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    • adonis10
    • By adonis10 13th Sep 17, 9:08 AM
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    iPhone 6 v 6 plus v 7
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    • 13th Sep 17, 9:08 AM
    iPhone 6 v 6 plus v 7 13th Sep 17 at 9:08 AM
    I am considering an upgrade in the coming months and looking to get some advice. From my research, the 7 looks rather similar to the 6 in many ways and I can't see good enough reason to be locked down to it for 2 years. Obvious bugbare is the pathetic battery life, so am considering the 6 plus as I have read that this offers a much better battery life (presumably owing to its size).

    Any thoughts appreciated.
    Last edited by adonis10; 13-09-2017 at 10:26 AM.
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    • TadleyBaggie
    • By TadleyBaggie 13th Sep 17, 9:25 AM
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    so am considering the 6s as I have read that this offers a much better battery life (presumably owing to its size)
    Originally posted by adonis10
    Not sure why you have this impression, the 6, 6S and 7 are all virtually identical in size. Are you confusing the 'S' suffix with the 'Plus' suffix?

    The 6S is a better phone than the 6 (better specs, 3D touch etc). The 7 has better specs than the 6S but lacks a headphone socket, which may or may not be important to you.
    • Anonimo
    • By Anonimo 13th Sep 17, 9:30 AM
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    GSMArena rate the 7 and 6s battery life to be almost identical,
    I have the 6s and whilst I rate the phone highly in many ways it's battery life isn't one of them. Most days I need to put it on the charger early evening and I know other users who have to do the same. If stellar battery performance is top of your list the 6s will probably disappoint, you could always use a battery case though!
    • warehouse
    • By warehouse 13th Sep 17, 9:35 AM
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    Let me give you a real life scenario. In the last 3 weeks both my wife and eldest daughter have dropped their iphone 6's down the toilet, (don't ask how ).

    Now guess what the iphone 7 has that the iphone 6 hasn't?
    Pants
    • adonis10
    • By adonis10 13th Sep 17, 10:25 AM
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    • 13th Sep 17, 10:25 AM
    Not sure why you have this impression, the 6, 6S and 7 are all virtually identical in size. Are you confusing the 'S' suffix with the 'Plus' suffix?

    The 6S is a better phone than the 6 (better specs, 3D touch etc). The 7 has better specs than the 6S but lacks a headphone socket, which may or may not be important to you.
    Originally posted by TadleyBaggie
    That's exactly what I've done, good spot! Thread title updated.
    • d123
    • By d123 13th Sep 17, 10:51 AM
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    • 13th Sep 17, 10:51 AM
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    • 13th Sep 17, 10:51 AM
    I am considering an upgrade in the coming months and looking to get some advice. From my research, the 7 looks rather similar to the 6 in many ways and I can't see good enough reason to be locked down to it for 2 years. Obvious bugbare is the pathetic battery life, so am considering the 6 plus as I have read that this offers a much better battery life (presumably owing to its size).

    Any thoughts appreciated.
    Originally posted by adonis10
    If you want a reasonably future proof phone the earliest you should consider is the 6s.

    The older 1GB ram phones are likely to lose support long before the 2GB ram models.
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    • worried jim
    • By worried jim 13th Sep 17, 10:54 AM
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    Let me give you a real life scenario. In the last 3 weeks both my wife and eldest daughter have dropped their iphone 6's down the toilet, (don't ask how ).

    Now guess what the iphone 7 has that the iphone 6 hasn't?
    Originally posted by warehouse
    A clean screen and no sh1te all over it?
    "Only two things are infinite-the universe and human stupidity, and I'm not so sure about the universe"
    Albert Einstein
    • d123
    • By d123 13th Sep 17, 10:56 AM
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    A clean screen and no sh1te all over it?
    Originally posted by worried jim


    Water resistance...
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    • TadleyBaggie
    • By TadleyBaggie 13th Sep 17, 11:01 AM
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    I wouldn't consider the 6 or 6 Plus, 6S is the oldest device I would consider (I do own a 6S Plus). Even with the iPhone 8 and X announcement yesterday, the 6S will still (for now) be sold by Apple.
    • adonis10
    • By adonis10 13th Sep 17, 11:23 AM
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    I wouldn't consider the 6 or 6 Plus, 6S is the oldest device I would consider (I do own a 6S Plus). Even with the iPhone 8 and X announcement yesterday, the 6S will still (for now) be sold by Apple.
    Originally posted by TadleyBaggie
    Yes, given the above advice re RAM and battery, I would not go below the 6s or 6s plus. I find the 6 to be an excellent phone so would be happy to upgrade to the s or s plus version, however I am concerned about committing to 24 months for a phone that may lose support in the near future. I just wonder if the 7/7plus is different enough to justify the additional cost/month.
    • d123
    • By d123 13th Sep 17, 1:35 PM
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    Yes, given the above advice re RAM and battery, I would not go below the 6s or 6s plus. I find the 6 to be an excellent phone so would be happy to upgrade to the s or s plus version, however I am concerned about committing to 24 months for a phone that may lose support in the near future. I just wonder if the 7/7plus is different enough to justify the additional cost/month.
    Originally posted by adonis10
    I have a 7 Plus and won’t be upgrading, other than the “portrait light” mode there isn’t a huge difference between the 7 Plus and 8 Plus.

