1. SkydiverTilt's Avatar
    So I had the iPhone 6 (4.7") and seethed with jealousy of the plus models walking around. Then the next year got a 6S Plus. But this thing is just too much. And I love to read on it and play real, battery draining, graphic intensive games (Order and Chaos 2, Modern Combat...etc...), but man alive is this a lot of giant pocket unwieldiness. Not to mention every case looks like a woman's wallet.

    Is it time to drop back with the 7 to the 4.7"? Who has successfully made the switch without regret after owning each for a full year?
    09-07-2016 04:10 PM
  2. Just_Me_D's Avatar
    I honestly believe that the 4.7" iPhone is the perfect size in regard to handling and overall usage. Having said that, I wouldn't want to give up the extras that the Plus version has, especially battery life. In addition, the screen size of the Plus model is easier on my eyes...... Anyway, when the new iPhone goes on sale, buy the 4.7" model. You have two weeks to try it out and decide whether or not you should keep it or not.
    09-07-2016 04:39 PM
  3. rc81589's Avatar
    I'm on the same boat. I love my 6s Plus but one handed use is a struggle. I was so set on going back to 4.7" on the iPhone 7 but the dual camera on the 7 Plus has me second guessing myself... In a perfect world, there'd be dual cameras on the 4.7" iPhone 7...
    09-07-2016 04:46 PM
  4. Just_Me_D's Avatar
    .. In a perfect world, there'd be dual cameras on the 4.7" iPhone 7...
    AMEN to that...
    09-07-2016 05:05 PM
  5. jsntrenkler's Avatar
    I have debated this as well, I have big hands so I feel good with the larger phone.
    09-07-2016 10:24 PM
  6. MonkeyJunky's Avatar
    Unfortunately Apple has moved on from Steve Jobs' original singular device ideology and now have two very different devices that, for lack of better term, "compete" with each other. I personally would love to one day see a fully feature rich non-Plus iPhone, but that seems to be an unrealistic idea now that the lineup has evolved into what it is currently. The "Plus" will always be more than just a size bump, and that is unfortunate in my opinion because I heavily prefer the smaller framed iPhone for many reasons, but will never actually buy it because I refuse to purchase a watered down version of the device simply for size preference.

    I'm still very much of the opinion that the "Plus" should have originally been called the "Pro", in similar fashion to their Macbook lineup, since it follows many of the enhancement approaches that the Macbook Pro's do compared to their standard counter parts.
    09-07-2016 10:35 PM
  7. Davyo's Avatar
    I've owned every model Note ever made (except the Note 7) every model iPhone ever made from day one.
    I always swore I could never go back to a small screen, I traded in my Note 5 when the iPhone 6 Plus came out, but wow, the 6 Plus was way bigger than my Note 5 so I traded down to the iPhone 6, when 6S Plus came out I gave that a try again, but still couldn't get used to the huge bezels so I traded for the smaller 6S.
    Getting used to the 6S was much easier than I thought and it became my size of choice,,,, but now the 7 Plus with the dual cameras is making this one a hard choice.
    Cheers
    Davyo
    09-08-2016 12:36 AM
  8. Snappy Phoenix's Avatar
    I've owned every model Note ever made (except the Note 7) every model iPhone ever made from day one.
    I always swore I could never go back to a small screen, I traded in my Note 5 when the iPhone 6 Plus came out, but wow, the 6 Plus was way bigger than my Note 5 so I traded down to the iPhone 6, when 6S Plus came out I gave that a try again, but still couldn't get used to the huge bezels so I traded for the smaller 6S.
    Getting used to the 6S was much easier than I thought and it became my size of choice,,,, but now the 7 Plus with the dual cameras is making this one a hard choice.
    Cheers
    Davyo
    this, I really like the iPhone 7's features but I don't like the iPhone 7 Plus's size. yet again, I cannot buy an iPhone 7 knowing that the bigger brother has a much better camera and battery so I'll just skip buying the iPhone 7 entirely and stick to my Galaxy S7
    09-08-2016 04:28 AM
  9. eyecrispy's Avatar
    I could never adjust to the 6 plus a few years ago. But I really want the dual camera bc I take a ton of pics. I know if I got the plus, I'd return it before the 14 day window expires so will probably go with the 7.
    09-08-2016 05:03 AM
  10. Snappy Phoenix's Avatar
    I could never adjust to the 6 plus a few years ago. But I really want the dual camera bc I take a ton of pics. I know if I got the plus, I'd return it before the 14 day window expires so will probably go with the 7.
    but you'd always wished you got the phone with the larger battery and dual cameras

