Should you join the hype and buy the iPhone 6

Probably not.

Yes you say you want it. And yes, everybody says so. But do you actually need it? If you have a smartphone that works perfectly, odds are you don’t really need the new iPhone. Here are some points that might make you reconsider before spending your bucks.

It’s got nothing new
The iPhone 6 is a pretty good phone geared with a lot of cool features, but if you have an iPhone 5 or any of the other competing devices, it isn’t really offering anything that any of those other devices couldn’t do. Apple says the camera is better but it’s not really that impressive. It’s more or less the same as the iPhone 5’s with a new sensor, which isn’t really game-changing in any sense. Yes, the new iPhone boasts a 20% faster CPU and a 50% faster GPU, so if you’re a nut for computing power, the iPhone 6 could still be right up your alley. But in the rapidly evolving smartphone market, pretty soon there should be a phone with equivalent computing power and even better features, which also gives you more bang for your buck.

It’s too big and slippery
With dimensions of 138.1 x 67 x 6.9 mm (5.44 x 2.64 x 0.27 in), the iPhone 6 may be just too big. It’s the biggest iPhone so far, and it’s a bit hard to grip and use with one hand unless you have big bear palms. The iPhone 6 Plus even has a width of 5.5 inches, which is way too large to be put into the pocket of your jeans. On the other hand, the new iPhone is slippery according to reviewers. You will need to get a case for better protection, even if you don’t normally have one. Dropping the new iPhone has become one of the latest nightmares, especially for the iPhone 6 Plus with 128GB of memory, which costs nearly a thousand dollars.

It bends
The “bend test” is all over the internet, and you might have already heard about it somewhere. A lot of users have reported that the iPhone 6 Plus will bend. Apple seldom responded to similar concerns before, but this time they’re quick to retort that they have tested the new iPhone and that it won’t bend under normal circumstances. If you’re the owner of a bent iPhone 6 Plus, you can actually have your phone replaced but it must pass a visual inspection. If your phone fails the test, it won’t be replaced and you’ll have to buy a new one if you insist on a replacement. Depending on which model you bought, that could be as much as $950 down the drain.

If you’re still determined to get on the hype, that’s your call. But as for me, I’m shifting attention to Samsung Galaxy Note 4.