1. rambo47's Avatar
    Anybody buy the 6s and wish they had gotten the 6s Plus? I went ahead and got the big boy, the Plus, but I'm now wondering if the regular 6s would be better for me. I'm not at the remorse stage but I'm curious. The Plus is a handful. What I do like about it is the optical image stabilization for the camera. I'm not so concerned with pixel density - even my 5s had a sharp enough screen for me. Anyway, what do you 6s owners think? Did you get the right model?

    Originally, when the iPhone 6 came out I ordered the 6 Plus. But with a month to wait for delivery I found myself visiting the Verizon store to fondle the demo units. I realized that I was not ready to commit to a phablet like the 6 Plus and that I would be better served by the regular 6, so I changed my order. Best decision I ever made. The 6 was perfect for me and I would not have been happy with the larger Plus model. Now, however, after getting used to the 6 I was much more prepared to make the move to the 6s Plus.
    12-01-2015 07:52 PM
  2. Rob Phillips's Avatar
    I've seen the remorse go both ways where people who purchased the 6s Plus ended up returning it and getting a 6s. Some people like the portability and easier one-handed use of the smaller phone.
    12-01-2015 09:10 PM
  3. DevinNJ's Avatar
    I just exchanged my 6s plus a week and a half ago for my 6s and I'm happier than I thought I'd be. I wanted something more manageable and pocketable. I just came from android (note 3) so I figured go with the plus obviously. Absolutely loved the phone, BUT, it's big. I played around with a friends 6s and liked throwing it in my shirt pocket and the cup holder in my car. So I returned the plus and picked up a 6s and I can't believe how much I love this phone. No remorse here at all
    12-01-2015 09:43 PM
  4. metalchick719's Avatar
    Not me. I'm very pleased with my 6s. I'm petite, only 5'3" and have long fingers but small hands. Actually, this is the biggest phone I've ever had that I've used regularly (I can't really count my HTC One M7 because I've used that very sparingly and only bought it due to curiosity about Android). Actually, I wouldn't mind if the 6s had a 5-inch screen, but I'm good with it as it is.
    12-01-2015 09:50 PM
  5. Larry Cook1's Avatar
    I find the 6s a perfect sized phone,. It has all the functions i need and then some. Fits in shirt pocket with no problem.

    Posted via the iMore App for Android
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    12-02-2015 11:36 AM
  6. neurodave's Avatar
    I've been debating getting the 6s+ for a few weeks now. I tried the 6+ but hated the size, but now I wish I had the extra screen real estate. I get 3 upgrades a year with T-Mobile, so I'm considering going in the coming days to get the 6s+ from my current RG 6s.
    12-02-2015 12:07 PM
  7. john_v's Avatar
    I find the 6s a perfect sized phone,. It has all the functions i need and then some. Fits in shirt pocket with no problem.

    Posted via the iMore App for Android
    This. I had a 6+, now a 6S.
    12-02-2015 02:51 PM
  8. SnapThrow's Avatar
    I had a 6s Plus for about a month and traded it in for a 6s and I am much happier with this iPhone now. I loved the size of the Plus screen and the improved battery life, but the overall size (and to a lesser degree the weight) ultimately was just too much to deal with -- mostly when carrying during jogging and pocketing during workouts. I also hated the springboard rotation and having to manage that in control center.
    12-02-2015 03:19 PM
  9. w00cash1020's Avatar
    I came from lg G3 too and was thinking about 6plus but then i got to play with the 6s in a store and im happy with it.
    12-02-2015 04:24 PM
  10. Ledsteplin's Avatar
    Here's more comments on the same subject.

    Anybody return their 6s+ for a 6s?
    http://forums.imore.com/showthread.php?t=343445
    12-02-2015 04:32 PM
  11. fergusioricy's Avatar
    I'm still using the 6 (for now) and just couldn't live with the plus. I think it's one of those things that seems like a good idea at the time but realistically it's just unpractical, certainly for me anyway.
    12-02-2015 04:56 PM
  12. Fit24's Avatar
    I exchanged my 6 plus for the 6; I like the portability and smaller form factor.
    12-02-2015 07:10 PM
  13. TwitchyPuppy's Avatar
    After fiddling with both versions at an  Store, I ended up choosing the regular one. And I do not regret it one bit. The 6s Plus is WAY too big haha!
    12-02-2015 08:09 PM
  14. TLD1's Avatar
    Here's more comments on the same subject.

