasts even longer, plus a projector so you can beam presentations onto a wall.

Key Features:

  • Industry-leading battery life
  • Fingerprint reader
  • Module expansions

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Battery life: 12 hours and 58 minutes

LG's X Power is the longest-lasting budget-priced smartphone you can buy, by far. The device ran for a terrific 12 hours and 58 minutes, which is particularly impressive given the phone's sub-$200 price tag. On the other hand, you won't be impressed by the phone's basic design or modest performance, but the LG X Power still provides good bang for your buck.

Key Features:

  • Long battery life
  • Affordable price
  • Roomy 5.3-inch display

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Battery life: 12 hours and 6 minutes

Smartphones don't get much bigger than this. Huawei's Mate 9 boasts a whopping 5.9-inch display that's perfect for screen-intensive productivity tasks such as viewing documents and editing spreadsheets on the go. Its battery is big, too, lasting for more than 12 hours, according to our battery test. Fast performance and a security-boosting fingerprint reader on the phone's back round out the package.

Key Features:

  • Huge 5.9-inch display
  • Fast performance
  • Fingerprint reader

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Battery life: 11 hours and 11 minutes

If you want the newest productivity-boosting features from Google, the Pixel XL is your best bet. The sleek smartphone is guaranteed to get software updates before any other Android device. That gives you access to features like a new voice-controlled Google Assistant that can help you manage your email inbox, add appointments to your calendar and a lot more. Plus, you get a roomy 5.5-inch display and a fingerprint sensor to keep your work data secure.

Key Features:

  • Timely software updates
  • Fingerprint reader
  • Large 5.5-inch display

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Battery life: 11 hours

A durable business phone is a dependable business phone. And you'll be hard pressed to find a smartphone tougher than the Galaxy S7 Active, which can easily survive dings, drops and dunks underwater. In addition to a durable exterior shell, this bruiser of a smartphone offers strong security, fast performance, and productivity-boosting software features such as a split-screen view, which is handy for multitasking.

Key Features:

  • Durable design
  • Fast performance
  • Split-screen multitasking

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Galaxy S7 Active>>>

 

Battery life: 11 hours and 4 minutes

Sony's Xperia X Compact is a smartphone for people tired of palm-stretching phablets. The phone sports a relatively compact 4.6-inch display, making it one of the smaller – and more manageable – phones you can buy. It also happened to run for an impressive 11 hours and 4 minutes on our battery test. It's far from the fastest smartphone you'll find in its price range, but the Xperia X Compact is still a good bet for workers who want a small smartphone that lasts.

Key Features:

  • Manageable compact size
  • Long battery life
  • Bright 4.6-inch display

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Buy Xperia X Compact>>>LG X Power

Brett Nuckles

Brett Nuckles has been a working journalist since 2009. He got his start in local newspapers covering community news, local government, education and more before he joined the Business News Daily staff in 2013. He graduated from Ohio University, where he studied Journalism and English. Follow him on Twitter @BrettNuckles.