iPhone 8(+) Anyone gone from Plus to Regular?

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  1. PBz macrumors 68020

    PBz

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    I have been Plus since it existed. Always been kind of torn as screen is so nice and big on Plus but it is hefty in pockets and hand.

    WTS, Apple has acknowledged the speaker issue but has no resolution. My option is to live with speaker clipping or go to the 8.

    Few things..

    I don’t mind losing 2nd lens.
    I’ve read specs are worse on regular 8 display but it holds its own against Plus with media.

    I can deal with battery.

    Anyone leave the Plus and mind sharing experiences?

    This speaker clipping is horrible and it’s starting to occur in other apps I use. I think the speaker is slowing dying or getting worse.
     
  2. Chupa Chupa macrumors G5

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    Why not get an X if you have qualms about both the plus and regular size. Slightly narrow screen, but still bigger than the regular 8. Great battery life, keep the dual lens. Fantastic display.
     
  3. ToroidalZeus macrumors 68020

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    I had the 6 plus and returned it for the 6 back during launch. But the reason was that I valued one-handed use above screen size or battery life so it was a no brainer.
     
  4. PBz thread starter macrumors 68020

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    I don’t like the X. My wife has one and she is very unhappy with FaceID. Also, at this point I’m not giving Apple any more $. If Apple would replace my 8+ with a X I would consider it.
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    I know this isn’t popular but I find the second lens to be a negative 90% of the time. I have taken some amazing Portrait mode images of my kids with the 8+ but outside of that I think the zoom lens is almost useless, with or without OIS.
     
  5. Chupa Chupa macrumors G5

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    Well, if that is the case, it really depends on whether you can accept a much smaller screen. I never had a plus b/c the footprint is too awkward to run with, but I did envy it. I've also made the usual screen size leaps from the original iPhone to the 5 to the 6 to the X. I loved all those phones when I had them but I could never go down in size again. You get too use to using a bigger screen with more typing and scrolling space. I look at those older models now and just think wow! how did I use those. The original iPhone especially blows my mind -- it's so tiny.
     
  6. Makayla macrumors regular

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    I have read iPhone 8 also has speaker issues. Has it been resolved for iPhone 8 only but not 8 plus? If so, I might join you. Lol
     
  7. PBz thread starter macrumors 68020

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    Great question. I’ve asked the Lead Tech I’m working with if he can confirm no speaker issue with the 8. No response yet.
     
  8. casperes1996 macrumors 68040

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    Useless, fair enough - but why is that negative then? Surely that'd make it either neutral or a tiny positive.

    I have the 8 - never had the +. Never heard the +. But I will say this (upgraded from 6), the speakers sound best 2-4 steps down from max. At max volume it can sound a tad distorted honestly. Not so bad, but a bit
     
  9. PBz thread starter macrumors 68020

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    Negative because I’ve read the Plus uses ‘input’ from the zoom lens on all images taken. Not sure if this is the case. I’ve never confirmed.
     
  10. Relentless Power macrumors Penryn

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    I read that it was software related. But it was very prevalent amongst many iPhone 8 Plus users. I'm not sure if the latest iOS update rectified that.
     
  11. PBz thread starter macrumors 68020

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    For some quick history...

    There was an in-call cracking issue and this was resolved with firmware update.

    There was some speaker cracking issues and this was 90% resolved with firmware update. I still have it occasionally.

    There is the in-app speaker cracking issue that is bothering me and no firmware or device replacement resolves the issue.
     
  12. casperes1996 macrumors 68040

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    As far as I know this does happen, but only in extremely low-light, in which case the other lens and sensor is used to increase the amount of light that can be captured for the image, increasing the quality
     
  13. HYPOKON2000 macrumors member

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    Never had any issues with my iPhone 8.
     

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