iPhone 6(S)(+) worthwhile upgrade?

dljor

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Would 6s to XR or 8+ be a worthwhile upgrade?

My 6s works fine with the new battery. I replaced the case with a slim one and it feels great.

I have been thinking about upgrading to an XR or a plus phone. Almost bought a 7+ for $350.

Would it be a worthwhile upgrade to XR or a plus model? Thanks!
 

tim.engen

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Would 6s to XR or 8+ be a worthwhile upgrade?

My 6s works fine with the new battery. I replaced the case with a slim one and it feels great.

I have been thinking about upgrading to an XR or a plus phone. Almost bought a 7+ for $350.

Would it be a worthwhile upgrade to XR or a plus model? Thanks!
Which carrier are you on?
 

canuckRus

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Would 6s to XR or 8+ be a worthwhile upgrade?

My 6s works fine with the new battery. I replaced the case with a slim one and it feels great.

I have been thinking about upgrading to an XR or a plus phone. Almost bought a 7+ for $350.

Would it be a worthwhile upgrade to XR or a plus model? Thanks!
Yes, if you want a bigger phone that badly. Love my 6S too much myself.
 

dljor

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maybe I will hold on to the 6s for another year. still meets my needs
 

Relentless Power

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Would 6s to XR or 8+ be a worthwhile upgrade?

My 6s works fine with the new battery. I replaced the case with a slim one and it feels great.

I have been thinking about upgrading to an XR or a plus phone. Almost bought a 7+ for $350.

Would it be a worthwhile upgrade to XR or a plus model? Thanks!
At this point, obviously you mentioned you’re likely going to keep your 6S for another year in a post at the bottom of the thread, but if you do decide to upgrade, I would take advantage of the XR. It’s highly competitive of what it offers in terms of the XS, and you would have a chance to experience something entirely different with Face ID and a new form factor. I think iPhone 8 still a great phone, but the XR it’s not that much more over the iPhone 8 for what it offers.
 

dljor

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I can get an open box iPhone 8 plus for 300 after rebate. or an XR for 550 after rebate.

Is the XR worth twice more?

On the other hand, I don't update often. With a iPhone 8 plus or iPhone 8, I feel that I will be using the same phone (just a bit faster) for another few years.
 

Relentless Power

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Is the XR worth twice more
I think you need to ask yourself this question. Have you even went ‘hands-on’ with the XR in store? Would you appreciate the new form factor, Face ID, if so, then maybe it’s worth your time for the upgrade. If not, then you already made your decision.
 

dljor

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I think you need to ask yourself this question. Have you even went ‘hands-on’ with the XR in store? Would you appreciate the new form factor, Face ID, if so, then maybe it’s worth your time for the upgrade. If not, then you already made your decision.
I actually bought one for my wife. It's nice, but not mind-blowing.
 

BasicGreatGuy

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In the middle of several books.
I actually bought one for my wife. It's nice, but not mind-blowing.
Your posts in this thread show that you don't really need to upgrade right now. And even more so, you seem to be apprehensive about it so much so, you made the thread. That should be enough of a red flag to hold off. Later on, when you have a need, do some hands on testing and research,. You and the Mrs. talk it over and make a decision together.
 

scjr

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You could try Swappa and get a nice deal there on an XR. Then sell your 6s locally. Something to consider.