The 6S plus is what the 6 should have been

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by yaboyac29, Nov 11, 2015.

  1. yaboyac29 macrumors 6502a

    Sep 24, 2014
    Wow. Just got it yesterday

    The build. It's slightly thicker and less slippery. Also the added weight is nice.

    The speed. Even iOS 8 on the 6+ was slow. This thing flies and I'm sure it won't be slowing down.

    The battery life.

    The vibrate motor is not annoyingly loud anymore.. Holy crap that really pissed me off about the 6.

    3D Touch is nice. I'm using it quite a bit.
  2. lordofthereef macrumors G5


    Nov 29, 2011
    Boston, MA
    Vibrate was never an issue for me (though I agree it's improved). Otherwise I agree with all of your bullet points. Touch ID is also way faster.
  3. tranceking26 macrumors 6502


    Apr 16, 2013
    Glad you are enjoying the phone OP. I have had my 6S for a few weeks or so and I also am enjoying it.
  4. CEmajr macrumors 601

    Dec 18, 2012
    Charlotte, NC
    I agree. The 6S/6S+ are the perfected versions of the 6/6+.

    I have the 6S+ and this thing is easily the best phone I've used period. It just flies, it's ridiculous how fast it is.
  5. Andres Cantu macrumors 68030

    Andres Cantu

    May 31, 2015
    Rio Grande Valley in South Texas
    I feel like the feature that they omitted in the iPhone 6 (for obvious reasons) was the 2GB of LPDDR3 RAM. Not only did the iPhone 6s double the RAM, but it also doubled its speed (due to the LPDDR4 technology).
  6. skiltrip macrumors 68030

    May 6, 2010
    New York
    I bought a 6 last year with the intention to skip the S. At first I want all that impressed by the 6S and 6S Plus, but I ended up taking the plunge. I'm very glad I did. The 6 to the 6S Plus is a pretty major upgrade.

    This year's phone has convinced me to get on the S train. I really like the whole "perfected" vibe this year. What a solid feeling plunge to. This thing is a tank. S far cry from last year's bend fiasco.
  7. sunking101 macrumors 604


    Sep 19, 2013
    The 6+ was an absolute dog and it shouldn't ever have left the factory. As for the 6S+, yeah it's a great phone. It flies. No issues with RAM, stutter or crashing. Web browsing has been dramatically improved. The only negatives for me are that the loudspeaker is garbage for music, when the 6+ had the best speaker I've ever heard on a phone - kinda hero to zero there for some strange reason. Also the screens are blue-tinted in certain ambient light conditions, and very bright. I'm not loving the screen as much as my old 6+.
  8. mhdena macrumors 6502

    Sep 16, 2009
    These its what it should have been threads are kinda like saying you're what your Dad/Mom should have been. Tesla is what the Model T should have been. No its not.
  9. sunking101 macrumors 604


    Sep 19, 2013
    In this case it's true. The 6+ was an underspecced POS that in no way deserved the price tag or its position as Apple's latest and greatest phone for 12 months. Nobody is denying that tech moves on and that the next phone shouldn't be better than the one that preceded it, however no premium phone should be garbage out of the box.
  10. cababah macrumors 68000

    Jun 11, 2009
    SF Bay Area, CA
    Meh, there's some truth to it. The 6/6+ really did need more RAM. Everyone knows how poorly the 6+ performed straight out of the box.
  11. T5BRICK macrumors G3


    Aug 3, 2006
    The *S models are always what the * model should have been.
  12. sunking101, Nov 11, 2015
    Last edited: Nov 11, 2015

    sunking101 macrumors 604


    Sep 19, 2013
    I disagree. Everyone says that they're just polished versions of the preceding phone and it's a myth. Take the 5S. It was a 64Bit phone with a different camera and TouchID. That's a different phone, not just a polished version of the iPhone 5. Likewise the 6S. It has double the RAM, a much faster Soc, and 3D Touch. Again, a different phone. When introducing new tech such as TouchID and 3D Touch, you could argue that the following year's non-S model is 'polishing' the features.

