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ssledoux

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Coming from a 14 pro and definitely want to go to the big phone. I was planning to do the plus if it indeed had no notch and usb-c, but now I'm on the fence.

I feel like I don't need any pro features (would possibly miss the macro camera a little), but I don't want to have regrets. I'm going through ATT, so returns are next to impossible, so when I preorder today I have to be fairly certain.


WWYD?
 

floral

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It seems to me that you want to get the best out of a new phone and want to be sure that you don't regret your decision later on.

For that I recommend the 15 Pro Max. Trading in your old phone would definitely soften the blow, and you would be guaranteed that you get a phone you will cherish for years !
 
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Rangers94

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15 Pro for me. With the light titanium combined with the now rounded off edges and it being less wide because of the smaller borders, the iPhone 15 Pro is going to feel amazing in the hand! Not too long ago a 6.1” phone was huge. It’s plenty big enough for me and MUCH more comfortable to hold in the hand.

The Max is a 2 handed phone that’s annoying AF to use one handed and if my other hand is occupied. Believe me, I love the large display and better batter battery but for me at least it’s definitely not worth it.
 

ssledoux

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15 Pro for me. With the light titanium combined with the now rounded off edges and it being less wide because of the smaller borders, the iPhone 15 Pro is going to feel amazing in the hand! Not too long ago a 6.1” phone was huge. It’s plenty big enough for me and MUCH more comfortable to hold in the hand.

The Max is a 2 handed phone that’s annoying AF to use one handed and if my other hand is occupied. Believe me, I love the large display and better batter battery but for me at least it’s definitely not worth it.

I have a 14 pro, and I’m definitely going bigger. If I wasn’t interested in a larger display, I would keep my phone.
 

ssledoux

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Sorry..misread the title. Thought you were deciding between Pro and Pro Max. Good luck. :)

Nah, my eyes are definitely ready for the bigger phone. ;-p I was on the fence last year, and have kinda regretted it all year. I mean I like my phone just fine, but I would really enjoy the bigger screen.

Thanks for the input though.
 

dukebound85

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Coming from a 14 pro and definitely want to go to the big phone. I was planning to do the plus if it indeed had no notch and usb-c, but now I'm on the fence.

I feel like I don't need any pro features (would possibly miss the macro camera a little), but I don't want to have regrets. I'm going through ATT, so returns are next to impossible, so when I preorder today I have to be fairly certain.


WWYD?
I think you should order the plus and the pro max, each in multiple different colors...
 

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You will absolutely hate going from the 120 Hz Pro Motion display to the 60 Hz display of the Plus. All other factors aside, this will be jarring. I wouldn't recommend it. I would go to the store and look at the displays of the current non-Pro phones and see if it bothers you. If it doesn't, then maybe the Plus will be okay.
 

Tinkerbellaa22

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Plus - especially if it's lighter than the Pro Max.

I have had my iPhone 12 Pro Max for three years and it's just too heavy, I find myself getting really annoyed with how achy it makes my hands/wrist and how it weighs my pockets and bags down.

I'm getting a 15 Pro now but I'm happy with the smaller screen - iPhones are getting bigger and I just need something small, light and comfortable to hold.
 

Torty

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You will absolutely hate going from the 120 Hz Pro Motion display to the 60 Hz display of the Plus. All other factors aside, this will be jarring. I wouldn't recommend it. I would go to the store and look at the displays of the current non-Pro phones and see if it bothers you. If it doesn't, then maybe the Plus will be okay.
It’s really individual. As stated above I prefer 60hz. But native 60hz turning off 120hz looked even worse to me.
 
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Devyn89

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If it was me I’d go blue Pro Max due to the lighter weight. That’s my biggest complaint about my 14PM, it’s too heavy. Definitely not enough to break contract and get a new phone but I’ll be excited when I upgrade in 2025 to have a lighter phone!
 

ssledoux

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Wasn’t all this pretty much answered in the other thread?

I was pretty much only addressing the plus in that thread, and in the thread title - thought maybe I'd get more feedback on both here since pro max people wouldn't participate in the plus thread. I didn't think it would be an issue, but I guess I wasn't thinking it through.
 
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mattopotamus

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I compares them in the Apple Store last week and I didn't notice much difference.

When do you find it to be most noticeable?

If I am using them side by side or have been using a 120hz display for an extended period of time, 60hz feels choppy and blurry. If you do not notice a difference, that is probably a positive in your favor. It is the only thing that would make me personally want a pro variant over a regular 15 as I do not take a ton of photos.
 
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Yuuuki

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Max is an amazing phone but I will probably switch to the Plus because of the weight. It’s the biggest factor for me. Already turned off on my max the 120hz to 60hz and I’m not really bothered with it at all. But I also own an iPad which has only 60hz so that’s that.

Would always choose the lighter phone these days. But I don’t wanna miss out on battery life that’s why I need to go for a big iPhone.

Guess these could be some factors you could think about.
 
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