1. brookeyydooo's Avatar
    Who downgraded the larger 6s plus to a 7 ? do you have regrets ???
    I am so torn with going to the regular size but hate knowing there is a phone better than the one I have .. Has anyone downgraded their plus for 7 ? any regrets ...?
    09-26-2016 08:27 PM
  2. Rob Phillips's Avatar
    I did not. I went from a 6s Plus to a 7 Plus. Let me ask you, what is making you consider the smaller device? From the 6s Plus to the 7 all you're really giving up is some screen real estate. Battery life is comparable and the 7 has OIS now.
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    09-26-2016 08:39 PM
  3. brookeyydooo's Avatar
    Lifestyle.. Im a girl, skinny, easier to carrier around
    I run
    I am a huge fitness person
    09-26-2016 08:55 PM
  4. mumfoau's Avatar
    Well brook, I'm a Plus sized man and I went from the 6S Plus to the 7. I've got no regrets at all. My battery is fine (only had it since Friday) and as Rob stated, the 7 now has OIS which was a big draw for me getting the 6S Plus to begin with. Not that I'm some iPhone photography nazi or anything but I wanted it because everyone says it's helpful for taking shots of moving things like my 4 month old.

    Really comes down to what suits you best. Sounds like that might be the 4.7" 7 and that's perfectly fine!
    09-26-2016 09:06 PM
  5. Sonny37's Avatar
    Hi Brook
    I went from a 6s plus down to a 7. Having a smaller phone feels great. Fits into the pocket with ease. Having a larger phone was a nightmare for me. You will miss the battery and camera but if you can live with that you'll be fine. It just comes down to your day to day convenience. You could always try for 14 days then return if your not happy with it?
    09-27-2016 01:23 AM
  6. mpshah's Avatar
    I have always been intrigued by the one handed use of the smaller form factor. When the 6 came out I got the plus and then the 6sPlus. But around May of this year I kinda got tired with handling the bigger iPhone so I swapped with the 6s and I loved every bit of it. One handed use, portability, easy in n out of the pocket. The only thing that bothered me was the battery life and the keyboard on the 6s.

    So when the 7 launched I made a jump and got the 7 Plus. So far so good, yes I do miss the smaller for factor but the positives outweigh the negatives with the Plus.
    09-27-2016 04:38 AM
    I had the 6s plus and I got the 7 and I'm not missing the bigger phone at all. I think I was just so happy to get the 7 to be honest
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    09-27-2016 04:45 AM
  8. mumfoau's Avatar
    I had the 6s plus and I got the 7 and I'm not missing the bigger phone at all. I think I was just so happy to get the 7 to be honest
    Could be a bit of that with me too lol
    09-27-2016 05:58 AM
  9. Davyo's Avatar
    I went from a 6+ to a 6,,, then I went from a 6s+ to a 6s,,, on the 9th I ordered the 7+ for the camera, but after some thought and past leasons I cancelled my 7+ order and ordered the 7.

    I've never had a "it's to big" problem with any of my Notes 1 thru 5 or my Galaxy's, but the iPhone Plus's are just to big to use comfortably.

    Hopefully the iPhone 8 can slim down those giant bezels.

