The best smartphones with small battery capacity

Bigger doesn’t always mean it’s always better, these are five smartphones with a small battery capacity that manages to kick some real competition!

Smartphones have become an integral part of our daily lives, serving as a source of communication, entertainment, and productivity.

With advancements in technology, smartphones have become more powerful, but this has come at the cost of battery life.

While some smartphones come with large battery capacities, others have small battery capacities but still manage to offer long battery life.

In this article, we’ll take a look at some of the best smartphones with small battery capacity but long battery life!

#1: iPhone SE (2020)

Credits: Forbes

The iPhone SE (2020) is one of the best smartphones with a small battery capacity but long battery life. The device comes with a 1,821mAh battery, which may seem small, but it’s optimized to offer a longer battery life.

The iPhone SE (2020) can last up to 13 hours of video playback and up to 40 hours of audio playback. Additionally, the device supports fast charging, which can charge up to 50% in just 30 minutes.

#2: iPhone 13 mini (2021)

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The iPhone 12 mini’s battery was less powerful than that of the majority of its larger siblings, which gave it an edge over other flagship phones.

The battery on the iPhone 13 mini has been slightly improved; it now has a 2,438mAh capacity, which is roughly 10% more than the model before it.

This battery should last for at least a day for the majority of casual users. The small battery does, however, enable faster charging.

A Lightning connector with an 18W (or higher) power brick can achieve a 50% charge in just 30 minutes.

The smartphone also supports fast wireless charging at 7.5W and 15W using regular wireless chargers and MagSafe, respectively.

#3: iPhone SE (2022)

Credits: Digital Trends

The iPhone SE’s battery life is up to two hours longer which allowed us to stream video for eight hours.

Qi wireless charging and 18W fast charging is also a welcome addition here to make your charging more efficient.

#4: Asus Zenfone 9

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This list is dominated by iPhones, so let’s show some love for Android ones such as the Zenfone 9.

The battery has a 4,300mAh capacity, which may not seem like much, so plan to charge the phone every day.

It doesn’t support wireless charging, but it does support PD 3.0 and QC 4.0 and comes with a 30W charger.

Using the Asus charger would then take more than an hour to fully recharge the battery.

But the important part is you’ll get through the day with a single charge no matter what, making this a solid choice for anyone that wants a compact phone that isn’t an Apple one.

#5: Unihertz Atom

Credits: Unihertz

The Unihertz Atom is a very small rugged phone device with an outdated OS (Android Oreo), but there’s a lot to love about this little wonder.

Due to the energy-saving hardware and small display, the Atom can run for two days on a single charge even though the battery is only 2,000mAh. Additionally, it is dust, vibration, severe heat or cold, and shock resistant and has IP68 water resistance.

Credits: UBUY

There you have it: five small phones with compact sizes and small battery life that is surprisingly long-lasting! Do you have a favorite here or suggestion to add in this list?


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