Is iPhone 6S+ too heavy?

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by nia820, Oct 3, 2015.

  1. nia820 macrumors 68010


    Jun 27, 2011
    I've been reading a lot of reviews on how the new iPhones feel a bit he heavier. I currently have a 6+ and planning to upgrade to a 6s+ But my only concern is the weight.

    Does anyone feel a significant differences in weight between their 6+ and 6s+ and does the extra weight bother you?
  2. Sekelani macrumors 6502


    May 26, 2012
    It's barely noticeable. It's worth upgrading.
  3. ToroidalZeus macrumors 68020


    Dec 8, 2009
    I can tell a noticeable difference going from 6 to 6S.
  4. Tom G. macrumors 68000

    Tom G.

    Jun 16, 2009
    Champaign/Urbana Illinois
    It has been written that the difference in weight between the 6/6+ and the 6s/6s+ is about the same as 3 marshmallows.

    If this is too much for you then don't purchase it and stay with the 6 Plus.
  5. Julien macrumors G4


    Jun 30, 2007
    ....but how many Lollipops or KitKats?:D
  6. hutrebug macrumors regular

    Jun 24, 2015
    Weight is not the issue, it's the weight balance/distribution of the phone.

    If you feel that the phone is about to fall when you hold it with one hand e.g. taking a photo or answering a call, then the phone is poorly designed.

    My main beef with the iPhone 6/S/Plus is their big bezels. Smaller bezels would naturally reduce the weight and make it more comfortable to hold. Let's hope for this in next year's iPhone 7.
  7. Newtons Apple macrumors P6

    Newtons Apple

    Mar 12, 2014
    Jacksonville, Florida
    The extra weight is well worth it if we do not have to hear about phones bending all by themselves.

    No doubt they have a little more heft to them but to me it gives it a substantial feeling and the performance it great! My 6S+ has run without error.
  8. lympero macrumors 6502a


    Sep 1, 2008
    Arta, Greece
    Yes it is. 170gr is the max bearable weight. 200 is just too much.
  9. austinpike macrumors 6502

    Oct 5, 2008
    I went from 6 to 6s. I was was not expecting to notice the difference, but I'm a little (un)pleasantly surprised by the exta heft. When you have become so subconsciously familiar with manipulating an object on your fingertips for a year I guess every gram counts.

    That said, I've only had the 6s for a day so I'm hoping to get used to it.
  10. burgman macrumors 65816


    Sep 24, 2013
    Says who?
  11. MaxBga macrumors regular


    Jun 14, 2015
    I havn't noticed anything, even when I got it out of the box.... Had a 6+ for 6 months. Maybe it's because I've always had cases on it so I don't really know how much it weights.. But even without when I had the 2 ones in each hand, nothing really crazy.

    This 6S+ feels more solid but not too heavy (for me though).
  12. Eileen89 macrumors 65816

    Aug 12, 2014
    I didn't notice much difference at all between the RG 6S+ that I had and my 6 Plus.
  13. seble macrumors 6502a

    Sep 6, 2010
    Coming from a 5s to a 6s+ I can't notice the weight. It feels fine. Going back to a 5s feels like it's a toy phone though. Obviously it's heavier, but not enough to affect anything. Plus I have a case on my phone
  14. Rackness01 macrumors member

    Sep 23, 2015
    There are 2 different models for a reason. If 20-30 grams excludes you from one get the lighter one. Seems silly to me that this is an issue.
  15. richard371 macrumors 68000

    Feb 1, 2008
    Let me think about that for a second. Nah it's not too heavy.

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  16. BeeGood macrumors 68000


    Sep 15, 2013
    Lot 23E. Somewhere in Georgia.
    I noticed the difference going from 6+ to 6s+, but while it's noticeable, it's not bad. It actually feels a little better in the hand. The weight seems better distributed across the whole device so while its heavier, it doesn't feel as top-heavy as the 6+ if that makes sense.
  17. FairArrow macrumors newbie

    Nov 21, 2014
    As someone who switched between the 6 and 6 Plus a few times last year and as a smaller guy (5'5'', 110 lbs) I definitely notice the heavier weight of the 6s Plus. But that's it, I notice it and go on with my day. I also got a white bezel 6s Plus for the first time in years and I notice that too. Would I trade 3D Touch for a marginally lighter iPhone? No.
  18. sunking101 macrumors 603


    Sep 19, 2013
    The 6+ is heavy and the 6S+ is even heavier. Especially when you put them in a leather flipcase like I do, which adds another 30g.
    I still love my 6S+, it just feels like a Psion mini computer from the 80s rather than an iPhone 5. You get used to it.:)
  19. Whtchdr macrumors regular

    Jun 14, 2013
    I think I notice the extra weight but I believe it's just as likely that it's all in my head. If they had announced that it weighed virtually the same as the outgoing model even though it was slightly heavier, I probably wouldn't have ever noticed.
  20. Floris macrumors 68020


    Sep 7, 2007
    Sometimes I wonder if you give someone this weight in a ball, to hold in both hands, same size.. if they can even tell which ball is heavier. I mean, most people are quite suggestive.
  21. Whtchdr macrumors regular

    Jun 14, 2013
    Very true. They could have announced that the 6S+ was lighter than the 6+ even though it was really heavier, and I'm sure a lot of people would believe it weighed less. Reminds me of a bit that Jimmy Kimmel did where they showed people the 1st gen iPhone and quite a few were convinced it was the newest model.
  22. AbSoluTc macrumors 68040


    Sep 21, 2008
    A friend of mine as a 6 Plus and I got the 6S Plus. I asked if he could feel the weight difference and he said a little. He said, let's do a blind test. He closed his eyes and asked to have the phones placed in them. He then said which one weighed more. He picked the 6 Plus. Not scientific by any means but most won't even notice it.
  23. Floris macrumors 68020


    Sep 7, 2007
    I had the iPad 2, and it was light, but not .. air-light. When I got the Air 2 I was like 'omg, THAT is a difference'.
    The other week my mother received her iPad Air, and I felt the weight difference, I gave mine to her and asked her if it was lighter or heavier, she couldn't tell. I gave her back hers, she said it was lighter than the Air 2. No ffense to my mom, but. Yeah, I guess it sometimes really doesn't matter.
  24. Shadowbech macrumors 68040

    Oct 18, 2011
    Planet iPhone
    I have both 6+ and a 6S+, I've held on to both and yes it does feel a little heavy but barely noticeable.
  25. Floris macrumors 68020


    Sep 7, 2007
    Personally I kind of liked the weight my iPhone 4 had, but I love how the 5s was light. I am looking forward to find out how I feel about the 6s+ I don't think I would mind if it has some weight to it.

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