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Old 11-17-2017, 11:47 PM   #1
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I'm kind of a regular size guy who's been using an Iphone 6 for 3 years and ready for an upgrade because my fat fingers can't text without making more corrections than correct words. I use an Otterbox defender w/ belt clip, the size is convenient

anyone make the jump from a 6 or 7 to the 6 plus / 7 plus / 8 plus? would appreciate some feedback on whether it's difficult to get use to the added size, especially wearing it with the belt clip. I don't wear baggy pants, sticking in a pocket isn't feasible.
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Old 11-18-2017, 12:54 AM   #2
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Talk to text is where it is at! Otherwise rotate the phone and the keypad gets larger.

I recently went from an iPhone 5 to a regular iPhone 8. The jump in size was perfect. The larger screen size is nice to have, but not so big it doesn't fit in my hand, nor my pocket.

Best way is to go and play with them. Size and type of phone is an individual thing.

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I'm kind of a regular size guy who's been using an Iphone 6 for 3 years and ready for an upgrade because my fat fingers can't text without making more corrections than correct words. I use an Otterbox defender w/ belt clip, the size is convenient

anyone make the jump from a 6 or 7 to the 6 plus / 7 plus / 8 plus? would appreciate some feedback on whether it's difficult to get use to the added size, especially wearing it with the belt clip. I don't wear baggy pants, sticking in a pocket isn't feasible.
Check out the 10, it has a bigger screen in the smaller package.
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I hate big phones personally since they don’t fit in pockets

Obviously they get beat up working construction if you have them clipped to your hip and everyone I know that has a big phone always has they laying around all over on the job where mine is always in my pocket

The bigger screens are nice though but otherwise I like smaller phones personally


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I went from the S5 to the S8 plus, I love the phone but I've always worn some type of quick access protective holster with every phone. One where the phone drops into a case with a magnetic flap. I also use a very slim case on the phone. Never damaged a phone not even a scratch the holster is a different story. No way I will carry a phone in my pants pocket at work.
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Avenge, what kind of holster/case do you use?

I did play with the X at the Apple store but the size of the keyboard wasn't appreciably larger than my 6. I was also concerned that the case might not allow me to make full use of the screen. Guess I'll head back to the Apple store and play around some more.

The 5 seems so small these days, my son gets the hand-me-down phone lol.

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Right now I'm using this http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B06XCK6JSD/ref=oh_aui_search_detailpage?ie=UTF8&psc=1

with this http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B06XW8Y39K/ref=oh_aui_search_detailpage?ie=UTF8&psc=1
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I haven't had a small phone since the iPhone 4. I like the bigger screen size, but I do pretty much everything with my phone since I don't have a laptop. I find it much easier to type with, but my old Note 4 was slightly too wide, especially for 1 hand texting.

At work my new S8+ in it's otterbox fits perfectly fine in my Carhartt pockets. I also have the Occidental calculator pocket on my toolbelt that it mostly fits in.

Everywhere else I tend to keep my phone in my back pocket. And no I never sit on it. It goes in the cup holder when I jump in my truck, face down do not disturb on the table, or I'm hanging on to it. I can't attest to a belt clip, I'm not that old yet
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All I know is that you'll look a heck of a lot smarter.

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How do you function with it in a jean pocket. Takes too long to get it out, then it always answers when I'm trying to grab it. It may look sad, but I like a holster or case hung on my pocket. Our if I sit in the truck and forget, there's no way to get it out.

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How do you function with it in a jean pocket. Takes too long to get it out, then it always answers when I'm trying to grab it. It may look sad, but I like a holster or case hung on my pocket. Our if I sit in the truck and forget, there's no way to get it out.

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I keep it in the side pocket of my carpenter pants. No way what a holster on my belt work being a bricklayer it would get full of mortar plus I would constantly be snagging it on scaffolding

I can grab the phone out of that pocket faster than any holster would release since it is right by where my hand hangs

And if I am driving I can easily grab it from that pocket too

Before smart phones when I still had a big chunky flip phone, I had my phone hanging on my belt and I walk past a guy working on a stepladder in a narrow hallway where I had to lift my arm to “squeeze” by and accidentally snagged the ladder and almost ripped the guy off the ladder. After that I never liked having a phone hanging off my hip...As you can guess that guy wasn’t too happy with me

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Since you carry it on your belt, I doubt you will notice a difference.

I carry mine in a side pocket. All of my work pants have a tech pocket. A plus wouldn't fit in the side pocket.
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All I know is that you'll look a heck of a lot smarter.

haha! I have a tiny flip phone. That is how I see ALL OF YOU ....
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Occidental makes a case for the larger phones.
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with with the 8 Plus and I'm happy so far. I've switched to a thinner case and found one on Amazon that isn't significantly larger than the old 6 in an Otterbox Defender but picked up Applecare just in case.

Using 'hey siri' / voice commands a lot more to try and make business flow more. Never knew you could open an app. The fingerprint recognition has always been difficult, carpentry/tile wears those prints down.
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hey, switching to 7 or 7 plus is a good option. i switched my iphone 6 to iphone 7plus.
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I parted ways with the Otterbox 2/3 part case. Didn't try it on the new 8 Plus, I knew it would be too large. went with a slim design (somewhat cushiony) and a belt holster from a different company (whose case was bulky and not well designed).

I'm happy and that's what matters (y). Getting a lot of mileage out of "hey siri", easily saves me 1 minute a day from having to open the phone and make the appt/send text/call my lady.
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For me the most comfort size is about 5.2 inches.
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For me the most comfort size is about 5.2 inches.
That's what she said.

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