Mar 19, 2018 (updated : Jan 12, 2021)

Best Battery Life Smartphones Under PHP 20,000 in the Philippines 2020 - 2021

The longest-lasting smartphones in the local market have now been revealed. Here are the ten entries that made our exclusive list.

(Image credit: vivo.com)

We've all been there: The feeling of uneasiness when our smartphones hit that dreaded 10% battery life reminder.

It's quite a spoiler when one is reminded with this technological pooper, especially if you happen to have forgotten your handy power bank.

But this shouldn't befall users, which is what brings us to the latest trend that smartphone manufacturers have come to focus on―battery life.

Thankfully, phone makers are now convinced that without a good battery life, handsets are almost rendered futile, especially in an era in which everything seems to be fast-paced.

Smartphones are now equipped with some of the most top-of-the-line innovations there are, from game-changing cameras to the often power-demanding gaming and work-oriented apps. Without a strong battery life, all is kaput.

And in our compilation below, we're sending a message that battery life is not just about how much can be stored in a battery.

Let's take a look at the best battery life smartphones under PHP 20,000 in the Philippines today.

Best Battery Life Smartphones Under PHP 20,000

10. vivo V20

We know: The vivo V20 doesn't have the most promising battery capacity in its class. At 4,000mAh, we thought vivo knew better.

Don't let this disappoint you, though. Numerous tests have proven just how impressive the vivo V20 runtimes are. Accordingly, it is the phone's sophisticated software optimizations that did them good, alongside the aid of Android 11 and its near-stock UI.

The vivo V20 also employs a 33W FlashCharge, made possible by the accompanying charger. The phone is claimed to charge in full under an hour, while a 30-minute juicing up can give users 65% of the battery down the line.

The vivo V20 is also powered by Qualcomm's Snapdragon 720G chip, with 8GB of RAM and 1286GB of internal storage. The handset also boasts a 6.44-inch AMOLED panel with an in-display fingerprint reader.

The vivo V20 also features a 64MP main camera headlining its triple-camera setup on its rear, a large 44MP selfie snapper, Bluetooth 5.1, a dedicated FM radio, a 3.5mm headphone jack, and USB Type-C.

Pros

  • USB Type-C
  • 33W fast charging support

Cons

  • No reverse charging support
  • No wireless charging support

vivo V20 Key Specifications

Display Size6.44 inches
Display ResolutionFHD+ 1080 x 2400 pixels, AMOLED HDR10
OS verAndroid 11, Funtouch OS 11
CPUQualcomm SM7125 Snapdragon 720G (8 nm) Octa-core Kryo 465
CPU Speed2x2.3 GHz Kryo 465 Gold & 6x1.8 GHz Kryo 465 Silver
Storage128GB
External StoragemicroSDXC (dedicated slot)
RAM8GB
Main Camera64MP + 8MP + 2MP
Front Camera44MP
BatteryLi-Po 4,000mAh, non-removable Fast charging 33W
Dimensions161.30 x 74.20 x 7.38 mm 161.30 x 74.20 x 7.48 mm (Sunset Melody)
Weight171 g (172 g: Sunset Melody)
ColorMidnight Jazz, Moonlight Sonata, Sunset Melody

9. HUAWEI nova 7 SE

Another 4,000mAh battery-toting smartphone that boasts some wonder in this segment is the HUAWEI nova 7 SE. HUAWEI's 40W SuperCharge support does a definite wonder.

Most tech outlets suggest that the HUAWEI nova 7 SE can provide at least 16 hours and a minute, which is already a feat in itself considering its battery capacity. Meanwhile, charging the device from zero to 70% only takes half an hour.

The HUAWEI nova 7 SE doesn't stop there, though. The device is also famed for its well-rounded performance, one that is front-lined by many factors. These include an excellent IPS panel, a solid mid-range HUAWEI chipset, highly-capable cameras, and 5G, of course.

All these features can be experienced without breaking the bank, another feat only a few in its ranks manages to pack.

