iPhone XR 5s moving to an 8, good enough?

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by raythepa, Oct 29, 2018.

  1. raythepa macrumors member

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    Okay I've been rocking a 5s for 5 years with only a battery replacement. 4" is a little too small for me but all of these new phones just feel to big. I'm sure I'd adjust but honestly I think I could hang with an 8 until the collective sorts this whole size thing out. It's only a year old phone and I'm not a power user plus I'd save another $150 bucks in the process. What are my downsides besides not owning the latest and greatest?
     
  2. zx128k macrumors regular

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    I wouldn’t say their is any downside if it fits your needs.

    iPhone 8 will be supported for many years by Apple with updates so it’s still a good purchase at the right price as long as you are happy with the form factor/screen.
     
  3. redheeler macrumors 604

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    No headphone jack is the only downside I can think of coming from a 5s. The iPhone 8 has several generations of improvements like faster Touch ID, more RAM, better camera, 3D Touch, larger display, the list goes on.
     
  4. raythepa thread starter macrumors member

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    Thanks, yeah I'm losing the headphone jack any way I go, so I knew that was coming. Plus I can add my Series 3 watch to it for apple pay. Maybe just push it for 3 years and see if this size thing settles down.
     
  5. vagos macrumors member

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    Don’t expect phones to get any smaller anytime soon. At the moment nobody produces a 4” phone. People want as big phones as possible. A 4.7” iPhone 8 is a great purchase if you don’t like phablets.
     
  6. AppleB macrumors 6502a

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    No downside in my opinion. The 8 is great device from what I hear. I went from 7 Plus to XS Max so I never had a 8.

    But I assume the 8 is great. It is a step above the 7 and I could have rolled with the 7 Plus another year.

    The X Series is nice though with Face ID and all screen.
     
  7. se95dah macrumors member

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    If the size suits you it’ll be a great phone. I’m still using a 7 and it is still blazing fast so you will have good performance on the 8 for years
     
  8. Zaft macrumors 68040

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    I think the 8 is good if you don’t want a large phone. Plus it has wireless charging and much improved camera from the 5S and faster. It will be supported for a while. Even the iPhone 7 is still perfectly fine.
     

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