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

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by mhaniff, Sep 29, 2014.

  1. mhaniff macrumors member

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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.
     
  2. Inframan macrumors 6502

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    Case helps 100% and give it a few days and you will be in love with the screen size....trust me.
     
  3. MH01 macrumors G4

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    Case makes a huge difference. I have the Apple leather one. It gives excellent grip, almost feels like rubber :)
     
  4. koigirl macrumors 6502a

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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.
     
  5. TRC-WA macrumors regular

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  6. mhaniff thread starter macrumors member

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    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.

    [​IMG]
     
  7. MikeeV9 macrumors member

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    This bumper helped me out a lot...

    http://amzn.to/1ywHS4q
     
  8. Big Dookie macrumors member

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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.
     
  9. zorinlynx macrumors 601

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    The silicone case from Apple makes the phone beautifully grippy and comfy in your hand. Give it a try.
     
  10. Ramio macrumors 6502a

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  11. CBSubliminal macrumors 6502

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    I vouch for the Apple leather cases. They had grip to the pluses.
     
  12. LostSoul80 macrumors 68020

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    Look at the Sedio Surface cases. They are very thin and add no bulk yet have a rubberized coating for better grip. Kinda like the black rubber coating on my Thinkpads.
     
  14. JonMPLS macrumors 65816

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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.
     
  15. apple.snapple macrumors regular

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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.
     
  16. eric.john macrumors member

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    Completely agree. Took me a couple of days..
     

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