no longer be growing. Most flagships or midrangers announced this year don't log massively better battery endurance compared to their predecessors, and the 2015 emphasis on thinner, more premium builds didn't help with battery capacities either.While last year marked a vast improvement in phones' battery lives, this year we seemed to have reached a plateau of sorts, just as it happened with screen sizes, which seem to
Galaxy S6, for instance, eked out a slightly shorter endurance than the Galaxy S5 on our battery benchmark test, while the S5 scored 50% longer time than the Galaxy S4 before it. The LG G4 also lasted slightly less than the G3, the One M9 scores worse than the One M8, the Droid Turbo 2 does worse than the original Turbo, and so on. Even the battery life champ among the brand-name phone makers, Sony, regressed a bit with the new Z5 trio, compared to its Z3 predecessors, though it still boasts with the "two-day battery" tag.The
Only the Note 5 managed to beat Note 4 by a tad, and Apple eked out longer battery lives from its new iPhone 6s and 6s Plus, compared to their predecessors, which is not a high bar to beat to begin with. In any case, it seems that the vast majority of smartphones still manage to just survive the day with heavier usage, before they have to be plugged in, while only a handful can take you through a weekend away from the charger, and just those chubbies with humongous 4000+ mAh batteries can brag to last three days on a charge.