    I know how you feel man, I hate gigantic phones and I hate the fact that Apple puts more features in their bigger phones. I wish they all had the same features/specs, heck let them make the normal sized phones thicker instead of going all thin and give us a bigger battery and the awesome dual lense camera. I don't know who's idea was it in Apple that phones need to be as thin as a paper. I for one like a bit of heft on my phone and a bigger battery.
    09-08-2016 05:23 AM
  11. kilofoxtrot's Avatar
    Having a Note 7.... I can say that when Apple goes to curved bezels next year. The 8 Plus will "feel" a lot smaller.
    09-08-2016 06:45 AM
  12. imwjl's Avatar
    This is one you have to figure out for yourself. I use both sizes. Both work. The large screen and battery life are so useful that I have big phone as my workhorse. Associates who do similar work feel the opposite an only want a 6 with slim case. We're all correct in our reasoning.

    09-08-2016 07:08 AM
  13. SkydiverTilt's Avatar
    Unfortunately Apple has moved on from Steve Jobs' original singular device ideology and now have two very different devices that, for lack of better term, "compete" with each other. I personally would love to one day see a fully feature rich non-Plus iPhone, but that seems to be an unrealistic idea now that the lineup has evolved into what it is currently. The "Plus" will always be more than just a size bump, and that is unfortunate in my opinion because I heavily prefer the smaller framed iPhone for many reasons, but will never actually buy it because I refuse to purchase a watered down version of the device simply for size preference.

    I'm still very much of the opinion that the "Plus" should have originally been called the "Pro", in similar fashion to their Macbook lineup, since it follows many of the enhancement approaches that the Macbook Pro's do compared to their standard counter parts.
    This really hits the nail on the head and is exactly how I feel. Owning all the iPhone's to date (one in each release anyway) I think I just have to suck it up so I can have the biggest, best one they make.
    09-08-2016 08:52 AM
  14. Mercifull's Avatar
    It's such a shame the best camera tech is retained only for the larger device.
    09-08-2016 09:07 AM
  15. eyecrispy's Avatar
    but you'd always wished you got the phone with the larger battery and dual cameras

    I know how you feel man, I hate gigantic phones and I hate the fact that Apple puts more features in their bigger phones. I wish they all had the same features/specs, heck let them make the normal sized phones thicker instead of going all thin and give us a bigger battery and the awesome dual lense camera. I don't know who's idea was it in Apple that phones need to be as thin as a paper. I for one like a bit of heft on my phone and a bigger battery.
    Battery isn't an issue for me. I don't usually run out during the day. It's the camera that has me thinking and rethinking my decision.
    09-08-2016 03:40 PM
  16. kazp3r17's Avatar
    Reading through the comments, seems to be along the same lines as the the size of the plus is just to big. The bazel on it is ridiculous. I've currently been using a s7 edge since switch carries and have gotten use to the larger screen, so I figured I shoot for the plus model this year.. Guess it will be trial and error.
    09-08-2016 04:56 PM
  17. Premium1's Avatar
    Unfortunately Apple has moved on from Steve Jobs' original singular device ideology and now have two very different devices that, for lack of better term, "compete" with each other. I personally would love to one day see a fully feature rich non-Plus iPhone, but that seems to be an unrealistic idea now that the lineup has evolved into what it is currently. The "Plus" will always be more than just a size bump, and that is unfortunate in my opinion because I heavily prefer the smaller framed iPhone for many reasons, but will never actually buy it because I refuse to purchase a watered down version of the device simply for size preference.

