iphone 6 battery

One of the big features many users were hoping to see in iPhone 6 was better battery life, and in some ways they got it. The iPhone 6 outlasts the iPhone 5s by 10 hours playing audio, one hour playing video and Wi-Fi browsing, and it performs much better over 3G. For the most part, however, everything else is the same.

Then there’s the iPhone 6 Plus, which as expected, greatly exceeds the battery life of its predecessor. Note that the larger handset will play audio for double the amount of time of the 5s, will allow for more than double the amount of 3G talking, and offers an extra 6 days of standby time over both the new iPhone 6 and the 5s.

It’s not hard to guess where the extra battery life is coming from. With the iPhone 6 Plus’ larger size, Apple was obviously able to squeeze in a much larger battery. It’s nice to see, though, that the engineering team in Cupertino was able to keep much of that extra power despite the Plus’ higher resolution 1920 x 1080 display.

  • Tom

    Iphones are getting uglier

    • springer85

      YEAH RIGHT!!LMFAO!!
      SAMESung guzzler alert!!!

      • Antzboogie

        Scamsung lied about their benchmarks now you want to talk? Lol I love these new iPhones and I’m leaving my s5; good though for the short ride. I enjoyed her while she lasted lol.

      • Kung Chien Pin

        Welcome to Apple Family, LOL.

    • hkgsulphate

      no
      5s was the best

  • n0ahcruz3

    What a let down. Mid tier specs. And dang we gonna be wall huggers again! Way to go apple!

    • springer85

      Go to SAMESung than you cry baby!!!

      • n0ahcruz3

        Whats samesung?

      • Sean Clark

        Samsung. He’s calling it Samesung because Apples watch looks like the same ugly watches Samsung has been churning out all year.

      • n0ahcruz3

        Yes and its childish.

    • iPhones don’t need high (brag about) specs. We compete with and trump android phones (with high specs) all the time with out a hiccup.

      • BozzyB

        you do not even have multitasking or multiwindow. So don’t compare Apples with pears 🙂

      • Most Androids don’t even have multi window multitasking.. and multitasking is definitely available…
        iPhones beat them multitasking or not.

      • Abi Manyu

        let them enjoy their laggy multi window (which is not exist on every android devices)… and lets enjoy our buttery smooth multitasking…

      • mobilemann

        Kid we had multi Window via jb before it was in cm builds for touch pads, you have no idea what you’re talking about

    • Riar Jotz

      Do you really care !!what Samsung says

      • n0ahcruz3

        Dude been using iphone since the first iphone. My last iphone was 4s battery was so horrible i sold it bought a moto G and battery life is better than 4s.

      • regkilla

        You haven’t experience the much improved battery life on the iPhone 5s.

      • n0ahcruz3

        I skipped 5/5s cause im not impressed(IMO), small screen, and ive heard their battery life sux. not impressed with iphone 6 aswell. So i’ll wait for 6s. Thank goodness im a tech fan not an apple fan or else i’ll buy anything with an apple logo on it. 😉

      • Rowan09

        What? Apple iPhones are technically always the best if not with the best phones on the market.

      • n0ahcruz3

        Well all of us has different preference. I would say Mclaren p1 is the best. Others would say its the ferrari 458. U get what i mean? 😉

      • Rowan09

        That’s correct, but if both cars hit 200 mph in 2.0 seconds you can’t say you can’t compare the two respectably.

      • n0ahcruz3

        The point is, it’s subjective. In my honest opinion Note 4 is the best when it comes to hardware, features, and functionality.

        Disclosure : im not a samsung fan nor have any stocks with them. Im just a tech fan.

      • Rowan09

        Yes that’s features, but that doesn’t count as performance necessarily. I’m speaking about performance and that’s not subjective. People have preference on features, etc, but no one can argue raw numbers.

      • n0ahcruz3

        The point is when it comes to products the best is subjective.

      • Rowan09

        In your original statement you said thank goodness you’re a tech fan not an Apple fan, that made it seem as if technically the iPhone is inferior when it’s not. The best in terms of features is subjective, but when it comes down to raw data, the best is shown on paper through performance.

      • n0ahcruz3

        Ok how bout this. U think iphone is the best thats fine. And for me Note 4 is the best. Period.

      • Rowan09

        Ok. I wasn’t trying to convince you of anything, just saying your statement made it seem as if the iPhone is inferior performance wise.

      • A bad tech fan if you think Samsung devices are good lol. Any idea why samsung chose to remove the better charging port that was on the note 3 from the note 4?

