Row of AA batteries.
Product review
November 2021

Disposable AA batteries

We tested 15 models of 1.5V disposable AA batteries to see which lasted longest.

November 2021

Energizer

Ultimate Lithium

Price
Prices are what we paid per battery.
Score
89
Recommended

The Energizer Ultimate Lithium is the top performer of all the batteries we tested. It's an excellent all-round battery that's ideal for high-drain devices and it has an excellent shelf life. Being lithium, it's a good choice for cold weather use. But it's very expensive.

Test results

  • 88
    Performance (low-drain)
  • 90
    Performance (high-drain)
  • 90
    Energy (low-drain)
  • 90
    Energy (high-drain)

Good points

  • Excellent high-drain performance.
  • Good low-drain performance.
  • Excellent high-drain endurance.
  • Good low-drain endurance.
  • Excellent low- and high-drain energy.
  • Excellent shelf life.

Bad points

  • Very expensive.

Model

  • Price ($)

    $4.98

  • Type

    Lithium

Specifications

  • Time to fully discharge (low-drain) (hrs:mins)

    56:44

  • Time to fully discharge (high-drain) (hrs:mins)

    5:09

  • Expected shelf life

    19 years

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