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batman75

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I ordered the 7 Plus. I currently use a 6S 4.7".

I feel the 4.7 is too small, but the 5.5 is too big. 5.1" would be ideal - larger screen but still usable with one hand. However I don't want an Android phone since I am used to the Apple ecosystem.

Given this I am wondering if I will like the 7 Plus or should I stick with the 7.
 

duffman9000

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I ordered the 7 Plus. I currently use a 6S 4.7".

I feel the 4.7 is too small, but the 5.5 is too big. 5.1" would be ideal - larger screen but still usable with one hand. However I don't want an Android phone since I am used to the Apple ecosystem.

Given this I am wondering if I will like the 7 Plus or should I stick with the 7.

I own a 6+ and I've thought about going to a smaller phone. It's hard to use with one hand and it tires my hands trying. I'd prefer a 5.1" screen or an iphone with much smaller bezels. You'll get used to the 7+. It will make things so much easier to read.
 

batman75

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I own a 6+ and I've thought about going to a smaller phone. It's hard to use with one hand and it tires my hands trying. I'd prefer a 5.1" screen or an iphone with much smaller bezels. You'll get used to the 7+. It will make things so much easier to read.

Thank for the feedback. So if you were to do it again, would you get the regular 6, or stick with 6+? Assuming you're a man, how do you find carrying the phone in your trouser pockets?
 

DaveOP

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7+. Have the luxury of trying both with my job in IT, and the 7+ feels much smoother. My 7+ has a much better quality screen too.
 

now i see it

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+ phone with Loopy case. Without the Loopy case, the Plus is a challenge to hold and easy to drop.

Carrying the Plus around is like packing a gun. You always notice it's in your pocket and have to account for its presence with many things you do.

The 5 & SE on the other hand, disappear into a pocket and you forget it's there.

There's no perfect size.
I'll always own a Plus and a small phone.
But if I had to choose one, it'd be the Plus phone without hesitation.
 

Tiltasauras

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I ordered the 7 Plus. I currently use a 6S 4.7".

I feel the 4.7 is too small, but the 5.5 is too big. 5.1" would be ideal - larger screen but still usable with one hand. However I don't want an Android phone since I am used to the Apple ecosystem.

Given this I am wondering if I will like the 7 Plus or should I stick with the 7.

I went from a 6S+ to the smaller 7. The plus is huge, especially with a case of any kind. It's fantastic to have such a large screen, and the battery life is great, but the phone is super heavy and very unwieldy.
I think switching sizes is kind of fun, the new size will make your phone feel much better. You'll get used to the new size after a few days. Each one has advantages and disadvantages.
 

CooKieMoNs7eR

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I agree man Apple needs to get rid of the bezels next year, 5.2 is a perfect size for a phone...
 

batman75

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Apple can't just get rid of the bezels. There are components under there.

Steve Jobs wouldn't have accepted that answer. Especially when Samsung is already doing it.

Apple used to make things slimmer. What happened to that?
 

Jnyce

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I ordered the 7 Plus. I currently use a 6S 4.7".

I feel the 4.7 is too small, but the 5.5 is too big. 5.1" would be ideal - larger screen but still usable with one hand. However I don't want an Android phone since I am used to the Apple ecosystem.

Given this I am wondering if I will like the 7 Plus or should I stick with the 7.

I use the 6s plus with one hand and will do the same with my 7 plus in 36 hours
 

i0Nic

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I went from the 6S+ to the 7, best decision ever. The 4.7 form factor is so nice in the hand and pocket.

I will reconsider the bigger size only if and when Apple decides to shrink the physical dimensions on these phones.
 
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bevsb2

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As much as I like the idea of a bigger, better screen and better camera, I just can't handle the plus size phone. For me is is uncomfortable to use as a phone and it is too large for anything I would carry it in.
 

