Getting a 6+?

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by nviz22, May 10, 2015.

  1. nviz22 macrumors 68040

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    So far, I have both a 5C and a Galaxy S6. I am thinking about selling my S6 Edge since it has problems with a memory leak or excess RAM being eaten up to close apps but not really closing apps in the process. It leads to high RAM use ranging from 68% to 91% with barely any apps working. The battery life is suffering from the Wi-Fi drain bug.

    I feel like iOS 8 is very capable enough to replace Android seeing as that I like the notifications feature with the "Today Widgets," 3rd party keyboard support, etc. I have been using Android since Day 1, but only got the 5C on a very good deal.

    I am interested in using the 6+ until the 2015 iPhone comes out since I am expecting a tri-core processor with a 2 GB of RAM chipset. I am interested with iOS since it has better continuity, faster updates, less carrier bloat, great camera software, iMessaging, and the widgets.

    What I dislike about iOS from my experience is the lack of predictive dialing (can get around it, not that big of a deal, but still very disappointing), dealing with iTunes to sync music, lack of NFC features besides Apple Pay, lack of ringtone support since Zedge requires extra work on my end apparently, Safari tab refreshing, lack of multi-tasking, and being tied to an Apple Watch if I want to use a high end smart watch.

    What I will miss about the S6 Edge would be multi-window, double tap for the camera, the Edge Screen features like Night Clock, the theming, a high end camera, smart alerts, notification LED, and some smart features.

    What I hope to gain from iOS is forgetting about complicated problems bogging down a phone's performance, continuity, dependable battery life, timely updates, and being able to use it as a daily driver.

    Lastly, I have an issue with iTunes where my 5C cannot sync music. It's a headache, but I updated to the latest iTunes to see if it works, but nothing. My Windows 8 PC recognizes my iPhone and so does iTunes, but alas, syncing is not an option since it's greyed out for some odd reason.
     
  2. FFR macrumors 6502a

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    Good luck with the iPhone 6+ battery life is amazing.

    In regards to iTunes not syncing, switch off iTunes Match on the iPhone 5c. Music tab in the settings app.
     
  3. lympero macrumors 6502a

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    I want one too but that 1gb of ram is killing me ;)
     
  4. bandofbrothers macrumors 601

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    I've not regretted trading in my iPhone 5s for the iPhone 6 Plus once since I bought it.

    Loving the buttery smooth iOS experience along with the extra real estate for my old eyes # and the battery life.
     
  5. iGeek2014 macrumors 68000

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    I was in two minds in whether to go for the 6 or 6 Plus. I'm glad I opted for the Plus.

    The battery life has been great and I'm hoping Apple will make more use of the extra display once iOS 9 lands.
     
  6. Newtons Apple macrumors Pentium

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    Perfectly worded!:apple:
     
  7. nviz22 thread starter macrumors 68040

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    How about the transition from Android to iOS permanently? What about losing the S6 Edge features vs gaining the 6+ features?
     
  8. Donoban macrumors 6502a

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    This is all subjective man. Only you can answer the questions you have posted.

    Android is s#$t (would you expect a MR member to say anything else? Lolz).

    Make the swap and don't look back. Like you said, 4 cores, 4gb of ram, etc and it's still runs like crap.

    But just wait for the 6s at this stage. That's what I'm doing. Only 6 months to go.
     
  9. 1984world macrumors 6502

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    You will lose a few features, you will gain a few features. I wouldn't worry about the camera, the 6plus has one of, if not the best camera out there. I was actually looking at some videos last night, and with the S6 being on the cutting edge of cameras, it's still really only on par with the 6plus. Both are awesome.

    You won't be displeased overall with the 6plus, its a great phone. I'm guessing though, that if they add a gig of ram to the S series of model of the next 6plus, it will be so smooth and fast that no phone will come even close.

    The three things that the S6 has that are REALLY nice are the double tap camera, LED notification light, and the true multitasking (this you can get around, albeit a bit clunky, with a jailbreak).

    I used to hate itunes when I first started using it, but after I got used to it, I actually prefer it to using other methods of transferring files to phones/tablets/etc. It's not the fastest, but it seems to work. If you are having problems, uninstall the current version, and then reinstall the latest version. Make sure you have either 32 or 64 bit, whichever your computer uses.

    It's only a few months away till the S series (or whatever) is released by Apple, so it doesn't hurt to wait for it and make use of the S6 since it only just was released (maybe you got a bad model?). But you are preaching to the choir, I love upgrading phones regularly, if only for the fun of tinkering with them.
     
  10. nviz22 thread starter macrumors 68040

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    I wouldn't say like crap, more like exceedingly below expectations. I was expecting this high powered phone with no lags or major bugs. Apple at least addressed iOS 8 issues, Samsung hasn't done squat in the US or Canada. If it has 4 gb of ram it would've been even worse on paper in terms of expectations if most of the ram was eaten. It's only 3 gb of ram, but it has an octa core processor lol....
     
  11. nviz22 thread starter macrumors 68040

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    It's actually my 3rd S6 Edge model. The 6+ will have more value I'm September, no?
     
  12. bhayes444 macrumors 6502a

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    Yeah, Google was really slow at addressing the memory leak issue in Lollipop, and now that they supposedly have it fixed, it will probably take a few more weeks to months for OEMs to push the update; unless they fix it on their own, which I doubt. Samsung has been known to have some laggy devices with all the junk they load it up with. I have read that the S6 has been less junky than the rest, but it still doesn't run as smooth as a device with no Touchwiz. The S6 has a really nice camera and design, but the battery life leaves something to be desired. I have a Moto X (2014) and have not seen a reason to upgrade to any android phone for the past few month or into the foreseeable future. In fact I am also planning to get the iPhone 6S+. I used the iPhone 6 on release, but couldn't get past the low RAM allotment. With double the RAM it will definitely be the phone that I wanted it to be. I am very excited about it! I feel like you will be happy with the current 6+, but if you can live with the S6 for another 6 or so months I would just tough it out; alternatively the 5C could also be toughed out with as well.
     