    Anybody return their 6s+ for a 6s?
    Anybody return their 6s+ for a 6s? - iPhone, iPad, iPod Forums at iMore.com
    Yep. Although every once in a while, when I see most of my coworkers using their 6s+'s, I get a tinge of remorse from trading my 6s+ and going back to the smaller device...it's a fleeting thing. I certainly can see why some people...actually a LOT of people love the bigger screen, and I did too...but the hardware is just too bulky for me personally. I like the portability & ease of one-handed use that the 6s offers.

    If Apple can trim the top & bottom bezels while keeping the same screen size, making the device smaller overall, I'll definitely go for the "7+" or whatever it's called next year.
    Ledsteplin likes this.
    12-02-2015 09:31 PM
  15. divyan's Avatar
    I had non iphones before. My two phones was 5" ones. I bought 6s because I wanted a compact phone that

    - I can carry while going for walk / jogging which is less bulky.
    - Supports good fitness apps and wearables.
    - Stable yet simple to operate.
    - Music..!

    6s meets all these requirements of mine. In other words I have no remorse on this purchase.
    12-03-2015 05:12 AM
  16. live311's Avatar
    No regrets here. My last phone had a 5" 1080p screen and I don't miss it one bit. Color and storage were more important considerations for me than size.
    12-03-2015 08:08 AM
  17. PoisonMaps's Avatar
    If Apple can trim the top & bottom bezels while keeping the same screen size, making the device smaller overall, I'll definitely go for the "7+" or whatever it's called next year.
    I agree. The bezels on the iPhones have always been unnecessarily big compared to the competition. I know there are rumours of the home button being integrated into the screen in future versions, but if they can't do that then they could put it on the side. It wouldn't be the classic iPhone design (although it would be similar to the watch) but would free up a lot of space, especially as the top bezel is the same size and could also be reduced to keep the symmetry.

    I had the 6 for a year and have now had the 6S+ for almost 3 months and I still don't know which size I prefer. If they got rid of the bezels but kept the 5.5" screen then that would be perfect.

    It just seems odd that Apple created two sizes of phone because they knew that the larger one would be too big for some people, and yet they didn't try to mitigate this by the obvious solution of reducing the bezels. Hopefully they will correct that with the 7+.

    Maybe they knew they could integrate the home button into the screen in the future so didn't switch it to the side because it would only switch back again a couple of years later. Here's hoping...
    12-03-2015 10:32 AM
  18. circlez's Avatar
    Looking back on my preorder for my 6S, the only reason I didn't pull the trigger on the 6S Plus is because I would have waited another month to get it. I love the idea of the Plus, but never having owned a device with a screen larger than 4.9" I'm not sure how I would adjust to the size of the 6S+ (though I do have pretty big hands). I like the idea of one to increase some productivity.

    Being a full time student I'm constantly reading articles, notes, and pdf files on the go--but I don't always want to whip out my MacBook Pro (its a 15). I've been toying with the idea of an iPad, but I figured I could just kill two birds with one stone by getting a 6S plus....but here I am with a regular 6S still.. I don't know. Haha. Maybe the iPad would be a better solution.
    12-03-2015 12:22 PM
  19. Peligro911's Avatar
    went plus last year and never went back
    12-03-2015 02:15 PM
  20. dc9super80's Avatar
    My lifestyle demands a smaller phone. I love the 6s.
    12-05-2015 12:03 PM
  21. akutch34's Avatar
    Very happy with my 6s. I've previously owned a Note 4 and after a few short months I couldn't handle it anymore... The 6s size is perfect to me.
    12-05-2015 05:01 PM
  22. Ohgeez10's Avatar
    I'm a new iPhone user. Have been a Glalaxy/Note user for years and always upgrade when a new one comes out.

    I decided to try Apple, for the first time, and struggled with the decision on the 6s vs 6 plus. I was already sporting a big phone (Note 4) so I wasn't surprised about the plus. After spending a few days at the T-Mobile store, playing around with each phone, I decided on the regular 6s. The discomfort of the Note in my pockets, or in my jogging pants/shorts and the fact that it was a two handed phone made my decision for a smaller phone. Its been a few weeks now and I'm happy.
    akutch34 and lift like this.
    12-13-2015 07:38 PM
  23. Ticojpunk's Avatar
    Anybody buy the 6s and wish they had gotten the 6s Plus? I went ahead and got the big boy, the Plus, but I'm now wondering if the regular 6s would be better for me. I'm not at the remorse stage but I'm curious. The Plus is a handful. What I do like about it is the optical image stabilization for the camera. I'm not so concerned with pixel density - even my 5s had a sharp enough screen for me. Anyway, what do you 6s owners think? Did you get the right model?

