4 reasons why you should not buy an iPhone 6 or iPhone 6 Plus right now

4 reasons why you should not buy an iPhone 6 or iPhone 6 Plus right now
Love them or hate them, the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus are good smartphones. It's not just our reviews (see here and here) that are giving the two iPhone models the credit they deserve, but most reviews out there agree that these may just be the best iPhones yet. This has a lot to do with the fact that they're the first Apple smartphones to offer screens larger than 4 inches, but also with their features and build quality. Still, that doesn't mean you should buy any of these two iPhones at the moment.

We actually have several good reasons for which you should not buy any iPhone right now. Check them out below:

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iPhone 6
  • Display 4.7" 750 x 1334 pixels
  • Camera 8 MP / 1.2 MP front
  • Processor Apple A8, Dual-core, 1400 MHz
  • Storage 128 GB
  • Battery 1810 mAh(14h 3G talk time)
iPhone 6 Plus
  • Display 5.5" 1080 x 1920 pixels
  • Camera 8 MP / 1.2 MP front
  • Processor Apple A8, Dual-core, 1400 MHz
  • Storage 128 GB
  • Battery 2915 mAh(24h 3G talk time)

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40 Comments

3. Diezparda

Posts: 941; Member since: Oct 23, 2013

quite reasonable some Android flagship like S6, oneplus 2 is hard to resist since they are cheaper than current iPhone

9. c.hack

Posts: 614; Member since: Dec 09, 2009

Except the oneplus 2 is junk - useless camera, no NFC, no fast charge, dim screen, overheating CPU, cheap build, nonexistent vendor support. The S6 is not too bad but its just as expensive as the iPhone, offers less storage after all the crapware, and is cripple by touchwiz. It also is missing the entire Apple ecosystem, Apple support, and is just as buggered by malware as other droids.

23. Diezparda

Posts: 941; Member since: Oct 23, 2013

Apple this, Apple that, if iPhone works for you thats good stop looking elsewhere it is what are you looking for... oneplus 2 is no junk if you considered the price you have to pay. Touchwiz is more functional for me, iPhone isn't close to an ideal smartphone for me. 16gb iPhone 6 is $200 more expensive than 32gb S6 (in Indonesia). By the way did you own S6/edge/edge+/Note5?

4. camera531

Posts: 346; Member since: Jun 30, 2012

This was so obvious, did it really require an article?

5. tiara6918

Posts: 2263; Member since: Apr 26, 2012

Really? Is this article even necessary?

7. nctx77

Posts: 2540; Member since: Sep 03, 2013

Dude, can you at least wait till after the announcement?

8. nctx77

Posts: 2540; Member since: Sep 03, 2013

Ok, I should have read the article lol! Still, anybody on the boards know there is a new one coming out in a few weeks.

10. ThePython

Posts: 902; Member since: May 08, 2013

3. and 4. are for any smartphone on the market right now.

11. GreekGeek

Posts: 1276; Member since: Mar 22, 2014

Should've been the Note 5...I mean, reasons not to buy the Note 5

12. PapaSmurf

Posts: 10457; Member since: May 14, 2012

Funny you say that because I'm 100% positive no other Android phone now or coming up will match what the N5 can.

16. Mxyzptlk unregistered

PenGate

33. dimas

Posts: 3422; Member since: Jul 22, 2014

Bendgate, antennagate, batterygate, icloudgate. And this is the worst and most funny: microwavegate. I'm not defending samsung for the pen problems, I just think that samsung build better products than apple. One of my kids had her mom's note 4 and still as fast and functional from the first day it was bought. Her sister had lenovo vibe shot and note 4 still kicked vibe shot's ass.

37. Mxyzptlk unregistered

Gapgate SPengate Lollipopgate Stagefrightgate SPlode You want me to continue that list?

38. Ordinary

Posts: 2454; Member since: Apr 23, 2015

Continue from iOS: Mapsgate iMessagegate iOS8gate Thingate iExplode BSODgate Bootloopgate TouchIDgate Parallaxgate Should I continue?

39. Mxyzptlk unregistered

GPSGate Gapgate Memoryleakgats Malwaregate SD810gate Bootloadergate Lollipopgate YouTubegate SwiftKeygate Googlegate Should I continue or are you ready to shut up?

41. Ordinary

Posts: 2454; Member since: Apr 23, 2015

Lol why are you repeating yourself... 8/10 AppleMusicgate Keyboardgate Cameragate Yellowgate Purplephotogate Storagegate Overheatgate RAMgate Wi-Figate Arabicgate Rotategate Crashgate iTunesgate Cellulargate Touchgate Bluetoothgate I can go forever like this.

47. FrenchGuy

Posts: 134; Member since: Dec 12, 2014

You are listing every issues on every Android phones. If you just list issues of a single android phone, the list will always be shorter than an iphone issues list. It's just like that. Deal with it.

50. j2001m

Posts: 3061; Member since: Apr 28, 2014

The best part is now you can easy remove the spen with a cheap paper in about 5 min, no big dear

53. javy108

Posts: 1004; Member since: Jul 27, 2014

That would be a long article, and first point would be: Note 4 is better and cheaper.

13. ibend

Posts: 6747; Member since: Sep 30, 2014

2 Reason why you should not buy an iPhone ever.. read reason 3 and reason 4 from article above

14. PapaSmurf

Posts: 10457; Member since: May 14, 2012

Even with the A8 chip inside the iPhone 6, mind you only being dual-core and clocked at 1.4GHz with 1GB of RAM, the S6, S6+ and Note 5 are really the only phones that can match and exceed it's speed...

20. dimas

Posts: 3422; Member since: Jul 22, 2014

With internet speed and real life multitasking usage, you should see adrianisen's videos comparing it with xperia z3 and other. Guess who's losing the functionality and speed war?

24. Diezparda

Posts: 941; Member since: Oct 23, 2013

agreed still rocking good ol iPad 4 lol... i didn't really need a latest iPad Air 2 since i rarely using it & it's still great - great battery, performance, etc...

45. darkkjedii

Posts: 31660; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

That's somewhat true.

15. dimas

Posts: 3422; Member since: Jul 22, 2014

Against iphone, I'd say the galaxy s6 series is still better when it comes to price versus build, performance and specs.

19. jeroome86

Posts: 2314; Member since: Apr 12, 2012

10 more days to announce the Beast. Can't wait. My money is ready. Let's do this

22. drunkenjay

Posts: 1703; Member since: Feb 11, 2013

screw the 6s, i want either the s7 or the iphone 7. i hate the s models, just some recycled crap with updated specs.

31. dimas

Posts: 3422; Member since: Jul 22, 2014

When you say 'updated', what you really mean is 'small improvements'?

43. ninja_master

Posts: 306; Member since: Feb 27, 2015

A new camera & chipset is "small improvements" Lol. You're obviously a troll

25. Fire5

Posts: 315; Member since: Feb 13, 2015

Very good article bringing the iPhone to a very good smartphone actually not the best, it all makes perfect sense is better to wait if you love iPhone 6S think the iPhone should be a better choice.

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