Phone battery is one of the most important aspects when purchasing a high performing smart phone and it seems Samsung Galaxy S6 wins the charging race when pinned against a few others of its last-gen rivals. It’s a crucial aspect for some in how long does the battery last, and of course, how long does it take to charge.
Today’s phones generally find themselves on a slow path to that desired 100% charge, but very quickly fall into the dreaded red zone. Most boast a 24 hours long battery life, but the raw truth is that with an average amount of use, it will all slither away in a matter of 12 hours, which is just barely enough for users to find a charger at home.
However, not everyone has the ability or finds it comfortable to carry around an external battery, or even a charger, so Tom’s Guide put together a well researched and tested study in order to help prospective customers from purchasing smart phones with that highly important battery life and time charge.
The phones considered for the test were Asus ZenFone 2, Apple iPhone 6, OnePlus 2, Motorola Google Nexus 6, Motorola Droid Turbo, LG G4, and Samsung Galaxy S6.
The gold medal winner was Samsung Galaxy S6, with an excellent time of 1 hour and 22 minutes, with its usually attributed rival iPhone 6 at 2 hours and 35 minutes. The closest second to approach Samsung’s timing was the LG G4 at 1 hour and 36 minutes, and the Motorola Droid Turbo at 1 hour and 47 minutes to claim the bronze.
Tom’s Guide did not stop there though. The podium for the speediest 100% charge was set and pictured, but not everyone has the time to wait until the bar fills up fully. The last-generation smart phones were then even tested to see how they would fare during shorter bursts of time, of 15 and 30 minutes left charging.
The marathon might have been won by Samsung Galaxy S6, but the short race deemed Asus ZenFone 2 the champion. In only 15 minutes, the ZenFone 2 reached a 32% charge, while the Galaxy S6 tailed behind at 27% and the iPhone 6 was even further back at 20%.
At the 30 minute mark though, both ZenFone 2 and Galaxy S6 raced shoulder to shoulder at 53%, leaving the iPhone behind to eat their dust at 36%. In the last stretch, Samsung’s smart phone gathered up all its strength and raced ahead of all, reaching 80% in 48 minutes, while its most fierce competitor ZenFone 2 took 56 minutes to reach the same mark.
The conclusion was drawn that while Samsung Galaxy S6 does not have the greatest battery life, it’s certainly quick to recharge, and that the iPhone 6 sports both a short battery and a very sluggish pace of charging. If you’re always on the road and aim for better battery, you might want to consider staying away from Apple.
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