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Compare Apple iPhone 6 Plus deals in Australia

Here's a list of all the top Apple iPhone 6 Plus deals we recommend in Australia. These are handpicked based on quality of the network, what you get in with the plan, and of course, value for money.

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Apple iPhone 6 Plus

$35 a month

Vodafone

$ 30 Vodafone Plan

Infinite calls Vodafone to Vodafone and infinite TXT

$300 value

300 MB

24 months

Extra data for students

All for use within Australia. Cost of 1MB included data is $0.10

$65 / month
$35 handset + $30 plan

Min. Total Cost $1,560
over 24 months

Apple iPhone 6 Plus

$30 a month

Vodafone

$ 40 Vodafone Plan

Infinite calls Vodafone to Vodafone and infinite TXT

$400 value

500 MB

24 months

Extra data for students

All for use within Australia. Cost of 1MB included data is $0.10

$70 / month
$30 handset + $40 plan

Min. Total Cost $1,680
over 24 months

Apple iPhone 6 Plus

$25 a month

Vodafone

$ 50 Vodafone Plan

Infinite calls Vodafone to Vodafone and infinite TXT

$500 value

1 GB

24 months

Extra data for students

All for use within Australia. Cost of 1MB included data is $0.10

$75 / month
$25 handset + $50 plan

Min. Total Cost $1,800
over 24 months

Apple iPhone 6 Plus

$20 a month

Vodafone

$ 60 Vodafone Plan

Infinite calls Vodafone to Vodafone and infinite TXT

Unlimited

2 GB

24 months

Extra data for students

All for use within Australia. Cost of 1MB included data is $0.10

$80 / month
$20 handset + $60 plan

Min. Total Cost $1,920
over 24 months

Apple iPhone 6 Plus

$15 a month

Vodafone

$ 70 Vodafone Plan

Infinite calls Vodafone to Vodafone and infinite TXT

Unlimited

3 GB

24 months

1 month free access fees

All for use within Australia. Cost of 1MB included data is $0.10

$85 / month
$15 handset + $70 plan

Min. Total Cost $2,040
over 24 months

Apple iPhone 6 Plus

$10 a month

Vodafone

$ 80 Vodafone Plan

Infinite calls Vodafone to Vodafone and infinite TXT

Unlimited

4 GB

24 months

Bonus 1GB of extra data

All for use within Australia. Cost of 1MB included data is $0.10

$90 / month
$10 handset + $80 plan

Min. Total Cost $2,160
over 24 months

Apple iPhone 6 Plus

$4 a month

Vodafone

$ 100 Vodafone Plan

Infinite calls Vodafone to Vodafone and infinite TXT

Unlimited

6 GB

24 months

Bonus 2GB of extra data

All for use within Australia. Cost of 1MB included data is $0.10

$104 / month
$4 handset + $100 plan

Min. Total Cost $2,496
over 24 months

Apple iPhone 6 Plus

$41 a month

Vodafone

$ 30 Vodafone Plan

Infinite calls Vodafone to Vodafone and infinite TXT

$300 value

300 MB

24 months

Extra data for students

All for use within Australia. Cost of 1MB included data is $0.10

$71 / month
$41 handset + $30 plan

Min. Total Cost $1,704
over 24 months

Apple iPhone 6 Plus

$35 a month

Vodafone

$ 40 Vodafone Plan

Infinite calls Vodafone to Vodafone and infinite TXT

$400 value

500 MB

24 months

Extra data for students

All for use within Australia. Cost of 1MB included data is $0.10

$75 / month
$35 handset + $40 plan

Min. Total Cost $1,800
over 24 months

Apple iPhone 6 Plus

$32 a month

Vodafone

$ 50 Vodafone Plan

Infinite calls Vodafone to Vodafone and infinite TXT

$500 value

1 GB

24 months

Extra data for students

