After months of rumors and speculations, I’ve finally managed to get my hands on the iPhone 6 Plus.
I was excited about getting the 5.5-inch iPhone 6 Plus, but I must admit that I was also a little apprehensive about jumping from a 4-inch screen to a 5.5-inch screen.
But all my apprehensions were laid to rest when I held the iPhone 6 Plus for the same time. It’s certainly big, and will certainly take some time to get used to it. But I was worried that my first feeling would be “Oh God! What have I done?”, and that certainly wasn’t the case.
I think it would also depend on whether you prefer one-handed use or two-handed. If you prefer-one-handed use then you may find it too big, as the reachability feature will make it a little easier, but it won’t be as comfortable as using the 4-inch iPhone. However, the size is great for two-handed use.
The build quality of the iPhone 6 Plus is just brilliant. If you were impressed with the build quality of the previous generation iPhones, which was always class leading, this will blow you away. The rounded edges make it a lot easier to hold, and the curved glass edges puts it in a class of its own. It’s so seamless, you can’t figure out when the glass panel ends and when the aluminum casing starts, except for the change in color ofcourse.
Oh, and about those antenna bands that got us all so worried, they actually look quite good (the photos don’t do them justice). I am not sure about how the white bands will look on the gold iPhone 6 units, but the light grey bands on the space grey iPhone 6 Plus look quite good.
I think one thing that is going to take sometime getting used to in addition to the size of the device, is the change in the position of the Sleep/Wake (Power) button, especially after being in a habit of using the button on top for the last seven years. I kept trying to press at the top of the device.
It also didn’t feel awkward when I put it in the pocket of my jeans. It fits in my pocket quite well and does not come out, which was one of the worries I had about the size. The fact that it is thinner than the iPhone 5s makes it easier to slide in the pocket.
I am a little worried about the protruding lens though the sapphire cover should prevent any scratches, and also the curved glass screen, so do plan to use a case, which is a pity as it spoils the experience.
Here are our first photos of the iPhone 6 Plus, and with more than 50 photos, it’s our most exhaustive unboxing photos of an Apple device till date. I have tried to capture various aspects of the device in addition to the unboxing, so let me know what you think. And please excuse my amateurish DSLR skills. We will be sharing more photos and hands-on videos during the day so do stay tuned!
If you’ve got your shiny new iPhone 6 or iPhone 6 Plus, please feel free to share photos of it in the comments and we’ll update the post with the best photos. Let me know if you’ve any questions about the iPhone 6 Plus.
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