For Those Who Got the 6S Plus, How's the Size Going? One-Handed Operation?

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  1. IphoneIssues macrumors 65816

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    I came from a Galaxy Note 3, so I was used to a bigger phone already. Couldn't go back to watching videos on a small screen.

    It's interesting, but I'm finding I can one-hand this one somewhat easier. Maybe it's the grip from my case.
     
  2. Shark5150 macrumors 6502a

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    This is old news. Do a search from last year when the phone came out. You'll find tons of threads debating the size, etc.
     
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    Two hands for me. Every phone I've ever owned, no matter the size. Trying to one hand anything usually results with the phone damaged and me in tears.

    So, yes, the size of my 6s+ is going just fine (I'm used to it, I came from the 6+). But one-handed? No.
     
  4. Allin44 macrumors 6502

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    I can use the phone one-handed while sitting down with mostly no issues. Occasionally I have to reach up to the upper right corner with my other hand (while holding in my left), but most of the time using swipe gestures and reachability I can manage just fine.
     
  5. sunking101 macrumors 603

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    I'm probably at around 75% one-handed use with my 6S+. Only when typing do I use two hands.
     
  6. Cuniac macrumors 6502a

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    When I got my 6 plus last year it took a month for me to fully adjust. Now I am one handing it for everything.
     
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    I got the 6s+ after having the 6.

    To me it's been awesome. One handed usage isn't an issue 95% of the time, though to be fair I have large hands.

    My wife has the 6. I can't believe how tiny it feels now. Coming from the 5 the 6 felt big, but now the 6 feels small and the 5 feels downright tiny.

    Can't imagine going back now.
     
  9. DavidMc macrumors member

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    Coming from a Note 3 and Note 4 there was no way I could go smaller. So far no issues just as with the Note lines but I had forgotten about iPhone one hand mode until the other day. I accidentally double tapped the home button and the screen shrunk to half. This makes refreshing app pages a little easier one handed than reaching with the right thumb or using the left hand.
     
  10. IphoneIssues thread starter macrumors 65816

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    It's old news that Apple has a phone bigger than 5 inches. It's not old news for people who didn't have last years models, but got ones from this year.
     
  11. Shark5150 macrumors 6502a

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    Just do a search. 100's of postings.
     
  12. IphoneIssues thread starter macrumors 65816

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    I'm afraid you didn't read the post you just quoted, so alright.
     
  13. bhayes444 macrumors 6502a

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    I had the 6+ briefly while doing T-Mobile's JOD promotion. I was using it one-handed about 80% of the time, but found it uncomfortable about half the time, so I ordered the 6s. Right when the 6s came I had finally gotten used to the 6+ size (about a month) and was much more comfortable using it one-handed. It was a little odd going down to the smaller screen, but I got used to it pretty quick, and love this phone. Moral of the story: humans are adaptable and you'll find a way to use it one-handed, or adjust your patterns accordingly. Shimmying the phone and reachability are your friends.
     
  14. AppleRobert macrumors 603

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    A case definitely helps and also gives one comfortable for being somewhat protective of their device so a win win since we ain't talking chump change with the iPhone's cost.
     
  15. bchreng macrumors 6502a

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    Just search for size issues with the older 6 and 6+. New owners like yourself can benefit a lot from their experience.
     
  16. Vegasryn macrumors 6502

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    I have tiny boy hands, and even the 6 was a stretch for me. I moved to the 6s+ because I wanted the bigger battery. I definitely can't use it one handed but the battery life is beyond incredible. I charge it every other day.
     
  17. IphoneIssues thread starter macrumors 65816

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    Yup. Without the case, it would be sliding all over the place.
     
  18. gixxerfool macrumors 6502a

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    I'm coming from a 5 to a 6S+ and I am still adjusting to one handed use. My case has saved my phone already a few times. However adjusting to the wife's jabs at the size of the phone is another thing.
     
  19. bpeeps macrumors 68020

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    But the information is still available for you to search and find. Whether or not it's new to anyone.
     
  20. IphoneIssues thread starter macrumors 65816

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    Like I clearly said, I'm asking about the 6S Plus.

    If you don't wish to discuss a topic, simply do not enter. There are already around 8 topics on the front page created about chips. This discussion will continue.
     
  21. IphoneIssues thread starter macrumors 65816

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    The next person, who doesn't read, and suggests a search for old information, about a different phone, will be flagged for trolling. That is what it will have become at this point.

    Never understood the jokes about bigger phones. They fit in your pocket just fine, and the media experience is so much better.
     
  22. CE3 macrumors 6502a

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    No problems using one handed for a number of tasks and two handed for texting and typing. I love the size.
     
  23. IphoneIssues thread starter macrumors 65816

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    Started messing with the 3D touch today. Definitely going to be a two-handed action for me.
     
  24. ZomBee macrumors member

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    I'm a tiny gal, but I can one-hand maybe half the time. I thought I would mind using two hands, but I don't. Don't even think about it anymore. Picked up my daughter's 5 the other day and wanted to chuck it out of the window. TOO SMALL! Like a toy. LOL
     
  25. TheMacApple macrumors regular

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    Why are there so many helpers around here. Dude said he just came from a note 3. Give him a break
     

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