1. austriak's Avatar
    I know the whole different processors and battery life thing was discussed at length a couple months ago and I was very skeptical and didn't buy into it then. However, I am on my second iphone 6s (gave first one to my wife) and I noticed the battery life has been a lot better. I was curious so I checked the processor and it is the TSMC chip. My first one has the Samsung chip.

    Maybe it isn't the chip but it is the exact same model phone running the exact same backup in the exact same area with the same usage and my battery life is noticeably better. I didn't think the Samsung processor battery life was bad but the TSMC processor battery life has been excellent. I was not a believer in there being a difference but I can't explain it any other way.
    Snappy Phoenix likes this.
    12-03-2015 01:33 PM
  2. Snappy Phoenix's Avatar
    I know the whole different processors and battery life thing was discussed at length a couple months ago and I was very skeptical and didn't buy into it then. However, I am on my second iphone 6s (gave first one to my wife) and I noticed the battery life has been a lot better. I was curious so I checked the processor and it is the TSMC chip. My first one has the Samsung chip.

    Maybe it isn't the chip but it is the exact same model phone running the exact same backup in the exact same area with the same usage and my battery life is noticeably better. I didn't think the Samsung processor battery life was bad but the TSMC processor battery life has been excellent. I was not a believer in there being a difference but I can't explain it any other way.
    Very true, I have the TSMC chip and my phone lasts me 2 to 3 days under moderate usage while my wife's Samsusng chip on her iPhone 6s can barely last 1 day. A lot of people saying there is no difference probably because they are jealous that they don't have the TSMC chip but it's a night and day difference.

    Another friend of mine recently for an iPhone 6S and is complaining that the phone gets very hot whereas mine never even felt warm under heavy usage.
    12-03-2015 02:22 PM
  3. Frenzytom's Avatar
    I also think it is more than what Apple has made it out to be as well. For the average user, I think people can overlook it. Here is how I know...mind you, I have the same signal area and app usage on all the phones. I only was able to compare the first iPhone after I used the other two.

    The first iPhone 6s I got had the TSMC chip. The phone was cooler and had better battery life (about roughly 15-20%).

    The second iPhone 6s (warranty replacement) I got had the Samsung chip. The phone was hotter (almost warm all the time when using) and had worse battery life.

    The third iPhone 6s (current one) I got has the TSMC chip. The phone was cooler (rarely got warm) and had same good battery life as the first one. Not a fluke that the 2 TSMC chip phones had the same good qualities and the Samsung one fared worse. Not a scientific analysis but interesting to see the results.
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    12-03-2015 02:30 PM
  4. Jocelyuki's Avatar
    This is really interesting. I'm just gonna buy a 6s, can I know the chip when I buy it? That means can I choose a TSMC one when buying 6s?
    12-04-2015 01:38 AM
  5. frenzyt's Avatar
    This is really interesting. I'm just gonna buy a 6s, can I know the chip when I buy it? That means can I choose a TSMC one when buying 6s?
    You can't really know until you run a processor app (don't remember which one) in which case, not alot of stores will allow you to open a few phones out the box and allow you to install the app and choose. It really is the luck of the draw.
    12-04-2015 06:55 AM
  6. Pcmx's Avatar
    I have AX-CPU on my device and it tells the cpu info nicely.
    12-05-2015 12:11 AM
  7. Garz's Avatar
    Oh here we go again....
    12-05-2015 12:29 AM
  8. dc9super80's Avatar
    I have the Samsung chip. I dont have a problem with battery life, but I am sure the TSMC chip phones last longer and what not. I just dont want to go through the trouble of trying to hunt one down. I am stuck with the Samsung chip until I upgrade or get lucky with a warranty replacement. Oh Well.
    12-05-2015 12:13 PM
  9. scruffypig's Avatar
    I have the Samsung chip and no problems with battery at all.
    12-15-2015 11:43 AM
  10. Ledsteplin's Avatar
    No issue with the Samsung chip here. Y'all are chasing ghosts. SMH!
    It's about your settings and what you do on your phone. It has absolutely nothing to do with the chip.
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    12-15-2015 01:13 PM
  11. metllicamilitia's Avatar
    I have AX-CPU on my device and it tells the cpu info nicely.
    Does this really say Samsung for Samsung chips? According to this app I have the TSMC chip in my
    phone.
    12-15-2015 05:36 PM
  12. Ledsteplin's Avatar
    Does this really say Samsung for Samsung chips? According to this app I have the TSMC chip in my
    phone.
    What?
    12-15-2015 08:39 PM
  13. metllicamilitia's Avatar
    What?
    Yeah, sorry about the weird formatting that happened. Was typing quickly at work. The screenshot on the App Store for that app shows the chip being a TSMC chip, I was wondering if it'll say Samsung for the chip if the phone has a Samsung chip. The app says I have the TSMC chip in my phone.
    12-15-2015 08:41 PM
  14. Ledsteplin's Avatar
    Yeah, sorry about the weird formatting that happened. Was typing quickly at work. The screenshot on the App Store for that app shows the chip being a TSMC chip, I was wondering if it'll say Samsung for the chip if the phone has a Samsung chip. The app says I have the TSMC chip in my phone.
    What app do you refer?
    12-15-2015 08:50 PM
  15. Ledsteplin's Avatar
    Yeah, sorry about the weird formatting that happened. Was typing quickly at work. The screenshot on the App Store for that app shows the chip being a TSMC chip, I was wondering if it'll say Samsung for the chip if the phone has a Samsung chip. The app says I have the TSMC chip in my phone.
    This? It's just a pic the developer put on there. Has nothing to do with your phone..
    12-15-2015 08:52 PM
  16. metllicamilitia's Avatar
    This? It's just a pic the developer put on there. Has nothing to do with your phone..
    https://images.tapatalk-cdn.com/15/12...98df78e924.jpg
    Yes, and when I open the app it says I have the TSMC chip. I've never heard of the app so I'm just wondering about its accuracy.
    12-15-2015 08:54 PM
  17. w00cash1020's Avatar
    If you have a Samsung chip then the app will say its Samsung Electronics or something similar.
    12-16-2015 04:06 AM
  18. MrRJ's Avatar
    I have a Samsung chip. With moderate usage it can last more than two days.

