Purchased both 7 and 7 Plus

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by gman7722, Sep 21, 2016.

  1. gman7722 macrumors newbie

    Sep 9, 2016
    So I bought both the 7 and 7 Plus in hopes of using both of them and deciding which one to keep.

    After a couple days of owning both, I',M TORN.

    I enjoy the better battery life of the plus and the potential of the dual lens camera.

    Regarding the 7, the enjoy the one handed use and portability.

    Unfortunately, I feel like the 7 Plus is just too big. And as a result of using the plus, the 7 feels so tiny.

    Anybody else feel like they are torn between the 2? Or have any of you switched from the Plus down to the 7 or vice versa?
  2. 12vElectronics macrumors 68040


    Jul 19, 2013
    Nope. Had the 6+ for 2 years and couldn't wait to get a smaller phone.
  3. zone23 macrumors 68000

    May 10, 2012
    Yep I do, so I just have both the 6s and the 6S Plus, bought the 6s on swappa. Now that i'm going to the 7 Plus I will probably sell the 6s and buy just a 7.
  4. gman7722 thread starter macrumors newbie

    Sep 9, 2016
    What were some reasons you wanted to switch back to the smaller phone?
  5. kasakka macrumors 68020

    Oct 25, 2008
    The design of the 7+ is the worst part of it. It is veritably huge compared to many similar screen size phones on the Android side and I fully expect Apple to tout how they managed to cram the same stuff in a smaller shell for the iPhone 8+ as if it's something new.
  6. jeffg819 macrumors regular

    Dec 25, 2006
    First time Plus user here. I'm enjoying the bigger screen and think it would hard to go back. My wife has a 6S so when I want to compare I use Safari on her phone for a few minutes. So far, I always am glad I have the bigger phone to use.

    That being said, I'm 6'4" with medium big hands.
  7. 12vElectronics macrumors 68040


    Jul 19, 2013
    1. Couldn't do anything one handed.
    2. Looked ridiculous in the pocket of my Skinny Jeans.
    3. Too big and bulky to use in bed while laying down.
    4. Slipper AF (used it with no case).
  8. gman7722 thread starter macrumors newbie

    Sep 9, 2016

    Good point. I think the individuals height/hand size definitely play a role. I'm 5'7 with larger-ish normal hands.
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    From my personal experience I agree and have experienced all 4 points you mentioned. I also never use a case so point 4 can't be emphasized enough.
  9. jedolley macrumors 68000

    Sep 18, 2009
    I previously had a 6+ and currently using a Samsung GS7. Both are 5.5" phones, but the GS7 is much smaller and almost the same size as the 4.7" iPhones. For the 7, I decided to give the non-plus version a shot since i'm already used to the smaller size, but I don't get mine till Friday. I know i'll be ok with the smaller body size, but my only concern is the screen size.

    For me, only #1 applies, but can understand #3 as well. I felt my 6+ was bulky and one handed use was almost impossible. When I switched to the Samsung GS7, one handed use was easier with the exception of their being no bezel... On a number of occasions when I am reaching my thumb across the phone (left to right) I end up triggering something on the left part of the screen.
  10. janeauburn macrumors 6502a


    Nov 22, 2015
    This is the same story with the 6/6+. Both phones are too big to pocket comfortably. So you may as well keep the bigger one because at least then you get the advantages that come from a phone that's too big. With the smaller one, you still have a phone that's uncomfortable to pocket; plus you get a phone that's too small to see comfortably and requires too much thumb flicking.

    These are imperfect products. That's why the next iteration of the phone--getting rid of those dumb bezels--is so eagerly anticipated.
  11. DNichter macrumors G3


    Apr 27, 2015
    Philadelphia, PA
    First time plus user, I am loving it so far. I picked up my 6s after a few hours and it just didnt feel right. Once they shrink the bezels, I'll be even happier. I wear skinnier type jeans and have medium size hands, 6'2. Could play a factor.
  12. tconed macrumors member


    Sep 22, 2014
    United States
    I also bought both. Ended up returning the 7 and keeping the plus. Love the size and the screen is much nicer. It all comes down to preference. I actually enjoyed the regular 7 because it was easier to carry and use, but the plus is where I'm comfortable the most.
  13. gman7722 thread starter macrumors newbie

    Sep 9, 2016
    I'd probably keep the plus if I agreed with with what you said but for me I think the 7/6 pocket comfortably. Whereas the plus is on the verge of sticking out of my jean pockets.
  14. Cowmonk macrumors member

    Oct 3, 2014
    I desperately want the smaller phone (have a 6+ atm), so cheesed off not being able to sit down when it's in my jeans' pocket.

