Comfort: iPhone 6 Plus vs Hand Span

hbennis

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Original poster
Sep 15, 2014
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Hey fellow 6+ers,

Let's try to bring some sense of logic with regards to iPhone 6 + hand comfort in relation to hand span.

I'll go ahead first,

Hand span: 9.4 inch / 24 cms
Comfort level: B+

Would be happy to hear yours.
 

ToroidalZeus

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Dec 8, 2009
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Maybe a leather or silicon case can help with the grip, hence applying less force and having less cramps? It helps me at least.
Maybe; i just felt that my fingers were too far extended. Too bad we'll never know because I already exchanged the phone for a 6.
 

MinEderPlayz

macrumors 6502a
Aug 3, 2013
709
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Hamburg, Germany
Maybe thIs will help: try to grab both vertical ends of the iPhone 6 Plus. Can you hold it upside down? Even if only for a short period of time. I can, can you?
Only try this over a table!!
 

thewhitetower

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Jun 25, 2011
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Johnny Holmes minus 6.5 here...:)

Trying to get a hold of a 6+ but currently in strict finger strength training regime coupled with doses of hypnotherapy to beat this beast when I get my hands on him:)
 

MacTechnics

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Sep 26, 2014
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7.5, no hand cramping at all using the 6+. I don't know why others experience this.

Maybe my hitchhiker's thumbs help. LOL.
 

hbennis

macrumors member
Original poster
Sep 15, 2014
41
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7.5, no hand cramping at all using the 6+. I don't know why others experience this.

Maybe my hitchhiker's thumbs help. LOL.
I guess there isn't a formula for hand span vs comfort level, it all comes down to fingers agility/hand strength.
 

bova80

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Jul 8, 2008
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Pittsburgh, PA
8" hand span, I'd say I haven't experienced any discomfort. Could also be my hitch hikers thumb, haha. I think the phone is comfortable though.
 

MareLuce

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Sep 26, 2010
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8.5 inches, not including fingernails

My fingers are longer than a lot of men's, though my palm is typically smaller than men with the same size fingers. (because my hobby is one where hand size matters, I've done this comparison dozens of times while instructing and trying to debug a situation...)

My hand "wingspan" is definitely longer than most women's.

Tech21 case made the iPhone 6 Plus just a tad too big for my preference.
I want a secure one handed grip on it while walking and looking at directions in a new city. (though I expect I'll still use my Galaxy Note 2 and Google Maps for locations since its replaceable battery weighs nothing.)

Apple silicone case is perfect.

Comfort A+.
 
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ARH1956

macrumors 6502
Sep 12, 2007
384
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NE Alabama
Width=10.25" pinky to thumb & Length=8.75" from the bottom of my palm to the tip of my middle finger, one handed is fine with the 6+. I can bounce a basketball and catch it by palming it, no problem. So I have pretty big hands and the 6+ is far more natural to one hand than the 4 or 5 were.
 

rui no onna

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Oct 25, 2013
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6.5"

Just enough to hold the 6+ albeit not very securely. Someone can easily grab it from me if I were using it, say, inside a train or mall. Thumb scrolling is very, very, very awkward. That said, 2-thumb typing in portrait is much easier than on the 5/5s.
 

Meltdownblitz

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Jan 21, 2010
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8.5" here. I was thinking it was huge in my hands but seeing many of you have smaller hand span then me maybe it's just in my head and that it's really not that bad. I was thinking about exchanging my 6+ for a 6.
 

jetlitheone

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Sep 16, 2012
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Im short, only 5'4 maybe 5'5 and I have no issues with it in my small hands.

Im quite used to large phones though.
 

rui no onna

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Oct 25, 2013
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8.5" here. I was thinking it was huge in my hands but seeing many of you have smaller hand span then me maybe it's just in my head and that it's really not that bad. I was thinking about exchanging my 6+ for a 6.
For me, both 6 and 6+ are pretty big so I knew there's going to be a transition period either way. I'm actually still undecided if I want the 6+, 6 or if I should just stick to my 5s for as long as I'm able. I do find the 6+ to be somewhat unwieldy, however, right now I'm still evaluating whether the pros outweighs the cons.
 
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