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Pixel 4, S20, iPhone SE – Which phone has the best battery?

August 28, 2020

A vast majority of people typically don’t care too much about the phone’s battery until its lifespan starts degrading. Most people are more interested in knowing what type of a chipset a phone has, does it have a good camera, and one of the common things that often pops to mind is ‘can this phone be charged quickly’.

While the latter is at least somewhat relatable to today’s topic, we want to stress the fact that a phone without a good battery does not have the ability to provide enough value for the buck; you can’t really use any of the cool, flashy features when the lights go out, can you? That’s why today we’re going to talk about the batteries that Google’s Pixel 4, Samsung’s Galaxy S20, and iPhone SE come supplied with.

Google Pixel 4 Battery

Since Google’s Pixel4 has already set many a standard in terms of performance, we’re going to open up our review of the phones with the best, long-lasting batteries with this model.

Basically, Pixel4 comes outfitted with a non-removable lithium polymer battery that boasts 2800 mAh (milliamp hours). While it remains in pristine condition, which means that you haven’t used the phone before but the battery has been charged and tested, 2800 mAh should yield you approximately 28 hours of total lifetime.

However, Pixel4 is a feature-packed smartphone, which means that plenty of other technologies will leech the total lifespan of this battery, ultimately reducing its life per charge.

Under normal circumstances, which would include several phone calls, browsing the web, snapping a couple of pictures, playing a bit of mobile games, and texting, the estimated lifetime of the battery Pixel 4 is supplied with is roughly 16 hours. It’s not surprising that nearly half of the milliamp hours are eaten away as the phone is outfitted with incredibly powerful features.

On a side note, the Li-Po battery this smartphone is supplied with features the USB QI-wireless charging method, and it also boasts the fast-charging 18W feature. Basically, the fast-charge feature will be able to give you more than half of a full charge in just about an hour, which is absolutely phenomenal. Of course, you shouldn’t use any active features of your phone during this time if you want to reap all of the aforementioned benefits.

Samsung Galaxy S20 Battery

Samsung’s Galaxy S20 is certainly the flagship smartphone everyone was waiting for in 2020, and it’s vastly superior to most top-end and boutique models made by their rivals. Not only is this one of the strongest smartphones ever made, but it’s also one that boasts an impeccable level of versatility.

It packs big, strong cameras, a variety of protective features, and most Galaxy enthusiasts are well aware of the fact that this phone also has an incredibly strong battery.

First and foremost, the S20 comes outfitted with a non-removable lithium polymer battery that has 4000 mAh to offer. Essentially, this is 1800 mAh (milliamp hours) more in comparison to Google’s Pixel 4.

Again, this would mean that the battery will be able to endure about 40 hours, but various endurance tests have proved that it could actually survive up to 71 hours with all of the active features being switched off (when the phone is in the standby mode).

The power-hungry specs, however, aren’t doing it any favors, and what bugs most people out about S20 is the fact that most online features and activities will devour the battery rapidly. Using offline features on another hand is not as punishing, and the phone will be able to hold out nearly twice as much in comparison to online activities, such as browsing, playing online mobile games, watching movies or series online.

In terms of the features that the battery itself is supplied with, there’s the fast-charging 25W feature, USB power-delivery 3.0, QI & PMA wireless-charging at 15W, and reverse wireless-charging at 9W. Essentially, this is a solidly built battery that offers much in terms of both raw performance and features, which is one of the numerous reasons why so many people are joining the Samsung Galaxy camp.

Apple iPhone SE battery

Apple’s iPhones are widely recognized as some of the finest, best-performing smartphones of the century, and the latest SE flagship did not disappoint us in the slightest. In a nutshell, this is a beautiful-looking smartphone with a sleek, lightweight design packed with top-shelf cameras, a robust CPU, and decent memory storage. Its battery, just like all of its features, is pretty strong too.

Namely, this smartphone comes outfitted with a non-removable lithium polymer 1624 mAh battery, but due to the fact that iPhones integrate external features in a much more effective way, the processors are capable of squeezing a bit more life out of this bat.

In stand-by mode this battery is capable of lasting up to some 240 hours, which is absolutely astounding. If you’re a music lover who mainly listens to their favorite tracks all day long, you will probably be thrilled to hear that SE’s battery offers up to approximately 50 hours of music play time.

Last, but certainly not least, let’s talk about the ‘talk time’. Apple’s iPhone SE offers roughly 14 hours of talk time on a single charge, which is solid, to say the very least. All things considered, this smartphone is packed with a durable, long-lasting battery that greatly complements all of its other high-quality features.

Final Verdict

Pixel 4, S20, and iPhone SE all have amazing features, and even though Galaxy S20 seems to have a bit of an upper hand, the iPhone SE is not lagging too far behind it. Sadly, Pixel 4 can’t really compare to these two giants in the field of battery performance, but it’s at least their equal when it comes to features and specs.

Out of the three smartphones we’ve reviewed, we declare Apple’s iPhone SE the winner; the second place goes to Galaxy S20, and the bronze medal is awarded to Pixel 4.