8 Plus or X?

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  1. blancoBronco macrumors 6502a

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    I've got a 7 right now, and it gets the job done, but a few of my friends have plus devices, and I really feel like I'm missing out on that big screen and the dual cameras, is the 8 plus worth the upgrade? should I hold out for the X? I've been seeing a lot saying how the screen really isn't "bigger" on the X compared to a regular sized device, and things like FaceID and no home button have me a little wary of their practicality. But I would also feel like I'm missing out on some cool features like dual OIS and the OLED screen

    I would also be doing the iPhone upgrade program, so if they fix all the weird things about the X in the next update, I would have the opportunity to get that newer model when that comes out next year assumedly
     
  2. ericgtr12 macrumors 6502a

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    I went from the 6 Plus to the 8 Plus and the most notable difference for me was the battery life, especially since iOS 11 reduced it by 2/3 on my 6S Plus. That said, I can see the difference in speed on the 8 Plus but it's not THAT much different over all. However, going from a normal to a plus may be worth it if the size increase is your main goal, I can't see going back to the smaller size now and it's one of the main reasons I am avoiding the X at this point.
     
  3. off_piste macrumors 6502a

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    I just picked up the 8+ two days ago on the AUP rather than get the X. My plan is to keep it a year and then trade it in for the successor to the iPhone X, hopefully a plus sized version.

    I’m coming from the 6s+ and it’s not a major change but iOS 11 runs so much smoother and the device feels pretty sleek and grippy with the glass back.
     
  4. nburwell macrumors 68040

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    I went from the 7 to the 8+ and I'm still getting used to the size. I have previously used a plus phone (6s+). But it's been awhile, so I'm still adapting to the bigger screen. I found myself still falling back and using my 7 from time to time.

    That being said, the screen is absolutely gorgeous and the larger keyboard is great for texting (which I do a lot). Plus, the battery is much better.
     
  5. akash.nu macrumors 68020

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    This is exactly what I’m planning to do.
     
  6. Relentless Power macrumors G5

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    I would say the upgrade to the iPhone 8 is a decent upgrade from an iPhone under the 7. Mainly with the battery life, Tru-tone display, dual camera, wireless charging and the stereo speakers. I think the changes are fairly notable from an older model iPhone. I personally did not upgrade from the iPhone 7 to the iPhone 8, maybe being I didn't think the changes were significant enough for me To appreciate the latest features.
     
  7. TravisPNW macrumors 6502

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    This is pretty much it.

    I did the same last year... keeping my 6s Plus and passing on the 7. This year given $275 in trade from Verizon made upgrading to the 8 Plus a no brainer.

    Everything said here is spot on... and Apple's 14 hour of streaming video capability listed in the specs is accurate.

    I'd have gotten there with the last 7%.

    The 8 Plus is an amazing device... and I will have no problems using it for a year until I see what improvements are made on the X... which I have no interest in right now.
     

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  8. blancoBronco thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    so it seems like more people are pushing the 8 plus.

    The big decision points for me are the OLED screen and edge to edge (mostly) display of the X.
    Does anyone have any experience with other phones with these features? Are they really worth it?
     
  9. DevinNj macrumors regular

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    Wait a couple of weeks and you can go check them out in person side by side and make a better decision.
     
  10. blancoBronco thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    if I wait until they're on display at the stores, there is no chance I would be able to get one for myself any time soon, if these delay rumors are to be believed
     
  11. DevinNj macrumors regular

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    I hear that, but then again, I don't always always listen to the rumor mill. They're just that RUMORS. Will it be tough to find, maybe, probably, but I doubt impossible. Besides I personally like to wait a bit to see if there are any bugs needing to be worked out before I buy a new phone. I know what I have already and I don't want to jump into potential headaches at first if I can avoid it. Just my .02
     
  12. akash.nu macrumors 68020

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    Well, you don’t really have much of a choice there. Either take the risk or buy it later when available.
     
  13. Fille84 macrumors regular

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    Isn't there enough of these "should I buy the X or 8"-threads...
     
  14. ericgtr12 macrumors 6502a

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    Couldn't agree more, that's why I didn't make the jump from the 6S Plus to the 7, the differences seemed too negligible for the cost. As for Tru-tone I have to say I don't like the way the iPhone controls it so I shut it off. But the additional step of the hidden General > Accessibility > Display Accommodations is ridiculous as it's on by default and there was no clear explanation as to why it kept dimming on its own with Tru-tone turned off. Not sure if that's just an iOS 11 setting or the iPhone 8 but it was frustrating to say the least.
     
  15. gmillz22 macrumors regular

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    It's worth it if you think it is. Some will say yes, some will say no. I wanted the glass back, wireless charging, 4k 60fps, and true tone display. Plus I dislike the notch and price of the iPhone X. So I said I'm going to hang onto this one (as future-proofing) until there's a bigger or modified version of the X. At this point tomorrow, you can buy the 8+ and hold it til the 27th when pre-orders go live. If you get a good date, return the 8+.
     
  16. funnyboy88 macrumors regular

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    A lot of us can’t decide. I have a 6s. It feels weird buying an 8/8 Plus knowing that Apple is about to phase out that design, but I don’t want to spend $1000 on an iPhone either. The iPhone line up has never been this weird.
     
  17. OneMike macrumors 603

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    If you have a 7. It’s x or stay with what you have
     
  18. fs454 macrumors 65816

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    Hands down, the X is going to deliver a compelling, new experience for iOS. You can get the 8 Plus and be close to cutting edge on paper, but there's no doubt about which phone Apple is most passionate about. If you're interested in experiencing the latest tech, the X is a no brainer. If you aren't excited by that kind of thing, then the 8 Plus is great.
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    But really though, is it that much more for a device you use a hundred times a day? The 7 Plus and 8 Plus with non-base storage option is $949 already, so unless you expected to make do with 64GB of storage, the price isn't that outrageous.
     
  19. tiguanito macrumors member

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    I have the 6S Plus. I'm not excited by the 8+ because it's the same old design. It's even heavier now. The X is too expensive and will be in short supply for a while. So well I guess I'm going to keep it for another year (or maybe switch to Android )
     
  20. Technarchy macrumors 603

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    I personally chose the 8+ as my device and did not consider the X for several reasons.

    I will give Apple another year to finish baking the new design and getting it fully dialed in.
     
  21. mike55416 macrumors newbie

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    If you want to order form iPhone 8 and X you can inbox messages now
     
  22. palmerc2 macrumors 65816

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    Edge to edge display of the X is definitely a big plus. Don’t care about OLED....and that hideous notch YUCK. I’m not sold on the home button replacement swipe up from bottom, seems there’d be so much room for error especially in a full screen app. A home button on the side would’ve been better.

    I’m quite happy with the 8+ no complaints.
     
  23. swinery macrumors newbie

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    only getting it for the OLED
    in fact if you took the 8 plus and gave it the OLED screen instead I would just get that. not much different once you've done that anyway.

    literally I just want the OLED
     
  24. funnyboy88 macrumors regular

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    I’ve been spending $749 on iPhones every 2 years for 10 years. Can I afford $999? Yes, but out of principal, I don’t want to pay that much. Just because Apple is experimenting with a higher price point, doesn’t mean we should all just roll over and accept.
     
  25. bambooshots macrumors 6502a

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    It's principle.

    And it won't be that much next year. The X is Apple's most advanced iPhone and that carries a bit of premium right now.

    Once FaceID matures next year the prices will drop to where the iPhone 8/Plus are now.
     

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