      • n0ahcruz3

        Lol no comment…

      • n0ahcruz3

        Save your criticism to those who calls u isheep… Lol

      • Lol. Sorry I just had to get that off my chest to the millions who didn’t notice they reverted it. They are just backwards, LG and Moto are far better android companies IMO..

      • mlee19841

        As will millions on the day of release. Millions will be made that day.

      • Ali Bella

        The 5S is SOO much better than the 4S. You missed out.

      • Riar Jotz

        Okay

  • Martin

    Insta-buy for iPhone 6 plus. 100%. Gotta wait until they start selling in UK though…

    • Franklin Richards

      Pre-order on Friday 12 Sept and Release on the 19th in the UK same as the US. Got a day off on the 12th so I’m going to be refreshing the Apple store sight about a million times.

  • Disappointing that its just about the same battery life. Why can’t Apple understand we don’t mind a thicker iPhone to get even better batter life?

    • Fevostone

      You have just watched this on you tube LOL

      • I have been thinking this for years. Yet every year a thinner phone.

      • JayDee917

        The 6+ is a pretty significant upgrade. But I get your point, it could have been better if they weren’t so in love with making thinner phones.

      • Yes it is a very nice upgrade and definitely the one I’m going to buy, but it would have been great the same thickness as the 5/5S too. I hope they understand this one day..

      • Rowan09

        Everyone makes thinner phones so bigger and thinner is the trend. The Note 3 which is said to have great battery life is said to last for 6 hours and 8 minutes of continuous usage. This is suppose to last 12 on LTE, so it should be good. If this does have almost a 3000mah battery thinner has nothing to do with it, battery tech needs to get better.

      • JayDee917

        I understand it’s a trend. But still they could have given up a millimeter or two for a larger battery. While better battery tech would be nice, it’s just not feasible yet.

      • Totally agree, the 4.7” is welcomed though (havent one myself yet)

      • Fevostone

        True mate

      • Zzyzxd

        Yes, iPhone 6 plus last longer.
        But can it last for two days? I’m afraid not.

        So I still have to charge my phone every night to make sure it won’t die in the middle of a day. That makes iPhone 6 good enough for me, I won’t buy the plus one.

      • avd98

        What’s the point of having a battery as the 6 + for a screen with that size? It will drain so fast, the battery will end in a matter of hours. Again Apple insists on bringing the next iPhone with the thickness of a sheet of paper, and we get screwed with battery life.

        But i’m buying it anyway, lol.

    • hkgsulphate

      it has a bigger display…

    • mobilemann

      Same? It’s double the 5s for quite a few tasks.

      • Marginal 10s more for the 4.7 in SOME tasks at most. Not doubled unless you look at 5.5.

      • mobilemann

        which is the one i’m actually planning on.

    • mlee19841

      Everything is thinner and smaller nowadays.

      • Yes I know its pretty unfortunate. The manafactures are set to fix issues noone wants fixed.

  • iWatch

    Switzerland is rolling on the floor laughing

    • Abi Manyu

      just like blackberry did, give it time… pun intended…

  • Left Behind

    By the time Apple decides it’s time for more RAM and better battery other manufacturers will have already moved on to telepathic phone calls.

    • Trevor Phillips

      Your joke sucks.

    • Rowan09

      How much RAM is on these phones?

      • Cecil Pickard

        Only 1 GB :(( what a waste. Phone will be useless at launch date

      • Rowan09

        Where did you find this info?

      • Cecil Pickard

        Geekbench stats on the test phones given to developers at today’s keynote. I was hoping 2GB for the 5.5 Inch

      • Rowan09

        They showed an illeged Geekbench on the 4.7 not the 5.5.

    • bashir

      battery yes, but ram the iPhone does not lag with 1gb ram compare to other phones

  • Victor

    I agree this design sorta disappointed me I like the 5s for now for real keeping it since day 1. Full price worth it.

    • Rameez Khaliq

      You r right…i also dont like the design

  • Andy

    Apple killed the iPod classic 🙁 It’s gone from the iPod lineup.

    • JayDee917

      I thought it was killed a while back?

      • No it was recent I remember looking it up a few weeks ago for a customer. A lot prefer that over the new models because the storage capacity it was capable of over All of the new ones.

      • Andy

        I guess they decided to kill it because the new iPhones (and probably the next iPod touch) will have 128GB storage. Not quite 160GB, but close enough.

  • springer85

    LOL at people crying over battery and design…it looks a hundred times better than the 5S!
    The battery life has been improved, even more with the 6 Plus, Galaxy 1-5 design has the stayed the same looking brick for 6 years!!