All for use within Australia. Cost of 1MB included data is $0.10

$82 / month
$32 handset + $50 plan

Min. Total Cost $1,968
over 24 months

Apple iPhone 6 Plus

$27 a month

Vodafone

$ 60 Vodafone Plan

Infinite calls Vodafone to Vodafone and infinite TXT

Unlimited

2 GB

24 months

Extra data for students

All for use within Australia. Cost of 1MB included data is $0.10

$87 / month
$27 handset + $60 plan

Min. Total Cost $2,088
over 24 months

Apple iPhone 6 Plus

$22 a month

Vodafone

$ 70 Vodafone Plan

Infinite calls Vodafone to Vodafone and infinite TXT

Unlimited

3 GB

24 months

1 month free access fees

All for use within Australia. Cost of 1MB included data is $0.10

$92 / month
$22 handset + $70 plan

Min. Total Cost $2,208
over 24 months

Apple iPhone 6 Plus

$16 a month

Vodafone

$ 80 Vodafone Plan

Infinite calls Vodafone to Vodafone and infinite TXT

Unlimited

4 GB

24 months

Bonus 1GB of extra data

All for use within Australia. Cost of 1MB included data is $0.10

$96 / month
$16 handset + $80 plan

Min. Total Cost $2,304
over 24 months

Apple iPhone 6 Plus

$9 a month

Vodafone

$ 100 Vodafone Plan

Infinite calls Vodafone to Vodafone and infinite TXT

Unlimited

6 GB

24 months

Bonus 2GB of extra data

All for use within Australia. Cost of 1MB included data is $0.10

$109 / month
$9 handset + $100 plan

Min. Total Cost $2,616
over 24 months

Apple iPhone 6 Plus

$45 a month

Vodafone

$ 30 Vodafone Plan

Infinite calls Vodafone to Vodafone and infinite TXT

$300 value

300 MB

24 months

Extra data for students

All for use within Australia. Cost of 1MB included data is $0.10

$75 / month
$45 handset + $30 plan

Min. Total Cost $1,800
over 24 months

Apple iPhone 6 Plus

$40 a month

Vodafone

$ 40 Vodafone Plan

Infinite calls Vodafone to Vodafone and infinite TXT

$400 value

500 MB

24 months

Extra data for students

All for use within Australia. Cost of 1MB included data is $0.10

$80 / month
$40 handset + $40 plan

Min. Total Cost $1,920
over 24 months

Apple iPhone 6 Plus

$37 a month

Vodafone

$ 50 Vodafone Plan

Infinite calls Vodafone to Vodafone and infinite TXT

$500 value

1 GB

24 months

Extra data for students

All for use within Australia. Cost of 1MB included data is $0.10

$87 / month
$37 handset + $50 plan

Min. Total Cost $2,088
over 24 months

Apple iPhone 6 Plus

$32 a month

Vodafone

$ 60 Vodafone Plan

Infinite calls Vodafone to Vodafone and infinite TXT

Unlimited

2 GB

24 months

Extra data for students

All for use within Australia. Cost of 1MB included data is $0.10

$92 / month
$32 handset + $60 plan

Min. Total Cost $2,208
over 24 months

Apple iPhone 6 Plus

$27 a month

Vodafone

$ 70 Vodafone Plan

Infinite calls Vodafone to Vodafone and infinite TXT

Unlimited

3 GB

24 months

1 month free access fees

All for use within Australia. Cost of 1MB included data is $0.10

$97 / month
$27 handset + $70 plan

Min. Total Cost $2,328
over 24 months

Apple iPhone 6 Plus

$21 a month

Vodafone

$ 80 Vodafone Plan

Infinite calls Vodafone to Vodafone and infinite TXT

Unlimited

4 GB

24 months

Bonus 1GB of extra data

All for use within Australia. Cost of 1MB included data is $0.10

$101 / month
$21 handset + $80 plan

Min. Total Cost $2,424
over 24 months

Apple iPhone 6 Plus

$13 a month

Vodafone

$ 100 Vodafone Plan

Infinite calls Vodafone to Vodafone and infinite TXT

