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Along with the launch of the 4.7-inch iPhone 6, Apple also released a much larger 5.5-inch iPhone 6 Plus. Because of the larger display on this device, you can expect a much larger form factor, but there are a few benefits that go along with it as well…

Apple’s iPhone 6 Plus has a 5.5-inch 1920 x 1080 display (401 ppi) and features significantly improved battery life over the iPhone 5/5s and iPhone 6. Along with the battery improvements, the iPhone 6 Plus also has several software enhancements such as Reachability (found on iPhone 6 as well) and its camera includes optical image stabilization.

Check out our iPhone 6 Plus unboxing and hands-on video below:

If you’re planning on making the jump from any of Apple’s 4-inch iOS devices, the iPhone 6 Plus is going to be a massive change. This thing is huge in comparison to any other iOS device. It almost seems like a novelty-sized device, but a larger screen definitely has its benefits. For example, on the iPhone 6 Plus iOS 8 offers a special landscape mode on the home screen and within several native apps. The in-app landscape mode is similar to what you’ll experience on an iPad when using the Settings, Mail, or Messages app. It’ll give you some extra space to work with and helps take advantage of the larger display.

Inside of the box, you’ll find all of the regular accessories such as the USB wall adapter, Lightning to USB cable, EarPods, quick start guide, and two Apple stickers. It’s a pretty basic unboxing experience (as with other iOS devices), but Apple has given the iPhone packaging an entirely different look this year.

I can’t stress this enough, but the iPhone 6 Plus is very large. The size is nearly identical to the dummy units we reported on prior to this year’s iPhone release. The iPhone 6 Plus actually stands higher than large 5.5-inch Android devices such as the LG G3 and OnePlus One. It’s even taller than Samsung’s 5.7-inch Galaxy Note 4. If you can handle a device this large, you may want to consider the iPhone 6 Plus, but if you value pocket space the 4.7-inch iPhone 6 may be the one for you.

For a complete comparison between the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus, check out our “Vs” article and visit this link for a closer look at the iPhone 6. What do you think about the iPhone 6 Plus? If you had to choose one, which would it be?

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