    • Danial

      Ok we get it you’re apple fan boy now stop

  • stulaw01

    Very disappointing. Bigger screens ok. But a tiny bump in processor and camera (same 8MP same front 1.2MP). Battery life is basically the same until your get the larger device (obviously bigger=more room for battery) Same resolution display as the 5/5S on a bigger size screen for the 4.7″.

    All of the good stuff seemed to be for the 5.5″- OIS, split OS, bigger battery, 1080p screen, etc. They are really alienating the “regular” iphone users who aren’t using the phablet with features.

    Apple pay, basically re-hashed Google Wallet; ok but nothing new to the market or new ways about mobile payments (still basically NFC tap).

    Very ho-hum really overall.

    • springer85

      Go to SAMESung then and quit crying!!

      • Martin

        I like you 😀

      • stulaw01

        You mean the company that actually started the phablet, or had the balls to make a curved display smartphone?

        Apple is the only ones re-hashing the same crap at a premium price as usual.

      • springer85

        Yeah right!!Iphone came out first with touchscreen…SAMESung then followed…..Apple released the tablet first then SAMESung copied and followed suit and why they had to pay Apple 1 Billion for COPYING their innovation!
        LOL

      • stulaw01

        Iphone came out first with touchscreen…SAMESung then followed

        Check your facts. Last time I checked there were Windows Mobile and Palm Treo touchscreen devices long before iPhone. Same with many alleged Apple “firsts” they have you blind to.

        Isheep.

      • springer85

        SAMESung COPY Apple and why they were sued by 1 Billion!
        Galaxy 1-5 has been the EXACT SAME DESIGN for 6 years!!HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAAHAHA

      • stulaw01

        Your a moron wow not even worth another reply Sheep

      • springer85

        EYESCROLL…..greatest innovation ever….NOT!!
        LMFAO!!!

      • n0ahcruz3

        Dont feed lol.. BGR trolls are coming here this is bad.

    • JayDee917

      I was pretty disappointed in the 8MP iSight camera too. That’s 4 years with the same amount of MP. Hopefully though, the real world results are much better.

      Also, the Apply pay seems to be much more mature as they already have a large amount of retailers on board, compared to the Google Wallet release where it was hard to find a place to use it.

      • stulaw01

        Well again, as above, at the end of the day a NFC terminal can take Wallet or Apple pay. It should be the same tech. The Wallet vs Apple Pay i just the app supplying the credit card data to the terminal.

      • Andy

        It is slightly disappointing they decided to keep the 8 megapixel camera. I know megapixels aren’t everything, but even the aperture is the same. I was hoping for at least f/2.0. Even worse is that the iPhone 6 is basically an inferior version of the iPhone 6 Plus which has a higher screen resolution, larger screen estate and OIS.

    • Chang in Charge

      Agree with everything except for the Apple pay being Google Wallet. It seems like they took the same tech made it a little better but the biggest difference is they are using their ability to take existing technologies and push them to the masses like no one else can. They don’t invent they usually just innovate. With all the retailers that they have involved I think its going to be pretty game changing.

      • stulaw01

        Well didn’t mean it’s a copy of Wallet, just similar

  • Chang in Charge

    I purchased one of those battery cases for my 5s when I went on vacation and I returned it before I even left for the vacation because of the weight. I can’t even imagine how unholdable this phone will be with a battery case in either size. And the battery life improvements seem so small. I’m sure it took them some amazing engineering and all that but seriously 1 hour more of video it even sounded pitiful. I wonder when they were rehearsing this keynote if they were like damn I wish we did better with this battery?

    • XZavier

      You returned the case because of weight? Cry baby! I have a mophie, I couldn’t care about the case’s weight at all! My phone lasts as long as I need it to.

    • JayDee917

      Yeah that extra hour is almost nothing. The 6+ seems like it should have been the next true iPhone 6.

    • Better battery life is for the 6s / 6s plus (I hope). I wouldn’t have gotten the iPhone 6 anyway, even if it could make me a sandwich…

  • patrick

    Iphone starts to feel like internet explorer

    • XZavier

      what?….

      • patrick

        Well you know, apple was always innovative, nowadays the hardware seems outdated, just like ie, other companies are further, I really don’t know If should upgrade from my i5

      • XZavier

        What’s outdated about apple??? I mean wireless charging would of been nice, but thats for the watch and not the iPhone, the iPhone is an amazing product out there, granted Apple is able to get there products sold majorly, but what is outdated?

