The iPhone 6 battery It is still the main negative point of the Apple mobile and although we can heed advice to make the autonomy greater, the truth is that the capacity of the internal battery is what it is and we can not expect any miracle.
For cases where the autonomy of the iPhone is insufficient to reach the end of the day, the best solution is to buy a case like the Mophie Juice Pack Air In addition to protecting the device, it incorporates its own internal battery of 2,750 mAh. We have tested it and we tell you the pros and cons of this product.
Mophie Juice Pack Air for iPhone 6, first impressions
Several covers of Mophie have already passed through my hands and the Juice Pack Air for iPhone 6 It has not changed much with respect to its variant for iPhone 5 / 5s. The manufacturer has simply adapted the shape of the case to accommodate the lines of the new Apple mobile but nothing more.
The touch of the case remains the characteristic of Mophie, that is, of a soft plastic quite pleasant to the touch which also makes the effect of non-slip. You know that the iPhone 6 seems slippery so with this case, that problem is solved although it is also true that this finish is a magnet for fingerprints and dirt.
The system for introducing and removing the iPhone from the Mophie Juice Pack Air case has also not changed. The accessory is divided into two parts, offering a rail system through which the smartphone slides easily, fitting perfectly both at the level of connectors and buttons. It must be said that the interior of the case also enjoys that soft touch, so a priori, there is no possibility of scratching the iPhone's aluminum case when used in conjunction with the Mophie Juice Pack Air.
On the back we have a button that activates the autonomy measurement system based on four LEDs, each of them representing 25% of the load. Next to them is a switch that activates or deactivates the internal battery of the Mophie Juice Pack Air.
I recommend leaving it disabled and when we see that the iPhone has around 10-20% remaining autonomy, We slide the switch so that the cover starts the charging process until reaching 100%.
To finish with the initial review of the product, we can see that if we use the iPhone 6 together with the Mophie Juice Pack Air, we will need to use a microUSB cable to be able to charge or synchronize the mobile and the internal battery of the case. We also have the possibility of using the Juice Pack Dock, a Mophie charging base that is sold separately and recharges the terminal through two metal contacts.
More autonomy for your iPhone 6
Now we are going to what really interests,It is worth buying the Mophie case Juice Pack Air for iPhone 6? Does it bring much more autonomy to Apple's mobile? Lets go see it.
The iPhone 6 has a 1,810 mAh battery capacity. As always, depending on the use we make of the mobile, it will last us more or less but unfortunately, for many it is short or very fair. This forces us to have to make small charges as soon as we see a free USB port, even sure that more than one carries a portable Lightning cable in your wallet or keychain "if".
The Additional 2,750 mAh provided by the Mophie Juice Pack Air cover are no nonsense. We are talking about that we can complete a charging cycle up to 100% and still, we would have another 940 mAh left over to recharge another 50% more. Assuming that the battery of the iPhone 6 hold us one day, using this case we could increase it up to 2.5 days.
Obviously, this account is too simple and does not take into account many factors that can alter, for better or worse, the total autonomy of the mobile. Mophie indicates that its case doubles the autonomy that the iPhone 6 offers as standard, however, in my tests these values have been comfortably exceeded.
When the internal battery of the case no longer has capacity, we will use the microUSB port or the company's dock to start recharging. Default priority is given to recharge the iPhone and then the battery of the Mophie Juice Pack Air.
As everything in this life, there are always negative points It is worth noting and in the case of the Mophie Juice Pack Air case it could not be otherwise.
We have a huge battery inside the case and how could it be otherwise, this harms the portability of the mobile. We add almost 100 grams of weight and its dimensions become 7.41 x 15.49 x 1.54 cm compared to 6.7 x 13.81 x 0.69 cm that has the iPhone 6 without case. Despite this, the Mophie case is one of the most compact in its sector.
Another negative aspect is that of heat. You know that while we recharge the battery, iPhone 6 tends to get hot slightly well, that heat inside the pocket of the pants is not very pleasant and also, the zero cooling that there is only aggravates this problem. To avoid this, it is best to recharge the mobile at those times that we are using it or when it is on a table.
This is the price that must be paid to have a much greater autonomy in the iPhone 6.
- Editor rating
- 4.5 star rating
- Double the autonomy of the iPhone
- Design and finishes
- It gets dirty very easily
- The heat generated during charging seems annoying
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