Pros

  • USB Type-C
  • 40W fast charging support
  • 5W reverse charging support

Cons

  • No wireless charging support

HUAWEI nova 7 SE Key Specifications

Display Size6.5 inches
Display ResolutionFHD+ 1080 x 2400 pixels
OS verAndroid 10.0; EMUI 10 with HMS (no Google Play Services)
CPUHiSilicon Kirin 820 5G (7nm) Octa-core Cortex-A76 & Cortex-A55
CPU Speed1x2.36 GHz Cortex-A76 & 3x2.22 GHz Cortex-A76 & 4x1.84 GHz Cortex-A55
Storage128GB, 256GB
External StorageNM (Nano Memory), up to 256GB (uses shared SIM slot)
RAM8GB
Main Camera64MP + 8MP + 2MP + 2MP
Front Camera16MP
BatteryNon-removable, Li-Po 4,000mAh Fast charging 40W, 70% in 30 min (advertised) Reverse charging 5W
Dimensions162.31 x 75.0 x 8.58 mm
Weight189 g
ColorMagic Night Black, Space Silver, Crush Green, Midsummer Purple

8. OPPO Reno4

As if on cue, this next smartphone entry is also a beast of an all-rounder.

One of the OPPO Reno4's hallmarks that make it a formidable contender in this list is its battery life. Like the previous two entries, the handset also comes with a 4,015mAh battery capacity.

Its support for 65W fast wired charging or VOOC 4.0 charging annihilates the competition. OPPO claims that the Reno4 smartphone can charge from zero to full in around 36 minutes only.

The OPPO Reno4 is also noted for its inclusions of Power Saving Mode and Super Power Saving Mode, which pronounce its batter life strength even further.

The OPPO Reno4 is also fueled by Qualcomm's Snapdragon 720G SoC, 8GB of RAM, and 128GB of UFS 2.1 storage. Other key features of the phone include a quadruple-camera setup, a 32MP selfie snapper, and a long list of miscellaneous perks such as a 3.5mm headphone jack, a dedicated FM radio, and USB Type-C.

Pros

  • USB Type-C
  • 30W fast charging support

Cons

  • No reverse charging support
  • No wireless charging support

OPPO Reno4 Key Specifications

Display Size6.43 inches
Display ResolutionFHD+ 1080 x 2400 pixels, AMOLED
OS verAndroid 10, ColorOS 7.2
CPUQualcomm Snapdragon 720G
CPU Speed2.3 GHz
Storage128GB, 256GB
External StorageNo
RAM8GB
Main Camera48MP + 8MP + 2MP + 2MP
Front Camera32MP
BatteryNon-removable, Li-Po 4,015mAh 30W VOOC 4.0 fast charge
Dimensions159.3 x 74 x 7.8 mm (6.27 x 2.91 x 0.31 in)
Weight183 g (6.46 oz)
ColorBlack, Blue, Purple

7. vivo V20 SE

Chinese smartphone manufacturer vivo charges ahead of our list's first section of entries with the V20 SE variant's placement off the vivo V20 series.

Slightly hovering on its sibling, the regular vivo V20, the SE edition comes with a 4,100mAh battery capacity, with support for 33W fast wired charging. As advertised, the phone can charge from zero to 62% in just 30 minutes.

Like the vivo V20, the SE edition can also stay alive on a single charge for slightly more than a day. And with the supplied brick being used, the phone can be charged to 100% in less than an hour's time.

The vivo V20 SE also features a 6.44-inch AMOLED panel with a notch and a resolution of 1,080 x 2,400 pixels, Qualcomm's Snapdragon 665 chip, 8GB of RAM, and 128GB of expandable storage, a triple-camera setup on its rear, and a 32MP front-facing shooter.

Pros

  • USB Type-C
  • 33W fast charging support

Cons

  • No reverse charging support
  • No wireless charging support

vivo V20 SE Key Specifications

Display Size6.44 inches
Display ResolutionFHD+ 1080 x 2400 pixels, AMOLED
OS verAndroid 10, Funtouch OS 11
CPUQualcomm SDM665 Snapdragon 665 (11 nm) Octa-core Kryo 260
CPU Speed4x2.0 GHz Kryo 260 Gold & 4x1.8 GHz Kryo 260 Silver
Storage128GB
External StoragemicroSDXC (dedicated slot)
RAM8GB
Main Camera48MP + 8MP + 2MP
Front Camera32MP
BatteryLi-Po 4,100mAh, non-removable Fast charging 33W, 62% in 30 min (advertised)
Dimensions161 x 74.1 x 7.8 mm (6.34 x 2.92 x 0.31 in)
Weight171 g (6.03 oz)
ColorGravity Black, Oxygen Blue

6. HUAWEI nova 7i

The HUAWEI nova 7i is also an excellent bet of a smartphone in terms of battery life.

