“The iPhone 6 lineup has introduced iOS users to new smartphones with bigger (and bigger) displays. I was ready for a larger screen, so quickly opted to buy an iPhone 6 last month, thinking it would be the best match,” Michael deAgonia writes for Computerworld. “And indeed I found the iPhone 6 to be gorgeous and well-built, and felt that the 4.7-in. display was right at the edge of what was comfortable for me.”

“But after spending a week with an iPhone 6 Plus, I’m now not so sure. The only thing that’s clear is that my next iPhone purchase won’t be so easily decided,” deAgonia writes. “I thought the iPhone 6 screen was impressive — mostly, because it is — but the 6 Plus is flat-out better. Apple calls both iPhone 6 displays Retina HD, and the 6 Plus is the best iOS device available if you want to show off that feature… Another area in which the 6 Plus outshines the iPhone 6 is battery life. Apple says the bigger phone will get 12 hours of use for Wi-Fi, LTE, and 3G web browsing, 14 hours when watching HD video, 24 hours of talk time over 3G, 80 hours of audio playback and 16 days of standby. In my use, the iPhone 6 Plus lasted several hours longer than the iPhone 6, which lasted a couple of hours longer than what I typically got per day with the iPhone 5S.”

“The iPhone 6 Plus is no monster; it’s a beautiful big phone with great battery life and an unmatched software and hardware ecosystem,” deAgonia writes. “I wasn’t sure I could get used to a device with a display this size, but the Plus has won me over.”

Read more in the full article here.

MacDailyNews Take: As we wrote just over a week ago:

Unsurprisingly, we have both the iPhone 6 and the iPhone 6 Plus… The iPhone 6 is a beautiful phone. It’s the second best smartphone in the world, in fact. But, lay them both on our desk and we’ll grab the Plus when heading out every time. We can simply get more done with it, the battery lasts far longer, and the camera is superior. Also, as someone here at MacDailyNews likes to say (here’s a quote you won’t be seeing on the big screen during Apple’s next keynote): “Apple’s iPhone 6 Plus is the ultimate fuck you phone.”

All other so-called smartphones pale in comparison to Apple’s iPhone 6 Plus.

[Thanks to MacDailyNews Reader “The Other Steve” for the heads up.]

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