BeefSupreme

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I think a lot of the decision really does come down to your hand size. The plus is natural to me due to my large hands. I can use a plus the same as anyone else can use a regular iPhone.
 

batman75

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The same Steve Jobs also said a 3.5" screen was just the right size when Samsung was making their phones bigger and bigger.

So basically Apple has lost the stubbornness which prevented them from recognizing the need for the right screen size, but they also lost the force of will to make better designs than the competition.

The whole battery fiasco is showing that Apple still makes more reliable phones than Apple but Apple is becoming the Lexus of the phone industry. Outdated products which are super reliable but lag competition in design and function.
 

burgman

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Steve Jobs wouldn't have accepted that answer. Especially when Samsung is already doing it.

Apple used to make things slimmer. What happened to that?

So basically Apple has lost the stubbornness which prevented them from recognizing the need for the right screen size, but they also lost the force of will to make better designs than the competition.

The whole battery fiasco is showing that Apple still makes more reliable phones than Apple but Apple is becoming the Lexus of the phone industry. Outdated products which are super reliable but lag competition in design and function.

Or you could just realize you, and everyone else, have no idea what Steve would do in today's market or ever then stop typing that silly line. Having an emotional connection to the public image isn't knowing the person.
 

Armen

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So basically Apple has lost the stubbornness which prevented them from recognizing the need for the right screen size, but they also lost the force of will to make better designs than the competition.

The whole battery fiasco is showing that Apple still makes more reliable phones than Apple but Apple is becoming the Lexus of the phone industry. Outdated products which are super reliable but lag competition in design and function.

For Apple to continue to be a successful company the only thing that matters is their financial well being. It doesn't matter what you and I as Apple fans think. I own shares of Apple stock and am content with what Tim Cook is doing.
 

mtneer

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I've already used the 6+ and the 6S+. It took me about a week for my brain to get used to the larger FF and develop particular habits and muscle memory to use it. Now I find that the 4.7" phone is too small for me. I just suggest that once you get the larger phone, stick with it for a week or so - that is the worst time when your brain is still adjusting to the size. Once you get past that, it becomes natural.
 

callihan_44

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here is something else to think about, I cant stand cases on the bigger phones...it makes them too big and a pain to pocket them so I take the risk without a case..
 

WannaApple?

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I made another thread down below as well. I just upgraded from the 6 to the 7 Plus, albeit just yesterday and am still having a bit of issues getting used to it.

I still have my 6 and I currently am alternating between the 2 while at home trying to determine which size I like better but I'm not necessarily sure either one is better for me at the moment. Sometimes the 6 seems too small and other times the 7+ seems too big. It's only been 1 day so I am going to continue to use it for at least another week and make my decision, but what I'm finding is no matter how many threads and comparisons online that I read, it really is completely subjective and you need to hold them both and decide for yourself which you like better.
 

duffman9000

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Thank for the feedback. So if you were to do it again, would you get the regular 6, or stick with 6+? Assuming you're a man, how do you find carrying the phone in your trouser pockets?

I think my jeans are best described as between baggy and trim (Levi's 541).

A 6+ in my front pocket is doable but a little uncomfortable if I have to sit down. The back pocket is definitely off limits if I have to squat. I'm using Apple's cheap leather case. If I used a case that actually protected the phone it would make sitting even more uncomfortable.

I'd still get the 6+ just for the battery life.
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The same Steve Jobs also said a 3.5" screen was just the right size when Samsung was making their phones bigger and bigger.

Apple has a difficult time admiting fault. That screen size was the most obvious recent attempt. I still hope we will see something in between the regular and plus sizes. Apple seems to be concentrating on thinner, not smaller, phones.
 

duffman9000

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Sep 7, 2003
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I've been forced to use my wife's 6 today and after using it for a while, I think I'll downgrade back to a smaller phone. It's much easier to handle.

As to why I had to use a different phone: twice today I've noticed that I can't see my wife's old text messages after she sends me digital touch messages. I did the same to her phone too. Support told me that this issue is currently under investigation by engineering.
 
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