The HUAWEI nova 7i features a decent 4,200mAh battery with support for HUAWEI SuperCharge 40W. The phone is also equipped with a 40W adapter, which can refill about 70% of the phone's capacity in just half an hour.

The HUAWEI nova 7i also flaunts an efficient in-house chipset from HUAWEI, the HiSilicon Kirin 810, a processor-based on a 7nm architecture. The phone then sports 8GM of RAM and 128GB of internal storage.

The HUAWEI nova 7i also features a 6.4-inch LTPS IPS LCD panel, with a resolution of 1,080 x 2,310 pixels and a display cutout.

Managing the software side of the phone is EMUI 10.0.1, based on Android 10. Alas, the phone doesn't launch with Google Play services.

Pros

  • USB Type-C
  • 40W fast charging support

Cons

  • No reverse charging support
  • No wireless charging support

HUAWEI nova 7i (nova 6 SE / P40 lite) Key Specifications

Display Size6.4 inches
Display ResolutionFHD+ 2310 x 1080 Pixels
OS verEMUI 10.0.1 (based on Android 10)
CPUHisilicon Kirin 810 Octa-core
CPU Speed2x2.27 GHz Cortex-A76 & 6x1.88 GHz Cortex-A55
Storage128GB
External StorageNM SD Card, up to 256GB
RAM6GB, 8GB
Main Camera48MP + 8MP + 2MP + 2MP
Front Camera16MP
BatteryNon-removable, 4,200mAh HUAWEI SuperCharge (Max 40 W)
Dimensions159.2 x 76.3 x 8.7 mm
WeightApprox. 183 g (including the battery)
ColorMidnight Black, Gray, Sakura Pink, Crush Green

5. realme 7 Pro

While the realme 7 Pro is received in such a polarizing way, the phone certainly has a direction when it comes to its battery offerings.

We're talking about its large 4,500mAh battery capacity, supporting the new 65W SuperDart fast charging. realme swears by the charging technology's capability to charge the phone's flat battery to 50% in only 12 minutes. Meanwhile, a full charge only lasts for 34 minutes.

Barring its display missteps, the realme 7 Pro is still a powerhouse in its own right. The phone has a 6.4-inch Super AMOLED panel, with a resolution of 1,080 x 2,400 pixels, Corning Gorilla Glass, and Always On Display; it also has a 64MP-headlining quadruple-camera setup on its rear, with a 32MP selfie snapper on the front.

At the core, the realme 7 Pro is powered by the Qualcomm Snapdragon 720G chip, with up to 8GB of RAM and 128GB of expandable UFS 2.1 storage.

The realme 7 Pro also features a 3.5mm headphone jack, a region-dependent NFC, Bluetooth 5.1, and USB Type-C. The smartphone then runs on realme UI based on Android 10.

Pros

  • USB Type-C
  • 65W fast charging support

Cons

  • No reverse charging support
  • No wireless charging support

realme 7 Pro Key Specifications

Display Size6.4 inches
Display ResolutionFHD+ 1080 x 2400 pixels, Super AMOLED
OS verAndroid 10, realme UI
CPUQualcomm SM7125 Snapdragon 720G (8 nm) Octa-core Kryo 465
CPU Speed2x2.3 GHz Kryo 465 Gold & 6x1.8 GHz Kryo 465 Silver
Storage128GB
External StoragemicroSDXC (dedicated slot)
RAM6GB, 8GB
Main Camera64MP + 8MP + 2MP + 2MP
Front Camera32MP
BatteryNon-removable, Li-Po 4,500mAh Fast charging 65W, 50% in 12 min, 100% in 34 min (advertised)
Dimensions160.9 x 74.3 x 8.7 mm (6.33 x 2.93 x 0.34 in)
Weight182 g (6.42 oz)
ColorMirror Silver, Sun Kissed Leather, Mirror Blue

4. Samsung Galaxy A71

The Samsung Galaxy A71 boasts the same battery capacity as its predecessor, a 4,500mAh Li-Ion cell. The handset also supports 25W fast wired charging, another battery offering inherited from the Galaxy A70.

