Is the 1080p noticeable?

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  1. Kimberleyx10 macrumors newbie

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    First of all, I apologise in advance if this is a duplicate thread, this is my first post here and I want to make sure I'm making the correct decision in which phone to buy.

    So I'm going to buy an iPhone 6s, or 6s plus, and I was wondering if the 1080p display of the 6s plus is noticeable in comparison to the younger sibling, 6s. (this isn't the only reason I'm opted towards the 6s plus, I also would benefit from the larger battery life.)

    Thank you in advance!!

    Kim
     
  2. BeeGood macrumors 65816

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    IMO, yes. If you do a lot of video watching and web browsing it's noticeable. Will it "blow you away"? Probably not unless you're a screen snob like me, but you'll notice the difference for sure.
     
  3. capathy21 macrumors 65816

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    Yes, very much so. It's one of the major reasons I'm sticking with the S Plus. Not only is the text sharper, but the whites are whiter and colors are richer. Once you use the S Plus for an extended amount of time, it's very hard to go back to the 6S display. I'm not saying the 6S display is bad by any means, but there is quite a difference.
     
  4. kapp2 macrumors 6502

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    Have tried both. got old 6 plus myself. Yes, 1080p is very notible. you also get 401 ppi, which also helps much :)
     
  5. johnhurley macrumors 6502a

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    If you are even wondering about it ... don't make the mistake of not getting the 6s plus.

    Yes the screen is amazing ... just do it.
     
  6. 617aircav Suspended

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    I went from a plus to the 6. Yes it's noticeable.
     
  7. cynics macrumors G3

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    I can notice a difference. Not something that would sway my decision for the normal 6S but it is there.
     
  8. skiltrip macrumors 68030

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    I definitely noticed a difference and it helped steer me to the Plus this year. Like some have said, the 6s screen is not bad at all, but the Plus is just noticeably better.
     
  9. ftlum macrumors regular

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    I have a 6 for work and 6s+ for my personal phone. I can definitely tell the + has a sharper screen. If I had to buy my personal phone over again, however, I'd still lean towards the 6s due to its more convenient size and weight. battery life is better on the +, so if you take a lot of pictures and videos, I'd recommend the +. I don't do a lot of that and never run out of battery power on my 6.
     
  10. ARizz44 macrumors 6502

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    I've had both and side by side could not notice an ounce of difference. I am sure I will get many quoting my post saying impossible and that is fine, but I am just being honest. I tried with web pages, pictures, videos, etc. Couldn't tell an ounce of difference and my eyes are slightly better than 20/20.
     
  11. satinsilverem2 macrumors 6502

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    Ive used both and the 1080p screen on the 6 plus is way better than the normal 6 screen honestly
     
  12. Speedman100 macrumors 6502

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    I went from the iPhone 6 to the iPhone 6s Plus. I didn't really notice any improvements in quality, but having a bigger screen can be nice for games and videos. But then the smaller and lighter phone is less obtrusive.
     
  13. Applefan4 macrumors 6502

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    Full HD is noticeable. The 6S+ screen is superior. Not to mention awesome battery life, OIS and more screen real estate. I highly recommend the 6S+
     
  14. nordique macrumors 6502a

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    I have an iPhone 6 and 6s (not plus model) and I can tell the difference when I see the Plus models side by side. Its an excellent display. Wish the smaller devices had 1080p.

    I prefer the smaller size of the 6/6s to the Plus models, but other wise the Plus models are better overall I feel.
     
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    Simacca macrumors 6502a

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    The 6s+ actually has more pixels than a normal 1080p screen, which is then downscaled to 1080p. This will give it extra sharpness.

    The resolution is fine on the 6s for the size of the screen and I am unable to make out separate pixels, which suits me fine.
     
  16. roniphon macrumors member

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    That is noticeable. Before buy that I watched several comparison videos and reviews and that is ease to see the difference. That is why I started using 6S+
     
  17. Kimberleyx10 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Thank you for all of the answers, I will definitely be going for the plus model then. If anyone is still looking at this thread, do apps support 1080p? Such as the youtube app, for example.
     
  18. Applefan4 macrumors 6502

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    Yes. YouTube definitely supports 1080p on 6+
     
  19. Kimberleyx10 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    1 more question! Will 16gb be adequate for me? I only really use facebook, snapchat, safari, spotify, youtube & twitch. I'm not interested in games at all. However I do take a fair amount of photos, but I guess I can store them on the cloud storage.
     
  20. Applefan4 macrumors 6502

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    Personally I would get the 64gb. I always got the 16gb model and got by fine but with 6+ I have found myself struggling for space. Juggling apps, photos and videos was getting to be a real pain. So just save yourself the headache, get the 64gb and never worry about space again.
     
  21. skiltrip macrumors 68030

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    You can get by on 16GB, if you truly will only be doing what you listed above. The trouble is, you never know how you'll really use a device until its potential is literally in your hands. I don't play games either really. I never did on my 6, but I started to occasionally play some casual games on my Plus because the screen is actually big enough for it.

    Also, Spotify caches your played music. It keeps a local copy of what you listen to so if you have repeated listens it doesn't need to keep steaming it. Not sure if you can turn this off. Pictures and video eventually will fill your phone up. You can back them up to a cloud service, but you'll need to be diligent about it and delete what you don't need or just delete everything after its backed up. This becomes annoying and tedious pretty quickly.

    You also don't know how you'll want to use your phone a year from now. Tech changes, people change, needs change.

    The thing is, the 64GB model is such a big jump in storage that someone like yourself need never ever give a single thought to what is or isn't on your phone. You can go as crazy or as conservative as you want with pictures, video, or app installs.

    I think the 16GB is bad news for most people unless you know for a fact you won't need more than 12 free GB to use. If you question it at all, spring for the 64GB.
     
  22. Kimberleyx10 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Excellent response, I guess I'll go for the 64gb & pick up new things as I go along. Maybe I'll find a few games that will tickle my pickle! Thank you and everyone else for the help :)
     
  23. willmtaylor macrumors G3

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    Only you really know, but sounds like it. How much space are you currently using?
     
  24. Kimberleyx10 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    I currently only have 700mb left from a 16gb storage. Most of the storage is taken up from me downloading spotify playlists to listen to offline.
     
  25. willmtaylor macrumors G3

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    Then, if you can afford it, upgrade to 64GB. Taking higher resolution pics & photos will take up more space, and I'd predict an uptake in usage with a new device and larger screen. You don't want to regret NOT upgrading to more storage if it were within your means to do so.
     

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