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Trying to decide on my very first smartphone (iPhone 6s or 7).


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I want to order my first smartphone (still using a flip) and I?m trying to decide between a 6s (64 or 128GB) or a 32GB iPhone7. I probably won?t be watching videos much. Mostly, I?ll use it for talk, text, apps and photos. So I could go either way with a black or white face.

One issue is that I have ?old eyes?, growing a cataract, need bright light, but sensitive to glare.

What are your suggestions?


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Aug 14, 2015
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I suggest going with the 7, and not because it is the latest and greatest. I suggest it because of the screen and it being 25% brighter than the 6s. Also because of the better camera on the 7 because you mention you'll be using it for photos.


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Aug 5, 2016
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I would suggest comparing the two side by side. I personally notice no difference in screen brightness or picture quality whatsoever. Consumer Reports found no differences in picture quality either. I'd go with more storage capacity.


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Sep 26, 2012
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If you can afford it, the 7 but like a lot of folks here have been saying, the 6s is still amazing and they're choosing to stick with it over the 7.