iPhone 8(+) 8+ owners - any going to the Xr?

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by ssledoux, Oct 3, 2018.

  1. ssledoux macrumors 65816


    Sep 16, 2006
    Down south
    Just wondering if anyone is making this change.

    I returned my Max due to headache/eye strain issues, but I’m itching for something new and different - totally a sheep I know.

    Anyway, I am considering the XR, but also considering just sticking with my 8+ (first time I will have ever NOT upgraded).

    Curious how many 8+ owners will make the switch...
  2. kdoug macrumors 6502a


    Jun 2, 2010
    Iowa City, IA USA
    Question. Did you have eye strain issues or did you return it because you read about it.
  3. EugW macrumors 603


    Jun 18, 2017
    I'm keeping my 7 Plus at least one more year. In the end I decided to keep my telephoto lens and 401 ppi screen.

    However, I'm still getting the XR... for my wife. It will be quite the upgrade for her, considering she has the 6s now, with the same 326 ppi pixel density for the screen, and also a single lens camera.

    I would usually keep my iPhones 3 years anyway. If I had bought a new phone for myself this year, it would have been unusual, since it is only 2 years since the 7 Plus.

    If I had just a one year-old phone (like your 8 Plus), I definitely would not have upgraded. Not sure the XR is an upgrade anyway. It's more of a cross-grade.
  4. chanerz macrumors 65816

    Jul 7, 2010
  5. Adelphos33 macrumors 6502a

    Mar 13, 2012
    Coming from the 8+, I would have strongly considered the XR, but I use the 2x telephoto lense regularly and didn't want to lose that.
  6. martin2345uk macrumors 6502a

    Jan 6, 2013
    Manchester, UK
    If the Max gives him headaches the XS likely will too...
  7. ssledoux thread starter macrumors 65816


    Sep 16, 2006
    Down south
    I experienced it within the first day. I adjusted the brightness, and tried with the True Tone on/off with it less bright both ways, etc. (I have True Tone on my 8+, so I know that isn’t an issue, but I just wanted to try various ways). I could look away for a few minutes and the achiness would go away, but as soon as I’d look back for a bit, it would return.

    I was pretty bummed as I REALLY wanted that phone!
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    Unfortunately the screen is the same, so I’m sure I would experience the same issues with the eye strain/headaches.
  8. iMaxed Suspended

    Oct 2, 2018
    I would keep the 8 plus, better screen, camera, no notch.
    Unless you want FID and 1/5" bigger screen but will probably only be the same size as the 8 plus anyway.
    Or a wiggle coloured phone ;)

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