6S Plus - Remorse?

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by iMatt., Sep 30, 2015.

  1. iMatt. macrumors 6502

    Sep 1, 2010
    London, England
    Anyone gone from a 6/5s to a 6S Plus and regretting the size at all?
  2. hutrebug macrumors regular

    Jun 24, 2015
    You'll get used to it. Humans are adaptable creatures.

    Back in the day I had a small classic Nokia candybar phone. Then moved on to an Android phone. First few weeks were uncomfortable.
  3. Fynd macrumors 6502

    Aug 11, 2010
    I went through the back-and-forth with the 6. I switched between the 2 3 times probably. I went right for the Plus this time and I'm looking at it differently. I've basically removed 1 hand operation from the equation outside of scrolling through articles, and i've embraced that it's basically a small tablet. With this mindset I'm absolutely loving the device. I can't put it down :p
  4. Zimmy68 macrumors 68000


    Jul 23, 2008
    Opposite for me.
    I pick up my daughter's 5S and its like holding a toy.
  5. Odat macrumors newbie


    Dec 21, 2014
    Down South
    Never. Had the 6 plus when it first came out and now the 6s plus. Love the screen size. You get used to the size.
  6. mattopotamus, Sep 30, 2015
    Last edited: Sep 30, 2015

    mattopotamus macrumors G5


    Jun 12, 2012
    This is really solid advice. You just have to know it is more of a small tablet than a typical size phone. If you are fixated on 1 hand operation, you will never like the plus.
  7. iMatt. thread starter macrumors 6502

    Sep 1, 2010
    London, England
    Wouldn't say I'm fixated on one handed use, but definitely have got used to using one hand over the past 5 years. Maybe I should make the jump.
  8. Cuechick macrumors 6502


    May 30, 2010
    So Cal
    Love it! Love it! I had a 5 and this is a big jump and I could no be happier. You just have to know yourself and your habits. I never carry a phone in my pocket, I carry it my purse and I do not feel the need to have it in front of me all the time. I love that big screen. I can actually see details in my instagram feed, read books & magazines in my kindle library and play a game or two without getting a headache.
    I always typed with two thumbs and this makes it even easier. Maybe give it a try, I think you one handers might like it. ;)

    I think it is perfect.... for me.
  9. mattopotamus macrumors G5


    Jun 12, 2012
    I am in the same boat as you with 1 hand use. It is a must for me on a phone and why I went with the 6s. I never realized how important it was until I tried phablets.
  10. Sekelani macrumors 6502


    May 26, 2012
    100000000% customer satisfaction so no!
  11. phillytim macrumors 6502a


    Aug 12, 2011
    Philadelphia, PA
    I'm fretting about losing my one-handed operation. I just received my 6S Plus, but am having commitment issues and am unable to open the box just yet, and am seriously thinking of downsizing to the 6S 4.7".

    I hate Apple for making us choose between one-handed operation and camera OIS (and battery).

    If Apple had stuck OIS in the 4.7", I would have grabbed that one in a heartbeat!
  12. bambooshots macrumors 65816

    Jul 25, 2013
    Man, if Apple could have made the 6S the same thickness as the 6S Plus to give it a slightly larger battery and OIS, it would be no contest.
  13. Newtons Apple macrumors P6

    Newtons Apple

    Mar 12, 2014
    Jacksonville, Florida
    Would never go back to a small screen anymore. I do remember is was a little shocking at first and would go back and forth between the 6 and 6+ until I decided the + was good for me. Have not looked back!
  14. celly macrumors 6502


    Mar 14, 2012
    None at all.
  15. sunking101 macrumors 603


    Sep 19, 2013
    There is a definite trade off but the bigger screen, extended battery life, OIS and nicer loudspeaker are absolutely worth it. I sold by 6+ and used an old iPhone 4 for three days before my 6S+ came. I quickly got used to the smaller size and could have got the 6S with it feeling like a bigger phone...but I still got the Plus and love it. Funnily enough going from the iPhone 5 to the 6+ felt like a mistake but going from the 6+ to the iPhone 4 and then onto a 6S+ felt like coming home. No complaints about my choice.
  16. Surf Donkey, Sep 30, 2015
    Last edited: Sep 30, 2015

    Surf Donkey Suspended

    Surf Donkey

    May 12, 2015
    Yes, and then once you get used to the 5S after a couple days, going back seems like you holding a massive tablet again. It works both ways. Its always a bit jarring at first when you change anything routine that you use so much on a daily basis. Your brain naturally does a double take. But the adjustment period is quite quick.
  17. D.T. macrumors 604


    Sep 15, 2011
    Vilano Beach, FL
    I've got to tell you, I am loving the Splus. I had a couple of days of "regular" usage out and about, and it doesn't even seem that big anymore.

    Yeah, I think it's that relative size effect when you're coming from a smaller device, combined with "handheld scale" where a tiny difference is very noticeable, but those quickly wore off, and the usability/features/perks won out.
  18. Bryan Bowler macrumors 68040

    Sep 27, 2008
    I debated this too, but I'm really enjoying it so far.
  19. GrumpyMom macrumors 603


    Sep 11, 2014
    I am so happy you love your new iPhone. Good bye and good riddance to our possessed Pluses! (Though I still have mine. We need to make a trip out to return it to AT&T).
  20. ikenstein macrumors member

    Jul 19, 2007
    New York, NY
    I went back and forth between 6+ and 6 last year, but now I'm happy with the 6S+. I have an apple watch, so during the day I don't need to look at the phone as much and the screen size just seems right.

    As for one handed use, I live in NYC and definitely need to use it with one hand often. Right now I'm using a Bunker Ring to help. It's mostly great, but could be better. I started a thread in the iPhone accessories forum for the topic of one handed assistance accessories for the 6S+ (rings, grips, bands, etc.) , so if anyone has any experience with them, please post them :)
  21. ditzy macrumors 68000


    Sep 28, 2007
    I do like my new phone, but would swap to a smaller device, with the same spec, straight away if offered.
  22. Cnasty macrumors 68020


    Jul 2, 2008
    The smaller screens are like kid phones when I use them now and that keyboard is unusable after coming from the Plus line. I also have big hands though and one handed operation is fine as I have become a master of reachability and know my limits on hand gymnastics.
  23. Pipper99 macrumors 68000


    Aug 14, 2010
    Fort Worth, TX
    I went from the 6 Plus to the 6s Plus. I was considering switching to a large Android device if Apple did not come out with a larger screen iPhone last year. I love the big screen, and I would choose the Plus even if it did not have OIS. I do not miss the one-handed use of the smaller phones, and I do run and exercise with the Plus. My wife took over my 5s, and her employer provided her with a 6, so I've had a lot of opportunity to handle and compare the smaller devices to my Plus models: I can't see myself ever choosing a smaller phone again.
  24. sunking101 macrumors 603


    Sep 19, 2013
    Me too. A lot is made of OIS but I wonder how many actually need it.

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