How to Tell If the iPhone 6 or iPhone 6 Plus Is Right For You

Apple's new iPhones are similar in many ways, but if you're considering an iPhone 6 or iPhone 6 Plus purchase you should consider these five key differences — especially if you plan to preorder a device without actually handling it.

iPhone 6 / iPhone 6 Plus

On Tuesday, Apple unveiled the latest additions to its iPhone family, the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus. They're the largest iPhones ever, and according to Apple, they're "better in every way" than its last generation of smartphones. Both of these high-end devices are very similar, but there are five notable differences between them that potential iPhone 6 buyers should consider before making a purchase.

1) iPhone 6 v. iPhone 6 Plus: Size and Weight

The most obvious difference between the two new iPhones is size. The iPhone 6 Plus is gigantic, and it's Apple first real "phablet." (The iPhone 6 Plus is so big, it could replace your 7-inch tablet.)

The iPhone 6 Plus packs a 5.5-inch display, but its true height is about 6.22 inches (158.1 mm), with the bezel around the screen making up for the additional space. It's also 3.06 inches (77.8 mm) wide. Its sibling, iPhone 6, has a 4.7-inch screen, but its actual height is 5.44 inches, and it's 2.64 inches wide.

The differences in size may not sound like much, but anyone interested in purchasing either model would be wise to print out this size comparison graphic from before making a decision. The iPhone 6 Plus is huge. If you're not used to a similarly sized phone, it could be a bit overwhelming.

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