    I was apprehensive when I got my 6s but I wouldn't read into it too much at all. Battery life is dependant on so many different factors and I'm certain that whilst there's some out there that are getting more battery life than me, there's others with TSMC chips that are getting less..
    12-16-2015 04:31 AM
  19. Rob Phillips's Avatar
    I have a Samsung chip. With moderate usage it can last more than two days.

    I was apprehensive when I got my 6s but I wouldn't read into it too much at all. Battery life is dependant on so many different factors and I'm certain that whilst there's some out there that are getting more battery life than me, there's others with TSMC chips that are getting less..
    I've owned and used both. No noticeable difference. It's also possible that, even if there was a slight difference with the Samsung chips, they've fixed the issue since its original release.
    12-16-2015 06:10 AM
  20. Quis89's Avatar
    Very true, I have the TSMC chip and my phone lasts me 2 to 3 days under moderate usage while my wife's Samsusng chip on her iPhone 6s can barely last 1 day. A lot of people saying there is no difference probably because they are jealous that they don't have the TSMC chip but it's a night and day difference.

    Another friend of mine recently for an iPhone 6S and is complaining that the phone gets very hot whereas mine never even felt warm under heavy usage.
    So you and your wife have identical usage patterns? I find it hard to believe that the difference between the two chips allows you to get almost two days while the other chip can't get past one...
    12-16-2015 10:51 AM
  21. Ledsteplin's Avatar
    So you and your wife have identical usage patterns? I find it hard to believe that the difference between the two chips allows you to get almost two days while the other chip can't get past one...
    She probably talks more than he does.
    12-16-2015 10:54 AM
  22. Quis89's Avatar
    She probably talks more than he does.
    Seems more likely. He actually claims to get almost 3 days on a single charge. Meanwhile his wife struggles with one? That is too big of a difference for Apple to have allowed this to continue. I'm not quite buying that. Tests have shown moderate and barely noticeable differences. Certainly not a difference of two days.
    12-16-2015 10:58 AM
  23. Ledsteplin's Avatar
    Seems more likely. He actually claims to get almost 3 days on a single charge. Meanwhile his wife struggles with one? That is too big of a difference for Apple to have allowed this to continue. I'm not quite buying that. Tests have shown moderate and barely noticeable differences. Certainly not a difference of two days.
    Yeah, there's a lot of things that can dampen battery life. Like I keep saying, it's mostly in your settings and in what you do. A chip has very little to do with it. But some folks can't shake the notion it does. Even the tech writers have shut up about it. They're the ones who stupidly started this mess. It's almost as bad as "Bendgate". SMH!
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    12-16-2015 11:06 AM
  24. Jeremy626's Avatar
    mm, OK... so I actually tried to get a TSMC... I had 1 when I bought one the first time.. but that thing had a stupid defect so I had to get it replaced.. got a Samsung as a replacement, the whole world crumbled down since I only wanted a TSMC.. but after using it for a while, honestly couldn't really tell a huge difference.. maybe 30min longer usage time? I'm not even sure about that honestly.

    but as I have an obsessive personality.. I was determined to get the TSMC... so I bought 2 more iphones (taking advantage of the holiday return policy).. but ****. got 2 Samsungs.. so now I just gave up and am fairly just happy with my Samsung.. I don't have any complaints.

    I don't know what the OP is doing.. my samsung does not get warm at all...maybe only when it's charging. I'm impressed it rarely gets warm.

    on my 6S, I get about 6-7hrs of usage with about 15-17 hrs standby time... I don't know how much a TSMC gets but that's fine for me now..

    is this battery life really bad?
    Last edited by Jeremy626; 12-22-2015 at 12:05 PM.
    12-21-2015 05:13 PM
  25. nikkisharif's Avatar
    I have Samsung in my 6s & TSMC in my 6s Plus & I don't see a difference. They both get great battery life.
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    12-29-2015 06:40 PM

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