iPhone 6(S)(+) Iphone 6s Plus vs 7 Plus

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by Prior22, Feb 9, 2019.

  1. Prior22 macrumors newbie

    Joined:
    Feb 9, 2019
    #1
    For the past several years I've had an old slider phone, mainly due to liking the physical keyboard (and also having a lower cell bill). However I've decided it's time to finally make the switch to a smartphone. Due to the easy to use interface, and supposed better audio quality, I'm going to buy an IPhone. However I'm debating whether to get an Iphone 6s plus or 7 plus.


    I have a few questions for you guys:


    -I've read the speaker quality is better with the seven. Is this noticeable? I would be streaming a lot of video, and would listen via the speakers, so speaker quality is very important.


    -The seven has a significantly better chipset and RAM. However since I would mainly be using the phone for streaming video, such as MLB at bat and WWE network, would I really need the seven's improved RAM and chipset?


    -The 7 no longer as a physical home button. Was this due to some sort of hardware issue making a physical button a reliability.


    -The 7 has a hissing noise when the fan starts to run at a high speed. Does this occur often when streaming video and is it distracting?


    -Since both the 6 and 7 have a 64 bit interface should they both be capable of running the latest IOS for years to come?

    Thanks for any help provided :)
     
  2. EM2013 macrumors 68000

    EM2013

    Joined:
    Sep 2, 2013
    #2
    1. The speakers are better on the 7 plus and you will notice the difference.

    2. The 7 will be faster than the 6S.

    3. The new home button is supposed to be more durable and I think it was also to help for water resistance.
    *note that it is not waterproof but water resistant.

    4. Never heard of this and never had it on my 7 plus.

    5. The 7 will obviously last longer but the 6S is capable.

    I would get a 7 plus as it will last you longer.
     
  3. Prior22 thread starter macrumors newbie

    Joined:
    Feb 9, 2019
    #3
    Do you have the 32 GB model? I've read of poor streaming speeds with that model due to the 32 GB model having a different modem. And you've never had any issues in terms of the fan speed getting so intense you start to hear it?
     
  4. EM2013 macrumors 68000

    EM2013

    Joined:
    Sep 2, 2013
    #4
    I think you’re referring to Intel and Qualcomm modems? I never had any issues with fan speed or had any issues at all with my 7 Plus.

    https://www.macrumors.com/2016/10/20/iphone-7-plus-qualcomm-modem-bests-intel-modem/amp/
     
  5. BugeyeSTI macrumors 68020

    BugeyeSTI

    Joined:
    Aug 19, 2017
    Location:
    Arizona
    #5
    I had the 6s and didn’t upgrade to the 7 because after comparing it to my girlfriends 7 it wasn’t worth the upgrade for the negligible difference in performance. It has improvements in speakers, water resistance, camera and home button but loses the head phone jack. That being said, I would purchase the 7 now just because it’s the best bang for the buck right now in the lineup
     
  6. Prior22 thread starter macrumors newbie

    Joined:
    Feb 9, 2019
    #6
    https://www.businessinsider.com/his...eird-hissing-noise-owners-say-buzzgate-2016-9

    There's an article on the hissing noise. Am I to assume this never occurred with your model? Would this be the sort of issue that would be resolved with newer 7 Plus releases?

    I know launch models of any sophisticated electronic are prone to issues. So perhaps this is just a case where the newer batches fixed whatever the problem was.

    Also in what way are the 7 plus speakers improved? Just in terms of being louder?
     
  7. I7guy macrumors P6

    I7guy

    Joined:
    Nov 30, 2013
    Location:
    Gotta be in it to win it
    #7
  8. Tmacc47 macrumors newbie

    Joined:
    Oct 23, 2018
    Location:
    Ohio
    #8
    If you don't have a smartphone by now, I personally wouldn't get one because they are distracting and like you said, you would have a higher cell phone bill. If you ansist on getting a smartphone, I'd get the 7 plus.
     
  9. MacLappy macrumors 6502

    Joined:
    Jul 28, 2011
    Location:
    Singapore
    #9
    1. The 7 Plus is a better device.
    2. The 7 Plus has stereo speakers, there is a significant difference from the 6S plus in terms of quality and quantity.
    3. Touch iD is noticeably improved on the 7. It is easier for a physical button to get damage(over time) verses a purely virtual button as there are less moving parts.
    4. There is no fan in both devices.
    5. Depends on Apple, suffice to say getting a newer SOC especially one that is paired with more ram, would most likely also result in a longer duration of support.
     
  10. Relentless Power macrumors Penryn

    Relentless Power

    Joined:
    Jul 12, 2016
    #10
    I won’t Reiterate what everyone else has already said, but the 7 Plus is certainly the better option for said reasons. [Just the additional Ram alone is substantial enough to make the 7 Plus worthy]. Unless you’re someone that is interested in a 3.5 mm Jack, that would be the only advantage the 6S plus would offer.
     
  11. maerz001, Feb 10, 2019
    Last edited: Feb 10, 2019

    maerz001 macrumors 65816

    maerz001

    Joined:
    Nov 2, 2010
    #11
    There is no fan in any iPhone. Where did u read this?
    Not even in ipads and MacBooks. No current smartphone has one. There was only one doggy „gamers“ smartphone in history...
     
  12. KOTN91 macrumors member

    Joined:
    Nov 23, 2017
    #12
    They’re both legacy surfboards and extremely unwieldy. I would recommend the standard 6S or 7, or better yet the XR
     
  13. C DM macrumors Sandy Bridge

    Joined:
    Oct 17, 2011
    #13
    Why would the standard be better than the Plus?
     
  14. TGM85 macrumors member

    TGM85

    Joined:
    Aug 29, 2005
    #14
    I have owned an iPhone 7 Plus since release in 2016. Great device, still functions perfectly and it should be good for years more. I see no reason to upgrade to a newer model at this time.

    I have not noticed any of the problems you describe.

    Not having a physical home button is barely noticeable. I even forgot this was a thing until you mentioned it. The taptic engine in the 7 Plus really makes it feel as if you are clicking an actual button, it's quite a remarkable feat of engineering. No fans in the device as far as I'm aware, so not to worry about fan noise.

    However, would I still get a new iPhone 7 Plus in 2019, for example if my current phone were to be stolen? To be honest, I don't think so. The iPhone 7 series will be 3 years old this year and will almost certainly be dropped from the Apple line up. If I were looking for a new phone to buy right now, I would take a long look at the iPhone XR. The XR seems to be a great value for money device.
     
  15. puma1552 macrumors 603

    Joined:
    Nov 20, 2008

Share This Page