1. mj0's Avatar
    I am currently using an iPhone 5s from work that I will have to return at the end of the year. Next year, my wife and I are going to travel the world for a year and then move from Germany to the US, which is why I'll need a new iPhone by January. My initial idea was to use an older iPhone 4s that I still had lying around next year but after having used it for a few days I have decided for myself that it's too slow (even with iOS 9), the camera is much worse than I remembered, and battery life even with an almost new battery is abysmal. I'm thus now seriously considering getting an iPhone 6 Plus - the iPhone 6 is already too large for my taste and so is the 6 Plus but with that at least I'll get the monstrous battery and optimal image stabilization. Plus, I'll be able to toss it in the backpack next year in case it starts bothering me in my pockets. I figured that now should be the best time to pick up a good-as-new 6 Plus since many people are selling theirs in order to get a 6S Plus.

    The question is: for those of you who never used a larger phone before, how long did it take you to get used to the sheer size of the phone?
    09-14-2015 03:56 AM
  2. Smply_Rckless's Avatar
    Why not get another 5s ? To answer your question though, it took me a few days tops. Now when I handle a phone that is smaller compared to the 6 plus, I feel like my hands engulf it lol. You'll get use to it. If u feel it's to big, you'll be better off with the 6 or 6s


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    09-14-2015 04:02 AM
  3. mj0's Avatar
    I forgot to mention that: the 5S is two-year old technology and too expensive for what it offers. If I'm going to spend money then I'm not going to buy something that is outdated from the start
    09-14-2015 04:08 AM
  4. Brooke5795's Avatar
    Why not get another 5s ? To answer your question though, it took me a few days tops. Now when I handle a phone that is smaller compared to the 6 plus, I feel like my hands engulf it lol. You'll get use to it. If u feel it's to big, you'll be better off with the 6 or 6s


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    This happened to me after 5 min of holding another classmates phone. In training I held her plus to see if I liked the size. When I held my 6 in comparison mine felt bitty! Lol can't wait for my new plus to ship!
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    09-14-2015 06:49 AM
  5. warcraftWidow's Avatar
    It took my a couple of days to get used to the 6+ last year. Now I can't imagine going back to something smaller.
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    09-14-2015 07:28 AM
  6. Sci_Fy's Avatar
    It took a month or so to get used to it. It felt massive and I was actually in two minds as to whether it was too big. Now I don't even notice that it's big. Not sure I could go back to a smaller phone now.
    09-14-2015 11:38 AM
  7. Spencerdl's Avatar
    It took my a couple of days to get used to the 6+ last year. Now I can't imagine going back to something smaller.
    Exatly this^^^. Coming from my 5s, it took me about two/three days to get use to the size of my 6 Plus. Now when I hold my wife's 5s, I can't imagine going back to a smaller screen size iPhone, or any phone that size again.
    09-14-2015 11:46 AM
  8. doctordwaynewilliams's Avatar
    It doesn't take me long to adjust to a new device. I have gone to the iPhone 6 Plus and then to the iPhone 6 and back again. And then back again. After a couple of days, the size feels right to me. And that's with either size. Currently, I'm on the iPhone 6 and it feels good. But so did the plus when I had it.


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    09-14-2015 11:56 AM
  9. scsecret83's Avatar
    A while - before I got it lots of people told me that I could easily carry it in a front pocket etc. - but it just didn't work for me. It's too annoying to have it there and it can bend too. I carry it around usually in my laptop case or suit pocket...it is honestly kind of a nuisance - I am actually looking at going to the iPhone 6s instead.
    09-15-2015 03:15 PM
  10. Alex Rodriguez Jr.'s Avatar
    A while - before I got it lots of people told me that I could easily carry it in a front pocket etc. - but it just didn't work for me. It's too annoying to have it there and it can bend too. I carry it around usually in my laptop case or suit pocket...it is honestly kind of a nuisance - I am actually looking at going to the iPhone 6s instead.
    Are you a woman?


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    09-15-2015 03:34 PM
  11. metllicamilitia's Avatar
    About 0.0001 seconds. I drifted from iOS for about six months and was using an HTC One M8, that and using iPads a lot it wasn't difficult at all. In fact it's more difficult to use my iPhone 5 again. I type much more accurately on the larger screen.


