Which did you choose: iPhone 6 or iPhone 6 Plus, and why?

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  1. Dick Whitman macrumors 6502

    Dick Whitman

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    I realize you can't really go wrong with either, but I'm still having trouble deciding.

    The only thing that worries me about the iPhone 6 is its battery life, which Apple claims is only equal to or better than the iPhone 5s. I got terrible battery life with both my iPhone 5 and 5s so this is an area of concern. I am generally in areas with poor signal coverage, but even when I'm not, I can still only manage 4 - 5 hours of usage. Maybe both batteries were just bad, maybe something with my iCloud account was corrupt or there was some other unresolved issue, I don't know, but that was the reality I had.

    Clearly the iPhone 6 Plus is the superior model (better battery, better screen, better camera, added landscape functionality, etc), but that all comes at the expense of easier portability and one-handed usability. The Disneyland review over at TechCrunch (http://techcrunch.com/2014/09/17/life-is-tough/)really swayed me towards the iPhone 6 Plus, but I'm still not sure.
     
  2. Reminisce32 macrumors regular

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    I mainly just want a bigger screen. I would use an iPad mini as my phone if it had cellular. I could care less what people think or what I would look like holding it up to my ear. Use the earphones if this is such a problem. Add to the fact that it's got better resolution and features that the iPhone 6 doesn't have.. no brainer.
     
  3. tvbi macrumors member

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    I hate having both an iPhone and an iPad, so Plus for me.
     
  4. Dick Whitman thread starter macrumors 6502

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  5. varun14 macrumors regular

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    6 Plus, because the big size counters my physical inadequacies.
     
  6. Ramio macrumors 6502a

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    6 plus because I use my iPhone for pretty much everything but a phone. I watch a lot of videos, read a lot and the big screen is the biggest deal about it. The 1080p and ois is nice too.
     
  7. aprofetto8 macrumors regular

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    iPhone 6 Plus.

    Because, I did my university degree in Mathematics.
     
  8. From A Buick 8 macrumors 68040

    From A Buick 8

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    6 Plus, with the hope that I will use my ipad less.
     
  9. Mindbender14 macrumors regular

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    There are fifty million threads on this very topic if you search.
     
  10. courtstagram macrumors newbie

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    6 because the plus is literally as big as my face.
     
  11. tgi macrumors 65816

    tgi

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    Plus. The iPhone 6 is too small for me. I'm upgrading from a Razr.
     
  12. arliu macrumors regular

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    Plus because I was wayyy overdue for a big screen and apply is finally making up for it!
     
  13. julius071 macrumors regular

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    Was planning to get the iPad mini but held off due to the new iPhone 6+ but will be coming in next month for me #

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    That is one nice upgrade.
     
  14. Mac7 macrumors 6502a

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    iPhone 6+ because if I wanted to try it and if I'm not happy with it, I think it would be easier to exchange it for a 6 due to low supplies of 6+
     
  15. butterfly92 macrumors member

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    I chose 6+ because I wanted a bigger screen. I have used a bigger screen before and it was tough going back to my Iphone 5 after it. Iphone 6 doesn't seem like it would have worth for me to buy from an Iphone 5, but 6+? definitely.
     
  16. King Shady macrumors 6502

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    I think he's talking about the Droid RAZR, not the flip-phone lol. (nice upgrade either way though :D)
     
  17. spazma7ik macrumors 6502a

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    iPhone 6 Plus because I enjoy owning the flagship device and not the equivalent to the iPhone 5c.
     
  18. Zenton macrumors member

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    I'll buy both and return whichever I like the least.
     
  19. Dreday24 macrumors regular

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    When did the 5c get the same specs as the 5s?
     
  20. munakib macrumors 6502

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    iPhone 6 Plus cause I work at WallStreet and we got money to burn!!!!!!
     
  21. groupersandwich macrumors 6502

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    6 because it provides what I need and desire. Thought about the Plus, but I think the 6 fits my personal needs better. I'm glad they did two sizes though, choice is a good thing!
     
  22. d123 macrumors 68000

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    6, I wanted a pocketable phone, not a skateboard missing its wheels ;).
     
  23. shady25 macrumors member

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    Which did you choose: iPhone 6 or iPhone 6 Plus, and why?

    I picked the flagship iPhone 6 because I just purchased the mini with retina. Also, I had an s4 last year and it was a little too large for my female hands.
     
  24. caligurl macrumors 68030

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    i chose the plus because i wanted the bigger screen
     
  25. Patrick3D macrumors newbie

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    6, 16GB Space Gray.

    -Fewer moving parts (no optical image stabilization)
    -Don't want a tablet, less so a phablet
    -Small enough to fit in tighter pockets

    My biggest gripe upgrading from a 4S is having to get a larger screen. I really prefer the smaller size of the 4S but it's over 2 years old now and struggling to run newer games.
     

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