Apple iPhone 6 Plus
The iPhone 6 Plus managed to get an even lower average score than its smaller brother, the iPhone 6, with an average rating of 3.2. The culprit seems to be its unwieldy size. Even fewer customers offered their insights on this device — 56 in total, the lowest of all eight smartphones we asked readers to rate.
As with the iPhone 6, readers' favorite features of the iPhone 6 Plus seem to be the camera, the performance of the 64-bit CPU, the slimness of the device, slow-motion video and the wide variety of apps. The iPhone 6 Plus also brings some new well-liked features, such as optical image stabilization and a 1080p resolution. There are also storage options up to 128GB for those who aren't satisfied with the starting model's 16GB of onboard storage.
On the negative side, many issues remain, such as iOS 8 bugs, restricted functionality and a censored app store. The biggest issue, though, seems to be the large size of the device, which many users said they find uncomfortable. If the iPhone 6 Plus would have had smaller bezels, the device might have been easier to handle. Some iPhone 6 Plus customers don't like Apple's proprietary software and hardware, such as the nonstandard charger.
If you're an iPhone 6 Plus owner and you haven't given us your feedback yet, the form is still available. Below, you can see some of our readers' most representative comments for this device.
Top Ten Comments:
Comment: "It's the phone I picked from researching all the phones in the list, and I regret nothing. Flawless screen and amazing camera. The battery life is better than all of my past iphones, also. I have owned every generation."
Comment: "Apple tries to invade the phablet market and its initial attempt is a hit and miss, behind in some instances while being the first of its screen size to have a 64bit CPUZippy interface and wide selection of apps. Screen resolution is last year's trend, taller than the Note 3 which has a slightly larger screen. No longer easy to operate in one hand which was something Apple marketed the 5 and 5S on."
Comment: "iOS had issues to the point that the phone was replaced. Poor build quality. Phone felt flimsy and easy to break."
Comment: "A really great phone. I don't like iOS that much, also it maybe is a tad too big."
Comment: "Standard full-hdLarge screen available in large storage (e.g. 64gb and 128gb)Too big for my pocketNon-standard Charging (non-usb) connectionApple-censorship on apps and limitations of iOs"
Comment: "Best iPhone screen and so portable, with (at last) a proper full day battery life.Like: Stunning screen. Quality feel and build. Slimness. Usability. IOS 8 a solid step up from 7 and the integration with OS X Yosemite is excellent.Dislike: Very little; IOS 8 a bit flaky with some apps and the keyboard selector doesn't always work/appear."
Comment: "Better camera than my Nokia Lumia 1020, which shocked me. Best sound of any smartphone. Never have to search for accessories because they're everywhere. Love how thin it is. App and graphic speed is top notch. Mono sound on video and wish Siri was as smart as Cortana. Like the way Cortana answers calls and texts."
Comment: "Overall great experience with a few bugs at launch and large bezels. Large bezels. No homworries screen widgets."
Comment: "Bigger screen, battery, and OIS. Bezels too big, protruding camera and easily bent."
Comment: "Air drop, find my friends, encryption built in and the killer app- slow motion video! Larger bottom and top bezel. Walked garden apps."