Which to get? 7 or 7 Plus?

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by Cameron604, Dec 7, 2016.

  1. Cameron604 Suspended

    Dec 5, 2016
    I need a new iPhone. My current one is scrap metal.

    The 7 Plus seems too big for me, but I can't ignore the benefits:
    - useful screen for reading word docs, PDF's, articles
    - dual camera
    - better battery life

    The portrait mode (depth of field effect) is somewhat lacklustre. I tried it in store, and it bugged up about 25% of the time on still shots that were taken correctly.

    I've gotten to play with the regular 7 as well. I like the size in the hand, but I can't help but think I'll be missing out on the extra screen size, and 'telephoto' lens.

    But then my pocket... not sure if it's big enough!
  2. C DM macrumors Westmere

    Oct 17, 2011
    The discussion about this kind of thing at http://forums.macrumors.com/threads/im-torn-7-vs-7-plus.2012992/ might be of some help.
  3. Cameron604, Dec 7, 2016
    Last edited by a moderator: Dec 8, 2016

    Cameron604 thread starter Suspended

    Dec 5, 2016
  4. Cameron604 thread starter Suspended

    Dec 5, 2016
    I saw the Google Pixel XL today. Pretty cool phone. Did not realize how well built it is. Really does feel like an iPhone competitor. If Google worked out their Google Drive to not look so cluttered when you add photos to it, I might be leaning even more to a Google phone. It's the first Android phone that feels like a clean competitor.

    The Samsung phones (even the newest edge) were lagging in store. Literally swiping left and right had delay... on a brand new phone. Shameful. My dad asked me "Wouldn't you consider a Samsung?" I said, "My last two phones before my iPhone were Samsungs. They were terrible. And now Samsung has exploding phones."
  5. ipulsecases Suspended


    Dec 9, 2016
    the original Android is a fun thing . I used to have Nexus 4 , it still works smoothly for my little cousin .
    the Nexus 6 is still a beast
    but no others , the DIY system sucks
  6. Jetcat3 macrumors 6502

    May 3, 2015
    7 Plus, 7 Plus, 7 Plus! The display alone is worth it to me. Not to mention the amazing battery life, dual lens camera, and 3GB of ram for future iOS iterations. It's a beast, literally and figuratively. Once you get over that, it doesn't seem too bad in the pocket, ect.
  7. ipulsecases Suspended


    Dec 9, 2016
    even with an Otterbox defender box ?
  8. Cameron604 thread starter Suspended

    Dec 5, 2016
    The big disappointment for me was finding out the dual lens system is pretty buggy for portrait mode. Hoped for more out of that. But it still seems to offer a lot.
  9. ipulsecases Suspended


    Dec 9, 2016
    huh ? the portrait is my fav
  10. Sunny1990 Suspended


    Feb 13, 2015
    If you use camera a lot then go for iPhone 7 Plus and if you don't go for iPhone 6S Plus,it's still a great phone and you won't miss much.the iPhone 6s plus is much more VFM than iPhone 7 plus
  11. Warcake macrumors regular

    May 20, 2013
    ive always been a fan of smaller phones which is why i got the 7, but i got a chance to hold the 7plus the other day(always assumed it would be too big so i dismissed it as a choice right off the bat) and now im kinda wishin i shoulda went with it. oh well.
  12. Relentless Power macrumors Penryn

    Relentless Power

    Jul 12, 2016
    Once you adjust to the Plus model, the size factor will be negated and you become accustomed real quick in my opinion.
  13. Warcake macrumors regular

    May 20, 2013
    Actually it already felt pretty okay in the hands. Not as massive as I had expected. Well, if I ever get one in the future I'll make sure to place it in the thinnest case possible. Don't need the extra bulk.
  14. BLUEBLASTER macrumors regular


    Jun 28, 2016
    7 Plus you will get used to the size.
  15. von franklin macrumors regular

    von franklin

    May 31, 2015
    the plus. I use to think they would be to big but its great fit
  16. BasicGreatGuy, Dec 11, 2016
    Last edited: Dec 11, 2016

    BasicGreatGuy Contributor


    Sep 21, 2012
    In the middle of several books.
    I upgraded from a iPhone 6 to an iPhone 7 Plus this afternoon. I went to Best Buy and held the iPhone 7 Pus for the first time. I was surprised that it didn't feel awkward like I thought it would. I used it for a while as well as placing it in my front jeans pocket. After my in store testing, I knew that the larger phone was for me. I also switched from Sprint to Verizon today. A win, win for me. :)

    If you are on the fence, I encourage you to get hands on with the phone.
  17. Jimmie Geddes, Dec 11, 2016
    Last edited: Dec 11, 2016

    Jimmie Geddes macrumors 6502

    Jun 25, 2007
    Just upgraded from a 6s Plus to 7 Plus, the 7 Plus was supposed to be the only iPhone upgrade I sat out. I've had every iPhone since the original in 2007 (only one I saved too). I got the Black 7 Plus and immediately noticed I did not have to have a case on it to stop it from sliding out of my hand. My 6s Plus was always in a case, just so I could hold it. I never used a case on any iPhone until the 6s Plus and expected I would with the 7 Plus. I can use my 7 Plus with one hand and naked. It doesn't slide out of my hand like the 6s Plus always did and looks great (black on black just looks like screen and case melt into each other) and grippier feel makes it a nice upgrade .
  18. Gabrielanicolao macrumors member


    Dec 13, 2016
  19. HEK macrumors 68040


    Sep 24, 2013
    US Eastern time zone
    When I switched from 5s to 6 plus it took me two weeks to get completely comfortable. Since have had the 6s plus and now 7 plus. I could never go back to smaller again. You learn to work with pockets,pants, jackets, suit coats, shirt top pocket.
  20. SoN1NjA macrumors 68000


    Feb 3, 2016
    the pool
  21. CYKBC macrumors 6502

    Oct 15, 2014
    It's going to become massively dated once the 8 comes out.
  22. Bruce Joo Suspended

    Bruce Joo

    Dec 7, 2016
    7 Plus. You will feel that 7 is so small when you use the 7 plus for a long time.
    --- Post Merged, Dec 26, 2016 ---
    6 Plus, 6s Plus is the best. So does the 7 Plus, 8 Plus.
  23. cfs macrumors 6502a

    Feb 8, 2008
    Google Drive is cleaned up for photos. It called Google Photos. pretty much Google photos for Android took the Apple Photos design. Actually works pretty well on android but it is terrible on the desktop in my opinion. Inuse it for work and I think it's acceptable but for personal use I still prefer apple photos and the Apple ecosystem to create with my photos.
  24. macher macrumors 65816


    Oct 13, 2012
    I'm having trouble deciding myself. Currently have a 6. There's no doubt for me that the 6 size is best. I tried a 6S plus for around 4 weeks and don't like the size but loved the size of the screen.

    What I like about the size of the 6 / 7 is I can easily carry it in my pockets without it sticking out especially my work cargo pants. The 6S plus sticked out too much from the cell phone pocket on my work cargo's. When I wear jeans the 6 is just easier to carry around. The 6S plus was too bulky. Someone suggested a holster but I don't wear belts as I'm on the slim side and don't like wearing belts.

    On the other hand the screen size on the 6s plus was AWESOME. I watch and stream lots of stuff and you can't beat the screen size.

    So I like the form factor of the 7 way better yet I like the screen size of the plus way better.

    If I was more stationary at my job like sitting at a desk then there would be no doubt I would get a plus. But I'm always mobile and on my feet doing light labor like bending down and climbing.

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