The Difference between the 7 and 7 Plus is pretty noticeable

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by chrf097, Feb 21, 2017.

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Have you gone from the 4.7in to the 5.5in?

  1. I went from the regular to the plus and I love it

    45 vote(s)
    68.2%
  2. I went from the regular to the plus and I hate it

    5 vote(s)
    7.6%
  3. I went from the plus to the regular and I love it

    15 vote(s)
    22.7%
  4. I went from the plus to the regular and I hate it

    1 vote(s)
    1.5%
  1. chrf097 macrumors 68040

    chrf097

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    So, I originally got an iPhone 7 at launch, but I decided to upgrade to an iPhone 7+, making it my first Plus iPhone. I decided to do it for my birthday and so that I could have the best phone possible when I decide to pay off my lease. I didn't think there would be that big a difference, but you can really tell a difference between the two devices I feel. I'm going to just hit the big differences I've found.

    Size:
    Honestly, now that I own a Plus and have had it for several days, I don't see what's wrong with the size. It doesn't feel any bigger in my hand than my old Note 5. I can still reach to the other side of the phone in one hand, and it still feels super comfortable. I guess there's nothing wrong with making it smaller, and I still prefer the smaller size of the 7, but I have no issue with the size of the phone at all.

    Display:
    I thought that the iPhone 7+ display would just be a slightly larger version of the 7's. However, I was wrong. the display is so much more sharper. On the 7, when I would look close, I could start to make out pixels, but on the 7+, no matter how close I get, I can't distinguish the pixels at all. I can barely tell the difference between it and my old Note 5, even though the Note 5 is higher resolution. The display also feels like it's brighter.

    Camera:
    So, they both have the same base camera, but honestly having two cameras is a really great idea. The zoom is so much better than on the standard 7, and Portrait mode is just so much fun. Yes, there are apps for the 7 that produce a similar effect, but none are as easy or good as the built in one using both cameras. It's been so much fun. I hope future versions of iOS expand on using the two cameras.

    Battery:
    This has been the most noticeable change. With the same amount of usage so far, the times of day where my 7 would hit 50% and 20% is when the 7+ hits 80% and 50%. I've gone over 24 hours without charging the 7+ and I still have more than 20%. It puts every previous iPhone and Android phone I've ever owned to shame. The battery alone has me committed to Plus models forever now.

    Speed:
    The only difference in speed is that the iPhone 7+ has 3GB of RAM, where the 7 has 2GB. The only difference I've noticed is that a few apps don't refresh as often. Tumblr is most noticeable. On my 7, leaving Tumblr after a few minutes forced a refresh, but on the 7+, it can stay in its state for MUCH longer.

    The 7+ is such a great upgrade. I really wish Apple had kept the original philosophy they did with the 6 family, where the only difference was the battery and resolution, because if I could have had all of this but on the 7, I'd probably prefer the smaller 7. Still, the upgrade is so worth it. I'm not buying anything smaller now.
     
  2. eyoungren macrumors P6

    eyoungren

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    I went from the 5 to the 6+ to the 6s+.

    Everything you're noticing I have seen in one form or the other since February 2015. Took me less than 5 minutes to get used to the 6+ size after dealing with the 5 for 2.5 years.

    I guess because I've been on the plus for so long I'm just used to this experience that is new to you.

    PS. No poll vote for going from the plus to the plus in your poll.
     
  3. Newtons Apple macrumors P6

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    It takes little time to get used to a larger iPhone. After you do you will never go back.
     
  4. eyoungren macrumors P6

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    Yeah, I used to think my iPhone 5 was huge when I got it. Now I lay it next to my 6s+ and wonder how I was ever able to use it for so long!

    I suppose when I finally update (assuming it's a new iPhone) and there is a larger size my 6s+ will probably appear much smaller to me then. :D
     
  5. Newtons Apple macrumors P6

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    I hope the new iPhone sixe remains the same but just has a larger screen.
     
  6. CrownVic macrumors regular

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    I agree! As others mentioned, it took me a day or two to get used to it, but after that its completely natural. I had to use my mom's 5s (my old phone that I passed to her) the other day and it was almost unusable! I was genuinely surprised because I had used the 5s from June of 2014 to September of 2016 when I got my 7 Plus.
     
  7. Relentless Power macrumors P6

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    Those are my thoughts too when I upgraded to the plus model. There was a slight adjustment, but then after using the Plus model, I really didn't notice much of a difference between a smaller 4.7 inch model. Now even holding the 4.7 inch model feels like the iPhone SE. The larger display is so much easier to read and I even often use landscape mode. Which is another plus to have on the larger model isn't available on the smaller variants.
     
  8. CYKBC macrumors 6502

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    These threads are pointless. It's a personal choice and never a binary one. There are pros and cons for each model. Stop it. It's grade school logic.
     
  9. Charadis macrumors 6502a

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    Upgraded from 6S to 7 plus thanks to my bro. I was almost certain to get the regular 7, but last minute playing with the demo units at the Apple Store changed my mind.

