1. That70sGAdawg's Avatar
    For me the answer comes from experience. I keep my phone in my front left pants pocket. When sitting down or driving (if i don't take it out every time or enable bluetooth) I can't get to a phone bigger then the 6 if it rings. It's just too big to use comfortably, and I have LG to XL hands.
    09-27-2014 04:04 PM
  2. iLive an iLife's Avatar
    When Apple first announced their new iPhones I immediately wanted the 6 Plus. Once I made some cut outs and looked at similarly sized phones I started to question whether I really wanted the Plus. The screen size of the 6 is definitely the sweet spot for me. Easy to use with one hand and the device fits easily in my pocket. I honestly don't think you can go wrong - both are great options!


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    09-27-2014 04:59 PM
  3. blasted11's Avatar
    I agree on Finns points above. 1st...I came from a 5. I purposefully skipped a generation (1st time doing so since the iPhone) last year in hopes of getting a bigger iPhone in 2014,and to save some money. Before preorder day,I was leaning towards the 6+ after the keynote.(my eyesight is aging) Then those printouts hit the web, and when I saw the sizes of the three of them right there in front of me, I said no I can't do it. Too big for one-handed use and pocket-ability. So I got the 6 on launch day and am loving it,especially coming from my 5. Yesterday I held the 6+ for the 1st time at the Apple store,and though it's amazing, I couldn't get past its size. If Apple had made a 5" screen size with a smaller than usual bezel, that would have been the sweet spot for me,since I still would like a bit bigger of a screen than the 6 has. It's possible that in a year or twos time,that I may prefer a 5.5 inch screen(or get lucky and have Apple do a 5" iPhone) because of my eyesight and daily habits.
    For now though this phone rocks.
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    09-27-2014 05:47 PM
  4. ClickClack's Avatar
    The six is not a weaker product. Yes, it has a smaller display and battery. The smaller display with less pixels to drive will also consume less battery, so the smaller battery size doesn't make much difference. As for OIS, it's up the each person to decide if it's a deal breaker. Retina is retina, so the larger display on the plus won't look much sharper. The normal 6 display has a better contrast ratio anyways.

    I am a tech junkie who changes phones constantly. I have owned every top end Android phone that has come out in the last 6 months. Specs mean nothing (other than the obvious display and camera), it's about user experience, and iOS wins on that.
    how do you keep changing phones and avoiding contracts? what;s your take on the MotoX 14?
    09-27-2014 06:42 PM
  5. ClickClack's Avatar
    I've read 3 posts by u in 3 different threads bashing the 6. It's the same phone. Screens looks the same, and battery life is largely similar. So please just be quiet!
    No
    09-27-2014 06:43 PM
  6. mapleleaf's Avatar
    I went for the 6+ on Launch Day thinking that as a professional photographer I would utilize the bigger screen for my images and showing them off easier. After 6 solid days with it, I took it back and got the 4.7". It was a really tough decision because I thought I'd really miss that big screen! but it's been ok actually.

    I didn't so much mind the length of the plus, but I found it a bit too wide. I'm much happier with the 4.7". I think a 5" iPhone would be ideal, but we'll probably never see that!
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    09-27-2014 08:17 PM
  7. Premium1's Avatar
    Why did you choose the iPhone 6 over the plus ? I just wanted som opinions.
    Smaller size (but still a nice increase over the 4.0" screens of old), still can use one handed, just felt better and easier to handle in the hand.
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    09-27-2014 08:25 PM
  8. ThePinkChameleon's Avatar
    Smaller size (but still a nice increase over the 4.0" screens of old), still can use one handed, just felt better and easier to handle in the hand.
    I'm starting to lean in this direction of choosing the 6 now instead of the 6+. When the new phones were announced by Apple my first reaction was I want to go big. I'm a very petite person but I wasn't going to let that get in my way lol. I've been to the Apple store and Best buy a total of 3 times between the 2 stores. After leaving Apple again tonight from looking at both devices, I'm coming to more of a conclusion that the 6 would better fit my needs now.

