New iOS 9 features and enhancements have been the talk of the town since Apple introduced the latest OS version at the WWDC 2015. The standout features include the new Slide Over (i.e. split screen), enhancements to digital assistant Siri and contextual awareness, along with a multitude of alterations to built-in apps.
One feature that gotten some much-needed fine-tuning is the battery life. Here are changes made to the battery unit and the comparison of iOS 8-run iPhone 6 with other high-end devices.
iOS 9 Battery Enhancement
Apple touched upon a new iOS 9 battery feature called Low Power at WWDC, but did not get into details. Phone Arena speculates this Low Power battery feature could be an option within the settings menu and it could light up when battery life gets dangerously low. Internal sources told Phone Arena the Low Power mode could bring three additional hours of battery life in addition to the handset’s current level of battery charge. This would be achieved by some unspecified background work on the iOS 9.
Apple also has tweaked the foundation of the iOS. This means, on a normal day, a typical Apple device user will be able to get about an hour increase in battery life with moderate usage when running iOS 9.
Comparison Of iPhone 6 Battery Life With Others
Phone Arena has listed the custom battery life test among top handsets released in 2014 and 2015:
- Motorola DROID Turbo -> 10 hours 42 minutes
- Sony Xperia Z3 -> 9 hours 29 minutes
- Samsung Galaxy Note 4 -> 8 hours 43 minutes
- Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge -> 8 hours 11 minutes
- Google Nexus 6 -> 7 hours 53 minutes
- Samsung Galaxy S6 -> 7 hours 14 minutes
- Apple iPhone 6 Plus -> 6 hours 32 minutes
- HTC One M9 -> 6 hours 25 minutes
- LG G4 -> 6 hours 6 minutes
- Apple iPhone 6 -> 5 hours 22 minutes
It seems clear that the Apple iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus have been beaten fair and square by Motorola Droid Turbo, followed by Sony Xperia Z3 and Samsung Galaxy Note 4. Among devices released in 2015, the Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge has outshined the flagship Galaxy S6, HTC One M9 and the recently released LG G4.