As the first iPhone to be 'phablet' sized - that is, bigger than a phone but smaller than a tablet - the iPhone 6 Plus pushed quite a few boundaries for Apple at its 2014 release. If you want a smartphone with a nice big screen, a Plus model of iPhone is a great choice. Here's how to compare contract deals on the handset and find the best one for you.
What is the iPhone 6 Plus like?
The iPhone 6 Plus has a now classic iPhone design, with those rounded corners and that circular home button - only it also has a very big screen. The display measures 5.5 inches, and has a Full HD (1080p) resolution, meaning it's high-res and crystal clear. In comparison, the regular-sized iPhone 6 has just a 4.7-inch, 720p display.
It also has a bigger battery than the standard iPhone 6, which should easily last all day. And the camera on the back has had a bump too - it's got an 8MP lens, dual-tone flash, geotagging, and optical image stabilisation for better focusing.
On top of all that, you get plenty of excellent iPhone features: Siri, Touch ID, Apple Pay, up to 128GB internal memory, and a dual-core Apple A8 processor. It's also got the standard headphone port, which you won't find on a lot of later iPhones.
All in all, the iPhone 6 Plus is great for power use, watching videos, and doing work - but because it's now an old generation of iPhone, you can get all that at a much lower price. As long as its hefty size isn't too big for your hands, it's a handset worth considering.
How to find the best iPhone 6 Plus deal
Use our mobile comparison tool to compare iPhone 6 Plus deals and find the best one for you. Set the filters at the side to show whatever you need from your plan - such as your ideal allowance - and sort the deals by whatever you like, such as cost. We'll show you everything you can get that suits what you need, and the lowest-priced way of getting it.
What allowance do I need?
This all depends on how much you use your phone, and what you use it for.
Calls and texts - Think about how many minutes you talk on the phone for every day, and how many SMS texts you send. A lot of networks offer plans with unlimited calls and texts, which makes this easier.
Data - This one's a bit trickier as it can vary a lot from user to user. The average person needs around 2GB-4GB per month - though if you like to stream videos and music a lot, or are constantly glued to your phone and not always connected to Wi-Fi, you could benefit from a much bigger allowance.
Look at how much you use on your current phone - which you can do by downloading an app from your network, like My Three or My EE, or checking your data usage in your phone's settings.
For more info, see this guide: How much mobile data do I need?
What's the cheapest iPhone 6 Plus deal?
You can find the cheapest iPhone 6 Plus contracts by sorting our comparison table by 'total cost' - which will rank the deals by their best overall value. Adjust the side filters too, and you'll see the cheapest plans that fit everything you're looking for.
The cheapest deals of all will be on models with 16GB of internal storage - but that might not be enough space for all your apps, especially once you factor in the size of iOS itself.
Other ways you can find cheap iPhone 6 Plus deals - including deals on the 64GB and 128GB versions - include:
- Going for a refurbished phone
- Choosing a smaller network
- Buying through a reseller such as E2Save
- Finding a deal for existing customers from your current provider
Can I get an iPhone 6 Plus deal with no upfront cost?
Contracts on the iPhone 6 Plus with nothing to pay upfront certainly are available - and because it's an older model now, these plans often have reasonably-priced monthly bills too.
See all the available deals with a 'free' iPhone 6 Plus with CompareMyMobile. Just select 'free' from the device cost filter, or sort the deals in the table by upfront cost.
Can I get an iPhone 6 Plus deal with unlimited data?
Two networks in the UK offer phone deals with unlimited data: Three and giffgaff. Those plans just might be available on the iPhone 6 Plus - check our comparison table to see what you can get.
We'd also recommend looking out for iPhone 6 Plus deals with a high data allowance, too. You'll get a bit more choice, save money, and can still get enough data to last through the month. A large number of networks offer deals with 20GB per month and above, for instance.
More phones like the iPhone 6 Plus
If the iPhone 6 Plus sounds like your thing, here are a few more phones you might like - including more recent Plus-sized iPhones and some Android phablets too. Compare all your options and see what works for you.