Apple iPhone 6 Shows Why Even Small Gains in Screen Size Matter
REVIEW: The increase in screen size is less than an inch over the iPhone 5, but that's enough to make a huge difference in usability.My biggest complaint about the Apple iPhone during my previous brief periods of ownership was that the screen was too small to use. Specifically, I couldn't type on the crowded buttons without a substantial error rate that was frequently exacerbated by Apple's idiosyncratic auto-correct feature. Worse, the tiny screen made reading Websites and other online information nearly impossible for me. But when Apple announced the new 4.7-inch screen on the iPhone 6, I was heartened. While seven-tenths of an inch might not sound like much, it brought it much closer to the size of the screen on the BlackBerry Z30 that I'd tried out a few weeks earlier and liked. Unfortunately, even with its ability to run some Android apps, the Z30 was just too limited to handle the functions I needed, so I took a chance and ordered the iPhone 6 from T-Mobile. I avoided the iPhone 6 Plus because it's too big to fit into my pockets.
The T-Mobile version of the iPhone 6 has a few capabilities that are important. The most important are WiFi Calling, HD Voice and Voice over LTE (VoLTE). While some other carriers are promising these features sometime in 2015, T-Mobile has them available now. But perhaps more important, I'm located in an area near Washington, D.C., where T-Mobile is the only reliable carrier. Being able to actually make phone calls is an important feature for a phone.