iPhone 6 or 6 Plus? Stats Say Users Are Going Bigger

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Users upgrading from the iPhone 5/5C/5S to the “sixes” are faced with that one important question: the iPhone 6 or 6 Plus?

On the one hand, we have the iPhone 6 which is already a big step from the perfect iPhone 5 (IMHO). On the other hand, the iPhone 6 Plus is an even bigger step! You’d need the hands of an NBA player to comfortably handle this phone, yeah?

So it makes sense that if the average person is to upgrade, the iPhone 6 is the better choice.

Assuming that price isn’t an issue, this conclusion is not accurate.

In a report by Consumer Intelligence Research Partners, more Americans are going for the iPhone 6 Plus.

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Looking at the chart above, 56% of US iPhone sales were for the iPhone 6, as compared to 22% for the iPhone 6 Plus. Those numbers were for March 2015.

Only three months later, iPhone 6 Plus sales have gone up to 29%, while iPhone 6 sales have gone down to 53%.

The size makes it difficult for people with smaller hands, and it’s practically inoperable with one hand. Holding it in your right hand, if there’s a button in the upper left screen that you need to tap, good luck with that.

Same thing when using the keyboard to compose a message. Your hand tendons (or whatever the appropriate biological term is) might just get stretched beyond their limits if you type one-handed. If you type using two hands, though, the iPhone 6 is a tad too small.

With the iPhone 6 Plus, as big as it is, I have to admit that it is easier to use than its little brother. It’s a two-handed phone, no doubt, doing away with the quandary you face with the iPhone 6. The screen size is also almost perfect to watch videos and play games. I say perfect because I prefer the iPad Mini 2 for these things.

So yeah, if you ask the question of what to get, “iPhone 6 or 6 Plus?” you have a convincing argument in favor of the latter.

What iPhone are you currently using? What do you think of the iPhone 6 or 6 Plus dilemma?

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3 thoughts on “iPhone 6 or 6 Plus? Stats Say Users Are Going Bigger

  1. I left Apple when the iPhone 5s came out- too small. Bought a Nexus 5. So when the 6 launched was convinced the plus was the one. But I found it too big. Bought a 6 – figured I was wrong. Bought a 6 plus – nope definitely don’t like it. Bought a 6. Amazingly I have decided 3rd time lucky so when the 6s plus comes out … here we go again!

    1. As I shared in the post, I think the 5 is the best iPhone. I did upgrade, though, and I was initially hell-bent on the 6 as I “just knew” the 6 Plus would be too big. When I used the 6, though, I realized it’s too big/small (as I discussed in the post). I now have the 6 Plus, which can still be unwieldy at times, but a much better experience. Good luck with the 6s plus!

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