1. RavenSword's Avatar
    So, I was actually all set to go with the 4.7 inch iphone 6 due to screen size. I was using a LG G3 Before returning it and I found the 5.5 inch screen a bit of a stretch to use comfortably. But now that we know the 5.5 inch iphone 6 plus will have a better camera, better battery life, and a better screen, I feel like I'd be dumb not to go with the 6 plus.

    How do you guys feel about the screen size? Are you worried it will cause usability or pocketabity issues?
    09-10-2014 06:41 PM
  2. finn5975's Avatar
    It no doubt has me very concerned. It will require that I completely rewire how I'm used to using my phone. I'll no longer not notice my phone in my pocket. Won't be able to set it certain places like my car cup holder or ledge at my desk at work. One handed use? Just whipping it out and typing away one handed? One handed game play? The way I hold it while reading in bed or on the couch? The weight of it? Having my phone be incognito to prying eyes as I use it?

    But then there's watching videos and multimedia on that screen. Viewing my pics. Gaming. Reading web pages. Potential better battery life. OIS for the camera. 1080P.

    I'm as torn as Brett Michaels' jeans.
    09-10-2014 07:13 PM
  3. RavenSword's Avatar
    It no doubt has me very concerned. It will require that I completely rewire how I'm used to using my phone. I'll no longer not notice my phone in my pocket. Won't be able to set it certain places like my car cup holder or ledge at my desk at work. One handed use? Just whipping it out and typing away one handed? One handed game play? The way I hold it while reading in bed or on the couch? The weight of it? Having my phone be incognito to prying eyes as I use it?

    But then there's watching videos and multimedia on that screen. Viewing my pics. Gaming. Reading web pages. Potential better battery life. OIS for the camera. 1080P.

    I'm as torn as Brett Michaels' jeans.
    Yeah. Since I do a lot of video watching and game playing, that large screen will be a benefit. However , I'm going to be constantly worrying my pants pockets might put stress on the phone, possibly bending it if I sit down and have it in my front pocket. Or if I'm trying to use it while not having both hands free.

    And while I am not a photographer by any means, OIS is still good to have. As is the better battery life . And the higher res screen .

    Really, if the 6 only had better battery as opposed to as good as 5S battery, I may feel better about getting the 6 because my 5S doesn't get acceptable battery life really.
    09-10-2014 07:34 PM
  4. mpshah's Avatar
    I'm in the same boat as well, torn between the two. and I have to make up my mind by the time pre orders go live. #firstworldproblems
    09-11-2014 06:15 AM
  5. LadiJae's Avatar
    I'm torn as well, I think I'm leaning towards the plus....
    09-11-2014 10:04 PM
  6. Premium1's Avatar
    So, I was actually all set to go with the 4.7 inch iphone 6 due to screen size. I was using a LG G3 Before returning it and I found the 5.5 inch screen a bit of a stretch to use comfortably. But now that we know the 5.5 inch iphone 6 plus will have a better camera, better battery life, and a better screen, I feel like I'd be dumb not to go with the 6 plus.

    How do you guys feel about the screen size? Are you worried it will cause usability or pocketabity issues?
    I used to love the note line, so the extra size was a little on the large side for me. But with it having a better screen, camera, and battery, I think I am going to take the plunge on that one.
    09-11-2014 10:13 PM
  7. eprisencc's Avatar
    Here is a PDF with the cutout sizes for the new iPhones. Should help with the decision. http://photos.appleinsider.com/iPhon...der_picker.pdf
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    09-11-2014 10:40 PM
  8. bigg22's Avatar
    I'm torn as well. the extra battery life and landscape mode features of the plus are key points for me, however I am not sure about the comfortability of the larger size
    09-12-2014 12:17 AM
  9. SeanHRCC's Avatar
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    09-12-2014 12:42 AM
  10. Guacho's Avatar
    It no doubt has me very concerned. It will require that I completely rewire how I'm used to using my phone. I'll no longer not notice my phone in my pocket. Won't be able to set it certain places like my car cup holder or ledge at my desk at work. One handed use? Just whipping it out and typing away one handed? One handed game play? The way I hold it while reading in bed or on the couch? The weight of it? Having my phone be incognito to prying eyes as I use it?

    But then there's watching videos and multimedia on that screen. Viewing my pics. Gaming. Reading web pages. Potential better battery life. OIS for the camera. 1080P.

    I'm as torn as Brett Michaels' jeans.
    Man... You nailed it. Word by word what I was thinking, google maps and navigation with the 5.5 would be super cool, safari, videos, on the other hand 4.7 should be enough for the other apps and the portability has me extremely concerned... I got a feeling I'm gonna end up switching.
    09-12-2014 01:25 PM
  11. Guacho's Avatar
    Let's get ready for the " that's it.... I'm going from 5.5 to 4.7 " thread... =)
    09-12-2014 01:36 PM
  12. OBF's Avatar
    It might. But it also might be an advantage.


