Poll results: Would you rather have a thicker iPhone 6 with a larger battery?

At the beginning of the week, we thought it's a good idea to include you onto a conundrum of ours -- is the thinness of the new iPhone 6 worth the sacrifices in battery size? We weren't sure -- after all, the iPhone 5s, at 0.3 in (7.6 mm), was plenty slim and slick, and if Apple stuck to that thickness or similar, it would have had the opportunity to embed a larger cell than the 1810 mAh unit available with the new 4.7-inch iPhone, especially since it is much larger than the 5s. But perhaps most importantly, despite providing a very decent battery life relative to the total mAh capacity, the iPhone 6 still ranked rather poorly when compared with the latest flagships from the Android realm.

As it turns out, the overwhelming majority of you (87.93%) agree that a larger cell is more than enough justification for Apple to keep away from the scalpel. In comparison, just a little over 12% of you though that the new thinness is justified, as the iPhone 6 provides you with sufficient endurance anyway. See for yourself.

Anybody surprised?

Poll: Would you rather have a thicker iPhone with a larger battery?

I'd sacrifice thinness for a larger battery in a heartbeat
It's fine -- battery life may not be record-setting, but it's plenty enough for me

Related phones

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)



1. walkman800

Posts: 113; Member since: Aug 26, 2014

Well, that was expected

29. wrm2013

Posts: 237; Member since: Mar 28, 2013

this was like asking would you rather wear a condom will hooking up with a Las Vegas hooker.

2. Jimrod

Posts: 1605; Member since: Sep 22, 2014

Yup. Pretty obvious choice really. As long as the phone is ergonomic that's what matters - the iPhone 3G felt great in the hand despite being thick because it was a good shape, the new one is almost too thin and you grip at the edges, if it was thicker, more rounded, it would be more comfortable to use, could have a flush camera and bigger battery. I guess Jony Ive wanted something as a USP and "thin" seems to be his current obsession.

3. Astoni

Posts: 649; Member since: Sep 28, 2013

tbh i'd really want a phone with the 3gs ergonomics again, it felt almost perfekt in my palm :)

10. jroc74

Posts: 6023; Member since: Dec 30, 2010

This is exactly how I felt about the Droid RAZR. I all but hate the super thin phones now.

35. bob_monkeywarts unregistered

I have a moto g and it's thick but I don't care because the design is good. Apple focuses too much on how thin their phone is and not the design.

4. Jack58221

Posts: 157; Member since: Feb 23, 2013

I think if they did the poll again starting today it would be closer to 92% and 8%. Adding thickness and more battery to the 6 plus would also and strength.

5. surethom

Posts: 1730; Member since: Mar 04, 2009

To all commuters this is obvious, its just a pity manufactures do not get it.

6. pwnarena

Posts: 1129; Member since: Feb 15, 2013

no brainer

7. aba71983

Posts: 807; Member since: Jul 24, 2014

If you want better battery life, choice Sony Xperia Z3 If you want highest resolution (ppi), choice S5, Note 4 If you want better camera, choice Nokia or iPhone 6 & 6+ If you want better performance, choice iPhone If you want great OS, choice which is your personality If you want cheap phone, choice in android phones.

13. rahul.niks

Posts: 86; Member since: Oct 31, 2013

I disagree, for camera i think s5 has better camera and note 4 with ois gonna b killer besides 1020 or 920 Also ppi of g3 is more than note 4 and s5 is not even there, but yeah note 4 can be considered

19. redmd

Posts: 1948; Member since: Oct 26, 2011

Galaxy S5 G906S presently has the highest ppi of any phone.

38. techperson211

Posts: 1280; Member since: Feb 27, 2014

Maybe who should have put choose.

17. JC557

Posts: 1925; Member since: Dec 07, 2011

A thicker body would mean the camera housing would be flush with the phone, maybe the inclusion of OIS, larger battery, and possibly more room for heat dissipation. Maybe even the inclusion of OIS in the smaller phone as it should be with display size being the only differentiating factor... okay the iPhone 6 plus will have a larger battery than a thicker iPhone 6.

18. Scott93274

Posts: 6040; Member since: Aug 06, 2013

I would imagine that after the iPhone 6 Plus fiasco that is "bendgate", the numbers above will have even a wider divide as iPhone users are discovering just how flimsy over sized, super thin, metal frames can be.

25. phantom_six_man

Posts: 82; Member since: Feb 12, 2014

why compromise? z3 demand great :) y cant apple do that while z3 can :)

30. Elfmonster unregistered

Let's see. The phone bends and breaks, the OS doesn't work, and the battery sucks. And it's $1,000.... Who's the iDiot buying this sucker punch?

40. elitewolverine

Posts: 5192; Member since: Oct 28, 2013

Meh the s5 launch for our carrier was worse, within a month it had two updates to fix battery and crashing issues, not to mention couldn't call. On top of that, there was a recall for the charging cable that took over a month to find out, leaving warranty and carriers scrambling to replace phones not knowing it was the cable. We know the OS issues will be fixed and mainly for those running old iphones not knew ones. 1k is for the top line 128gb model, something android doesn't have (SD card performance is a joke compared to internal storage). To think they are iDiot's then we must call every user who is upgrading their own 700$ device each year from Samsung, Samderps.

34. roldefol

Posts: 4745; Member since: Jan 28, 2011

Has PA run a "what smartphone brand(s) do you own" survey recently? Because what's the point of asking if we want a thicker iPhone if the majority of us would never buy an iPhone?

41. elitewolverine

Posts: 5192; Member since: Oct 28, 2013

Because as a brand, for the US, They are usually either 1st or 2nd. That's why.

36. dorfoz

Posts: 156; Member since: Oct 18, 2011

This is the overwhelming factor why I chose the 6+ over the 6.

39. techperson211

Posts: 1280; Member since: Feb 27, 2014

What overwhelming factor? Their battery life is just average I don't think either of them have an advantage. The only difference is the 6+ is larger that's it.

37. dorianb

Posts: 617; Member since: Oct 24, 2012

I always thought after the iPhone4/s it didn't really need to go any thinner.

42. mhixtian

Posts: 8; Member since: Mar 03, 2014

No need to choose between good battery life and a sexy phone. Xperia Z3 and Z3 Compact.

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