Coming back to iPhone... 6S or 7?

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  1. js81 macrumors 65816

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    Hey all: I apologize if this has been answered recently, I couldn't find anything relevant.

    At this point, would it make sense to get a 6S over a 7? I know the 7 is "better" and I don't really care about the lack of headphone jack or "weird" home button... Would a 6S (performance-wise) be 90% of the phone of a 7? Or is there enough extra oomph to warrant getting the 7 over it?

    My hometown carrier uses the unlocked A1660, so would I see the benefit of 3xCA on a 7?

    And what about battery life? I've read plenty of review that say the standard 7 (I don't want the Plus) has poor battery life. Any boots-on-the-ground opinions about that?

    There's only a $100 price difference from the carrier (it's cheaper monthly to do a traditional 2-yr contract than installments), so I imagine the smart decision would be to just go ahead and get the 7... but I don't like to spend money I don't have to. :D

    And I know I should wait on the 8/X/10th anniversary iPhone... I know. But I can't. I hate my current Android phone badly enough that I have pulled out my spare phone (an iPhone 5C) and am using it in the meantime and there is no way I can use it til September. :) Thanks in advance.
     
  2. eyoungren macrumors P6

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    I would go with the 7/7+ at this point.

    I am no fan of the entire 6 series (which includes the 7/7+) but it's late in the game now. The 6s/6s+ will be two years old in September.

    Not worth it in my opinion.
     
  3. Relentless Power macrumors P6

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    My thoughts when with the regular 4.7 inch iPhone 7, the battery life is not as good as it could have been. Even though Apple stated it was supposed to have an additional two hours of battery life with the deleted 3.5 mm Jack.

    If you're about saving money, the 6S is still a completely viable iPhone and there aren't major differences between the regular 4.7 iPhone 7 and the 6S.
     
  4. js81 thread starter macrumors 65816

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    That's more or less what I was thinking, that at this point I should get a 7 just for longevity sake. BUT... if the 6S and 7 are so similar performance-wise, why not save a few bucks? BUT... we all know how Apple likes to arbitrarily decide to "cut off" a particular device (like my Unibody aluminum Macbook vs my wife's plastic one with Sierra).

    I was going to do this when my carrier was offering the 6S for free. I have no idea why paying $49 for it makes me more apt to pay $149 for a 7, but it does lol.
     
  5. eyoungren macrumors P6

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    …or my 2003 17" PowerBook G4 and my PowerMac G5s (2.7 Dual, 2.3 Dual Core, 2.5 Quad Core).

    I get it. :D
     
  6. js81 thread starter macrumors 65816

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    Exactly. And when I first read that, I thought it said PowerBook G5... and that made me a little bit giddy. :D
     
  7. maxjohnson2 macrumors regular

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    I bought the 7, but I wish I had gotten the 6S now that I began to miss the headphone jack even though I thought it wasn't a big deal at first, and being a little cheaper you can get more storage for the same price as the 7. Couple times I tried to insert the cable to charge the phone while on the headphones and then realize... oh right. I also didn't see a big change between image quality between the SE and the 7 cameras.
     
  8. ACG12 macrumors 6502a

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    The 6s is almost 2 years old and not having OIS is a deal breaker for me personally.
     
  9. Tthomas612 macrumors 65816

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    I just recently acquired an iPhone 7 through a trade on Craigslist. I had an iPhone 6s Plus and was ready to go back to 4.7" because of work. I have the regular S7 as my work phone and the 6s Plus was just too big when compared to that phone when the screen size is only .4" difference in the 2. The 4.7" iPhone 7 and Galaxy S7 are basically the same size...

    Now to my point... get the iPhone 7 not the 6s. I know people say the performance is t much difference and all that, but benchmarks do say otherwise and say that the A10 is a monster of a chip. My 6s Plus was starting to show its age as it is 1 year and a half old now. The iPhone 7 has OIS now and takes great pictures and the new home button is quite nifty... lol...
     
  10. Relentless Power macrumors P6

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    Which is why Apple implemented OIS into both iPhone 7 models. Incremental, but welcomed.
     
  11. Tthomas612 macrumors 65816

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    Yes 100%. OIS is the 4.7" phone should have happened since iPhone 6, then they skipped the 6s which was absurd.
     
  12. js81 thread starter macrumors 65816

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    Ah, yes - I'd forgotten about OIS. That probably decides it for me, as I'm used to it on my GS6 and would prob miss it more than the other negatives about the 7 (headphone jack and home button).
     
  13. cbreze macrumors 6502

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    I like my 7 better than my former 6s. Once I quickly got used to the new home button it would be hard to revert back to the old mechanical one. However I'd probably not have upgraded if not for Verizon offering a straight across trade, 6s for a new 7. Did this a few months ago and happy with the 7. Fantastic battery life considering the size, way better than the 6s. Pluses are to big IMO, love the smaller size, fits right in my shirt pocket. And the cam is fantastic! Took some video at the beach and was really pleased even on the cloudy day it was not jerky or jumpy at all, very smooth and much better than the 6s.
     
  14. js81 thread starter macrumors 65816

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    Thanks for the reply. The home button is my biggest concern (it's the main reason I picked the GS6 over other androids at the time), but I suppose I'll get used to it, too. Once I was reminded of OIS on the 7 and NOT the 6S, that pretty much decided it for me. Thanks for your comments on battery life, too! :)
     

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