8+ seems to be the superior phone over the X

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  1. Knockoutjosie, Nov 6, 2017
    Last edited: Nov 6, 2017

    Knockoutjosie macrumors 6502a


    Nov 3, 2012
    Now before you attack me, here are some reasons why i feel this way
    * Bigger phone
    * Better battery
    * benchmarks are impressive
    * touch ID is hard to get rid of
    * Fixing the X is highly expensive
    * no home button
    I upgraded to the 8 and i returned it for the 8+. This was when regret started to kick in wishing i waited for the X. When i got my X, it felt like i was using an 8 but without the home button. Coming from an iphone 6s, the 8 + feels like the real upgrade.
  2. OneMike macrumors 603


    Oct 19, 2005
    I don’t agree. I won’t get into all of the points but battery life for example.

    The X gets better battery life than my 7 plus which already has great life.

    Bigger phone in what respect?
  3. AppleRobert macrumors 603

    Nov 12, 2012
    The X is two hundred dollars more superior than the 8+.

    I got an eyeful watching crowded Apple stores ever since the X was released with people having no problem spending their money for one. :)
  4. 66gonzo macrumors regular

    Jul 16, 2012
    Agreed. My X is much better than my 7+ ever was: battery, speed, footprint with the screen real estate. Best phone I’ve had in about 5 yrs. I should say, I don’t know how different the 8 plus is from the 7+, but I’m pretty sure most internals are the same as the X, so you might experience the same thing as me. I just prefer the device size over the +’s. I literally went back and forth over the past few years: 6+, 6s, 7+...never truly happy with the phone.
  5. thadoggfather, Nov 6, 2017
    Last edited: Nov 6, 2017

    thadoggfather macrumors G3


    Oct 1, 2007
    It’s great apple created options that fit all, they’ll take your money no matter which product of theirs you like..

    Not only do you have to be part of an Android or ios camp, you now HAVE to be part of the 8 camp or 8+ camp or X camp

    We don’t talk with each other.

    The divisiveness iPhone has stoked in 2017!

    -this post is slightly sarcastic
  6. Ntombi macrumors 68040


    Jul 1, 2008
    Bostonian exiled in SoCal
    1: Is there a reason you wrote the post in that nearly unreadable font?

    2: Not everything you listed is a plus for everyone, you know. I don’t like bigger phones, I can’t comfortably use or hold them. I’m also already so used to the lack of a home button that I keep swiping up on my older iDevices. And I much prefer Face ID.

    3. Thanks for sharing your opinion, just don’t act as if it’s fact, and I’ll be happy that you’re happy.
  7. AppleZombie, Nov 6, 2017
    Last edited: Nov 6, 2017

    AppleZombie macrumors 6502a

    Oct 27, 2012
    I mean you might be right. Green lines on the X, IR dots affecting peoples vision, FaceID wont work with some sunglasses. It just goes on and on and on.

    The 8+ is Apple perfection.
  8. tromboneaholic macrumors 68030


    Jun 9, 2004
    Clearwater, FL
    Surfboards are not for everyone...
  9. KingslayerG5 Suspended


    Oct 16, 2017
    If Apple ever adds gesture controls for older iPhones in a future update, the gap as X being the best over 8 Plus becomes narrower.

    Not everyone wants Face ID and Animoji. And if you experienced with OLED before on older devices, it's not a big deal. OLED has a shorter life expectancy than LCD. Look it up. Blue pixel will be the first to fade.
  10. Txguy82 macrumors regular


    Dec 31, 2016
    X is the biggest scam to date!!! I’m good with my 7 until next years release
  11. tromboneaholic macrumors 68030


    Jun 9, 2004
    Clearwater, FL
    Thank god. I hate that guy.
  12. thadoggfather macrumors G3


    Oct 1, 2007
    Ha you will have to elaborate
  13. GetSwole37 macrumors member

    Jun 23, 2010
    I’m glad the plus was great....FOR YOU
  14. boshii macrumors 68040


    Jul 6, 2008
    Atlanta, GA
    All your points are subjective. You're convincing yourself that you'll be better off with your 8+ but nobody believes you.
  15. mazdamiata210 macrumors 6502a

    Sep 28, 2014
  16. BugeyeSTI macrumors 68000


    Aug 19, 2017
    I was never a plus fan in any model. It’s just too big of a phone for me. I prefer the size of the 8, so the X would definitely fit my needs better..
  17. thadoggfather macrumors G3


    Oct 1, 2007
    Honestly there’s nothing wrong with whatever you stick with but you’ve had 8 8plus and now X?

    x has been out for 3 days now you sound indecisive, tho you wouldn’t be the first

    I’d say give it a little before figuring it out. That’s what the 2 week return period is for, in part
  18. AdonisSMU macrumors 603

    Oct 23, 2010
    Nope. Between my 7 and 8+ id just elect to keep the 7 and pass on the 8+. All else being held equal, if go for the 7 or 8 every time over the 8+.
  19. Oridus macrumors 6502a


    Oct 8, 2012
    Bigger phone being better is completely subjective.

    I don’t miss Touch ID.

    I don’t miss the home button.
  20. joeblow7777 macrumors 603

    Sep 7, 2010
    8+ vs. X is just a matter of personal preferences. Not sure why people are making such a big deal about the comparison. They're both outstanding phones with comparable functionality.
  21. flat five macrumors 603

    flat five

    Feb 6, 2007
    your list is fine.. those are good points to consider when choosing which phone to use.

    but what you should realize is that your list is highly subjective therefore, in no way, concludes with which device is superior..

    superior for you? sure..maybe.

    but superior in general? no.. not based of your list at least.. there's no proof of anything being superior in there.
  22. The Game 161 macrumors P6

    The Game 161

    Dec 15, 2010
    Size is the difference is the only advantage.

    nothing else
  23. mazdamiata210 macrumors 6502a

    Sep 28, 2014
    Double the battery life
  24. The Game 161 macrumors P6

    The Game 161

    Dec 15, 2010
    Based on?

    I’m getting 10 hours usage
    27-28 hours standby

    On average

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