    Surprisingly, the regular 7 and 6S seem very small, now. So weird. And the plus doesn't feel so big anymore. I still use it two handed a lot, but it just seems "regular" now. :confused:

    Love it tho :apple:
     
  10. nutriousmitten macrumors regular

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    Note 5 is slimmer and shorter. Thicker yes but noticeably easier to hold then 7+. And not just hold, navigate, with one hand if you have big hands, as those mm's count....and nevermind the software touches to move the keyboard to one side etc if so desired.

    Thinking of moving finally to Apple ecosystem, at least try it out/see if I miss anything from my 7 or so years of Android, and wife has had a IP 4, 5 and now 6 and we have had Ipads.

    Looking at the regular 7 because even after 1.5 years with the Note 5, and 1 year with the Note 4, ready to downsize. Great phones though and the Note 8 will tempt me I am sure come Fall, no matter what phone I have as a daily driver.

    In the winter here, bigger phones doable as they fit in jacket pockets, but in summer months, pocketability is more important. And at home, can tie in the Iphone and Ipad for texting and everything else, which is why making the jump as the Samsung solution is clunky and Android tablets lag well behind the Ipad (much moreso than the phones).

    Hoping that the form factor for the AMOLED Iphone 8 will be the 4.7 factor as rumored. Between the S Pen and the top class Amoled display that will dominate Apple for the next few years once all sizes move to it next year, moving on from the Note series may be tough, but if can gain that fantastic Amoled panel back, would make it easier.
     
  11. cbreze macrumors 6502

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    Yeah I thought the size of the plus was great at first but after awhile I got tired of toting it around. Lots of pockets didn't work well etc. Speed wise I can't tell any difference between the two so opted for the 4.7" and like it a lot better. Slips right into any pocket rather than just a few. But to each their own. It's quite doubtful IMO that I will ever get another phab size phone. Glad we get a choice 'cause bigger isn't always better.
     
  12. decafjava macrumors 68000

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    Well my 7+ is coming this week so glad to read the positive posts here. Also glad to see others happy with the smaller phones (and the SE which I think a friend of mine will get).
     
  13. CYKBC macrumors 6502

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    Tried the 7plus for one day. Way too heavy. Way too much bezel. Still the same decade old one handed GUI design that doesn't take advantage of the bigger size. Returned.
     
  14. blairh macrumors 68030

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    I went from the 6 Plus to the 7. I am much happier with the 7.
     
  15. Newtons Apple macrumors P6

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    I stand corrected and you were so brave.

    What is best is that Apple gives us all a choice!
     
  16. zachlegomaniac macrumors 6502a

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    I really hope that the new phone is an edge to edge display packed in the 4.7" size (approximately). I wish I could have the 'best' phone in the size i prefer. It's been said before, but just wanted to chime in.
     
  17. blairh macrumors 68030

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    I'm just saying that this idea that you can't go smaller once going bigger is false. That's all.
     
  18. Applejuiced macrumors Westmere

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    I like the Plus version better also.
    I noticed the better screen and real estate, ram addition and better battery life are all improved from the regular iPhone 7 smaller model.
    Camera I didnt notice a huge difference since they both have pretty decent cameras and I dont take many pictures in general.
    --- Post Merged, Feb 22, 2017 ---
    How are they pointless when there's facts about better battery, screen, camera, ram?
    We're just having a discussion and that's what this forum is about.
    If you're not interested to participate then dont post at all.
    Just posting to complain about others opinions is grade school logic.
    Thank you for your lack of contribution...
     
  19. Newtons Apple macrumors P6

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    I understand, that is why I said "I stand Corrected".

    All is good, enjoy what you got and be happy that Apple gives us choice of sizes.
     
  20. Relentless Power macrumors P6

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    Of course it's a personal choice, that's why others here discuss theirs preferences and dislikes. You might learn something about the device you weren't aware of to begin with from other forum members.

    And for the record, if it's a pointless thread, then why did you post your opinion in Post #13 after the fact you labeled this thread "pointless? " Clearly you didn't find it pointless, if you subjected your own opinion.
     
  21. Shanghaichica macrumors 603

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    Go big or go home. I've been using a phablet since 2012 and I'm not about to stop anytime soon. If the iPhone 8 only has a 5.2 inch screen then I'll have to get the Samsung galaxy 8 as a secondary phone.
     
  22. Relentless Power macrumors P6

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    I think Apple won't release a 5.0 screen. I think The Models released will be 4.7/5.5 in LED. And a 5.8 OLED. I'm leaning for the OLED model if it brings worth while features.
     
  23. Shanghaichica macrumors 603

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    An OLED screen with at least 5.5 inches of useable screen area would be what I want. 5.8 inches would be icing on the cake.
     
  24. Relentless Power macrumors P6

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    5.5 is perfect for me. 5.8 seems larger when thinking about it, then I say to myself, how much bigger could .3" make?
     
  25. its Dale macrumors 6502

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    i had the 6 and wife had the 6+. i got the 7 and she got the 7. really wish i would have just gotten the 7+ to feel like i actually got a "new" phone. I cant find anyone to trade with that is trustworthy
     

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