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AnandTech spent the weekend benchmarking the iPhone 6 and 6 Plus, comparing the duo to the iPhone 5s and competing Android handsets. The test results show that iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus models are at the top of the charts in CPU benchmarks and battery life, while the iPhone 6 Plus lags in graphics performance due to the larger screen.

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In in GPU benchmarks, we generally see a pretty solid lead over the competition for the iPhone 6/A8. It's seems quite clear that there is a significant impact to GPU performance in the iPhone 6 Plus due to the 2208x1242 resolution that all content is rendered at. It seems that this is necessary though, as the rendering system for iOS cannot easily adapt to arbitrary resolutions and display sizes.
AnandTech also examined battery life, noting that "Apple has managed to do something quite incredible with battery life. " Even with a smaller 1810 mAh battery, the iPhone 6 manages to beat out the iPhone 5s and most other Android phones on the market. Not surprisingly with its 2910 mAH battery, the iPhone 6 Plus grabs second place behind the Huawei Ascend Mate 2.

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Apple introduced the iPhone 6 and 6 Plus during its recent September press event and launched the phones on September 19. The two handsets include Apple's new A8 processor, M8 motion co-processor, 8-megapixel iSight camera, faster 802.11a/b/g/n/ac Wi-Fi and NFC. Demand for the two phones was high with Apple selling 10 million iPhone 6 and 6 Plus units in the first weekend of sales.

Article Link: iPhone 6 and 6 Plus Top Most Benchmarks and Battery Tests, While 6 Plus Lags in Graphics
 

pedromcm.pm

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I'm going to get some toilet paper and take it to south korea. With the awesome sales and this, they will **** themselves.

Keep your declining Samsung. Let's see how many quarters in a row! My bet? 24.
 
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BSDanalyst

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Wow that Huawei has amazing battery life.

The graphics benchmark is very misleading, as it's only one of the graphics benchmark in the entire test. Read the article, the 6 plus scores very well.
 
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Z400Racer37

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Let's see Samsung run an ad about how their frame rate is 40% slower than the 6 Plus... :rolleyes:
 
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Dimwhit

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Can anyone with a 6 Plus comment on the graphics? How well is it running things like games?
 
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Quu

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That drop off on the 6+ Graphics doesn't fill me with confidence. That was the one I ordered (I cancelled it today for a completely different reason to this graphics thing).
 
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bushido

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the iPhone 5 scored higher than the iPhone 5S in the battery test?

call me surprised, my iPhone 5 battery sucks and i am on the 2nd replacement device
 
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thatisme

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Can anyone with a 6 Plus comment on the graphics? How well is it running things like games?

6+ does quite well. It is very smooth, and honestly, I'm surprised by the benchmark because it does not, in my opinion, reflect my real world experience with the phone.
 
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irfaanfaki

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Can any 6 plus owners comments to on battery life. Can you get at least a full day usage on single charge. For reference I'm one of the few users who has to charge his 5s at least once during the day
Thank you guys #
 
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thejd

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Just goes to show that you don't have to throw bigger batteries in devices to get more battery life. Sure it's easy to go that route, but innovation comes when you don't compromise on standards, Apple's being device thinness.

I am very interested to know what contributes to the increased battery life, whether or not it is mostly due to the A8 or iOS8 being more efficient.
 
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krravi

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I'm going to get some toilet paper and take it to south korea. With the awesome sales and this, they will **** themselves.

Keep your declining Samsung. Let's see how many quarters in a row! My bet? 24.

And when Samsung **** themselves as you said, so will Apple as they will be left with no component supplier that as a great price/quality ratio!
 
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Marzzz

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I have noticed that my new iPhone 6 is going 3 days on a charge, where my old 5 was getting a little over one. Well done, Apple, this is the best iphone EVAH!
 
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Trapezoid

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And when Samsung **** themselves as you said, so will Apple as they will be left with no component supplier that as a great price/quality ratio!

Eh they're moving away from samsung. Both companies will be just fine.
 
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Demon Hunter

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6+ does quite well. It is very smooth, and honestly, I'm surprised by the benchmark because it does not, in my opinion, reflect my real world experience with the phone.

Indeed, a strange benchmark; how is it that the iPhone 5s could actually beat the 6 by .6 points?

It seems more likely that this benchmarking suite has not been optimized for A-series chips, much less Metal, and serves as more of raw horsepower-type benchmark. In other words, completely useless for measuring iOS devices which rely on heavy optimization.
 
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