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Galaxy Note 5 vs iPhone 6S battery life comparison

The only drawback when it comes to the Galaxy Note 5 battery is in fact the lack of a removable option. Although power users have been petitioning Samsung to include removable batteries in their phones on forums and social media, Samsung is convinced that their solution works better, and it actually does. Although the convenience of a removable battery is undeniable (easily swap a dead battery or a depleted one), most companies are viewing it as a disadvantage.

Since the Galaxy Note 5 battery life seems to be rather impressive, the question arises: can the Apple iPhone 6S battery match it? Most of you will already be shaking your heads “no”, and you’re probably right. Although Apple has been trying to improve upon battery life in their smartphones, they haven’t really succeeded thus far, and that’s the case with the iPhone 6S too.

The iPhone 6S and iPhone 6S Plus are supposed to start their shipping trail on September 25, so that’s when reviews of the phone should also begin surfacing online. Until then, we can get an idea of what to expect from the battery life, based on tests done by insiders and people with early test units and on the specs of the smartphone.

Although Apple optimized performance when it comes to the iPhone 6S family, the company failed to improve upon the features that involve the battery. The battery in the iPhone 6S measures 1715 mAh, which is smaller than the 1810 mAh battery of the iPhone 6, and that’s problematic for those who want to upgrade.

The iPhone 6 got about a day of moderate use when it comes to battery life and that didn’t even come close to Galaxy Note 5 or Note 4 battery life. The iPhone 6 Plus had the same issue, and while some reported two days of moderate use with both of last year’s Apple flagships, most people were left disappointed with it.

Hopefully, he iPhone 6S battery life will be better than expected, although we doubt that. The upgraded Apple A9 chipset backed by 2 GB RAM should positive impact battery life, and that’s what most are betting on. Apple disclosed that standby autonomy on a 3G data connection would be 240 hours for the iPhone 6S, but we’re not so sure it can make that number. According to the feedback that we’ve collected, most people noticed about a day or a day and half of moderate use, which is not that cool compared to the Galaxy Note 5.

With that in mind, we can be convinced that no matter how well the iPhone 6S handles power consumption, it will most likely take the back of the line when compared to the Galaxy Note 5. Even though Apple fans have been constantly pressuring the company to do something about battery life and charging, it seems like Tim Cook and co. are not interested.


About Mark Judge

Tech Editor with lots of experience with PC hardware components, iOS and Windows-based mobile devices, and love keeping myself up-to-date with any developments in the industry, which I make my job in sharing with you, our readers.

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