Battery life in the Apple iPhone 6 is less than stellar and that’s where the LifeCharge iBattery Case. How does it stack up and does it alleviate the fears of running out of battery life during the day? Find out in the full review after the break!
LifeCharge’s battery case has already done a few things right immediately out of the box: a matte finish. One of the most annoying aspects of battery case manufacturers is the insistence sometimes on a glossy finish. Glossy finishes are fingerprint magnets and they scratch/scuff REALLY quickly. Included with the LifeCharge iBattery Case is the charging cable (which is micro USB), and the case itself.
Installation was simple with the snap-on two part LifeCharge iBattery Case. Slide the phone into the case and then snap-on the front faceplate. All buttons and ports were easily accessible once installed. We would have liked a lightning passthrough port instead of the micro USB port for ease of use and reducing the number of cables we need to pack with us. The 3.5 mm jack opening is narrow and will most likely only work with smaller 3.5 mm plugs or use a dongle adapter.
After a week of usage the wear and tear on the case itself was minimal due to the matte finish and with the LifeCharge iBattery Case we got all day usage out of our iPhone 6 (due to the 3000 mAh battery). The additional bulk to the iPhone 6 was minimal but definitely noticeable.
Camera flash did not pose an issue for us in the instances we tested photo taking with the iBattery Case on our iPhone 6. Manufacturing defects were not noticed anywhere on the LifeCharge iBattery Case, which is great.
Overall, the LifeCharge iBattery Case performed well with a great compromise between additional bulk and added battery life. Truly the only issue we could ding the iBattery Case is the small 3.5 mm jack opening. If you’re looking to extend the battery life of the iPhone 6, the LifeCharge iBattery Case is a definite contender to consider.