I prefer the 6 Plus over the 6S Plus

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  1. janeauburn macrumors 6502a

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    Use me as a data point, those of you considering "upgrading."

    I tried both. I stayed with the 6 Plus. Reasons: weight and absence of features that I found annoying (force touch). Plus, I did not find the 6S Plus appreciably faster for most of what I do on a daily basis, which surprised me. The speed was the thing I was most looking forward to, and I thought it would tempt me to ditch the 6 Plus. The small additional weight of the 6S Plus was just enough to make the device annoyingly and noticeably heavy.

    So I bought a new leather case on eBay for my 6 Plus, and I'm loving it more than ever.
     
  2. CEmajr macrumors 601

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    So you prefer the lag, stutter, and vastly inferior multitasking of the 6 plus?

    You really might be the only one. The 6 plus was the worst performing iPhone out of the box that Apple has ever released. It felt so refreshing to get the 6s Plus and realize what the 6 Plus SHOULD have been. I can actually use more than 2-3 apps without them constantly refreshing and Safari can actually hold tabs in memory now.
     
  3. janeauburn thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Mine doesn't lag or stutter. Seriously. I was looking for some kind of noticeable improvement in these areas, but I didn't find anything.

    Mind you, I didn't upgrade my 6 Plus from iOS 8.4, and I don't intend to. I've been burned too many times in the past by Apple's "updates" to the OS, rendering perfectly good devices unusable due to slowness.

    Won't be fooled again.
     
  4. byke macrumors 6502a

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    I have gone from a 6 to a 6S+ and love the differences.
    Especially the speed and thumb print thing ......

    The only negative thing I have found is a lack of phone covers.I did have a reach79 go case for my 6, and while I was pretty sure it didnt do anything to help the reception. It did work as a great case in regards to protection and shape.
     
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  6. Hal~9000 macrumors 68000

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    You can simply turn off force touch if it bothered you that much OP.

    As for an additional 20 grams making a phone too heavy to hold? Meh...

    No way I would voluntarily use a 6+ over a 6s+, if nothing else but for the 2gb of ram. Once future iOS versions come out the 6+ will start to lag & stutter while the 6s+ will be humming along beautifully.
     
  7. janeauburn thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Which is why I don't upgrade my OS version. Put that stupid Settings app in the back with its annoying red number.
     
  8. Rufuss Sewell macrumors 6502

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    I love my 6S Plus, especially force touch and the fast Touch ID. But I never had any lag, stutter or poor performance from my 6 Plus. I think some people got a bad batch.
     
  9. viperGTS macrumors 68000

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    If you're trying to suggest somehow that the 6 Plus is better than the 6s Plus and thus justify your decision to keep the 6 Plus, you are sorely mistaken.
     
  10. skiltrip macrumors 68030

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    The extra weight was a selling point for me actually. It stays in my hand a lot better because of this.

    Throw in the pliability of last year's aluminum and the RAM issues and it's real hard to argue that the old Plus has ANY advantages over the S version.

    Everyone is different though. Glad you still dig your 6 Plus. You just saved yourself some upgrade dollars this year. Wish I could say the same for me!
     
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  12. Tthomas612 macrumors 65816

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    iOS 8 was bug ridden and full of lag. The 6 plus was a lag machine from the beginning because it was crippled with lack of RAM.

    Everyone is entitled, but I can't understand someone trying to convince me the 6 plus is better than the 6s Plus
     
  13. koigirl macrumors 6502a

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    I upgraded from my 6 Plus to 6S Plus because i had two Applecare+ claims for broken screens (limit) with my 6 Plus. I am pleased Apple included 2 GB RAM on the new model (they never should have released 6 Plus with only 1GB) but have not noticed a huge difference/improvement in my everyday experience with my phone. In fact, I still experience some lag which indicates to me bugs with the software - come on, Apple! I am like you in that I am underwhelmed by the upgrade. My biggest gripes with the newer model include noticeably less battery life and less vivid, bright screen quality (at least on my unit as compared to my 6 Plus) Also the earpiece volume seems less clear/not as loud as compared to my 6 Plus. (In other words, I had much better sound quality on phone calls with the 6 Plus) Force Touch has not been the great feature I was anticipating. The extra weight doesn't bother me, though, and I do think the screen glass is stronger as I have dropped this phone several times with no damage. My 6 Plus's screen seemed very prone to breakage - it was the first time I've ever had a broken screen with an iPhone and it happened twice!:confused: All in all an underwhelming upgrade. I kept my 6S Plus and sold the 6 Plus only because I missed the 14-day return window due to family obligations. But I can totally understand why someone wouldn't keep it, especially if it was a cash deal like mine.

