To those who went from 6+ to 6s

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by mobutt, Sep 27, 2015.

  1. mobutt macrumors 6502

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    How's the adjustment going? I like the size but the battery is really annoying me. Might switch back to the +.
     
  2. gui0312 macrumors 6502

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    I feel you, I did the same. What are your battery stats?
     
  3. judethat macrumors 6502

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    I've gone back to 6s+ after thinking would like the 6s but the battery life was a let down compared to 6s+. I did not realise how much I enjoyed the 6+ In other ways too, I guess I got too used to some of the things you can do with 6s+, including the landscape mail view and you just get so much more for your money.
     
  4. Silver Idaten macrumors 6502

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    Ugh, I really don't want to, but all the 6S Pluses have that stupid pressure point near the bottom and the regular ones don't. It's distracting to me scrolling through a webpage.
     
  5. mobutt thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Haven't actually looked at usage but I've gone to 2% twice today for what my 6 plus would usually have gotten me through the day for.
    Yeah I'm making a reservation in the morning. They might start getting annoyed, went from a 6S+ to 6S back to the + now. It really is a battery thing for me more than anything else. I didn't really use landscape mode at all. The screen was definitely nicer too.
     
  6. perkedel macrumors 6502a

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    I have gone from 6 Plus to 6s.

    Sure the battery is nice, I could go a day and a half for my typical heavy use of Safari / social media without charging.
    Then I realize, I have a charger in my office. If I'm working in my office, I'm not going anywhere, phone is just sitting there. So I charge my phone. I notice I don't usually go below 90% through out the day because I have it plugged in.

    Traded that for a smaller 6s. I gotta say, I never use the landscape mode ever in my 6 Plus, it's not particularly important to me.

    What I don't miss is that using 6 Plus with one hand is a bitch!
    My morning routine is replying text, emails, it's really a pain in the ass while having a coffee in the other hand while doing this with the 6 Plus.
     
  7. mobutt thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Yeah see you're having a similar experience to me. I definitely didn't use any of the "exclusive" Plus features, just liked the battery a whole lot more.
     
  8. spazma7ik macrumors 6502a

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    Can you elaborate? I have no clue what you're referring to.
     
  9. Silver Idaten macrumors 6502

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    I have a picture of mine, but it's not as visible in the picture as it is in person. A better example is in the 'defects' thread.

    Here's the link to another picture. Again, it's one of those things that's more apparent in person. http://forums.macrumors.com/attachments/untitled-png.586704/
     

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  10. Lunfai macrumors 65816

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    I don't have that problem on mine but I'm returning back to the regular.
     
  11. cudest macrumors newbie

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    In iPhone 6s plus i like the OS design. it is looking awesome and very attractive. Very impressive UI that made me crazy to use this phone.
     
  12. gui0312 macrumors 6502

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    You are for the most part right. If you can charge your iPhone throughout the day or maybe in the car some it may be a small inconvenience compared to a larger inconvenience in handling etc. I switched from the 6S (battery life) to the 6S plus, since I was used to the better battery life of the 6 plus, however what I'm not used to is how heavy and bulky this 6S plus is now, it's not a huge difference on paper, but you can sure feel it in hand. It sucks but again I am considering the move back to the 6S and utilize my car charger more than I ever did.
     
  13. silverblack macrumors 68030

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    I don't disagree with most of your points.

    On your last note about getting more for your money, it reminds me of the whole agreement over full size laptops (14"/15") vs. ultraportable laptops (11"-13"). People make the same claim that larger laptops have more value: larger screen, bigger keyboard, more ports. But they don't realize that *portability* is an invaluable feature that, to some people, matters the most.

    For iPhones, some us prefer a real *mobile* phone over a miniaturized iPad that can make phone calls. Not implying there's anything wrong, just to make a point.
     
  14. smallnshort247 macrumors 6502a

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    I also switched from the 6 plus to the 6S. I don't have huge hands, but I was able to find a way to make the size of the 6plus work for me. Once 3D Touch was announced, I realized that I probably wouldn't be able to hard press all the buttons on the phone unless I have a second hand free to use.

