However, the number of pre-orders for these devices has been astonishing. A lot of people have shown a keen interest in buying these new models from Apple. When the company released the 5c and 5s last year, making a choice was simpler. The two iPhones were split into budget and premium categories. Needless to say, it wasn’t the ‘common man’s’ budget, but Apple’s own. With the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus, the company has made it difficult to make a choice. The specifications and stylings are almost identical.
Size – The Defining Factor
According to experts, for most customers, the decision will come down to just one factor – screen size. The iPhone 6 features a 4.7 inches screen. The device weighs just 129 grams. On the other hand, iPhone 6 Plus sports a 5.5 inches screen. The weight of the device is 172 grams.
Both the devices are significantly heavier and larger than the iPhone 5s, which features a 4 inches screen and weighed just 112 grams. However, the 5s was thicker than these devices. People who have tried both devices feel that the iPhone 6 feels very comfortable in the hands.
The new, rounded corners of the iPhone 6 help you a lot. Moreover, the sheer size of the iPhone 6 Plus may surprise users who are still used to previous models, and never tried a larger Android phablet.
When it comes to other general features and specifications, the devices seem almost identical. Both the iPhone 6 Plus and iPhone 6 come with a revamped, faster M8 processor and A8 processor. The M8 processor comes with a barometer. It can measure elevation and distance with accuracy and precision. In addition to this, both devices will come with the new iOS 8. In most countries, both of them are expected to work with contactless payments.
iPhone 6 Plus Offers Slightly More
Before you complete dismiss the iPhone 6 Plus because of its larger size, it is important to understand that a larger screen size leads to some other benefits, such as better optical image stabilization, bigger battery life, new landscape mode for your home screen, and some apps (messages and email) when held horizontally.
Due to these additional benefits, a lot of people are considering the iPhone 6 Plus. Moreover, recent months have shown an increase in the sales of phablets in the market. This is a clear indication that people are focusing on larger screen sizes.
Most people want their device to be aesthetically appealing and more functional. A larger screen size offers more flexibility to personal, professional and entertainment tasks without sacrificing portability.
Last but not the least, people are also considering the difference in price. There’s a significant difference in the price of both devices. You may have to spend about 80 GBP or $130 extra for the iPhone 6 Plus. With this pricing strategy, industry experts aren’t sure how Apple plans to attract customers for the larger device.
Which One Is Better?
Just like other devices and gadgets in the market, it’s important to make a choice on the basis of your preferences and budget. For instance, if you just plan to use your phone for sending texts, making calls or slight entertainment purposes while commuting, you’re better off choose the iPhone 6.
On the other hand, if you use your phone for many different tasks, such as sorting through a good number of mass emails, or if you have a keen interest in photography, you should consider the iPhone 6 Plus.
In case you still feel stuck and can’t make up your mind, it’s better to wait until the devices are available in the market, and you can find some first-hand customer reviews and testimonials. This will also give you the opportunity to just hit the stores and make out what’s best for you.
Before you buy a device, it’s important to understand that you will be spending a lot of money. Therefore, you need to make an informed choice. It’s important to consider you preferences, utility, budget, features of the phone and other factors to make the best choice. It’s also better to discuss your choice with friends and family members. In case a friend or family member already owns an iPhone, he will be able to guide you better.