Any Plus to X people on here?

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by andyp350, Sep 18, 2017.

  1. andyp350 macrumors 6502a

    Aug 14, 2011
    Interested to hear about any people moving from a 6/6S/7 Plus to the iPhone X. How do you feel about the screen real estate in comparison to the Plus. I know most people have complained relentlessly about the bezels on the iPhone Plus but I really feel reluctant to give up the screen real estate that I'm used to on the Plus, especially considering the extra lost space when doing some things such as watching video without the notch covering part of it.
  2. Mr.C macrumors 601

    Apr 3, 2011
    London, UK.
    I have a 7 Plus right now and whilst I understand the X has slightly less screen real estate it's a compromise I'm willing to make for the OLED "edge to edge" screen. And I like the idea of Face ID too. I agree it's expensive for what it is but I'm willing to bite the bullet.
  3. 0928001 Suspended

    Sep 15, 2012
    I am in the process of considering an 8 Plus or X (coming from 6S Plus). I am in the same boat as you are in regards to the screen real estate, but I really want that OLED screen. Not sure if it is worth the extra $200.
  4. profets macrumors 601

    Mar 18, 2009
    I'll be moving to the X from a 7 Plus, though previous years I used a 6s and 6 Plus. While I'll lose some width in screen real estate I'm looking forward to the new width and being more comfortable to use and type with one hand.
  5. Absrnd macrumors 6502a


    Apr 15, 2010
    I'm going from 6plus to X, I like the big screen of the 6plus, and having almost the same screen size in a smaller form factor is perfect for me.
  6. nycxaxez macrumors member

    Feb 24, 2010
    I am moving from an iPhone 7 Plus to the iPhone X. I think there is some confusion as to how much screen real estate the iPhone X will have compared to the Plus models - and this makes sense because it's complicated. Although the display is larger on the X, the additions of the notch and the bar at the bottom of the screen (as well as how they affect the UI of apps) means that, in the end, both models have a similar amount of real estate. I'm okay with giving up a slight amount of real estate to the notch and bar when the phone will fit better in my hands. I've been getting the Plus models ever since they went on sale for a few reasons, in this order - substantially better battery life, larger screen, and the dual cameras (on the last model). I was thinking of downgrading back to the regular-size model with the 7, mostly because I missed having a phone that fit better in one hand, but then Apple debuted the dual cameras, which pushed me back toward the Plus model.

    I realize that the iPhone X will have less battery life than the iPhone 8 Plus, but getting about as much screen in a package that fits much better in my hand is something I'm really looking forward to. The addition of the extra features (Face ID, edge-to-edge OLED screen, and better front cameras) in the iPhone X is just the cherry on top. I am excited to get the X!
  7. Goldfrapp macrumors 601


    Jul 31, 2005
    I'm currently meditating to cope with the impending tragic loss in screen real estate

  8. AlphaGuitarist macrumors 6502a


    Nov 12, 2014
    I'm moving from the 6s Plus to the X. My biggest gripe with the 6s Plus has always been that it's an unwieldy behemoth. The X seems to be ideal, in terms of screen size and its overall dimensions.
  9. DNichter macrumors G3


    Apr 27, 2015
    Philadelphia, PA
    I am going from the 7 Plus to the X. Not worried about going down in screen size at all. Looking forward to a more compact/modern design.
  10. v0lume4 macrumors 68000


    Jul 28, 2012
    As a heads up for those that aren't aware -- content on the iPhone X might be quite a bit smaller than you're expecting. Since the device is only marginally wider than the standard iPhone 8, content on-screen will be only slightly larger than that on the standard iPhone 8. Instagram photos, webpages, etc. when viewed in portrait orientation are only going to be as large as the width of the screen permits -- which in this case, is only a little bigger than the iPhone 8.

    The iPhone X is essentially a taller iPhone 8, like what you saw with the iPhone 5 versus the iPhone 4S.
  11. Relentless Power macrumors Penryn

    Relentless Power

    Jul 12, 2016
    Agreed. Once I actually have my hands on the iPhone X, I have a feeling it will be a much more comfortable experience holding it, yet not sacrificing any of the display.
  12. webbuzz macrumors 68000


    Jul 24, 2010
    6 Plus to an X for me, not worried about the size.
  13. DNichter macrumors G3


    Apr 27, 2015
    Philadelphia, PA
    Yea, the move to OLED and higher resolution is worth it to me. I have always felt the plus just to be a little too big to handle, but I liked the bigger screen, camera, ram, etc. Now I am getting all of that in a compact size, should be the best of both worlds.
  14. jgelin macrumors 6502a


    Jul 30, 2015
    St Petersburg, FL
    I am a bit reluctant, but have a feeling that the X is what I have been wanting in a screen size and physical form factor harmony. The plus has really been clunky sometimes, and I just wish that I could shrink it some... this is exactly what the X does. The X notch doesn't bother me in the slightest, and if Apple wants to later fix it or change the notch with software I am good with that too.
  15. MjWoNeR macrumors 6502


    Feb 16, 2010
    I'll be moving from a 6+ to the X too and it will be nice to have an easier to handle, smaller phone than the Plus but with a bigger screen than the 4,7" model.

