How can I test battery life on my Samsung chip iPhone 6s?

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  1. Hieveryone macrumors 68020

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    For the record I trust Samsung more than TSMC. They're a bigger company. From that perspective I'm glad I got Samsung.

    How can I test how many hours I'm getting?
     
  2. CE3 macrumors 6502a

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    By using it?
     
  3. Jordan921 macrumors 68040

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    How do you just use it?! Baffles me that people can't just enjoy their phone.
     
  4. sunking101 macrumors 603

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    TSMC have been making processors far longer than Samsung.
    As for testing battery life, charge it fully and use it as you would normally. If you're pleased with your usage time at the end of the day then all is well. I've had one TSMC 6S+ and four Samsungs. Two of the Samsungs have given better battery life than the TSMC, and two were worse.
     
  5. Hieveryone thread starter macrumors 68020

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    Samsung has higher multi core and single core performance on geek bench though. Which means it's faster. Plus I trust South Korea more than Taiwan.

    Ok it's at 99% will report back.
     
  6. sunking101 macrumors 603

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    All chips are different though. Processor manufacturing is rather inconsistent. You can get above-spec Samsung and below-spec TSMC chips. It's called the silicon lottery.
     
  7. IphoneIssues macrumors 65816

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    By enjoying it and not worrying about what chip your phone has.
     
  8. baller1308 macrumors 6502a

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    I mean you could test it yourself. By running videos/music/web until you lose 10%, then just use that as a base to calculate how long your phone would last on a full charge.
     
  9. sunking101 macrumors 603

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    I can get 3 hrs from my first 20%, but I never end up with 15 hours of usage time. It's always around 10-11 hours.
     
  10. Hieveryone thread starter macrumors 68020

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  11. Hieveryone thread starter macrumors 68020

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    Also, if you look online Samsung has a higher performance geekbench score across the board. It is a faster chip.
     
  12. HEK macrumors 68030

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    Scratches head? What makes people think they can isolate only the one component for use in a phone. There are multiple chips, radios, cellular, GPS, Bluetooth, wifi. Then screen and multiple settings. And radio strength is variable based on location, conditions, objects to penetrate etc.

    Charge it up, use it as normal. Does it get you through the day? If yes it works. If no, change some settings and try again. Basing anything on one day misses the point. You can never duplicate your day to day usage of battery. Use it for a week, does it meet your needs? Get an iPad power adapter and plug phone in for 15 minutes during the day. 15 minutes will get you 15% using iPad power adapter.
     
  13. Eileen89 macrumors 65816

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    This would be too easy. :rolleyes:
     
  14. Hieveryone thread starter macrumors 68020

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    I'm at 91% after about 2 hours of mixed standby and use. Not bad so far. Hoping to last through 10-11 at night.
     
  15. CNeufeld macrumors 6502a

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    Use your phone, look at the battery usage in the Settings. That's what it's there for.

    C
     
  16. Hieveryone thread starter macrumors 68020

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    I don't understand it. Does the standby overlap the usage? Or is it seperate?
     
  17. thatanonymoususer macrumors regular

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    Usage is how long it's been on with the screen on since last full charge.
    Standby is the time the phone has been on since last full charge with the screen on or off, so they do overlap. You can get more standby than usage, but you can't get more usage than standby.

    Tapping on the items in the list show the number of minutes for on and off-screen time, for instance, a chat will run in the background since it needs to know when a message arrives, but it won't take up too much of the battery while doing it.

    The percentage per app shows what percent of the total battery used was used by a specific app, so while you could technically run the battery down, charge the battery and then run it down again within 24 hours, the % from each app won't add up to 200%. You could also only use 1% of the battery, and the percentages beside the apps will add up to 100%.
     
  18. ABC5S macrumors 68040

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    You bought the phone OP, haven't you used it yet ? Goodness.
     
  19. the caveman macrumors 6502

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    So by your logic, the bigger the company the more you trust them? Thats quite a logic you have there
     
  20. HEK macrumors 68030

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    Best advise, turn off battery percentage indicator. Use it like normal, plug it in at night, use as normal. Repeat this on daily basis and report back in six months.
     
  21. HEK macrumors 68030

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    Standby is total time including usage. Usage is a subset of standby.
     
  22. Hieveryone thread starter macrumors 68020

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    Thanks a lot. They should sticky this post. Which one is more important for judging battery, standby or usage?
     
  23. Hieveryone thread starter macrumors 68020

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    Well the Samsung is consistently faster per geekbench scores.
     
  24. CNeufeld macrumors 6502a

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    Go VW! :)

    C
     
  25. C.O.T macrumors member

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    Why so many phones??
     

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