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    09-12-2014 07:52 PM
  13. applejosh's Avatar
    It will probably be awkward for me at least initially. I was leaning towards the 4.7 variant, but the better camera/battery life swayed me. I walked around with cardboard cutouts for a couple of days, and while larger, it didn't feel too unwieldy. It will take some adjustment, but hopefully I'll adapt quickly.
    09-12-2014 08:36 PM
  14. trtmazda3's Avatar
    I am worried about the size but I figure I will get used to it. I have big hands anyway. I wanted the better specs and that better camera. Apparently, everyone else did as well. The Verizon rep told me at the store this evening (at 7:00 P.M.) that the iPhone 6 was still showing delivery dates of 9/19 whereas the 6 Plus had been sold out and showing long delivery times since before the store opened.
    09-13-2014 12:08 AM
  15. tgp's Avatar
    It no doubt has me very concerned. It will require that I completely rewire how I'm used to using my phone. I'll no longer not notice my phone in my pocket. Won't be able to set it certain places like my car cup holder or ledge at my desk at work. One handed use? Just whipping it out and typing away one handed? One handed game play? The way I hold it while reading in bed or on the couch? The weight of it? Having my phone be incognito to prying eyes as I use it?

    But then there's watching videos and multimedia on that screen. Viewing my pics. Gaming. Reading web pages. Potential better battery life. OIS for the camera. 1080P.

    I'm as torn as Brett Michaels' jeans.
    You raise some valid points. However, if you go to androidcentral or WPCentral and read threads about users who have a Note device or Lumia 1520, you will find that the vast majority, after getting used to the size, say they could never go back to a smaller screen. I think you and others will do the same. I've used iPhones alongside larger Android devices, and I always said that I prefer iPhone except for one thing that overrode all advantages; the small screen.

    Go into it with an open mind. I think you'll find that the advantages of a large screen will outweigh the disadvantages. Android customers have been using 5"+ phones for years. They sell very well, which is why Apple joined the crowd.
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    09-13-2014 08:30 AM
  16. morrisbuttermaker's Avatar
    Everyone is talking about the 6+ having better battery life...does that mean the 6 is going to have bad battery life ?
    09-13-2014 09:35 AM
  17. finn5975's Avatar
    You raise some valid points. However, if you go to androidcentral or WPCentral and read threads about users who have a Note device or Lumia 1520, you will find that the vast majority, after getting used to the size, say they could never go back to a smaller screen. I think you and others will do the same. I've used iPhones alongside larger Android devices, and I always said that I prefer iPhone except for one thing that overrode all advantages; the small screen.

    Go into it with an open mind. I think you'll find that the advantages of a large screen will outweigh the disadvantages. Android customers have been using 5"+ phones for years. They sell very well, which is why Apple joined the crowd.
    Phones this size no doubt have a mass following and I'm not knocking it at all. Many millions will love it.

    I personally value one-handed use above all else. I walk and text. Walk and browse. I admittedly pull my phone out in the car if need be. Lying on my side in bed or on the couch is one handed. I'd love that big gorgeous 5.5" screen, but not at the sacrifice of going two handed. And I don't just desire one handed use, I desire it with ease and comfortability. Ease in maneuvering. If I have to shift a phone in my hand, or stretch my thumb out to achieve this, that defeats my desire. As always, just my feelings.
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    09-13-2014 09:41 AM
  18. zerog46's Avatar
    In my opinion I don't think so but we won't know until people start using it. The plus has a bigger screen thus the bigger battery.
    09-13-2014 09:41 AM
  19. finn5975's Avatar
    Everyone is talking about the 6+ having better battery life...does that mean the 6 is going to have bad battery life ?
    do you think the size will be a issue?-imageuploadedbyimore-forums1410615689.751092.jpg

    Here are the estimates, and that's all that they truly are, that Apple released.
    09-13-2014 09:41 AM
  20. morrisbuttermaker's Avatar
    With either phone, it's not likely your going to make it till 10-11:00 at night without having to charge...if you use your phone a significant amount say starting at 8 am. So why spend the extra $100 to get better battery life when you will likely end up charging your phone just as frequently ?
    09-13-2014 09:49 AM
  21. zerog46's Avatar
    I can't wait for "my phone is dying after half a day". Yeah no kidding since you haven't put it down all week.
    Raptor007 likes this.
    09-13-2014 09:53 AM
  22. finn5975's Avatar
    I keep a charger in the bedroom, kitchen, both vehicles, and at work. If I'm around one, I plug it. It's not an inconvenience and I'm never in threat of a dead phone. I must not be the norm in this regard because all I see are folks ******** about battery life in, and outside of, the forums.
    09-13-2014 09:57 AM
  23. warcraftWidow's Avatar
    Everyone is talking about the 6+ having better battery life...does that mean the 6 is going to have bad battery life ?
    Apple said the 6 should have the same battery life as the 5S.
    09-13-2014 10:03 AM
  24. warcraftWidow's Avatar
    I keep a charger in the bedroom, kitchen, both vehicles, and at work. If I'm around one, I plug it. It's not an inconvenience and I'm never in threat of a dead phone. I must not be the norm in this regard because all I see are folks ******** about battery life in, and outside of, the forums.
    Yeah I'm the same except I don't have one in the kitchen. But in my cars, bedroom and at work I do. I'm sure some folks do need better battery life if they are doing work that doesn't allow charging a phone such as someone outside at lot.
    09-13-2014 10:05 AM
  25. kilofoxtrot's Avatar
    ^^^^^^ To all you chargers everywhere peeps....... Mophie Case.
    09-13-2014 10:23 AM
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