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vhl71

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I’m quite happy with my iPhone X. But curious to see whether anyone has done the upgrade to XS (not max)? What’s your feedback so far.

The main reason I don’t want to upgrade is the fact it looks identical to iPhone X.

Any comments would be appreciated.
 

Krabba

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I upgraded from X to Max and I couldn’t be more pleased. It is everything I loved about the X but larger. The upgraded camera is a very nice plus too. I came from a 7+ to the X so I found myself missing some screen real estate after the “WOW” of FaceID, gestures, etc. wore off with the X.

I do think the form factor of the X is the best of any iPhone I’ve ever had (basically all of them from 3GS), but I’m glad I made the trade off for a larger one because 6.5” of OLED is amazing.
 
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Vermifuge

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I think yeah, there aren’t many compelling reasons to upgrade to the XS. The camera is way better but that not important to everyone.

I went from an X to an XS Max and don’t regret my decision at all.
 
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danilko1

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I went from X to XS... I do this every year. It's not about upgrading, but getting another, latest phone each release cycle.
 
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MacInFool

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I went from the X to the XS Max. The size makes it a different phone. I don’t think going from X to XS would be worthwhile. My X had some glitches, too, so I wanted to get a new unit anyway.
 
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Kristine

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I upgraded from the X to the XS Max, but I am considering returning the XS Max - and this is from someone who generally prefers a larger phone and gets a new phone each year. I feel like I am so happy with my X that I am pretty much 'wasting' over $2000 AUD by keeping the XS Max. The X feels better to hold (and I have large hands) and I prefer the screen temperature of the X. I am only getting about 30 minutes more battery per day. The only real reason to keep the XS Max for me would be the camera, since I recently sold off all my DLSR gear.
 
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mpshah27

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Went from the X to the XS Max. It's been 3 days and honestly I'm thinking of exchanging the Max for the XS. This thing is HUGE! Its not fun handling such a big phone in your day to day routine.
 
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Ntombi

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X to XS here. Same color too, so I didn’t do it to show off the latest phone, I did it because I update every year; I enjoy the improvements, and I’m really happy with the better camera this year.
 
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Ifti

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I went from a 6S+ to the X, and as I was used to the larger size the X never 'felt right' for me. Even though the screen size was the same.
Hence Im waiting for my XS Max to arrive. I think I'll be happier with a larger handset, and the larger screen will be awesome.
I plan to sell the X to offset the cost, and keep the XS Max for another 2-3 years now.
 
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FFR

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Upgraded from an x to an X’s max as well, it’s great to be back on plus sized iPhones.
 
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jiangning

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I went from X to Max to try the bigger size.
However, I’d get XS if Max turns out too big for me, simply for the larger camera sensor.

I strongly disagree with people saying XS is not a worthy upgrade for X users. I’d say if you’re someone who cares a lot about image quality from a phone and is stuck with Apple (i.e, won’t consider Pixel, Samsung, or Huawei), then upgrading to XS makes total sense.
 
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dsampley

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I also upgraded from the X to xs max. The larger screen just feels more comfortable for me to read and use. The weight does not feel any different to me.
 
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M1ckab

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Went from x to Xs for the Dual-SIM and improved photos - just got to wait for esim now :)
 
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dan-K

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I upgraded from an X to the XS Max. I'll be honest, before upgrading I wasn't sure if it was even worth it myself, but as soon as I opened the box and started using the phone, I couldn't be happier with it. The bigger screen really makes all the difference and it's a joy to use.
 
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cbarnes3121

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i upgraded from the x to the xs max all because of the size and that i always upgrade every year. this year i went back to gold being that the x didn't come in gold im happy
 
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bpeeps

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I upgraded from X to Max and I couldn’t be more pleased. It is everything I loved about the X but larger. The upgraded camera is a very nice plus too. I came from a 7+ to the X so I found myself missing some screen real estate after the “WOW” of FaceID, gestures, etc. wore off with the X.

I do think the form factor of the X is the best of any iPhone I’ve ever had (basically all of them from 3GS), but I’m glad I made the trade off for a larger one because 6.5” of OLED is amazing.

X to XS Max. Great being back to the big screen.

Went from the X to the XS Max. It's been 3 days and honestly I'm thinking of exchanging the Max for the XS. This thing is HUGE! Its not fun handling such a big phone in your day to day routine.

Upgraded from an x to an X’s max as well, it’s great to be back on plus sized iPhones.

I also upgraded from the X to xs max. The larger screen just feels more comfortable for me to read and use. The weight does not feel any different to me.

I upgraded from an X to the XS Max. I'll be honest, before upgrading I wasn't sure if it was even worth it myself, but as soon as I opened the box and started using the phone, I couldn't be happier with it. The bigger screen really makes all the difference and it's a joy to use.

i upgraded from the x to the xs max all because of the size and that i always upgrade every year. this year i went back to gold being that the x didn't come in gold im happy

OP specifically wants to hear from those who upgraded X to XS, yet the Max people completely ignore that. You'd think they would be able to read a bit better with those bigger screens, but I guess not. xD
 
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mjpearce023

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I went from X to XS and there really isn't much difference. Yes everything may happen .2 seconds faster but the X was never slow so its really hard to tell if you aren't holding the phones side by side. The camera is better in low light but for daytime pics I haven't seen a difference. The most noticeable thing really is the speakers. They are louder and do sound better than the X. I'm still up in the air for weather or not I will keep it but I can say if you are happy with the X I would recommend sitting this one out. It does NOT feel like a new phone.
 
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skywalkerr69

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I’m quite happy with my iPhone X. But curious to see whether anyone has done the upgrade to XS (not max)? What’s your feedback so far.

The main reason I don’t want to upgrade is the fact it looks identical to iPhone X.

Any comments would be appreciated.

I am just for the bigger screen size. Other than that, I love my X.
 
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vhl71

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Oct 8, 2009
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Thanks for all the replies. Looks like most of you have gone from X to XS Max..Not many went with XS..
I cannot use any large phones - just dont feel comfortable carrying a phablet around.

So i guess no upgrade for me this year then!!
 
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DNichter

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X to Xs Max here. Everything is better. I like the size, almost completely used to it by now, cameras are much better, Face ID is almost perfect for me, speed increase is noticeable. I’m happy with it for $4 more a month.
 
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DDustiNN

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Thanks for all the replies. Looks like most of you have gone from X to XS Max..Not many went with XS..
I cannot use any large phones - just dont feel comfortable carrying a phablet around.

So i guess no upgrade for me this year then!!
Here are my thoughts:

https://forums.macrumors.com/threads/anyone-go-from-iphone-x-to-iphone-xs-not-max.2142372/

https://forums.macrumors.com/thread...phone-x-but-not-iphone-xs-any-others.2142479/

And there’s this:

https://forums.macrumors.com/threads/iphone-xs-momentary-stuttering-after-inactivity.2141542/

I’d say if you have the X, you don’t need to upgrade to the XS. I’m very highly considering returning my XS.
 
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