Anyone else hold their old phones lately?

ShUpAC

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I took out my old 5S earlier this evening to charge and reset, but when I grabbed it it felt like a little toy phone.

This was the first time I touched my old iPhone since last Friday night, and I was surprised how quickly I must have got used to the 6 plus.

This probably didn't merit a thread, but it was just such a strange feeling.. And I loved my 5S ☺
 

Hal~9000

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I have a stock 5s as my daily driver and a jailbroken 4s as an emergency backup. Both feel fine in the hand and it's not like an increase in screen size makes the previous iPhones any less amazing than they were when they first came out. Calling any of them "a little toy" seems like an exaggeration.
 

terraphantm

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I dusted off a couple iPhone 4s for AT&T's trade in promotion, and it's ridiculous how small the phones feel now. It wasn't that long ago that 3.5" was considered huge for a phone
 

myscrnnm

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Yup. Took out my 4S to wipe off some data, and it felt absolutely tiny with everything crammed together on the screen. Hadn't even had my 6 Plus for a week and I don't know how Is ever managed with a 3.5" display (and this was after using the 3.5" form factor for five years).
 

torana355

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When i went from my ip4 to a larger screen android phone i did the same thing, i went back to my ip4 to delete my data and wondered how i ever put up with such a small screen. Welcome to 2014 Apple.
 

Skittlebug

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Same here. When I got my 5S out to get it ready for trade in it made me love my Plus even more.
 

53kyle

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Yeah, my old phone was a crappy LG tracfone, so, you know...big improvement there!

I also have an iPod touch 5th gen. It is lighter and thinner (makes it actually feel cheaper) than the iphone 6, but sooooo small! When I unlocked it, I noticed how cramped and squeezed together the entire UI was, which I never thought about when it was my main device. I also found that I already got used to the bigger keyboard and the old one was, once again, cramped and I couldn't type AT ALL!
 

mrsketch

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I've had the iPhone 6 since launch day and it is just too uncomfortable in my hands. My palm on my right hand is actually sore from holding onto the phone. Maybe Im holding it too tight in attempt to compensate for the slippery design but it is just not comfortable for me.

I picked up my iPhone 5s tonight and it feels so much better. I can easily wrap one hand around it and hold it securely.

You guys will probably think Im crazy but I think I'm going to return my iPhone 6 and go back to my 5s. I have an iPad Air that I use at home. I want a phone that is comfortable to hold when Im away from home. Don't get me wrong, I think the iPhone 6 is beautiful. I just wish it didn't make my hand sore.

Does anyone else have sore hands from holding their 6 or 6 plus?
 

kinster

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I've had the iPhone 6 since launch day and it is just too uncomfortable in my hands. My palm on my right hand is actually sore from holding onto the phone. Maybe Im holding it too tight in attempt to compensate for the slippery design but it is just not comfortable for me.

I picked up my iPhone 5s tonight and it feels so much better. I can easily wrap one hand around it and hold it securely.

You guys will probably think Im crazy but I think I'm going to return my iPhone 6 and go back to my 5s. I have an iPad Air that I use at home. I want a phone that is comfortable to hold when Im away from home. Don't get me wrong, I think the iPhone 6 is beautiful. I just wish it didn't make my hand sore.

Does anyone else have sore hands from holding their 6 or 6 plus?
It's not crazy. The iphone 5/5s is a good size. I still have mine. I also have the 6 Plus and it is delicate and I have to hold it with both hands.
 

mightyjabba

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Ever since I got an iPad mini I've found my iPhone 5 to be really cramped feeling in comparison. That's probably one reason I decided to go with the 6 Plus this time.
 

bob24

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You should try to hold your old Nokia 3310 or similar ;-)

Apple really did reinvent the phone ... we still call them phones but they are gradually becoming very different devices.
 

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I got my 6 today (today is launch day over here) and it didn't feel big despite coming from a 4S. Unfortunately something got messed up with SIM provisioning so I still had to use the 4S for calls and texts, and I was amazed at how small it felt after just a couple of hours with the 6.

It was especially interesting when I got the same email on both phones and realised that the 6 shows twice as much content as the 4S.

The provisioning is fixed now :)
 

ShUpAC

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I have a stock 5s as my daily driver and a jailbroken 4s as an emergency backup. Both feel fine in the hand and it's not like an increase in screen size makes the previous iPhones any less amazing than they were when they first came out. Calling any of them "a little toy" seems like an exaggeration.
The iPhone 5S is a very powerful, and capable phone. When I say "little toy", I don't mean anything else but the difference in screen size. It felt like I was holding one of those little toy phones, that's all.

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I got my 6 today (today is launch day over here) and it didn't feel big despite coming from a 4S. Unfortunately something got messed up with SIM provisioning so I still had to use the 4S for calls and texts, and I was amazed at how small it felt after just a couple of hours with the 6.

It was especially interesting when I got the same email on both phones and realised that the 6 shows twice as much content as the 4S.

The provisioning is fixed now :)
Congratulations! It really is a big (no pun intended) jump for us.
 

cathyy

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I used to have a Lumia 920. Whenever I looked at my iPhone 4, it looked like such a tiny toy in comparison, and I found it hard to believe that I used that puny screen for so long.
 

brig2221

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I took out my old 5S earlier this evening to charge and reset, but when I grabbed it it felt like a little toy phone.

This was the first time I touched my old iPhone since last Friday night, and I was surprised how quickly I must have got used to the 6 plus.

This probably didn't merit a thread, but it was just such a strange feeling.. And I loved my 5S ☺
I have been pulling out my iPhone 5 the last couple of days, and oddly enough, I really like and appreciate the feel in the hand. It feels much better and easier to handle in my hand than my 6. This obviously is due to it's size, but still surprised me.
 

Jman13

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Yeah, quite the revelation. Makes you understand where the Android users were coming from, for sure. After a few days with my 6, I got my wife's old 5 ready to sell, and when I picked it up to wipe it, it simply felt so tiny. I'm sure 6+ users will feel the same way going to a 6, but for me, the ability to actually hold the phone securely and operate one handed is worth more to me than the even larger screen. (I also have an iPad Mini that I use at home when I am browsing on the couch or reading books/magazines, etc.).
 
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