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The best and worst things about the iPhone 6 Plus

Published Jan 16th, 2015 12:05PM EST
iPhone 6 Plus Review

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BGR Media president Jonathan Geller loves the iPhone 6 Plus. And he hates it. And he loves it. Personally, I’m not a big fan. The phone itself is sleek and the software and surrounding ecosystem and the best in the business, but truth be told, it’s not a very good phablet. As I discussed at length in my Galaxy Note 4 review, the iPhone 6 Plus is just a bigger iPhone 6. That seems like a fairly obvious statement, but the truth of the matter is that Apple seemingly put precious little thought into phablet users’ needs and wants, and instead just checked a box next to “iPhone with a big screen.”

Sales have been phenomenal thus far thanks to pent-up demand for an iPhone phablet, but I think in the future we’ll see a bit more separation between Apple’s mid-sized iPhones and its supersized iPhones. The differences might be mainly software based, but Apple will soon make much better use of its larger canvases.

In the meantime, the iPhone 6 Plus has been out for almost four months now, and it’s time to take a closer look at Apple’s first phablet.

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Forbes contributor Gordon Kelly recently penned a nice quick piece covering the best and worst things about Apple’s iPhone 6. Posts like this are good for a few reasons. First, there are still tens of millions of people who will buy a new iPhone 6 in the coming months, and content like this gives them very useful tools while they shop.

Early iPhone reviews are nice, but experts’ thoughts after months with a phone are often more insightful than thoughts penned after a few days of usage, which is all the time we have when we first review devices.

So how is the iPhone 6 Plus looking to Kelly now that we’re four months in?

As was the case with his iPhone 6 post, Kelly does a good job of covering the best things about the iPhone 6 Plus. Among them are the larger display size, the class-leading performance and the great camera. He also goes into the worst things about Apple’s iPhone phablet, including issues with the iPhone 6 Plus’s design and the phone’s durability.

The post is a good read, and it’s linked below in our source section.

Zach Epstein
Zach Epstein Executive Editor

Zach Epstein has been the Executive Editor at BGR for more than 10 years. He manages BGR’s editorial team and ensures that best practices are adhered to. He also oversees the Ecommerce team and directs the daily flow of all content. Zach first joined BGR in 2007 as a Staff Writer covering business, technology, and entertainment.

His work has been quoted by countless top news organizations, and he was recently named one of the world's top 10 “power mobile influencers” by Forbes. Prior to BGR, Zach worked as an executive in marketing and business development with two private telcos.


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