Surprised by how many people switching phone sizes.

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by tl01, Sep 28, 2015.

  1. tl01 macrumors 65816

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    Seems like lots of people went from small to big and lots going from big to small screens. It's funny because I went back and forth when the 6 and the plus came out and ended with a 6 and about halfway through the year the 6 plus envy started and this time I ordered a plus and am wondering if I will have 6s envy. I love the gorgeous screen and the better battery but use my device a lot with one hand.

    I thought people with the plus were pretty die hard but it seems like many did switch.
     
  2. karmatourer macrumors 6502a

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    I'm going + size this time-it will probably keep me from buying an iPad Mini which will save me $$$$.
     
  3. Newtons Apple macrumors G5

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    Staying with the plus size here. The larger keyboard on portrait mode does it for me. The size of the 6S+ does not bother me a bit!
     
  4. hutrebug macrumors regular

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    Quite a number of folks use their phones with two hands, especially those who previously were accustomed to the bigger Android phones.

    Once you go big, you don't go back. Unless one-handed operation and pocket-friendliness are important to you.

    I think a 5.0 or 5.1 inch iPhone with slimmer bezels will hit the sweet spot.
     
  5. silverblack macrumors 68030

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    Couldn't agree more.

    Apple strategically came up with two models/sizes to maximize their profits. So many of us will be switching back and forth after one year.
     
  6. JPIndustrie macrumors 6502a

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    My friends like to rub it in because I was all about the Plus last year but here I am singing praises for my new 6s (that I acquired after selling my Plus).

    For some two handed operation is fine but I prefer the smaller screen for use on the subway, around town, fitting in the pocket etc.

    I do miss the battery life but it is not that much worse.
     
  7. Macalway macrumors 68000

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    if you switch sizes, you are at least getting something that looks different....a little.

    For me, the s stands for 'smaller'. I'll probably go big again with the 7.
     
  8. mrkramer macrumors 603

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    But even the regular 6 is too big for one-handed use.
     
  9. Cryates macrumors 6502a

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    Lots of people going from 4.7" to 5.5", and probably because after getting used to a slightly bigger size for the past year or so, they know it's only a matter of time before they are used to the 5.5" size.

    I've been carrying the 6+ for the past year (and upgraded to the 6s+), and my wife's 6 feels tiny.
     
  10. apwtwenty macrumors 6502

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    I switched. I had the 6+ for a year. I thought I'd miss the bigger screen, but I don't.

    still testing batt. life though

    I have a 6s now and i love this phone so much! <3
     
  11. Stupotpot macrumors 6502

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    I'm going from 6 to 6S+. My envy kicked in a few months after last year's launch...can't wait for the better battery...it's just taking forever to come (5-9th Oct).
     
  12. hawon macrumors member

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    I was thinking about that but need an iPad for some iPad only apps that i need.

    So portability won again.
     
  13. eyeseeyou macrumors 68000

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    I originally had a 6.

    Wanted the bigger screen and OIS for the camera so I switched to a 6+.

    Strangely since IOS9 came out I've been using my iPad Air more for browsing than my phone and picked up a sony rx100 for when I really want to take quality pics(there is no comparison from a mobile phone to a high quality camera). With the wireless transfer functionality it makes it super easy to transfer pics to my iPhone when the 6+ pics aren't good enough.

    That being said, for a phone the 6+ is physically too big to carry in my pocket(pants/gym shorts) without it being distracting. I'd prefer to be able to use my phone with one hand as much as possible and with the + I find myself accidentally activating apps or swiping to the left/right/up/down etc.

    If the right opportunity presents itself I'm going to switch to a 6S asap.
     
  14. Akack macrumors 6502a

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    Stayed same from 6->6S. The plus model is too big for my liking, hard to operate one handed.

    Would love to have a 5" with slimmer bezels though.
     
  15. AppleWes macrumors 6502

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    I agree. Same situation here.

    The bezel just makes the 6s Plus too large for me, so I stuck with the 6 and now have 6s. Size choice is the same as choosing a phone color- it's all personal choice. Glad to finally see a thread with people listing pros and cons instead of slamming others who don't buy the same size as them.

    Also I think whenever a new model comes out it makes a great time for people to switch sizes and see what they like best.
     
  16. tl01 thread starter macrumors 65816

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    I love one handed use and could totally use the regular 6 with one hand. That is the reason I stuck with it last year finally.
     
  17. Cryates macrumors 6502a

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    If the 6 is too small for one-handed use, then you must have some very small hands.
     
  18. Advil macrumors 6502a

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    same here. i don't miss my 6 plus. loving the smaller screen and one hand use.
     
  19. hutrebug macrumors regular

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    Or short stubby fingers i.e. not conducive for playing the piano. Some people are born that way. :eek:
     
  20. Tikatika macrumors 6502

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    I stayed with the 6s. I had the original Mini which is my reader and so treated myself to the Mini 4 which is gorgeous!!! Don't need a larger phone, love the size of the 6s.
     
  21. bpeeps macrumors 68020

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    Subjective.
     
  22. bpeeps macrumors 68020

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    The biggest reason I ordered the 6 was because I wanted to text and type one handed. Or at least that's what I thought. But after using the phone I realized how often I texted with two hands and how much faster that was anyway. So I upgraded to the plus.
     
  23. ljusmc macrumors member

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    I'm going from the 5s to the 6s +

    Figured why not
     
  24. AppleRobert macrumors 603

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    Something folks didn't like about their previous iPhone's size/features etc. so they made a switch, the grass is always greener until it isn't. :)
     
  25. mobutt macrumors 6502

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    Completely agree with the 5.0, 5.1 sentiment.
     

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