Is the 6s noticeably a lot more powerful than the 6?

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by Dusterbob, Dec 13, 2015.

  1. Dusterbob macrumors newbie

    Nov 29, 2015
    Just interested to see if in 2015 the extra £200 is worth it.
  2. thadoggfather, Dec 13, 2015
    Last edited: Dec 13, 2015

    thadoggfather macrumors G3


    Oct 1, 2007
    in my opinion yes.

    6s+ from 6+
    6+ was like a 5s driven phablet, exacerbated experience

    no tab reloads to worry about, no music skipping while doing stuff which would happen all the time, digital record skips is no bueno, handles my tons of jailbreak tweaks beautifully. feels like an iPad air2 in my pocket, which I also have :D

    if 7 design is underwhelming and/or this one omits headphone jack, I may stay on my 6s+ for a while. Internally its a beast!

    I'm tired of quality control hurdles every release too

    new touch ID is fast as heck, and 3d touch is nice with some jailbreak activator gestures, better camera is better a bit *surprise* but 6 was no slouch, and yeah.

    gimmicky as it is, i like live photos

    I also like the haptic motor more than what was in 6+, it seems more solid for notifications and such

    2GB of RAM alone made it a necessity
  3. that be me macrumors 6502

    Sep 12, 2013
    Went from a 6 to a 6s. The speed difference is negligible.

    At launch, there was a noticeable difference in fluidity and UI elements. Since the release of 9.2, that fluidity is just as good on the 6.

    I do really like 3d touch and the slightly improved camera, but if my upgrade wasn't free, I'd still be rocking a 6.
  4. Applefan4 macrumors 6502

    May 6, 2013
    I upgraded from 6+ to 6S+. The difference is night and day. Apps actually stay loaded in memory. No stutters and lag in app switcher. Touch ID that unlocks phone unstantly. I highly recommend the 6S+.
  5. knownikko macrumors 6502

    Jan 9, 2009
  6. MsRandall macrumors 6502a


    Nov 27, 2011
    Bay Area, Ca
    I agree the difference is definitely noticeable - it's a good upgrade from the 6+ for me
  7. MacAPOL macrumors member


    May 11, 2012
    I dont know.
  8. luminouslight macrumors 6502


    Nov 29, 2012
    Orlando FL
    Big difference, especially with the extra ram
  9. knownikko macrumors 6502

    Jan 9, 2009
    I could have easily done without everything else, but the extra memory really changes the user experience and usefulness of the entire device.
  10. sanke1 macrumors 65816


    Nov 9, 2010
    It may not be too much of a noticeable difference between 6 and 6S.

    But the difference between 6 Plus and 6S Plus is so huge that it is beyond funny.

    Always buy current gen iDevice. 6 series iPhones with their 1 GB RAM are starting to show their age on iOS 9. I wonder how much more they will stutter and lag on iOS 10 which may bring some cosmetic UI overhaul and better and improved multitasking for 2 GB devices.
  11. ARizz44 macrumors 6502a


    Sep 28, 2015
    Chicago, IL
    From the 6 to the 6S I honestly cannot tell a difference. But my 6 flew so not really certain that the bump in ram was a necessity although welcomed. Those I know who went from the 6 Plus to the 6S Plus have reported huge improvements, but then, they all also complained about lag and force closes on the 6 Plus that my 6 never (or seldom) experienced.
  12. PJM83 macrumors regular


    Sep 7, 2014
    I was on android for many years after 3gs and 4. Switched to 6 Plus and something felt off, a lot of little things that annoyed me. Went back to android and now I decided to switch to 6S Plus and now it feels right. The difference between 6Plus and 6S Plus is definitely noticeable. This time it feels like I'm back for good!
  13. BeeGood macrumors 68000


    Sep 15, 2013
    Lot 23E. Somewhere in Georgia.
    Agree with everyone on the 6s+ versus the 6+. Unless you really do use it as "just a phone" (like some people love to say), the difference in performance is so strikingly obvious that it's almost absurd.

    My guess is you'll notice it less on the 6s versus the 6, but between the larger phones, the 6s+ makes it's performance superiority quite clear.
  14. HEK, Dec 13, 2015
    Last edited: Dec 13, 2015

    HEK Suspended


    Sep 24, 2013
    Yes. Both I and my son notice increased speed. It is noticeable. 6s Plus. If you want queerest every last bit of speed out of it, turn reduce motion and reduce transparency on.
  15. Dusterbob thread starter macrumors newbie

    Nov 29, 2015
  16. johnhurley macrumors 6502a


    Aug 29, 2011
    You post some really not so smart questions.

    Yes it's a huge upgrade.

    If you can't afford the 100 dollar price difference you might want to look at iPhone 5s it's going to be relevant for a while.
  17. adamhenry, Dec 13, 2015
    Last edited: Dec 13, 2015
  18. EdisEdward macrumors 6502a

    Feb 4, 2013
    Only noticeable if u get the TSMC chip. True story. I have a Samsung and it continues to lag just like my 6+ did. Even after 9.2
  19. Nolander07 macrumors 6502a

    Oct 16, 2012
    I went from a 6 to a 6s. I can't notice any difference in performance. Besides the extra hardware features there is no perceivable difference (to me). I pretty much upgrade every year anyway, just because I can't help myself.
  20. macfacts macrumors 68030


    Oct 7, 2012
    I suggest trying the device in store. So many replies have said there is a difference and is faster but if you go back 1 year and read the reviews, they all say the 6+ is fast as well. Hard to tell if there is lag in older devices or if people are just imagining things.
  21. timeconsumer macrumors 65816


    Aug 1, 2008
  22. knownikko macrumors 6502

    Jan 9, 2009
    If a hundred dollars makes or breaks your budget when talking about a cellular plan that costs $1,000+ a year, you're doing something wrong.
  23. Jimmy James macrumors 68040

    Jimmy James

    Oct 26, 2008
    I find it funny that the 6 series was the über performance device that now seems stale a year later. I wonder how much of this is related to iOS and whether the current "s" will feel similarly sluggish on iOS 10.
  24. adamhenry macrumors 65816


    Jan 1, 2015
    On the Beach
    On the other hand we have people reporting that their 5s is fine on iOS 9.
  25. HEK Suspended


    Sep 24, 2013
    Daaahhhh.... You find it amazing that each year the next phone has more performance than the last? Yes I fully expect that the iPhone 7 running iOS 10 will run rings around the 6s Plus.

    6s/6s+ is 70% CPU speed increase, 90% GPU speed increase over the 6, yeah it's gonna be faster running iOS 8 or 9 or 10. And the 6 series was faster than the 5s series.

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