    Originally, when the iPhone 6 came out I ordered the 6 Plus. But with a month to wait for delivery I found myself visiting the Verizon store to fondle the demo units. I realized that I was not ready to commit to a phablet like the 6 Plus and that I would be better served by the regular 6, so I changed my order. Best decision I ever made. The 6 was perfect for me and I would not have been happy with the larger Plus model. Now, however, after getting used to the 6 I was much more prepared to make the move to the 6s Plus.
    I did the dance last year and I'm doing it again this time around.

    Last year I started with a 6 Plus, kept it for a week or so, decided I couldn't really deal with the size, found it clumsy and awkward, and exchanged it for a 6. I was a happy camper.

    This year, after stopping in the Apple Store, I took right to the Plus that was on display. I figured I'd give it a shot. I wasn't 100% convinced, but it felt great in two hands, and tolerable in one, so I gave it a shot. I've had the Plus for about a month now. I still love that screen, and the battery life is insane (but too much of a good thing isn't always useful, I'll get in to that). But in terms of daily usage, I can't shake the fact that my old 6 was a joy to handle and use, two handed, or one handed. I never gave it any thought, at all. I think I've mastered handling the Plus as much as I'm going to master it, and I think in the end, I'm unsatisfied with how comfortable it is to use. Sitting around the house, or even slow days at work, it's fine, but get me in a busy situation, and the Plus shows it's negative side. I was in NYC on saturday, very large crowds. At any given moment I was holding my 3 year old or 6 year old child, sometimes pushing a stroller, and whipping the Plus out to fire off a quick text or check for messages, or take a picture, was tough. I haven't given up on the Plus completely, because I'm not sure if I can go back now, but I ordered a 6s that I should get tomorrow. I'm going to switch back and forth between the two and see which one I miss the most while using the other. Maybe there will simply be no going back from the larger screen, but on the other hand, maybe the joy of 100% confident and comfortable one handed use will be a worthwhile benefit. We shall see. I'm honestly as excited to be getting the smaller 6s as I was when I first got the Plus this time around.

    I said it last year, and I still think the same this year... The 6s is a little too small, and the 6s Plus is a little too big. If Apple had a 5.1" iPhone out right now, that's the one I'd be using.

    In terms of the stellar battery life on the Plus, I feel like I convince myself it's a benefit, but in daily usage, it's not really an asset. This weekend, I took it off charger at 8am Saturday. I didn't need to charge it until 7pm on Sunday. It's not that I didn't have access to a charge Saturday night, I just chose not to, because I didn't need to. I charge at night. I have a charger in my car (1.5 - 2.0 hours of commuting each day), and I have lightning chargers at my desk. I also have an Anker 5200mAh USB battery pack that's incredible and can charge and iPhone 6 almost twice. I have no real reason to NEED the kind of battery life the Plus has under the hood.

    The true benefits for me are

    screen resolution: I can see the difference, and I like the 1080p with the higher pixel saturation.
    OIS: great for running around the yard with my kids, but other than this one specific use for image stabilization, I'm not usually running while taking video.
    Greater visibility / zoomed mode: This is actually a big one for me. The regular 6/6s in standard viewing mode is just too small for me. I have good vision, but I don't like the tiny text. In zoomed mode on the 6/6s, you lose a row of desktop icons, and things become a little cramped looking. On the Plus, I also use zoomed mode, but you retain your icon count, and things do not look at all cramped and tight.
    Last edited by Ticojpunk; 12-14-2015 at 03:12 PM.
    12-14-2015 03:01 PM
  24. lkveggie's Avatar
    I have the 6S and every once in a while I wish I had the plus because I'm mobile 80% of the time and I like the screen real estate. However, I also use it one handed a lot and don't think I'd be able to do that with the plus.
    12-14-2015 04:28 PM
  25. kjung7's Avatar
    I currently have a 6+ but I just ordered a 6s. The bigger screen is nice, but I find it hard to use the 6+ with one hand. Also, when lifting/running it's annoying to have to carry around such a large phone. If Apple can make the smaller bezels and reduce the overall footprint of the iPhone 7+ it may improve ergonomics and portability.
    12-15-2015 01:15 PM
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