Is the iPhone 7 Plus worth getting rid or my 7 for?

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by Docle888, Mar 14, 2017.


Keep 7 or switch to Plus?

  1. Keep your 7!

    11 vote(s)
  2. Get the Plus!

    30 vote(s)
  3. Wait for the 8 (or whatever it's gonna be called)!

    35 vote(s)
  4. Keep the 7 AND get the Plus!

    1 vote(s)
  1. Docle888 macrumors member

    Jan 3, 2016
    I have an iPhone 7 128gb and I'm thinking of getting the 7 Plus. Is it worth going through the trouble to switch? I've had it longer than the 14 day return policy. Also, the 8 comes out in a few months, should I wait for that?
  2. Relentless Power macrumors Penryn

    Relentless Power

    Jul 12, 2016
    If you're outside your 14 day return policy, then I don't think you'll be able to return it. If you return it and can except the larger size of the 7+, it has a lot more to offer with the dual camera, additional RAM and 1080 P screen, along with the additional battery life. I really like my 7+.
  3. Docle888 thread starter macrumors member

    Jan 3, 2016
    I had the 7 Plus for about 2 days and said to myself it was way too big, but after reading it took people like a month to get used to it. Now I really regret getting rid of it! I should've waited the full 2 weeks...
  4. Relentless Power macrumors Penryn

    Relentless Power

    Jul 12, 2016
    Those are my initial thoughts with the 7+, but then I adjusted to the size of it and really appreciate what It has to offer. So I understand exactly what you're saying.
  5. Docle888 thread starter macrumors member

    Jan 3, 2016
    Yeah, that sucks... I don't wanna spend $800 :(
  6. Dave Felix macrumors 6502a

    Dave Felix

    Apr 9, 2011
    Scranton, Pennsylvania
  7. 12vElectronics macrumors 68040


    Jul 19, 2013
    I've been thinking about this a lot lately. I want to get rid of T Mobile and my 7 for Verizon and the 7+ but it sure is a hassle!
  8. its Dale macrumors 6502

    Apr 8, 2013
    LA California
    Im on the same boat. I really want to move over to the 7 Plus from my 7, but theres only 6 months left until the new one comes out!! I can't find anyone to trade with and really dont trust buying from an online ad, cuz ive heard of them blacklisting the phones after the sale
  9. charlyee macrumors 6502


    Mar 9, 2011
    I just went from the 7 to the 7 Plus last month. Initially it felt big but not anymore and I love the camera and the better battery life. I am using it in landscape mode more as well.

    I lost over $200 to pay AT&T NEXT so I could upgrade and I regret not getting the Plus back on opening day.
  10. chrismichael83 macrumors member


    Sep 15, 2016
    I tried and did the same thing. I wanted the better battery and camera setup. I had it for about 9 days and just couldnt get use to it being too big then it should. Those bezels need to be gone on the next plus. I know there are rumors saying more screen in the same footprint. NO we dont need more screen. We need this screen on a smaller footprint. Its doable, look at LG or Samsung. I think we all know at least one version of the 8 will be completly redone. I think there will be the 7s and 7s plus and then an 8 with OLED thats going to be around 5.2 inches or something. I am keeping my 7 unless the 8 is dramatically different and feature worth. Otherwise lets make ios 11 a whole lot better particularly in customizing.
  11. Fernandez21 macrumors 601


    Jun 16, 2010
    Try putting it on craigslist for a trade plus cash. There are a lot of people who get the Plus but can't get used to the size, so you could get lucky and just swap wth one of them.

    I have the & Plus, but just got the regular 7 since it was on sale at Best Buy and the size just feels so much nicer.
  12. The Game 161 macrumors P6

    The Game 161

    Dec 15, 2010
  13. sunapple macrumors 68000


    Jul 16, 2013
    The Netherlands
    I went from 6 to 6 Plus, 6S Plus, 7. I'm pretty sure it has something to do with always wanting what you don't have because the grass is always greener. I also went from Space Grey to Gold to Space Grey and then Jet Black, the gold was great for a change, but black always stays good.

    Purely on paper the 7 Plus is a better phone. In reality though it's much more convenient having a small phone that fits your pocket and hand nicely. Using the 6S Plus with a case was just too much and now I don't want to go back from my normal sized 7.

    My dad actually got the SE, what a great size that is. Missing out on so many features is just not worth it, can't say that 7 - 7 Plus has the same feature-gap.
  14. tjhassan macrumors member

    Sep 13, 2014
    I'm in the same boat, really thinking of going to the 7+ from the 7. I had the plus for a week or so, then returned it. Thought it was too big at the time, but thinking I didn't give it enough time. We probably won't be able to get our hands on the iPhone 8 until Christmas time with all these supply constraint rumors.
  15. Pipper99 macrumors 68020


    Aug 14, 2010
    Fort Worth, TX
    I went from the 5s to the 6 Plus, and now I have the 7 Plus. I love the size for everything. It fits in my pocket with no issues. I run with it, and the size makes it easier for me to see the info on my running app and to make changes to the music or podcasts that I'm listening to. My wife has the 7, and it's way too small for me. All that said, it's a highly personal choice, and I understand why others choose differently
  16. Flow39 macrumors 68000


    Sep 7, 2014
    At the Apple Store
    I went from a 6 to a 6s Plus, and I have no regrets. It all depends on how comfortable you are with the size--however, I'd hold out on getting the 7 Plus right now and just wait until the 7s Plus/8 Plus drops to go for the Plus size. Upgrading mid-cycle just for screen size isn't really worth it IMO.
  17. Freakonomics101 macrumors 68000


    Nov 6, 2014
    Going from a 6 to 6s+.... size wise, it took me half a day to adjust. I've had the plus model and haven't looked back. The 7+ has even more to offer than the 6s+. Battery life is phenomenal.
  18. Darrensk8 macrumors 6502


    Apr 22, 2010
    I managed to keep my 6 plus for a year and then couldn't deal with it any longer.Battery life was never all that great for me so no big there but I still miss the screen daily.
  19. Jetro macrumors regular


    Jan 12, 2016
    I think if you have an iPad for use at home you don't necessarily need a bigger iPhone. I'm content with the 4.7" size.
  20. wxman2003 Suspended

    Apr 12, 2011
    6 months for the 8 if you are lucky and are up at midnight and preorder in the first 3 minutes. Otherwise, add another 2 months to that. So most likely 8 months at the earliest to get an 8.
  21. macTW Suspended

    Oct 17, 2016
    I am in the same boat. I was torn at purchase, stuck with smaller phone for convenience of carrying, but have been torn since. On top of that, the new red is gorgeous and fueling the debate once more.
  22. Darrensk8 macrumors 6502


    Apr 22, 2010
    Ha. Yeah the red does look great in person
  23. now i see it macrumors 68040

    Jan 2, 2002
    Why not have both phones, big & small & just swap out the SIM when you want a different size for a while?
  24. nburwell macrumors 601


    May 6, 2008
    At this point, I would just keep your 7 and wait for the next generation iPhone to get the plus model.
  25. Jimmy James macrumors 601

    Jimmy James

    Oct 26, 2008

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