iPhone 6s battery life bad? It may be due to the processor inside, which is why buyers are talking about the iPhone 6s Chipgate. Apple has contracted with Samsung and TSMC to make the A9 processor, and tests show that devices with the Samsung chip provide worse battery life than those manufactured by TSMC.
Here’s a look at the data behind Chipgate iPhone 6s issues and how you can check what processor your iPhone 6s has.
The name Chipgate comes from the processor or chip used in the phone, and the gate part is the word added to such topics.
How Can I See Which Processor My iPhone 6s Has?
At the center of the iPhone 6s Chipgate discussion is a free tool that lets you check what processor your iPhone 6s is running.
Go to App Store and download Lirium Info Lite. This is a free app that can show the processor used in your iPhone 6s. There are paid apps that can do this, but you can use the free app for these purposes.
Open the app and the screen should show you information about your iPhone, including a Model indicator. You will see one of the two models listed here.
This is how you know which processor your iPhone 6s is using. You can’t say this without installing an app on your iPhone.
What is iPhone 6s Chipgate? Where is the data?
Chipgate refers to claims that iPhone 6s units with Samsung processors provide less battery life and run hotter than iPhone 6s with TSMC processors.
By sawdust works, Samsung processor is smaller than TSMC. This may be why some reports show a wide range of iPhone 6s battery life and some iPhone 6s units run hotter.
The video below from TLD presents a comparison of iPhone 6s with TSMC versus an iPhone 6s with Samsung chip and found no difference in performance but battery life dropped 7% faster on iPhone 6s with Samsung chip, than TSMC model more.
During a full day’s use in the real world, Samsung iPhone 6s users are likely to run out of battery faster. In this second video, we see a battery test measuring Samsung-powered iPhone 6s with lower battery life and running hotter, but we may also see a video streaming test that gives a more real-world view of power usage.
After watching an hour of video on both phones, Samsung only used 1% more battery life. Video creator Austin Evans notes that for the average user, there shouldn’t be a big difference in real-world usage in everyday use.
We have two Verizon iPhone 6s units at home, one with a Samsung chip and one with a TSMC chip. I am power user and I have iPhone 6s with TSMC chip and my wife is an average user and has a Samsung chip.
By now I’m more likely to run out of battery life as I use my iPhone a lot more during the day. Using the Samsung processor, the iPhone 6s show no signs of excessive battery usage or overheating.
GeekBench Developed by John Poole shares Interesting results of GeekBench battery life tests on Twitter. Compare iPhone 6s battery tests with: iPhone 6 battery tests and iPhone 6s you will see an obvious difference with the two groupings in the table.