While Tracfone battery life can be measured in two ways, by looking at either the talk-time and the standby-time. However, I recommend using the latter to decide which phone to purchase.
Talk Time refers to how long you can keep talking on the phone until your battery runs out. Naturally, this is measured in hours.
Standby Time is how long you can leave your phone turned on without using it much before you have to recharge it. Naturally this is measured in days.
|Handset||Standby Time||Talk time|
|LG 420g||23 Days||7 Hours|
|Samsung T101G||19 Days||4 Hours|
|Motorola W260G||18 Days||6.5 Hours|
|Motorola 175G||18 Days||6.5 Hours|
|LG 236C||18 Days||6 Hours|
|LG 306G||18 Days||3 Hours|
|Samsung S380C||16.7 Days||5.5 Hours|
|Motorola C139||16 Days||8 Hours|
|Alcatel OneTouch Pop Icon||15 days||9 Hours|
|Samsung T404g||14.5 Days||7 Hours|
|Samsung T105g||14.5 Days||7 Hours|
|Samsung T155g||14.5 Days||7 Hours|
|Samsung T301G||14 Days||4 Hours|
|LG600G||13 Days||6.5 Hours|
|LG 840g||13 Days||3.7 Hours|
|Motorola C261||12.5 Days||6 Hours|
|Motorola V176||12.5 Days||6 Hours|
|Motorola V170||12.5 Days||6.6 Hours|
|LG Optimus Fuel||11 Days||10 Hours|
|LG Optimus Dynamic II||11 Days||8 Hours|
|ZTE Valet||11 Days||5 Hours|
|Motorola EX124g||10.5 Days||3.3 Hours|
|Samsung Galaxy Centure||10.33 Days||7.22 Hours|
|Alcatel A392 Big Easy Flip||10 Days||3 Hours|
|LG 501C||10 Days||2.5 Hours|
|LG 231C||10 Days||2.5 Hours|
|LG Ultimate 2||9 Days||12 Hours|
|Motorola EX431g||8 Days||4 Hours|
|Motorola W376g||10 Days||7.5 Hours|
|Motorola W370||10 Days||7.5 Hours|
|LG 305C||10 Days||3 Housr|
|LG 220C||10 Days||2.5 Hours|
|LG 200C||10 Days||2.5 Hours|
|LG 500g||9 Days||5 Hours|
|Kyocera K126c||9 Days||3.5 Hours|
|LG 800g||8 Days||4 Hours|
|Samsung T245g||8 Days||5 Hours|
|LG 225||8 Days||3 Hours|
|LG 290C||7.5 Days||3 Hours|
|LG 410G||7 Days||4 Hours|
|LG 440g||7-10 Days||3.52 Hours|
|LG 3280||7 Days||3.5 Hours|
|LG 530g||6.3 Days||3.8 Hours|
|LG Optimus Dynamic||6 Days||6 Hours|
|Huaweii H110C||6 Days||5 Hours|
Talk Time is not that useful because, as a Tracfone user, you won’t spend that much time on the phone. The per-minute rate for Tracfones is somewhat higher, but you are trading that for a lower monthly fee. If you have many 3 hour conversations on your Tracfone, it’s going to start getting expensive fast. So most of the time, you phone will be on standby. So . . .
The best Tracfone battery life award goes to the handset with the longest standby time. If the phone also has a long talk time rating, that’s a plus.
As you can see, some of the simpler phones have longer battery lives. These phones don’t do as much so they draw less power. I'm a little surprised by the long standby time of the LG 420g and wonder if it's a typo.
Still, all the phones have a standby time of at least one week which should be long enough to remember to plug it into the charger.
One last thing to remember is that these are manufacturers specifications and not necessarily real world data. They may not have measured them in quite the same conditions and some may be more conservative than others in their claims.
There are a few other factors that affect how long your battery will last could have little to do with either the battery itself or the phone. The most important is signal strength.
If you don't have good coverage in your area, your phone will keep hunting for the network which will run the battery down. If this is your situation, you may need to find a provider with better coverage rather than a better phone..