iPhone 6 tops competition in benchmarks, battery life


Apple's annual iPhone update always brings with it a nice bump in specs, and this year is no different. The iPhone 6 and 6 Plus are currently being put through their paces by the benchmarking gurus at AnandTech, and the preliminary results show that Apple's newest pair of smartphones are among the best of the best on several popular graphical tests as well as web browsing battery life.


In nearly all the tests -- check out the full rundown to get the whole picture -- the iPhone 6 twins hold the top two smartphone scores, with the exception of a physics benchmark where they only narrowly beat out the iPhone 5s and lag behind the rest of the competition. It's unclear why that particular test came out the way it did, while the iPhone 6 and 6 Plus dominate so handily in the rest, but the testing parameters have been questioned by commenters.

It's interesting to note where the iPhone 6 and 6 Plus trade places from test to test. With slightly less screen real estate to worry about, the iPhone 6 has a small advantage and manages to eke out its bigger brother a few times along the way. The two remain very close in nearly every test though, so the slight differences in performance shouldn't factor into your choice either way.

[Graph via Anandtech]