I have been using the 6 and 6 Plus for a week now, and for most of that week I have been using the 6 Plus. Sure, a week is a small sample size to use a device and pass judgement on it. After a week though I can honestly say that the iPhone 6 is my preferred handset. I feel the 6 Plus is just too big for practical day to day use, and the 6 feels more like the sweet-spot for a smartphone size for most people. I seriously thought about buying a Nexus 6, I don’t think I will ever entertain that idea again?
For me the sweet spot is portability, ease of one-handed use, non-fragmented applications, non-bulkiness and just a general comfortableness with the device you are carrying around. I think the screen size of the 4.7" iPhone 6 is ideal for things such as watching videos, reading books, and browsing the web. Every person has a different need or use case for their respective devices, so what I do not like or does not work for me might not be the case for you.
The only plus, pun intended, for me with the 6 Plus is that I can use the device in landscape mode, which is great for apps like Reeder 2 for consuming content. Also, the battery life is amazing, I can easily get two days of usage with the 6 Plus without me needing to plug it in. Other than those two aspect I feel much more comfortable with using the iPhone 6 day to day. As an example, yesterday I was driving in my truck and had the 6 Plus in the front pocket of my jeans, the phone rings, it was a pain in the arse to try and get that behemoth out of my pants pocket and ansewring it with one hand while driving. I know, I know, super dangerous, but to err is human!
I don’t see how all you Note users, and now you Nexus 6 users can go day to day with those Hummers in your pockets. For me the 4.7" iPhone 6 is about as big as I want to go, I still think I like the iPhone 5/5S size best!
Just a quick thought on the iPhone 6 vs. the iPhone 6 Plus.