Is it okay if I buy a 6 instead of 6s?

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by Fatima95, Jun 15, 2016.

  1. Fatima95 macrumors newbie

    Jun 15, 2016
    Hey guys,

    I currently own a Samsung Galaxy S6, and I've been encountering a few issues with it, especially in regards to memory. I want to buy my first iPhone now, but I'm in a pretty tight budget and can't afford anything too pricey. There is a significant difference between the prices of the 6 and 6s, so I figured I can just buy the 6 but with 128GB, since I always face issues with memory. Is that a bad idea? I know the phone is almost two years old. Please let me know your thoughts as you know way more about iPhones than I do. Thanks!
  2. joeblow7777 macrumors 603

    Sep 7, 2010
    It's hard to say what's best for you, but I think that the 6 is still a great phone. In fact, I will likely be keeping mine until next year's iPhone comes out. Some people say that the 1GB of RAM is limiting, but I don't find it to be. It depends on the user, which is why it's hard to say.
  3. danieldavis3643 macrumors newbie

    Jun 14, 2016
    Glad to hear you want an iPhone, you won't regret it (hopefully!)

    I have used an iPhone 6S in the past, and I am currently using an iPhone 6 Plus. The difference between the handset isn't huge. The iPhone 6S has 3D Touch, which In my opinion hasn't been optimized yet, and it hasn't reached its potential.

    If I was in your position, I would get an iPhone 6 with the smallest capacity you need. The cash saved compared to an iPhone 6S 128GB I would save for the iPhone 7.

    I don't think you will be disappointed :)
  4. sunapple macrumors 65816


    Jul 16, 2013
    The Netherlands
    I would buy something older secondhand and wait for the iPhone 7. The fun lasts longer when the iPhone is still new. iPhone 6 is still very good if you need it, the 6S would just drop to much in value in september when the new one comes out.
  5. Applejuiced macrumors Westmere


    Apr 16, 2008
    At the iPhone hacks section.
    No, they're all gonna laugh at you:D

    I'd hold off a few months to see what the next iPhone is about.
  6. YouGoGlenCocoa macrumors member

    Sep 18, 2013
    Ive had my 6 plus almost two years and i still love it. I dont find it old or out of date or anything. I say if you like the price of the 6, then grab ya one!
  7. joeblow7777, Jun 15, 2016
    Last edited: Jun 16, 2016

    joeblow7777 macrumors 603

    Sep 7, 2010
    Really, smartphones are reaching a plateau, like PCs. They're powerful enough that even if a model is a couple of years old it's still going to do pretty much everything that a brand new model does. Performance wise the 6 is still really good, it's just missing 3D Touch, live photos, and the camera isn't as good (but still good enough for most people and scenarios).
  8. Danoc macrumors 6502

    Mar 28, 2011
    If it's your first iphone and if you intend to keep it a long time, I wouldn't recommend to buy any iOS device with 1Gb of RAM in June 2016.

    All the new iOS products released in the last 12 months have 2 Gb of RAM: iPhone SE, iPhone 6S, iPad Pros.

    iPhone 6 is perfectly fine today, will be fine with iOS 10 in fall. I own one. But you might want to consider the long term use.
  9. snow755 macrumors 65816


    Sep 12, 2012
    Get the iPhone SE or IPhone 6S you be March happyer
  10. eyoungren macrumors Core


    Aug 31, 2011
    ten-zero-eleven-zero-zero by zero-two
    ??? Are you using the word 'memory' when you really mean capacity?

    The iPhone 6 series has 16, 64 and 128GB capacities. But the 6/6+ only has 1GB of ram (memory) while the 6s/6s+ has 2GB of ram (memory).

    So, is it storage space you always face issues with or ram to run programs?

    Danoc's reply is what I would think over.

