iPhone 6s buyers remorse?

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by emporiky, Apr 28, 2016.

  1. emporiky macrumors regular

    Mar 27, 2014
    Hey guys, I recently got an iPhone 6s (64gb) and have had mostly great experience with it, but I can't help but wonder whether I should have picked up the s7 edge, which was only slightly more expensive.

    On the one hand I really love Apple products (previously had 5c) and customer service and like 6s 3D Touch, camera and software. However, Samsung really upped their game with s7 especially in the display and camera departments.
    Are there other people who recently got their 6s and are thinking the same? Or if you had to buy a new phone now, would you go for 6s or s7?
  2. se1000 macrumors 6502


    Sep 24, 2014
    LA, CA
    Personally, I think this is the wrong question. If you enjoy Apple products, then the 6s is a great smartphone and that's what you should probably stick with.

    If you want to switch to Android however, the discussion is different altogether.
  3. Zimmy68 macrumors 68000


    Jul 23, 2008
    Why is there a "remorse" thread on every forum?

    Seriously, is it the same guy starting them all?

    Buyers remorse for 12.9 iPad, remorse for 9.7 Pro iPad, remorse for iPhone SE.

    I mean, these are tech gadgets. Either buy them at what you think they are worth, or don't.
    And if you don't like them, return them/sell them.

    I guess this is the next generation of all the "are you bored with your xxxxx device yet"?
  4. imanidiot Suspended

    May 1, 2011
    Denver, CO
    Threads like this are ubiquitous and all equally pointless. OP buys Apple product, likes it, but needs to be reassured that he or she did the right thing by soliciting the advice of strangers on the internet. Wow. Just, wow. Is no-one capable of making their own determination about anything? Seriously. You bought a phone. You like the phone. But did you buy the right phone? Only anonymous strangers can provide the answer.
  5. emporiky thread starter macrumors regular

    Mar 27, 2014
    Zimmy- there are threads like this one, because consumerism is about buying stuff, which doesn't necessarily always make people happier.

    imanidiot - seriously, that's a forum about Apple products, not sure what surprises you in threads asking people about their opinion for these products
    --- Post Merged, Apr 28, 2016 ---
    That's exactly what made me go for the iPhone - I have never had bad experience with apple products - simply no reason to change. To me it seems that the iPhone is still on top due to its software, but Samsung is catching up quickly...
  6. Reno Raines macrumors 65816

    Jul 19, 2015
    I would say go with your gut. You bought an iPhone so it would seem that is where your heart is.
  7. rijc99 macrumors 6502a

    Apr 27, 2015
    I have clicker's remorse for clicking on this thread
  8. bufffilm Suspended


    May 3, 2011
    The s7 is a gorgeous phone with crazy-good amoled screen. Try it out and let us know your experience.
  9. Newtons Apple macrumors Core

    Newtons Apple

    Mar 12, 2014
    Jacksonville, Florida
    No way I would ever go back to Android so no choice to be made here.
  10. ARizz44 macrumors 6502a


    Sep 28, 2015
    Chicago, IL
    I know from personal experience that Android is not my cup of tea. There are too many annoyances that when combined, make it a no-go for me. That said, their hardware is attractive to me and Apple in its apparent complacency is beginning to piss me off.

    But I digress. My advice to you and anyone else who is on the fence going in......begin with the phone and software you have the least experience with. That is what the 14 day return window is for. If begin with what is familiar, it will feel like home, you will be used to it, and perhaps left wondering if you left something better on the table. But if you go out on a limb, and date the new girl, you might find that you've been missing out on the love of your life all this time. And if it doesn't work out, well, you always have old faithful to return to.
  11. lordofthereef macrumors G5


    Nov 29, 2011
    Boston, MA
    I hear nothing but good things about the s7 edge. My friend (admittedly a big android guy but one who has hated everything Samsung since pretty much day one) even mentioned he'd love one but the price held him back (he would be buying outright and up front right now).

    It's obviously not iOS but I think a lot of people just dismiss android the same way they might dismiss foods; they're pretty sure they hate it but don't really know because they don't really ever use or have not used it to any great extent in many years.

