Last week in a teardown by the folks at iFixit, it was confirmed that the iPhone 6s comes with a slightly smaller 1,715mAh battery. This is versus the iPhone 6 which packs a slightly larger battery at 1,810mAh. Now Apple claims that both devices will offer up the same battery life despite the marginal difference in size, but as it turns out the iPhone 6s did much, much better.
Thanks to a battery test conducted by the folks at PhoneArena, they have discovered that the iPhone 6s battery is actually very efficient and managed to clock a usage time of 8 hours 15 minutes. This is versus its predecessor which came in at 5 hours 22 minutes – that’s almost a 3 hour difference!
In fact the iPhone 6s placed third in their tests, beaten out only by the Samsung Galaxy S6 Active which clocked a very impressive 12 hours and 9 minutes, and the Sony Xperia Z3 Compact which managed a little over 10 hours. Considering the marginal difference in battery size between the iPhones, we can only assume that the difference can only be attributed to the A9 SoC which might be more efficient than its predecessor.
However this is just speculation but either way this test does show that the iPhone 6s, despite packing a smaller battery than the last-gen iPhone, should last you quite a while. We should note that this is not the end-all of battery tests, but it should give you an idea of what to expect.
|Product Name||iPhone 6||iPhone 6s|
|Battery Capacity (mAh)||1810 mAh||1715 mAh|
|Street Price||$265 iPhone 6 on Amazon||$147 iPhone 6s on Amazon|
|Link to full specs||iPhone 6 Full specs and details||iPhone 6s Full specs and details|