Even a smartphone with the best of hardware and software is very difficult to live with if it doesn’t offer a long-lasting battery. Each one of us inherently hates charging, especially when every other utility is becoming ‘smart’ and has a battery that needs to be charged. Having to worry about running out of charge sucks, and this has led to a new market of big battery phones. If sufficient battery backup tops your priority list, here are a few options to considered for below 10,000 INR
Asus Zenfone Max
Zenfone Max (Review) was recently upgraded with a faster processor and latest Android Marshmallow based software. With moderate to heavy usage, the battery lasts for over 2 days. Even on 15 percent charge, you won’t feel anxious since there is plenty remaining before you get to a charging point.
Apart from the bigger battery, the Zenfone Max also offers an HD display, feature rich UI, and a decent primary camera.
Redmi Note 3
Xiaomi Redmi Note 3 (Review) has perhaps been the most popular handset in the last few weeks owing to the value for money factor involved. The 2GB RAM variant is available for under 10K, while the 3GB RAM variant is available for around 12k.
The Xiaomi Redmi Note 3 includes a 4050 mAh battery which easily lasts for a day or more of moderate usage. The Snapdragon 650 humming inside further ensures a smooth user experience.
Meizu M3 Note
The Meizu M3 Note (Hands on Review) is a beautiful looking handset with a vibrant display and a 4000 mAh battery. The new Helio P10 powering the device has been designed to improve power efficiency (which hasn’t been the forte of MediaTek chips so far) and the big.LITTLE architecture based cores work surprisingly well.
The battery backup on Meizu M3 Note is great and you can easily get a mileage of more than a day even with fairly heavy usage. The performance isn’t the best in its class, but it is good enough to satiate most common users.
Lenovo Vibe P1m
The Lenovo Vibe P1m (Hands on) is a compact handset with a massive 4000 mAh battery. So, if you prefer compact phones, the Vibe P1m is the way to go in this budget. Lenovo has also provided with a dedicated toggle key that can be used to switch to power saving mode.
The handset offers a vibrant 5 inch display and is powered by a quad core MT6735P chipset paired with 2GB RAM and 16GB internal storage. Other notable features include 8MP primary camera, 4G LTE and a 5MP selfies shooter.