Top 10 smartphones with the best battery life – South African pricing

Modern smartphones boast a variety of powerful features, including high-resolution displays, LTE connectivity, and complex operating systems.

All of these features draw a serious amount of power, however, making battery life one of the most important factors to consider when buying a new smartphone.

Many new devices include software tools and hardware-related fixes to extend battery life, such as dynamic power usage optimisation, wireless reverse charging, fast-charging, or simply bigger batteries.

Using data from GSMArena’s battery test benchmarks, we ranked the ten smartphones with the best battery life that are available for purchase in South Africa.

The battery ratings are measured in hours, and provide an idea of how long your smartphone battery will last if you conduct one hour of 3G calls, one hour of video playback, and one hour of web browsing daily.

Below are the ten smartphones with the best battery life that you can buy in South Africa.


Samsung Galaxy A7 2017 – 115 hours

Samsung Galaxy A7 2017

Samsung Galaxy A7 2017
OS Android 8.0
Display 5.7-inch 1,920 x 1,080 AMOLED
Processor Exynos 7880
RAM 3GB
Storage 32GB, microSD up to 256GB
Rear camera 16MP
Front camera 16MP
Connectivity 802.11ac Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 4.2, USB Type-C
Battery 3,600mAh
Price R5,299

Galaxy Note 10+ – 107h

Galaxy Note 10 header

Galaxy Note 10+
OS Android 9.0
Display 6.8-inch 1,440 x 3,040 AMOLED
Processor Exynos 9825
RAM 12GB
Storage 256GB, microSD up to 1TB
Rear camera 16MP + 12MP + 12MP + TOF
Front camera 10MP
Connectivity 802.11ax Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 5.0, USB Type-C
Battery 4,300mAh
Price R22,999

Samsung Galaxy A6 Plus – 106 hours

Samsung Galaxy A6 Plus

Samsung Galaxy A6 Plus
OS Android 9.0
Display 6.0-inch 1,080 x 2,280 AMOLED
Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon 450
RAM 4GB
Storage 32GB, microSD up to 256GB
Rear camera 16MP + 5MP
Front camera 24MP
Connectivity 802.11ac Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 4.2, microUSB
Battery 3,500mAh
Price R5,999

Samsung Galaxy A70 – 103 hours

Samsung Galaxy A70

Samsung Galaxy A70
OS Android 9.0
Display 6.7-inch 1,080 x 2,400 AMOLED
Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon 675
RAM 6GB
Storage 128GB, microSD up to 1TB
Rear camera 32MP + 8MP + 5MP
Front camera 32MP
Connectivity 802.11ac Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 5.0, USB Type-C
Battery 4,500mAh
Price R6,999

Sony Xperia XA2 Ultra – 100 hours

Sony Xperia XA2 Ultra

Sony Xperia XA2 Ultra
OS Android 8.0
Display 6.0-inch 1,080 x 1,920 IPS LCD
Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon 630
RAM 4GB
Storage 32GB, microSD up to 256GB
Rear camera 23MP
Front camera 16MP + 8MP
Connectivity 802.11ac Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 5.0, USB Type-C
Battery 3,580mAh
Price R5,299

Huawei P30 Pro – 100 hours

Huawei P30 Pro Image

Huawei P30 Pro
OS Android 9.0
Display 6.47-inch 1,080 x 2,340 OLED
Processor HiSilicon Kirin 980
RAM 8GB
Storage 256GB, nanoSD up to 256GB
Rear camera 40MP + 20MP + 8MP + TOF
Front camera 32MP
Connectivity 802.11ac Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 5.0, USB Type-C
Battery 4,200mAh
Price R17,850

Samsung Galaxy A8 – 98 hours

Samsung Galaxy A8
OS Android 9.0
Display 5.6-inch 1,080 x 2,220 AMOLED
Processor Exynos 7885
RAM 4GB
Storage 32GB, microSD up to 256GB
Rear camera 16MP
Front camera 16MP + 8MP
Connectivity 802.11ac Wi-Fi Bluetooth 5.0, USB Type-C
Battery 3,000mAh
Price R6,999

Samsung Galaxy A50 – 98 hours

Samsung Galaxy A50

Samsung Galaxy A50
OS Android 9.0
Display 6.4-inch 1,080 x 2,240 AMOLED
Processor Exynos 9610
RAM 4GB
Storage 128GB, microSD up to 512GB
Rear camera 25MP + 8MP + 5MP
Front camera 25MP
Connectivity 802.11ac Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 5.0, USB Type-C
Battery 4,000mAh
Price R5,989

Huawei Mate 20 Lite – 97 hours

Huawei Mate 20 Lite

Huawei Mate 20 Lite
OS Android 9.0
Display 6.3-inch 1,080 x 2,340 IPS LCD
Processor HiSilicon Kirin 710
RAM 4GB
Storage 64GB, microSD up to 256GB
Rear camera 20MP + 2MP
Front camera 24MP + 2MP
Connectivity 802.11ac Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 4.2, USB Type-C
Battery 3,750mAh
Price R5,999

Samsung Galaxy Note 9 – 97 hours

Samsung Galaxy Note 9
OS Android 9.0
Display 6.4-inch 1,440 x 2,960 AMOLED
Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon 845
RAM 6GB
Storage 128GB, microSD up to 512GB
Rear camera 12MP + 12MP
Front camera 8MP
Connectivity 802.11ac Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 5.0, USB Type-C
Battery 4,000mAh
Price R12,999

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