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Top 11 Cell Phone Batteries

All cell phones listed here exceed 5.5 hours of rated talk time


We all have different criteria when selecting a new cell phone. For some, having the longest-lasting battery is the deal maker or breaker. We’ve done the research for you and present you with our list of the best cell phone batteries.

If you don’t want to waste your time considering a cell phone with 3, 4 or even 5 hours of rated talk time, this list weeds out for you anything under than 5.5 hours of rated talk time, which exceeds industry standards.

1. MOTO W233 Renew Green Phone: 9 Hours

MOTO W233 Renew
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The MOTO W233 Renew green phone for T-Mobile is unique enough because of its eco-friendly construction, but it also features a remarkably long-lasting, 9-hour battery.

2. Motorola ROKR E8: 7.5 Hours

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While many cell phones don’t go beyond 5 hours of rated talk time, the Motorola ROKR E8 found a way to pack in an incredible 7.5 hours of rated talk time and up to 12.5 days of standby time when not using the handset.

3. Sony Ericsson TM506: 7 Hours

Sony Ericsson TM506
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Instead of sitting safely in the industry-average battery range of 3 to 5 hours for rated talk time, the Sony Ericsson TM506 has been able to beef up its rated battery life to 7 hours. Its standby time is more average at a rated 14 days when you’re not using the device at all.

4. Samsung Upstage: 6.3 Hours

Samsung Upstage
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A “wallet” (included for free) serves this two-sided phone with a dual-edged benefit. It’s not only a protective case but it packs a second battery, too. Combined, the Samsung Upstage delivers a rated talk time of up to 6.3 hours and listening time up to 16 hours.

5. Samsung Reclaim: 6 Hours

Samsung Reclaim
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The Samsung Reclaim green cell phone is like none other. The eco-friendly handset, which packs a 6-hour battery, is made up of 80 percent recyclable materials and is designed with organic components and packaging.

6. Nokia 5130 XpressMusic: 6 Hours

Nokia 5130 XpressMusic
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Unlike its predecessors in the XpressMusic handset line, the Nokia 5130 XpressMusic boasts more battery life and is rated at up to 6 hours of talk time.

7. Motorola RAZR2 V9x: 6 Hours

Motorola RAZR2 V9x
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Motorola doesn’t disappoint in the RAZR2 V9x battery department. You get a very generous 6 hours of rated talk time and up to 12.5 days of rated standby time when you’re not using the handset.

8. LG LX 290: 6 Hours

LG LX 290
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The LG LX 290 exceeds the typical with a rated 6 hours of continuous talk time.

9. Motorola Brute i680: 5.83 Hours

Motorola Brute i680
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The battery on the rugged, military-grade Motorola Brute i680 is rated at an impressive 5.83 hours.

10. Samsung Mantra: 5.5 Hours

Samsung Mantra
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The Samsung Mantra scores extra points in the battery department with its relatively long 5.5 hours of rated talk time and 12.5 days of standby time when not in use at all.

11. T-Mobile Sidekick LX: 5.5 Hours

T-Mobile Sidekick LX in limited-edition Tony Hawk
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The battery on the T-Mobile Sidekick LX impresses with a rated 5.5 hours of continuous talk time (in 2G mode) and up to 8 days of standby time when not in use at all. In 3G mode, though, its continuous talk time falls to only 3 hours with 6 days of standby time.
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