Geekzone: technology news, blogs, forums
Guest
Welcome Guest.
You haven't logged in yet. If you don't have an account you can register now.




477 posts

Ultimate Geek


#233333 11-Apr-2018 16:58
Send private message

Hi all

 

 

 

I'm currently running an iPhone 7 which I love. I'm starting a new job in a few weeks and have the option of an 8 or an 8 plus. Seeing as I'm not actually paying the money for the phone, I was thinking I might try the 8 plus but I'm a little cautious about it's size.

 

What are your experiences with the plus size phones? Any buyers remorse? Do you drop it more than you would a smaller phone? How is it in your pocket? I generally don't run with my phone so that's not an issue for me.

 

Whatever I get, it will be the sole phone I run and I'll be doing something with my 7 (probably selling it, but one of my kids may inherit it).

 

Thanks for your thoughts.

 

 

 

 


View this topic in a long page with up to 500 replies per page Create new topic
 1 | 2
722 posts

Ultimate Geek

Subscriber

  #1994375 11-Apr-2018 17:09
Send private message

I always found the Plus a little too big for my pockets, depending on how tight your pants/jeans are. For that reason, I'd end up holding the phone like a purse instead of putting it in my pocket, which was annoying sometimes.

 

Sitting with it in my pocket was especially annoying as it would either try to escape or dig into my leg/thigh.


5997 posts

Uber Geek


  #1994377 11-Apr-2018 17:16
Send private message

I didn't like the plus either - won't fit in pocket, too big and clumsy, kept dropping it.


 
 
 
 


2208 posts

Uber Geek

Trusted
Subscriber

  #1994390 11-Apr-2018 18:04
Send private message

I'm the opposite. I went big and I could never go back. I just prefer the larger size and more screen space.

 

It's a tough one to answer because everyone's experiences and opinions will be different.

 

Can you go into a shop somewhere and play with a Plus for a bit and see what you think? Or would you have the option of choosing the Plus once you start then switching to the smaller version if you don't like it?





2018 iPad Pro 12.9 Wi-Fi 64GB (Space Grey) | 2018 iPad mini Wi-Fi 64GB (Space Grey) | iPhone 11 Pro Max 64GB (Midnight Green) | 2x HomePod (Space Grey) | 3x Apple TV 4K | Apple Watch Series 4 44mm (Space Grey)

 

Sony 65" A8F OLED TV | Sony 65" X850F LED TV | Sony 55" X900F LED TV


2218 posts

Uber Geek


  #1994399 11-Apr-2018 18:30
Send private message

I recently upgraded my 11yo daughter from a 6s to a 8+ and she has had no issue dealing with the bigger size... 

 

If you like the idea of a larger screen trust me you will make it work and never look back or regret

 

 

 

 


1496 posts

Uber Geek

Subscriber

  #1994405 11-Apr-2018 19:09
Send private message

Personally I'd wait till the the end of this year if you can because the move from 7 to 8 or X is a modest upgrade where as at least with the next version it'll be more sizeable step forward particularly if the rumours regarding the next version will be the move to the iPhone X design becoming the mainstream iPhone device.





Laptop: MacBook Pro (15-inch, 2017)
Desktop: iMac (27-inch, 2017)
Smartphone: iPhone 11 Pro Max 256GB 'Space Grey'
Additional devices: Unifi Security Gateway, Unifi Switch, Unifi AP AC HD, Unifi Cloud Key, Apple TV 4K 64GB
Services: YouTube Premium, Wordpress, Skinny Mobile and Broadband, G Suite

 


4683 posts

Uber Geek

Trusted
Subscriber

  #1994412 11-Apr-2018 19:52
Send private message

I bought a 6S+ two and a half years ago and have since upgraded to an 8+.

 

Initially I thought that fitting it in a pocket would be problematic, but I've found that it's actually fine. The smaller iPhones now took tiny to me in comparison to the plus versions, so I would never go back.

 

My advice would be to look at the physical dimensions on Apple's spec sheet, find an object of similar volume, and see if it fits your pockets comfortably. Keep in mind that iPhones are quite heavy relative to their volume - you don't want your pants falling down!


2611 posts

Uber Geek


  #1994415 11-Apr-2018 20:07
Send private message

I went from a 6S to a 7+ last year and absolutely love the bigger screen estate. So much so that it’s essentially my ‘core’ device for 90% of what I do, and I’ve also given up reading paper books entirely. Between Kindle app and Libby, I read at least 15-30 books a month and love having my whole library in my pocket all the time.

The smaller 6S just made for constant page flicks and screen adjustments to be able to read comfortably, and even websites are just so much more accessible.

I highly recommend the Plus sized phones myself 😉

 
 
 
 




477 posts

Ultimate Geek


  #1994738 12-Apr-2018 11:44
Send private message

Thanks all. I just put an order in for the plus. I'm still not entirely convinced. While I do like the screen, it's a little unbalanced when holding it in one hand. I've one of the standard Apple cases on my 7 which i find quite grippy so I'll get one of those for the 8+. It seems to fit well in my jeans pockets. I haven't tried it with my suit so hopefully it fits fine there. Hopefully this is a good choice.

 

If it was entirely up to me, I would have kept my 7 and got a new phone (through work) when the new ones come out but a free phone is a free phone :). 


