6'2", 250lbs. Just tried a 5.5" phone - one handed texting was super easy. *PICS*

mattcube64

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Hey all,

I've always been a fan of my small iPhone. I've had the original, the 3GS, the 4S, the 5, and now the 5S. Never had a desire for bigger.

That said, was also never a phablet hater - I understood the allure, just wasn't what I preferred.

With the 6 Plus reveal, I decided "eh, why not?" I'll try it, and if I hate it, I can return it. I'm really drawn to the bigger battery and true 1080p - truly the only real reason I care for it over the regular 6. But since ordering, I've had concerns with one handed use. Eh, not even use - specifically, typing/texting. If I'm navigating my phone, I can spend a second using two hands to jump into an app. But once I'm, say, in my messages app, it's important I can type with one hand.

I'll take pics later (after I cross out the phone number), but I just borrowed a co-workers 5.5" LG G3. Sure, the bezels are a tiny bit thinner, but the phone is a bit thicker, so it's kind of a wash. Regardless, texting was no issue at all. My right hand's thumb could EASILY exceed anywhere on the keyboard by half an inch. Q, P, Z, and M/punctuation were all very simple. No strain on my hand at all.

The toughest part was where the "home" button would be - so that's a bit awkward - but I think it'll come easier with practice. And I couldn't reach the top left of the screen, but that will be easy with the new "reachability" shortcut, and again, not a huge concern of mine.

Just thought it'd be worth mentioning so us larger guys can rest a bit easier. I know all the impressions we can get right now are worthwhile.
 

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unagimiyagi

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In a store you'll think that the phone is one-handed, but as you use it throughout your daily routine you may notice that there are times when it is one-handing it is a stretch. Such as if you are lying down in bed or have to look up your gate information while you're carrying your luggage around and only have one hand free. I don't believe that one-handedness can be determined instantly in the store. I can palm a basketball almost and I feel that a 4.3" screen would be the most that I'd call truly one-handed. Problem is, no one can agree on what one-handed operation means.
 

cleirac

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If the 6 or 6+'s length is almost exactly or a little longer than a checkbook, then I should be fine as well. :)
 

Dreamliner330

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I just borrowed a co-workers 5.5" LG G3.
I'll be very interested to read your honest opinions once your Plus arrives. The 6 Plus is considerably bigger than the G3, which to be honest is practically regular iPhone 6 sized.

2mm of thickness won't make that big of difference when your stretching across bezels. :p

 

PTLove

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Well for what its worth im 6"5' 220 and found the Note 3 far too large for my liking. I went with the 6. Potatoes Pototos I suppose.
 

mattcube64

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I'll be very interested to read your honest opinions once your Plus arrives. The 6 Plus is considerably bigger than the G3, which to be honest is practically regular iPhone 6 sized.

2mm of thickness won't make that big of difference when your stretching across bezels. :p
Oh, absolutely. Never quite understood playing favorites - I'll be quite honest once it arrives.

I can admit when a game sucks or a device is lackluster. If the 6+ is too big, it's too big. I'll return it for a regular iPhone 6. If that's lackluster, than honestly, his G3 was pretty nice.

Anyway, pics added!
 

OneMike

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to be fair kawhi leonard could probably one hand text on an iPad. Moral is everyone has different sized hands so this doesn't really help much.
 

Dreamliner330

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Oh, absolutely. Never quite understood playing favorites - I'll be quite honest once it arrives.

I can admit when a game sucks or a device is lackluster. If the 6+ is too big, it's too big. I'll return it for a regular iPhone 6. If that's lackluster, than honestly, his G3 was pretty nice.

Anyway, pics added!
I'd get the G3 in a heartbeat, but non-stock Android is just so ugly! I'm sure it will be interesting to see how many return the Plus vs how many make due 'because its the best'.

I'm just frumpy because the specs are better and I want all those specs in a smaller package.
 

andyw715

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Can you palm a basketball?


Anyway....I choose the 6 Plus for the same reason why many choose the 6, usability.

I play on my 5S ALOT. So much that I think isn't healthy. So I choose the larger phone in hopes that the usage goes down a bit.... take that 6 Plus haters!

The 6 Plus is actually a prescription to mend a phone addiction.

All parents should buy their small handed children iPhone 6 Plus
 

Statusnone88

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I'll be very interested to read your honest opinions once your Plus arrives. The 6 Plus is considerably bigger than the G3, which to be honest is practically regular iPhone 6 sized.

2mm of thickness won't make that big of difference when your stretching across bezels. :p

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Holy HELL the 6 plus is huge. I own a G3 for a work phone and it's pretty big, but I love using it. Honestly the worst thing that happens is I return the 6 plus and get a 6.
 

Dreamliner330

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Holy HELL the 6 plus is huge. I own a G3 for a work phone and it's pretty big, but I love using it. Honestly the worst thing that happens is I return the 6 plus and get a 6.
And those pictures are to scale. I think people have no idea how big the 6+ is because Apple's marketing makes the 6 look like a 5.
 

iososx

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For iPhone lovers, the 6 Plus will be the biggest shock of their life upon unboxing this monster.
 

Statusnone88

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And those pictures are to scale. I think people have no idea how big the 6+ is because Apple's marketing makes the 6 look like a 5.
Yeah dude that's absolutely insane. I feel stupid, but I didn't realize exactly how big it was. I'll need to get it in hand before I make a final decision, but wow those pics really opened my eyes. G3 really is as big as I thought I'd ever need.
 

eggersj

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Seriously. With 6"2 and 250lbs you either look like Schwarzenegger in his prime or your size problems are not located in the iPhone department.
I'm 6'3, 310lbs of pure sex machine...

Then again, my balls are 80lbs out of that, so really I'm like 6'3 230... I can sit on them like that guy in Africa...

AND I can palm my 2 year olds cranium no problem. Therefore I am 100% confident in my iphone 6 plus decision