    In contrast, I thought upgrading from iPad Air to Air 2 provided a vastly improved web-browsing experience and was completely worth the cash invested.
     
  14. BeeGood macrumors 68000

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    Wow. I agree with CEmajr. You will almost certainly be the only person who feels the experience with the 6+ is better than the experience with the 6s+.

    Aside from the weight, the 6s+ is either superior or equal to it's predecessor in every way, by any objective or subjective measure.

    I guess you could say that the ways in which the 6s+ are superior don't matter to you so you're indifferent between the two, but saying the 6+ is better? Yeah dude, you're likely the only one with that opinion :)
     
  15. timeconsumer macrumors 65816

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    Normally I would agree with you, but iOS 8 has been nothing but buggy for me. I have an iPhone 6 (not 6S) and iOS 9 runs great for me. But I'm not going to say that the 6S isn't the better phone, because it most certainly is. And I do agree that the 3D Touch or force touch whatever Apple is calling it is annoying, but as somebody else pointed out, you can disable it which I would definitely do.

    I understand you're just stating your opinion, but in reality people need to test the devices themselves to see what they prefer and not base it solely off of reviews.
     
  16. duction macrumors 6502a

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    nobody can pull this stunt off, the 6+ is a steaming pile compared to the 6S+
     
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    If you can feel the weight difference than you must be really something special or weakling

    However, if one has the 6 plus there is really no need to upgrade until the 7 comes out unless you have the money
     
  18. eyoungren macrumors Core

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    Count me as the second person who prefers the 6+ over the 6s+.

    I won't deny it had issues, but I was willing to deal with them for the fact that the 6+ seemed to just feel better in my hand than my 6s+ (and the additional "weight" or additional "thickness" of the 6s+ has nothing to do with that).

    And I use the word "seemed" because there should technically be no difference - so I can't really explain why. It just did.

    But I traded it in for a 6s+ when I ported to T-Mobile.

    I still hate iOS 7, 8 and 9 though. That part has not changed.
     
  19. eyoungren macrumors Core

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    Funny how that was not the case when it was introduced. Back then, the 5s was being called a steaming pile compared to the 6/6+.

    The last iPhone is always a steaming pile compared to the new release. Some things never change around here.
     
  20. thadoggfather macrumors G3

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    Jailbroken 6s+ with 2gb is a dream. A9 is cool too for piece of performance mind.

    The screen i don't think is as clear and pristine as my 6+ that I sold and neither is the speaker as sunking mentioned, but I wouldn't go back to tab reloading. Ever.

    And audio stutter is gone. I'm floored even with iOS having its share of quirks, has been pretty smooth for a x.0 release in recent history and hasn't hiccuped once.

    I prefer the added weight and feel, personally. And the top left of my screen doesn't click when I stick the phone against my head on calls. That was irritating on my 6+
     
  21. duction macrumors 6502a

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    thankyou captain obvious lol.
     
  22. timeconsumer macrumors 65816

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    I think the 5S is still a good phone. It's only lacking Apple Pay or else I would likely still be using it. I use Apple Pay daily on my 6 and it's just so convenient. But I understand your point, the majority of people probably feel that way.

    Also, iOS 7, 8 and 9 I hate as well. I could at least tolerate 7, but 8 and 9 (so far) have been nothing but buggy for me.
     
  23. CEmajr macrumors 601

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    That's true but there indeed were multiple complaints with the performance of the 6 plus even when it was the latest phone. While it wasn't as bad as some other devices on the market like Androids, it was pretty bad by Iphone standards. I think most people were enamored by the larger screen size and battery life more than anything.
     
  24. sanke1 macrumors 65816

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    It's like I am returning my LED TV and keeping my old Rear projection TV because LED tv was having too many new features and was faster.

    I did chuckle at the rationality of OP.

    For me, there is no reason to downgrade unless money is an issue.

    @OP

    6S is going to be more future proof and by next year you will regret your decision.
     
  25. ocabj macrumors 6502a

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    Well, I've had the 6s Plus for a week now and I think it's really good coming from the iPhone 6 (non-Plus). Performance seems better and Touch ID seems way more accurate. Force Touch is still in it's infancy. I can see how it's useful in terms of opening up context menus, but more apps need to leverage Force Touch. 4K video is a big bonus.

    The only thing I'm trying to get used to is the size. But the reason why I went Plus is because I haven't bought a new iPad since the iPad 3, and I don't feel like dumping money on another iPad. Since I upgrade phones every couple years (although I picked up the 6s Plus sim free one year after the 6), I figured I may as well try the Plus to get a bigger screen to see if I could forgo buying anymore iPads.
     

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