    I'm still very much of the opinion that the "Plus" should have originally been called the "Pro", in similar fashion to their Macbook lineup, since it follows many of the enhancement approaches that the Macbook Pro's do compared to their standard counter parts.
    Agree. I would be ok with them making a "pro" 4.7" model. Until they work to trim those bezels, the plus is just too large to comfortable be held for me. The plus is a huge device for a 5.5" screen. Apple should take notes from other OEM's on how to shrink the bezels.
    09-08-2016 07:11 PM
  18. Robster33's Avatar
    Agree. I would be ok with them making a "pro" 4.7" model. Until they work to trim those bezels, the plus is just too large to comfortable be held for me. The plus is a huge device for a 5.5" screen. Apple should take notes from other OEM's on how to shrink the bezels.
    I would rather have bigger bezels than be plagued by false touches, the plus is a much nicer phone imo and i have swapped back and forward a few times picking up a few $$ profit each time.
    09-09-2016 12:07 AM
  19. Premium1's Avatar
    Eh false touches aren't really a thing other than on the s7 edge... It is just a poor design on apple's part.
    09-09-2016 01:55 AM
  20. Matty's Avatar
    I honestly believe that the 4.7" iPhone is the perfect size in regard to handling and overall usage. Having said that, I wouldn't want to give up the extras that the Plus version has, especially battery life. In addition, the screen size of the Plus model is easier on my eyes...... Anyway, when the new iPhone goes on sale, buy the 4.7" model. You have two weeks to try it out and decide whether or not you should keep it or not.
    Agreed! Portability vs Screen real-estate, you getting the best deal with the 'Standard iPhone model.

    And since you now receive OIS on the standard model, all you getting in the plus model is some extra zoom. So i would go with the standard version. Its an awesome device ^_^
    09-09-2016 03:06 AM
  21. rdmartin1's Avatar
    I have been using Note devices for four years. I picked up a SE earlier this year and I have hated its small size. I have more typos than ever. However using it has made me not like using my Note as much. I want the standard iPhone now, but I can't bring myself to miss out on the features of the plus so I have the big boy on order. I feel the same about the MacBook Pro. I think the 13 should have availability of the quad core processors and dedicated graphics. You can buy a Honda Civic with all the luxury trimmings just like an Acccord. Size shouldn't dictate options.
    09-10-2016 08:24 PM
  22. Espo's Avatar
    I thought about it long and hard. I got the 6+ when it came out, it took some getting use to, but it's worked for 2 years. Before they announced the 7/7+, I *THOUGHT* I had my mind made up to go with a 7, until I learned about the camera. And being a photographer/videographer, I had to go with the better camera.
    09-10-2016 11:17 PM
  23. Sekelani Zwambila's Avatar
    Nope. After using my wife's 4.7 6, I just couldn't go back.
    Once you go 5.5 you can't go back!
    09-10-2016 11:22 PM
  24. firstborn80's Avatar
    Back when I had the 5S I knew I'd never want a bigger phone. I decided to upgrade to the 6 because seeing people with these huge phones up to their heads looked crazy to me. When the 6S Plus came out I decided to go bigger because of the extra features. Now I can't imagine having to use a smaller phone, but I still don't want a bigger one. I have such a hard time using my niece's 5S or my granny's 6. I've adapted pretty well to the bigger phone.

    You should take the advice above and get the 7 first. Do everything you can with it for the first 13 days. If it works for you, great! If not, try the Plus. Good luck!
    09-10-2016 11:41 PM
  25. tlo07's Avatar
    I'm going to the plus this time. I've used a Note 5 off and on for the past year and now I feel like my 6s is puny. The small screen is definitely not as comfortable to text on and my eyes have a hard time with it too. I just hope the camera on the 7+ is as good as my Note 5. My N5 camera annihilates my 6s camera.
    09-11-2016 04:06 PM

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