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iPhone 6 Plus Pros and Cons Review – Best Smartphones

iPhone 6 Plus Pros and Cons Advantages and Disadvantages

Last week Apple released two new smartphones, the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus.  This release marked the first time Apple released a phone with a screen size over five inches.

While many people have longed for a large iPhone, there are others that believe the 5.5″ inch display of the iPhone 6 Plus is too big.  I’ve been using big phones, or phablets, since the original Samsung Galaxy Note was released in 2011.  I love big phones and don’t imagine ever going back to a sub 5 inch phone.  I’m writing today to help convince the masses that the “big phone” is the only way to go!

iPhone 6 Plus Pros and Cons

In this article, I review the iPhone 6 Plus pros and cons.  I will cover what I liked and disliked about the phone, and give you my buyers recommendation.  This includes whether I think you should go with the 6 Plus or go with the smaller iPhone 6.

Are you thinking about buying the iPhone 6 Plus? Do you think it’s too big?  Are you worried about one hand operation? Do you think it’s too expensive? I own the 6 Plus.  Let me help you decide!

iPhone 6 Plus Pros

Below are some of the advantages I believe make the iPhone 6 Plus one of, if not the best smartphone on the market.

  • It has a big beautiful screen.  Not only is it large, it’s also sharp and bright.  Photos and videos look great on the iPhone 6 Plus.
  • It’s light and thin.  Everyone I handed my iPhone 6 Plus to said that they expected the device to be heavier.  The phone is quite light and thin for its size.
  • Great camera and related features.  The iPhone 5s already had a great camera.  The 6 Plus improved on it a bit with its new features.  These features include super fast autofocus, optical image stabilization (OIS), 1080HD video recording at 60fps, and 240 fps slow motion video recording.  The 6 Plus may very well replace your dedicated point and shoot camera.
  • All day battery life.  The best reason to get the 6 Plus over all other iPhones is its all day battery life.  The bigger device includes a bigger battery that lasts well into the next day.
  • There’s more storage on the upgraded models.  To get additional storage on previous iPhones, you had to pay $100-$200 extra to increase your storage to 32GB-64GB respectively.  With the new iPhone 6 and 6 Plus, the extra cash now gets you 64GB-128GB instead.  While I would prefer an SD expansion slot over paying a premium for additional storage, at least the iPhone 6 gives you more storage for the money than it did in the past.
  • Touch ID is one of my favorite features of the 6 Plus.  This allows you to unlock your phone and authorize purchases using merely your fingerprint.  In my experience, Touch ID works 99% of the time.  No other smartphone on the market has implemented a fingerprint reader that works as well as Touch ID.
  • Accurate speech recognition. The iPhone 6 allows you to compose messages speaking to it.  Its speech recognition is very accurate.  In a couple weeks of using the feature, I have found that it rarely makes a mistake.
  • Predictive typing.  When composing messages with the on-screen keyboard, the iPhone 6 predicts what you are going to type next.  It learns over time what words you use and allows you to quickly select the word instead of typing it out.  Since I often send the same messages to my wife, the iPhone accurately predicts the right words I want to send to her.
  • Fast performance.  I have yet to notice any slow down in using the iPhone 6 Plus or iOS 8. Launching most apps and games appears to be faster on the 6 Plus than with previous iPhones.
  • Landscape apps.  When holding the 6 Plus in landscape, some apps take advantage of the extra screen size to display alternate views.  For instance, the messaging app displays a larger keyboard with additional buttons available when the 6 Plus is held in landscape.

As you can see, the iPhone 6 Plus has a long list of compelling features.  The phone isn’t without a few drawbacks, however.  Let’s check out a few of them.

iPhone 6 Plus Cons

Head on over to the next page to see some of negatives I found with the iPhone 6 Plus.

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Quentin Moore is the creator and senior editor of Tech Blog TV. He's a self proclaimed Tech Guru and spends most of his non-working hours playing with or blogging about tech gadgets. Check out Quentin's Google Plus Page.

3 comments

  1. I’m thinking of switching to the iPhone 6 Plus from the blackberry passport. I like the passport. My reason for switching is because I am changing companies and the new company (T-Mobile) doesn’t carry the passport. Prior to the passport, I had a not 3 but I grew tired of it but I am not sure if the 6 Plus provides a better option. I am concern about the lack of expanded storage and the keyboard. On android, I’m able to download a swipe keyboard…is there a swipe keyboard app for iPhones? Are there any other phones you would recommend.?

  2. Hello! I recently was thinking of switching from the Galaxy Note 4 to the iPhone 6 Plus mainly because a few relatives have it and id be able to facetime with them seen as how they live in different states. But im not entirely sure if i should switch. Its not a matter of a smaller phone since the note 4 is just as big but more of whether ill be losing out on quality of the phone or apps and functions. What do you think?

  3. Looking to compare the speaker volume and sturdiness. I have a Driod which has a low speaker volume. I just bought a Kyrocera Brigadere for my son which appears to be an awesome option for an 8 yr old boy. It’s like a construction workers phone. works in up to 6ft h2o, shatterproof and has a loud speaker volume. I’ve always been android, but considering IOS since schools support apple products and I hear that the resources for apple products are leading edge. I just witnessed yesterday a 4 yr old throwing and cracking his mother’s IPhone and last summer, the same at the daycare. Boys sometimes get emotional when they can not get past a game level. I think I phone is not right for a young child, but really considering it for my upgrade. I should mention that the reason for the volume concern is that I don’t like putting the smartphones to my ear as they often cut me off of my call. So frustrating.

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