    Just don't buy a 128GB model thinking you are going to get more 'memory' (ram) when that has nothing to do with the amount of memory the device actually has.
    --- Post Merged, Jun 15, 2016 ---
    Auto correct? :D
  11. bodonnell202 macrumors 65816


    Jan 5, 2016
    Calgary, Alberta, Canada
    Like a poster above mentioned when you say you have issues with memory, is it that you are running out of storage space for photos, music, etc.? Can you get away with 64 GB? Honestly if you plan to keep it for a few years the 6 is getting up there in age and while the A8 chip in the 6 is still plenty snappy for everyday tasks I have a feeling that with 1 GB of ram being the new minimum amount of ram supported in iOS 10 the iPhone 6's 1 GB of ram is going to make it feel pokey sooner than you would hope. Just my opinion.
  12. Beerstalker macrumors 6502

    Jun 14, 2011
    Peoria, IL
    I would recommend trying to hold off a few more months until the iPhone 7 is released. This will allow you to save up more money over the next few months so buying whatever you want then won't be as much as a financial burden. I could argue if an extra $100 right now puts you in a tight spot you probably shouldn't be buying either, but I don't know your real situation.

    In September/October when the iPhone 7 is released you can buy it, or at that time the prices of the 6 and 6s should drop so you would save money if one of them would be good enough for you.
  13. techspin macrumors 6502a

    Jul 21, 2014
    Don't buy anything you can't easily afford. If you can wait, prices will drop when the next phone is released.
  14. QCassidy352 macrumors G4


    Mar 20, 2003
    Bay Area
    I used an iPhone 6 until last week, when I got an SE. The 6 is still a good phone and should run iOS 10 fine, but I wouldn't buy one unless I got a good deal at this point.

    If money is an issue and you're ok with a 4" screen, the SE is a terrific bargain, better than the 6 in almost every way. And a 64 GB SE is cheaper than a 16 GB 6!
  15. Flow39 macrumors 68000


    Sep 7, 2014
    At the Apple Store
    I'd buy a 64 GB SE at this point, but not an iPhone 6. Heck, I'd wait for the 7 honestly.

    I have a 6, but the 1 GB of RAM is limiting and this phone is almost 2 years old at this point. I wouldn't recommend getting one now.
  16. iPad Retina macrumors 6502a

    iPad Retina

    Jan 6, 2013
    I have a bunch of friends that got a 6 instead of the 6S. Personally. Mine is ok. I have an 6 Plus sometimes it lags
  17. Azzurro macrumors regular

    Sep 21, 2015
  18. Beenblacklisted macrumors 6502


    Dec 28, 2011
    just get expandable memory for your s6, get the 128gb sd memory card, now u dont have to spend unnecessary money on another phone,
  19. bodonnell202 macrumors 65816


    Jan 5, 2016
    Calgary, Alberta, Canada
    The Galaxy S6 doesn't have a (micro) SD card slot, but previous and later Galaxy phones do.
  20. Patron_Saint Suspended

    Jun 10, 2016
    OP, I'd recommend a slightly used 6S/plus. You'll spend the same amount, or maybe even save a bit, but you'll get better cameras, more RAM, and an overall improved device.

    Why nitpick when you know without a doubt what the OP is referring to? That just makes you appear to be "that guy" who simply has to correct everyone, which you then support further by pointing out someone's typo.
  21. ACG12, Jun 16, 2016
    Last edited: Jun 16, 2016

    ACG12 macrumors 6502a

    Jun 9, 2015
    Do not get a 6, you will hate how it runs due to the lack of RAM. Go for the iPhone SE if you are on a budget.
  22. joeblow7777 macrumors 603

    Sep 7, 2010
    Maybe the OP cares about a larger display more than RAM. I wouldn't trade my 6 for a SE. I own an iPad Mini 4 with 2GB of RAM and an iPhone 6 with 1GB, and they both perform flawlessly. No RAM issues on the 6 for me.
  23. noobinator macrumors 603


    Jun 19, 2009
    Pasadena, CA
  24. eyoungren macrumors Core


    Aug 31, 2011
    ten-zero-eleven-zero-zero by zero-two
    Your "nitpicky" is my asking OP to be specific about what they meant.

    I have no idea what OP's level of familiarity with tech is. You automtically assume competance with technology and so "knew without a doubt what the OP was referring to" based on that assumption. I do not assume, so I asked (nicely) for OP to explain what they meant.

    If that makes you see me as "that guy" I can't help that.

    As to my last comment it was a tongue-in-cheek joke about auto correct screwing things up - I'm not a grammer/spelling cop.

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