Poll results: How long does your iPhone 6s battery last on average?
We asked you last week how long does your iPhone 6s last on average according to your unscientific observations. Granted, everybody has different usage types, but, after all, the handset has been around for almost ten months now, and owners should have a pretty good overview if battery life has gotten better with the latest iPhone edition. Well, it turns out that for more than 90% of our 1003 respondents, the iPhone 6s lasts the proverbial day, at most day and a half, while just 3-4% are reporting a battery life that would get them through the weekend and beyond. That's a pretty typical result for today's smartphones, so, if Apple wants to improve on that front, a larger battery pack seems inevitable, or, alternatively, the supplied battery case will have to be employed.
Until the iPhone 6 Plus, Apple used to be getting a lot of flak about the comparatively small capacity of the batteries they put in their most popular smartphone model. Granted, the iPhones usually don't need large batteries, as the synergy of the custom power-sipping Apple chipset, the latest generation displays, and the proprietary iOS optimized for the homemade hardware meant that even with sub-2000 mAh batteries, Apple's handsets manage to get you through the day.
Nowadays, however, where even midrangers are equipped with 3000+ mAh batteries in comparatively slim and light chassis, the proverbial daily charge may not cut it. Enter the iPhone 6s, and its first battery life tests - it managed to nail an "excellent" score during our own, surviving more than 8 hours of screen-on time while displaying our proprietary imagery mashup that aims to emulate real-world usage. Given that the iPhone usually has no issues with power draw while on standby, eight hours and change of screen-on time typically mean at least a day and a half of real-life usage, yet that's at the top end of what you are reporting in our poll below.