iPhone 6s+ Battery Life(Sammy inside)

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  1. Laserducky macrumors regular

    Laserducky

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    Hi Guys,

    Just FYI :

    First phone had great battery life and had to be replaced due to screen issues (TSMC).

    Replacement phone was a Sammy and from the very start had poor battery life. I decided to wait for couple of days and then proceeded to wipe and restore from new and voila, battery life on par with TSMC (if not better) and getting better after 2 weeks.

    I have bluetooth always on for the Apple Watch. Location services on for some apps and so is background apps refresh. Can easily charge every alternate day or sometimes even longer.

    I'm not saying that this will work for everyone but just sharing this info for those who might still be worried about Chipgate and why Sammy's not working good enough :)

    Cheers !
     
  2. NovemberWhiskey macrumors 68030

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    I had the opposite experience. I had a Sammy chip on a 6S Plus. For the first few days, battery life was horrible. I restored it from an icloud backup, so I thought maybe it needed a few days to load everything. After a week or two, the battery life started to resemble my experience with my old 6 Plus (which was great not paired to an apple watch, and acceptable paired to a watch at 1 day).

    Unfortunately, that phone had to get replaced because it bricked spontaneously and I couldn't restore it. I got a brand new phone, same specs, TSMC this time. I set it up as a brand new phone, but after a few days the battery is still pretty bad. I'll give it some more time before coming to a conclusion.

    I do also notice that the phone is a lot smoother in general on the TSMC. The phone hangs a lot less than the sammy, and the sammy used to consistently get locked in landscape mode and refuse to go back to portrait. However, the TouchID sensor seems to take longer to register and unlock the home screen on the TSMC.

    It may all be placebo effect, and there are so many variables.
     
  3. HankHowdy macrumors 68040

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    I just got a 6S Plus and the battery life seems to be that same as my 5S.

    Very weird. I have same settings as I did before and also on 9.2.
     
  4. jtwlbz macrumors 6502a

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    My replacement is sammy out of the box battery is horrible comparing to tmsc. Ok i give
     
  5. Shadowbech macrumors 68040

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    Honestly had both Samsung and TSMC chip and both had the same exact usage time at 1%. Current phone is TSMC and I find no difference in battery life.
     
  6. Laserducky thread starter macrumors regular

    Laserducky

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    Very true, there are so many variables that comparing one user's battery life with another user's (even if they have the same chip) is bound to get us different results. Having said that, we should all be within range of a ballpark figure. If not, then probably an issue that warrants further investigation.

    Yeps, that seems to be inline with what Apple's been saying all this while and as per my personal experience. I'm a medium to heavy user and the phone performs well under all my use cases. But then again, I haven't been trying to run benchmark tests, drain the battery or keep checking battery life every 5 mins of usage :D
     
  7. HankHowdy macrumors 68040

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    I take back my previous statement. Battery life is much better than my 5S.

    Sammy 6S plus.
     
  8. Newtons Apple macrumors Pentium

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    We have one TSMC and one Sammy 6S+ and they both get excellent battery life.
     
  9. John Mcgregor Suspended

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    If you have samsung chip standby is more or less the same, but when you play games or do iMovie or something like that then battery life will take a much bigger dive compared to TSMC. My wife was lucky to get TSMC 6S Plus while i got the samsung. I have tried and confirmed this.

    We played a multiplayer game on both phones charged and connected to same carrier and same wifi. After an hour of mini gore the difference is 11%. I think this is substantial.
     
  10. Newtons Apple macrumors Pentium

    Newtons Apple

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    I guess we are lucky as we use these as business phones and not for gaming.

    For our purpose there is little to no detectable difference between the two chips.
     
  11. John Mcgregor Suspended

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    I don't do much gaming either, but there are plenty of apps and things to do that require more CPU power and then Samsung will come short.
     
  12. Newtons Apple macrumors Pentium

    Newtons Apple

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    Like I said not for us.

    It is a non issue for us.
     
  13. jtwlbz macrumors 6502a

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    Exactly what i noticed.
     
  14. perezr10 macrumors 6502a

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    I had an iPhone 6 and I upgraded to a 6s Plus this year which came with the Samsung chip. I'm getting better battery life than my 6, but it doesn't strike me as much better.
     
  15. HankHowdy macrumors 68040

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  16. GreekFeeling macrumors newbie

    GreekFeeling

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    I've got a Samsung 6s Plus and I'm stunned with its battery life! The first two charges were with les then 8 hours usage, but know on the third charge, I've got over 8 hours usage and still 45% battery left! Mostly on wifi. Awesome!
     

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  17. Tthomas612 macrumors 65816

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    I've had both variations and I get the same usage on my phone. My phone comes off charge every morning and doesn't go back on charge until 8:30 to 9:00 pm every night. At that time I have anywhere from 30-40% left everyday with usage in the 5-7 hour range. I can't be disappointed with a his battery life
     

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