1. jessica_lynn9474's Avatar
    Good day everyone! After having the iPhone 6+ for two weeks, Im thinking that Im going to switch to the 6. Im coming from a 5, with super small female hands and its just been very difficult to use. Difficult to use with a case because the case makes it bigger and difficult to use without a case because it's so slippery. Here are my pros and cons:

    Pros
    Screen size is beautiful
    Battery life is amazing (have never had a phone that had a battery last that long)
    I love being able to see larger photos

    Con's
    Cannot use one handed at all
    Reachability is sort of pointless, especially when using an app
    Always feels like Im going to drop it out of my hand without a case and a case makes it even bigger

    I typically use my phone for texting, occasional calls, FB, Instagram, Twitter, email, Youtube and I take LOTS of pictures

    Today is the final day where I can make the exchange to the 6. Again, Im coming from the 5. With that said, just a few opinions needed:

    • Am I making a mistake?
    • How much of a difference is there picture wise, screen size wise from the 6 to 6+?
    • Will there be a difference camera wise?
    • Is battery life really that much different? Like will I have to charge it twice a day?
    • Again, am I making a mistake? Lol
    • How many people here have gone back and forth between both and wound up sticking with the 6 vs. the 6+?


    Time is of the essence now and the only reason this is so last minute is because today I realized that it may be too big to use and decided to call Verizon and they mentioned it was my last day to exchange...Glad I called!

    I understand that the decision is ultimately up to me, however, any input is so appreciated!

    Thanks in advance!
    AugustVance likes this.
    03-05-2015 11:35 AM
  2. kch50428's Avatar
    I upgraded from a 5 to 6+... found it to be too honkin' big... traded for a 6. Glad I did.
    Will there be a difference camera wise?
    6+ has optical image stabilization... the 6 doesn't.
    Is battery life really that much different? Like will I have to charge it twice a day?
    I didn't see any difference in the 6 vs 6+ battery life based on my usage.
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    03-05-2015 11:42 AM
  3. BreakingKayfabe's Avatar
    Just get the 6 and don't worry about it. You're never going to get over the size and it is what it is. Don't over-analyze it.

    At least you're downgrading to a current gen iPhone and not an Android phone.
    03-05-2015 11:44 AM
  4. kataran's Avatar
    You have a few choices you can have your hands stretched but that sounds painful or you can get the 6. A lot less pain

    It's your choice of course but the 6 has most of the upgrades compared to the plus so size will be your only major factor
    03-05-2015 11:45 AM
  5. jessica_lynn9474's Avatar
    Thanks for the fast responses guys! Without OIS is the camera bad? Takes great pictures still?
    03-05-2015 11:47 AM
  6. iEd's Avatar
    If you don't feel comfortable with the Plus you may want to switch. The 6 is great also. I think comfort and ease of use is the key.


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    03-05-2015 11:47 AM
  7. kch50428's Avatar
    Thanks for the fast responses guys! Without OIS is the camera bad? Takes great pictures still?
    Camera won't be any worse results than you got with the 5...
    03-05-2015 11:49 AM
  8. HAWK's Avatar
    Thanks for the fast responses guys! Without OIS is the camera bad? Takes great pictures still?
    I just did the opposite as you and moved from the 6 to the 6 plus. I find the battery life better on the 6 plus, and the screen better and easier to navigate around. As for pictures and what not you would have to have a pretty good eye to notice the picture quality difference if any at all.
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    03-05-2015 11:49 AM
  9. jessica_lynn9474's Avatar
    Thanks! But are they just as good as the 6+? Camera is a huge deal.
    03-05-2015 11:54 AM
  10. kch50428's Avatar
    Thanks! But are they just as good as the 6+? Camera is a huge deal.
    the 6 and 6+ have the same camera... only difference as noted above - 6+ has optical image stabilization...
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    03-05-2015 11:55 AM
  11. iEd's Avatar
    Thanks for the fast responses guys! Without OIS is the camera bad? Takes great pictures still?
    The camera will still be great on the 6. I'm sure a lot of the Shot on iPhone 6 pics are shot with a regular 6.


