why did you pick 6s over the 6s plus?

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by coachbrady79, Jan 23, 2016.

  1. coachbrady79 macrumors member

    Sep 14, 2015
    just curious to know what made you decide on the 6s over the 6s plus ? just wanted to know I have a 6s and I love my phone!
  2. sevoman macrumors member


    Jan 23, 2016
    Ancient Egypt
    OK, well it's pretty much the exact same phone, except for three differences:

    Battery life

    I'd say most would make a choice based on one or a combination of those three things.

    Personally, I went with the 6s, as I prefer smaller phones. If they come out with another 4" phone I will get it. For me that is the perfect size.
  3. nordique macrumors 65816

    Oct 12, 2014
    For me, size

    Plus models (and any "phablet" devices for that matter) are just too large for me to comfortably use them like a phone, slightly too awkward to hold up to my ear, and too big to comfortably fit in vast majority of my trouser/jean pockets.
  4. Skika macrumors 68030

    Mar 11, 2009
    Comical size of the plus model. I have an ipad air that i use when i need a big screen.
  5. nordique macrumors 65816

    Oct 12, 2014

    Comical, you say?


  6. Jsameds macrumors 68040

    Apr 22, 2008
    Because dinnerplate-sized phones don't do it for me

    I even think the 6s is a tad too big.
  7. ielessar macrumors regular

    Apr 29, 2015
    I liked the small screen size of the 6S. The plus is just too heavy and big for me.
  8. Radon87000 macrumors 604

    Nov 29, 2013
    Its too damn big and feels unwieldy taking it out of my pocket.The 6 fits perfectly in my hand.
  9. abta1 macrumors 6502

    Jul 5, 2010
    Paris, France
    Last year I bought a 6 at launch and was very happy with it for the last year. I used it along with a Mini 2. However, after some exposure to the Plus, I grew to appreciate the larger screen size and even the improved resolution more and more. I also wanted to consolidate devices and sell my Mini. This spurred me to get the 6 Plus and I am really glad I did. I find it much more of an all in one device.
  10. AdamskiUK macrumors regular

    Sep 6, 2011
    The 6S+ can be fine if you have some way of storing it as you go about your business. I'm a guy at university and it just doesn't fit comfortably into jeans/joggers pockets. As a phone, it is truly inconvenient. I find that the combo of the 6S with my rMBP works quite well, though I am getting an iPad Mini later this year to sorta fill the gap (and because it's given on my course/mandatory to use some apps).

    Personally, I have quite small hands. I even find using the 4.7" 6S tricky at times, though I deal with that because I know I need the real estate provided by the screen when compared with my old 5.
  11. hojx macrumors 6502


    Jan 18, 2014
    I have an iPhone 6 (4.7"), an iPad Air 2 (9.7") and a rMBP" (15.4"). This way my devices are 5" to 6" apart and they accomodate my habits going from convenience/portability to productivity.

    4.7" is the furthest I can go with single-handed usage while I'm on the public transport.
  12. AlliFlowers Contributor


    Jan 1, 2011
    L.A. (Lower Alabama)
    Couldn't have phrased it better myself. I'm almost exactly the same, although I have the 13" MBA. I definitely turn to each for specific uses.
  13. EdwardSmith36 macrumors regular

    Jan 1, 2016
    I heard from lots of my friends complaining about its battery. It drains very soon and it really s**ks.
  14. kazmac macrumors 603


    Mar 24, 2010
    On the silver scream
    The 6s+ had that freeze problem and I needed $ for my newer iMac, so 6s for me. While I wouldn't mind longer battery life and a bigger screen, I'm good.

    If I keep the 6s on low power mode, I can eek another 4-8 hours of usage from it. I like it.
  15. mrallank59 macrumors newbie


    Nov 18, 2013
    I have the 6s plus. Hell, I wouldn't mind it being a little larger
  16. Skylitfly macrumors 6502a

    May 3, 2014
    Honestly, size isn't that much of a problem. When I first got my 6S+ it was extremely awkward to use for the first few weeks. Now it's breeze, just like using the regular 6S. It just requires some time to get used to handle it properly.

    PS. I've also noticed that I haven't dropped my 6S+ even once. In the other hand I can't even count how many times I dropped my 6 accidentally. Because the 6S+ is bigger, I'm simply more cautious while holding it.
  17. Newtons Apple macrumors Core

    Newtons Apple

    Mar 12, 2014
    Jacksonville, Florida
    I did pick the 6 at first but after holding a friends + model it was the 6+ and 6S+ for me.
  18. predation macrumors 65816

    Apr 3, 2013
    6s because suits my lifestyle much better.

    a 4.7 size with a smaller bezel would be the (.)(.)s
  19. RadioGaGa1984 Suspended


    May 23, 2015
    I went with the 6 and 6s because the plus models are simply ridiculous. The extra benefits as I've said before do not come close to making it even a consideration to me.
  20. ARizz44 macrumors 6502a


    Sep 28, 2015
    Chicago, IL
    It's funny when someone makes a thread asking, specifically, why folks chose the 6S over the 6S Plus.....and 6S Plus users pop in stating or defending their choice of the plus.
  21. paul43 macrumors member


    Oct 21, 2014
    San Antonio Tx
    I chose the 6s because the plus was too large. I have my phone in my pocket, and that 6s plus wasn't going to work with me
  22. kkh786 macrumors 6502


    Nov 25, 2013
    United Kingdom
    I chose the 6s after returning two 6s pluses with the blemish issue. Seems to me to be an inherent manufacturing defect.. I'll go plus when the 7 is out! I guess!
    Anyway I then went for the RG 6s and I'm pleasantly surprised with the colour scheme coming from a SG 6. The slight heft of the 6s is most welcome! I'm done until the 7 is out!
  23. Samantha124 macrumors regular


    Dec 21, 2015
    I chose the 6s because I previously tried out the Note 4 and it always stayed in my car because the size is/was a pain. I'll admit the large screen is awesome but at the end of the day I have an iPad for when I want a bigger screen. I want my phone to be easily portable when I'm out and about, and the 6s is perfect!
  24. Merkyworks macrumors 6502

    Oct 14, 2008
    Went with 6 then 6s because of size, I love the idea of the + but its just to big for everyday practicality for me.

    I want the 7 to have the same outside size of the 6/6s but with a 5" screen or keep the 4.7" screen and reduce the outside size. Basically I want Apple to reduce the damn bezel size ;)!
  25. xixi.li macrumors regular

    Nov 25, 2015
    Battery life
    More importance not enough money...

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