Unlimited

6 GB

24 months

Bonus 2GB of extra data

All for use within Australia. Cost of 1MB included data is $0.10

$113 / month
$13 handset + $100 plan

Min. Total Cost $2,712
over 24 months

Apple iPhone 6 Plus

$34 a month

Virgin

$ 30 Virgin Mobile Plan

Unlimited mobile calls & text Virgin to Virgin within Oz

$300 value

300 MB

24 months

EXCLUSIVE BENEFITS

All for use within Australia. Cost of 1MB included data is $0.21

$64 / month
$34 handset + $30 plan

Min. Total Cost $1,536
over 24 months

Apple iPhone 6 Plus

$29 a month

Virgin

$ 40 Virgin Mobile Plan

Unlimited mobile calls & text Virgin to Virgin within Oz

$450 value

500 MB

24 months

EXCLUSIVE BENEFITS

All for use within Australia. Cost of 1MB included data is $0.21

$69 / month
$29 handset + $40 plan

Min. Total Cost $1,656
over 24 months

Apple iPhone 6 Plus

$24 a month

Virgin

$ 50 Virgin Mobile Plan

Unlimited mobile calls & text Virgin to Virgin within Oz

$500 value

1 GB

24 months

EXCLUSIVE BENEFITS

All for use within Australia. Cost of 1MB included data is $0.21

$74 / month
$24 handset + $50 plan

Min. Total Cost $1,776
over 24 months

Apple iPhone 6 Plus

$19 a month

Virgin

$ 60 Virgin Mobile Plan

Unlimited mobile calls & text Virgin to Virgin within Oz

$700 value

2 GB

24 months

EXCLUSIVE BENEFITS

All for use within Australia. Cost of 1MB included data is $0.21

$79 / month
$19 handset + $60 plan

Min. Total Cost $1,896
over 24 months

Apple iPhone 6 Plus

$8 a month

Virgin

$ 80 Virgin Mobile Plan

Unlimited mobile calls & text Virgin to Virgin within Oz

Unlimited

4 GB

24 months

EXCLUSIVE BENEFITS

All for use within Australia. Cost of 1MB included data is $0.21

$88 / month
$8 handset + $80 plan

Min. Total Cost $2,112
over 24 months

Apple iPhone 6 Plus

$1 a month

Virgin

$ 100 Virgin Mobile Plan

Unlimited mobile calls & text Virgin to Virgin within Oz

Unlimited

6 GB

24 months

EXCLUSIVE BENEFITS

All for use within Australia. Cost of 1MB included data is $0.21

$101 / month
$1 handset + $100 plan

Min. Total Cost $2,424
over 24 months

Apple iPhone 6 Plus

$40 a month

Virgin

$ 30 Virgin Mobile Plan

Unlimited mobile calls & text Virgin to Virgin within Oz

$300 value

300 MB

24 months

EXCLUSIVE BENEFITS

All for use within Australia. Cost of 1MB included data is $0.21

$70 / month
$40 handset + $30 plan

Min. Total Cost $1,680
over 24 months

Apple iPhone 6 Plus

$34 a month

Virgin

$ 40 Virgin Mobile Plan

Unlimited mobile calls & text Virgin to Virgin within Oz

$450 value

500 MB

24 months

EXCLUSIVE BENEFITS

All for use within Australia. Cost of 1MB included data is $0.21

$74 / month
$34 handset + $40 plan

Min. Total Cost $1,776
over 24 months

Apple iPhone 6 Plus

$31 a month

Virgin

$ 50 Virgin Mobile Plan

Unlimited mobile calls & text Virgin to Virgin within Oz

$500 value

1 GB

24 months

EXCLUSIVE BENEFITS

All for use within Australia. Cost of 1MB included data is $0.21

$81 / month
$31 handset + $50 plan

Min. Total Cost $1,944
over 24 months

Apple iPhone 6 Plus

$26 a month

Virgin

$ 60 Virgin Mobile Plan

Unlimited mobile calls & text Virgin to Virgin within Oz

$700 value

2 GB

24 months

EXCLUSIVE BENEFITS

All for use within Australia. Cost of 1MB included data is $0.21

$86 / month
$26 handset + $60 plan

Min. Total Cost $2,064
over 24 months

Apple iPhone 6 Plus