46 posts

Geek


  #1994777 12-Apr-2018 12:29
Send private message

I went from a 6 to 6sPlus (work phone) and yes found the extra screen space the best thing.

 

Used both phones with a wallet style case and the Plus fits notes in fully without having to scrunch them up (yep, still carry cash)

 

Fits in my back or front pocket reasonably okay, but as its a large phone with a big case it is sometimes heavy. Have ditched most of my cards now that most shops will scan from the iPhone (using Stocard app for this).

 

When out walking I just hold the phone and no longer notice it.

 

Reachability (double tap the home button) works okay, but dont really use it these days as have just placed my commonly used apps at the bottom of the screen. Have also gotten used to two hands with the phone so dont really notice it.

 

 

Hoping to upgrade to the 8Plus or X later this year, depending on what work allows.

 

 

Have fun:-)

2523 posts

Uber Geek

Lifetime subscriber

  #1994853 12-Apr-2018 13:37
Send private message

Benjip:

 

I always found the Plus a little too big for my pockets, depending on how tight your pants/jeans are. For that reason, I'd end up holding the phone like a purse instead of putting it in my pocket, which was annoying sometimes.

 

Sitting with it in my pocket was especially annoying as it would either try to escape or dig into my leg/thigh.

 

 

Reminds me of one of my favourite "yo momma so fat..." jokes. I hope nobody is offended: "Yo momma so fat, when she sat on her iPhone she turned it into an iPad" !!!

 

 


2523 posts

Uber Geek

Lifetime subscriber

  #1994856 12-Apr-2018 13:49
Send private message

Wade:

 

I recently upgraded my 11yo daughter from a 6s to a 8+ and she has had no issue dealing with the bigger size... 

 

If you like the idea of a larger screen trust me you will make it work and never look back or regret

 

 

My 13yo daughter now wants to leave us and be adopted by you! Poor petal having to make do with a crappy Nokia windows8 phone!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 




477 posts

Ultimate Geek


#1994865 12-Apr-2018 13:58
Send private message

kryptonjohn:

 

Wade:

 

I recently upgraded my 11yo daughter from a 6s to a 8+ and she has had no issue dealing with the bigger size... 

 

If you like the idea of a larger screen trust me you will make it work and never look back or regret

 

 

My 13yo daughter now wants to leave us and be adopted by you! Poor petal having to make do with a crappy Nokia windows8 phone!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

At my current job, one of my colleagues was given a 4s as his work phone. I used to mock him with the fact that my kids (4 and 7) have my wife and I's old 5s's. He didn't like it very much 


2523 posts

Uber Geek

Lifetime subscriber

  #1994867 12-Apr-2018 13:59
Send private message

Jeez, what did he get for a car, a Trabant? LOL.

 

 


3311 posts

Uber Geek


  #1994910 12-Apr-2018 14:50
Send private message

I prefer the smaller size of the X but it still has the big screen.

 

I had an iPhone 7 Plus before and did find it a pain sometimes.


16469 posts

Uber Geek


  #1994991 12-Apr-2018 17:00
Send private message

I like the smaller iphone SE size myself, and apparently there could be a new one coming out soon. I suspect it could be more iphone X like. I don't like a large phones in my pocket, and I like being able to use it one handed, without getting OOS stretching the thumb across the screen. 


 1 | 2
View this topic in a long page with up to 500 replies per page Create new topic




News »

Freeview On Demand app launches on Sony Android TVs
Posted 6-Aug-2020 13:35


UFB hits more than one million connections
Posted 6-Aug-2020 09:42


D-Link A/NZ extends COVR Wi-Fi EasyMesh System series with new three-pack
Posted 4-Aug-2020 15:01


New Zealand software Rfider tracks coffee from Colombia all the way to New Zealand businesses
Posted 3-Aug-2020 10:35


Logitech G launches Pro X Wireless gaming headset
Posted 3-Aug-2020 10:21


Sony Alpha 7S III provides supreme imaging performance
Posted 3-Aug-2020 10:11


Sony introduces first CFexpress Type A memory card
Posted 3-Aug-2020 10:05


Marsello acquires Goody consolidating online and in-store marketing position
Posted 30-Jul-2020 16:26


Fonterra first major customer for Microsoft's New Zealand datacentre
Posted 30-Jul-2020 08:07


Everything we learnt at the IBM Cloud Forum 2020
Posted 29-Jul-2020 14:45


Dropbox launches native HelloSign workflow and data residency in Australia
Posted 29-Jul-2020 12:48


Spark launches 5G in Palmerston North
Posted 29-Jul-2020 09:50


Lenovo brings speed and smarter features to new 5G mobile gaming phone
Posted 28-Jul-2020 22:00


Withings raises $60 million to enable bridge between patients and healthcare
Posted 28-Jul-2020 21:51


QNAP integrates Catalyst Cloud Object Storage into Hybrid Backup solution
Posted 28-Jul-2020 21:40



Geekzone Live »

Try automatic live updates from Geekzone directly in your browser, without refreshing the page, with Geekzone Live now.


Support Geekzone »

Our community of supporters help make Geekzone possible. Click the button below to join them.

Support Geezone on PressPatron



Are you subscribed to our RSS feed? You can download the latest headlines and summaries from our stories directly to your computer or smartphone by using a feed reader.

Alternatively, you can receive a daily email with Geekzone updates.