Sold my iPhone 7 Plus for an iPhone 7

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by nidserz, Sep 27, 2016.

  1. nidserz macrumors 6502a

    nidserz

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    I know there are many threads on this already, but I wanted to make my own and to share my story incase it helps someone else.

    I have used an iPhone 6 for almost 2 years, until it basically broke down on me. I cracked the screen and got it replaced, but mainly my battery didn't last more than 20 minutes. So I went back to my 5c for a little while, but was traveling so needed a good camera phone for a reasonable price. I settled for the LG G5. Great dual camera for landscape (wide angle lens) and 5.3" screen. The screen is fantastic, and I could just handle the phone with one hand.

    I am a pretty small girl, 5"0 and small hands so it is a challenge to stretch my thumb across the screen. Also, I am on the go a lot and like to have my phone in my pocket at all times, be able to access it, and use it in one hand while multi-tasking.

    I love to take photos, and had been using a relatively large phone, so when pre-orders went live I went for the obvious 7 Plus. The depth of field feature was a major selling point for me. One of the reasons I got into photography. I finally got the phone, flown across the world through family. I knew the phone was big, many friends have the 6 Plus, but when I got it in my hand, it was just way too big for me. I was almost convinced myself that I would no longer be able to use my phone with one hand, shift the phone to stay in my back pocket, etc. I decided to take it out one night to test it out (mainly the camera as it was the only feature keeping me from dropping down to a 7), and I was a bit disappointed. The depth of field feature was nice, but I was searching for reasons to use it, and then when I wanted to use it in a restaurant, it would not work because of the lighting, and it was super grainy. I was very disappointed with this. I guess you have to have great daylight for it to really be a great feature, which unfortunately I am not.

    I ended up selling my iPhone 7 Plus for a $200CAD profit, so I will be buying a battery case for my iPhone 7 with that.

    Last thoughts - after using my LG G5 for 3 weeks, and seeing the iPhone Plus for a little while the iPhone 7 feels so small! I hope I will get used to going back to the "small" screen. And I really hope Apple makes some design changes to the Plus next year, because it is incredible how other manufacturers can get similar size screens on much more compact devices. Ideally, I would love to see a 5" screen, I think that's a sweet spot.
     
  2. JayLenochiniMac macrumors G5

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    They'll most likely do that next year when Apple is rumored to ditch the dedicated home button in the 2017 iPhone.
     
  3. Relentless Power macrumors P6

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    I would also like to see three screen size variants. The Plus model is in some respects, to large for carry and cumbersome. I own the 7 and the 7 Plus will be arriving later. I like having the ability to switch sizes.
     
  4. syphern macrumors 6502

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    Another I switched thread look at me please
     
  5. cdmoore74 macrumors 68020

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    I'm a 6 foot tall, fat 41 year old guy with medium sized hands and grey hairs popping in places I couldn't have imagined just a few years ago. I think we might have something in common!
     
  6. phonetechatwork macrumors member

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    I fully understand your reasons, I can recommend the zero lemon 4,000mah battery case. Been using it for about 2 weeks. Love it!
     
  7. mjb59463 macrumors 6502

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    I have until Friday to make this decision. Not sure what I'm going to do yet.
     

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