I'm sure there are a lot of similar threads but I would really value some opinions based on how I describe my own experience of previous phones and uses. I wasnt looking to upgrade for another year but my beloved 7 Plus broke this weekend (long story short I ended up jumping into a river to save my dog that got caught in a strong current, I cracked the screen at the same time and got water damage through that, phone is completely dead, won't even turn on). Due to already spending quite a lot on a couple of screen replacements over the two years i'm reluctant to spend any more on a 2 year old phone and Ive decided its time to just bite the bullet and buy a new phone. I've been a huge fan of the Plus phones since the 6 Plus and wouldn't really consider going back to a smaller phone screen (I've used a friends X and to me the actual real estate is not comparable due to the narrowness so im not keen on the XS). It therefore seems to me that my options are between an 8 Plus a XS Max or the XR. My main questions for people who have used the new phones: - Going from a 6/7/8 Plus to a XS Max how much more difference is there in the screen real estate, my main uses are web browsing and viewing photos, do you notice a noticeable difference in what you can see on a web page etc. I do love as much screen space as possible but - XR vs XS Max - What are the main differences between these, other than OLED there doesn't seem to be any major other features considering the massive price gap, unless Im missing something. - As with question one, how much noticeable screen real estate difference is there going to be between the XS Max and the XR - Budget wise, I can afford whichever I decide on thanks to a recent promotion, but the thought of spending £1250 on a phone does make me feel a bit sick, but I would rather get what will last me the longest. I'd be looking to get 2 years minimum from it which is why Im concerned the 8 Plus could be a mistake. I am leaning towards wanting the XS Max for the biggest screen, but the more sensible side of my brain is telling me the the XR will do everything I need it to and more for a lot less cost. It's a bit of a catch 22 having so many choices these days! All opinions welcome!