Which One Should You Get: iPhone 6s or iPhone 6s Plus

Posted by David Chism | Mon, Sep 28, 2015

 Which One Should You Get: iPhone 6s or iPhone 6s Plus
In 2014, I took a big leap in going from a 4″ screen size to a 5.5″ screen size when I upgrad­ed from the iPhone 5s to Apple’s largest iPhone 6 Plus. I spent 12 months with the iPhone 6 Plus. I pro­posed to use it no mat­ter what! This month I Pre-Ordered and received my next iPhone. This time, I opt­ed for the small­er 4.7″ screen that was fea­tured on the iPhone 6s. I want­ed to try the small­er screen because the iPhone 6 Plus was just big enough that made it chal­leng­ing to use for one hand­ed nav­i­ga­tion. Yes, even after 12 months, I was still more com­fort­able using one hand, or at least I pre­ferred a phone I could use with one hand. So, I switched to the iPhone 6s for this rea­son alone. iPhone6s-2Up-apple-2015 As of the time of this post, I have only had the phone for three days. Yet in just three days, I can now give some pret­ty good feed­back about which phone might be right for you. It will be dif­fer­ent for some of you read­ing this, as well.

iPhone 6s Plus as a Winner

If you are real­ly con­cerned about bat­tery life; if that is the one thing that you must have, then you real­ly need to invest in the iPhone 6s Plus. There is no way around it. The pre­vi­ous mod­el that I owned, the iPhone 6 Plus had incred­i­ble bat­tery life. On a nor­mal day of work, I can get through with­out charg­ing my phone. The newest mod­el, though it has a slighter small­er bat­tery, appears to have no major dif­fer­ences in regards to bat­tery life. This is because the lat­est iOS 9 installed on the phone allows the phone’s bat­tery to func­tion bet­ter. The iPhone 6s bat­tery life, in just three days, is not great. It is bet­ter than the 5 series, but so far, it seems to real­ly want to suck bat­tery life. I have not trav­eled these first three days, either. All of my time on the device has been most­ly on a WIFI con­nec­tion at my house. I have had a nor­mal amount of phone activ­i­ty and web search­es. At around 12:30 today, the phone was already close to 40% bat­tery life remain­ing. I unplugged it from the charg­er at 6AM, so it appears to lose around 10% an hour. If I was on LTE and not WIFI, I’d sus­pect that rate to be even high­er. The oth­er rea­son to look at pur­chas­ing the iPhone 6s Plus is because of the screen size, if your fin­gers don’t mind get­ting a lit­tle bit of a work­out. Some of you read­ing this have large hands. If that is the case, the iPhone 6s will be too small and the Plus would be per­fect. If you have small hands and do not mind using two hands for most brows­ing, the Plus is a great phone.

When To Get the iPhone 6s

So real­ly the only rea­son I can see get­ting the iPhone 6s 4.7″ screen size is if bat­tery life does not both­er you and you want to use one hand for most brows­ing. Oh, and it does fit nice­ly into your pock­et, too. I had a real hard time putting my 6 Plus in my pants. It was just so big and bulky. My 6s mod­el almost feels lost in my pock­et now; almost like my wal­let. I am almost always near a charg­ing sta­tion, so even though I want my phone to last all day, I am okay sac­ri­fic­ing bat­tery life this year. I do like view­ing things on the larg­er screen, so get­ting used to the small­er screen is still a work in progress for me, but all in all, the 6s works for a one-hand­ed phone user who wants to put his phone in his pock­et and not feel like he is car­ry­ing a mini computer! My dis­cov­ery is not rev­o­lu­tion­ary. It is pret­ty straight­for­ward, and I hope you will find this help­ful if you plan on upgrad­ing this fall.

About David Chism

David Chism started his business out of a passion for helping small contracting businesses grow, be more profitable and become better known to their target clients. One lifelong hobby of David is using techie gadgets. So this blog is a place where he writes about technology, marketing ideas, just for fun (humor), personal thoughts on small business and more.


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