With the latest Apple iPhones coming to India in less than 2 weeks, a lot of buyers may be wondering which iPhone 6 is right for them. This is the first time ever that Apple has launched two separate iPhone models with similar specs. At least with the iPhone 5S and 5C, one was clearly the higher end model and one was the low end device.
With the iPhone 6 and 6 Plus, there are virtually no internal differences except for the battery size and the camera. So here’s a few things to keep in mind when deciding which iPhone 6 you should spend your money on.
The Price difference
Apple has announced that it will launch the iPhone 6 16GB variant in India at a price of Rs. 53,500, while the 5.5-inch iPhone 6 Plus will start at Rs. 62,500. That is a price difference of Rs. 9,000. Going for the smaller device would mean that you spend the money you save on accessories like Bluetooth headsets or iPhone 6 cases,.
The Size difference
Both the new iPhone 6 models are incredibly thin, at around the 7mm mark. The iPhone 6 Plus is slightly thicker but not enough for anyone to notice. It is the other dimensions that are wildly different. The iPhone 6 Plus isn’t just the largest iPhone ever but with a 5.5″ screen it is one of the largest smartphones period. Bordering on a phablet size, the 6 Plus needs two hands to use it and Apple even gave it a one-handed mode that slide the top of the screen down so you can actually reach it. Think about where you are going to carry your phone and whether the 6 Plus will fit in your hands, your pockets or your purse.
Though a lot of the stories of the iPhone 6 Plus being bent are media hype, there are still legitimate stories of users who have wound up with damaged iPhones just from having them in their trouser pockets. The iPhone 6 Plus is so large and so thin that this isn’t an unbelievable scenario. True, you could buy and iPhone 6 Plus cover that would provide some extra protection but there would still be that worry that you were going to ruin a device that cost more than Rs. 62,000, every time you sit down.
One of the main selling points of iPhones have always been that they have what is probably the best smartphone camera ever. If you are one of the people who uses the iPhone camera a lot, you will want the iPhone 6 Plus with its optical stabilization features, which the iPhone 6 lacks. Even though both are great cameras, the stabilization takes the iPhone 6 Plus closer to being the only camera you will ever need. There is a trade-off though. The camera on the 6 Plus sticks out of the body in an ugly camera bulge that spoils the smooth back and makes it impossible to lay the phone down flat. The only way to resolve this is with an iPhone 6 Plus case that evens out the bump and restores a flat back to the phone.