Over the last few years, smartphones have evolved to accommodate for new use cases, primarily multimedia consumption – gaming, watching YouTube videos and movies, and browsing the web. As a result smartphones have grown from less than 4-inches in size to an average rapidly approaching the 5-inch threshold.

Apple is one of the very last to jump on the larger smartphone bandwagon. Its last increase in size was from a 3.5-inch display to a 4-inch display, adding only vertical dimension and pixels to the existing panel.

That wasn’t enough, though. Other smartphones dwarfed the iPhone 5 and iPhone 5s. So Apple reacted. This time around, it announced two new variations of the iPhone we know and love: one with a 4.7-inch display and another with a 5.5-inch display.

The larger of the two is called the iPhone 6 Plus, which I unboxed on Friday.

But just how large is an Apple-made 5.5-inch smartphone? We compare it with other, comparable Android devices, some tablets, and a host of common household items we have laying around, just to help you get a feel for how large it is. Watch our iPhone 6 Plus size comparison to see just how large it is!




Based out of Charlotte, NC, Taylor Martin started writing about technology in 2009 while working in wireless retail. He has used BlackBerry off and on for over seven years, Android for nearly four years, iOS for three years, and has experimented with both webOS and Windows Phone. Taylor has reviewed countless smartphones and tablets, and doesn’t go anywhere without a couple gadgets in his pockets or “nerd bag.” In his free time, Taylor enjoys playing disc golf with friends, rock climbing, and playing video games. He also enjoys the occasional hockey game, and would do unspeakable things for some salmon nigiri. For more on Taylor Martin, checkout his Pocketnow Insider edition.

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