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macrumors member
Original poster
Oct 5, 2011
I have been reading a lot of peoples reaction that the iPhone 6plus is big, but what about the iPhone 6? Has anyone reacted like "oh its to small, should have gotten the 6plus"?

I have preordered the iPhone 6, it was tuff choice. Been really difficult to choose. I have the Note 3 and the iPhone 5, and I kind of feel that even though I love the size of the screen on the note 3, the phone itself is to big. I get my iPhone 6 on friday, I figure I could still change my mind...


macrumors 6502
Jun 25, 2011
to me..yes it is...prolly because im rocking a 6.4" now. The plus will be a downsizing for me.


macrumors G3
Oct 18, 2011
I have the 6 Plus and it's just the perfect size. I went to the apple store to play with the iPhone 6 for a bit and it was still too small in my eyes.


macrumors 6502a
Jun 19, 2009
Some people could say that the iphone 6 is too big.

I think it is the right size you will like it a lot.

You can put it in your front pocket without issues.


macrumors 6502a
Oct 17, 2011
Well for me it's a perfect size. But I always wanted the 6 from the very beginning as I was ok with the 4" screen. Now that I have the 6 I don't think I could go back to the 4" but I also held a 6 plus when I was in the Apple store and while it's not quite as big as I originally thought, it's still a bit big for my taste.


macrumors 6502a
May 6, 2010
Depends on what device you are coming from...

I upgraded to the 6 from an iPhone 5. I was actually worried that the 6 would not be big enough. My wife received the 6+ and while I thought it was awesome, it just wasn't practical for ME to carry everyday.

When I recieved my iPhone 6, I was pleasantly surprised at the size increase over the 5. I feel the 6 is an almost perfect size. Now if they came out with a 6+ that had smaller bezels, and it was only slightly larger than the 6, I would be all over that. If you are looking for something smaller than the Note, I think you might be pleasantly surprised by the size compared to a 5.

Go to a store and try one out.


macrumors 603
Oct 31, 2010
Hamilton, Ontario
I think this too big too small opinion is based on what you had prior

I was using a iphone 4 2 years ago(3.5") I wanted to try samsung so I went for the Galaxy S3 and I have been using that the last 2 years.

at first I was thinking wow this is a big screen but I dont feel that way at all anymore it quickly became normal size

so point is the 4.7" iphone 6 will not look "big" if you have been using a 4.7" phone for a few years already, just like if you were coming from the note or another 5.5" phone the plus would not look "big" and the 4.7" phone will now look "small"


Sep 25, 2011
its not the perfect size for me but I'm getting used to it. I would have preferred 4.3 or 4.5 because the six is just a smidge too big for one handed comfortable use. But my hand is adjusting. I find my pinkie is having the most trouble adjusting because it is doing more balancing. And in forms where there is no autocorrect ( passwords) I am making the same typos often. Still, having looked at my old 5s (gave it to my bf) - the bigger screen is outweighing the learning curve. Love this display !


macrumors member
Jun 1, 2014

I have big hands and here's an idea of the size diff in big hands. I didn't hate the 6 plus and it would take getting used to if I were to get it. They should of put optical image stabilization on both phones.



macrumors 6502a
Dec 3, 2007
I have got the 6 plus and I am actually thinking about swapping for the 6. It's so hard to use when walking around. My hands actually hurt from using this phone. Miss one handed texting
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