5S to 6 Plus - trouble handling the new phone, not enough grip.

mhaniff

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Original poster
Sep 15, 2012
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Hey everyone

I ordered the 6+ on Saturday mind you I never went to the Apple Store to see the device physically. I was blown away by the size of the plus when I picked it up, it's gigantic I would of ended up buying the 4.7 If knew before hand. I can firmly hold the plus in my palm but it doesn't seem to have enough grip for me using it in landscape and portrait mode maybe Apple made it a little to thin physically?...would buying a case resolve this? I never used any cases on my previous iPhones.
 

Inframan

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Jan 18, 2013
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Hey everyone

I ordered the 6+ on Saturday mind you I never went to the Apple Store to see the device physically. I was blown away by the size of the plus when I picked it up, it's gigantic I would of ended up buying the 4.7 If knew before hand. I can firmly hold the plus in my palm but it doesn't seem to have enough grip for me using it in landscape and portrait mode maybe Apple made it a little to thin physically?...would buying a case resolve this? I never used any cases on my previous iPhones.
Case helps 100% and give it a few days and you will be in love with the screen size....trust me.
 

MH01

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Case makes a huge difference. I have the Apple leather one. It gives excellent grip, almost feels like rubber :)
 

koigirl

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Jul 29, 2011
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Take it back if it's too big for you. You should have tried it out before buying at this point. There is a learning and muscle memory curve to enjoy this size after a much smaller phone - it takes a few days. That is all.
 

mhaniff

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Original poster
Sep 15, 2012
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NYC
Another thing...is anyone able to use their plus with one hand? Dial numbers, replying to texts stuff like that. I Can't use this phone with one hand or maybe I have to adjust to it.

This is the case I ordered.

 

Big Dookie

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Sep 18, 2014
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It feels odd at first, but give it a chance. Even without a case on it, you get used to the slicker metal texture and how to hold it correctly without feeling uncomfortable. It's an adjustment. Just like going from the iPhone 4 to the iPhone 5, this will take some getting used to as well. Once you do adjust to it though, you'll never want to go back.
 

JonMPLS

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May 23, 2010
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Another 5S owner here, and I know what you mean (OP). Still on the fence regarding 6 and 6 Plus. The 6 I can just hold like my 5S. The 6 Plus I find myself holding it loosely and kind of sliding it up and down in my hand to reach everything.
 

apple.snapple

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Jun 3, 2014
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I was, literally, 3 hours from taking back the 6+ when my Apple case finally came in the mail. It changed EVERYTHING. I can hold the phone more confidently then I could before. 1000% difference. Perfect phone now, IMHO.
 

eric.john

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Jul 27, 2011
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It feels odd at first, but give it a chance. Even without a case on it, you get used to the slicker metal texture and how to hold it correctly without feeling uncomfortable. It's an adjustment. Just like going from the iPhone 4 to the iPhone 5, this will take some getting used to as well. Once you do adjust to it though, you'll never want to go back.
Completely agree. Took me a couple of days..
 
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