Hands on with the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus


blazinz

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Thanks for the find.. Im still not sure which way to go. Think I'm going to have to go to a store and try out similar models of size. 5.5 seems big but looking at the hands on review doesn't seem that bad.. idk..
 

yanki01

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when will the stores carry the iPhone? I have all stores BUT an apple store in my city.
 

mac.cali

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Tough decision. The wife wants the iPhone and I'm still undecided. Part of me is go big or go home, but the other is do I want to go that size? :confused:
 

yanki01

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I think i'll be going with the silver, iPhone 6. I've had all the black/slate colors since the original iPhone. I think the white front will hide the fingerprints which are all over my iPhone 5.
 

carjakester

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holy crap that 5.5 is big, I'm 95% sure I'm going with the 4.7 but the improved battery life on the 5.5 is tempting.
 

Adelphos33

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After seeing the videos on Verge and Engadget, I'm going 5.5 - the phone looks easy enough to handle
 

yanki01

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holy crap that 5.5 is big, I'm 95% sure I'm going with the 4.7 but the improved battery life on the 5.5 is tempting.
I thought that too when I saw the battery life but it being a bigger display, one would think it would draw more power?
 

TonyC28

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Anyone know when these phones will be on display in the store? The 6 Plus sounds tempting but dang that thing is big. I'd like to see one in person before I pre-order. The specs on the website show that the iPhone 6 Plus is 1.35" longer than an iPhone 5S. I know people wanted a bigger screen but wow. Pretty soon we'll be cramming laptops in our pocket. Doesn't seem all that long ago everyone was racing to make phones smaller.
 

mnsportsgeek

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Hands on with the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus

How does the 6+ fit in the pocket of some good fitting jeans? Not tight but not baggy. I'm interested in seeing that.
 

yanki01

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that was my issue with Samsung making the galaxy bigger and bigger. I put it in my front pockets and would hate to have a bulky iPhone. I think i'm answering my question on which one I want to get.
 

sobucky

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Someone posted a link in another thread with a cut out of the 6+, using the dimensions on apple website.
 

Omega1300

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All I can say is for a few months I had a Galaxy Note 3 (which is about the same overall dimensions as the 6+). I tried putting in my pocket for a few minutes at the store - seemed fine.

However, I quickly learned to hate living with it day to day. A quick test in the store is nothing - it was different in real-life, day-to-day use. Sitting down (anywhere), getting into the car with the phone in your pocket, at a restaurant, anywhere - just a pain (also, I don't wear skinny jeans or tight pants or anything - I do however have muscular legs, so that may account for some of the discomfort).

I also found that the "big new screen" really wasn't that great once I had it. When I wanted a bigger screen, what I really wanted was my ipad or laptop - not just an extra inch or two of screen real estate. Needless to say, I quickly came back to Apple (for both phone size and iOS).

It's a shame they put premium features in the 6+ - personally I wouldn't want a phone that big again.