Rumours of the iPhone 6 devices battery life being great, have been greatly exaggerated. More specifically the iPhone 6 Plus variant which sports a battery that is around similar territory to that of the Samsung Galaxy S5 boasting a size of a 2906 mAh battery in the plus variant.
The new device has reportedly already got some customers hot and bothered as the definitely bigger battery seems to just be there for the bigger screen. As Samsung users have noted, the larger screen and resolution means greater battery drain and the longer your screen is in use, the faster your battery will drain.
While this issue isn’t isolated to the iPhone 6 Plus and all phones in similar phablet territory have the same issues, Apple’s initial arrogance to bring a larger iPhone to market because of concerns about usability and battery life have come back to bite them. They were meant to have resolved these kinds of issues, but instead have fallen prey to their own expectations.
On the iPhone 6 Plus, you will get similar battery life to the Samsung Galaxy S5 or Note 4, but issues with the wifi connectivity and other nuisances and bugs in iOS 8 contributing to battery drain, it seems the plus size is not only bigger, but the problems it has are also bigger as well.
With any new device there will be teething problems. This is Apple’s first foray into the phablet market and no doubt their next “plus sized” model of iPhone will have hopefully learned from the mistakes of the iPhone 6 Plus and bettered battery life and use.