Review: iPhone 6 Plus slays its giant Android rivals

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The iPhone 6s is selling like hotcakes.
The iPhone 6s is selling like hotcakes.
Photo: Jim Merithew/Cult of Mac

Verdict

Every iPhone Apple makes is better than the one that came before it, but whether or not you should upgrade all depends on the significance of the changes and improvements it makes and how important they are to you. With the iPhone 6 Plus, there’s something for everyone.

This wasn’t an incremental upgrade; Apple has introduced a new design, a faster processor, a bigger battery, an even better camera, and a stunning Retina HD display. Nothing has been left untouched. Even if you have last year’s iPhone 5s, then, the new models are still a big leap forward.

You just can't beat Apple at smartphone design. Photo: Jim Merithew/Cult of Mac
If you can live with its size, this is the best super-sized smartphone you can buy. Photo: Jim Merithew/Cult of Mac
Photo: Jim Merithew/Cult of Mac

The question shouldn’t be whether you should upgrade, then, but which iPhone 6 you should upgrade to — the regular, 4.7-inch one, or the 5.5-inch 6 Plus. And that all depends on how you’ll use your iPhone. If you can live with its size, I highly recommend the 6 Plus.

This is the only super-sized smartphone you should spend your money on right now.

If you use your smartphone for watching video, gaming, taking photos, or getting stuff done on the go — and you rely on good battery life — then it’s definitely the better option. In fact, I think it’s the best option.

Forget the Galaxy Note 4 and its somewhat improved design, or the Galaxy Note Edge with its funky curved display; this is the only super-sized smartphone you should spend your money on right now.