    It was the first iPhone to get 3GB of ram and prior to the 8 Plus launching had been shown to be the most powerful chip in a current phone tested.

    http://www.express.co.uk/life-style/science-technology/795333/Samsung-Galaxy-S8-v-iPhone-7-Plus-speed-test-processor-which-best

    http://indianexpress.com/article/technology/iphone-7/apple-iphone-7-plus-3gb-ram-a10-fusion-3023732/
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    • adonis10
    • By adonis10 13th Sep 17, 2:00 PM
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    I've just looked at costs and concluded that I won't be upgrading until my iphone 6 physically no longer works. Currently on sim only £23.40/month with 16gb data and free spotify v cheapest iphone 6 plus on Vodafone of £58/month with 4gb data. No thank you.


    What do others pay? Where did you get a decent deal?
    • d123
    • By d123 13th Sep 17, 2:04 PM
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    I've just looked at costs and concluded that I won't be upgrading until my iphone 6 physically no longer works. Currently on sim only £23.40/month with 16gb data and free spotify v cheapest iphone 6 plus on Vodafone of £58/month with 4gb data. No thank you.


    What do others pay? Where did you get a decent deal?
    Originally posted by adonis10
    I bought my iPhone 7+ outright using a 0% card, I was also lucky enough to get a discount on the price when I bought it.

    I still have my old 6 that’s become my spare phone that I try the beta firmware on, I put a new battery in it (£10 from Amazon) and it still works very much like it did new.
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    • adonis10
    • By adonis10 13th Sep 17, 2:20 PM
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    I bought my iPhone 7+ outright using a 0% card, I was also lucky enough to get a discount on the price when I bought it..
    Originally posted by d123

    That's a good idea as means you can keep your (presumably) low contract. How much did it cost you?

    I still have my old 6 that’s become my spare phone that I try the beta firmware on, I put a new battery in it (£10 from Amazon) and it still works very much like it did new.
    Originally posted by d123
    Again, good plan. Did you replace the battery yourself? Tempted to get a new battery but get someone to install it.
    • Mabr
    • By Mabr 13th Sep 17, 2:32 PM
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    My iphone 6 is now out of contract and also fell down the toilet a few weeks ago! It's working fine now but for a few days I faced buying a new phone and the costs involved were an eye opener. I've moved to SIM only with ID Mobile - £10 per month, 5gb of data (which roll over if unused so this month I'm starting with 8.6gb of data). I will use this phone until it dies and then look again at that point.
    • Sambella
    • By Sambella 13th Sep 17, 2:37 PM
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    The 6s and 7 iPhone models are faster than the 6.

    The 6 model also doesn’t have force touch.
    • adonis10
    • By adonis10 13th Sep 17, 2:52 PM
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    The 6s and 7 iPhone models are faster than the 6.

    The 6 model also doesn’t have force touch.
    Originally posted by Sambella
    I'd expect them to be as they are newer and more expensive.


    I think the 6 is a great phone, so much better than the 5 and I doubt the difference between it and the 7 is as great.


    What is force touch?
    • adonis10
    • By adonis10 13th Sep 17, 2:54 PM
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    My iphone 6 is now out of contract and also fell down the toilet a few weeks ago! It's working fine now but for a few days I faced buying a new phone and the costs involved were an eye opener. I've moved to SIM only with ID Mobile - £10 per month, 5gb of data (which roll over if unused so this month I'm starting with 8.6gb of data). I will use this phone until it dies and then look again at that point.
    Originally posted by Mabr
    I also find the 6 to be very resilient. Admittedly it is the first phone I've had with a case but have dropped it 3 or 4 times without the case and not a hint of a cracked screen, compared to my previous 2 (3gs and 5) which cracked as soon as they hit the floor.
    • d123
    • By d123 13th Sep 17, 3:02 PM
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    That's a good idea as means you can keep your (presumably) low contract. How much did it cost you?
    Originally posted by adonis10
    I was lucky, I only paid £499 for a 128GB 7+.

    Again, good plan. Did you replace the battery yourself? Tempted to get a new battery but get someone to install it.
    I did it myself, but I have previous experience with phone repairs. Having said that it was remarkably simple to do.

    The battery was “PowerBear” brand, and is still reporting full capacity around 5 months after it was fitted, so I’m happy with the quality of the cells.
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    • adonis10
    • By adonis10 18th Sep 17, 7:56 PM
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    Really surprising how expensive contracts are on the Vodafone website compared to carphone warehouse etc. Although the VEA 15% helps.

    Also, there is no difference in price between the 7 and 8 which is frustrating.

    Where do you all get your contracts from?
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