How fast and fluid does your new iPhone 6/6 plus feel?

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by lavrishevo, Sep 19, 2014.

  1. lavrishevo macrumors 68000

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    Is it an improvement and how much? Which model did you have? Please be honest not just excited about your new device.

    The benchmarks have not been that impressive so far but how about some user experience vs their testing algorithms. How often does your webpage tabs need to refresh, games, etc.
     
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  3. unobtainium macrumors 68000

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    It's fast but safari tabs constantly reload since I tend to have many open at once. This is the biggest annoyance and has been since like the 4S. Apple won't increase RAM and fix the problem.
     
  4. zbarvian macrumors 68010

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    Compared to my iPhone 5 it's definitely just that little bit smoother and quicker, but my 5 was no slouch and still ran pretty well. The screen is this phone's killer feature, it looks and feels fantastic.
     
  5. spazma7ik macrumors 6502a

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    haha yes
     
  6. iregret macrumors 6502a

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    Seriously? How many do you have open?
     
  7. BeeGood macrumors 68000

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    6 here. It is definitely a step quicker than my 5S (now my wife's) opening apps and moving through the phone, but I haven't noticed it being any smoother. I think that's more of a testament to the 5S which is still a fantastic phone.
     
  8. unobtainium macrumors 68000

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    About 7?
     
  9. nickdylan macrumors regular

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    Fast and smooth. The benchmarks I ran were actually pretty impressive. I've got a 6. Compared to my old 5, it runs iOS 8... Well, pretty much exactly the same. The 5 was zippy and almost never gave me problems. The 6 may be much more powerful, but I don't browse more than 6 or 8 tabs at once and don't host multiples servers and VMs on my phone so I don't have any idea how someone could tell the difference in performance in normal use.
     
  10. Djentleman macrumors 6502

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    When I updated to IOS 8 with the 5s, things slowed down a bit. But the Plus shows no sign of slowing down. Very very quick. Easily a decent upgrade.
     
  11. pudcraft macrumors regular

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    I am pretty happy with this. I was expecting little excitement as I have been on a oneplus one for the past few months. This feels great in hand, love the screen, light and battery is a tank.

    I am on a 6+
     
  12. 12vElectronics macrumors 68040

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    Pretty much all of this. It works as I expected it to. Don't know why people are complaining about the ram.
     
  13. JawneeWin macrumors 6502

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    I didn't feel any lag or anything. It was smooth as butter :D
     
  14. RyanTheGeneral macrumors regular

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    Would have to say have not had to wait on my device for anything as of yet. Very responsive.

    So far I am happy with my purchase.
     
  15. Djentleman macrumors 6502

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    Because they get suckered by opposing members and then can't seem to shift the thought, no matter the performance in front of them.
     
  16. 12vElectronics macrumors 68040

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    Well said. I base my opinion on actually using the device, not just what it looks like on paper.
     
  17. vgamedude macrumors 6502a

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    I just got back from an att store and using the plus exactly as I expected I got tab reloading.

    Had about 5 tabs open, (CNN,verge,macrumors,youtube,yahoo), letting them all load, scrolling a bit through each, then went to home screen, then went to camera, came back and 2 to 3 of the tabs reloaded.

    You guys pretending like this somehow doesn't happen are delusional, sorry.
     
  18. Djentleman macrumors 6502

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    See, this is what I don't get. I tried experimenting now and I got nothing. Had five tabs open, all with lots of pictures and stuff, then went to home screen, replied to a text and then went back to safari and not a single reload. Ill be honest though, even if it was to reload one or two, It wouldn't be that much of a bother.
     
  19. iregret macrumors 6502a

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    Okay, let's say it happens. Doesn't really matter? I mean seriously, who cares? Is it impacting how your device works on a day-to-day basis? Are you afraid that it's using up too much data? I just don't understand I guess.

    I'm coming from an iPhone 5 and I guess I just haven't experienced this yet. I read that it has a lot to do with 64-bit architecture. I usually have several tabs open at the same time, but if they reload I don't know if it's really the end of the world. I guess I'll find out when my iPhone 6+ gets here.

    Seriously though, I truly appreciate the actual feedback.
     
  20. vgamedude macrumors 6502a

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    It is quite a bother for me. Especially since the websites I frequent have long long long pages and refreshing makes you lose your spot on the page.

    I don't see how I did anything wrong. I'll check again if I go to see displays again tomorrow or whenever but it was just as bad as the Air was for me when I tested it at the store.


    I hope I'm wrong because I liked the 6+. The looks the feel the screen, but I don't know if I can deal with that reloading.
     
  21. iregret macrumors 6502a

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    I'm guessing, but I think it has a lot to do with what website you're loading. I don't know because I haven't actually experienced this issue.
     
  22. vgamedude macrumors 6502a

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    Who cares? Does it effect the way I use my device?! How can you even ask that? Of course it does, what do you even do on the Internet on your phone where that wouldn't effect you at all? Any forum, any site where you're filling anything out just as 1 example would be affected by this.
     
  23. Djentleman macrumors 6502

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    It really is something the whole experience will make you forget about, or at least I hope so, otherwise I think you're missing the whole picture for something like that. If you're reading such long articles, why not just save it to reading list and then only have the text?
     
  24. eoin3- macrumors regular

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    Is it possible that it also depends on how many apps you have open as well?
     
  25. vgamedude macrumors 6502a

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    Because I'm using imageboards often when this happens, reading list won't work right for what I'm using it for in that case. Even then why should you have to read a dumbed down version of an article just because your stuff reloads? That's pretty bad.


    I don't know what I'll do to be honest , I can't think of any other phone that really appeals to me like the iphone does but I'm really really dissappointed that they didnt just throw in another gig to make this a non issue.

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    If the apps are running and haven't been purged then they would be taking up memory as well, so yes.
     

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