iPhone 6 4.7" Too Big For Me - Returning Preorder

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by kolax, Sep 20, 2014.

  1. kolax macrumors G3

    Mar 20, 2007
    I've only had my iPhone 6 a day, but I really find it's too big for me. I can't really use it one handed, I have to adjust my grip as I hold it up to my ear, and it generally feels easy to drop. I've switched back to my iPhone 5 and it really is the perfect size for me.

    Anyone else feeling the same? I would quite like Apple to release an iPhone 6 in a 4" format. The faster CPU and better camera are all I really want.

    I'm selling my iPhone 6 in the marketplace since they are still hard to get a hold of.
  2. dlmart2 macrumors 6502a

    Nov 2, 2007
    I have the iP6 and it does take some getting used to. I'm glad I din't opt for the iP6+
  3. easyfame macrumors member

    Jul 25, 2014
    The iPhone 6 is really big for me. And I had the g3!! Maybe people will learn that bigger phones are not always better
  4. bbates123 macrumors 6502

    Jul 2, 2010
    Agreed...though I'll be hanging onto mine for a while to see if I get more used to it. Tough to use one handed and seems like it'll be easy to drop. Came from a 5S. Wish Apple would have come out with a phone same size as the 5S but the same thinness, rounded corners, better camera, and other new features.
  5. rockitdog macrumors 68020

    Mar 25, 2013
    Bigger may not be better but technology trends that way. I love the bigger iPhone 6!
  6. noteple macrumors 65816


    Aug 30, 2011
    Felt the Same way going From the 4s to the 5

    I think the iPhone 6 will Grow (shrink) on you.
  7. pubmix macrumors newbie

    Sep 15, 2014
  8. bobdigi macrumors regular

    Jun 23, 2010
    Baton Rouge, LA
    iPhone 6 is perfect. My iPhone 5 looks tiny when I look at it.
  9. ijen0311 macrumors 65816


    Jul 4, 2009
    You're not really giving it much time to adjust.
  10. Bbafett macrumors 6502

    Sep 14, 2012
    You have to give yourself time to adjust. Yes it's bigger but what did you expect. I love the bigger screen. Jus takes time to adjust.
  11. Cryates macrumors 68020


    Nov 19, 2013
    Chattanooga, TN
    Lol give up that soon? Good god people do not like change.
  12. 0970373 Suspended

    Mar 15, 2008
    Yeah, I'm having a little trouble adjusting my grip as well to the 6. I'm keeping it but I'm also finding my self needing 2 hands. Reachability helps but I just need to remember to use it. haha. Though that does nothing for being able to reach your thumb across the device. I love the screen but I do wish they also made a 4" version. Maybe next year? lol

    I already know a few people who are returning the 6+ because it was tooooooo big.
  13. natallica macrumors 6502

    Mar 7, 2005
    Fairfax, VA
    I'm feeling the same way. Too big and the curved edges make it like holding a bar of soap.
  14. mantan macrumors 68000

    Nov 2, 2009
    If it's not a good fit for you, then you should definitely change. Contrary to a lot of posts around here, that's not an indictment of you or the 6 Plus....

    Samsung is a bit more efficient with their space. I'd love to see a slightly bigger screen in the iP6 form factor and the same size screen in a smaller form factor for the 6 Plus.
  15. map1978 macrumors 68020


    Feb 9, 2006
    Jacksonville, FL
    This is exactly right, I agree

    But OP you can have my 64gb 5s for $500 if you want :eek::D
  16. kolax thread starter macrumors G3

    Mar 20, 2007
    I agree I haven't given much time to adjust, but going from the 3.5" iPhone 4 to 4" iPhone 5 was easy because it was the same width, just taller. Using the iPhone 6, I really have to use two hands, so it's a huge difference in usability for me. It just doesn't fit in my hand as easily. My iPhone 5 I pull it out my pocket with a finger/thumb grip (thumb on the home button) and I can use it right away from that position.

    I have nothing against bigger phones, but I value the one handed ability and I just can't be as careless with a 4.7" screen as I can with a 4" screen. Swiping down to get the notification screen one handed is pretty much impossible.

    I'm returning/selling it so soon because it is quite slippery and I have a feeling I'll drop it before I get a chance to get rid of it ;) It is a beautiful phone, but I'd quite like Apple to offer a 4" model in addition to the 4.7" and 5.5". I completely see why folk want a bigger phone, but I hope those folk can also appreciate why some folk would prefer a 4" screen.
  17. Downs2011 macrumors regular

    Mar 7, 2013
    Maryland, USA
    Come on guys, I'm using the 6 plus one handed already!
  18. Neverbepeace macrumors 6502a


    Jan 14, 2009
    New York

    Curious about people who make these comments. For now it's cool since the 6 just launched. Will you always stay with a 4" screen? Phones are getting bigger and bigger and soon I bet your only options will be android if you want that screen size.
  19. Segun macrumors newbie

    Aug 17, 2011
    4.7" is a great size. I do wish they went for a 1080p res on the display though.
  20. mac.cali macrumors 65816

    Mar 16, 2012
    I have a 6+ and thinking about going to the 6. My wife has the 6 and I think it's a perfect size. Easy one handed use. The 6+ requires me to use two hands on everything. I'm not sure I want to keep it and give up one handed use for a larger screen. How am I going to text while driving? LOL. JK. It's just the size is bigger than I expected.
  21. MinEderPlayz macrumors 6502a


    Aug 3, 2013
    Hamburg, Germany
    I love my giant iPhone 6 plus. For me, it's just the perfect size.
  22. kolax thread starter macrumors G3

    Mar 20, 2007
    I plan to stay with my iPhone 5 for another year and see if Apple offers a 4" screen on the iPhone 6s. Bigger screens are popular, but I don't think phones will get 'bigger and bigger' - 5.5" is really the maximum realistic size of a phone before you may as well call it a tablet - it's more a case of now there's large phones on the market, will they continue to offer smaller ones or will they force everyone to use a 4.7" model?
  23. kerrikins macrumors 65816

    Sep 22, 2012
    I think it's just that some people see this as the equivalent of you trying to ride a bike for the first time, and then giving up when you can't do it. Less than 24 hours is really not enough time to give yourself time to actually adjust and get accustomed to the new shape.

    That said, it's really up to you, of course. :) Myself, I'm looking forward to picking mine up this morning!
  24. Billymac19 macrumors regular


    Apr 29, 2011
    Phila, PA
    seriously, right, had my plus for 3 hrs, cant put it down hahaha...in love lol
  25. asleep macrumors 68040


    Sep 26, 2007
    Giving it the full two weeks, but early impression is just a bit too big pour moi.

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