Apple iPhone 6 battery might have a higher capacity than originally thought

Apple iPhone 6 battery might have a higher capacity than originally thought
Here is some good news for those planning on picking up the 4.7 inch Apple iPhone 6. Sung Chang Xu, chief news analyst for ESM-China, revealed that the battery on the iPhone 6 might be a 2100mAh cell as opposed to the1810mAh juicer originally thought to be on board. The news analyst did confirm that there was an 1810mAh capacity cell used on the phone, but that was placed inside the device for testing.

Because Apple is said to have made the new iPhone thinner, the tech titan had problems finding a source for batteries that could power the smartphone, and still be thin enough to fit inside. The iPhone 6 is expected to be just 6mm thin. Putting that in perspective, the Apple iPhone 5s is 7.6mm thin.

Apple has always been able to optimize the battery used on the iPhone, so a direct comparison to Android and Windows Phone cells is not particularly telling. We should know the capacity of the iPhone 6's battery on September 9th. Apple has scheduled a special event for that day, during which it is expected to introduce the next iteration of its iconic smartphone.

source: Weibo via GforGames, BGR

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iPhone 6
  • Display 4.7" 750 x 1334 pixels
  • Camera 8 MP / 1.2 MP front
  • Processor Apple A8, Dual-core, 1400 MHz
  • Storage 128 GB
  • Battery 1810 mAh(14h 3G talk time)

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57 Comments

1. Steven58

Posts: 80; Member since: Nov 25, 2009

The battery on the 5s is not very good. I don't agree that the battery optimization on the iPhone is good.

2. CyberFalcon

Posts: 223; Member since: Apr 17, 2014

sssshhhuuuusssss buddy ifans are here... They ll even start a war bcoz of ur statement...

8. bucky

Posts: 3776; Member since: Sep 30, 2009

Are you serious? I'm guessing you're pretty new here if you think there's iPhone fans all over this site. In regards to the first comment though, I agree. Definite improvement need for battery.

9. stealthd unregistered

The optimization is good, other phones just have much bigger batteries. Look at just about any battery test. Phones like the GS5 and HTC One M8 have batteries that are 40-45% larger than the 5s, but they only get about 20% more battery life. Obviously the 5s is more efficient there, it just doesn't have the size to outlast the competition.

18. tedkord

Posts: 17307; Member since: Jun 17, 2009

it's less about optimizing and more about workload. IOS is designed to do less. I'm not putting it down, it does what it does very well, and does what most people need with capacity left over. It's a great OS, but it is a mobile OS, while the others using Android are designed to be more of a portable PC. That's not to say optimization doesn't play a part.

23. RebelwithoutaClue unregistered

They also have larger screens than the 5S, which are the biggest battery drainers. So it's normal the 5S uses less battery.

50. joey_sfb

Posts: 6794; Member since: Mar 29, 2012

Not to mention higher resolution. Full HD screen resolution that cause the GPU to push more pixels resulting more battery drain. True multitasking like running torrents downloads while you get on with everything else. Suffice to say it all boil down to how you use your smartphone. I can have 80% battery life after 12 hours of use doing nothing just answer call and texting.

47. JC557

Posts: 1918; Member since: Dec 07, 2011

It's decent but you have to remember that the iPhone is pushing less pixels and a smaller display. Combined with the limited multitasking of course it should make do with a 1500+ maH battery. When you fire up a game that battery will drain like every other device on the market. Yes, iOS is optimized to an extent but look on their forums, there are many still complaining or having an issue with battery life, many times after a brand new update. My brother has to charge his iPhone every night while my One M8, cousin's Galaxy S5 can go on for mostly 2 but none came close to the used Droid Razr MAXX HD before it met an unfortunate accident. This is why I really want to give the Xperia Z2 a go. That said, I hope Apple will make this one heck of a device as I wouldn't mind owning an iPhone instead of swapping phones with my brother.

32. The-Sailor-Man

Posts: 1095; Member since: Mar 25, 2014

The title of the next article will be: "Apple iPhone 6 might be even more brilliant than originally thought"

42. CreeDiddy

Posts: 2146; Member since: Nov 04, 2011

@ 50% brightness with constant usage gets you about 5-6 hours of usage. Not bad on a 1500mah battery. Now that it will jump to 2100mah we can expect closer to a 30% improvement without software optimization. This results with a 7.5 hour to 8.5 hour with constant usage. Not bad.

44. torr310

Posts: 1645; Member since: Oct 27, 2011

Whether the optimization is good or not, being a wall-hugger is embarrassing.

3. Finalflash

Posts: 4063; Member since: Jul 23, 2013

All this BS about Apple and their battery optimization has to stop. Almost all Android phones have the same running time as any Apple iPhone in the same generation when normalizing for screen size and resolution. There is literally a difference of 10% at most often against the iPhone. Now they are releasing a 4.7 inch iPhone with double the resolution with a 50% increase in battery size. It still won't be enough compared to the S5 or Z2 and such. This on top of the fact that the iPhone is vastly limited in its software capabilities and features compared to equivalently priced Android devices.