    I watch a lot of TV shows and YouTube on my Plus and I know size-wise it is going to be a downgrade, half an inch smaller than the Plus to be exact.
    A fellow user in the forums calculated the screen on the X with 16/9 aspect ratio video, which most TV shows are filmed at, and the X will effectively be 5" with pillar-boxing. So it will be quite smaller than the Plus, but a bit bigger than the 4.7" iPhone.

    Then all else will be an upgrade. The OLED screen. 3GB of RAM from the tiny 1GB I have now. Oh the tabs and apps I will have open.
  16. HEK, Sep 18, 2017
    Last edited: Sep 19, 2017

    HEK macrumors 68040


    Sep 24, 2013
    US Eastern time zone
    Both son and I have iPhone 7 Plus. We both going to iPhone X.

    Like the form factor smaller physical size than Plus yet larger screen. Also looking forward to Face ID, OLED, faster A11 processor. Notch not a problem for us. Getting phones on AT&T Next program, monthly cost only slightly more. Will cancel second year old AppleCare+ like we usually do on old phone. iPhones and iPads using Adblock which we love. Along with iMessage and Find Friend app which is super convenient for us. We fast charge using iPad and UBS-C 29 watt power adapter and cables.
    Battery life has been great for us both.

    We have all Apple products, iPods, iPads, Apple TV, Apple extreme, mac book Pros home and work. Cars hooked into iPhones. Have Apple Music. Everything integrated tied in, home wifi at 180 Mbps with own modem tied to Comcast with AT&T wifi calling. It all works great together, no issues. All other computer stuff, Sony, HP, Compaq desk tops and lap tops virus infested or windows software crapped out sitting in broken trash pile in basement. Will never buy again.

    Could not care less what others like or use. Apple stuff has not failed, always works, upgrade to latest software all the time with no issues, and no virus malware problems to date with Apple stuff. It just all works so far.
  17. sydia21 macrumors regular


    Jul 1, 2010
    Washington, DC
    Had a 6s+, now a 7+ and will be moving to the X. I'm a woman with fairly small hands but can easily use the plus one handed or two. I don't really watch a lot of videos on my phone (use my iPad mini 4) but I am worried about the smaller form factor. The regular 6/7 phones feel so small to me in comparison to my plus that I'm afraid of going back to a smaller phone. But I'll roll the dice and if I don't like it I know I have 14 days to go to the 8+.
  18. jclardy macrumors 68040


    Oct 6, 2008
    I'm going 7 Plus to X, won't miss much to be honest. I've swapped from Plus to normal back to plus again, and both annoy me in different ways. Overall I prefer the non-plus size, but I always hated the lower PPI, and now the dual cameras. The X solves both for me.

    The thing with video is that even without the notch the plus would have a smaller display of 16:9 video, that is just a tradeoff with getting a taller display.
  19. andyp350 thread starter macrumors 6502a

    Aug 14, 2011
    You make a good case! Unfortunately the cost has ended up being the deciding factor for me this year. Bought my first home last year which pretty much wiped out my savings!
  20. v0lume4 macrumors 68000


    Jul 28, 2012
    Congratulations on the house. Priorities. :)
  21. GoingDark macrumors 6502

    Nov 2, 2013
    I have a 6S Plus and am desperate to switch to the X. I moved to the Plus size for the same reasons as everyone else - better camera, longer battery life, bigger screen - but I absolutely hate the physical size. It's way too bulky in day-to-day use.

    If you're happy with the Plus, there really isn't that much difference between the 8 Plus and the X. But in my case, if the X didn't exist I would be "downgrading" to the 8, and losing out on the higher-resolution screen, dual cameras, better battery life, etc. As far as I'm concerned, the X is basically all the best features of the 8 Plus but in a size and form factor that's much closer to the regular 8, which is exactly what I'm looking for.
  22. D.T. macrumors G3


    Sep 15, 2011
    Vilano Beach, FL
    I'm going to be another 6S Plus to X switcher. Totally understand the screen size, density, how it relates to the UI/UX (I'm a developer).

    Stoked for everything about it, from the physical design, to the features and performance.
  23. lah macrumors 6502

    Mar 22, 2010
    I'm going from a 7plus to an X. Ready to back to a smaller footprint and still keep a larger screen.
  24. Damstr macrumors 6502

    Sep 22, 2016
    7 Plus to X. I love the screen size but not liking the actual form factor of the iPhone anymore. X is basically the same screen size but in the form factor similar to the 7. Battery life isn't really a big deal for me. I plan on using Qi chargers at home and work.

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