With the appropriate 25W adapter, the Galaxy A71 is shown to deliver about 51% from a flat battery in just half an hour. On the other hand, one must only wait for 81 minutes for a full charge.

Various tests also indicate that the Samsung Galaxy A71 lasts 13 hours when web-browsing, more than 17 hours when streaming videos, and 30+ hours when employing 3G in phone calls.

The Samsung Galaxy A71 is also anchored on Qualcomm's Snapdragon 730G chip, with up to 8GB of RAM and 128GB of expandable UFS 2.1 storage.

Some of the Galaxy A71's key features include a 64MP-front lining quadruple-camera setup on its rear, a massive 6.7-inch Super AMOLED Plus panel with an in-display fingerprint reader, a 32MP selfie snapper, and a slew of connectivity options such as USB Type-C and a 3.5mm headphone jack.

Pros

  • USB Type-C
  • 25W fast charging support

Cons

  • No reverse charging support
  • No wireless charging support

Samsung Galaxy A71 Key Specifications

Display Size6.7 inches
Display ResolutionFHD+ 1080 x 2400 pixels, Super AMOLED Plus
OS verAndroid 10.0; One UI 2
CPUQualcomm SDM730 Snapdragon 730G (8 nm) - Philippines Qualcomm SDM730 Snapdragon 730 (8 nm) - Global
CPU Speed2x2.2 GHz Kryo 470 Gold & 6x1.8 GHz Kryo 470 Silver
Storage128GB
External StoragemicroSD, up to 512GB
RAM6GB, 8GB
Main Camera64MP + 12MP + 5MP + 5MP
Front Camera32MP
BatteryNon-removable, Li-Po 4,500mAh Fast charging 25W
Dimensions163.6 x 76 x 7.7 mm
Weight179 g
ColorPrism Crush Black, Prism Crush Silver, Prism Crush Pink, Prism Crush Blue

3. Xiaomi Mi 10T

One of the best bang-for-your-buck flagship smartphones from 2020, which also happens to be big on its battery life perks, is the Xiaomi Mi 10T.

The Xiaomi Mi 10T receives a 5,000mAh battery that can be juiced up quickly using the bundled 33W adapter. In key tests, the phone manages only about half an hour to charge a flat battery to 50%. Meanwhile, the handset can charge 100% for only an hour and 10 minutes.

The Xiaomi Mi 10T, which runs on MIUI 12 based on Android 10, features a 6.67-inch IPS LCD panel, with a resolution of 1,080 x 2,400 pixels and a Corning Gorilla Glass 5. It also flaunts a triple-camera system on its rear, with a 64MP sensor headlining it.

Other key features of the Xiaomi Mi 10T include Qualcomm's Snapdragon 865 chip, up to 8GB of RAM and 128GB of storage, and a side-mounted fingerprint reader.

Pros

  • Battery capacity higher than flagship models
  • USB Type-C
  • 33W fast charging support

Cons

  • No reverse charging support
  • No wireless charging support

Xiaomi Mi 10T Key Specifications

Display Size6.67 inches
Display ResolutionFHD+ 1080 x 2400 pixels HDR10 144Hz refresh rate
OS verAndroid 10, MIUI 12
CPUQualcomm SM8250 Snapdragon 865 (7 nm+) Octa-core Kryo 585
CPU Speed1x2.84 GHz Kryo 585 & 3x2.42 GHz Kryo 585 & 4x1.80 GHz Kryo 585
Storage128GB
External StorageNo
RAM6GB, 8GB
Main Camera64MP + 13MP + 5MP
Front Camera20MP
BatteryLi-Po 5,000mAh, non-removable Fast charging 33W Power Delivery 3.0
Dimensions165.1 x 76.4 x 9.3 mm (6.5 x 3.01 x 0.37 in)
Weight216 g (7.62 oz)
ColorCosmic Black, Lunar Silver

2. Xiaomi Redmi Note 9 Pro

The Xiaomi Redmi Note 9 Pro gets powered by a massive 5,020mAh battery, with support for 30W fast wired charging. The phone also ships with a proper 30W adapter, which ultimately makes this phone an easy entry among those who want only the long-lasting from the get-go.

