Other Where / how do you carry your big phones?

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  1. pgoelz macrumors regular

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    This question is probably more for men than women. If I was a woman and carried a purse, having a big phone would not be an issue. But I'm 5' 5" guy and I find that anything bigger than my current iPhone 7 can get uncomfortable to carry in the side pocket of my jeans. It gets pushed up against my body when I sit.

    I came to Apple from the Android world because there are no more small(ish) Android phones any more. My Nexus 5X was a fine phone but it was just a TAD too tall and could be uncomfortable in my pocket. When I decided to look for another phone I found that with the exception of the "normal" size iPhones (or the SE), the entire smartphone industry has fully "evolved" away from normal size phones and now only offers what I consider to be huge (or tall) devices that can't be carried in my pants pocket without discomfort.

    I get the concept of wanting lots of real estate on your screen, but...... how do you carry those plus size phones around?

    Just curious,
    Paul
     
  2. Closingracer macrumors 68040

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    Unless you're wearing skinny jeans the front or back pocket should be fine
     
  3. akash.nu macrumors 604

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    I wear slim fit jeans and my 8 Plus fits in fine. Bearing in mind, my jeans is pretty fitted.
     
  4. willmtaylor, Apr 26, 2018
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    I have a 7. I put it in my [rear] pocket. When I sit down, I put it on the table or hold in my hand I’d imagine those with larger phones do the same.
     
  5. Closingracer macrumors 68040

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    I can sit down with my phone in my pockets
     
  6. willmtaylor macrumors G3

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    Apologies for my lack of clarity—my rear pocket.

    Congrats though, your parents must be proud. ;)
     
  7. vertical smile macrumors 68040

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    This was one of the reasons I got rid of my 6s Plus for an SE.

    The 5s I had before the 6s Plus would fit in just about any pocket, but after getting the 6s Plus, I found that some of my clothes just did not work for my new phone.

    My winter coat had breast pockets that my old phone fit in perfectly, but the 6s Plus would stick out. Sometimes, it would look like I was recording things with the phone, because just the camera would be poking out of the pocket.

    I could only comfortably fit my 6s Plus into my back pocket of my jeans, and I was always worried of bending it when squatting or bending over, but I never did.

    Not really clothing related, but I couldn't find places to keep my 6s Plus when in my cars either.

    The size was just annoying to deal with. I enjoyed my phone experience so much more when I switch to the SE.
     
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  9. Closingracer macrumors 68040

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    I can sit down with my phone in my back pocket.. Don't do it often. Mostly. When I forget. Never had an issue tho.
    Mostly for a few seconds because I take it out because it is uncomfortable
     
  10. elf69 macrumors 68020

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    huawei mate 9 carried in leg pocket when at work.
    outside work then either inside pocket of my jacket or front pouch/pocket on my hoddie.
     
  11. anitak1982 macrumors 6502

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    I see women have their phones in their back pocket all the time. I would be afraid I would break it if I sat on it. So I purposely 99% of my waking hours have jeans on so I can put it in my front pocket. I worried my iphone x wouldn't fit in my pocket since I am a very small woman but it does. My son purposely bought another iphone se with a waterproof case since he is a maintenance worker. He said it fits in his front pocket and the case helps should he get wet.
     
  12. eyoungren macrumors Core

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    Side or back pocket. I take my phone out before I sit down and place it somewhere. Typically that's either the business card holder on my desk at work, the arm of the couch at home, the business card holder on my nightstand, the designated place for it in the car, or in any other place either on a clean surface or with something underneath it.
     
  13. Newtons Apple macrumors Core

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    Giving my age away but HOLSTER for me. Sedio Surface case with HOLSTER has been my choice for the last 7-8 years. I hate putting my phone in a pocket.

    Everyone has choice!
     
  14. Sean006 macrumors 6502

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    i carry mine in my pocket all the time but
    i will admit the plus is a PITA for pockets and i dont wear skinny jeans at all - but still find it a pain.

    the wider phone -ease of typing on it and format of the screen is the reason i kept the plus over the X
     
  15. Shirasaki macrumors 604

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    I don’t wear jeans nor I will in the future. It just makes me feel constrained and contained. For carrying iPhone, I have a bag with me all the time. Only the size of an iPad or iPad Pro 12.9” could be difficult to carry around. Any phone size works like a charm.
     
  16. thisismyusername macrumors 6502

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    When I'm walking around, my iPhone 8 is either in my jacket pocket, cargo pockets, or back pocket depending on what I'm wearing. If it's just jeans and a t-shirt, then it goes in my back pocket. I'm 5'10" and don't wear skinny jeans.

    If it's in my back pocket and I sit down, it either goes in my front pocket or on a table, depending on where I am. When I'm sitting at my desk, for example, it's always on my desk. I don't like to sit down with it in my back pocket out of fear of bending it.

    While this works for me, it does get annoying sometimes. Thus, I eventually want to get an LTE watch so I don't always have to have my phone with me (or keep it in my backpack without missing texts and whatnot).

    I had a 5S before my 8 and honestly that wasn't much easier to carry around in my pockets. While I think a "Plus" would annoy me, I know lots of guys who carry one around in their pockets all the time.

    I sometimes really miss the Nokia 3310 days.
     
  17. Jimmy James macrumors 601

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    Too simplistic. Pocket depth and body shape matters. I wear standard jeans, not skinny, not designer. I have two pairs of the same brand. One has deeper pockets and my 6s is fine. The other has shallower pockets and sitting or even going up stairs makes it dig into my hip. My dress pants are fine. It varies with shorts.

    Im not sure how people get by with the bigger phones without resorting to bags and alternative carry methods. That's a no go for me.
     
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  19. eyoungren macrumors Core

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    When I had my very first cellphone back in 1999 I went with a belt holster. Was cool with that for a while until I realized that every time I got in the car and buckled my seat the holster was inconveniently located.

    I don't know how it is now, but the choice I had then was either to take my belt off every time I wanted to drive and put it back on when I got where I was going, or not using the holster.

    Considering I use my phones without a case you can probably guess which option I chose. :D

    That said, I've never been against holsters like I have cases. They perform a useful function and provide a decent level of protection and security.
     
  20. Relentless Power macrumors Penryn

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    I’m Actually not a fan of cases in general, but my work case is an OtterBox defender, and has saved me many times from likely breaking my phone if it wasn’t for that specific case. When I’m not at work, I just use my iPhone without any type of case at all.
     
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  22. eyoungren macrumors Core

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    Right!

    Your phone is unrecognizable as an iPhone inside these fugly cases but hey it's protected!
     
  23. Newtons Apple macrumors Core

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    The X is WAY too slippery for me so a thin non-gummy case is perfect for me. Has the same feel as the top of my ThinkPads. So far my holster and seat belt have not fought often. I can quickly slide the phone holster on my belt from the side to top of the front pocket.
     
  24. eyoungren macrumors Core

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    I'm just not seeing the problem here…

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  25. vertical smile macrumors 68040

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    I personally hate cases, and won't use one. My wife has a habit of dropping her phone, and broke a few iPhones. After she cracked the screen on her 5s, I bought her an iPhone SE. I also bought her the Otterbox Defender.

    She has yet to break her SE and it has almost been 2 years.

    The only issue I have with the defender is that it makes the phone huge. I see people with Plus sized iPhones with Otterbox Defender cases, and I wonder how inconvenient it is to carry that beast around.
    --- Post Merged, Apr 26, 2018 ---
    I bought jeans like that just for carrying around my 6s Plus. I ended up getting an iPhone SE shortly after though.
     

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