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Recent rumors have suggested that Apple’s upcoming 5.5-inch iPhone 6 will now launch alongside the 4.7-inch iPhone later this year. A larger 4.7-inch display may be the sweet spot for a lot of users on both iOS and Android, but 5.5-inches is definitely up there in phablet territory.

Unsurprisingly, mockups of the 5.5-inch iPhone 6 have recently surfaced, and when compared to the 4.7-inch mockup or other 5.5-inch Android devices, it’s clear that this will be a massive iOS device. But how big is too big? If Apple plans to launch a device of this size, there are a few design changes that need to happen. Check out our comparison video for a closer look at the large 5.5-inch iPhone 6 mockup…

The main problem with this 5.5-inch dummy is that everything around the display is too big. I’m not talking about iOS though. These mockups just appear as if an iPhone 5s was put into Photoshop and proportionately enlarged. If Apple wants to make a sleek phablet, we need to do something about the spacing found on the top and bottom bezel.

Whether or not you’re a fan of the side bezels, the top and bottom portion of this mockup is what makes it unnaturally large. Even the LG G3 (which has a 5.5-inch display) is shorter than the 5.5-inch mockup. Even when compared to a new (and very large) Android device like the OnePlus One, this iPhone 6 dummy towers above it.

Check out our comparison video below:

The only way this device won’t look awkward is if Apple adjusts the design a bit. Of course, all of these mockups are based on rumors, but I think it’s safe to safe that this mockup design is a bit odd. Regardless of opinion, these different sizes are interesting to look at and compare, but hopefully not exactly what we’ll see later this year.

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67 Responses to “5.5-Inch iPhone 6 mockup compared to iPhone 5s and other Android phablets (Video)”

  1. patstar5 says:

    64gb oneplus one $350
    64gb iphone 6 5.5 inch $850+

    • Yeah, and some people choose to eat garbage fast food full of fillers, msg and ammonia for dirt cheap or consciously choose to pay 2-3 times as much for relatively low-processed, organic ingredients they prepare themselves that aren’t full of poison.

      For some people there’s more that goes into the value of the products they buy than just the price tag stamped on it.

      • I agree with you in the food convo but we’re talking about a company charging $100 for doubling hard drive space which costs them $5-10.

      • jorge1170x says:

        And some people are complete morons who compare paying a bit more to eat healthier to wildly overpaying for an ex-status symbol phone that is outclassed and does less than the competition does at half the price or less. What’s next the it’s the ‘BMW’ of phones argument? That comparison was true at one time but became false at least two years ago.

      • jorge, look up there. There’s the point of my analogy going right over your head.

        Your argument is nothing but a reflection of your personal sentiment towards the iPhone, when the point of my analogy was all about people placing different values in the products they buy and determining what is more worth their money based on that. The iPhone being an overpriced status symbol that is outclassed by the competition is nothing but your personal opinion. What you failed to deduce from my analogy is that not everybody thinks you like and feels that way about the iPhone, that people find their own values in the product that perhaps you don’t see or understand. One could just as easily argue fast food is a better value on pricey organic food because the extra cost isn’t worth the relative lack of processing. Some people value the lack of processing and find it worth paying the extra money for, some don’t value that or even realize what that value is.

        Why don’t you re-read that last sentence more carefully and look up the definition of an “opinion” in regards to your response before making childish insults at people you don’t even know.

    • With the iPhone you get :

      a ton of free apps from Apple
      free iCloud
      guaranteed free updates for at least 4 years

      • thejuanald says:

        iCloud is awful, it’s a bit better with the Yosemite developer’s preview, but on the whole, it’s horrible. Google Drive, Microsoft’s One Drive, and even drop box are way, way better. Plus, with Office 365, you’ll be getting a free 1TB of cloud storage along with it in One Drive (or 20GB free without Office 365). You get 5GB free with iCloud and that gets filled in a week if you backup your iPhone/iPad.

        Apple needs to step it up.

    • andreww500 says:

      I’m fine with them charging a bit more for the base phone than the competitors because I know I am paying for quality and reliability, however I must agree that the storage upgrades are a complete rip-off and that has always annoyed me as a long time Apple fan. The only upside is it means that I can sell the devices for more when I come to upgrade so I’m not really losing out in the end.