6. pulkit1

Posts: 354; Member since: Jul 03, 2014

what about battery size ? I agree iPhones have pretty average battery life but it was always not like this iOS 7 has really killed the battery .Now iPhones requires almost the same sized battery to last as long as an android phone .

10. androiphone20

Posts: 1654; Member since: Jul 10, 2013

I can clearly see that you're quick to dismiss the fact that Apple does a great job at optimising software for greater battery life, let's think this through for a second. Take a Macbook Air for example, the same Mac running on Mavericks has an amazing battery life by far when compared to the same Mac running on the latest version of Windows. The iPhone may not have the best battery life in the world but I just don't think it's the worst. It's just about as good as they need it to be. ............... ................... Man, summer had to be over. I hate that s**t.

21. ArtSim98

Posts: 3535; Member since: Dec 21, 2012

"It's just about as good as they need to be" Lololol. Yeah for you anything that Apple makes is the ideal one. Anything higher/better is just useless over doing, right?

31. androiphone20

Posts: 1654; Member since: Jul 10, 2013

I'm sorry, does that bother you? in any way Cruz I don't see how your post is saying anything factual or meaningful. Apart from being anecdotal your comment is purely BS

36. ArtSim98

Posts: 3535; Member since: Dec 21, 2012

Well what would you see other than Apples everywhere.

28. RebelwithoutaClue unregistered

Although I do think Apple optimized OSX very well on their MacBooks. You mustn't forget you are only allowed to run Windows using bootcamp, that uses poorly written drivers for Windows. So Windows is not using the full potential of a MacBook. Still I doubt Windows would have better battery life than OSX when they would have been allowed, but the difference would be way less.

30. uzimafioso

Posts: 469; Member since: Jul 15, 2014

Err... Have you used Win 8 on Macbooks? Mac OS X gives better battery, agreed. But iPhone, not so much. 3 hours of on screen time and you'll be looking for the charger. That's why i switched from iPhone to Note II last year. I need at least 6 hours of on screen time and iPhones just dont cut it...

45. Furbal unregistered

My boot camped Mac got almost the same battery life as on osx.

52. pulkit1

Posts: 354; Member since: Jul 03, 2014

screen on time on 5s is 5hours . Your convincing argument fell flat .

37. Finalflash

Posts: 4063; Member since: Jul 23, 2013

Literally all Haswell based windows 8 machines last longer than the Macbooks of equivalent specs while being cheaper. I don't know how anyone can even mention that since all it takes is a simple Google search.

40. ihavenoname

Posts: 1693; Member since: Aug 18, 2013

For example? I did not find any.

11. androiphone20

Posts: 1654; Member since: Jul 10, 2013

I can clearly see that you're quick to dismiss the fact that Apple does a great job at optimising software for greater battery life, let's think this through for a second. Take a Macbook Air for example, the same Mac running on Mavericks has an amazing battery life by far when compared to the same Mac running on the latest version of Windows. The iPhone may not have the best battery life in the world but I just don't think it's the worst. It's just about as good as they need it to be. ............... ................... Man, summer had to be over. I hate that s**t.

19. tedkord

Posts: 17307; Member since: Jun 17, 2009

As good as it needs to be is a very subjective thing. Yesterday I got over 17 hours of the charger with almost 7 hours screen on time. That got me through the entire day without charge, that's good enough for me. No way the iPhone would get that. My coworker made the jump from the iPhone to the Note 2 two years ago because of battery. He has since stated that if Apple came out with a Note competitor, he would only consider it if it had a removable battery (which, let's face it, it will not).

22. Iodine

Posts: 1478; Member since: Jun 19, 2014

"No way the iPhone would get that" => Prove that.

12. Iodine

Posts: 1478; Member since: Jun 19, 2014

Well the two year old iPhone 5 got drastically faster SoC, a display that is maybe not double resolution but consumes 70% more power, a LTE support and just 3% bigger battery than the iPhone 4S. And guess what ! You will hardly find a situation where the iPhone 5 would last less than the 4S. And you are calling such things BS just because no android OEM can do that ? And btw tell me which android phone has improved 50 or even 20 percent over the previous generation in terms of battery size ?

20. tedkord

Posts: 17307; Member since: Jun 17, 2009

The same happened with Android phones. The resolutions went from 720p to 1080p for the Note series, and battery life improved. As with the iPhone, it was a combination of more efficient hardware and slightly larger battery. I'm sure there's some software optimizing in there, too. But the iPhone 5 wasn't special in that regard.

33. CanYouSeeTheLight

Posts: 1122; Member since: Jul 05, 2012

From the LG Optimus G to the G2 there was an increase of 2100mAh to 3000mAh which is a 42% increase. From the Xperia Z to the Z1 there was an increase of 2330mAh to 3000mAh which is a 28% increase. And to finish from the Droid RAZR to the DROID RAZR MAXX there was an increase of 1780mAh to 3300mAh so that's a staggering 85% increase.

13. stealthd unregistered

So you're saying iPhone gets the same battery life or within 10%, despite having a much smaller battery. Sounds like you just gave it a compliment.

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