should i buy iphone 6 or 6s

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by ilikewhey, Jan 7, 2016.


which one

  1. used 6 for $440 but with applecare

    7 vote(s)
  2. new 6s for 690

    16 vote(s)
  1. ilikewhey macrumors 6502a

    May 14, 2014
    nyc upper east
    sorry if this has been asked, but i'm still a bit confused after searching,

    i want to switch back to ios after couple months with samsung, price isn't too much of a concern but i believe in good value for the money. currently someone can sell me a iphone 6 64gb for 440 bucks with applecare+ til dec this year, or should i spend 690 bucks after tax thanks to verizon's 100 bucks off promotion.

    i don't really see 3d touch as something i would use on a daily basis but who knows maybe i'll get addicted to it if i ever tried it. however i'm somewhat of a photo geek, that was the main reason i went with a s6 in the first place.

    so what do you guys think, is the 6s worth the 250 bucks jump?
  2. eyoungren macrumors Core


    Aug 31, 2011
    ten-zero-eleven-zero-zero by zero-two
    How much is double the ram worth to you?

    If 1GB of ram isn't an issue save some money and go with the 6.
  3. Algus macrumors regular


    Jun 8, 2014
    The 6s has a better CPU and more RAM as well. They're both so fast that they can run anything on the app store today with room to spare. The extra RAM is awesome though because you can switch apps more often without having to reload (depending on what apps you have running of course). I've been pretty amazed by stuff that is still ready to go on my 6s+ that my iPad Air would need to reload.

    Is it worth the extra money? Definitely but an iPhone 6 in good shape with 1 year apple care for less than $450 is a pretty good price as well.
  4. ilikewhey thread starter macrumors 6502a

    May 14, 2014
    nyc upper east
    i had the iphone 5 last and i was content with the amount of apps i can open at once. so not sure how i feel about ram, i mostly use social media apps like fb and instagram and such,

    yeah the 6 apparently has applecare+ til dec, and maybe then i'll get the 7 by that time. thanks guys. anyone else have different opinion please chime in.
  5. ToroidalZeus macrumors 68020


    Dec 8, 2009
    I had the iPhone 6 then got a 6S and am now using a 6 again temporarily, For me the biggest difference is in the RAM; it's really annonying having Safari tabs reload. Right up there is the faster TouchID. So those are the 2 biggest perks for me. More CPU power is nice when loading heavy (game) apps but you are using light apps such as instagram. 3D Touch I never use. iPhone 6S has more LTE bands but I don't think that matters with Verizon. Better camera and live photos is also cool.

    I would still lean on the side of getting a 6S. 250 price difference is pretty close to the difference in resale value when you want to upgrade to the 7 right,
  6. ilikewhey thread starter macrumors 6502a

    May 14, 2014
    nyc upper east
    ah i see what your saying, yeah i don't really use safari that much or chrome for that matter, maybe the occasional hyper links here and there, as far as games goes i only play candy crush and angry bird lol, i'm in law school so don't have time to mess around with all the cooler games. i use my dslr when i have time but can't be bother to have it on me all the time so having a good camera is whats important to me, however for 250 dollar price difference i'm not sure if its THAT worth it.
  7. EdwardSmith36 macrumors regular

    Jan 1, 2016
    It's totally depends on your budget, if you really can afford iPhone 6 plus, then you should go wit that. Or else you know that second option.
  8. se95dah macrumors member


    Dec 30, 2014
    Is it really only me that would love to hear what was so bad about the Samsung that it only lasted a couple of months? Dish it, OP...
  9. Neverbepeace macrumors 6502a


    Jan 14, 2009
    New York
    I would go with the iPhone 6 and save that $250.
  10. ilikewhey thread starter macrumors 6502a

    May 14, 2014
    nyc upper east
    don't get me wrong the spec on this is amazing, but it's not compensating enough for the software side, too many ads in too many apps and its not as intuitive as i would have liked.
  11. nordique, Jan 9, 2016
    Last edited: Jan 9, 2016

    nordique macrumors 65816

    Oct 12, 2014
    Personally, I think the iPhone 6s upgrades are worth the extra cost. If you are spending so much money on a phone (i.e. you are purchasing a premium phone) just go with the best one available and enjoy the best possible experience. It is something you will be using every day, and the smartphone is the item I use the most on a day to day basis, so for me that is an important feature. Granted, the iPhone 6 is very powerful and will do what you need it to without a hitch either...but the 6s is like a mini computer in ways the 6 is not (notably the RAM)

    I have both, the 6 and 6s (with the 6 running on the very fast iOS 8) and the 6s is just the better phone. Its stronger/more durable (I have dropped it 4 times with not even a dent or broken screen, first time I dropped my 6 and there was a dent and the screen cracked...thankfully, apple care shows its true merits here), its much faster and more powerful, has the same battery life (don't feed into the "smaller capacity" stuff...its the same, not better, not worse - still gives me a full day no problem) and the 3D touch may be used more with future iOS versions as the future iPhones end up adopting 3D touch. If you;re not sure about the lack of a headphone jack in the iPhone 7 if rumours stand pat, and you may want to wait a few more generations for the wireless adoption to increase, then the 6s is just more future proof.

