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Switching To A Larger iPhone

Today marks two weeks since I made the jump from an iPhone 6S to an iPhone 7 Plus. While at first, I was a bit hesitant to go with a larger phone, the experience has been relatively positive so far.

When the new iPhones were announced, the new camera features that are exclusive to the 7 Plus caught my eye and I began debating switching to the 5.5″ phone. After talking to a few others, and trying a friend’s 6S Plus, I decided to make the switch.

At first, the iPhone 7 Plus seemed huge, and I was beginning to question my decision. Those thoughts quickly faded after a few days and now the smaller iPhones seem tiny to me. I used a friend’s iPhone 5S yesterday and was surprised by how small it felt, and how small everything on the screen appears compared to my plus.

One of my biggest concerns switching the iPhone 7 Plus was one handed typing, and the ability to reach everything on the screen. It didn’t take long to figure out that one handed typing wouldn’t be a problem for me at all, it would just require a bit more thumb stretching to get across the screen. Reachability can be slightly annoying at times, but fortunately Apple’s feature that allows you to double tap the home button to pull everything down makes this slightly less of a problem.

At this point, I’ve all but adapted to the larger device, but there are times here and there when my iPhone 7 Plus will seem incredibly large and I wouldn’t mind having a smaller device again, but I’m not sure that I see myself switching back any time too soon.

If you’re on the fence about switching to a larger phone, go for it. It may take a few days to adjust to, but after that, you’ll probably be glad that you did, unless you’re like a certain presidential candidate with small hands. 😉

Have you made the jump to a larger phone? What was your experience like?

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