Anyone downsizing from 6 plus to 6S regular size?

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by themp, Sep 16, 2015.

  1. themp Contributor


    Jun 18, 2011
    I'm a surgeon and used to carry an iPhone and iPad mini (mini to look things up, read articles/texts, show patients graphics, a little bit of EMR charting, etc) and last year ditched the mini for an iPhone 6 Plus. It was nice only carrying "one device" (in addition to my giant 1980s pager) but the thing is, it never really did a great job replacing the mini, was still hard to read articles or texts on. Plus, it made my thumb hurt from overreaching. Decided to downsize to the 6S regular size... But second guessing myself now. Anyone else downsizing? What are your reasons?
  2. danilko1 macrumors 6502a


    Jun 21, 2010
    only thought about it, but couldn't pull the trigger, keeping with 6 Plus, at the last minute.
  3. HarryWild macrumors 65816


    Oct 27, 2012
    I would order an 6S and see how you like it! Since you have the 6+ already you can decide which suits your needs better. You have 14 days to return it to Apple for exchange or refund!
  4. spazma7ik macrumors 6502a

    Sep 12, 2009
    No way! I could never willingly go back to a smaller screen now. It fits in my pockets just fine and really that was ever my only true concern.
  5. hutrebug macrumors regular

    Jun 24, 2015
    Once you go big, you don't go back.

    Unless one-handed operation is important to you or you always put your phone in your pocket, the bigger phone is always better.

    Don't forget the two additional benefits of the Plus: OIS and a huge battery. Well worth the extra money.
  6. hushmartin macrumors 6502

    Jul 4, 2009
    YES, I am downsizing mostly because the plus is just obnoxiously large. It's been a real pain in my butt for the last year and I'll be glad to get rid of it. It doesn't have nearly as many accessories, it doesn't fit in most of my purses or any of my wristlets/clutches, it doesn't fit in my pockets (not that I'd put it there anyway).

    I might miss the screen real estate, and the OIS camera feature... But the size of this phone is so obnoxious that I find myself not taking it in places (concerts, outings with friends) where I typically would. Therefore, it isn't doing its job. I haven't taken nearly as many pictures, because I just don't carry it as much. The camera you have with you is the best camera-- but this one is never with me! I assume that the battery advantage is mostly negated by the increase in power required to run the phone. I don't typically have problems making my battery last a full day or even two, so I'm not worried about that.
  7. mrskullfreak macrumors 6502a


    Jan 25, 2012
    michigan north detroit
    I did go with the 6s from the plus am hoping I can get used to it.
  8. MrGimper macrumors 603


    Sep 22, 2012
    Andover, UK
    No way, everything about the 6s is worse than the 6s plus :)
  9. ToroidalZeus macrumors 68020


    Dec 8, 2009
    Returned my 6 Plus for a 6 last year, best decision ever. NO REGRETS.

    battery is a lot better on the 6+, will give it that. Besides that it's a pain to use.
  10. mrskullfreak macrumors 6502a


    Jan 25, 2012
    michigan north detroit
    Like what?
  11. MrGimper macrumors 603


    Sep 22, 2012
    Andover, UK
    Screen size, resolution, PPI, battery.....

    Edit: Camera
  12. mrskullfreak macrumors 6502a


    Jan 25, 2012
    michigan north detroit
    Well I have a 14 day return lol
  13. legioxi macrumors 6502a

    Mar 2, 2013
    I ended up downsizing. It is just too big and many times uncomfortable to use. One handed use is impossible for me and there are more times than I realized that it is an inconvenience to try and navigate the upper right portion of the display.