    • One will get updates to the OS for years and one won’t.

  2. I can’t believe Apple would make this. Those Bezels are huge. Surely the perfectionist that is Ive will not allow this. I know he has a lot to do with his new role but he would only need to take one look at that and say. Make these bezels smaller.

    • rogifan says:

      How do you make them smaller with the home button that houses Touch ID?

    • The bezels are too huge to be done by Apple? Tell that to the iPad 1 through 4.

    • RP says:

      I am with you here. That huge forehead bezel is pointless ….that is unless they need the added space for battery. And if that was the case, most of us would rather have a slightly thicker iPhone instead.

      If this is the route Apple really wants to go for the 5.5, why not just put it in an iPad mini case and make the bezels even larger. The iPhone 6b

    • Let’s let the designers do their job and not question everything or think that armchair commenters know better than the people who actually MAKE the phone. Since the Galaxy and all the other phones seem to have a similar bezel, my guess is that it’s there for a reason.

    • Duncan Hill says:

      The top and bottom bezels are a non-issue to me as they don’t get in the way of use of the phone. If anything, they even have some utility – if I’m watching a movie or something in landscape, I hold my thumbs over the bezels, not over the screen as I’d be more likely to if there were no bezels.. Side bezels are more of an issue, since the grip of the phone when in portrait mode and the reach of the thumb across the phone is harder if the bezels are too wide.

  3. David Hope says:

    The bezels top and bottom and on the sides are waaaay too big, and make the phone too big in average hands, plus the overall design looking at the front of the phone looks like nothing more than a huge iPhone 5. Whatever happened to Apple’s famous innovative designs? Have they lost their way?

    We want minimal bezels on the top and bottom, and preferably NO bezels or extremely minimal on the sides!!!

    • Hear hear,

      What do we want: Smaller bezels
      When do we want it: September, early October at the latest.

    • As far as I can tell, the bezels are no larger than those on the iPhone 4 and 5. The bezels of the 4 and 5 was certainly larger than the 6 in terms of a percentage of the front of the device. iPhone bezels aren’t getting larger so much as Android bezels are getting smaller.

      • Yeah, but iPhone 4 and 5 were designed years ago! If anything at all makes iPhone’s ugly are thick bezels. These are not the kind of bezels anyone would expect from the 8th iPhone.

      • bb1111116 says:

        Yes, every iPhone and iPad has a physical button at the bottom. And that needs a bezel.
        And every iPhone and iPad has a bezel on top to balance the device so the screen is centered (in landscape mode) whether the button is pressed right or left handed.
        – And on top of that, Apple is not promoting Touch ID which needs the physical home button on the bottom.
        And AFAIK Apple’s fingerprint sensor is superior to those on Android phones.
        – So, the iPhone 6 will have the same design as all the other iPhones and iPads and that includes a physical button and the bezels to go with it.

      • bb1111116 says:

        Edit to my comment which should read;
        “And on top of that, Apple is NOW promoting Touch ID which needs the physical home button on the bottom.”

      • thejuanald says:

        @bb1111116, I understand your point that Apple is just doing what they always do, but that makes the iPhone look so antiquated when compared to modern phones that are much sleeker looking. Those bezels are awful.

      • bb1111116 says:

        @thejuanald:
        “Apple is just doing what they always do, but that makes the iPhone look so antiquated”

        Here is a bit imo about Apple’s approach about design.
        – Apple wants people to recognize an iPhone / iPad (even with a case) from 20 feet away.
        In a crowded coffeeshop I can’t tell the maker of large Android phones from a distance whether it’s an LG, Samsung or Moto.
        But I can quickly spot every single Apple device.
        The button/bezel design is part of Apple’s trademark.
        – And it has a value for non techies like my wife. At her work almost all her co-workers have iPhones. And they help each other with their phones which is easy because the iPhone design and OS doesn’t change that much.
        – Apple target customer is the non techie. That is why their hardware and software is easy to use. And part of ease of use is to not change the look of the OS or the hardware too much year after year.

