Updating to a 6S tomorrow!

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  1. AmazingGraceTx macrumors regular

    AmazingGraceTx

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    I have a 5s and it's time to move up. I was going to go for an SE, but T-Mobile is offering a deal with 6S or 7. I'm concerned about the size difference of the phone. I'm so used to my little 5S. I'm looking forward to having a new device, 3-D touch and all that. Any tips for me? How do y'all like this device?
     
  2. lakaiordie macrumors 65816

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    i've had them all and I really like the 6s (4.7") it's what i'm using now. you'll enjoy the screen size a lot more and it's easy to get used to and a lot quicker. any reason not to get the 7?
     
  3. Relentless Power macrumors P6

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    The 6s/7 are both great iPhones. The 6s isn't really that different from the iPhone 7, which the 7 has the stereo speakers, water resistance, extended battery life and camera.

    Personally, I would have gone with the iPhone 7. But I also own the 7 Plus model.
     
  4. AmazingGraceTx thread starter macrumors regular

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    I'm kinda leaning toward the 6s because I'm not ready to be rid of the headphone jack. I'm going to have to ease into that change. It's a huge step for me, moving up to a 4.7" display.
     
  5. Freakonomics101 macrumors 65816

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    99% of the people on here disagree with the battery life being better on the 7. In fact, I have seen several reports to where it's exactly the same as the 6s or even worse. If the battery life was at least 50% better, then it would be worth the upgrade. But right now, nope. Waiting until next year's model... but if that's not impressive either and my 6s Plus holds out exactly like how it did with iOS 10, I'll wait another year. I'm 100% happy with my 6s Plus... I still use the headphone jack on a daily basis and if I were to upgrade, I would want some sort of cord that allows charging and listening at the same time.
     
  6. Relentless Power macrumors P6

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    I think the 3.5 Jack is a huge proponent for the 6s. The build for the 6s is very similar to the iPhone 7. I have noticed a difference in battery increase from the 6s Plus to the 7 Plus. I agree the reports for the 4.7 6s are fairly silimar to 4.7 iPhone. Apple claims a difference of two additional hours with the 3.5 Jack being deleted.

    I still own my 6s Plus and I kept it to listen to music through my car with the 3.5 Jack and charge it at the same time, which is why I wanted to keep it. Also, I use my 6s Plus as a wifi device for when I don't feel like using my Air 2.
     
  7. Thor_1 macrumors 6502a

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    If you plan on keeping for a long time, which I guess you might based on you still using a 5s, I would get the 7.

    Proof? My 7 is hands down better with regards to battery life than my 6s was.
     
  8. Brandonjr36 macrumors 6502a

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    Go with the 7 man the new speakers and the new home button are enough to get the newest one. Also the water resistant and the new matte black color is very nice. If you don't get the 7 atleast try it in the store cause it's defiantly an upgrade from the 6s
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    Love the battery life on my iphone 7 compared to my old galaxy s7.
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    Oh and if you plan on getting a 7 go to bestbuy tomorrow they are offering a $250 gift card for purchase of the iPhone 7.
     
  9. imagineadam, Nov 25, 2016
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    imagineadam macrumors 6502a

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    I have to chime in and say I've been blown away with the battery life on my 4.7 7 compared to my 6. It's literally getting me at least 2.5 to 3 more hours of usage everyday! Especially when you are using it with the screen off it's insane!

    Right after I got it I ran a marathon with it streaming Spotify and tracking my run with Nike plus and it only used like 25% battery in about the 4.5 hours I was using it! The two low power cores truly sip the battery. Most days I end the day with about 8.5-9 hours of usage depending on what I'm doing. My 6 would die almost exactly at 7 hours if I was careful and kept brightness down and didn't hammer away on it but it was usually closer to 6h 30m.

    Even with gaming I'm noticing a huge difference as the phone doesn't heat up nearly as much and the battery lasts longer on graphic instensive games. I wasn't expecting the boost in battery life from the 7 but it's really there this time! I remember them saying iOS 9 would extend my battery by and hour.... yeah right! This time it's true the 7's battery life (at least the 4.7) really has at least 2 hours more battery life usage.

    Edit: I take screen shots sometimes at the end of the day to check and compare my battery life and I've noticed that most days I'm ending at about 8hr 45m and I still have 12% battery left! So I forgot to mention that I haven't ran my 7 Battery all the way down yet and my 6 I'd have to charge before bed most days.. not the 7. Always have juice to make it all day all the way till bed which is late! Just saying. I'm only 1% of the people though!
     

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  10. eyoungren macrumors P6

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    I will just speak to size since a lot of the rest has been covered.

    I have the 6s+. It was an upgrade from the 6+. Before that I had the iPhone 5. Since the 5 is exactly similar in dimensions to your 5s then this may be relevant to you.

    It took me less than five minutes to adjust to the size of the 6+. My wife got the 6 at the time and now has the 6s. Within a few months she was already wanting the 6s+.

    I'm not advocating for you to get the 6+/6s+, just stating that getting used to the size of your 6s should be fairly easy depending on a few things.

    Don't be afraid to handle it with two hands. If you're used to one handed texting and have smaller hands this may be a challenge. But I've always handled my phones with two hands regardless of size so it's never bothered me.

    You'll like the fact that things are bigger and that the keyboard is thus easier to use. You may have to adjust when it comes to where you put your phone when out. The 6s will reasonably fit in a standard pocket (but not the 6+/6s+).

    It may take some adjustment but if you are willing to give it some time the size and form will feel natural to you and you'll wonder how it is you could ever use your 5s.
     
  11. Nick11Mac macrumors 6502

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    I've had the 6s and now have a 7. They have both worked well. If your issue is the loss of headphone jack then go with the 6s. Regarding battery, my personal experience is that the 7 battery lasts longer. Whatever you decide, I think you'll find you'll like the move from your current phone.
     
  12. AmazingGraceTx thread starter macrumors regular

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    Got my 6s. So far, so good. One slight concern is how hot it gets when charging. I'm going to assume that it's because it's working hard restoring my backup and go from there. I like the size. It feels comfy in my hands and fits everywhere I need it to.
     
  13. Freakonomics101 macrumors 65816

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    Yep, restoring does take a decent amount of power. Doing that while charging and using it can make it a little warm but not hot.
     
  14. Relentless Power, Nov 25, 2016
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    Relentless Power macrumors P6

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    That's not abnormal with the heat. The iPhone will also get warm during the initialization process.
     
  15. The-Real-Deal82 macrumors 601

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    I snubbed the iPhone 7 at my last upgrade due to the extortionate price increase UK carriers slapped on it and the headphone jack loss didn't do it any favours. The 6S is a worthy upgrade from the 6 so you'll notice a huge difference from the 5S. The extra screen is nice and doesn't look silly like the Plus, enjoy.
     

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