    I don't notice a difference in PPI and the resolution isn't that important to me as long as it is retina. Battery life isn't a killer feature since I use the hotspot all day and have to plug it in regardless. I can't visibly pick out a difference in the photos making OIS a moot point. The only thing I'll miss is the landscape style for apps like mail and messages.
  14. oftheheavens macrumors 68000

    Jul 9, 2008
    cherry point
    I was thinking of going up to the 6s+ from my 6. I wanted the bigger screen and in store it doesn't seem HUGE just a little big, but you guys have me doubting my thoughts. I watch netflix and play games a lot on mine, and I also do some of my online school work from time to time so I figured it would be nice. I also am an outdoors type of person with hiking and skating and stuff in the mix and I think that the bigger phone would be asking for a broken screen.....I don't know guess I will decide when I go in launch day depending on what they have in 128gb.
  15. andyp350 macrumors 6502a

    Aug 14, 2011
    I've gone from a 6 Plus to a 6S. My mains deciding factors were the price and the fact that I now take my phone running with me (used to take a nano but now I use apple music my nano is pretty redundant). So the smaller size for that is more appealing.
    Things I will miss are the better battery life and watching videos on the larger screen.
  16. kappaknight macrumors 68000


    Mar 5, 2009
    Did you ever use that half screen feature? (Double touch the Touch ID button) Just curious... I randomly trigger it from time to time and my reaction is usually "Oh yeah, this feature exists!"

    Battery life is definitely good, but I've come to realize most of the stupid videos I watch on FB or YouTube never take advantage of the full screen anyway; I also don't use it for Netflix.
  17. SamB14 macrumors newbie

    Aug 31, 2015
    It is not obnoxiously large, there are many phones with a 5.5 inch screen.
  18. donandretti macrumors newbie

    Sep 14, 2015
    went from a 6 plus to a regular 6 and now getting a 6s

    Only benefits i saw from 6 plus was the bigger battery life.

    OIS camera wasnt much different, the plus is just annoying big
  19. infanthercules macrumors newbie


    Sep 9, 2015
    I have gone from the 6 Plus to the 6s. The Plus was too much for me, the novelty has worn off after its year of use which I thought it would but I'm at the point where I just want a normal phone to use. The 6 Plus is uncomfortable in my pockets and in my hand, whenever using the 6 I have always thought "this is what it feels like having a phone and not a mini iPad!"
  20. ftlum macrumors regular

    Oct 24, 2011
    My hospital is finally getting iPhones and they'll replace our pagers. Initially, I was disappointed that they went with the smaller 6, but I think it'll actually be better than the 6+. I have a hard time hearing my personal phone go off when it's in my pocket and with the 6, I can put it easily on a belt holster. When the Apple Watch apps get better, though, I'll be able to use that for notifications and put the phone back in my pocket.
  21. mattopotamus macrumors G5


    Jun 12, 2012
    That is very true, but isn't it the largest with a 5.5" screen? IIRC, the nexus 6 is smaller and sports a 6" screen.
  22. ckurt25 macrumors 6502a


    Mar 25, 2009
    Grand Rapids, MI
    Downsizing for similar reasons. I got rid of my mini thinking the 6 plus would be great for the web, games, reading, all when sitting on the couch at home. It's good, but not great. The other reason is that the plus is too big for me to carry around like I have all other phones in the past. I'm 6'4" and weigh a bit over 200 pounds so I'm not a small person. I wear jeans for work (software company) and I can't sit with my phone in my pocket. These are relaxed / loose fit jeans and do a great job of holding the plus when I'm walking around but I can't sit down anywhere with it in my pocket.

    I picked up a refurbished iPad Mini 3 when then prices recently dropped and pre-ordered the 6S.
  23. JPIndustrie macrumors 6502a


    Mar 12, 2008
    Queens, NY
    I ordered a 128 GB 6s to replace my 6 plus. I got tired of having a big enough display everyone can see it.

    Once I dropped it fumbling trying to answer a call, and the screen cracked (multiple times dropping iPhones, first time actually breaking a screen) I said enough is enough.

    Every time I see someone using it, it just looks so out of place.
  24. legioxi macrumors 6502a

    Mar 2, 2013
    I tried but it is still very unwieldy. It was easier to just use two hands in the end.
  25. scapegoat81 macrumors 6502a


    Oct 7, 2012
    I thought it was 30 ?

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