  • iPhone 6 Unlocked UK Prices

    iPhone 6 (4.7 inch Screen)
    16GB – £539
    64GB – £619
    128GB – £699

    iPhone 6 (5.5 inch Screen)
    16GB – £619
    64GB – £699
    128GB – £789

  • springer85

    Since the Iphone 4 Apple has been all about thinner Iphones, the sales of the 4 4s 5 and 5s went trough the roof with each phone released easily outdoing its predecessor!
    Apple will NEVER make a thick phone again.
    Kinda OBVIOUS the battery life would be a lot better in the BIGGER 6 Plus and than the 6!!LOL

  • Alberto Espinal

    This thing is gorgeous, when you actually see it up close in the video y can tell how beautiful it is

  • Eikast

    Well it looks my decision has been made, the 6+ 64GB.
    Prior to the keynote I was debating between the 6 and 6+.
    If the 6 had really great battery life along with a bump to 2GB of RAM then I was going to be all over that. Now it looks they’ll both have 1GB of RAM so I might as well opt for more battery life, and screen estate.

  • John Jones

    I own iPhone 5S. Nor fan of bigger screens; plus Apple pay will take some time to really flourish in regular markets. Carriers are taking huge time to roll out VoLTE. Apple Watch is good but not releasing with iPhone 6. iPhone 6 Plus battery looks impressive. I am only impressed with Apple Messages – apple seems to be getting flexible with current need of users. They copied all features from whatsapp. And Whatsapp which released new update today morning – seems to have already captured features from iOS 8 messaging app. I don’t see myself updating. I am very happy with iPhone 5S.

  • Jeffrey Feuerstein

    Hmm I wonder what Sam Sung has to say about the iPhone 6… You know… Sam Sung, the Apple employee.

  • Alberto Espinal

    What a bunch of whiners are here, this would be the most sold IPhone yet, you wouldn’t even clean toilets at Apple, no phone out there matches the IPhone 6

    • springer85

      EXACTLY the people in here crying are the B U T T hurt SAMESung guzzlers!!

      • Alberto Espinal

        There is nothing out there that compares to this iPhone, in design, performance, usability and it works seamlessly with the Mac, etc, all other phones are all left out on their own, nothing to work together with them.

  • springer85

    Lets not forget SAMESung genius innovation of EYESCROLL!!
    Most USELESS POINTLESS idea in the history of mobiles!!
    HAHAHAHAHAAHAHAHAH

  • I will be getting one for me, cantdecide between 4.7, 5.5. Then one 4.7 for my wife and then a 5.5 for my mom to replace her ipad mini and flip phones

    • springer85

      5.5 has much better battery life and a better screen than 4.7.

  • avd98

    “extended” battery life, yeah right…

    • springer85

      LOL kinda OBVIOUS a better battery in a BIGGER PHONE!
      6 Plus does have a much better battery life than the 5s.

  • Eli Montoya

    This was nothing.. You can tell the next iPhone is going to have triple the features this one has. Plus it’s too round. I’ll wait for next years iPhone

    • mlee19841

      Anyone could of saw this coming usually the first big jump into a bigger market isn’t a knock out of the park.

  • mwpitt52

    No one has yet to point out that ugly protruding camera lens. This phone is fugly.

    • stulaw01

      Until you get it down enough and it gets naturally scratched, sapphire or not. Bad design to keep the phone unnecessarily thin.

  • Donovan

    Well, waaaaaay better than my 4S, I get like 4-5 hours of audio with that.

  • Unicorn Drank

    Crazy how people talk about the specs being mediocre, when the iPhone still performs better then most of the other phones out there that have insane specs.

    Wrote this from a GS5… Seriously I did.

  • tskwierc

    I was hoping this version would bring me back to apple but I think I am leaning towards the Sony Xperia Z3, One of the things I was hoping for was waterproofing. Not a big fan of the bulky water proof cases. The 6 looks pretty good to me, not sure I would agree with all the comments about it being ugly, however the watch is a bit thick looking but I doubt I would have bought a watch anyway even if I bought the 6.

  • Viktor_Zweig

    What a load of crap! Instead of obsessing with making each new iteration thinner than the previous, Apple could have chosen to keep same thickness of iPhone 4 and apply it on iPhone 5 and today on 6…

  • A’s Network

    Ming Chi Kuo was really wrong this time around.

  • mlee19841

    Lte browsing!!!

  • mwpitt52

    I am a recent convert from iPhone 5s to Android OnePlus one phone. Leaving iTunes and eco sphere is not fun but I paid $349.00 for unlocked 64 gig 5.5 display flagship phone. Wake up Apple is getting too greedy.

  • Jorge Alberto Valenzuela

    iPhone looks amazing

  • Ali Bella

    Samsung sucks! My husband is forced to use his android for work, but he carries his iphone. He hates his android and so do I. It sucks.