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    09-15-2015 06:52 PM
  12. clankfu's Avatar
    A while - before I got it lots of people told me that I could easily carry it in a front pocket etc. - but it just didn't work for me. It's too annoying to have it there and it can bend too. I carry it around usually in my laptop case or suit pocket...it is honestly kind of a nuisance - I am actually looking at going to the iPhone 6s instead.
    That's what I'm worried about too. I tried out my friend's Plus in my front pocket and it feels cumbersome when I'm sitting down.
    09-15-2015 07:39 PM
  13. Just_Me_D's Avatar
    ...
    The question is: for those of you who never used a larger phone before, how long did it take you to get used to the sheer size of the phone?
    A few hours....maybe...
    09-15-2015 07:49 PM
  14. mj0's Avatar
    Thanks everybody for their input. I'll go check the 6 Plus out at the Apple Store today and will start looking for used ones tomorrow morning. Prices are amazing right now, I've seen 64GB 6 Plus phones sell for 550€ on eBay, that's almost half the price of the 64GB 6S Plus which sells for 970€.
    09-16-2015 04:42 AM
  15. mj0's Avatar
    I was lucky and found a good deal on an iPhone 6 Plus today. Will start using it exclusively tomorrow morning to force myself to get used to it asap.
    09-16-2015 06:54 PM
  16. SeanHRCC's Avatar
    I never really fully got used to it...I still kind of hate it in many situations, but until Apple brings the same feature set to the smaller device...here I am.
    09-16-2015 09:13 PM
  17. LCW's Avatar
    Took me about a week to get used to the 6 Plus. Had the 6 for about 4 months before. Had a 5 before that for 2 yrs.
    09-17-2015 08:47 PM
  18. zerog46's Avatar
    No time at all. I'll never go back to smaller phone.


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    09-17-2015 09:33 PM
  19. mj0's Avatar
    The phone has surived the first 24 hours without any drops Which is amazing considering that I have to adjust and readjust my hand constantly when using it but the Apple leather case that came with it certainly helped. The screen is obviously awesome but I'm still unsure as to what to do with the extra screen real estate. Using it still feels unnatural - so much for "a few hours maybe"

    Since future drops are unavoidable (the question is not whether or not I'll drop it, the question is how long it'll take and how bad it'll be) I've ordered a tempered glass screen protector and will be looking into wallet cases as well.
    Last edited by mj0; 09-18-2015 at 04:15 AM.
    09-18-2015 04:01 AM
  20. Ticojpunk's Avatar
    I kept my 6 plus for about a week and I just couldn't get on with it.
    Too uncomfortable in my pocket, a little too big and bulky in my car mount, really really sketchy when attempting to use it one handed, etc.

    I exchanged it for a 6 and have been very happy ever since.

    If the iPhone 7 manages to keep the 5.5" screen, but reduces the height of the phone somewhat, I would definitely consider getting it. I just felt, and still do, that the current Plus is designed terribly from an ergonomic standpoint.


    Sent from my iPhone 6 using Tapatalk
    09-26-2015 06:39 AM
  21. eyecrispy's Avatar
    Never. Had both for awhile. Loved the battery but too big for pockets and not practical for me. Sold it and just use my 6 (now 6s). Glad I did.
    09-26-2015 06:58 AM
  22. IIJBII's Avatar
    I am currently using an iPhone 5s from work that I will have to return at the end of the year. Next year, my wife and I are going to travel the world for a year and then move from Germany to the US, which is why I'll need a new iPhone by January. My initial idea was to use an older iPhone 4s that I still had lying around next year but after having used it for a few days I have decided for myself that it's too slow (even with iOS 9), the camera is much worse than I remembered, and battery life even with an almost new battery is abysmal. I'm thus now seriously considering getting an iPhone 6 Plus - the iPhone 6 is already too large for my taste and so is the 6 Plus but with that at least I'll get the monstrous battery and optimal image stabilization. Plus, I'll be able to toss it in the backpack next year in case it starts bothering me in my pockets. I figured that now should be the best time to pick up a good-as-new 6 Plus since many people are selling theirs in order to get a 6S Plus.

    The question is: for those of you who never used a larger phone before, how long did it take you to get used to the sheer size of the phone?
    I came from a 5S to a 6 Plus. The first two weeks I was questioning of the 6 would be a better fit. The more I used the 6 Plus I more I liked it. I got use to the additional size and realized its manageable (for me) and fit my usage needs better then the 6. Either way the 6S or 6S plus are great devices. It depends on how you use your device.

    I was worried about size in my pocket with the 6 Plus but I soon realized I only keep it in my pocket a small amount of time. It's typically in my hand, beside me (on desk/car) etc. The times its in my pocket it is a little big but I don't mind it for the added usability (and battery life).

    In my opinion either way you can't go wrong. Just personal preference.

    I would tell anyone thinking about making the jump to a bigger device to give it a fair shot. Make sure you use it for 2 weeks to real see if it fits your style. If not, grab the 6.
    09-26-2015 07:24 AM
  23. qbnkelt's Avatar
    Last year I got the 6 because I was afraid of the size. Then I got my Note 4 just a month later and got used to that right away. I knew immediately that I should have gone with the 6Plus.
    Now after using the Note 4 I'm using the 6Plus with no problems at all.

    Sent from my gorgeous sexy white BEAST of a Note 4 ❤
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    09-26-2015 10:18 AM
  24. tigerinexile's Avatar
    Got my 6s Plus yesterday afternoon. Already used to it.


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    09-26-2015 10:31 AM
  25. lmws214's Avatar
    From Note 4 to iphone 6plus I took a day to get use to the size. Good size. Love my iphone 6plus
    09-26-2015 10:38 AM
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