    I came so close to buying a 7 today - I'm struggling with it as I feel like I'm not getting the best (no 2nd camera excitement, less RAM). It's a lot of money to be buying something that feels inferior. I'd be happier if the price difference was greater.
  15. nasa25 macrumors 65816

    Apr 11, 2010
    thankfully I've always known that the plus will be too big for my liking. My dainty hands wouldn't be able to handle its girth.
  16. noekozz macrumors 6502a


    Jun 29, 2010
    Always was a + user. I've noticed many people have jumped on the plus wagon this time around. Takes some time to get used to and one hand use is a bit difficult at first, but once you're used to it it's hard to go back.
  17. Benito macrumors 6502a


    Jan 5, 2010
    Toronto, Canada
    I too ordered both to give the plus a good try before deciding. I really wanted the new cameras on the plus but had never tried the Plus size before since I was coming from the iPhone 6. I got my plus last night and I just love it. I wish the bezels were a bit smaller to make it fit more easily in my hands but I think I will get used to it so I'm going to sell the 7 to a colleague if he wants it, otherwise it will go back to Apple Friday.
  18. ATC macrumors 65816

    Apr 25, 2008
    I'm 6'4" with big hands and I hated the 7+. For the life of me I could not manage one-handed use with it no matter what. Got the 7 and I'm so glad I did. Love the size.

    Having said that, if apple manages to shave some of the top and bottom bezels in the next Plus I'd consider it.
  19. zone23 macrumors 68000

    May 10, 2012
    I can't wait for all the people who wear skinning jeans look at themselves in photos in like 10 years. Just thought I would throw that out.

    I don't think making the bezel on the top is going to help you much.
  20. WannaApple? macrumors 6502a

    Jun 9, 2008
    In the same boat here. Upgraded to a 7+ from a standard size 6 and am completely undecided myself. I actually keep going back and forth during the day with both to see which I prefer, but each has its own advantages and disadvantages.

    To preface, I am a woman with small hands so many times the weight and width of the plus are a bother to me, but then again when I pick up the 6 it feels small. However, I really wonder if the standard 6 is more of a true phone size too.

    I've only had the phone since Sunday so I'm going to give it up until my 14 day return period to see if I can get more used to it or not and then I'll decide. Just hope that I can make a decision at that time! lol
  21. Odat macrumors newbie


    Dec 21, 2014
    Down South
    I've had the 6 plus, 6s plus and now the 7 plus and there is no way I can go to a 7. The experience is so much richer with the plus. In the first couple of weeks I had the plus, I thought it was a little big but I got used to it and won't go back.
  22. Leo90 macrumors 6502

    Sep 15, 2014
    I had the 6+ for a year and despite loving the phone, I had to go back to 4.7 inch so I just bought an iPhone 7. The Plus is an amazing phone but it has a massive footprint and it was usually cumbersome to carry it in my pocket. I am loving the 4.7 iPhone 7 portability and lightness in the pocket! I will only go back to Plus when Apple truly redesigns it by reducing bezels and consequently overall size.
  23. Pipper99 macrumors 68020


    Aug 14, 2010
    Fort Worth, TX
    I've had the bigger phone since the 6+. I love the big screen which shows more text and more of everything. I don't have large hands, but the size is not a negative to me. The device has never bothered me in my hand or in my pocket. My wife has the 6, and it feels way too small for me. It's a personal preference, but I love the larger phone.
  24. areyes163 macrumors 6502


    Jun 15, 2012
    I tried to go back to a smaller screen not that long ago. But after having the 6 plus and 6 a plus as well as many many android devices with large screens I cannot go back to the small size. I am accustom to the large size and love it.
  25. Barrett85 macrumors member

    Dec 9, 2015
    I'm a girl, 5'4 and smallish hands. I've always owned the smaller sized phone but decided to try the plus this year. I LOVE it! I don't think I'll ever go back to the smaller size. Battery life and the camera are enough for me to keep it. I wear skinny jeans and have no trouble putting it in my back pocket. I can do lots of page scrolling and stuff with one hand. Typing is harder to do one handed but it can be done. I have a slim Kate spade case on right now and it's perfect! Gives the phone more grip and adds some style :)

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