iPhone 6(S)(+) My 6s Plus just died, XR, 11 or 11 Pro Max?

gryffin

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My 6s plus was just accidentally run over this week. Until that happened, I was not planning to buy a new iPhone until 2020. Now, however, I need to get a new one ASAP. I ordered an XR and planned to pick it up tomorrow, but now I am having buyer's remorse and wondering if I should get the 11 or even the 11 Pro Max instead. I generally like the bigger screen because I can't read smaller screens well anymore without reading glasses. Sigh.

Thoughts on what to go with? I generally keep my phones 2-3 years, and usually don't buy the newest one- when I bought my 6s plus, the 7 had just been released.
 

thadoggfather

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My 6s plus was just accidentally run over this week. Until that happened, I was not planning to buy a new iPhone until 2020. Now, however, I need to get a new one ASAP. I ordered an XR and planned to pick it up tomorrow, but now I am having buyer's remorse and wondering if I should get the 11 or even the 11 Pro Max instead. I generally like the bigger screen because I can't read smaller screens well anymore without reading glasses. Sigh.

Thoughts on what to go with? I generally keep my phones 2-3 years, and usually don't buy the newest one- when I bought my 6s plus, the 7 had just been released.
If you weren’t planning on upgrading until 2020, and have to get an upgrade xr will be more than fine as a holdover. But xr being out for a year, if you can find a color you like in 11 and might be interested in the new features I think it’s worth the extra $100 as you should re coup some of that upcharge In reselling next year

I wouldn’t spend minimum a grand for a phone you know you’ll get rid of in a year, and will take a big hit on if it has as many changes as anticipated
 

burrzoo

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I'd go the Pro route. Especially since you keep your phones for awhile. The max is large, the 11 Pro is smaller than the 11/XR replacement. The 11 is a really nice phone but you might as well have the better camera setup & better screen.
Other than that, I'd have to recommend a Galaxy Note 10+.
 

MrAperture

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Keep the Xr since you don’t need or want the latest and greatest, especially since you held on to your phone for 3 years. See what next year Apple offers or even wait until 2021.
 

coney718

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Since you used a 6s Plus all this time you seem to not care about having the latest and greatest so stick with the XR. Its a great phone, same design as the new models and will last you the next 2-3 years easily. Plus if you still are planning to get the 2020 iPhone no need to drop a $1000 now.
 
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Burnsey

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This is a tough one, between the XR and 11 it comes down to whether you think night mode on the camera is worth the extra $100, because aside from that there isn't much noticeably different between the two.

I would avoid the 11 Pro in favour of a used X if you go that route.
 

iDrummer3

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This is based on the assumption that you are getting it on installments. Not 100% but I think all carriers pricing should be similar.

I don’t see why you wouldn’t go with either the 11 Pro or Pro Max. The main choice being if you prefer a smaller or bigger display. We are talking about $20 more a month to have the latest phone on the market. You could do the yearly upgrade option and still get the iPhone 12 next year. If money is a deciding factor, the 11 would make more sense than the XR. It would be only a small up charge and likely a superior device. It all comes down to how your financial situation is and what you want to use the device for. The XR, 11, or 11Pro will all be a huge upgrade coming from a 6S+.
 

EugW

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I will mention that the XR screen looks worse to me than the 7 Plus screen, because of the pixel density. I could certainly get used to it, but having lived with the 7 Plus screen this long, it's not hard for me to see the differences in the XR screen.

That said, most people don't seem to be able to tell the difference. My wife usually can't, but even if I point things out to her, she doesn't usually see it, or else if she does, she doesn't care.

In terms of display points shown on screen, the Plus, XR/11, and Pro all show the same amount of information. The 11 Pro shows significantly less width-wise.
 

ACB 123

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Depends on your finances. If you can afford a pro, go with it as things can and will change in the year ahead. You may not want an 2020 model when it comes out and if you have a pro you'll be happy you spent the extra this year.