      • thejuanald says:

        I agree with what you’re saying, I, being a techie, hate it though haha

      • bb1111116 says:

        @thejuanald:
        Choice is good. My step bother and best friend use Android.
        I have no problem with that.

      • thejuanald says:

        Yeah I understand that choice is good, I was just saying that I hate some of the design elements Apple has. Some design elements are great, though.

    • andreww500 says:

      @bb1111116 Good point about the screen having to be centred in landscape. I hadn’t thought of that but it would be a real issue if it weren’t centred.

  4. i honestly still think these mockups are fake. i’m kind of hoping these are some elaborate troll by apple, because this design just does not feel right. nothing about it except the sleep button really makes sense. yes, my kb is busted, hence no caps.

  5. The antenna bands are much more subdued looking in the 5.5″ mockup than in the 4.7″ mockup in the top picture. They actually look bearable in that particular mockup. The 4.7″ mockup has those thick ugly antenna breaks and the awkward looking camera hole we’ve seen too much of in the past two months. Not Apple quality when compared to the past aesthetics we’re used to.

  6. herb02135go says:

    Why are they avoiding a phone-to-phone comparison? iPhone vs Galaxy S5?

    What is this website afraid of?

  7. i absolutely refuse to believe that apple would make a phone that hideous.

  8. I think the women and large handed people that switched to Android for the size now have a reason to come back. I think those people will not mind the bezel. All they want is a large phone with all the cooool apps. I for one will definitely be getting this phone. I like that it’s all metal. It will feel good in my hands.

    Holding a smaller screen closer to your face can cause eye fatigue, less awareness of your surroundings, and neck strain.

    • jorge1170x says:

      A few maybe will go back, but most will not as once you are in a free and open ecosystem the limitations Apple users are used to become unacceptable.

      • For me, the term open means I can change the look of the UI and sideload pirated apps. I think if you left Apple for those reasons, you might not go back. I have an android phone and I put all the apps and mods in it. But my iOS devices are clean and legal. If it wasn’t for the iWatch, I wouldn’t be interested in an iPhone.

      • evilsteven says:

        At least until half the the shit u try to do with your android doesn’t work or half assed at best. I bet u bump phones with your “bros” don’t you!

      • “open”

        rofl

        Google apps aren’t open.

      • thejuanald says:

        evilsteven, you’re an idiot.

        Alex, yes, google’s apps are open.

      • I’m free to install apps on my iOS device. Sounds free and open to me.

      • thejuanald says:

        You’re not free to install apps that aren’t approved by Apple. Apple is the exact opposite of an open ecosystem, and that’s completely fine for a lot of people. They’ve built a walled garden that gives an easy experience on the user, and they’ve done a great job with that. Some (maybe a lot?) people don’t want to be told what they can and can’t have. It comes down to one group wanting a streamlined experience, and another group of people who want to tinker and do whatever they please with their phone. No group is right and no group is wrong.

      • shine300 says:

        I like to tinker but I depend on my phone working and working well. I had an android phone and I downloaded apps. It didn’t take long for the phone run horribly. I appreciate apple vetting the apps because they are much less likely to screw my phone up. There are times when I’m put off a bit if apple won’t let me have some app but overall their vetting process makes me very happy.

    • herb02135go says:

      Face it – all phones reduce awareness of your surroundings.

  9. I feel bad for people that will put a case on the 5.5″ phone. You’ll need to buy an Apple shoulder strap to carry that thing.

  10. I’ve never stood in line for an iPhone, but I will if they release a 5.5″ device. No question. I know most people don’t want one that size, but there’s enough of us that do. I can finally stop carrying an iPad mini AND 5S.

    • I definitely hear where you’re coming from. I may be wrong, but I think over time the phablet will cannibalize the small tablet (7″ to 8″) space.

    • thejuanald says:

      Yeah, I left the iPhone after my 4S and went with a Note 3 (5.7″) and I absolutely love the screen real estate. If/when Apple comes out with a 5.5″ screen, I will be torn as to whether I want to go back or not. I love the openness of Android, but sometimes things don’t work. Whether that’s due to my tinkering or a poorly written app, I’m not sure. With an iPhone, you get the wonderfully streamlined ecosystem but you’re not allowed to tinker. It would be a tough choice for me.

