Size or Speed? 6S+ or 7?

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Which would YOU rather have assuming each was the same price?

  1. iPhone 6S+ 128gb (size)

    36 vote(s)
    45.6%
  2. iPhone 7 128gb (speed)

    43 vote(s)
    54.4%
  1. dmk1974, Dec 29, 2016
    Last edited: Dec 29, 2016

    dmk1974 macrumors 68000

    dmk1974

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    Which would YOU rather have assuming each was the same price?

    A.) iPhone 6S+ 128gb (screen size)
    B.) iPhone 7 128gb (speed)
     
  2. Relentless Power macrumors P6

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    Option B. I have no need for 128 GB of storage. Speed increases my productivity and makes tasking smoother.
     
  3. dmk1974 thread starter macrumors 68000

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    Well, assume same storage space. The size difference meaning screen/phone size. I too find 64gb plenty for my needs, but the latest phones are all a bit more or less now with the 32/128/256 steps.
     
  4. cbreze macrumors 6502

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    Had the 5.5", now have the 4.7". Like the smaller size much better. Doubt the speed difference is all that noticeable anyway.
     
  5. Conan86 macrumors 6502

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    You can't really feel the difference in speed between 6s and 7.. real life test have them neck in neck for application launching, etc.. I personally would go for the plus for it's added battery life and media consumption experience
     
  6. BeeGood macrumors 68000

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    In this hypothetical, I'd get the 6s+. Like others have said, you're giving up more battery and a bigger, better screen by going with the 7.

    In the real world, I'd get a 32gb 7+. ;)
     
  7. Domen151 macrumors regular

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    I would choose 6s Plus. I had a smaller phone before, and I didn’t use it nearly as much as I do now 6s Plus. Besides, they are both powerful so I really doubt that you would notice any difference in speed IRL.
     
  8. nburwell macrumors 68040

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    Completely agree here. I'm also not a fan of phablet phones either, hence option B.
     
  9. dmk1974 thread starter macrumors 68000

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    The battery life on the 6s+ and 7 are about the same, correct? I know 7>6s and 7+>6s+. But these two in particular I think are comparable from what I've read.
     
  10. Septembersrain Contributor

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    That's how it's based on specs but I'd have to say it's always hard to judge as it'll depend on personal settings, usage, and sometimes other factors. I opted for the 7+, my 6s battery is horrible. With optimised settings, it would last maybe 8 hours with battery save on (and all other optimizations selected) and on screen time at around 3-4 hours.
     
  11. anonymous guy macrumors 6502

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    128GB iPhone 6s+

    1080p screen, headphone jack.

    Edit: also Plus phone battery life.
     
  12. mtneer macrumors 68020

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    Considering the similarities, I would opt for no dongles dangling off my gadgets...
     
  13. timeconsumer macrumors 65816

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    As both give similar battery life the main differences are pretty much:

    6s plus:
    1080p screen
    headphone port
    "old" home button

    7:
    750p screen
    no headphone port
    "new" home button
    stereo speakers
    water resistance IP67 rating (that Apple does not warranty, but to my knowledge other companies that offer water resistance do not either, so it's more of a peace of mind type protection)

    It's a tough choice because on specs alone the 7 seems to offer more. But the screen is what is used the most, so having the better screen when you're looking at it is definitely nice. I don't think long-term support is an issue with either device as Apple has a good track record of supporting older devices, plus a lot of people upgrade before Apple drops support for the device. Both offer 3D touch, Touch ID and Apple Pay.

    My choice would be the 6s plus for sure. (I've owned both the 6s plus and the 7 so I'm comparing in my mind which I'd prefer from a daily usage point of view)
     
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  15. Conan86 macrumors 6502

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    Erm correct me if I'm wrong but the 6s Plus battery definitely lasts longer than the 7.. unless you're talking about power hungry app/games. The Plus can easily last you two days on medium usage while the regular sized will always require a charge by 1/4 to 1/2 earlier.
     
  16. The-Real-Deal82 macrumors 601

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    I'd have the iPhone 7 over the 6S+ simply because I don't like msssive phones that I can't fit in my pocket.

    However given the choice I'd much rather have a standard sized 6S like I have now. It has a headphone jack and right now that is a feature I use daily.
     
  17. Mlrollin91 macrumors G4

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    http://www.apple.com/iphone/compare/

    iPhone 7 has better WiFi time but worse Standby/Video/Talk compared to 6s Plus. So depending on what you are doing, the 7 very well may last you longer than the 6s Plus.
     
  18. nordique macrumors 6502a

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    Why not both?

    Get a 6S plus .... It's still super fast
     
  19. macTW macrumors 65816

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    Nice to finally see someone be rational with the fact Apple doesn't offer the warranty. Too many people flipped out on that fact without realizing most companies don't...
     
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    I went with the 7. Just don't want a big phone.
     
  22. Septembersrain Contributor

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    That's understandable. I thought I wouldn't like my 7+ but I have had the Samsung Note series phones and still use a Note 3 for media. So going bigger or smaller for me is more about the device itself. My first iPhone was a 5c. I'd went from the Note 3 to that.
     
  23. the caveman macrumors 6502

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    Why not size and speed? Ip7 plus
     
  24. dmk1974 thread starter macrumors 68000

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    Well, that would be the fastest/big phone, but I'm looking at a bit lower price-point for the comparison. Even maybe considering a 64gb 6s+ for less money (since that is more than 2x I need anyway) but 128gb is the current decent midpoint for storage.

    The 5.5" screen size is very hard for me to 1-handed text though. 2-handed is great however (I like the slightly larger keyboard) and of course easier to see and has a rotating home screen. But the 4.7" screen fits well in 1-hand and is almost 2 oz lighter (after the case and screen protectors are added to each).
     
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