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One important area where top Android phones crush the iPhone 6

Published Jan 1st, 2015 11:44AM EST
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The iPhone 6 is a spectacular smartphone. I reviewed the iPhone 6 earlier this year and while there are a few things that could certainly be improved, I said that the phone was clearly one of the best smartphones in the world. And it still is. From handset design and build quality to performance and the supporting third-party app ecosystem, the iPhone 6 is a class leader in almost every key area.

Of course, there are still some areas where Apple’s iPhones need improvement, and the company can certainly take a lesson from several top Android phone makers when it comes to one very important area in particular.

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Battery life is regularly identified in studies as the single most important feature to consumers considering a new smartphone purchase. Lucky for Apple, the strengths touted by its smartphone lineup outweigh the fact that iPhones are never class leaders when it comes to battery performance.

Interestingly, it’s not just battery life where Apple’s iPhone 6 is lagging in this most recent smartphone generation. Beyond the amount of usage time owners can enjoy per charge, Apple has also not yet added support for rapid charging.

With the new rapid charging feature, smartphones such as Motorola’s Droid Turbo and Samsung’s Galaxy Note 4 can add up to 8 hours of battery life by charging for as little as 15 minutes.

While Apple’s iPhone 6 doesn’t support technology that is quite that impressive, Forbes contributor Elise Ackerman noted in a recent post that the iPhone 6 does in fact support faster charging than you’ll get using the iPhone charger that comes in the box. By switching to an iPad charger, your iPhone will charge quicker and you won’t have to worry about any damage to your phone’s battery.

Full next-generation rapid charging support is certainly something that we’ll be looking for in Apple’s 2015 iPhone models.

SEE ALSO: 15 tips for squeezing as much battery life as possible out of your iPhone

Zach Epstein
Zach Epstein Executive Editor

Zach Epstein has been the Executive Editor at BGR for more than 10 years. He manages BGR’s editorial team and ensures that best practices are adhered to. He also oversees the Ecommerce team and directs the daily flow of all content. Zach first joined BGR in 2007 as a Staff Writer covering business, technology, and entertainment.

His work has been quoted by countless top news organizations, and he was recently named one of the world's top 10 “power mobile influencers” by Forbes. Prior to BGR, Zach worked as an executive in marketing and business development with two private telcos.