Why I Ditched My iPhone 6 Plus

After a few months with the iPhone 6 Plus, I decided to go back to the regular iPhone 6.

The 6 Plus is a great device, don’t get me wrong, but I was just over it.

The large screen was nice but I just hated how I needed two hands to do any real typing on it. My thumbs were long enough to reach the top of the screen but every time I did that, I was scared I would drop the phone.

The thinness and design of the iPhone 6 Plus is beautiful but the curved edges made it very hard to hold on to. I never dropped the phone but came close a few times.

Typing in landscape was horrible. Some people praised it but not me. You would think the software engineers would expand the keyboard in landscape but nope, it’s still the same old squishy keyboard. What’s worse is that they added buttons to move the cursor and for cutting, copying, and pasting. Not sure why didn’t they didn’t take those out to make the keyboard larger like they did with the iPad.

However, portrait typing was good because you could easily use two thumbs and the spacing was perfect. It took me a second to get used to typing on a smaller screen again on the iPhone 6.

At first, I thought I would use it for reading but the backlight made it uncomfortable to read after a while. It was great for watching movies and general use though. The Retina HD display is one of the best out there. Colors are more noticeably vibrant and richer.

I was very careful about what I put in my pocket with the phone but it did end up with a few light highline scratches on the screen. You can’t see it when the screen is on and is barely there but if you have OCD, it will bother you to no end. I know all screens especially Gorilla Glass are prone to scratches but I never put my keys or change with it and also had a screen protector for the first two months.

I can also report that it did not bend at all. Apple stated that only a handful of cases were reported but the media ran with the story. It just goes to show you that the media and the public focus on the negative side of things.

After a few days back on the iPhone 6, I don’t really miss anything about the 6 Plus except for the battery life. I could go a whole day without having to charge the 6 Plus before I went to bed and that’s with heavy use.

INFJ. Former tour manager. Geek. Soccer. Co-Founder of Mouth Off Network. Host of the Onward and Upward podcast. Freelance writer and digital media guy.

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