Video Compares 5.5-Inch iPhone 6 Model to Samsung Galaxy Note 3

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    While there have been plenty of videos comparing the 4.7-inch version of the iPhone 6 to the Samsung Galaxy S5 and other smartphones, there haven't been many comparing the 5.5-inch iPhone 6 to other devices.

    However, YouTube channel TechSmartt (via AppleInsider) has acquired a dummy of the 5.5-inch iPhone 6 and compared it to the Samsung Galaxy Note 3, offering a look at Apple's rumored "phablet" against its main competition.

    When compared to the 5.7-inch Note 3, the 5.5-inch iPhone 6 is slightly taller. This correlates with an earlier size comparison that found the 4.7-inch iPhone 6 was the same height or taller than leading Android smartphones that had slightly larger screens.

    If believed, these dummy models signal that the 5.5-inch iPhone 6 could be taller than the Note 3's height of 151.2mm. The extra height is largely due to a carryover of design decisions from previous iPhone models, which include identically sized top and bottom bezels. These bezels contain the FaceTime camera, the Touch ID Home button and numerous sensors.

    Article Link: Video Compares 5.5-Inch iPhone 6 Model to Samsung Galaxy Note 3
     
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    Meanwile, my size-comparison video of the rumored iPhone 6 to a Kensington MICROWARE VM1 portable modem goes unappreciated… :(
     
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    The bigger news here is that a video comparing one size to another size is seven minutes long, and MacRumors posted it to their front page.
     
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    Even though we don't know for sure if the iPhone 6 will look like this, the video gives me a good idea about the size. Looks like the 5.5 is a bit too big for me. I hope the rumors about not having enough sapphire for the 4.7 are not true. Nice seeing these in high quality video, and not just pics.
     
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    Those bezels need to go on a diet.
     
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    Only Apple knows if these rumors (design, size, etc.) are true! Nonetheless, I cannot wait till September!
     
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    definitely i will go with 4.7".......if i want bigger screen, i just get iPad Mini :)
     
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    I am not convinced that the 5.5-inch iPhone 6 would only just be proportionally larger 4.7-inch iPhone 6 as internal components don't also proportionally grow (especially those obese bezels)
     
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    I didn't know who she is, so I went to youtube and checked out her video "Friday." Not sure if they look alike, but that is one dumb song.
     
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    I lost count on how many times the presenter iterated that he favors the 4.7" model over the 5.5", with slightly different phrasing.
     
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    From the video:
    LOL

    Pretty much what I thought, 4.7" looks about perfect, 5.5" too large to be practical for most people. Still hoping the camera does not stick out like that, these phones need to be usable on a flat surface without wobbling.

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    Not everything, but the battery would have to be larger, and I think the battery probably is a major space-taker.
     
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    You guys do realize that every iPhone has leaked every year right ?

    Literally every iPhone except the original has leaked . This IS what the new iPhones will look like . They are starting to be mass produced .

    Believe it people . This news repeats itself every . Year .
     
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    How could they pass on a video about Apple phones with with so much subliminal Andriod promotion going on through out the video with all the Logo dolls in the background.
     
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    I just don't see the 5.5" model coming out that way. I know I saw a vid or comparison a while back where it was actually about the same size as a Note 2. Nobody knows for sure until Apple shows it. I remember when there were all these tear drop cases floating around before the iPhone 5 came out and these of course failed hard. Poor case makers lol. Lucky for me I'm more interested in the 4.7" model. :cool:
     
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    It's actually quite pathetic. Is MR that hard up for page views?
     
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    i was pumped for the 5.5 but after seeing how big it actually might be with the bars .. i think 4.7 is better.
     
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    just stopped by to see some of you try to justify the bezels on that 5.5 :cool:

    also a major fail if the camera isn't flush. that was one of the things i always loved about iphones.
     
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    Won't we all be so disappointed if they only release one iPhone 6?

    Do we really know with certainty that Apple is going to release 2 new sizes? I would love the choices, but it just doesn't sound like Apple.
     
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    "Taller than the Note 3, but not wider than the Note 3... bigger than the Note 3, but smaller screen than the note 3.. like, it's ridiculously big, SERIOUSLY."

    Oh my god, shut up! Don't know what's more pathetic- that I watched half of that video, or that macrumors posted it.
     
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    On several occasions, fake designs were so widespread case manufacturers made tons of cases only to throw them all away because the models going around were fake.
     
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    Exhibit A: Case Mate's "iPhone 5" cases in 2011.

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    5.5" run iPad Apps?

    Yeah, that 5.5" looks huge for trying to fit in a pocket.

    This may be a dumb question, but could one of the differentiators about the 5.5", other than size, be that it can run iPad apps?

    I'm looking to buy my first iPhone this fall and I don't have an iPad. If I could get a iPhone that runs some apps that currently are iPad only, that may sway me to go with the bigger 5.5".
     
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    Just looking forward to the 6. My plan ends mid August. Do not care about the size anymore, just tired of hearing about it.
     
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    The 5.5" is obnoxious. I seriously hope its just a rumor...
     
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    Looks like there'd be plenty of room to make those top and bottom bezels thinner, while retaining ample space for the home button as well as the symmetrical design (5.5" model). Now I'm really having trouble believing this one.

    The top/bottom bezels on that 5.5" dummy are clearly larger than those on the 4.7" dummy and the 5s though. Both the top/bottom and side bezels seem to vary quite a bit in size between all these dummy versions...
     

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