iPhone 6 or 6S. 280$ price difference.

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by Dairok, Oct 25, 2015.


iPhone 6 or iPhone 6S? 280$ price difference.

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  1. Dairok macrumors newbie

    Oct 25, 2015
    Hey guys. My samsung recently broke and I would like to get a new phone. I can get the iPhone 6 64gb for 709$ and the iPhone 6S 64gb for 990$. We don't use US dollars where i live, so I just converted the price. Is the iPhone 6S worth the extra 280$ or should I buy the iPhone 6?

    Hope to hear from you guys soon!
  2. Tthomas612 macrumors 65816


    Aug 24, 2013
    These results are going to vary hugely. There's people still on iPhone 6 that believes the 6s is not that much better then the iPhone 6, but it truly is.

    The iPhone 6s is the biggest iPhone upgrade since the original iPhone ... And the iPhone 6 is still a great phone but the 6s is that much hetter
  3. freedomisle macrumors regular

    Oct 6, 2015
    Sure the 3D Touch is nice, but, for me personally I went for the 6s for the 2GB ram & Live Photos
  4. Fthree macrumors 6502a

    Mar 14, 2014
    PLEASE explain this to ALL the iPhone hating reviewers out there!
  5. Subwaymac macrumors regular


    Apr 1, 2009
  6. Tthomas612 macrumors 65816


    Aug 24, 2013
    Honestly I don't understand it.

    This iPhone being an "s" update is by far the biggest upgrade in the iPhone's history aside from the original iPhone ...

    The difference in the 4 to 4s was not this big. The difference from the 4s to 5 was not this big. The 5s to the 6 was most certainly not this big. The iPhone 6 had the bigger screens that's all they needed. That's why the difference from the A7 to A8 is less than 20% in real world.

    The jump from A8 to A9 is monstrous. The iPhone 6s has been proven to be the fastest smartphone out. The A9 has been proven to be the best mobile SoC.

    The A8 was never any of this. This phone is a monster and is worth paying $400 more then the iPhone 6 IMO.

    And I believe the 6 is still a great phone, but the 6s really is that much better
  7. firedept macrumors 603


    Jul 8, 2011
    I think it really depends on when you are going to upgrade the next time. If you are going to be with it for a couple of years I would say go for the 6s. If you plan on keeping for a shorter period of time, then go for the 6. The 6 is every bit a worthy phone. It would take a lot for me to spend the extra money for a short period of time.
  8. Eileen89 macrumors 65816

    Aug 12, 2014
    If you can afford it, get the 6S. You'll be happy that you did.
  9. thatanonymoususer, Oct 25, 2015
    Last edited: Oct 25, 2015

    thatanonymoususer macrumors regular


    Oct 12, 2015
    Some of the underlying changes (some not actually announced):
    NVME SSD controller vs eMMC controller for flash- roughly twice the transfer speeds of other flagship phones (including the iPhone 6)
    2GB LPDDR4(50% faster) vs 1GB LPDDR3 RAM
    6 GPU cores vs 4 GPU cores
    12 MP vs 8 MP back camera
    5 MP vs 1.2 MP front camera
    866Mbps vs 433Mbps Wi-Fi - You need to be doing LAN connections with an AC wireless router to notice EDIT: This would include AirDrop
    1.85GHz vs 1.4GHz CPU
    Much faster TouchID and able to read in more situations
    Added Taptic Engine - super important if you like actual silent ringing - and the feel is completely different
    Added 3D Touch
    Added Live Photos
    Always-on Hey Siri - useful to find your phone when it's on silent since vibrations don't make noise anymore

    In my opinion, if you don't already have a 6, it's a no-brainer to go for the 6s.
  10. canuckRus macrumors 6502a


    May 18, 2014
    Sure of the price difference? It is only $130 here in Canada. The 6S is a lightning quick gem compared to the 6. Couldn't
    be happier.
  11. pika2000 macrumors 601

    Jun 22, 2007
    As a general rule of thumb for longest Apple device longevity, is to buy the newest one.
    Having said that, depends on what you are using your phone for. For me, last iPhone I have was the iPhone 5, so I waited for an iPhone with 2GB RAM, and thus I bought the 6S. Second reason would be the sturdier body.

    Having said that, I can see people being tempted with the cheaper and older 6, plus you can spend the money saved for accessories and a nice dinner or two.
  12. Techwriter macrumors regular

    Apr 1, 2010
    I realize you want new, but there are some nice deals on used models also. I purchased a 64GB iPhone 6 plus in flawless condition with box and new accessories for $400 less than a new iPhone 6s plus. To help me decide which phone to buy, I read several reviews which stated that unless you must have 3D Touch now, screen quality and sharpness remains the same between the headsets. Some reviews also mentioned that 3D Touch apps may take six or even as much as twelve months before they're refined, especially for gaming apps. When the new iPhone 7 releases, I'll sell the iPhone 6 and definitely upgrade.
  13. coney718 macrumors regular

    Jan 5, 2014
    If you can afford it go for the new one. Especially if you arent planning on upgrading again any time soon. But if you really need to save money then the 6 is still a great phone.
  14. Dairok thread starter macrumors newbie

    Oct 25, 2015
    Thanks for all the responses and votes. It's greatly appreciated :)

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