  13. Ipadlover29 macrumors 6502a

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    Upgraded to the 6 plus from the Samsung s4 about six months ago. This is my first iPhone and I love it. I do miss a few things here and there from the android ecosystem but overall I am happy.

    Things that I miss:

    Easy to download and change ringtones
    Home screen widgets
    Third party keyboards are better in android (iOS will improve over time)
    Predictive dialling
    Speed dial
    customization



    Things that I love:

    Camera
    Battery life (standby time is amazing compared to android phones)
    Higher resale value
    Awesome support
    Lots of accessories
    Ease of use
    App selection and quality
    Continuity and handoff
    Build quality

    Things I wish were included:

    Fast charging
    Power saving mode
    Being able to customize control center toggles
     
  14. blairh macrumors 68030

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    Don't use iTunes for your music. Upload your collection to Google Music. Use the iOS app.

    The only thing I miss about Android is the notification light/Moto Display. Other than that, I love my 6 Plus. 1 GB of RAM is a non-issue for me. Unless you are prone to using many web tabs open at one time (I'm not) I don't think you'll notice it.
     
  15. sunking101 macrumors 603

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    It's not only a question of having more than one browser tab open. If you swap between say a search in the Ebay or Amazon apps and then check something such as a price on Google, you'll keep having everything reload on you when you go back to it. Likewise filling out a webform, exiting to Google something pertinent and then upon returning to your partially completed webform it may reload on you and force you to start from scratch. Sure some people who 'use their phone as a phone' aren't going to be unduly bothered by app and browser tab reloads, but plenty of us are.

    The 6+ is supposed to bridge the gap between phones and tablets so it should be able to keep a couple of apps and one browser tab in memory. That's basic functionality so far as I'm concerned. 1GB of RAM just isn't up to the job and I would strongly advise against purchasing any iPhone or iPad which only has 1GB of RAM. Add to this the stutter/lag that the 6+ displays due to the hardware scaling and you will be buying a device that has issues *now* and is not even slightly future-proofed.
    IWait for the next generation of iPhones due in September.

    A disgruntled 6+ owner.
     
  16. 1984world macrumors 6502

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    I would say the iphone would almost certainly hold it's value better than the S6.
     
  17. lympero macrumors 6502a

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    Thanks for giving a honest view on iphone 6+. I'll wait for 6s+ as well
     
  18. duffman9000 macrumors 68000

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    Good idea. When I bought a 6+ I broke a rule regarding Apple products: never buy a 1st gen Apple anything. Look at the 6+'s weird scaling. I don't know if this is causing the intermittent lag and/or stutter, but it seems like wasted resources.

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    It doesn't depend on the number of tabs you have open. It's the content that matters. I've reloaded tabs with just 2 tabs open. One was cnn and another was a private google mail tab. No apps open, but even if that were true that shouldn't matter.

    Also, Apple apps, like Mail and Music forget their last position. Reload, and then back to the default screen. I've thought about destroying my phone, capturing the video, and shipping the bits back to Apple.
     
  19. blairh macrumors 68030

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    I can only speak for myself. I sometimes will jump into the browser while writing an email or text message to grab info and the like. When I return to my email or text, there is no refresh. I continue forward with the info I have gathered in my browser.

    I welcome a 2 GB iPhone, of course, but currently 1 GB has been a non-issue for me personally.
     
  20. kargurin, May 12, 2015
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    Getting a 6+?


    Just now I checked and had 24 apps open. And had no clue it was that many. No substantial lag or performance drop noticed. I'm sure I could have scrolled this page a bit smoother in Tapatalk but it didn't grab my attention. Coming from the Android world I personally take allot of these complaints with a grain of salt. Three weeks ago my phone was a Note 3. Before that a Note 2.
     
  21. dagamer34 macrumors 65816

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    Clicking on any of those tabs would have triggered a page refresh, which is what we've been trying to avoid. You basically have 24 short-term bookmarks. None but your most recent page reside in RAM.
     
  22. C DM macrumors Westmere

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    Can be more than just the most recent page, sometimes a fair bit more.
     
  23. kargurin macrumors regular

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    I actually clicked on all of them. It was a variety of things like BeWeather 2, Dolphin, Safari, Google Maps, Radar Scope, etc. I had closed nothing since the morning. Some refreshed some did not. There was no problem with the responsiveness of these apps.

    I'm beginning to wonder if the people complaining fall into one or both of these groups: they had purchased 16GB phones or have used a 4 inch screen (or smaller) exclusively in the past. 16GB fills up fast. With the OS and bloatware, I quite honestly think these things should be avoided since you have little space left. As your disk space decreases, so does performance. If you have used nothing but a 4 inch screen, then I don't think there is sufficient perspective on 'lag.' And if there is 'lag' is it really meaningful in the context of large format phones (read: almost exclusively Android) and is there experience with these phones to make a meaningful comparison. BTW, I have a 64GB Plus.

    BTW, it looks like the 5s will not be re-spec'd from what I've read of the rumors of the late summer/fall release of the new phones.
     
  24. sunking101 macrumors 603

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    You haven't grasped what we're talking about. App and browser tab reloading isn't a speed or response issue, and nor does it matter if you have 16GB or 128GB of storage. It's a RAM issue.
     
  25. scjr macrumors 68000

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    Why does iPad Air 2, with 2GB of RAM, reload Safari tabs?
     

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