    If you can return the phone I say give the edge a try if you're already open to the idea of android. There's a lot to love. And I don't even have one!
  12. Channan macrumors 68030


    Mar 7, 2012
    New Orleans
    Damn. "New topic" remorse after that.
  13. Armen macrumors 604


    Apr 30, 2013
    I'm having remorse clicking on this thread.
  14. dragontology macrumors newbie


    Apr 20, 2016
    Greenville, NC
    I don't think such things are wrong. Maybe "strangers" on the Internet can provide insight OP lacks, due to differences in background.

    I've only been an iPhone user for 11 days now, after six years with the little green robot that could. It's been rocky, particularly at first, but the way I see it, you don't buy a phone to use the OS. You buy it to use the apps (and camera and stuff). To get calls and texts. So they're all basically good for that. You just have to find the stand out features you want. For me, the move to iPhone became clear when I decided software/security updates were important. Apple has them. Android... doesn't. Well, they do, but it's a gamble with some OEMs (especially Motorola) and they take so long. Also, I wanted a 4.7" phone. So, iOS has some quirks, but I really like my new phone.

    A big part of coming from Android, which had such diverse customization and so many hardware choices, to iPhone, which has so few, is customizing the exterior. I've got it in a clear case with a Flygrip, so my iPhone's already in the 1-2%, but I'm putting a mahogany dbrand skin on it (which isn't uncommon) but I'm also getting a retro Apple logo decal. I've seen Apple logo decals, including the retro one, but I've never seen one paired with any kind of mahogany skin. So I'm going to make it completely unique, and I think, once it's done, picking it up and thinking, "no one has an iPhone like this" will help with the adjustment. Your own mileage may vary.
  15. bruinsrme macrumors 603


    Oct 26, 2008
    Too late

  16. ledzep1 macrumors member

    Jan 24, 2016
    The only remorse I have is not buying an iPhone sooner.

    My Galaxy phones Android software screwed up on me a couple of weeks ago and I had to do a full reset to get it working again, screw that. I went and bought an iPhone and could not be happier.
  17. Jetro macrumors regular


    Jan 12, 2016
    Samsung is improving the looks of their galaxy s phones. They fired their old ceo and now someone who has better taste in the design is in charge but I still think the quality is not as good as Apple. The speaker on the galaxy s isn't as good as on the iPhone. They go cheap on things and that's why the iPhone is nicer.
  18. AFEPPL macrumors 68030


    Sep 30, 2014
    I like where samsung are going. It would be worth a look when i come to change.
    Remember, tech is just the new fashion industry....
  19. emporiky thread starter macrumors regular

    Mar 27, 2014
    Great comment - always interesting to hear the experience of Android users who switched to iPhone
    At the end of the day the software (including its seamless update cycles), the ecosystem and the amazing apple customer service (at least in my experience) convinced me that the iPhone is the right choice for me.

    Yes - the Samsung may have an advantage in the design in the edge model (although I really dislike the 'Samsung' logo on the front) and in the display and camera in low light, but the real day-to-day experience comes from using the software, which is simply better on the iPhone. Yet, its undeniable that competitors are catching up quickly and Apple really needs to up their game with the next iPhone (amazing article by Mossberg).
  20. se1000 macrumors 6502


    Sep 24, 2014
    LA, CA
    Respectfully, I disagree. Android has come a very long way and Lollipop/Marshmallow are pretty good releases. Yes they still have some faults, but to say iOS is without any is very slanted.
  21. Bako-MacAddict macrumors 68000


    Jun 7, 2012
    Haha you made me laugh.
  22. ielessar macrumors regular

    Apr 29, 2015
    No remorse, actually I got another 6S. Now I carry 2.
  23. emporiky thread starter macrumors regular

    Mar 27, 2014
    I partly agree - to me Android design just doesn't seem appealing - I do have to say that Samsung's version come pretty close.

    Just our of interest what device are you using at the moment?
  24. se1000 macrumors 6502


    Sep 24, 2014
    LA, CA
    I'm currently using the S7 as my personal phone and the SE for work. The 5x is my Android backup and to fiddle around with different android versions and the 6s is just sitting around for now, maybe I'll get bored of the SE and switch back.
  25. nordique macrumors 65816

    Oct 12, 2014

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