So you want the crème de la crème, the best of the best- you want the iPhone 6 Plus? Two thumbs-up for you! So why in the world did they add a ‘+’ to it?
Size is everything; isn’t it?
With a gigantic screen that measures 5.5” diagonally, the 6+ has a massively large screen. Yet does it’s large screen offset its drawbacks: more power sappage, less portable and unwieldly in one hand?
Until the iPhone 6 came out, Apple was always rather conservative regarding the size of its screens. So now with the 5.5 inch display, it really does merit adding a ‘plus’ to the model’s name.
However, now it’s a question of being able to hold the smartphone in one hand, not to mention being able to wield and use it. It’s almost to the point now where unless you play in the NBA or WNBA, your hand won’t be large/long enough to use the iPhone 6+ with one hand; in essences, you’ll have a mini-mini iPad. Compared to the iPhone 5, it’s just….well, awkward. Even after you get used to the phone’s larger size, if you are not a first-time iPhoner, you’ll no doubt miss the ‘wieldability’ of your previous iPhone.
And now, let’s talk about ‘pocketability’ : the iPhone 6+ is certainly a little tougher to slide into your pocket in comparison with its predecessors. You can still slip it into you side pocket, gracias to its thin design, but it’s a tight fit.
But really, why the ‘+’ ?
There not really much of a difference between the two iPhone 6’s, except that it’s…well, bigger (14% wider than the first model). They are both thinner and more curvy (with rounded edges) than their predecessors. In other words, their shapes are exactly the same; it’s just that the Plus is larger.
Of course, you also get 401ppi with the iPhone 6+ (the iPhone 6 sans ‘+’ only offers 326ppi). That’s the largest pixel density on any apple device, equal to a 1080p display- the same as what an HD television offers.
You also gotta love the feature, ‘Display Zoom’, which allows you to change the view of your screen so that it would appear as if on a smaller iPhone, yet zoomed in.
Come on…no negative comments?
Well, first and foremost, the biggest drawback of the iPhone 6+ (or is it 6 Plus?) is quite simply…..the cost. You are really just paying out of the ying-yang for the namebrand. Don’t get me wrong- the iPhone 6+ is a great smartphone, but common sense has to make you pause and ponder if this model is cost-effective, and you need to have a think about whether or not it’s the best phone for you; even if you do want an iPhone (because let’s not forget- you can still get older models which are also great phones, at a better price).
And then we come to the topic of the iPhone’s (new) kryptonite (now that the Plus offers you a larger screen): batttery life. Simply put, there are quite a few Android phones out there that can jump off the porch and run with the big dog (Apple), yet offer a longer battery life. However, the battary will get the job down. All we can do is hope that Apple solves this drawback with the next model / generation.
Yes the iPhone 6 plus is a beauty but if you drop it boy will you know about it, you will need a iPhone screen repair before you know it. The screen on this particular model looks very fragile and if your prone to dropping things then id stay away from this one.
- Great 4.7-inch screen
- Really nice all-purpose camera
- Top-notch performer with all smartphone functions
- Cool new software features
- Expensive (!)
- Battery life doesn’t match that of rivals’ smartphones