Some complained about the round edges on the X/XS here but in my experience the black/gold X/XS/Max has color coating on the sides which makes them less slippery, the white one has 'pure' stainless steel bands and must be put in a case.It fits into my jeans pocket comfortably.
I can remember getting a Sony Xperia Z in early 2013; that device was amongst the first to have a full HD screen and it was 5", considered big at the time.
But it had huge, sharp bezels, was the most uncomfortable phone to use ever and was a no-no for fitting into a jeans pocket as I felt like I was getting constantly stabbed by it, especially sitting down.
It fits into my jeans pocket comfortably.
There is nothing comfortable about carrying the 6.5 X in the pocket. It’s a great phone by all means, but let’s not make it sound like it’s not obtrusive, when it is with the weight and size. I’m not complaining, I’m just making a clear observation that there is a trade off if you want larger phone like this.
You say “move” as if everyone already has a 6.5” smartphone in their pocket. Maybe one day I will hold an iPhone Max in my hands for five seconds in a loud and busy Apple Store. Or maybe never!
I’ve seen iPhone Plus cases with a finger ring on the back, those are surprisingly practical against accidental drops. But seriously, why can’t a phone have a comfortably holdable size in the first place?You’re not missing much. Stick a plus model phone in your hand and turn it around lol the max is even a little bigger than that.
Of course, anytime, that is the exactly the reason why I didn't get the Max, nor will I ever get any 6.5 inch phone from Apple or anyone else. I went to the Apple store and I saw one, so I exactly know what I am talking about.
Even the X/XS is on the upper limit for me, but it's OK. The XS Max is even slightly bigger than previous Plus models.
Each to their own. Some people have large hands, so they do not have problem using such gigantic phone. I prefer to use phone one handed.