If you’ve attached yourself to a particular manufacturer, then you probably have a pretty easy decision to make every year, or every other year, when it comes time to pick up a new smartphone. I know quite a few people who just refuse to purchase an Apple-branded product, for instance, so they’ll never have to consider it. I know folks who will only buy HTC, or Sony, and some who just flat-out refuse to believe any other manufacturer than Samsung is the right choice for them.
If, on the other hand, you’re a connoisseur of all smartphones and don’t mind dabbling with other models, then picking one for your daily driver can be a bit of a task. Either that, or it just means you switch devices (and platforms) a lot, and that’s something you’ve learned to live with. And probably enjoy.
I fall into the latter category, with the slight exception that I probably don’t like switching as often as I do. I love using phones, and I certainly love trying them out and learning about them, but I’m still hoping that maybe one day, I’ll get a phone that makes me happy in every single way. From design, to features, to software, to battery life, to camera, to whatever else.
I’m still holding out faith it’ll happen. Maybe some day.
So, with that in mind, I’m looking at tomorrow’s date on the calendar and realizing that I’ve yet to make a very important decision. Which is . . . different, because when it comes to Apple the decision is usually pretty easy. That’s not really the case this time around, which is odd to me, because considering the two devices available to choose from, this normally should be an easy decision to make. I’m not a fan (at all) of phones with big displays. I honestly believe that a smartphone with a 4.7-inch display is just about perfect.
And yet, here I am, unable to really decide between the 4.7-inch iPhone 6 and the 5.5-inch iPhone 6 Plus.
I’ve honestly come close more than a few times, and yet I’ve talked myself out of each device each time. And not just out of one in general, but as, “No, you really want the iPhone 6 Plus, not the 6,” and vice versa. What should be an easy decision based on past experiences with other huge handsets is suddenly something that I’m trying to ignore, because the larger iPhone 6 variant has a larger battery and optical image stabilization. These two features continue to stand out to me. They keep pulling me back in.
So, I want to hear from you. I want to hear from the folks who plan on standing in a line tomorrow, and from those who have preordered a device already. Which one did you choose, and why? What was the deciding factor? Let me know!