looking for people who went from iPhone 6 to an iPhone 6 Plus


macrumors 68000
Original poster
Feb 28, 2014
the Netherlands
looking for people who went from an iPhone 6 to iPhone 6 Plus.
What was/is your experience so far?

hope to hear from you!


macrumors 68000
Nov 3, 2010
Downsides is its notably bigger and less friendly to one-handed use

Upside, better screen, better battery, better screen. Also quite unique in public if you're into that.


macrumors regular
Jul 15, 2010
Downsides is its notably bigger and less friendly to one-handed use

Upside, better screen, better battery, better screen. Also quite unique in public if you're into that.

It took about 10 days for me to get totally comfortable with that 6+ after I sold the 6.
I can say 100% I'm glad I went with the 6+.


macrumors 65816
Nov 6, 2008
Had a launch day 6 and returned it for a 6 plus. This is a first world problem if ever there was one but I'm still back and forth on this decision. The 6 was almost the perfect size for me. The 6 plus has just an amazing screen and incredible battery life. I'm still torn.


macrumors 68000
Dec 23, 2010
London, UK
I bought both the iPhone 6 and 6 Plus together. Tried out the 6 Plus for a few days, then the iPhone 6 for a few full days in real-world use and alternated between the 2 for two weeks.

I ended up going for the 6 Plus and don't regret it at all. In fact, the more I use it, the more I end up feeling happy I went with the 6 Plus, even though I was undecided as to which one I should keep over the whole of the 2-week period. Even I was peeved off with myself being so undecided as to which one I should keep. I used the iPhone 6 right up till the last hour before I returned it to the Apple store.

The iPhone 6 just didn't feel like much of an upgrade from my 5S apart from the slightly larger screen.

I think the slipperiness of the iPhone 6 Plus when used naked made me feel uncomfortable about keeping the Plus. But now, having got the leather case, it has become much more easier to use and hold, despite my smaller hands. Every time I use and hold my iPhone 6 Plus, I feel like i've made the right decision.


macrumors 6502
Jan 15, 2008
I had the 6 but went with the 6+ for the following reasons

1. 1080p screen - Netflix safari etc are a blast. Web pages look great on the extra resolution. More and more apps are now being updated for the 1080p screen.

2. Battery - oh my I was shocked that it lasts nearly two days for me. Once I forgot to charge it overnight and went to work used it as gps and when I got home it was nearly dead. That's impressive 2 whole days of pretty heavy usage.

3. Camera. Most people won't agree but if I spend money on a phone like this I would want one with the best camera tech. Ois is what I wanted. Not tested it out properly but holidays are coming.

Now it's heavy and big compared. At times I feel hmm maybe I should go back to an iPhone 5s... The sense of holding a phone in one hand is great. But it cuts out a wild of possibilities. Maybe in about 6 months I'll sell it as go back to 5s just for nostalgia and minimal feel.


Mitch Rapp

macrumors member
Jul 28, 2012
I exchanged my 6 for a 6 Plus. The only downside is getting used to holding such a large device and having to alter my one handed use habits. I'm also paranoid about dropping it, because for some reason is looks more fragile than the smaller 6 (probably just my perception). The real test of whether I made the right move is when I try to use my wife's iphone 6. Anytime I use her phone I realize how awesome the 6 plus is! I quickly get over the above mentioned minor issues and realize it's worth it!


macrumors 68000
Jun 11, 2009
SF Bay Area, CA
I had a 6 initially. I originally wanted the 6+ but all I could find in the stores was a 6 so I "settled" for that. I ended up having to take it back to get replaced for some display issues and randomly asked if they had any 6+ models in stock and they did so I returned my 6 and got the 6+. I'm much happier with it and here are a few observations:

1. Size - IMO, the 6 felt better in hand. The 6+ did take some getting used to and will take adjustment coming from the 5/5S. Once you get used to it, it's not so bad. I think it's worth adjusting for it to experience the advantages it offers over the 6.

2. Display - Aside from the white hot spots my 6 display had, I didn't have many complaints. However, I could discern some pixelation when using it at normal distance. Going to the 6+ it just trumps the 6 in screen real estate and resolution. I have yet to see any pixels on this thing. It's awesome. When it comes to display "quality" I found them both comparable. However, it does seem Apple is having a lot more QC issues with the 6 panels where as for the most part the 6+ displays have been more consistent. This could just be due to the fact that they produced a lot more of the 6 vs the 6+ at this point.

3. Battery - I didn't really put the 6 through its paces but the battery life seemed about 20-30% better than my 2 year-old iPhone 5. The 6+ just keeps going and going and never seems to die. It's taken some adjustment to get used to not having to charge my phone at the end of every day. The stand-by usage is phenomenonal on the 6+. If you are doing a lot of "screen-on" tasks at high brightness however, you won't see a major improvement. Clearly, the display is the biggest battery hog.

4. Camera - Both take great pictures and not being that into photography, I can't really tell a difference. I did notice that the OIS works in the 6+ but haven't taken enough footage with it to make any substantial claims that it makes the camera significantly better than the 6.