    I don't pocket my phone ever, but one of my possible mind changing factors from getting the 6+ is the times I want to run to the store and just grab my keys phone wallet and go. My idea process was when I do this it won't be very convenient because of the larger phone size...... Carrying the 6 would be easier. Of course there are other things I'm weighing out also that may bring me to the 6 instead of the 6+.

    I'm taking my time and I'll probably make another 10 trips to Apple or best buy before making my decision
    Last edited by ThePinkChameleon; 09-27-2014 at 09:59 PM.
    09-27-2014 09:00 PM
  9. Premium1's Avatar
    I'm starting to lean in this direction of choosing the 6 now instead of the 6+. When the new phones were announced by Apple my first reaction was I want to go big. I'm a very petite person but I wasn't going to let that get in my way lol. I've been to the Apple store and Best buy a total of 3 times between the 2 stores. After leaving Apple again tonight from looking at both devices, I'm coming to more of a conclusion that the 6 would better fit my needs now.

    I don't pocket my phone ever, but one of my possible mind changing factors from getting the 6+ is the times I want to run to the store and just grab my keys phone wallet and go. My idea process was when I do this it won't be very convenient because of the larger phone size...... Carrying the 6 would be easier. Of course there are other things I'm weighing out also that may bring me to the 6 instead of the 6+.

    I'm taking my time and I'll probably make another 10 tips to Apple or best buy before making my decision
    I was the same way. I could have managed the larger size, but for what I do, the 4.7 size works great. I originally planned to get the 6+ and then once I played with one in store I picked up a 6 instead. No regrets, and don't think you can go wrong with either device.


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    09-27-2014 09:02 PM
  10. LCW's Avatar
    For me the size (or lack thereof) of the 6 compared to the Plus outweighs the spec difference.

    For me it's about the user experience and having a gigantic two-handed "phone" (phablet really) does not meet that criteria for me.
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    09-27-2014 09:51 PM
  11. Raginrogue's Avatar
    I felt the iphone 6 plus was just too big for my hands. I liked the smaller form factor of the 6. The 6 also fit in my pockets easier.
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    09-27-2014 10:18 PM
  12. Guacho's Avatar
    unlike other fellow member here, I didn't need any time to adjust to the 6plus, I knew after two or three hours of using it that it wasn't the device for me, I would've
    09-27-2014 11:13 PM
  13. sunnysideup22125's Avatar
    I love the size of my 6. I thought about the 6+ for a minute cuz it's got a few more features but when I saw it in person it reassured me the the 6 was the right phone for me.
    09-27-2014 11:24 PM
  14. mnicole03's Avatar
    I had originally pre ordered a 6 plus but the outrageous shipping date had me thinking maybe I should go see these phones in person to make sure this is something I'll be willing to wait awhile for. So I went to a t mobile store to see both phones in purpose and I wanted to kick myself,the plus was way too big for me and the 6 was just the perfect size for my hands. Not too big,not too small. I then canceled my 6 plus pre order with a November shipping date and was able to pick up an iPhone 6 the very next without waiting or hassle. coming from an iPhone 5 the 6 is a big enough size different for me.
    09-27-2014 11:32 PM
  15. Craig's Avatar
    My reply is as simple as can be.. "I am 5' 7" and my fingers are like pork sausages" I can't hold the iPhone 6+ any way comfortable. It's a no go for me. Even (even) if I could it's too big to be a daily phone for ME... All technology aside for ME it's too big. I could not even consider it as a phone. As a 2nd line maybe that sits in my laptop bag, a mini tablet for sure.. but not as my primary. The 6 is about my iPhone size limit.
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    09-28-2014 10:37 AM
  16. cwbcpa's Avatar
    Anyone who has a pulse, and is a fanatic enough to join an Apple focalized forum, has known the differences in the 6 vs 6+ from the start. There are tradeoffs. These tradeoffs and what will make one happy, can only be answered by the person making the purchase. Asking questions in the forums that can be answered based upon factual information is great. But once you begin asking questions that can only be answered by opinions and subjective views....you are getting yourself no closer to an answer. You HAVE to try things out for yourselves and make the choices on your own.