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    03-05-2015 12:09 PM
  12. Miska Hietala's Avatar
    Hi, I recommend to go for normal 6. The OIS which is found on the plus has been discussed that does it really shine in any cellphone at all. I used to have good OIS in my Lumia 1020 and the benefit from it is pretty small in smartphones. So all in all, the normal 6 still takes awesome photos without any problem.
    Battery life is good with the 6. Usually with normal usage I get about day and half with it. Idle consumption over night is usually 0%-4%.
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    03-05-2015 12:30 PM
  13. jakdillard's Avatar
    I started with a 6 because the plus was unavailable at the time, then I got the plus and was like yeah this is the truth, but then accessories were in greater numbers for the 6 and I thought they looked better so back to a 6, but now it's too small. So I switched back to a plus and after many color swaps I finally got over that "iPhone-maniaism" and I'm happy using my 6 plus.
    Last edited by jakdillard; 03-05-2015 at 01:02 PM. Reason: had to finish my post
    03-05-2015 12:58 PM
  14. jayk82's Avatar
    I went to the 6 from the 6+ (with a Note 4 in between)...I find the 6 to be just perfect. Can use with either one or both hands if desired, photos are great, battery so far is not as good as the 6+ but better than the 5 in my usage.


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    03-05-2015 02:48 PM
  15. Slammers08's Avatar
    Well I have done the opposite owning 2 iphone 6's. Did a trade for the + and thought the smaller size would fit me better for everyday use. After owning the + and going back to the i6 for a day I felt like I was using a iPod touch. The screen felt too small and the battery is not as good either as expected but once your used to the screen size and battery the + Grows on you. I know where your coming from but I do feel the + is a better device. Battery and screen size is what's done it for me.


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    03-05-2015 03:12 PM
  16. HAWK's Avatar
    Well I have done the opposite owning 2 iphone 6's. Did a trade for the + and thought the smaller size would fit me better for everyday use. After owning the + and going back to the i6 for a day I felt like I was using a iPod touch. The screen felt too small and the battery is not as good either as expected but once your used to the screen size and battery the + Grows on you. I know where your coming from but I do feel the + is a better device. Battery and screen size is what's done it for me.


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    Same way I feel after a day with the plus. I picked my friends iPhone 6 up this morning and it felt like a toy
    03-05-2015 03:17 PM
  17. Slammers08's Avatar
    Same way I feel after a day with the plus. I picked my iPhone 6 up this morning and it felt like a toy
    Agreed i6 feels too small!!


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    03-05-2015 03:18 PM
  18. HAWK's Avatar
    Agreed i6 feels too small!!


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    The 6 felt fine to me until I used the plus model. Now I don't think I could go back
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    03-05-2015 03:21 PM
  19. Slammers08's Avatar
    I tried it and lasted a day. Keyboard was too small and battery was about 30-40% worse


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    03-05-2015 03:22 PM
  20. Slammers08's Avatar
    [QUOTE=H A W K;2469221]The 6 felt fine to me until I used the plus model. Now I don't think I could go back[/

    Have you tried a i6 for a daily driver or start right out with the +?


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    03-05-2015 03:23 PM
  21. taz323's Avatar
    The 6, is a great phone, haven't regretted it.
    03-05-2015 03:29 PM
  22. KDParker's Avatar
    Started with the 6 + and after a few days I could never go back to a smaller screen size.

    If you like the screen size and have been using it for a 2 weeks you might feel the 6 is a bit small. But you will know within a day if the smaller screen will work for you.
    03-05-2015 03:37 PM
  23. HAWK's Avatar
    Started with the 6 + and after a few days I could never go back to a smaller screen size.

    If you like the screen size and have been using it for a 2 weeks you might feel the 6 is a bit small. But you will know within a day if the smaller screen will work for you.
    I had two Iphone 6's before I moved to the plus
    03-05-2015 03:42 PM
  24. LCW's Avatar
    Having gone the opposite way - from 6 (since launch) to 6+ about five days ago, I'd say it's tough call. I was really wanting a larger screen and better battery life, so that's why I took the plunge with the Plus. So far not regretting it.

    BUT... the 6 is definitely more carry-friendly... especially in pockets. I have to be much more careful, and not bend down too much and/or take the 6+ out of my pockets, by fear of bending. Otherwise, the size and clarity of the screen are very much worth it to me (and I never thought it would - hence my going with the 6 in the first place).

    The camera - it's probably a wash, unless you constantly and predominantly take night time photos without flash. The 6 camera is just as amazing minus the OIS.

    It all depends on if living with the extra size and burden it adds when carrying around, outweigh the qualities that make the Plus even more awesome (screen size, resolution/PPI increase, and battery life).

    Oh, and the landscape mode on the Plus was something I kept lusting after. Having landscape mode available on more and more apps, along with the homescreen being capable of landscape mode (like an ipad) is an awesome feature to me. At this point, I don't think I could go back!

    Good luck!
    Slammers08 likes this.
    03-05-2015 04:23 PM
  25. lornaevo's Avatar
    Jessica. Let's trade. I have 64GB 6. Barely used and in great condition. I regret not getting the 6+


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    03-05-2015 04:56 PM
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