iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus Surpass Rivals in Performance Tests


IPhone 6

The rumours about the iPhone 6 battery turned out to be true: Apple used a 1810 mAh battery with the iPhone 6 and double the iPhone 5s battery with the iPhone 6 Plus. With this move Apple “has managed to do something quite incredible with battery life”, Joshua from Anandtech concluded after subjecting the devices to stress tests.

As the image below shows, Apple has managed to top most of the Android phones with a 1810 mAh battery of 3.82 V, while the iPhone 6 Plus ranked second after the Ascend Mate 2, due to its bigger battery.

Iphone6 battery life

What the preliminary results show is a 13% increase in performance, which is interesting in the light of Apple’s choice to slightly increase the CPU speed. According to Joshua, this performance jump isn’t the result of the minor frequency bump, compared to the A7 chip.

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What’s noteworthy, though, is that the iPhone 6 is pretty much a leader compared to its competitors in CPU benchmarks:

In GPU benchmarks, we generally see a pretty solid lead over the competition for the iPhone 6/A8. It’s seems quite clear that there is a significant impact to GPU performance in the iPhone 6 Plus due to the 2208×1242 resolution that all content is rendered at. It seems that this is necessary though, as the rendering system for iOS cannot easily adapt to arbitrary resolutions and display sizes. Before we wrap up this article though, I definitely need to address battery life. As with all of our battery life tests, we standardize on 200 nits and ensure that our workload in the web browsing test has a reasonable amount of time in all power states of an SoC.

Iphone6 kraken

Apple introduced the iPhone 6 and 6 Plus earlier this month. The first weekend of record pre-orders was followed by another record announced by the company: during the first 72 hours of availability, the company sold 10 million units.


  • AF

    after using the Iphone 6 for 2 days I love the improved performance and battery life….as well as the awesome camera!!!

  • iFone

    I cannot agree more with you. I got the iP6 and love the battery life.
    I was considering the iP6+ but found it too big and awkward to handle with one hand.

  • Dan

    Same here. iPhone still rules!

  • Crosseyedmofo

    but it only has one gig of ram

  • iFone

    Nice. A typical comment from a TurDroid

  • Chrome262

    Yet its faster, humm go figure.

  • Yujiza

    This is actually interesting to see.

    I am curious for the results of heavy load applications, or multitasking. Were these tests run with single core performance, or multithreaded?

    As for the battery test, what would be the result of movie watching? What were the brightness levels?

  • Riddlemethis

    What the above tests don’t show is the performance when multitasking and when the device is under heavy load (multiple apps open, multiple tabs, etc.) Again, this will be dependent on how much RAM you have an most of the competitors have 2 GB or more. With the resource hog of iOS 8, power users will likely be very frustrated with their new devices.

  • Riddlemethis

    recent tweets show that there people’s devices are getting very hot with ios8.

  • Riddlemethis

    and that’s why we are not seeing performance tests when under heavy load or multitasking. another example of how the media shapes people’s opinions.

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  • Yujiza

    On top of that, I’m seeing conflicted results all over the place. I’ll judge later on when/if I see tons of iPhone users are still buying the mophie battery case packs.

  • Farids

    Comparing the Android and iOS platforms is like comparing Apples (!) to Robot oranges. How iOS accesses and manages RAM memory, loads its modules and components into it and loads and runs programs and apps is quite different than other platforms. That’s why, iPhones and iPads require much less RAM memory, CPU speeds and system resources (and less storage room) to run as efficiently or more efficient and faster than competing platforms. Same with desktop MAC OS and Windows: MAC OS requires much less RAM, CPU speed and Hard Disk space to store and run complex applications than Windows 7, 8 or 8.1(Ouch to the last two!).