iPhone 8(+) A year later.. those that went from Plus to X


macrumors regular
Jun 20, 2012
Went from 7+ to the X last year, the small screen of the X has bugged me since. Happily preordered the XS Max and can not wait, it's been far too long not having all those landscape split view options, being able to see desktop versions of websites with no problem, seeing more detail in pictures and videos, being able to fit more text/information on the screen, etc, etc. I can't wait.


macrumors 68020
Aug 6, 2008
San Antonio, TX
It has been fine. The narrowness of the X screen versus the Plus was the only real change that took some getting used to. I’m all for a phablet screen though so Max was a no brainer Upgrade for me.
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macrumors 6502
Jul 21, 2012
I love the screen size of my X other than for videos because it’s a bit small for watching for an extended period. A quick YouTube video or something it’s great for though.
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macrumors member
Sep 27, 2016
Went from a 7plus to an X last year. Didn’t have a huge issue with the size until I started to watch a lot of videos on my X, the black bars are very noticeable, and stretching to fit the screen is nice but really cuts out a lot of content. Loved the rest of the phone though so it wasn’t a game-changer for me, and the quality of the OLED screen compared to other devices really set it apart. I’ve been using a 6s plus from a friend as a placeholder until my max comes, and really enjoying the bigger size and the way videos completely fit the screen is oddly satisfying lol. So when the Max was announced I jumped at the chance.
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macrumors 65816
Nov 30, 2008
Screen size on the X is almost the same size as my previous 7+, albeit in a smaller form, so it's the perfect phone for me. I'm going to try the XS Max to see how I like it.
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macrumors 68000
May 23, 2010
Went from 7 Plus to X. For me, it's the perfect size. I doubt I will upgrade, as the X just fits my usage pattern so well. Big enough for reading but small enough to one-hand.


macrumors 68030
Original poster
Nov 3, 2005
PVB, Florida
I am on record that I LOVE TID.
My wife loathes FID on her X & I don’t like the idea of it.

WTS, after a year and a half in Florida (we were in SoCal) I can see a case for FID. After a workout, just walking around during the summer it’s sweat city here in north FL. It’s not uncommon to have wet fingers and TID not work.


macrumors 68040
Dec 30, 2009
I was on the 6+, 6s+, 7+ and then the X. Staying with the Xs this year.

The smaller overall size is just much better to me and I'm 6'3 with "giant sausage fingers" :Do_O as my wife says.

My main usage has changed a bit from my phone being my primary device to an increase of laptop usage.
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macrumors 6502
Oct 15, 2011
Is the screen big enough for you?

Going back to Plus vis XSM/Plus?
Yes. Going to try the XsM. I’m hesitant because the biggest benefit of going from the Plus to the X was that it is more pocketable and so much easier to carry around, almost without a thought whereas the Plus was always just awkwardly large and heavy. In that regard alone the X is just brilliant.

The XsM may be a step back in time that just does not work...we’ll see.
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macrumors member
Sep 22, 2013
The X always felt too small to me. I contemplated several times exchanging the X for an 8 Plus. I'm very much looking forward to that giant XS Max.
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