It’s a question we still hear today: which new iPhone 6 model should I get? When Apple introduced two new flagships last year, the company presented a big problem to its users; should you go for the smaller, more manageable size of the iPhone 6? Or do you prefer the sharper screen, OIS and larger battery of the iPhone 6 Plus? That’s a dilemma that doesn’t have an easy answer, but we’ve made a video exploring the topic further.
When talking about the iPhone 6 Plus, it’s easy to see why it’s the more attractive version. Not only does it have a larger 5.5-inch 1080p screen, but it features optical image stabilization, and a much bigger battery. The latter feature is reason enough for a lot of people to choose the iPhone 6 Plus. But there’s been one issue plaguing the device ever since it was release, and, no, I’m not talking about bendgate.
For folks with smaller hands, the iPhone 6 Plus’s size is difficult to get used to. The footprint of the device is obnoxiously large, making it harder to hold, especially with one hand. And because it’s so tall and slim, it always feels like it’ll slip out of your hands at any moment. A case certainly remedies this, but it’s an uneasy feeling to have to always feel like you’re going to drop out of your hands.
We don’t get that feeling using the iPhone 6, which features a much smaller 4.7-inch display. We’ve used a lot of big Android devices over the years, but the iPhone 6 Plus still feels awkwardly big, like it hit a weird growth spurt in high school. The only comparable device is the Nexus 6, which has a footprint that’s pretty similar. Other big Android phones from last year aren’t quite as awkward, and down-sizing to the iPhone 6 feels like night and day.
We’re not here to convince you one way or the other. You can check out our reviews of each device (iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus) to gain more thorough knowledge of each device. The video above is something that’s been on Mark’s mind for awhile, and now that he finally made the switch, he wanted to share his experience. Sure, we’re nearing the halfway point of Apple’s current smartphone cycle, but given how outrageously popular the company’s new flagships are, it’s a topic still worth exploring.
I’ve heard a lot of stories of people making the opposite switch (iPhone 6 to iPhone 6 Plus), so it just depends on what you prefer. Sure, you take a hit on battery life if the iPhone 6’s size if you down-size, but is the absence of OIS really a big deal? Check out the video to hear Mark’s thoughts.