Geekzone: technology news, blogs, forums
Guest
Welcome Guest.
You haven't logged in yet. If you don't have an account you can register now.


1793 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 109


Topic # 240968 4-Oct-2018 12:26
Send private message quote this post

I am about to upgrade my 6 

 

Is the 8 plus worth the extra $200-$300 price difference?

 

No way a heavy user ...if that makes a difference





Is an English Man living in New Zealand. Not a writer, an Observer he says. Graham is a seasoned 'traveler" with his sometimes arrogant, but honest opinion on life. He loves the Internet!.

 

gnfb on trademe travelkit.nz

GNFB Geeks Out on Geekzone

Email Me


Create new topic
4097 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 544

Trusted

  Reply # 2101491 4-Oct-2018 13:05
Send private message quote this post

Wouldn't you be better to try and jump to the x?  Though if you're a 6 (not 6s) you're still making 4 jumps to an 8  I thought they were pretty similar in terms of CPU etc.  But the 8 didn't have a 128gb option.





Previously known as psycik

NextPVR: 
Gigabyte AMD A8 Brix --> Samsung LA46A650D via HDMI, NextPVR,
OpenHAB: ODroid C2 eMMC DriveOpenHAB with Aeotech ZWave Controller, Raspberry PI, Wemos D1 Mini, Zwave and Bluetooth LE Sensors
Media:Chromecast v2, ATV4, Roku3, HDHomeRun Dual
Windows 2012 
Host (Plex Server/Crashplan): 2x2TB, 2x3TB, 1x4TB using DriveBender, Samsung 850 evo 512 GB SSD, Hyper-V Server with 1xW10, 1xW2k8, 2xUbuntu 16.04 LTS, Crashplan, NextPVR channel for Plex,NextPVR Metadata Agent and Scanner for Plex


3444 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 952


  Reply # 2101520 4-Oct-2018 13:41
Send private message quote this post

It pretty much comes down to how much storage you want,

 

Apple in its consummate slickness don't give you an "apples to apples" option ...  ha ha

 

you have

 

32GB 7+ $1069

 

64GB 8+ $1299

 

128GB 7+ 1269

 

256GB 8+ $1599


3091 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 1561


  Reply # 2101586 4-Oct-2018 15:11
Send private message quote this post

with Apple (or anything really) it pays to buy the latest model you can to ensure the longest possible use. Given you still have a 6 one would assume you are not someone that updates regularly so having something supported for a long time would be of value to you, yes? . Why buy something that’s nearly obsolete? The camera in the 8 is amazing.




Always be yourself, unless you can be Batman, then always be the Batman



133 posts

Master Geek
+1 received by user: 63


  Reply # 2101590 4-Oct-2018 15:12
Send private message quote this post

I went from a 6+ to an 8+ 64gb and don't regret it.

 

I would have liked to try the X, but to be honest, the screen is too small (I really like the big display).

 

In a year or 2 I'll be going for the Xs+ or whatever they have then.

 

I saw the Xs+ in PB tech and I really like it, but $2100 is a lot for the base model.

 

Personally I would be going for the 8+ over the 7+ model as it's likely the 8+ will be supported a year longer than the 7+ so you'll get a bit more life out of it.
Thats the logic I look at anyway.


14408 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 1885


  Reply # 2101597 4-Oct-2018 15:28
Send private message quote this post

scuwp: with Apple (or anything really) it pays to buy the latest model you can to ensure the longest possible use. Given you still have a 6 one would assume you are not someone that updates regularly so having something supported for a long time would be of value to you, yes? . Why buy something that’s nearly obsolete? The camera in the 8 is amazing.

 

 

 

The problem is that the battery possibly won't last the full life, so it will likely need an expensive repair to replace the battery after a few years. I just wish they had a cheaper way to replace it, rather than using a third party repairer. I tend to buy iphones that are a couple of generations old, because they are still fast, and last a few years due to ios support being 4-5 years now. Usually it is the battery that fails before anything else. Currently got the iphone 6s, which is a big step up from the 6, and still has headphone jack plus 3d touch. I would totally avoid the 7 for multiple reasons (it also isn't much faster than the 6s), and go for the 8 if buying new , although it is quite pricey when you compare it bang for buck with the XR, which is a new gen design and a year newer. 


Mad Scientist
19108 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 2484

Trusted
Lifetime subscriber

  Reply # 2101607 4-Oct-2018 16:05
Send private message quote this post

Same stuff. Get the 7 plus unless you need 4k at 60fps.




Swype on iOS is detrimental to accurate typing. Apologies in advance.


Create new topic

Twitter »

Follow us to receive Twitter updates when new discussions are posted in our forums:



Follow us to receive Twitter updates when news items and blogs are posted in our frontpage:



Follow us to receive Twitter updates when tech item prices are listed in our price comparison site:



Geekzone Live »

Try automatic live updates from Geekzone directly in your browser, without refreshing the page, with Geekzone Live now.



Are you subscribed to our RSS feed? You can download the latest headlines and summaries from our stories directly to your computer or smartphone by using a feed reader.

Alternatively, you can receive a daily email with Geekzone updates.