The iPhone 6 Plus – that is one heavy iPhone!

You know, I was pretty excited about the 5.5″ iPhone 6 Plus, but I’m going to have to think about that one carefully and try it out first before deciding whether to upgrade or not. That is one HEAVY iPhone!

My current iPhone 5 (and the iPhone 5S) are both just 112 g and 7.6 mm thick. That is noticeably thinner and lighter than the iPhone 4S I used this summer (140 g and 9.3 mm thick).

When I was able to return to the iPhone 5 I felt relieved about the larger size of the screen, the faster speed, how thin it was and also the obviously lighter weight. The difference between 140 g and 112 g is a noticeable difference

Now Apple is moving in the same direction it did with iPads for a few years, until it finally came back with the lighter iPad Air.

The 4.7-inch iPhone 6 is thinner than the 4-inch iPhone 5 (6.9 mm vs 7.6 mm) but heaver: 129 g vs 112 g. Well, for 17 g maybe the larger size and other benefits are worth it.

But the 5.5-inch iPhone 6 Plus gives me pause. While 1/2 mm thinner than the iPhone 5 (7.1 mm vs 7.6 mm) look at how heavy it is! 172 g vs 112 g!

That’s 54% heavier than the iPhone 5!


That gives me pause…

I’m going to have to think about that one…


The iPhone 6 Plus – that is one heavy iPhone! — 3 Comments

  1. I’m glad that you put that in perspective. I probably won’t get one since I just got my 5 at Christmas. My son however, is high as a kite along with the Apple fury that is going on right now. So in that aspect, he will end up with one at Christmas time. I don’t see the advantages in the IPhone + series. It is too big for a pocket, and that’s what most people like.
    We’ll have to see.

  2. According to the spec sheet my Samsung Galaxy S5 weighs 145 grams. But because I’m always a contender for the Worlds Biggest Klutz title I have it in an industrial strength Otterbox case that brings the weight up to 229 grams according to my kitchen scale. At first the weight (and additional thickness) was kind of an issue but at this point I don’t even notice it any more. Now when I handle my wife’s identical phone in a minimalist case it seems weirdly small.

    I suspect that if you do go with the larger phone that after a couple of weeks it will seem perfectly natural.

  3. You are probably right. My friend has a new Android Torque by Kyocera. He got it because of its ruggedness and the fact that it’s waterproof. It weighs the same as the iPhone 6+, and it doesn’t seem so bad. And the iPhone 6+ is much thinner. I wonder if it will even fit in my pocket though.

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