Calling all iPhone 6+ users!

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by ap123ap, Sep 11, 2015.

  1. ap123ap macrumors newbie

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    Firstly, hi all, new to this forum and not sure why i hadn't discovered this platform sooner! Been using iPhones since the 3g days!

    I conveniently have 12 month upgrade cycles so that i can move to the newest release every year and am unsure what to do this time round.

    Had an iPhone 6 for 11 months and was more than happy with it.

    This year, I am considering going for a +... am a little worried that i may find it too large.

    Is there any + users out there that find their phones too big or is it something that one gets used to??
     
  2. spazma7ik macrumors 6502a

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    That is entirely subjective and you will get useless answers swaying you one way or the other. I've had my 6+ for a full year now and will continue on to a 6S+. Sure it took getting used to and it's definitely a chore using it one handed for most tasks, but the features over the standard model far outweigh it.

    It really just depends on you, nobody can really weigh in on this meaningfully.
     
  3. ap123ap thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Thanks for responding! I have spoken to 2 friends and they have more or less said the same. They cant see themselves going back to a smaller form factor. Seems like a no brainer!
     
  4. Applefan4 macrumors 6502

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    I originally went from iPhone 5 to Note 3. Got used to it within 3 weeks and never looked back. Now using the 6+ and couldn't imagine anything smaller. My old 5, which my dad is now using looks like a toy.
     
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  6. solarguy17 macrumors 6502a

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    I was considering going from the 6 to the 6S+ this year. All my friends that have the 6+ love it and wouldn't go back. But as I started to hear rumors that were confirmed that the phones would still be starting at 16gb I decided to stick with the smaller size. I simply don't want to pay $400 for a cell phone. Now 6S+ with 32gb starting memory at $300, I'm in.
     
  7. Newtons Apple macrumors G5

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    I bought the 6 and 6+ at introduction last year and the 6+ is my daily user and not even looking back. The poor 6 is a backup in a drawer in my home/office.
     
  8. maxsix Suspended

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    I'd have a celebration if Apple would release a 6" iPhone. My 6" Nexus is the best Android I own. However my iPhone 6 Plus is also quite nice, the downside is the fact that the phone is even bigger, but the screen is smaller.

    Apple can't seem to reduce its humongous bezels on top and bottom. They excell at flattening the phone thinner and thinner all the while they ignore the obvious. It's an odd duck Apple has created. Yet it's also proof positive that nothing beats good marketing. Apples influence can sell anything at a premium price.
     
  9. Black05Hemi macrumors member

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    Not only is it not too large for me, I wish it were bigger.
     
  10. maflynn Moderator

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    Personally, I think its a bit too large. I've been rocking with a 6 plus and if I have an opportunity to go down to a 6s, I'll do it.
     
  11. AppleRobert macrumors 603

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    That was my plan, now that I know Apple has not done at least a resolution bump for the 6s that will not be the case. I got eye strain and headaches from using the iphone 6 with its screen size and resolution.
     
  12. camperdown9 macrumors regular

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    As others have said it really personal choice. I have an iPhone 6 and a 6+. This time round I am getting a 6s. I am old enough to remember mobile phones that looked like car batteries so small is beautiful.
     
  13. VidPro macrumors 6502a

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    I've had the 6 plus for a year now and I'm really thinking of downsizing when I pre-order but I can't make up my mind. I've used a friend's 6 for a bit and while I love the size I'm afraid the loss of screen real estate might bug me.
     
  14. mizzourah macrumors regular

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    This is the same issue I am having right now. All year, I have said, that I really love the 6+, but would really love to go back to a 6. When I have seen my friends with a 6, I think that yes, that's what I want.

    But, now that I am on the cusp of ordering tonight, I am having doubts - not sure what to get - what to do...I am really really torn.
     
  15. laszlo182 macrumors regular

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    I have my 6 Plus for 9 months now and I will buy 6s instead 6s Plus. The big screen comes handy sometimes and I am sure there will be moments when I would think that it would be nice to have a Plus version at that moment, but overall I think I will be happy to have a smaller phone.
     
  16. VidPro macrumors 6502a

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    I wish I could borrow a 6 for the day today. :)
     
  17. maflynn Moderator

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    I thought the larger size would help me as well, but I find I still need to take off my glasses. That is the large size advantage was as good as I thought it was going to be. On the flip side the large size disadvantage, i.e., issues with carrying it in my pocket were worse then I first imagined.
     
  18. Blueline29 macrumors 68020

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    The ONLY thing I dislike about the 6+ is that it's very difficult to hold between my ear and shoulder if I'm trying to multitask while on the phone. It tends to droop away from my ear so I can't hear AND becomes susceptible to proximity sensor issues since the screen becomes active again. Using earbuds or whatever eliminates this problem, obviously, but the times I'm caught without them, it's very annoying.
     
  19. mizzourah macrumors regular

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    It's this issue plus what was said above this about the size being a bigger issue than I thought (though it does actually fit in my pocket) and that the screen size wasn't as big of an advantage as I thought.

    But I am still pulled back by the battery life, and the landscape split screen, which I do use a lot and the OIS, which honestly I am not sure how much I am truly using it or benefitting from it, but I like features!

    So, really torn. Only 17 hours to make a decision.
     
  20. upnorth85 macrumors 6502

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    If this is any consolation to you, I too felt the 6+ plus was a bit big. Nice to use but not very convenient to carry. So I swapped my phone with my wife's phone for a weekend. I definitely thought the 6+ was the way to go. I will be buying the 6S+ tonight. Aesthetically 6 looks nice, functionally 6+ is indispensable.
     
  21. digitalcuriosity macrumors regular

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    I am sure many have use for the larger size screen,myself i don't.
    I am very happy with the both screen size of my iPhone6 also it's body size ,and it's in a THULE protective case that makes for a great grip.
     
  22. ckurt25 macrumors 6502a

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    I have a 6+ and will be downsizing to the 6S. Biggest factor for me is the pocket-ability of the +. I bent mine the first few weeks. I was keeping it in my front pocket all the time. After Apple replaced it I took it out ever time I sat down. I don't wear tight pants.

    Other factors for me - The screen rotation is annoying at times. Sometimes it won't rotate correctly. It thinks it's landscape when it's portrait and I have to take a few seconds to flip it to the opposite landscape to get it to rotate to that, then rotate again to portrait. When I did that and the screen had an app folder open and it finally goes back to portrait, I close the app folder then the home screen is back in landscape. I also bought it hoping that it would be big enough for web browsing to replace my iPad Mini. Sitting on the couch at home I was hoping I could use one device to text, surf the web, play games... It's not big enough to be great at everything.
     
  23. Cryates macrumors 6502a

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    I have been a Plus user since day one last year. At first, it was huge. It took maybe 2-3 days to get used to it. By week two, it felt completely normal, and somehow, small. Trust me when I say, as long as you have average hand size, you'll be fine with a Plus model. I swear that I have subconsciously learned how to use it one-handed and I actually feel like my hands are too big when I use my wife's regular 6.

    I've said it before, and I'll say it again, it's all about adjusting, and allowing time to do so.

    I'll also add, if you mostly use it two-handed, then you will immediately feel like you made the right decision. You cannot discount the screen real estate.
     
  24. VidPro macrumors 6502a

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    My only other issue is the 6+ camera stabilization. Is there a big difference in taking photos?
     
  25. nia820 macrumors 68000

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    You will get use to the size. And after awhile you'll find the iPhone 6 too small.
     

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