$14 a month

Virgin

$ 80 Virgin Mobile Plan

Unlimited mobile calls & text Virgin to Virgin within Oz

Unlimited

4 GB

24 months

EXCLUSIVE BENEFITS

All for use within Australia. Cost of 1MB included data is $0.21

$94 / month
$14 handset + $80 plan

Min. Total Cost $2,256
over 24 months

Apple iPhone 6 Plus

$6 a month

Virgin

$ 100 Virgin Mobile Plan

Unlimited mobile calls & text Virgin to Virgin within Oz

Unlimited

6 GB

24 months

EXCLUSIVE BENEFITS

All for use within Australia. Cost of 1MB included data is $0.21

$106 / month
$6 handset + $100 plan

Min. Total Cost $2,544
over 24 months

Apple iPhone 6 Plus

$44 a month

Virgin

$ 30 Virgin Mobile Plan

Unlimited mobile calls & text Virgin to Virgin within Oz

$300 value

300 MB

24 months

EXCLUSIVE BENEFITS

All for use within Australia. Cost of 1MB included data is $0.21

$74 / month
$44 handset + $30 plan

Min. Total Cost $1,776
over 24 months

Apple iPhone 6 Plus

$39 a month

Virgin

$ 40 Virgin Mobile Plan

Unlimited mobile calls & text Virgin to Virgin within Oz

$450 value

500 MB

24 months

EXCLUSIVE BENEFITS

All for use within Australia. Cost of 1MB included data is $0.21

$79 / month
$39 handset + $40 plan

Min. Total Cost $1,896
over 24 months

Apple iPhone 6 Plus

$36 a month

Virgin

$ 50 Virgin Mobile Plan

Unlimited mobile calls & text Virgin to Virgin within Oz

$500 value

1 GB

24 months

EXCLUSIVE BENEFITS

All for use within Australia. Cost of 1MB included data is $0.21

$86 / month
$36 handset + $50 plan

Min. Total Cost $2,064
over 24 months

Apple iPhone 6 Plus

$31 a month

Virgin

$ 60 Virgin Mobile Plan

Unlimited mobile calls & text Virgin to Virgin within Oz

$700 value

2 GB

24 months

EXCLUSIVE BENEFITS

All for use within Australia. Cost of 1MB included data is $0.21

$91 / month
$31 handset + $60 plan

Min. Total Cost $2,184
over 24 months

Apple iPhone 6 Plus

$19 a month

Virgin

$ 80 Virgin Mobile Plan

Unlimited mobile calls & text Virgin to Virgin within Oz

Unlimited

4 GB

24 months

EXCLUSIVE BENEFITS

All for use within Australia. Cost of 1MB included data is $0.21

$99 / month
$19 handset + $80 plan

Min. Total Cost $2,376
over 24 months

Apple iPhone 6 Plus

$10 a month

Virgin

$ 100 Virgin Mobile Plan

Unlimited mobile calls & text Virgin to Virgin within Oz

Unlimited

6 GB

24 months

EXCLUSIVE BENEFITS

All for use within Australia. Cost of 1MB included data is $0.21

$110 / month
$10 handset + $100 plan

Min. Total Cost $2,640
over 24 months

Apple iPhone 6 Plus

$32 a month

Optus

$ 35 Optus My Plan

Unlimited standard text and MMS to Australian Mobiles. Optus Mobile Fair GoTM Policy applies.

300 min

500 MB

24 months

Free delivery for online orders

All for use within Australia. Cost of 1MB included data is $0.03

$67 / month
$32 handset + $35 plan

Min. Total Cost $1,608
over 24 months

Apple iPhone 6 Plus

$27 a month

Optus

$ 50 Optus My Plan

Unlimited standard text and MMS to Australian Mobiles. Optus Mobile Fair GoTM Policy applies.

600 min

1 GB

24 months

Free delivery for online orders

All for use within Australia. Cost of 1MB included data is $0.02

$77 / month
$27 handset + $50 plan

Min. Total Cost $1,848
over 24 months

Apple iPhone 6 Plus

$25 a month

Optus

$ 60 Optus My Plan

Unlimited standard text and MMS to Australian Mobiles. Optus Mobile Fair GoTM Policy applies.