But the Redmi Note 9 Pro isn't all just hype, either. According to endurance tests, the device manages an impressive number of hours relative to its battery life. The phone shows excellence across the board, from video playback, web browsing, standby, and talk time.

Making the Redmi Note 9 Pro more formidable is the inclusion of Qualcomm's Snapdragon 720G chip, with 6GB of RAM and 128GB of UFS 2.1 expandable storage.

The Redmi Note 9 Pro also features a 6.67-inch IPS LCD panel, with a resolution of 1,080 x 2,400 pixels and Corning Gorilla Glass 5, a quadruple-camera setup on its rear housed in a distinctive camera module, and a side-mounted fingerprint reader.

Pros

  • Battery capacity higher than flagship models
  • USB Type-C
  • 30W fast charging support

Cons

  • No reverse charging support
  • No wireless charging support

Xiaomi Redmi Note 9 Pro (Redmi Note 9 Pro Max) Key Specifications

Display Size6.67 inches
Display ResolutionFHD+ 1080 x 2400 pixels
OS verAndroid 10.0; MIUI 11
CPUQualcomm SM7125 Snapdragon 720G (8 nm) Octa-core
CPU Speed2x2.3 GHz Kryo 465 Gold & 6x1.8 GHz Kryo 465 Silver
Storage64GB, 128GB
External StoragemicroSD, up to 512GB
RAM6GB, 8GB
Main Camera64MP + 8MP + 5MP + 2MP
Front Camera16MP
BatteryNon-removable, Li-Po 5,020mAh Fast charging 30W, 50% in 30 min (advertised)
Dimensions165.75 x 76.68 x 8.8 mm
Weight209 g
ColorInterstellar Grey, Glacier White, Tropical Green

1. Samsung Galaxy M51

Inarguably the most revered among smartphones with the best battery life offerings to have debuted recently is the Samsung Galaxy M51.

Its claim to fame is without a doubt its enormous 7,000mAh battery capacity, which is unheard of in the major competition at the time of this writing.

Accordingly, the Galaxy M51 manages to be clocked at a staggering 53 hours of voice calls on a single charge. The phone also squeezes in more than 25 hours of video playback offline, and 17 hours of Wi-Fi web browsing.

Thankfully, Samsung didn't disappoint in terms of battery charging with the Galaxy M51. The phone is supplied with the same 25W adapter, one that you'd also get when you opt for a Note or an S-series flagship.

The Galaxy M51 can charge up to 100% for an hour and 47 minutes and 35% for only 30 minutes with the charger. Though nothing spectacular, this is already a bonus in itself since the phone has a massive battery capacity.

The Samsung Galaxy M51 also features an equally massive 6.7-inch Super AMOLED Plus panel, Corning Gorilla Glass, Snapdragon 730G, up to 8GB of RAM, and a side-mounted fingerprint reader.

The Samsung Galaxy M51 also has a quadruple-camera system with a 64MP lens as its main camera. Its auxiliary sensors include a 12MP ultrawide lens and two 5MP macro and depth units.

Pros

  • 7,000mAh battery capacity
  • USB Type-C
  • 25W fast charging support
  • Reverse charging support

Cons

  • No wireless charging support
  • 25W charging speed is behind the competition

Samsung Galaxy M51 Key Specifications

Display Size6.7 inches
Display ResolutionFHD+ 1080 x 2340 pixels, Super AMOLED Plus
OS verAndroid 10, One UI 2.0
CPUQualcomm SDM730 Snapdragon 730G (8 nm) Octa-core Kryo 470
CPU Speed2x2.2 GHz Kryo 470 Gold & 6x1.8 GHz Kryo 470 Silver
Storage128GB
External StoragemicroSD, up to 512GB
RAM6GB, 8GB
Main Camera64MP + 12MP + 5MP + 5MP
Front Camera32MP
BatteryLi-Po 7,000mAh, non-removable Fast charging 25W Reverse charging
Dimensions163.9 x 76.3 x 9.5 mm
Weight213 g
ColorBlack, White

Conclusion

We've seen some smartphones with headline-grabbing battery capacities faring quite dismally in tests as of late. And this all boils down to poor hardware specifications and software optimizations.