    That said, having used both phones and being fully aware of the tradeoffs, I asked myself the following questions:
    Q. Can I truly tell the difference between the 750P 6 screen and 1080P 6+ screen?
    A. Side by side, one phone in each hand, I could not. Perhaps others can. I have been told others can. I could not. And I won't spend my life holding the screen of my 6 next to other screens to compare. I won't spend my life worrying about specs. I find the screen gorgeous. The best I have used.

    Q. Can I truly tell the difference between the 6 not having OIS vs the 6+ having OIS?
    A. In some cases, yes, I could. Was it enough of a difference for me to need the 6+? No. The camera on this 6 is the best cell phone camera I have ever used. The focus, the clarity, the contrast, the low light production, etc. It is amazing.

    Q. Can I truly tell the difference in battery life from the 6 to the 6+?
    A. Yes. Of course. But, I have also had impressive battery life on my 6. Impressive as the 6+? No. But, I am a CPA by trade. I have a charger at my desk. I have a charger in both cars. I have a charger in my kitchen, bedrooms, etc. I don't "need" the battery of the 6+. Some do. I don't. The specs don't bother me.

    Q. Is the 6 a true upgrade from the 5S I came from?
    A. Are you kidding me? It is a resounding YES. From the increased screen size, amazing form factor, faster touch ID response, better quality screen despite same 326ppi, amazing camera improvements, improved battery life, etc. I am thoroughly convinced this is a worthy upgrade.

    Q. Taking everything into account, knowing all I know, is the form factor of the 6 more important to me than all else mentioned?
    A. For me....FOR ME....yes. I use my phone one handed. I type with one hand and one thumb. I whip it out of my pocket on the fly and start using it while walking. I use it one handed while lying on my side. I love how it fits in my pockets. It is, for me, a perfect size. 5" might have worked better for me. But this will do.

    If you took the time to read this, I appreciate it. Share your thoughts. Have fun talking about your phone of choice. And most of all, no matter which device you chose....enjoy it. Love it. And don't give a s**t what others say, think, or use. Look out for number 1, and that is you.
    Thank you Finn. Great post. I have a couple months before I will be getting the 6, but I have been going back and forth on getting the 6+. I have gone through every one of the points you brought up. I too am a CPA and it sounds like my needs are similar to yours. I have used plenty of android phones including the Note 2 & 3. While I truly like the Note series I end up frustrated with the size quite a bit. It's a love/hate relationship. I do feel like the 6 will be the better fit for me as well. Fortunately I have plenty of time to consider both, but I do appreciate your writing this post. It helped me quite a bit.
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    09-28-2014 12:26 PM
  17. Nogitsune Micah's Avatar
    Because I already own a Phablet and I don't NEED another one.

    my 1520 is big enough(bigger than the plus) so I went for something more compact. I have both a 5S and an Iphone 6 as I am unsure of which i want.
    I'll probably be keeping the 5s and returning my 6.
    09-28-2014 01:39 PM
  18. tigerinexile's Avatar
    The 6 Plus was simply too big for me.

    I'd said earlier here that it made no sense to upgrade from the 5s unless one was getting the 6 Plus. I had to eat my words -- upgrading to the 6 was great, and I'm very glad I did it.

    The 6 is a work of art. Running with it with no case and it's amazing.

    Oh, and like others, I simply found the 6 Plus too big for my hands and pockets.
    09-28-2014 01:45 PM
  19. Evilguppy's Avatar
    For me, it was size. I've had a Note 3 before and while I wanted something bigger than my Blackberry Q10, I didn't want a phablet. The specs on the Plus may be better but not so fabulous to make me want it. So I got the 6 and I am very pleased with it. The phone does what I need when I need how I need, I have no complaints.
    09-28-2014 02:36 PM
  20. dalaen's Avatar
    I went to the store to try both sizes. I have small hands (same size than my girlfriend's actually).

    The iPhone 6 felt perfectly at home in my hand at the first grasp. Good size and everything.
    Then I took the iPhone 6 Plus. I could barely hold it in my hand, nor reach the home button with my grip. This meant no easy Reachability too.

