Switch iPhone 6Plus => iPhone 8?

Uber On
Jul 10, 2018 16 Comments

I’ve used an iPhone 6Plus for probably 3 years now (apple replaced it about 6 months ago so my current hardware is newish).

I went and checked out the iPhone 8 but really can’t see much difference. For those who made this upgrade — worth it??

(I’d be going from plus to regular as well).

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TOP 16 Comments
  • Uber On
    OP
    Well I’m getting company phone. Choices are Samsung S9 or iPhone 8.
    Jul 10, 2018 4
    • Google / Eng encrypt
      S9
      Jul 10, 2018
    • Uber On
      OP
      Does it have a bunch of Samsung bloatware? I loved my nexus one years ago. But was a pain switch to and from iPhone...bounced iMessages, lost contacts etc.
      Jul 10, 2018
    • Google / Eng encrypt
      I have a note 8 and absolutely love it .. if you have options try pixel or one plus
      Jul 10, 2018
    • Google / Mgmt
      bruiser

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      bruisermore
      The bloatware thing is easy to solve in a couple of hours with a modicum of research. You can put any launcher on a Samsung phone. They have the best screens of any phone in the world.
      Jul 10, 2018
  • Salesforce lsSn48
    I just switched my corporate phone from 6+ to 8. No difference. New battery last longer than my 2-year old phone, that’s it
    Jul 11, 2018 0
  • Uber On
    OP
    I mostly use google apps and browse the web. For reading I suppose the better screen? The challenge is little things like FaceTime, Apple Pay, iMessage start adding up. How much pain would it be to switch out of those... iMessage in particular...
    Jul 10, 2018 0
  • Google / Mgmt
    bruiser

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    bruisermore
    Have you thought about a Samsung or Pixel 2? Better cameras, hands down.
    Jul 10, 2018 0
  • Adobe / Eng Mung
    I recently switched and it’s totally worth it. The 6+ was running so slow and it felt like the keyboard would always lag just enough that I’d always be pressing a wrong key because I was trying to bring it up again thinking it hadn’t acknowledged the touch.
    Jul 10, 2018 3
    • Uber On
      OP
      I know exactly what you’re talking about. Had same issue. Actually it might have been a hardware issue with your phone. Was with mine. I think that’s why Apple gave me a free phone. This one works fine...I’ll give it to my wife if I get a new one
      Jul 10, 2018
    • Amazon Maco
      Sad. Giving your wife used phone and buying new phone for yourself?
      Jul 10, 2018
    • Uber On
      OP
      Ha. My wife hates gadgets. Even getting her to upgrade to a newish phone is hard.
      Jul 10, 2018
  • If you can hold out, the new iPhone comes out in 2 months. If you don’t care for one of the news ones, they’ll at least drop the price on the 8 around next month.
    Jul 10, 2018 1
    • Uber On
      OP
      If it’s 2 mos I’ll wait. I thought it was Nov?? Price is not an issue as it will be company issued
      Jul 10, 2018
  • Asurion BDez43
    If you aren't locked into imessage I would say s9 as someone who has both
    Jul 10, 2018 0
  • Salesforce / Eng Vlad Putin
    Screen is slightly better in bright sun.
    8plus has portrait mode which is nice.
    Jul 10, 2018 0