Mobile devices

Published on October 7th, 2015 | by Diogo Costa


How Long Does the iPhone 6S Battery Last?

The smartphones under the spotlight right now are, without a doubt, the new iPhone and iPhone 6S Plus. Equipped with a set of innovative technologies, Apple sold more than 13 million devices in the first weekend alone, surpassing their previous selling record.

However, it is known that the iPhone 6S has a “weaker” battery than its predecessor, the iPhone 6, with reports stating that the battery life on the new model is not different from its predecessor. After all, what is really the battery life on the iPhone 6S?

The new iPhone 6S ships with a 1715 mAh battery. According to Apple, and according to tests already carried out, this battery guarantees the same autonomy (about 14 hours with a 3G connection and 10 days in standby) and takes up less space, when compared to the iPhone 6, which had a battery capacity of 1810 mAh. But can we really believe in these values?

GSMarena, an expert site for mobile phones, recently presented a set of results that allow us to get an idea of the really autonomy of the new iPhone 6S battery. According to those tests, the iPhone 6S ensures a battery life of 9 hours and 41 minutes in talk time:


In terms of web browsing, while using the latest version of Safari, the battery of the iPhone 6S lasted for 12 hours and 27 minutes:


Now for video playback, the iPhone 6S battery was actually surprising: with a brightness around 50%, it lasted for over 10 hours:


Overall, the iPhone 6S battery gets one hour more of autonomy when compared to the battery on the iPhone 6 while, in standby, the unit can handle up about 8 days with a single charge.

For anyone wanting to make the battery on their iPhones last longer, there are some things that can be done. One of them is to protect the smartphone from physical damages, which will ensure that the battery will last longer. In order to do so, be sure to get a case from the More Case store, that has now amazing cases specifically for the iPhone 6S and 6S Plus, with great features like responsive buttons, a polycarbonate frame and a shockproof TPU shell.

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