1. Chris Wayne2's Avatar
    Hi, my friend is selling his used iphone 6 since he upgraded to the x and I really like iOS but I fear that his iphone might be too old (for iphone standards anyways). On the other hand, I could get a phone like the Xiaomi Redmi Note 4 or mi a1 instead but the problem with that is, android updates suck for phones that aren't nexus or pixels.

    Oh, and I would be stuck with a bad performing 6, at least I'm able to replace the battery.
    01-15-2018 05:51 PM
  2. TripleOne's Avatar
    Hey, welcome to iMore!
    You could sell the iPhone 6 and add up a few $ to get the 6s/7.
    01-15-2018 06:09 PM
  3. Ledsteplin's Avatar
    Get the iPhone 6, put a new battery in it, and it should last you a couple of years.
    01-15-2018 11:12 PM
  4. RaybanRJ's Avatar
    Hi, my friend is selling his used iphone 6 since he upgraded to the x and I really like iOS but I fear that his iphone might be too old (for iphone standards anyways). On the other hand, I could get a phone like the Xiaomi Redmi Note 4 or mi a1 instead but the problem with that is, android updates suck for phones that aren't nexus or pixels.

    Oh, and I would be stuck with a bad performing 6, at least I'm able to replace the battery.
    My buddy has an iPhone 6, when I tried it it was fairly slow I also showed him this, but once you do the update he said he was not affected by it so for some it’s OK and others took a 40% hit in performance supposedly. Of course it’s up to you, And I’m sure everyone in here is aware of this I just haven’t checked the general forum in quite a while....

    Another article said the iPhone 7 was not affected by this

    iPhones Reportedly See A Performance Hit After Applying Spectre Patch
    http://a.mynews.ly/!MD.H0Cte
    01-15-2018 11:31 PM
  5. Speedygi's Avatar
    I guess Android Vs iOS is a thing here too, depends on which operating system you want .
    01-16-2018 01:06 AM
  6. Smply_Rckless's Avatar
    I'd get the redmi phone. I've heard great things about it over on Reddit. Also, u can replace the battery in the iPhone 6 but as u said it is kinda old so it won't get updates that much longer. Check out reviews for the redmi u might like it.
    01-16-2018 04:35 AM
  7. MaxSmarties's Avatar
    My buddy has an iPhone 6, when I tried it it was fairly slow I also showed him this, but once you do the update he said he was not affected by it so for some it’s OK and others took a 40% hit in performance supposedly. Of course it’s up to you, And I’m sure everyone in here is aware of this I just haven’t checked the general forum in quite a while....

    Another article said the iPhone 7 was not affected by this

    iPhones Reportedly See A Performance Hit After Applying Spectre Patch
    iPhones Reportedly See A Performance Hit After Applying Spectre Patch
    IIRC that news was already defined as fake.
    They messed up with throttled iPhone 6.
    01-16-2018 08:06 AM
  8. MaxSmarties's Avatar
    Hi, my friend is selling his used iphone 6 since he upgraded to the x and I really like iOS but I fear that his iphone might be too old (for iphone standards anyways). On the other hand, I could get a phone like the Xiaomi Redmi Note 4 or mi a1 instead but the problem with that is, android updates suck for phones that aren't nexus or pixels.

    Oh, and I would be stuck with a bad performing 6, at least I'm able to replace the battery.
    I don’t like Android as I like iOS, but to be honest I would buy an iPhone 6. The 1 Gb of RAM is a limit with iOS 11.
    I would buy an iPhone 6S.
    01-16-2018 08:09 AM
  9. TripleOne's Avatar
    I don’t like Android as I like iOS, but to be honest I would buy an iPhone 6. The 1 Gb of RAM is a limit with iOS 11.
    I would buy an iPhone 6S.
    Yeah 6s/7/8

    My old iPhone 6 is struggling when it runs iOS 11.
    01-16-2018 08:23 AM
  10. Ledsteplin's Avatar
    Yeah 6s/7/8

    My old iPhone 6 is struggling when it runs iOS 11.
    A 6s would be better than the 6. But the OP didn't mention the 6s as an option. Maybe financial constraints keeps him with the 6 or the Android. Those are the 2 choices he has asked about.
    01-16-2018 09:09 AM
  11. RaybanRJ's Avatar
    IIRC that news was already defined as fake.
    Link
    Last edited by RaybanRJ; 01-16-2018 at 01:18 PM.
    01-16-2018 11:20 AM
  12. Annie_8plus's Avatar
    If those are your only options, then I'd go with the iPhone 6, as others have already suggested. I'd definitely replace the battery, and that should last you a while until you're able to afford a newer model of iPhone. Good luck and keep us posted!
    01-16-2018 11:39 AM
  13. anon(5630457)'s Avatar
    The 6 is way too old, four generations old. I wouldn't personally get it.
    01-16-2018 03:17 PM
  14. Sherry_B's Avatar
    iPhone 6.
    01-16-2018 09:40 PM
  15. metalchick719's Avatar
    Get the iPhone. Although you can find the 6s pretty cheap online these days. Check eBay.
    01-16-2018 09:47 PM
  16. MaxSmarties's Avatar
    Link
    Geekbench developer said that

    https://t.co/sj4nQaOmsB

    The guy run the benchmark in low power mode.
    01-17-2018 12:15 AM
  17. Speedygi's Avatar
    The 6 is way too old, four generations old. I wouldn't personally get it.
    I second that. Will get a 8 at least at this point personally.
    01-19-2018 06:33 AM

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