Here's why I HAVE CANCELLED my i6+ order to get the 6

stu.h

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After watching a few more videos and reading up, I'm going to get the 6 I think and cancel my ordered plus.

Battery life on my 5S wasn't an issue, rarely went below 80% and I have chargers everywhere I go. The bedroom, kitchen, HiRise on my Mac, the car, desk at work. I even have a portable charger that I can take with me if I go out for the day and use GPS. That used to charge my 5S more than twice from nearly discharged.

OIS - real world usage, bet it won't make a difference apart from maybe low light situations- burst mode on my 5S always got me to pick a great shot

Resolution - Does the plus constantly downscale? It's going to take more processing power to push the extra pixels as well as the downscaling it will constantly have to do. Probably not noticeable however?

Size - I commute 4 days a week, and occasionally have to make calls. I think it's going to look daft making a call on that. 129g instead of 172g also.

That said, I'll reserve judgment till Friday when I can hold both in store. Also sways it for me that I have preordered for pickup the 6 for Friday yet the plus is nearly 4 weeks from being delivered. Oh and the £80 I'll save.

Hope everyone is happy with what they purchase, I can see the plus suiting a lot of people out there, just don't think it's for me.

 
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bchreng

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When you're trying to justify a decision then you tend to try to ridicule the choice you didn't make in order to make yourself feel better.
As sad as it is and as much as I wish it weren't, it's true!
 

LinksAwakener

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There's this theory that states the less the choices impact your life, the more time is spent on the decision. In other words, there's really very little difference between the two choices otherwise it would be an easy choice, and ergo your decision of one phone over the other will have very little impact.
 

Adam-Jobs

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After watching a few more videos and reading up, I'm going to get the 6 I think and cancel my ordered plus.

Battery life on my 5S wasn't an issue, rarely went below 80% and I have chargers everywhere I go. The bedroom, kitchen, HiRise on my Mac, the car, desk at work. I even have a portable charger that I can take with me if I go out for the day and use GPS. That used to charge my 5S more than twice from nearly discharged.

OIS - real world usage, bet it won't make a difference apart from maybe low light situations- burst mode on my 5S always got me to pick a great shot

Resolution - Does the plus constantly downscale? It's going to take more processing power to push the extra pixels as well as the downscaling it will constantly have to do. Probably not noticeable however?

Size - I commute 4 days a week, and occasionally have to make calls. I think it's going to look daft making a call on that. 129g instead of 172g also.

That said, I'll reserve judgment till Friday when I can hold both in store. Also sways it for me that I have preordered for pickup the 6 for Friday yet the plus is nearly 4 weeks from being delivered. Oh and the £80 I'll save.

Hope everyone is happy with what they purchase, I can see the plus suiting a lot of people out there, just don't think it's for me.

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I've ordered a plus.... But didn't realise it was that much heavier than the 5! I believe the 5 weighs 118g? So both the iPhone 6 and 6+ weigh more. Isn't that a step backwards.
 

Adam-Jobs

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I've ordered a plus.... But didn't realise it was that much heavier than the 5! I believe the 5 weighs 118g? So both the iPhone 6 and 6+ weigh more. Isn't that a step backwards.
To be fair the size of screen increase justifies the extra weight. Love a light phone. But would love a bigger screen even more!
 

stu.h

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iPhone 5 was 112g.

Not necessarily a step backwards at all, there is a scenario of something being too light.

Take the iPad mini for example;

1st gen (non retina) 312g
2nd gen (retina) 341g

I wouldn't say adding a retina display was a step backwards.

:D
 

r-m

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I've ordered a plus.... But didn't realise it was that much heavier than the 5! I believe the 5 weighs 118g? So both the iPhone 6 and 6+ weigh more. Isn't that a step backwards.
I think it's a scalable/relative thing. Because the device is bigger, the weight will be more evenly distributed over the bigger area too, so might not actually feel like its heavier.
I'll be impressed if they still manage to keep the iPhone 6's centre of gravity quite close to the centre of the device too, like on iPhones since the 4, and iPads since the 2 (never tried balancing a 1).
 

uncreativedan

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I've ordered a plus.... But didn't realise it was that much heavier than the 5! I believe the 5 weighs 118g? So both the iPhone 6 and 6+ weigh more. Isn't that a step backwards.
It's pretty appropriate compared to other phones of that size at 172 grams for the Plus.

The Nexus 7 (2013) is 299 grams, which felt a little too heavy for me. By heavy I mostly mean feeling the fatigue when holding it with one hand for extended periods. My Paperwhite kindle is 206 grams, which feels just right before getting too much in the heavy zone. So being at 172 grams will be quite good with me. Take off too much weight and you have to sacrifice something else.
 

kugino

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my strategy: most difficult one to get is the 6 plus so i ordered one of those. (not the gold, though). wait time for this one will be the longest. if i don't like it or i find it too big for daily use, i will return it and get the 6. not a difficult choice, really.
 

TahoeDust

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iPhone 5 was 112g.

Not necessarily a step backwards at all, there is a scenario of something being too light.
I liked the weight and density of my iP4. It felt like a fine watch. Honestly I think my 5 was a step down in terms of feeling of quality. I am hoping the 6 feels more like the 4.
 

spazma7ik

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Wait, you rarely go below 80%? Sounds like you should forget about both phones and settle on basic device. You obviously have no use for either device, plus or not.
 

r-m

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Wait, you rarely go below 80%? Sounds like you should forget about both phones and settle on basic device. You obviously have no use for either device, plus or not.
Did you miss the bit where he said he has chargers everywhere?
From that, I took that he's a heavy user so constantly has the device plugged in ;-)
 

Sheza

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Exactly these reasons, OP! I'm not going to dissuade people from getting the 6 Plus if they want one, but we have our reasons for going for the 6 and it'd be nice if we didn't get bashed or put down in the process.

Saying it's 'damn near the same phone as the 5' when that's so obviously false. For one, the screen size increase is larger than the 5 was to the 4. If you've skipped the 5S then this is a big upgrade.

I now have a portable charger I got at a festival, it works really well and fits in the pocket with the phone nicely. That'll do me, personally.

The 6 Plus is a great phone, but some people just don't want one and they shouldn't be intimated or made to feel bad about that decision.
 

stu.h

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Did you miss the bit where he said he has chargers everywhere?
From that, I took that he's a heavy user so constantly has the device plugged in ;-)
Indeed :D

For the record, Even though it's not needed these days, I do run my battery down till it switches off around once a month :cool:
 

maflynn

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It is big, which is both a pro and a con at the same time.

I go back and forth on this. I don't see enough updates for the regular iPhone 6 to sell my iPhone 5c, but I can myself selling that for the IP6 but I'm worried its too big.
 

bp1000

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I'm getting the 6+

Might as well take a giant leap away from the familiar. At least I'm going to be surprised!