why a 6Splus over a 6S?

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  1. zoran macrumors 68030

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    Why would someone prefer an iPhone 6S+ over a 6S? What is there to gain as far as abilities and potential?
     
  2. martin2345uk macrumors regular

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    Erm... bigger screen and better battery? Traded off against slightly reduced usability and pocket friendliness?
     
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    Larger screen. Better game experience. More hardware features. And something. Hmm, yes. My hand is big enough to use big phone.
     
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    My main reason to pickup iPhone 6s plus was it's battery life
     
  7. zoran thread starter macrumors 68030

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    What would those hardware features be?

    How much larger is it?
     
  8. itsray macrumors 6502

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    2750 mAh battery versus the iPhone 6s' 1715 mAh battery.
     
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    Pretty much what others have said. I much prefer the larger screen and a bigger battery vs. a small screen and smaller battery.
     
  11. M. Gustave macrumors 68000

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    If there's one "do everything" iOS device, it's the 6s Plus.
     
  12. Tom G. macrumors 68000

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    Bigger screen bigger fonts so my older eyes don't have to work as hard. Also OIS and the larger battery.
     
  13. Shirasaki macrumors 603

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    Battery wise, it is not that large, or not so large that justify its significant price rise.
    Hardware feature wise, just take an example: optics image stabilisation, now both for video and picture, in iPhone 6s Plus.
    Other software tweaks like better landscape on screen keyboard, iPad-like settings app, mail app etc. uh, wait, something is missing?
    Yes, those pluses are not that enough to justify "plus" and the price. Maybe as its name suggests, a "plus" model, plus something only suitable on larger phone size.
     
  14. Black Magic macrumors 68000

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    Get or stick with the 6S. Thank me later...
     
  15. zoran thread starter macrumors 68030

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    Why would one have the Plus instead of an iPad?
     
  16. eyoungren macrumors P6

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    It's bigger.
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    Different purposes.

    I have the iPad Air 2 and an iPhone 6s+. I also have several Macs at home. Every one has a specific purpose.

    I don't care to have my phone acting as a GPS Nav system in my pre in dash Nav system car (1997 Honda Accord). I use my iPad for that. I use my iPad for media uses and browsing websites in bed. I use my Macs for email and graphic design with web browsing.

    My 6s+ I use as a phone.
     
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    Agreed. The larger screen and better battery life is why I chose a 6 plus over a 6.
     
  18. M. Gustave macrumors 68000

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    1) It's also a phone
    2) 3D Touch
    3) Even the iPad Mini is quite a bit larger
     
  19. GrindedDown macrumors 6502a

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    Reading for any duration used to be a bit of a joke on the iphone 5 and 4s. I got the plus to start reading and boy oh boy, it's one of my favorite devices for reading. That is one major reason I'll never go back to a smaller screen.
     
  20. C DM macrumors Westmere

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    Depends on whether one wants a smartphone or a tablet.
     
  21. zoran thread starter macrumors 68030

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    It be interesting to use 6Splus as a Nav for the car though wouldn't it?
     
  22. AmazingTechGeek macrumors 6502

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    It depends on several factors such as needs, lifestyle, concerns with vision, or preference in usability. The plus does have perks over the 4.7 inch model, like OIS, better battery, more immersive, but some people will still choose the smaller iPhones due to usability, portability, etc.

    Side Note: Rumor has it the 4.7' iPhone 7 will have a bigger battery, potentially giving the device better life. We'll have to wait and see. Hopefully, it lasts as long or longer than the improved battery life of the SE model.
     
  23. eyoungren macrumors P6

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    Too small, unless you really zoom in.
     
  24. zoran thread starter macrumors 68030

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    Isnt the use of both (smartphone & tablet) well combined on the 6Splus?
     
  25. C DM macrumors Westmere

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    Some people still want different devices. All up to your personal use and your needs/wants.
     

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