Unlimited

2.5 GB

24 months

Bonus 500MB Data

All for use within Australia. Cost of 1MB included data is $0.01

$85 / month
$25 handset + $60 plan

Min. Total Cost $2,040
over 24 months

Apple iPhone 6 Plus

$9 a month

Optus

$ 80 Optus My Plan

Unlimited standard text and MMS to Australian Mobiles. Optus Mobile Fair GoTM Policy applies.

Unlimited

5 GB

24 months

Bonus 2GB Data

All for use within Australia. Cost of 1MB included data is $0.01

$89 / month
$9 handset + $80 plan

Min. Total Cost $2,136
over 24 months

Apple iPhone 6 Plus

$2 a month

Optus

$ 100 Optus My Plan

Unlimited standard text and MMS to Australian Mobiles. Optus Mobile Fair GoTM Policy applies.

Unlimited

8 GB

24 months

Bonus 3GB Data

All for use within Australia. Cost of 1MB included data is $0.01

$102 / month
$2 handset + $100 plan

Min. Total Cost $2,448
over 24 months

Apple iPhone 6 Plus

$37 a month

Optus

$ 35 Optus My Plan

Unlimited standard text and MMS to Australian Mobiles. Optus Mobile Fair GoTM Policy applies.

300 min

500 MB

24 months

Free delivery for online orders

All for use within Australia. Cost of 1MB included data is $0.03

$72 / month
$37 handset + $35 plan

Min. Total Cost $1,728
over 24 months

Apple iPhone 6 Plus

$33 a month

Optus

$ 50 Optus My Plan

Unlimited standard text and MMS to Australian Mobiles. Optus Mobile Fair GoTM Policy applies.

600 min

1 GB

24 months

Free delivery for online orders

All for use within Australia. Cost of 1MB included data is $0.02

$83 / month
$33 handset + $50 plan

Min. Total Cost $1,992
over 24 months

Apple iPhone 6 Plus

$32 a month

Optus

$ 60 Optus My Plan

Unlimited standard text and MMS to Australian Mobiles. Optus Mobile Fair GoTM Policy applies.

Unlimited

2.5 GB

24 months

Bonus 500MB Data

All for use within Australia. Cost of 1MB included data is $0.01

$92 / month
$32 handset + $60 plan

Min. Total Cost $2,208
over 24 months

Apple iPhone 6 Plus

$15 a month

Optus

$ 80 Optus My Plan

Unlimited standard text and MMS to Australian Mobiles. Optus Mobile Fair GoTM Policy applies.

Unlimited

5 GB

24 months

Bonus 2GB Data

All for use within Australia. Cost of 1MB included data is $0.01

$95 / month
$15 handset + $80 plan

Min. Total Cost $2,280
over 24 months

Apple iPhone 6 Plus

$7 a month

Optus

$ 100 Optus My Plan

Unlimited standard text and MMS to Australian Mobiles. Optus Mobile Fair GoTM Policy applies.

Unlimited

8 GB

24 months

Bonus 3GB Data

All for use within Australia. Cost of 1MB included data is $0.01

$107 / month
$7 handset + $100 plan

Min. Total Cost $2,568
over 24 months

Apple iPhone 6 Plus

$42 a month

Optus

$ 35 Optus My Plan

Unlimited standard text and MMS to Australian Mobiles. Optus Mobile Fair GoTM Policy applies.

300 min

500 MB

24 months

Free delivery for online orders

All for use within Australia. Cost of 1MB included data is $0.03

$77 / month
$42 handset + $35 plan

Min. Total Cost $1,848
over 24 months

Apple iPhone 6 Plus

$38 a month

Optus

$ 50 Optus My Plan

Unlimited standard text and MMS to Australian Mobiles. Optus Mobile Fair GoTM Policy applies.

600 min

1 GB

24 months

Free delivery for online orders

All for use within Australia. Cost of 1MB included data is $0.02

$88 / month
$38 handset + $50 plan

Min. Total Cost $2,112
over 24 months

Apple iPhone 6 Plus

$37 a month

Optus

$ 60 Optus My Plan

Unlimited standard text and MMS to Australian Mobiles. Optus Mobile Fair GoTM Policy applies.

