Apple Watch 4 vs iPhone Xs

Discussion in 'Apple Watch' started by areskins, Oct 21, 2018.


What should I do?

  1. Get an apple watch

    8 vote(s)
  2. Buy a Xs

    2 vote(s)
  3. Buy a X and save the money

    2 vote(s)
  1. areskins macrumors member


    Dec 3, 2016
    Hello, Im new here and I just want your opinion on what should I buy. Im currently a medical student who doesn’t really do workouts (lol I need to get healthier). I dont really have a close friend or a family member that has an apple watch to really know what the day to day use of it outside workouts.

    1.Should I get an apple watch series 4 and what can I use it for other than tracking my heartrate or exercise stuff?
    2. Or should I just upgrade my iphone 7 plus to an iphone Xs?
    3. Also is it better to just get the regular iphone X (still availble here in my country) instead of the Xs and save the money?

  2. madeirabhoy macrumors 6502a

    Oct 26, 2012
  3. Winterfibre macrumors regular

    Nov 30, 2016
    Xr screen is *****, get a 7plus and get your watch
  4. iPhysicist macrumors 65816


    Nov 9, 2009
    Get a used iPhone 8 (or 8+) (for bluetooth 5.0) and AW aluminium. Save some money for later.
  5. musicpenguy macrumors 65832

    Oct 29, 2006
    So you have a 7 plus which is still a FANTASTIC PHONE - I personally think you will get much more out of adding an Apple Watch to your life rather than upgrading a phone that is already great on iOS 12. I also would not get a X - the XS or XR are much better phones especially from a glass not scratching perspective and the camera. But again go with the watch.
  6. tromboneaholic Suspended


    Jun 9, 2004
    Clearwater, FL
    I'd get an iPhone X and either a Series 3 or Series 4 Watch depending on your budget. But only you know what's important to you.
  7. Relentless Power, Oct 21, 2018
    Last edited: Oct 21, 2018

    Relentless Power macrumors Penryn

    Relentless Power

    Jul 12, 2016
    I mean, what do you like about both devices? They are completely different obviously with a phone and a smart watch, but what draws you to more about the Apple Watch or the iPhone XS? Do you think you would be happy with a new iPhone over the watch or vice versa? I think only you can really make this decision. Have you demoed the Series 4 Apple Watch? If you haven’t, I would start there first.
  8. caelius macrumors 6502


    Dec 31, 2015
    Innsbruck, Austria
    The XR screen is miles ahead of the 7(+) screen in every single aspect except PPI, so that is a really strange advice. Just sayin'.

    At OP: I'd probably get either a cheap X or XR and go with the Apple Watch S4 rather than buying a XS. The difference between the iPhones IMO just isn't worth upgrading, while the AW will make a huge difference if you can find use cases for it. Wouldn't want to miss my AW anymore. :)
  9. staggerlee41 macrumors 6502a


    Sep 25, 2017
    Pittsburgh, PA
    I'd recommend getting to a store to see the Apple Watch in person and ask the associate questions about their use case. Speaking from personal experience, I was unsure of whether or not to get one and going to the store helped me make a decision to get one. I've used it as motivation to be more active, track fitness, sleep. I also really like the notifications for mail, messages, travel information, weather, music control, remote for camera etc as I don't have to pull my phone out to do those things now. It's a very nice compliment to an iPhone but it's also not necessary and not for everyone.

    As a medical student, I'd think the impact Apple Watch could have on patients and your learning whilst in medical school could be very interesting.

    Phones are rather mature so while you can get an improved phone, I think Watch adds a different experience. Mind you this is just my opinion because ultimately this is about what makes the most sense to you. Make a list of pros and cons of each and decide which speaks to you the most.

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