Video Compares 5.5-Inch iPhone 6 Model to Samsung Galaxy Note 3

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  1. MacRumors macrumors bot


    Apr 12, 2001

    While there have been plenty of videos comparing the 4.7-inch version of the iPhone 6 to the Samsung Galaxy S5 and other smartphones, there haven't been many comparing the 5.5-inch iPhone 6 to other devices.

    However, YouTube channel TechSmartt (via AppleInsider) has acquired a dummy of the 5.5-inch iPhone 6 and compared it to the Samsung Galaxy Note 3, offering a look at Apple's rumored "phablet" against its main competition.

    When compared to the 5.7-inch Note 3, the 5.5-inch iPhone 6 is slightly taller. This correlates with an earlier size comparison that found the 4.7-inch iPhone 6 was the same height or taller than leading Android smartphones that had slightly larger screens.

    If believed, these dummy models signal that the 5.5-inch iPhone 6 could be taller than the Note 3's height of 151.2mm. The extra height is largely due to a carryover of design decisions from previous iPhone models, which include identically sized top and bottom bezels. These bezels contain the FaceTime camera, the Touch ID Home button and numerous sensors.

    Article Link: Video Compares 5.5-Inch iPhone 6 Model to Samsung Galaxy Note 3
  2. AngerDanger, Jun 17, 2014
    Last edited by a moderator: Jun 18, 2014

    AngerDanger macrumors 68030

    Dec 9, 2008
    Meanwile, my size-comparison video of the rumored iPhone 6 to a Kensington MICROWARE VM1 portable modem goes unappreciated… :(
  3. ppc_michael Guest


    Apr 26, 2005
    Los Angeles, CA
    The bigger news here is that a video comparing one size to another size is seven minutes long, and MacRumors posted it to their front page.
  4. Lord Flashheart macrumors regular

    Lord Flashheart

    Apr 10, 2007
    Cardiff by the Sea, CA
    Even though we don't know for sure if the iPhone 6 will look like this, the video gives me a good idea about the size. Looks like the 5.5 is a bit too big for me. I hope the rumors about not having enough sapphire for the 4.7 are not true. Nice seeing these in high quality video, and not just pics.
  5. Richardgm macrumors 6502a


    Aug 1, 2008
  6. nepalisherpa macrumors 68020


    Aug 15, 2011
    Only Apple knows if these rumors (design, size, etc.) are true! Nonetheless, I cannot wait till September!
  7. borneo76 macrumors member

    Sep 19, 2012
    definitely i will go with 4.7".......if i want bigger screen, i just get iPad Mini :)
  8. infernohellion macrumors 6502


    May 14, 2006
    I am not convinced that the 5.5-inch iPhone 6 would only just be proportionally larger 4.7-inch iPhone 6 as internal components don't also proportionally grow (especially those obese bezels)
  9. pdaholic macrumors 6502a


    Jun 22, 2011
    I didn't know who she is, so I went to youtube and checked out her video "Friday." Not sure if they look alike, but that is one dumb song.
  10. jont-fu macrumors regular

    Mar 13, 2008
    I lost count on how many times the presenter iterated that he favors the 4.7" model over the 5.5", with slightly different phrasing.
  11. HiRez macrumors 603


    Jan 6, 2004
    Western US
    From the video:

    Pretty much what I thought, 4.7" looks about perfect, 5.5" too large to be practical for most people. Still hoping the camera does not stick out like that, these phones need to be usable on a flat surface without wobbling.


    Not everything, but the battery would have to be larger, and I think the battery probably is a major space-taker.
  12. newyorksole macrumors 68020

    Apr 2, 2008
    New York.
    You guys do realize that every iPhone has leaked every year right ?

    Literally every iPhone except the original has leaked . This IS what the new iPhones will look like . They are starting to be mass produced .

    Believe it people . This news repeats itself every . Year .
  13. genovelle macrumors 6502a

    May 8, 2008
    How could they pass on a video about Apple phones with with so much subliminal Andriod promotion going on through out the video with all the Logo dolls in the background.
  14. xFenixKnightx macrumors member


    Jun 17, 2011
    I just don't see the 5.5" model coming out that way. I know I saw a vid or comparison a while back where it was actually about the same size as a Note 2. Nobody knows for sure until Apple shows it. I remember when there were all these tear drop cases floating around before the iPhone 5 came out and these of course failed hard. Poor case makers lol. Lucky for me I'm more interested in the 4.7" model. :cool:
  15. Rogifan macrumors P6


    Nov 14, 2011
    It's actually quite pathetic. Is MR that hard up for page views?
  16. jetjaguar macrumors 68030


    Apr 6, 2009
    i was pumped for the 5.5 but after seeing how big it actually might be with the bars .. i think 4.7 is better.
  17. rukkus macrumors member

    Mar 14, 2012
    just stopped by to see some of you try to justify the bezels on that 5.5 :cool:

    also a major fail if the camera isn't flush. that was one of the things i always loved about iphones.
  18. pocketdoc macrumors 6502a

    Apr 15, 2008
    Won't we all be so disappointed if they only release one iPhone 6?

    Do we really know with certainty that Apple is going to release 2 new sizes? I would love the choices, but it just doesn't sound like Apple.
  19. dannyyankou macrumors 603


    Mar 2, 2012
    "Taller than the Note 3, but not wider than the Note 3... bigger than the Note 3, but smaller screen than the note 3.. like, it's ridiculously big, SERIOUSLY."

    Oh my god, shut up! Don't know what's more pathetic- that I watched half of that video, or that macrumors posted it.
  20. mrxak macrumors 68000

    Apr 16, 2004
    Drifting through space in a broken escape pod
    On several occasions, fake designs were so widespread case manufacturers made tons of cases only to throw them all away because the models going around were fake.
  21. dannyyankou macrumors 603


    Mar 2, 2012
    Exhibit A: Case Mate's "iPhone 5" cases in 2011.

  22. SantaFeNM macrumors newbie


    Oct 13, 2012
    Santa Fe, NM
    5.5" run iPad Apps?

    Yeah, that 5.5" looks huge for trying to fit in a pocket.

    This may be a dumb question, but could one of the differentiators about the 5.5", other than size, be that it can run iPad apps?

    I'm looking to buy my first iPhone this fall and I don't have an iPad. If I could get a iPhone that runs some apps that currently are iPad only, that may sway me to go with the bigger 5.5".
  23. firedept macrumors 603


    Jul 8, 2011
    Just looking forward to the 6. My plan ends mid August. Do not care about the size anymore, just tired of hearing about it.
  24. Z400Racer37 macrumors 6502a

    Feb 7, 2011
    The 5.5" is obnoxious. I seriously hope its just a rumor...
  25. Oohara, Jun 17, 2014
    Last edited: Jun 17, 2014

    Oohara macrumors 68020


    Jun 28, 2012
    Looks like there'd be plenty of room to make those top and bottom bezels thinner, while retaining ample space for the home button as well as the symmetrical design (5.5" model). Now I'm really having trouble believing this one.

    The top/bottom bezels on that 5.5" dummy are clearly larger than those on the 4.7" dummy and the 5s though. Both the top/bottom and side bezels seem to vary quite a bit in size between all these dummy versions...

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