iPhone 6 and External Battery Case vs. iPhone 6 Plus

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by Dick Whitman, Sep 16, 2014.

  1. Dick Whitman macrumors 6502

    Dick Whitman

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    If the iPhone 6 battery isn't quite up to par, which, judging by the specs Apple released, it probably won't be, will any of you consider getting an external battery case? I have always been against these kinds of cases because they add noticeable weight and thickness to a product that Apple designs to be as thin and light as possible. However, after finally getting fed up of dealing with a battey life of 4 to maybe 5 hours on my 5s, I purchased a Mophie Juice Pack Air. Without this case, my phone feels tiny now.

    If I purchase the iPhone 6, and end up getting an external battey case later, it may have made better sense all along to go for the iPhone 6 Plus. But the iPhone 6 Plus will still be the large device regardless.
     
  2. shenan1982 macrumors 68040

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    Your battery on the 5S only lasts 4-5 hours? Maybe the issue isn't the battery, but something you've got going on, because 4-5 hours isn't up to Apple's spec on the battery. My guess is something rogue going on behind the scenes.
     
  3. Dick Whitman thread starter macrumors 6502

    Dick Whitman

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    I've often thought this as well, but this is how it's always been on my iPhone 5s and iPhone 5. I've tried everything. Eventually I just got tired of dealing with poor battey life. Even with my external battery case I'm still only able to get 8 hours. I've often thought that maybe something is corrupt with my iCloud account, but I never restore from any iCloud backups so I don't know.
     
  4. shenan1982 macrumors 68040

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    I don't know. That is very strange. The only thing that could cause that bad of battery life is if you're in an area with really bad coverage and it's doing a lot of searching\low-bar data... I've heard of people getting bad battery life, but not like that. Definitely not typical.
     
  5. Geckotek macrumors G3

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    Instead of a battery case which makes your phone larger at all times, why not just carry a small external battery to charge your phone on those days you know you'll be away from a charger for extended periods? This is what I do so that I'm not always carrying a brick around.

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    I had this issue when I worked in an office with horrendous data service.
     
  6. saltd macrumors 6502a

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    Yes, they make some really great external batteries these days. Check out Anker products. They are available on Amazon, and are good quality. I have a 6000mAh and a 12000 mAh. The 6000 is about the size of an iPhone 5 and will charge the phone from dead to 100 3 times...
     
  7. Dick Whitman thread starter macrumors 6502

    Dick Whitman

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    I am in an area with poor reception most of the week. Depending on which room I'm in, I may have one to two bars of LTE, two bars of 3G, or no reception altogether. When I'm back home on the weekends, I get between three and four bars of LTE. Still, my battey has been mostly lousy even then. At the very least, I am hoping that both iPhone 6 models have better reception.

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    The only issue with that is what happens when I want to sit in bed and use my phone while it's charging? I would need to hold the phone and the external battey.
     
  8. Gathomblipoob macrumors 601

    Gathomblipoob

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    My external battery can rest on the bed. It has a long enough charging cable.
     
  9. KeepCalmPeople macrumors 65816

    KeepCalmPeople

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    Just remember that the 6+ specifications state that it has longer battery life than the 6 while the screen is off. Actual hands on usage interacting with the device will be very similar. It is while the phone is asleep that the 6+ outlasts the 6.
     
  10. Geckotek macrumors G3

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    In bed? If you're home, why didn't you just charge it before bed?

    Get a cable long enough to just extend to the battery that's sitting on the bed or a nearby table.
     

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