    09-27-2016 09:18 AM
  10. TheLegoJoker's Avatar
    I went 6s plus to 7 and I have been torn. On the one hand, I love the smaller size of the phone. On the other hand, I hate the smaller size of the phone. Hahaha.
    I hardly feel the 7 in my pocket. It's extremely easy to use one handed, but I have large hands so I don't struggle much using the plus one handed either. Battery life seems be close to what I was getting on my 6s plus.
    I have a plus in order that's due to arrive in November. I've gone back and forth about cancelling it and keeping the 7. I have really enjoyed carrying and using the 7, but I miss the larger screen of the plus and I make fewer typos on the plus with my large monkey hands.
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    09-27-2016 09:35 AM
  11. brookeyydooo's Avatar
    I am so torn!! I like both so much but carrying around the plus can be a pain but I try to think of the positives over the negatives
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    09-27-2016 09:44 AM
  12. tr1ad's Avatar
    Ease of carrying around sort of helped my decision .... I still do pick up my 6s+ and consider switching back and getting rid of the 7
    09-27-2016 01:38 PM
  13. mtcowdog's Avatar
    I run, bike, hike, ski, etc. and carry my phone with me everywhere in my active lifestyle. 7 is as big of a phone as I want. For running I use the flipbelt, and the 7 works well for me. I'm also larger but not huge person with large hands, so usability of a large phone like the plus is not an issue. But my lifestyle makes the plus a non starter. I would love the dual camera system, but that's an easy tradeoff for me.
    09-27-2016 04:08 PM
  14. brookeyydooo's Avatar
    have you ever had a plus though
    09-27-2016 04:15 PM
  15. DarkKnight08's Avatar
    I went from the 6s Plus to the 7. The only real consideration was the camera on the 7 Plus, but I realized that I could get by just fine with the camera in the 7. After carrying around the 6 Plus and then the 6s Plus for two years I had no problem going with the smaller 7.
    09-27-2016 04:21 PM
  16. AugustVance's Avatar
    Been going back and forth with this one in my head as well. I want the form factor of the 7 because I am just busy alot. but the screen size of the plus keeps me. If Apple could just shrink the top an bottom I would be perfect. I probably wont give up the plus as much as I want to, and I really really want to.
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    09-27-2016 05:31 PM
  17. tech_fan's Avatar
    Did something similar when I had android. Went from a note 4 to a moto x thinking that a smaller phone would be nicer. Liked it for the first hour but after that I was done. Screen was smaller and it felt more like a flip phone then something I was accustomed to. I also found myself squinting more because I felt the screen was too small. From that point onward it was bigger phones.
    09-27-2016 07:11 PM
  18. mtcowdog's Avatar
    have you ever had a plus though
    Yes, 6 plus. Loved the screen size, did not like the overall size for my needs. Returned it for a 6.
    09-27-2016 08:08 PM
  19. JerryRaia's Avatar
    6s+ to 7. I'm liking the smaller size more than I thought I would. I might still get 7+ but I am in no hurry. The 7 even with the apple battery pack case feels very nice in the hand and the pocket.
    09-28-2016 02:38 AM
  20. pkcable's Avatar
    For me I stuck with the plus went from a 6 Plus to a 7 Plus. It was for 2 reason, I always prefer a larger phone (50 year old eyes), AND I really wanted the better camera!
    09-28-2016 09:19 AM
  21. brookeyydooo's Avatar
    hmmm i am really thinking about going back to the smaller size
    09-28-2016 09:54 AM
  22. brookeyydooo's Avatar
    although part of me thinks if i went to the 7 seeing the plus would make me want it and i work in retail where i see the 7 and 7 plus everyday
    09-28-2016 09:58 AM
  23. pkcable's Avatar
    although part of me thinks if i went to the 7 seeing the plus would make me want it and i work in retail where i see the 7 and 7 plus everyday
    Actually checking out both in person is a GREAT idea! Either at a carrier store, Apple Store or big box electronics store such as Best Buy. Apple is your best bet as they will have the most display models available, and the most knowledgeable staff.
    09-28-2016 10:03 AM
  24. johndill17's Avatar
    My journey with the iPhone 6 form factor started with the original 6 because I thought the Plus was just too big. Then, after some experience with handling the Plus size, I decided that I could go bigger in order to enjoy a bigger screen, better battery life, and an optically stabilized camera. I upgraded to a 6s Plus.

    So this year my initial thinking was that my decision came down to upgrading to a 7 Plus or keeping my 6s Plus. I preordered a 7 Plus but then reconsidered. The new camera system, for one, was a compelling reason to upgrade, but I was disappointed to learn that the second camera did not have OIS. After going over the other benefits to upgrading, I decided to cancel my preorder and keep the 6s Plus.

    But then I had an epiphany. This year I could have the OIS that I like in my 6s Plus but in the regular 7, and also get an upgraded camera. I could also upgrade my processor speed. And get stereo speakers. And better color in my screen. And an improved Taptic Engine. And a new solid-state home button. And double the storage. And I could have all of this packed into the smaller, more pocketable, and more easily handled form factor that I honestly missed from my year with the original 6. I went out and tracked down a 7, and I feel like it's the smartest technology purchase I've ever made.

    In a recently resurfaced article entitled "Best iPhone," Rene articulates the reasons to opt for the 7 over the 7 Plus. But he got the the color wrong. Bro's Gold all the way.
    09-28-2016 11:16 AM
  25. brookeyydooo's Avatar
    The only thing that is holding me back from returning my iPhone 7 plus and going to the iPhone 7 is the portrait mode, which is pretty sweet. I do take a lot of pictures.
    Last edited by TLD1; 09-29-2016 at 11:25 AM.
    09-29-2016 09:02 AM
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