Any difference in quality hotspot from 5s or 6s Plus?

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  1. Turnpike macrumors 6502

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    I use a phone almost only as a portable hotspot. So the smaller size is handier, but if the larger phone gives even a 3% better connection or reach or quality hotspot, I would bother with the newer, more expensive phone in a heartbeat.

    Does anyone think (or know) that they might get a better reach with a 6S Plus than a 5S? Same plans, same areas, etc. Would the larger phone have a better powered antenna (or whatever) or even an iPad might give better/worse hotspot connections/service?

    I couldn't find anything on the subject, if anyone has some technical knowledge or experience, it would be very interesting. Thanks!
     
  2. ncbetz macrumors 6502

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    I don't know hard facts, but I have found that my 6s hotspot is faster than my brothers 5s.
     
  3. Turnpike thread starter macrumors 6502

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    That's what I was wondering- I've found that a Macbook running off an iPhone wifi seems to be a smoother connection (faster?) than off of any other type of portable hotspot, and many times its crossed my mind that this is the case, quite consistently. I doubt there's any hard evidence of that either, but by now I'm almost sure that's the case.

    Anyone else?
     
  4. ncbetz macrumors 6502

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    Well, another thing is that if you upgrade to the 6s you will have a longer battery life, and likewise a longer time to use the hotspot.
     
  5. Turnpike thread starter macrumors 6502

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    But the antenna and so on- those are the actual identical parts, right?
     

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