    There are smaller things like the Cameras being improved (especially the front facing one - going from 1.2 to 5 MP is a large jump in quality), second gen touch id (which I love), the new taptic vibration motor which is awesome and actually vibrates quietly unlike previous models, and the WiFi/LTE chips are a bit faster. I get better internet speed tests with the 6s. These chips are cabal of being 2x as fast as the ones in the 6, so again, better future proofing.

    Long story short, go with the latest model.

    Oh and I almost forgot - the 2GB of ram makes multitasking completely different. For one, its actually possible to do true multitasking now (have safari open, multiple tabs, have google drive going on, checking back between mail and safari, and using microsoft word or excel to do some light data entry...that type of work flow was not possible on the iPhone 6 without one or more of those apps refreshing and thereby deleting the work. And I can test that with my iPhone 6, on iOS 8 right now and it will reload or refresh those apps)

    Another way to reframe the 250$ upfront, is that the iPhone 7 comes out in lets say 9 months...appx 30 days per month, so thats ~270 days. That amounts to less than 1$ per day to have the upgrades the 6s brings. If you are interested in selling the phone 9 months from now, and getting the 7 then consider - not only will you have better resale value with the 6s (9th vs 8th gen device) but is it worth that extra dollar per day for those features you'd be using? And if you decide the 7 isn't the upgrade you wanted, then the 6s will be more future proofed than the 6 will be should you decide to hold out for a 7s or 8.

    My 2 cents.
  12. GreenPea macrumors member

    Aug 20, 2015
    Atlanta, GA
    I just bought an iPhone 6S 64gb (att) still plastic wrapped in the box for $500 on Craigslist.
    There are some great deals to be had, BUT you have to look hard, do your homework, and have a good "gut" instinct.
    I would get the 6S. The 6 is fine though.
    --- Post Merged, Jan 9, 2016 ---
    OKAY, you asked for it.......

    LOL! I just came back to the iPhone TODAY.
    I got a little bored with Apple and quite frankly I get a little upset with the amount of money Apple is charging for an iPhone these days. So I sold my 6S and bought a Samsung Galaxy S6.
    At first I liked it ok, but I quickly realized that I miss the simplicity, quality, and style of Apple/Iphone.
    The Samsung S6 is a nice phone, but is not near as quality as my iPhone 6S. (in my opinion)

    Reasons why I changed back:
    1) Battery Life is MUCH better on the iPhone 6S. (there is a HUGE difference in battery life)
    2) I like the Apps better on IOS. (the same apps. on android didn't operate as well as on iOS.)
    3) Android phones feel "buggy" to me. (iPhone is more consistent)
    4) I like Simplicity better than "bells and whistles". I don't need all of the customization, it's overrated.
    (The iPhone feels like a Porsche 911 compared to the Samsung which feels like a souped up Corvette. While the stats may be similar.... the quality, performance, and feel are stronger with the iPhone.)
    5) I like the email set-up on iPhone/ios much better than Android/Gmail. (even the FONT, I know... weird)
    6) The overall fit and finish on the iPhone "screams" quality when compared to most Android phones.
    7) I could upload photos from camera onto Craigslist directly with my Samsung S6.
    8) There is an intangible "measure" that iPhone has for me over Android phones.
    9) I like Apple's FONT much better.
    10) Too many "moving parts" for me on Android. (Keep it simple, stupid)
    11) Iphone 6S Equals "Classic" simplicity, style, and quality to me.

    So, while I have a healthy respect for Samsung and Android, I had to admit that I made a mistake and went back to iPhone 6S. I had sold my 1st iPhone 64gb for $600. I bought this new one 64gb, still in plastic, for $500 ca$h. So I guess I made $100.

    There are MANY souped up American made cars that have all of the "splashy" stats; however, I prefer the Porsche 911.
    just my .02:)
  13. macrumors regular

    Jan 23, 2014
    Why not to wait till iPhone 7 is launched and then you can get iPhone 6S free.

    Personally, I've iPhone 5S (Office provided) for calls, email, SMS, company apps and little social stuffs. My brother has got iPhone 6S and I've used it for more than week and it's really not worth all the technical goodness people boost. It looks flashy and slick but $200 can be used some where else. My brother brought me one of those battery case and it is good. Few of my colleague still use iPhone 4 and they can upgrade any time they wish. IT guys have to transfer data and stuffs to new phones and they work on week days and it's already busy on week days.
  14. srikanth69 macrumors newbie

    Jan 6, 2016
    Go with Apple 6s The speed is so good and also i like the way mobile respond with gestures and also I find camera clarity is also a bit good in 6s so its worth to get 6s. But yes you can also wait for iphone 7 I think apple takes iphone 7 features as a challenge and may give it great features.

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