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iPhone 6 Plus teardown reveals 2,915 mAh battery, nearly double iPhone 5S

Smartphone repair experts iFixit have revealed that the new iPhone 6 Plus carries a 2,916mAh battery.

iFixit, who routinely take apart every big new tech product, discovered during its iPhone 6 Plus teardown that the 5.5-inch phone is rated at 3.82 V and 11.1 Wh of energy, which equates to 2,915 mAh.

This puts the iPhone 6 Plus battery capacity at nearly double the 1,560 mAh of the iPhone 5S. The Samsung Galaxy S5, meanwhile, clocks in at 2,800 mAh. That’s slightly less, but then the Samsung has a smaller screen, too.

A more interesting comparison is the upcoming Samsung Galaxy Note 4, which the iPhone 6 Plus arguably aims to usurp in the battle of the gigantaphones. The Note 4 has an even larger 3,220 mAh battery. This should give it an advantage, though that doesn’t take into account the variables of the two operating systems.

The iPhone 6, for the record, has a middling 1,810 mAh battery. Ho hum.

In further news, iFixit was pleasantly surprised by the repairability of the iPhone 6 Plus, awarding it a ‘respectable’ seven out of 10.

In its testing notes it said that while removing screen requires a “propriety screwdriver and knowledge of adhesive removal”, it isn’t hard to accomplish. It also praised the relocating of the fingerprint sensor cable, which makes the iPhone 6 Plus easier to repair than the 5S.

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[Image courtesy of iFixit]

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