Help with iPhone 6 Choice

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by TaylorWright619, Sep 11, 2014.

  1. TaylorWright619 macrumors member

    Aug 21, 2012
    Hi all,

    I'm looking for some advice as to which size iPhone 6 I should purchase.

    I'm a 21 year old male, around 5 foot 11 and 76kgs.

    I have an iPhone 5 at the moment, and will buy the 6 or 6+ outright. I am enticed by the additional features of the 6+. The only concern I have is whether or not the portability of the 6+ will be difficult. I should be able to use it in one hand some of the time, but I do realise two hands will be necessary a fair bit. I am not concerned about the price difference at all. The extra money for the 6+ does not bother me at all, so the price is not an issue.

    Please give me some opinions!

  2. BeSweeet macrumors 68000


    Apr 2, 2009
    San Antonio, TX
  3. TaylorWright619 thread starter macrumors member

    Aug 21, 2012
    After printing out and cutting out the 6+, it doesn't seem too big for my hand. It is big, but doesn't seem unmanageable.

    In my skinny jeans, it does stick out a bit from the front pocket, but so would the 6. My iPhone 5 sticks out a tiny bit.

    Seems ok to sit down in in my skinny jeans I seem to be able to sit fine, as long as I don't lean forward too far - or I'll bend the cardboard.

    Any other opinions?

  4. Peanut207 macrumors 6502


    Mar 2, 2010
    Last night I printed out Anandtech's PDF that gives the exact sizing of the iPhone 6 and 6 Plus which I then traced and cut out on thick cardboard to get a better feel in the hand than just thin paper. After messing around with both and placing them both in my pockets etc., I learned that...
    The 6 plus is just too big!

    I wanted to love it and thought I'd be swayed by the larger screen, slightly better camera and slightly longer lasting battery but as I compared and held the cut outs in hand the 6 feels much better. The 6 feels a lot more ergonomic in the hand and is a lot more pocket friendly. I like to whip my phones out of my pocket and mess around with it in one hand and with the 6 plus that definitely won't be least for me. Looking at the hands on videos it appears that the 6 is also a nice increase in size from the 5 and I'm sure the 4.7" screen will be plenty big enough for me as a phone. Remember we also have our iPads.

    Maybe next year when Apple reduces the huge bezel on the 6 Plus and it's more manageable in the hand I will consider it but as of now for me anyway it is too big and longggg for my liking. Space Gray 64GB iPhone 6 for me. :big grin:

    P.S. Also if you decide to put a case on the 6 Plus it will be monstrous! I'm out on that.
  5. TaylorWright619 thread starter macrumors member

    Aug 21, 2012
    I will not be using a case on either the 6 or 6+.

    I do have an iPad 4 at the moment. It is very, very rarely used though. I don't lie in bed with it to use it, but will my phone. I get annoyed browsing on the iPhone 5 because I think the screen is just too small.

    No doubt the 6+ will be a learning curve. But it does seem to fit in my pockets, as long as I'm not sitting down and leaning too far forward (doing up shoe laces etc.). I'm leaning more towards the 6+, the extra features are another benefit.

    Still up in the air though, so trying to find more advice.
  6. InternetDude08 macrumors regular

    Dec 16, 2009
    I printed those out, stuck them on thick, very rigid cardboard, and put the 6+ in my pocket for a day. The 6+ is too tall, I'm opting for the 6 since it fits better in my pocket and I actually do use my phone one-handed a lot.

    I plan on getting a Watch next year so really I'll probably use my phone less after I get that.
  7. lordofthereef macrumors G5


    Nov 29, 2011
    Boston, MA
    Two hands will never be necessary if you are willing to give up screen real estate on certain ocasions. Double tapping the home button in an app causes the screen to shrink down to iPhone 5 size.
  8. InternetDude08 macrumors regular

    Dec 16, 2009
    That is false, watch the demo in the video.

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