This is not a right/wrong thread.. the intent is to provide people on the fence about either good feedback or comments based on experience with the devices.. So I own an 8+ and I love it. Before this phone the 6S+ was my favorite iPhone. Initially, I was in no way interested in the X. I didn’t like the Notch from images on the information superhighway. I did not like losing 7mm of screen width. I did not like the idea of buying Apple’s first OLED. I REALLY didn’t.. and don’t like the idea of FaceID. So I have spent about 2 hours comparing the phones at my local Apple Store and here are some thoughts.. in concise rambling form... I prefer the weight of the X over my 8+. I haven’t lifted in a while but I will bet I can hang with or best most people here.. This isn’t an I-am-too-weak-to-hold-my-phone-up comment.. X just feels nice and balanced in one hand. I prefer the brightness of the 8+ over the X. I tried everything.. disabling/enabling auto-brightness.. My 8+ seems brighter. Turned on/off True Tone.. the Apple employee definitely did not agree with me and at angles the X looks brighter but straight-on.. My 8+ seemed to have the edge. I prefer the text on screen of the X. More crisp. I can tell a difference. I thought it was interesting that even at the smallest text setting it was still fine. On my 8+ I use the second to smallest. On the X I could go a step below the smallest. The screen of the X seems ‘closer’. The only way I know how to explain this is the iPad Air vs the iPad Air 2. Camera.. not really a fair comparison since I could only do in the store.. with that said my 8+ took better images. I specifically, tested in good light and bad. I even took a shot facing the entrance to the store with the sun shining in. Both images were great. However, my 8+ pulled more detail in shadows and on subjects in the distance. For example, there wa a lady sitting outside with brown hair and sunglasses. In the X image, even zoomed you wouldn’t see the sunglasses unless you looked for them. In the 8+ image, the contrast was there to see them. The tree and leaves showed much more detail in the image from the 8+. Like I said.. both images were great shots.. but the 8+ ,on these limited shots, really beat the X pretty good. In the bad backlit images.. the 8+ also showed better detail within the store (tables). It was these images that made me start checking all the display settings as I was thinking there is no way the X wasn’t capturing the detail.. I really thought it was just a darker screen on the X.. not the case.. it was the images IMO. Landscape.. I have to admit I don’t use it that often. I don’t do Mail or Safari in Landscape and don’t play any games in Landscape. I do watch some movies. Movies were bigger (obvious) on the 8+. Movies were NOT that bad on the X.. looked good and it looks like YT has made some updates. My limited use of Landscape has the X in consideration. I have started taking an assessment of ‘unused’ space on the Plus. In apps like Notes, Safari, etc that are mainly text.. there is often a good bit of unused space on the edges.. and it’s the width of the Plus that is an advantage. So is it really an advantage outside of movies? I don’t know. Hardware.. I will get blasted for this but the X does not feel as solid as the 8+. While I like the lightness..something doesn’t feel as rock solid as the Plus. It’s like shutting a door on a Lexus versus a Yaris... I am so going to get blasted... and the camera just looks funky. Overall.. Obvoulsly both are great phones with great cameras and internals. In just the 2 hours I did start to prefer the gestures over the Home Button..being honest. I am soooooo close to wanting the X.. but something keeps from pushing me over the top. I don’t think it’s the screen alone... I honestly think it’s that I love the 8+ so much and it feels so solid.. and the camera is so bad@$$.. that I can’t risk going to the X.. then part of me just wants shiny and new.. Hope this helps.