    So I definitely took the 6.
    09-28-2014 02:50 PM
  21. Highrisedrifter's Avatar
    Anyone who has a pulse, and is a fanatic enough to join an Apple focalized forum, has known the differences in the 6 vs 6+ from the start. There are tradeoffs. These tradeoffs and what will make one happy, can only be answered by the person making the purchase. Asking questions in the forums that can be answered based upon factual information is great. But once you begin asking questions that can only be answered by opinions and subjective views....you are getting yourself no closer to an answer. You HAVE to try things out for yourselves and make the choices on your own.

    That said, having used both phones and being fully aware of the tradeoffs, I asked myself the following questions:
    Q. Can I truly tell the difference between the 750P 6 screen and 1080P 6+ screen?
    A. Side by side, one phone in each hand, I could not. Perhaps others can. I have been told others can. I could not. And I won't spend my life holding the screen of my 6 next to other screens to compare. I won't spend my life worrying about specs. I find the screen gorgeous. The best I have used.

    Q. Can I truly tell the difference between the 6 not having OIS vs the 6+ having OIS?
    A. In some cases, yes, I could. Was it enough of a difference for me to need the 6+? No. The camera on this 6 is the best cell phone camera I have ever used. The focus, the clarity, the contrast, the low light production, etc. It is amazing.

    Q. Can I truly tell the difference in battery life from the 6 to the 6+?
    A. Yes. Of course. But, I have also had impressive battery life on my 6. Impressive as the 6+? No. But, I am a CPA by trade. I have a charger at my desk. I have a charger in both cars. I have a charger in my kitchen, bedrooms, etc. I don't "need" the battery of the 6+. Some do. I don't. The specs don't bother me.

    Q. Is the 6 a true upgrade from the 5S I came from?
    A. Are you kidding me? It is a resounding YES. From the increased screen size, amazing form factor, faster touch ID response, better quality screen despite same 326ppi, amazing camera improvements, improved battery life, etc. I am thoroughly convinced this is a worthy upgrade.

    Q. Taking everything into account, knowing all I know, is the form factor of the 6 more important to me than all else mentioned?
    A. For me....FOR ME....yes. I use my phone one handed. I type with one hand and one thumb. I whip it out of my pocket on the fly and start using it while walking. I use it one handed while lying on my side. I love how it fits in my pockets. It is, for me, a perfect size. 5" might have worked better for me. But this will do.

    If you took the time to read this, I appreciate it. Share your thoughts. Have fun talking about your phone of choice. And most of all, no matter which device you chose....enjoy it. Love it. And don't give a s**t what others say, think, or use. Look out for number 1, and that is you.
    I came here to post something similar but now I don't need to. your post encapsulates my own thoughts perfectly.

    For me, the number one priority was the physical size of the device. I had a Note 3 and that was too freaking big. There's no way I wanted to go back to that size, even if it was an iPhone. Just no way.

    I'm not a power user and my 6 will actually last me three days on a single charge whilst out and about! My 5S would last me two days. I needed a larger screen but didn't want to hold a phablet to my ear.

    I don't give a monkey's about OIS. I don't take enough photos with my phone for that to be an issue.

    I can't see the difference in screen quality between the 6 and the 6+ and I suspect most users can't.

    What I did want though was an iPhone I could still comfortably put in a pocket nad not have to worry about wearing something with huge pockets in order to fit the 6+ in.

    My HTC One M7 was the perfect size for me with two drawbacks; the curved back (great in the hand, rubbish on a table) and the fact it runs Android, which in my personal experience has been far less reliable than iOS for me.

    Being that the iPhone 6 is within a hair's breadth of being exactly the same physical size as the HTC One M7, with a screen that is the same size, my choice was a complete and absolute no brainer. I did not even contemplate the 6+ for a millisecond.
    09-28-2014 04:49 PM
  22. Flow39's Avatar
    Pocketability, one-hand usability, overall size. Plus you can't really tell the difference between the 2 displays anyway, so the 6 won for me.
    09-28-2014 07:56 PM
  23. badMojo69's Avatar
    I have a 1520 Phablet and a LG OG Pro, so I didn't need or want another large phone.
    I also didn't want something as small as the 5s, so I went with the 6.
    09-28-2014 08:05 PM
  24. bgl321's Avatar
    I bought the 6 over the 6+ because the + is just too big for me. I'm still struggling to decide if the 6 is too big for me.
    09-28-2014 09:58 PM
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