iPhone 8(+) Coming back to Apple to get a....

sp44

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8 Plus. Am I crazy? I had a Pro Max in my cart and I can't do the $45-$55/month payment on a phone. Just can't do it. 11 would be nice if the resolution was better. My daughter has an XR and it's ok. I'm coming from a Pixel 3XL. BTW using the the extra funds for a Series 4 watch.
 
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chrismichael83

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The display on the XR is not bad at all. Your getting nit picking. I have noticed no real difference. Yes OLED and LCD are completely different. I would def opt to getting the 11. Your getting everything except the telephot lens and maybe some more battery but the XR lasts already a long time
 

eulslix

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I had the 8 as a company phone before. I wanted to have the X, but the 8 really grew on me. If I wasn’t into video/photography that much, I would definitely consider the 8 for myself again, considering the crazy price
 

sp44

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Yeah, I don't take many pictures, some video at concerts sometimes.
 

DevinNj

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The 8+ is an outstanding phone, and a pretty good value right now. I wouldn’t hesitate to buy one. Also check out other retailers and see who has the best incentives. There should be great deals now on the 8 series phones.
 

Coffee_Time

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8 Plus. Am I crazy? I had a Pro Max in my cart and I can't do the $45-$55/month payment on a phone. Just can't do it. 11 would be nice if the resolution was better. My daughter has an XR and it's ok. I'm coming from a Pixel 3XL. BTW using the the extra funds for a Series 4 watch.
It's dated.
 

MidnightAura

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I’m in the same position as the OP. I’m not bothered about the IPhone 11. The last iPhone I had was the iPhone 6s Plus and after that I went to android. The 8 plus is looking tempting.

I went to look at one today and compared it with the XR. Kinda worry I’ll miss my Touch ID as I love it on my iPad. My android phone has a finger print scanner and face recognition and I never use face recognition. It’s too cumbersome. But on the other hand the contract I’m looking at is a three year one, I would be wary of apple stopping supporting the 8 plus midway through my contract.
 

eyeseeyou

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You can get 256gb iphone x/xs for around the same price you can get a iphone 8 on sites like swappa.
 

tonybarnaby

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8+ does 80% of what the new phones do, just in a very antiquated and boring form factor. It works for me, but I can definitely see people who have owned iPhones for years being bored of it (6+/6s+/7+/8+). It’s my first iPhone, so I don’t feel the same way as someone who has had this form factor for 4 years and counting. The value is definitely very high.
 
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tps3443

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It's dated.
No it is not dated at all. The 8 Plus is a beast to this day. Super premium in the hand, very classy, wireless charging, glass back, and a super efficient A11 Bionic that runs right on the heels of the A12.

It is 12 months older than a XS Max.. and like 2 months older than a iPhone X.

This form factor of the iPhone 8 is still in full swing! With 2019 iPad Air, 2019 iPad mini and, 2019 iPad 7th gen too.
 

tonybarnaby

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It most certainly is dated looks wise. No question about it. This form factor came out in 2014, and hasn’t changed much at all from the 6+ to the 8+ in terms of appearance. The a11 is still relevant, but the phone looks very out dated (for those who care about that)
 

danny842003

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I have an 8+ and it’s still great but I would spend the extra money on 11. It’s better in every way (except screen resolution and telephoto lens) and will last longer.
The 11 hasn’t got a bad screen and I’m not sure under what circumstances I would pick resolution over the features it’s lacking.
I guess the telephoto is nice but i think realistically I used it a few times at a guns and roses concert, which unsurprisingly resulted in crappy videos anyway.
 

Reno Raines

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8 Plus. Am I crazy? I had a Pro Max in my cart and I can't do the $45-$55/month payment on a phone. Just can't do it. 11 would be nice if the resolution was better. My daughter has an XR and it's ok. I'm coming from a Pixel 3XL. BTW using the the extra funds for a Series 4 watch.

That is what I did. Sold my XR and got an 8+. Just personal preference.