Yesterday, October 30, 2014 my wife and I made a big decision to buy the iPhone 6 Plus. There were several reasons for this, chief among them were the fact that my old phone, the HTC One had all sorts of problems. The biggest problem that it had was purple pictures. My wife had the Samsung Galaxy S4 and she had a broken power plug and a shattered glass. Also we had eight months left on our contract so we took advantage of T-Mobile’s payoff of early termination fees (ETF).
My son bought the LG G3 phone that also has a 5.5 inch screen with a very sharp camera. In the pictures above, you can see the photos are not the greatest quality but it was a busy night and I just didn’t have time to take the picture right. We had company and I wanted to keep in line with past phones where I posted my new phone the same day I bought it. You can see on May 3, 2009, I posted about my brand new phone, a Blackberry Curve 8900. On April 29th 2011 we bought an iPhone 4. On May 12, 2013 I bought the HTC One.
On all of those phones except the iPhone 4, I had horrible experiences with poor quality and outright failure. While I’ve never been a fan of Apple in general, I have to admit the phone is pretty good quality. So I once again decided that the ridicule was worth it to once and for all have a phone that works. You can be assured that if this new phone fails me, I will say so.
With about six hours under my belt on a busy evening, I have to say that I really like it. I do think the new iPhone is way too thin. I would rather have a bulky thick phone that is proportional in thickness than a phone that is so thin that I am scared to death that I will break it. So far that is the one thing that I do not like about this phone. I am going to do some research and find the most bulky, thick case that I can find. This phone is very expensive and I don’t want to risk breaking it. Last night was a bad time to try to work on the phone because I have very little time to test it. I charged it for maybe an hour and then used it off and on for about two hours and the battery seemed pretty good. My old phone would go from 100% down to 90% with 10 minutes of use.
With my limited use, I would recommend it so far. It does have one negative other than being too thin and that is the slippery surface. I dropped it within 10 minutes of opening the box. Thankfully it was on a couch cushion so there was no risk of damaging it. I will post more information later because I have to get to work.