Those are the main points of difference between the two that I wanted to highlight. I feel as though if I kept my 6 I would not have been happy and would be constantly feeling like I settled which definitely would have continued to bother me during my ownership. Since I did get to experience both, I don't have to feel any "what if's" :)
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macrumors 6502a
Jun 18, 2010
Dallas, TX
I went from a 6 Plus to a 6 because once you step outside and get to use the phone in a setting outside a home, it truly becomes a bit of a burden because you have to readjust everything you once knew how to do with a phone. It's not so easy to just pull out and look up stuff and taking quick pictures is not something all that feasible. I did get "used" to it, but it never was a comfortable as having a phone that was more usable with one hand. It's a real mess if you're trying to just take a picture of something on the fly and you spend more time trying to pull it out of your pocket than the object is present.

Outside of the issues, I miss the phone at times. The screen is fantastic, and the battery and camera are noticeable improvements.

I sometimes think about going back, but I don't think the heft of the device will ever be something I am fully comfortable with. The weight is also a pretty major problem for something meant to be a mobile device. After weeks of use with the phablet, I can safely say the phone is really great, but I don't think it's very practical until they make the bezels smaller and make it lighter.

I say I fully recommend the Plus if you want to replace a tablet and a phone, but it's not something I'm looking to do at the moment.

Just offering some counter points to those who are fully happy with a Plus.
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macrumors 68000
May 14, 2013
I used the iPhone 6 for around two weeks and thn switched to the Plus and don't regret it one bit. I also use android phones so I am very use to the extra screen size. The main reason I switched was because of the battery life and OIS. I really don't think the OIS makes that much of a difference but the screen size and battery was enough to justify my switch. You won't regret it unless you feel the larger size is uncomfortable. Another nice reason is the typing on the Plus is phenomenal. I have no problem with typing long post and it takes no time. I typed this on my Plus!!!


macrumors member
Aug 12, 2010
I originally went with the 6 because of the first impression you get when you hold the 6+. Coming from a 5s, you're just not ready to weild something like that. I used the 6 for a few weeks and thought I made the right choice, but the 6+ was in my mind. I decided to try it out.

There are so many benefits to a bigger screen that the extra bulk is totally worth it. A huge keyboard allows me to type quicker. The better res screen is noticeable if you have good close up vision, as I do. The better battery life is good too. Everything looks better on a bigger screen.

The size trade off is more than worth it for me, I will never go smaller than this again.


macrumors Core
Feb 9, 2008
I'm debating if I should pick one up. I have two on reserve for pickup on Friday, but I only need one for a gift. The otherwise I may not buy or I may be getting an upsize. :eek:


macrumors newbie
Oct 8, 2014
I preordered a regular 6 and was completely happy with it. Decided to trade it in since a 128gb Gold Plus was in stock locally for about 30 seconds.

I previously was convinced that I need to be able to use my iphone one handed and that the plus was too big. Not sure why I even worried about it. I still use it one handed all the time. It's fine and I'm glad I got the big one.

The battery is the real reason I love this thing so much.


macrumors member
Oct 22, 2013
I used my iphone 6 for 12 days before i returned it and went for a 6plus
now here are the differences:-

iPhone 6 Pros
One handed use
light and pocketable

to be honest except for the design there wasnt any difference btw 5s and 6.. battery life was almost the same n so was the display

iPhone 6 plus my experience:-

as i have used LG g3 and Note 3 going for a phablet wasnt a big deal for me..but to be honest this thing is big and not that much easy to carry around in your pockets but two things made me just fall in love with this beauty
1st its bigger and FULL HD display [on iphone 6 i can easily see jaggered lines on the text n Fonts but here on iphone 6 plus everything is smooth n crystal clear]
second man o man the battery life is awesome and superb.. to be honest iPhone 6 plus is the real upgrade for this generation while 6 is jus OK


macrumors regular
Oct 31, 2012
I ordered a 6 plus and I got it yesterday.
I went out for a bicycle ride with it sticking it in my from pocket on the bicycle jacket. It fits exactly with the Apple leather case. It is too big for me.
I am trying taking pictures one handed, almost impossible since I can't reach the Volume+ button.
Today I ordered an normal iPhone 6 as a replacement and the 6 plus is going back.


macrumors 6502
Jul 27, 2010
Had 5s and got a launch day 6. Exchanged for 6 plus and have never looked back. To echo others, the screen and battery life are awesome. I'm still in the camp that it's not as big as many are making it out to be. I've had numerous people say "oh is that the 6 plus? That thing is huge!!!" Then I hand it to them and they use it and they say:"well, it's really not that big." Point is, that's it's all personal preference. I run with mine with no problems at all.

I just can't see myself going back to a smaller device. Good luck.


macrumors 68000
May 14, 2013
Yeah I mean the 6 is good if you enjoy the size of the 5S. After using the Plus, I feel the size of the 6 feels like the 5S all over again. I think the two most important trade offs are the battery and screen size. Like I said in the post earlier, idk of OIS is that big of a difference but who knows. It is still good to have it.


macrumors regular
Sep 15, 2014
I missed my 14 day return window. Anyone else run into this problem? What did you?
I'm currently in this situation. I have a 6, and want a 6+

Best thing to do right now is to find someone who is looking to trade their 6+ for your 6 (or vice versa) or sell it and purchase from Ebay/Craigslist/Kijiji

:( Not so easy tbh...


macrumors member
Oct 29, 2014
Originally wanted the 6 plus but settled for the 6 after playing with the display of the plus cuz it was huge...13 days later switched it for the plus...best move I made for me. Battery life was ok on the 6 but on this plus I can go 2 days on a charge which is perfect. The screen size is great. It was big at first but now its normal to me. Dont regret it at all
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