Published On : Tue, Aug 25th, 2015

Apple’s iPhone 6 emerges coldest phone, takes time to hot up

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The much hyped iPhone 6, marketed by Apple, has emerged as the most frigid phone as it it takes a hell of a time to get warmed. These days with smartphones the biggest issue is the battery. The phones in most cases don’t even last 12 hours, leave alone a full day. If you’re the type of person who doesn’t like to have a battery case or lug around a power bank, then according to a test conducted by Tom’s Guide , the iPhone 6 may not be the best option. Instead phones like the new Galaxy S6 and the Asus ZenFone 2 are better because they charge very fast.

Normally, you’d not get a lot of time to charge the phone. And that is where some phones are better than others because some charge faster than others. For example, ZenFone 2 manages to 32 per cent of charge in 15 minutes of charging while the Galaxy S6 manages 27 per cent. The iPhone 6, in the Tom’s tests, lagged behind with 20 per cent. And as the test progressed this gap kept increasing.
The test also included phones like the Galaxy S6, the Asus ZenFone 2 and Moto Turbo, all which come with a turbo charger in the package. In addition, there were phones like the Google Nexus 6, LG G4, and the OnePus 2, which strangely dropped the quick charge feature thanks to the addition of the USB Type C port.

At the 30 minute mark the Galaxy S6 caught up and managed to attain 53 per cent charge, which was the same as the Asus ZenFone 2. The iPhone 6 only managed 36 per cent after the 30 minute mark.

The Samsung Galaxy S6, then flexed its muscles and managed to reach 80 per cent charge in 48 minutes. The Asus ZenFone 2 took 56 per cent for the same amount of charge and the iPhone 6 trailed massively at 1 hour 15 minutes for 80 per cent charge.
For 100 per cent charge, the Galaxy S6 pulled ahead managed a full charge in 1 hour and 22 minutes, while the ZenFone 2 was 14 minutes slower. The iPhone 6 comparatively was rather abysmal at 2 hours and 35 minutes, which is almost the double amount of time as the S6, which ironically also has much larger battery.

That being true, the Galaxy S6’s advantage over the ZenFone 2 could be attributed to the fact that it packed a 2,550mAh battery, which was second smallest after the iPhone 6. The Asus ZenFone 2 has 3,000mAh battery, which honestly is quite a bit larger than the Galaxy S6.

The OnePlus 2 also had disappointing speed. It took 2 hours and 10 minutes to attain full charge, though one has to admit that its battery was amongst the largest in the group at 3,300mAh. The Moto Turbo also did not too bad considering its massive 3,900mAh battery.

Basically, the moral of the story is that the iPhone’s battery is not great. It isn’t only small in terms of capacity, but also takes its sweet time to charge. If you’re a stickler for an iPhone, then you should make sure you have a lot of time on tap for it to charge.