Unlimited

2.5 GB

24 months

Bonus 500MB Data

All for use within Australia. Cost of 1MB included data is $0.01

$97 / month
$37 handset + $60 plan

Min. Total Cost $2,328
over 24 months

Apple iPhone 6 Plus

$20 a month

Optus

$ 80 Optus My Plan

Unlimited standard text and MMS to Australian Mobiles. Optus Mobile Fair GoTM Policy applies.

Unlimited

5 GB

24 months

Bonus 2GB Data

All for use within Australia. Cost of 1MB included data is $0.01

$100 / month
$20 handset + $80 plan

Min. Total Cost $2,400
over 24 months

Apple iPhone 6 Plus

$11 a month

Optus

$ 100 Optus My Plan

Unlimited standard text and MMS to Australian Mobiles. Optus Mobile Fair GoTM Policy applies.

Unlimited

8 GB

24 months

Bonus 3GB Data

All for use within Australia. Cost of 1MB included data is $0.01

$111 / month
$11 handset + $100 plan

Min. Total Cost $2,664
over 24 months

Apple iPhone 6 Plus

$31 a month

Telstra

$ 55 Everyday Connect

All included usage to standard Australian numbers. Excludes use overseas.

$550 value

500 MB

24 months

Free delivery

All for use within Australia. Cost of 1MB included data is $0.03

$86 / month
$31 handset + $55 plan

Min. Total Cost $2,064
over 24 months

Apple iPhone 6 Plus

$37 a month

Telstra

$ 55 Everyday Connect

All included usage to standard Australian numbers. Excludes use overseas.

$550 value

500 MB

24 months

Free delivery

All for use within Australia. Cost of 1MB included data is $0.03

$92 / month
$37 handset + $55 plan

Min. Total Cost $2,208
over 24 months

Apple iPhone 6 Plus

$42 a month

Telstra

$ 55 Everyday Connect

All included usage to standard Australian numbers. Excludes use overseas.

$550 value

500 MB

24 months

Free delivery

All for use within Australia. Cost of 1MB included data is $0.03

$97 / month
$42 handset + $55 plan

Min. Total Cost $2,328
over 24 months

Where to find Apple iPhone 6 Plus deals

There are many plans for the Apple iPhone 6 Plus out there, but below are the ones and a good place to start your search. Good luck!

Why get the Apple iPhone 6 Plus?

There's no phone as beautiful as an iPhone. If you've got a pile of Apple hardware already, you probably won't even consider an Android.

What's good
Finally, a great screensize - 5.5 inches
Thin and beautiful
Use your iCloud to automatically migrate from your old phone
iOS 8 - Apple's software 'just works'
What's not so good
May bend better than Beckham
More expensive than most laptops
Dimensions too large for some Apple fans
ProcessorA8 chip with 64-bit architecture, M8 motion coprocessor
Memory16 GB / 64 GB / 128 GB
Camera8MP iSight camera with 1.5µ pixels; Panorama (up to 43 MP); Optical image stabilization
Video1080p HD video recording (30 fps or 60 fps)
OSApple iOS 8
Dimensions158.1 mm x 77.8 mm x 7.1 mm
Weight172 grams
Network SupportGSM/EDGE, UMTS/HSPA+, DC-HSDPA, LTE
Screen Size45.5 inch (diagonal)
Screen Resolution1920-by-1080-pixel at 401 ppi
SIM TypeNano-SIM

iPhone 6 Plus – WhatPhone review

Apple finally decided to make us an iPhablet. Ok , so that doesn’t really roll off the tongue. Instead it’s got the snazzy and imaginative name of the iPhone 6 Plus. Personally, I find it a bit too big for my pocket but I will overlook that as it’s so beautiful in so many other ways. If you are after a very large screen and some great features then the new Apple phablet might be for you too. Here is our review!

 

iPhone 6 Plus: What makes it ‘Plus?’

The ‘Plus’ will cost you. You are looking at forking out an additional $120 minimum versus the standard iPhone 6 if you buy it outright. So what will you get for that?

