If battery life is the single most important thing you’re looking for in a smartphone, it looks like you probably shouldn’t get the iPhone 6… though you might want to give the iPhone 6 Plus a try. Tom’s Guide has just run some battery life tests on the iPhone 6 and 6 Plus that compare both devices to other rival smartphones and have found that while the iPhone 6 compares unfavorably with similarly sized smartphones, the 6 Plus does even better than comparable phablets.

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Overall, Tom’s Guide found that the iPhone 6 got an average of 7 hours and 27 minutes of battery life on Verizon’s network, which is less than the smartphone average of 8 hours and 30 minutes. When compared to specific rival phones, the iPhone 6 scored worse than the Galaxy S5, which averaged 8 hours and 25 minutes on Verizon’s network, and the HTC One (M8), which scored 9 hours and 52 minutes on Verizon. The iPhone 6 did, however, score better than the LG G3, which got a paltry 6 hours and 10 minutes on Verizon’s network.

The iPhone 6 Plus, however, fared much better and got an average of 10 hours on AT&T, which bested what the Galaxy Note 3’s battery got while the phone ran on Verizon’s network. Ideally we’d have more of an apples-to-apples comparison here of phones running on the same data network, but at the very least it seems that the iPhone 6 Plus will deliver a significant boost to battery power that we haven’t seen with the iPhone 6.

Read the full Tom’s Guide report by clicking the source link below.

Prior to joining BGR as News Editor, Brad Reed spent five years covering the wireless industry for Network World. His first smartphone was a BlackBerry but he has since become a loyal Android user.