    The only similarity to the preceding non-S phones is the casing. They look the same and this is what leads people to think that they're 'polished' versions of the earlier phones. Each year, whether S model or not, it's a different phone but every two years you get a new look too.
  13. Applefan4 macrumors 6502

    May 6, 2013
    6+ should have had 2GB of RAM. The web browsing experience on it was awful due to constant reloading.

    RAM is the only reason I upgraded, I could live without 3D Touch (it is nice to have though). I normally upgrade once every two years, but now I had to get the 6S because of RAM. And switching to android wasn't an option
  14. raviluke macrumors member

    Sep 17, 2013
    6S is amazingly fast. I love every moment of it.
  15. Hunk4u macrumors member

    Oct 16, 2015
    The first model is always the genuine ones that doesn't cause any issue. And the next extending models like S (plus) or S (2,3,4,5) always come up with some or the other issue :p
  16. jonstatt1 macrumors 6502

    Oct 23, 2015
    The more hidden reason for the 6S+ speed is the storage and associated controller particularly with the 128GB version. The 6+ 128GB storage had a read/write speed of about 100MB/s to 200MB/s. The 6S+ has a read speed of over 1000MB/s and a write speed of over 500MB/s. So what you are also seeing is that massive speed like moving from an HD desktop to an SSD one. This is a seriously fast phone.
  17. Abazigal macrumors G4


    Jul 18, 2011
    Just like the 4s is what the 4 should have been etc.

    This just goes to show that it takes a good 2 years for Apple to really release a properly updated and uncompromised product.
  18. Newtons Apple macrumors Core

    Newtons Apple

    Mar 12, 2014
    Jacksonville, Florida
    The new linear motor was a big leap forward. Now we have a silent alarm that everyone in the room can no longer hear. :)
  19. sunking101 macrumors 604


    Sep 19, 2013
    How can you say that when the 6S has new tech features? How do we know that 3D Touch is properly optimised? The screens this year are terrible due to the new tech, and also the loudspeaker is much worse. How is making the speaker worse somehow optimising things? The 6S is a new phone in pretty much the same casing. If it had a different casing/form factor would we be saying that it was an optimised iPhone 6? They could have brought out the iPhone 6 in a new form factor and called it the i7. It would have been just as well received.
  20. jonstatt1 macrumors 6502

    Oct 23, 2015

    With regards to the speaker, I am wondering if there is a clear tear-down in this area. I suspect with the 6+ there was more room for a bigger speaker, and that with the 6S+ they had to use a smaller one due to placement of other electronics....just a guess
  21. sunking101 macrumors 604


    Sep 19, 2013
    It's a similar size but a slightly different shape. No good reason to change it other than they sourced some cheaper speakers? Perhaps to offset the cost of the increased RAM. All I know for sure is that the new speaker is terrible for listening to music, which is something I started to do with the 6+ because it sounded so good. A non-issue for most folk I'm sure.
  22. jonstatt1 macrumors 6502

    Oct 23, 2015
    I am sure you are not alone in that view. That is indeed a shame then. The speaker doesn't sound bad to me (although I don't normally use it for music), but then I have never heard the 6+ to compare it against.
  23. toughnut macrumors member

    Dec 29, 2014
    We should be grateful Apple keep the same design for two years each so we can keep using the same cases unlike any other phones in the market.
  24. Jsameds macrumors 68040

    Apr 22, 2008
    I never use in-device speakers. On TV's phones, laptops and tablets they're all terrible. I bought a decent Sony BT speaker for £60 - best accessory I have bought for my iDevices.
  25. sunking101 macrumors 604


    Sep 19, 2013
    The speaker is absolutely fine for voice calls and alert tones. No issues there. It just sounds bright and lacking in bass whilst listening to music. The 6+ was amazingly warm and had discernible bass. I couldn't believe how great it sounded.

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