  • Bigger phone, larger screen
  • Slightly sharper picture
  • Same camera but with Optical Image Stabilisation
  • Better battery life
  • New Reachability feature to enable one handed use on this super sized handset

Still undecided on whether the ‘Plus’ might be for you? Read on for the full low down.

 

Design is a Plus

You don’t win any prizes for guessing it’s bigger than the standard iPhone 6. It’s 7.1mm thick which is remarkably slim for such a beast of a phone. It’s actually not much thicker than the iPhone 6 which is 6.8mm. It’s a long and slender 15.8cm and it weighs 172g vs the iPhone 6 at 129g. I don’t think the extra 43g is going to make you start wheezing when you are hauling it along the street! It’s made of curved aluminum, just like the iPhone 6 and offers the same colour choice.

 

The Screen is the main winner

The screen is the major difference. Unsurprisingly, the larger phone brings with it a larger screen. A beautiful 5.5 inch Retina HD display. The screen size is much closer to the competing Android handsets. The upcoming Samsung Galaxy Note 4 has a 5.7 inch screen so Samsung have trumped Apple in this regard. However the screen is plenty big enough, it feels huge without making the phone feel over-sized.

The iPhone 6 Plus screen has full HD 1920 x 1080 pixel resolution with 401 ppi (pixels per inch). The pixel density fairs better than the standard iPhone 6 so the ‘Plus’ will buy you a sharper picture on your screen. However, this isn’t the best screen on the market. Tim Cook’s strongest opponent have kept ahead delivering an immense 2560 x 1440 resolution with 515 ppi on the Samsung Galaxy Note 4. These numbers will wow most of us and when we have our new shiny phones we will proudly show off our sharp screens with high ppi to our friends but seriously, can the naked untrained eye really tell the difference between 401 pixels per inch and 515 pixels per inch? I certainly won’t be getting out my magnifying glass to count! I suspect both screens will look awesome and I will be looking to other differences to make a choice.

 

Focus on the camera

The iPhone 6 Plus camera is for the large part the same as the standard iPhone 6. However there is one major difference. The iPhone 6 Plus has Optical Image Stabilisation whereas the standard iPhone 6 just has Digital Image Stabilisation.

What’s the difference and do I care? Image stabilisation is useful. Think shaking hand due to too many drinks/ laughter/nervousness and the iPhone can help you still capture that perfect picture or video. With the digital version of this cool feature it’s essentially software helping you out, with the optical version there is a moving element inside the lens that moves to compensate for your shaky movement. The optical version is usually much more effective and Apple have saved this awesome optical feature for iPhone 6 Plus. This will also mean you can take better pictures in low light.

 

A few hours more life

You’ll get a few extra hours use out of your iPhone 6 Plus than a standard iPhone 6. The larger frame means there is room for a larger battery. My biggest problem with iPhones has always been battery life and I have at least one crisis a week when my battery dies on me. This alone makes me want the ‘Plus’ version. Apparently the iPhone 6 Plus will get you 16 days of talk time versus 10 on the iPhone 6, or 14 hours of video versus 11.

 

Reachability

Most people like to be able to use their phone with one hand. Unless you have the hands of a giant you are unlikely to be able to do everything with one hand on the iPhone 6 Plus in the way you are used to. With the standard iPhone 6 you quickly adjust to the larger size but with the ‘Plus’ version it’s a whole different kettle of fish. Helpfully our friends at Apple have created a Reachability feature to help us out a bit. By double tapping the home button the content on the top half of the screen moves down to the bottom, Now your short stubby thumb can reach the top of the web page/ browser address box etc.  Genius!

 

What things are the same on the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus?

The Brains

Does the bigger phone with the bigger screen and higher resolution have a bigger brain to warrant calling it the ‘Plus’? Nope. It has the same new A8 processing chip as the standard iPhone 6 but I am sure this is plenty fast enough and equally I am sure that the 1GB of RAM is plenty big enough to enable the iPhone 6 Plus to be awesome.

As with the iPhone 6 there has also been an upgrade to the companion CPU, the M8 co-processor which will make it easier to pair with fitness apps. It also includes things like a barometer which can track your elevation as well as movement.