  11. Why are we here debating over quality of a “mock-up”? I highly doubt the final model will have the same fit and finish as this mock up. It’s 100% a place holder ;)

  12. bb1111116 says:

    There is a reason for people to use Android devices (or Win Phone).
    You want small bezels, 7 inch tablets, no decent fingerprint ID? Go to Android. Please.
    – FYI, Apple has a certain design style.
    Look at the current iPhones and iPads.
    Notice that all of them have a large hardware button on the bottom and a same sized bezel on top so the screen is always in the same location no matter which way the device is held.
    – You don’t like that? Again, Apple mobile devices are not for you.

  13. Hopefully, it’s not a real thing because it looks like crap!

  14. Carlos Bcn says:

    I agree: too much space wasted on the upper and lower bezels. But since it’s a mockup based on rumors, let’s trust Apple’s design expertise for a refined final product (if it ever comes true at this size).
    I’ll never get to like those antenna cuts on the back, no matter how polished the real iPhone is at the end. I still hope that changes when they reveal it on the fall!

  15. Hongchi LU says:

    The 5s looks gorgeous but the other model looks like coming from trash can…

  16. IT IS A WELCOME NEWS THAT APPLE IS PLANNING TO INTRODUCE A 5.5 INCH IPHONE PHABLET AND I HOPE IT WILL HAPPEN THIS YEAR ITSELF.I EXPECT DRASTIC CHANGES IN THE IPHONE DESIGNS TOO.APPLE USUALLY INCREASE THE SIZE VERTICALLY AND I HOPE THE NEW PHONES WILL HAVE THE SIZE INCREASE BOTH VERTICALLY AND HORIZONTALLY

  17. Sergio Isaac says:

    They are just stretching the phone design man!!! come on !!! who’s a fool to buy this shit !!! WOW !! lazy ass bitches man !!! One of the richest companies in the world saving money on the phone design man !!! if this is all true that better hire LG’s design engineers to help them build the next phone with class and no bezels !!!

  18. pheidon says:

    It doesn’t make sence to me. How many people really want a 4.7″ phone, not to mention 5.5″
    I was perfectly fine with the iPhone 4 size and got used to iPhone 5 size, anything larger than that just won’t look nice, Steve knew it. Also from a commercial point of view; iPhone has killed the iPod, why would they also want to kill the iPad mini?

    • Apple’s philosophy has been that if you don’t cannibalize your own product someone else will. So the question is why wouldn’t they want to kill the iPad mini, since the iPhone line makes up at least half of Apple’s business?

    • bb1111116 says:

      @ pheidon;
      “How many people really want a 4.7″ phone, not to mention 5.5″”

      * According to a US survey done by RBC Capital Markets 64% of iPhone customers who will be buying a phone in the next 3 months want either the 4.7″ or 5.5″ iPhone 6.

      More specific results from the US survey done by RBC Capital Markets about people who will be buying an iPhone in the next 3 months ON CONTRACT.
      – 5.5″ screen $299 – 26%
      – 4.7″ screen $199 – 38%
      – iPhone 5S $99 – 21%
      – iPhone 5C $0 – 15%

  19. Lewis Jones says:

    If rumours are true and it’s only the 5.5″ that will have sapphire glass that’ll be a game changer for me … It’s going to be a great feature to have. ( I know that wasn’t talked about in this article, but it’s still related )

  20. With regard to weight and size, the iPad mini is best for reading books or newspapers or to go into the internet (I don’t know the Air). I love Apple products. I love the thought of having so much iPhone in my hand. But for me a 5.5 inch iPhone is senseless. It’s still to small to read whatever really satisfactory and let’s don’t forget what it mainly is: a phone! Making a call by holding a 5,5 inch device to your ear looks silly and crazy for me!
    I wish they make one size near to 4,7 inch, strike!

  21. I just hope the “smaller” model won’t be missing any feature apart from the extra inch, as I would never buy a phablet. In this case Apple should only give an extra choice to the big-screen lovers, without damaging the “classic” iPhone users.