    Since switching to the 6S, my first drawback is the battery life. I know I could probably play around with the iOS settings to hopefully get a few extra minutes of battery.. But I didn't realize how much of a difference battery life was between the 6 and the plus model. My second drawback is the camera. I personally notice a difference with the optical image stabilization in the plus models.

    With all that said, I switched to the smaller 6 model because of the size of the phone, and even with all the things I'll miss, I think I'll enjoy 3D Touch more still with the smaller iPhone. I may just invest in a mophie external battery pack for future trips. I doubt any Apple Store near by will have any 6S pluses in stock before my return policy is over anyway.
     
  15. BravoFoxtrot76 macrumors newbie

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    I went from a 6+ to the 6S. My battery life is pretty good and I had 21% battery life at 10:00pm with moderate use. I also have a Mophie Plus case in the event the battery life doesn't fit my needs.

    I don't miss the size of the 6+, and don't really miss the screen size. I have an iPad mini that I use for most of my web browsing, streaming, etc. As a matter of fact, I rarely used my 6+ for such tasks. My phone is mostly used for calls and email with the occasional web browsing.

    If I didn't have my mini or used my phone more for web browsing and streaming, I may have considered 6S+ more. However, my main driver for going with the 6S was size.
     
  16. mobutt thread starter macrumors 6502

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    I switched back today, ultimately I didn't want to have to worry about battery life and the 6 Plus gave me a year of that. I'd like for that to continue.
     
  17. waynestu macrumors member

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    I don't see anything?
     
  18. maxsix Suspended

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    No adjustment required.

    Although battery life has suffered, that's no big deal either.

    None of my iPhones have returned all day battery life. That's why I always keep an ANKER external charged and ready.
     
  19. Silver Idaten macrumors 6502

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    Anker batteries are the best. Mophies are so overpriced, with Anker you get bigger batteries for half the price and superior quality.
     
  20. Silver Idaten macrumors 6502

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    Good. Don't look for it. Once you see it, you can't unsee it.

    In all seriousness though, it's more apparent in person, it was hard to get a good photo. It's more apparent at lower brightness settings, and very much there when scrolling through anything with a white background (which unfortunately is most websites and programs post-iOS 7)
     
  21. tl01 macrumors 65816

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    Agreed... I love our Anker battery packs!
     
  22. mobutt thread starter macrumors 6502

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    I found a good deal on a mophie power station plus on eBay. It has a lightning cable built in which is really convenient.
     
  23. msae macrumors member

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    I'm thinking about switching to the 6s. I had the 6+, and I hated the animation lag/stutter, but I dealt with it, knowing I could upgrade this year. Now, the the 6s+, the animation stutter is still present, especially when the 3D touch menus pop up. I don't know if it will be fixed in a software update, given I'm running 9.1b2, but I'm pretty sure the stutter was present in 9.0-9.0.1. According to GFXBench, Manhattan On-Screen suffers quite a bit, but the T-Rex On-Screen matches:

    https://gfxbench.com/compare.jsp?be...1=GPU&hwname1=Apple+A9+GPU&D2=Apple+iPhone+6S

    I should add that I am nit-picky about stuff like this. It's good to know that the 6s is in good supply, should I choose to switch.
     
  24. Macalway macrumors 68000

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    I was think of switching from + to 6s. Just for the change. I mean, going from a + to + is no fun. They look exactly the same :D

    Anyway, I noticed on the ATT site that the regular 6 is in stock. I think the +'s sold much quicker.

    Not sure. In store availability is a consideration also. I will probably just wing it.
     
  25. MICHAELSD macrumors 68040

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    I'm testing the iPhone 6s and I've got to say that I don't miss the Plus size at all. It's much better for one-handed use. Although I may very well end up with the Plus when I purchase my device, for the reason it is considered the superior phone.
     

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