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

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by stu.h, Sep 13, 2014.

  1. stu.h, Sep 13, 2014
    Last edited: Sep 13, 2014

    stu.h macrumors 65816


    May 8, 2010
    West Midlands, England.
    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.

  2. thatoneguy82 macrumors 68000


    Jul 23, 2008
    Beach Cities, CA
    I agree.

    For me, the money wasn't an issue, it was the size. Went with iPhone 6 128GB.
  3. LadyX macrumors 68020


    Mar 4, 2012
  4. urkel macrumors 68030

    Nov 3, 2008
    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.
  5. Apple fanboy macrumors Penryn

    Apple fanboy

    Feb 21, 2012
    Behind the Lens, UK
    It's not a big phone. He just has a small head.
  6. rtr1985 macrumors 6502

    Sep 17, 2012
    So really just justifying the 6 because you can't wait 4 weeks
  7. bchreng macrumors 65816


    Jul 26, 2005
    As sad as it is and as much as I wish it weren't, it's true!
  8. stu.h thread starter macrumors 65816


    May 8, 2010
    West Midlands, England.
    Not justifying anything, I'll still keep my options open, just my thoughts at the moment.

  9. LinksAwakener macrumors regular

    May 31, 2011
    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.
  10. accountforit macrumors 6502a

    Jan 22, 2014
    So really just justifying the PLUS because you ordered one?
  11. Adam-Jobs macrumors regular

    Mar 28, 2011
    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.
  12. Gooberton macrumors 65816

    Jun 20, 2010
    Your nuts. Just keep the 5 then it's damn close tithe same phone
  13. Adam-Jobs macrumors regular

    Mar 28, 2011
    To be fair the size of screen increase justifies the extra weight. Love a light phone. But would love a bigger screen even more!
  14. stu.h thread starter macrumors 65816


    May 8, 2010
    West Midlands, England.
    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.

  15. r-m macrumors 6502a

    May 7, 2010
    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).
  16. uncreativedan macrumors member

    Sep 11, 2014
    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.
  17. kugino macrumors 65816


    Jul 10, 2003
    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.
  18. TahoeDust macrumors 6502

    Jul 2, 2010
    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.
  19. spazma7ik macrumors 6502a

    Sep 12, 2009
    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.
  20. r-m macrumors 6502a

    May 7, 2010
    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 ;-)
  21. menist macrumors regular


    Jun 10, 2010
    Good thread, and good for you. Its user preferences and its your choice. :cool:
  22. Sheza macrumors 68000


    Aug 14, 2010
    Cambridge, UK
    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.
  23. stu.h thread starter macrumors 65816


    May 8, 2010
    West Midlands, England.
    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:
  24. maflynn Moderator


    Staff Member

    May 3, 2009
    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.
  25. bp1000 macrumors 65816

    Jul 7, 2011
    I'm getting the 6+

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

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