Came to realization Plus is too big.

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by zemaker, Sep 17, 2016.

  1. zemaker macrumors regular

    Nov 25, 2011
    So I got into the hype of the double cameras that the 7 Plus comes with. Well now that I have my phone I feel like it was a mistake, especially since I still have my old 6 around and I can compare the two. The Plus is just too unwieldy...almost tempted to take it back and have it exchanged with a non Plus model.

    Anyone know what the restocking fee is like at Apple Stores?
  2. djinn macrumors 68000


    Oct 4, 2003
    Since you are within the 14 day grace period you should be fine. I'm assuming you will want the iPhone 7 as a replacement. So you might run into a stock issue.
  3. KrisLord macrumors 68000

    Sep 12, 2008
    Northumberland, UK
    If you bought from Apple you've 14 days to return it. No restocking fees.
  4. GrumpyMom macrumors 604


    Sep 11, 2014
    At least give yourself a chance to try out the new dual cameras. You aren't impressed with them at all? How about the better display resolution on the bigger iPhone? You have 14 days so give yourself a chance to at least absorb the differences in a more positive way. It is unwieldy but while you have the chance at least check it out and put it through its paces and see what the hype was all about.
  5. penajmz macrumors 68040


    Sep 11, 2008
    New York City
    If you really can't get used to it just take it back and get your money back. Unfortunately you're gonna have to wait to get a 7 as it is sold out ever here.
  6. cdmoore74 macrumors 68020

    Jun 24, 2010
    This is exactly why I'm hesitant in getting my wife the Plus model. I think she would highly enjoy the camera's more than me but it's that size factor. And to be honest I don't see any reason for her to switch from a 6S to a 7.
    As for me I'm getting a Plus but I also have a SE to fall back on. The SE and Plus is a nice combo. I will must likely buy a SE sequel when it comes out if Apple keeps the price in check.
  7. Bigserver1 macrumors regular

    Sep 26, 2012
    Give it three days. I can't imagine going back to a 4.7" phone now, and when I hold a 5/5s/SE, it feels like a toy.

    If after a few days you feel the same way, then return it.
    --- Post Merged, Sep 17, 2016 ---
    FYI my wife went from the 6 to the 7 plus, and she grabbed her old 6 last night to send herself some pictures from it and said "wow this feels so small now". IMO the size is really easy to adjust to, and the perks are well worth it.
  8. Casfin macrumors regular

    Feb 17, 2016
    I came from a iPhone 5 to a 6s plus a few weeks ago. It felt huge the first few days, but now I love it. I'd never go back. And it's funny, I ripped on the bezels on the 6s plus, but after playing with my brother in laws s7 edge I'm happy the bezels are there.

    6s plus has really made me like apple again. Great phone.
    Having said that, I'm not touching ios10 with a 30 foot lightning cable.
  9. TheRealAlex macrumors 68000

    Sep 2, 2015

    the 6s Plus 6 Plus and now 7 Plus are Poorly designed when You consider their Giant Bezels I own a Note 5 and when you consider Samsung is able to Fit a 5.7" 1440p OLED display into a device that Thinner and Lighter than the 7 Plus which is stuck at 5.5" and 1080p and is Physically much larger wider and heavier.
  10. zemaker thread starter macrumors regular

    Nov 25, 2011
    I'm pretty sure It's getting exchanged, if possible.
  11. 12vElectronics macrumors 68040


    Jul 19, 2013
    I had my 6+ for 2 years. I gave it 2 years to get used to it. I still felt it was too big on the last day.
  12. alohamade, Sep 17, 2016
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    alohamade macrumors regular


    Sep 13, 2012
    I spent the last year with my 6s Plus. Loved it for the most part, but there were lots of situations where it became sort of unwieldily and I wondered what it would be like if I switched back to the 4.7-inch phone.

    So this year, I got an iPhone 7. And since getting it yesterday, I do miss the big screen, but honestly I'm getting used to this smaller one again + the portability is so, so nice. I think the usage patterns for me was to try to do literally everything on that screen, including reading books and watching movies and I came to the conclusion that it's still way better on an iPad. So, when I need a portable computer on me, that I don't fuss with in size, I'm more than happy with the 7.

    Plus, the battery life gap between the 7 and 7 Plus is the closest it's ever been, so battery isn't too huge of a deal for me anymore. And I got the 256GB model, which I'm very happy to compromise on in trading the bigger size for.

    To each their own!
  13. JoePa2624 macrumors regular


    Oct 12, 2014
  14. AppleRobert macrumors 603

    Nov 12, 2012
    Thing is what are you going to use it for? If you truly want a phablet for what you will be doing, keep it and you will not be sorry.

    However, if phablet duties are secondary or minimal then just exchange for the smaller Iphone.
  15. Poochi macrumors 6502a


    Jul 30, 2010
    You can probably sell the + for extra few bucks. Good secondary market demand it seems.

    And buy a 7 from Apple.
  16. weesy macrumors regular

    Jun 16, 2011
    I'm on the opposite, I bought the regular 7 because I needed the phone and now desperately want a plus.
  17. NewtypeCJ macrumors 6502


    Feb 27, 2005
    Decatur, GA
    I went 6s Plus last year and liked it for a while but wished I could turn off the landscape view of springboard and mail. Yes you can turn on rotation lock to get rid of those but then have to turn it off to take landscape pictures or watch videos. And then the thing was just real big in my pocket - it wasn't good. So I went back to the standard size with the 7 and couldn't be happier with that decision.
  18. joshwithachance macrumors 68000


    Dec 11, 2009
    I downsized from the 6S Plus to the 7 this year, and so far I have no regrets. The Plus is super fun to use when sedentary, but in nearly every other situation the standard size is much more useable/manageable.
  19. weesy macrumors regular

    Jun 16, 2011
    The regular 7 is definitely more convenient and much easier to use one handed one the go. But I miss the larger size for reading and getting business done on the go.
  20. clunkmess macrumors 6502a


    Jul 28, 2011
    Good call. I love my 7 and just can't imagine not having the convenience of one-handed use.
  21. Glene macrumors 6502

    Sep 13, 2014
    Ft Lauderdale
    After a year with the 6 p, I swapped for the 6s.......just too damned big for most situations
  22. jannette macrumors 6502

    Oct 13, 2011
    Bishop's Stortford
    I have downsized from a 6 plus to a 7. I liked the larger screen on the 6plus but it was just too big to take around. It would not fit in my pockets and as I use the phone mainly for calls and texts, I decided I could manage with the 7. I use my iPad for reading and games.
  23. Juan007 macrumors 6502a


    Jun 14, 2010
    Completely agree OP, 7 is how Jobs / Ive designed the phone. 7+ is an ugly mutation to make a few dollars extra.
  24. bigcstyle4 macrumors 6502

    Sep 22, 2012
    This is what I did last year when I exchanged my 6S+ for the 6S. Check every morning to see if your desired model is available, then make a pickup reservation at the store. They can refund your phone and buy the new one at the same time.
  25. nia820 macrumors 68020


    Jun 27, 2011
    You will get use it. It seems intimidating at first but after a week you'll start to think how you used such small phone before.

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