Does 6s worth the price over the 6?

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by leandronb, Dec 26, 2015.

  1. leandronb macrumors newbie

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    Hi guys.
    I decided to move from android to apple. After a lot of research, hours of videos watched and some threads created in forums, but right now my problem is deciding between the 6 and 6s.
    In US is an easy choice, is just 100$ more expensive but here in Brazil there is a big difference, buying a 6s 20% more expensive than an iphone 6. is more expensive than a 6 plus 64gb.
    to put things in perspective i will give some examples of the price of some phones here:
    Moto X 2014:950BRL
    Galaxy S6:1900BRL
    Iphone 6 64GB:3150BRL
    Iphone 6s 64GB:3869BRL

    As you can see the 6s is almost double the price of a S6, here is a lot of money, even the 6 is but i want to try ios. So my question is if the 6s worth that huge price tag, or should i go for the 6.

    i know that the 6s destroys every phone now in benchmarks, have the fastest cpu, gpu and storage available, but in real life on speed tests the apps loads almost at the same time.
    Also i couldn't see that much difference in photos from both phones, and for sure i will not record 4k.
    What do you guys think?
     
  2. rzc16512 macrumors regular

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    Having owned both the 6 and the 6s I would say that both are good phones and unless you are getting the plus (you're going to want the extra ram in the 6s) or using any of the new features (doesn't sound like you would be) than get the 6.
     
  3. boomhower macrumors 68000

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    Given your particular situation I think it comes down to how long do you plan to keep the phone? If only for a year or at two get the 6 and save the money. If you plan to keep it for 3 or even more then the 6S. The faster CPU/GPU may not show a huge difference today but will down the road with resource hungry OS updates. (Though the 1GB of ram is going to be a pain point down the road)
     
  4. aKansasKid macrumors regular

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    Are the prices you quoted for Brazil for new phones? The S6 you quote is about $480 US, but that 6s is about $978 US. I'm confused why Apple has such a broad price disparity among nations ($978 there versus $750 in the U.S.) compared to other manufacturers. It's clearly not just about the exchange rate. If that S6 price is for a new phone, and the price is set by Samsung, then I'm even more confused, since the S6 retails for much more than $480 here.
     
  5. leandronb thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Yeah for new phones, and these are current prices with promotions Samsung is even cheaper, but apple is always the same price.
    Right now the direct conversion from BRL to USD is kinda messed up because of the economy here, the usual was a 2BRL:1USD.
     
  6. leandronb thread starter macrumors newbie

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    I have both options in my mind now, if i buy a 6s i will need to keep it for 3 years to justify the money i spent, if i buy the 6 i will probably keep it for 2 years, but since is cheaper i will not have the remorse to upgrade to iphone 7 or 7s.
    if i buy a 6s i will have all specs better for 3 years, if i buy a 6 i will have good specs and the possibility to have even better specs in 2 years or less.
     
  7. boomhower macrumors 68000

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    I think the overall experience is better upgrading every two years than stretching one out to three years.
     
  8. maxsix Suspended

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    Personally I greatly prefer my iP6Plus over the iP6SPlus I bought my wife and daughter. I don't play games, therefore the Greatly Hyped Speed increase doesn’t matter to me. I'm very glad I didn't waste the money. Especially since all indicators suggest iPhone 7 will be a beneficial upgrade.
     
  9. Hieveryone macrumors 68020

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    I use 3D Touch all the time. So for me I could never use anything less than the 6s without inconvenience.

    I mainly use it for opera browser opening favorites as well as safari for a new tab.
     
  10. JulesJam macrumors 68020

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    The iP6 only has 1GB of RAM - it is not enough.
     
  11. Isamilis macrumors 6502

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    +1 for this. Also, if you are techies (like to jailbreak and try out tweaks etc) or like to play serious games on the phone, then 6s will be better for you. 6s is almost 2 times faster than 6 and 2 times more RAM than 6.
     
  12. bandofbrothers macrumors 601

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    Similar to you I thought hard and performed lots of homework when deciding to upgrade from my iPhone 6 Plus to the newer iPhone 6s Plus.

    Lots of interesting conversations about RAM.

    For me as soon as I installed a Content Blocker (Crystal) I now do not have as many tab refreshes in Safari and if they do the page remains where I left off so no reloading.

    So for me my iPhone 6 Plus will fulfill my needs until the iPhone 7 (or whatever they call it) and then I'll look again at upgrading.
     
  13. leandronb thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Thanks for the answers guys. i think i will buy a 64gb iphone 6. It is already an overpriced phone here and the 6s price is out of reality. just one more thing so you guys see the economy here, the minimum wage is 870BRL, and the 6s is 3869BRL, i will not feel good spending this much money in a phone.
    Right now i will just have to decide if i pick the 64gb or 16gb. I can get a 16gb one for 2400BRL because a friend of mine will receive a brand new one from apple after a repair. but i will have to manage with only 12gb, but will be cheaper than the 2879BRL at apple store.
     
  14. bandofbrothers macrumors 601

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    You're welcome.

    Appreciate the money side of things.

    Personally I save up over time for my wanted items.
     
  15. kamalds macrumors regular

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    You forgot 2GB RAM which is a major factor that makes 6s so much faster.
     
  16. dumastudetto macrumors 68020

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    I have both and there's no doubt the 6s is worth the extra money. The 6 is already starting to struggle a bit with the latest versions of iOS, and it probably won't be pretty to use it with iOS 10 next year.
     

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