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

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.

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27 months ago
But, but, but my Galaxy S5 has a quad core processor that runs circles around dual core processors!!! :mad:
Rating: 48 Votes
27 months ago
Needs more RAM! :)
Rating: 39 Votes
27 months ago
Let's see Samsung run an ad about how their frame rate is 40% slower than the 6 Plus... :rolleyes:
Rating: 38 Votes
27 months ago
Benchmark scores matter to a select few people. What Apple counts on, and what most people care about, is having a good experience using the phone.
Rating: 24 Votes
27 months ago
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.
Rating: 19 Votes
27 months ago
I'm glad I went with the 6 and not the 6+. :D
Rating: 15 Votes
27 months ago

Still, you'd hope that the A8 would be able to compensate and at least edge ahead of the A7 in that regard...

How disappointing if the GPU turns out to be not much improved from the A7 silicon...


The iPhone 6+ is pushing 2,742,336 pixels every frame. The iPhone 5S is pushing 727,040 pixels. Literally over 300% more pixels, AND its performing competitively. How can you possibly conclude its not much improved?
Rating: 14 Votes
27 months ago
...and here is me wrestling with buying a Samsung S5. Turns out they are toilet after all, shouldn't have been listening to the Applephobes that have been trying to influence my decision. 6 plus it is then, job done.
Rating: 11 Votes
27 months ago

No doubt the A8 is a good chip with a strong GPU. But the iPhone 6 screen is much lower resolution that other flagship phones (including the 6+). That's why in this 'on screen' benchmark it scores so high. If android flagships still ran 720p screens with their current chips then you would be able to compare.


Here are the "off screen" results:
Rating: 11 Votes
27 months ago

So, were all those that want MORE RAM????


still trying to get their new Samsung Galaxy S 5 Aqua Ultra Hd Special Highspeed edition to work so they can post on here i guess
Rating: 10 Votes

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