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.
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.
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.
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.