iPhone XS Big phone to small phone?

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  1. areskins macrumors member


    Dec 3, 2016
    I will be coming from a 7+ and would like to ask those who switched from a 7/8+ to a X/Xs. Does the screen feel smaller compared to the 7+ or do I need to go for the Xs max? I watch a lot of youtube and games and do you think that the taller yet slimmer screen took a way some of that 16:9 screen from the previous generation? Thanks in advance. CHEERS!
  2. Otflyer macrumors 6502a


    Nov 14, 2017
    SF Bay Area
    I went from an 8+ to XS. I just got tired of carrying a large phone in my pants pocket (I’m a guy). I have no regrets. I enjoy viewing videos just as much as I did on the 8+. I don’t watch a lot of video on my phone though.
  3. BoricuaHec01 macrumors 6502a


    Sep 17, 2012
    Chicago, IL
    I went from a 7+ to the X last year and wasn't really happy, it felt too small. I have the Xs Max now and couldn't be happier.
  4. tardman91 macrumors 65816


    Oct 21, 2009
    Tampa Area, FL
    I went from an 8+ to the XR. The Xs was just a tad too small (and expensive) for me. I'm a big guy though so size wasn't an issue with the 8+.
  5. kevink2 macrumors 65816

    Nov 2, 2008
    If you like the size of the +, you probably won't like the Xs size. I never got comfortable carrying the 7+ everyday. Tried clip on belt, broke the clip a few times. Went back to a smaller phone (the X), and it fits in shirt pocket. Though not as well as the 4 did back in the day :)
  6. Ebok Suspended

    Aug 22, 2018
    I tried to downgrade from the 7+ to the X last year but just couldn't. Too small.

    Sticking with my 7+ for 1 more year.
  7. andyw715 macrumors 65816

    Oct 25, 2013
    I went from a 7+ to a X, screen was a bit smaller but the OLED display was much easier to read (for me) than the 7+'s or the iPP 12.9 LCD

    I tend to get acquainted to new things easily i.e. large phone to small phone, home button to iOS gestures. so the transition only took about a day.

    But I did get a XS Max and really like that one, again the transition was simple.

    Given that I also bought a new iPP 12.9 and find that LCD on par with the new phone for reading, so I switched to the iPad as my primary reading device.
  8. StaceyMJ86 macrumors 68000


    Sep 22, 2015
    Washington, DC
    Last year I went from the 7+ to the X. I had every Plus phone since the 6. At first the size was too small and then I eventually got used to it. The size doesn’t bother me and I actually prefer either going caseless or using a thin case (I swore I would never go caseless or use a non-bulky Case). I still have my X and will upgrade next year to the 2019 XS Max or whatever they call it.
  9. Jordan921 macrumors 601


    Jul 7, 2010
    Bay Area
    I went from a 7+ to an X and it did feel smaller. Glad they came out with the Max.
  10. craigio85 macrumors 6502a


    Jun 27, 2017
    United Kingdom
    I went from 8 Plus to XS and couldn’t be happier with it. Much as I loved the screen size of the Plus models, the physical heft of the device was really starting to grate on me.

    The XS screen is noticeably narrower but in my opinion the noticeable bump in the sharpness of the screen compensates well. I also find it easier to type accurately.
  11. Relentless Power macrumors Penryn

    Relentless Power

    Jul 12, 2016
    My exact thoughts. The 5.8 X is a great phone, but the most shocking factor for me was it actually felt much smaller to me in the hand than I anticipated. The 6.5 Max was exactly what I was looking for and more in line with the Plus model iPhone sizes.
  12. areskins thread starter macrumors member


    Dec 3, 2016
    Damn I really wish I had the funds for a Xs max but I guess the Xs would do for now
  13. Newtons Apple macrumors Core

    Newtons Apple

    Mar 12, 2014
    Jacksonville, Florida
    You will get used to what ever you got. Humans can adapt.
  14. MrJM macrumors 6502


    Jan 15, 2012
    Big phone, little phone, cardboard box!

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