Upgrading advice for a 4S user

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by Cisto1983, Oct 24, 2015.

  1. Cisto1983 macrumors newbie

    Cisto1983

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    Hi guys,
    so, I'm currently using a 2011 iPhone 4S (32 gb), I still like it - even its size - but with iOS 9 it's really way too slow now. I'm okay with 32 gb of storage, but not with 16 gb.

    So, my possible choices for buying a new iPhone are just 3:

    - buy an iPhone 5S, 32 gb, for 579 € --> 637.91 $
    - buy an iPhone 6, 64 gb, for 779 € --> 858.26 $
    - buy an iPhone 6S, 64 gb, for 889 € --> 979.45 $

    Obviously the 6S would be the most wise choice, yet, as you can see, here in Italy it's pretty expensive. What would you do in my place? I have never owned a device bigger than 3.5", so I'm also a bit scared I could find the 6 and 6S a little bit too big for me :p
     
  2. Eileen89 macrumors 65816

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    I think the question that you need to ask yourself here is, "what can I afford". If you can afford the 6S, that is the one I'd recommend. If not, go with the iPhone 6. You'll get used to the size within a week.
     
  3. Spink10 macrumors 601

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    Purchased from Apple? You have 15 day return policy with no restocking fee unless it's different in Italty. Try the one you think you will like most.
     
  4. Broadus macrumors 6502a

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    I agree with Eileen. The 5s will be a marked improvement over the 4S, but it is now two years behind. I had rather save a bit more get the 6s if at all possible. With the 2GB RAM, you'll be in good shape for a few years. I had my 4S for four years, and I anticipate the 6s being good for another four years.

    I moved up from the 32GB 4S to the 64GB 6s. It's quite a jump. If I still had the 4S and it functioned well, though slowly, and if I wanted to upgrade but didn't have the money at present to get the 6s, I would save for a few more months to get the 6s. I think it's the best move in the long run.
     
  5. SisterBlue22 macrumors 6502

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    After a few days you won't even notice the size difference. I went from a 6 to a 6s Plus and it doesn't feel big anymore, it just feels normal. I think budget would be more of a concern than size.
     
  6. DomC macrumors 6502

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    As someone who had a 4s and just upgraded to a 6s you'll love it. I got used to the bigger size in about 30 seconds.
     
  7. Cisto1983 thread starter macrumors newbie

    Cisto1983

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    Well, I can afford it so I think I'll get a 6S then thank you all for your advice!
     
  8. Amelia Pond macrumors newbie

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    I just upgraded from a 4 to the 6s and I had the same size concern you did. Honestly, I love my 6s and size-wise it is not as big as I initially thought it would be. I have small hands, but it is handling quite well with one or two hands and I find that I mistype much less.
     
  9. Cisto1983 thread starter macrumors newbie

    Cisto1983

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    Well, so... I finally bought it! 6s, 64gb, silver.
    The speed improvement for someone used to the 4S's performance is just incredible. It's blazing fast!!
    Moving from a 3.5" device to a 4.7" is also pretty easy, imho. After just a day I can hardly think about how I could live with such a small display :D
     
  10. bufffilm macrumors 601

    bufffilm

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    Glad you could get the 6s...no reason why it shouldn't last you at least 3-4 years provided you don't get too happy with iOS updates.
     

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