The list we've collated is more than just a testament that to have a smartphone with the best battery life, one mustn't only look at how massive the battery capacity is. More than anything, the compilation tells us that to have such a phone, one must also look into other key parameters, which include an efficient chipset, a sizeable RAM, and software features that complement the rest.

Spec Comparison

Model vivo V20 vivo V20 HUAWEI nova 7 SE HUAWEI nova 7 SE OPPO Reno4 OPPO Reno4 vivo V20 SE vivo V20 SE HUAWEI nova 7i (nova 6 SE / P40 lite) HUAWEI nova 7i (nova 6 SE / P40 lite) realme 7 Pro realme 7 Pro Samsung Galaxy A71 Samsung Galaxy A71 Xiaomi Mi 10T Xiaomi Mi 10T Xiaomi Redmi Note 9 Pro (Redmi Note 9 Pro Max) Xiaomi Redmi Note 9 Pro (Redmi Note 9 Pro Max) Samsung Galaxy M51 Samsung Galaxy M51
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Lowest Price P13,999 P14,870 P17,420 P5,299 P7,000 P3,299 Used P17,000 P18,990 P4,000 P18,665
CPU Qualcomm SM7125 Snapdragon 720G (8 nm)
Octa-core Kryo 465
HiSilicon Kirin 820 5G (7nm)
Octa-core Cortex-A76 & Cortex-A55
Qualcomm Snapdragon 720G Qualcomm SDM665 Snapdragon 665 (11 nm)
Octa-core Kryo 260
Hisilicon Kirin 810
Octa-core
Qualcomm SM7125 Snapdragon 720G (8 nm)
Octa-core Kryo 465
Qualcomm SDM730 Snapdragon 730G (8 nm) - Philippines
Qualcomm SDM730 Snapdragon 730 (8 nm) - Global
Qualcomm SM8250 Snapdragon 865 (7 nm+)
Octa-core Kryo 585
Qualcomm SM7125 Snapdragon 720G (8 nm)
Octa-core
Qualcomm SDM730 Snapdragon 730G (8 nm)
Octa-core Kryo 470
Display Size 6.44 inches 6.5 inches 6.43 inches 6.44 inches 6.4 inches 6.4 inches 6.7 inches 6.67 inches 6.67 inches 6.7 inches
RAM 8GB 8GB 8GB 8GB 6GB, 8GB 6GB, 8GB 6GB, 8GB 6GB, 8GB 6GB, 8GB 6GB, 8GB
Main Camera 64MP + 8MP + 2MP 64MP + 8MP + 2MP + 2MP 48MP + 8MP + 2MP + 2MP 48MP + 8MP + 2MP 48MP + 8MP + 2MP + 2MP 64MP + 8MP + 2MP + 2MP 64MP + 12MP + 5MP + 5MP 64MP + 13MP + 5MP 64MP + 8MP + 5MP + 2MP 64MP + 12MP + 5MP + 5MP
Battery Li-Po 4,000mAh, non-removable
Fast charging 33W
Non-removable, Li-Po 4,000mAh
Fast charging 40W, 70% in 30 min (advertised)
Reverse charging 5W
Non-removable, Li-Po 4,015mAh
30W VOOC 4.0 fast charge
Li-Po 4,100mAh, non-removable
Fast charging 33W, 62% in 30 min (advertised)
Non-removable, 4,200mAh
HUAWEI SuperCharge (Max 40 W)
Non-removable, Li-Po 4,500mAh
Fast charging 65W, 50% in 12 min, 100% in 34 min (advertised)
Non-removable, Li-Po 4,500mAh
Fast charging 25W
Li-Po 5,000mAh, non-removable
Fast charging 33W
Power Delivery 3.0
Non-removable, Li-Po 5,020mAh
Fast charging 30W, 50% in 30 min (advertised)
Li-Po 7,000mAh, non-removable
Fast charging 25W
Reverse charging
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