iPhone 7 feels a bit cheap compared to 6s?

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by jm31828, Sep 22, 2016.

  1. jm31828 macrumors member

    Sep 28, 2015
    First off I have to say I really like my iPhone 7, I plan to keep it. But one thing bugs me a bit- it feels a little cheaply built compared to my 6s. The 6s was a bit heavier, felt very solid, made no creaks or pops at all when pressing on any parts of it. It felt like a heavy duty item.

    My 7 just feels slightly cheap- it is noticeably lighter, and I can hear slight pop sounds if I am holding the top and bottom and squeeze. Anybody else feel this way?

    And on that note, how did they manage to make the 7 lighter- cheaper build, thinner aluminum?

    Minor in the grand scheme of things, it is a great phone and I'm happy with it- I just felt slightly disappointed when it feels cheaper for the same very high price.
  2. UAV macrumors regular

    Jan 11, 2015
    im glad i wasn't the only one who noticed it. but your right it does feel a bit less of a quality phone when compaired to the 6 or 6s.
  3. Ceviche Lover macrumors regular

    Jul 15, 2012
    Agreed, my Jet Black 7 felt someone plasticky, almost like an IP5c.
  4. BruceButtcheeks macrumors member


    Mar 25, 2015
  5. Hexiii macrumors 65816


    Jun 30, 2011
    Prague, Czech Republic
  6. tommysm macrumors 6502a


    Dec 19, 2013
    I love the way my 7+ feels compared to my 6s+
  7. fs454 macrumors 68000

    Dec 7, 2007
    Los Angeles / Boston

    Yeah, I really felt like the 6S+ feels cheap going back from my 7+. Not sure what this is about, but the phone feels very well made and solid.
  8. gimmmick macrumors member


    Oct 6, 2015
  9. Relentless Power macrumors Penryn

    Relentless Power

    Jul 12, 2016
    Opposite for me. My first iPhone 6 had creaking/Popping issues with the screen and had to be replaced. My 6s Plus was perfect. My iPhone 7 has been flawless as well. Still waiting for my iPhone 7 Plus.
  10. Ronnoco macrumors 68030


    Oct 16, 2007
    United States of America
    There is a true premium feel to my 256 matte +.
  11. cdmoore74 macrumors 68020

    Jun 24, 2010
    Man OP, you left out one important detail. Are you complaining about the Jet Black or just in general. Because my matte Black Plus feels like a tank. But then again it sounds like you have the regular 7. I actually wish that this phone was lighter but I also have a decent case on for protection.
  12. Newtons Apple macrumors Core

    Newtons Apple

    Mar 12, 2014
    Jacksonville, Florida

    My7+ feels great. The new home button was icing on the cake.
  13. areyes163 macrumors 6502


    Jun 15, 2012
    Yeah definitely not cheap. My Matte Black 256 gb feels excellent. Albeit I put it in a case right away so that negates that. But when I pulled my 6s plus out of it's case today to trade it in it does also feel nice.

    Funny after having the phones for so long but in a case you forget what it actually feels like lol.
  14. x-evil-x macrumors 601


    Jul 13, 2008
    add a 4 gram sticker to the back of your phone if you want that huge weight difference back
  15. Leo90 macrumors 6502

    Sep 15, 2014
    What colour do you have? I am asking this because I have a matte black one and it feels really premium, it has a really nice touch when compared to silver or gold backplates.
  16. jm31828 thread starter macrumors member

    Sep 28, 2015
    I have the gold.

    It's minor, but my 6s felt like a tank and this one feels slightly flimsy. The popping of the screen is really minor, only happen when I try to make it happen- but the 6s was silent no matter what twisting I did to it as a test.
  17. tifa_mo macrumors regular


    Sep 20, 2016
    how can that be though. They are almost identical in terms of everything on the outside - design, materials made, build technology. I do agree that jet black looks and feels hella plasticky though. Saw one in store, and me and my friend immediately decided to go with MB whenever stock became available.
  18. Velin macrumors 65816


    Jul 23, 2008
    Hearst Castle
    So is it true the 7 build feels or seems inferior to the 6s? I ask because the build quality and feel of our 6s, and 6s+, is fantastic. The 6s feels solid and put together well. We've had flawless operation and zero issues with the 6s, and it's the best iPhone we've owned to date.

    Is this not the case for the 7, or 7+?
  19. Setarip macrumors member

    Sep 11, 2016
    The 6s was the heavier phone between the 6,6s, and 7. The iPhone 6 is the lightest of them all and never felt cheap to me. My 7+ feels solid and built extremely well.
  20. burgman macrumors 68000


    Sep 24, 2013
    Ah, maybe go to a store and decide for yourself.
  21. bevsb2 macrumors 68000

    Nov 23, 2012
    My matte black 7 feels great. I love that it is slightly lighter.
  22. willmtaylor macrumors G3


    Oct 31, 2009
    A Natural State
    Nope, my matte iPhone 7 feels solid and perfect.
  23. Stereo macrumors member

    Jun 10, 2011
    They all feel like crap, so I put a leather case on mine and now it feels premium. At least on the 7 the rear camera looks good, where as on the 6-6s looks like ass.
  24. 12vElectronics macrumors 68040


    Jul 19, 2013
    I feel that it's better built than my 6+ was.
  25. ISFPOWER macrumors newbie

    Nov 27, 2014
    agreed. feels solid!

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