How much more screen viewing does 6+ have vs 6?

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  1. BD1 macrumors 6502

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    How much larger is the actual viewing area of the 6+ vs 6? I mean the actual screen not the total iPhone chassis. Is it around 20% larger? 30%?
     
  2. GreatDrok macrumors 6502a

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    Yeah, about 20% but it varies by app because if the app doesn't support the 6+ screen it scales the UI up. The main advantage for me is that the 6+ has a landscape mode that the 6 lacks. That, and the battery life is really long - I've tested it and for my normal use it runs for five days between charges.
     
  3. RiddlaBronc macrumors 6502a

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    Its 88% more than the 5s and about 65% more than the 6
    Just going by screen size
     
  4. BD1 thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Wow, 65%. Much higher than I thought. And almost double the 5s. Thanks.
     
  5. BD1 thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Actually, I found out the 6+ screen area is 37% great than the 6.
     
  6. Silver78 macrumors 6502

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    I like the idea of landscape mode on iphone 6 but have now been an owner of 6+ for 4-5 months.

    How many apps besides some of apples own uses the landscape mode?! I find myself turning and turning the 6+ ...not even password keypad for opening the phone does landscape... Come on apple! And app developers!
     
  7. Imory macrumors 6502a

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    Your phone runs for 5 days? Then I expect most of it to simply be on stand-bytime.
     
  8. LaynieGorilla macrumors 6502

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    Yea this is the most slept on feature.. I guess it's because it's more work to cater only to the iPhone 6plus people when no other phone has this native option. I wonder if there is someone at apple who markets to developers about the potential profit from some of their new features.
     
  9. Tthomas612 macrumors 65816

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    65%? Are you for sure? Like 4.7" to 5.5" is about 20% isn't it? The 6+ would be about 35% bigger then the 5S ... Right?

    I could be looking at it wrongly that's why I'm asking lol!
     
  10. zhenya macrumors 603

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    This seems much more like then 65%. I thought 65% was a bit of a big number
     
  12. AAPLinc macrumors 65816

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    Yeah I could've done the math wrong (its too early), but...

    I found that the 6+ display is 17.02% larger than the 6 display.

    Not sure where people are getting 65%. Again we're talking DISPLAY (screen) size increase (read the first post), not the device as a whole.
     
  13. zhenya macrumors 603

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    Might be easier to visualize if you consider that the jump from the 5 to the 6 is about the same as the jump from the 6 to the 6+.
     
  14. Tthomas612 macrumors 65816

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    Yes I can visualize that. .7" compared to .8". I know the 6+ display is magnificent. So is the 6, but the Plus could be one of the best on the market.
     
  15. Nikhil72 macrumors 6502a

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    A number of my key apps have landscape mode. Evernote, Wikipedia, Instapaper, NYTimes, Fantastical, Google Maps, Microsoft's office suite
     
  16. GreatDrok macrumors 6502a

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    Just my normal use - I checked and the daily usage is around 2-3 hours a day, making calls, checking email, a bit of Simpsons Tapped Out, maybe some Facebook when I can be bothered. I don't use the thing constantly but it gets a decent amount of use and goes through about 20% battery charge a day. I'm sure if I used it a lot more and watched movies on it or whatever then yes, it would chew through the battery more quickly but for my use five days is what I get. Compared to my old iPhone 4 which would go through around 40-50% battery a day with similar usage I think the 6+ is doing really nicely. My wife's 6 can go around four days between charges give or take. Smaller phone, smaller battery. Certainly, I don't feel too worried when I travel that my phone battery is going to crap out on me suddenly if I need to use it a lot.
     
  17. Imory macrumors 6502a

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    Yes, smaller phones do result in smaller batteries, but it's not as simple as it sounds.

    I have a really hard time believing an iPhone 6 can go for 4 days, although I do have to say that the stand-by time is really good. But a phone lasting for 4-5 days means the day to day usage can't be more than 1/2 - 1 hour of screen on time.
     
  18. zhenya macrumors 603

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    My 6 routinely goes for 3-3.5 days. Yes, the on-screen time is minimal in those times, but truthfully, that's exactly what my phone is most of the time - a companion device - not my primary device. Standby time is extremely important to me and it's somewhere that Apple has been far ahead of the competition for phones and tablets for some time now.
     
  19. Imory macrumors 6502a

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    Ah, I understand.
     
  20. FSMBP macrumors 68020

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    Go to Apple's website and scroll half way down this page. It can show the iPhone 6 or 6 Plus and the viewing difference for several apps.

    https://www.apple.com/iphone-6/display/
     
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    A very small number
     

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