 

Storage

Both the iPhone 6 and the iPhone 6 Plus have the same options for on-board storage. You have the choice of 16GB, 64GB or a massive 128GB.

 

Apple Pay

In my view the single best thing about the new iPhone 6 and 6 Plus is Apple Pay.  The ability to pay for your shopping by tapping your phone at the checkout is truly amazing. My phone lives in my pocket, my purse lives in my handbag. My handbag is full and over flowing with nappies, wipes, old packets of raisins, breadsticks, spare kids clothes and toys. If I didn’t have to delve into that tardis of kids paraphernalia 15 times a day to find my purse I would be eternally grateful to Apple. It’s cool that Touch ID is built in to make it secure too. Unfortunately Apple Pay is only going to be available once the retailers implement the checkout technology and this may take a while but seriously, I can’t wait.

 

iOS 8

Let’s hope that the latest update to the problematic iOS 8 platform has fixed the horrendous problems it has suffered so far. With those major teething problems rectified let’s forget about that painful debacle and concentrate on all the positives that iOS 8 brings to the iPhone.

 

Our top updates are:

  • Family sharing. Share purchased iTunes content with your nearest and dearest. Most importantly for parents you can keep a close eye on what your kids are buying.
  • The introduction of iCloud Drive. Previously you could save and synchronise files to iCloud but you couldn’t access them directly from your phone. Now you can. For example you can access your backed-up photos directly from your device (as you can with Google Drive). You get 5GB storage for free.
  • The photo app is on the up. More photo editing capabilities – at last I can straighten those wonky photos. You can now search your photo library for your favourite shots and using a heart icon you can build up a collection of your top pics.
  • Cool camera. The camera app now has a self timer for all those group photos. Now no-body has to be left out.
  • Continuity. The ability to work hand in hand with your Mac, iPad or other iOS 8 device. Do you ever start an email on your computer, get distracted and forget to send it? Wouldn’t it be great if you could finish that email on your phone and send it from the pub? Well now you can, along with a whole host of other things that you can start on one device and finish on another!

The wrap

All this is just a load of facts and figures, the hard stuff about what the phone is like. It doesn’t talk about how it makes you feel. I used one for a few days and I’ll be honest I considered making up some lie about losing it so I didn’t have to give it back. It doesn’t fit comfortably in my pocket but this is possibly the only negative point I can find to say. When it’s in my hand I LOVE it. I’ve been accused of having ‘sausage fingers’ (a bit unfair in my view but it’s true they are not long and slender) but the iPhone 6 Plus makes my fingers feel like supermodels of the finger world. No longer do I have to attempt typing the word ‘meet’ 10 times because I accidentally delete the ‘m’ every time I try. It’s bliss for typing. It’s also bliss for watching, bliss for reading. My kindle I fear is truly redundant now.  Not to mention my FitBit as I guess I’ll also be using an iPhone 6 Plus for fitness and health apps as well.

I’d say the extra $120 is totally worth it – mainly for the bigger screen and extra battery life. If these things are not important to you then I wouldn’t bother. Stick with the standard iPhone 6 and save yourself some hard earned cash!

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Questions about the Apple iPhone 6 Plus

Will it bend in my pocket ?

Probably not. From the videos ( I’m not bending mine ! ) it looks like you have to give the phone a real twist – but then that does happen in your pocket. Our advice is to be careful with it, get a cover and remember, the Galaxy S4, Galaxy S3 and plenty of other Android phones have had similar issues post launch. In our view, if you want the best constructed metallic phone, you probably want to consider the HTC One M8. It's a bit smaller though.

Is it true the plus can be charged in a microwave ?

You're a muppet.

Is the first iOS update for the iPhone 6 Plus OK to use ?

We’d really recommend against downloading it until Apple clear up that issue. They’ve had some problems with that software upgrade.

Is it too big ?

No. It really isn’t. I remember when I first tried the Galaxy Note – the original one, years ago. I was worried about the same thing. I got used to the size in a day and I never got over how beautiful and engaging the screen was. The structural integrity of this unit has some question marks over it but don’t deny the beauty of this phone or worry about how usable it is. Apple make beautiful products and if this was too big, they’d never have released it.
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