SteveJobs2.0

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I held my friend’s iPhone 6S Plus in a case last night and, wow, it is so much lighter than my iPhone X. You don’t realize how dense IPhone X is until you hold a Plus. The battery must be packed inside
to give The X such great battery life.
 

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Its not that bad at all, and its not like we were unaware of the weight. Its less then an ounce (0.92) heavier then the iPhone 8. I'm not worked up at all over an insignificant increase, and its lighter then the Plus sized phones.

Its much ado about nothing
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SteveJobs2.0

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Its not that bad at all, and its not like we were unaware of the weight. Its less then an ounce (0.92) heavier then the iPhone 8. I'm not worked up at all over an insignificant increase, and its lighter then the Plus sized phones.

Its much ado about nothing
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That may very well be on paper, but in hand, IPhone X feels much heavier. The culprit is likely the weight distribution.
 
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TinaBelcher

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Lmfao! I just got my X today and I was amazed how heavy it is. Watch out, them gains are coming through! *sacasm*
 
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Relentless Power

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That may very well be on paper, but in hand, IPhone X feels much heavier. The culprit is likely the weight distribution.

The added weight is from the glass backing, stainless chassis and added wireless charging capabilities inside. But given that it's more comfortable to hold with the new form factor, I think it's less of an issue compared to the Plus model with the width trying to use it one handed.
 

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It kinda puts the Walther PPS M2 I carry every day on my belt into perspective.

A fully loaded PPS M2 in 9mm weighs about the same as 4 iPhone X’s. 22oz or so.
 

sean000

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That's still lighter than a beer. Generations of evolution have helped us develop arms that are perfectly designed to hold the weight of a typical 12 to 16 ounce beer for extended lengths of time. As long as our smartphones are lighter than that, we should be able to hold them for awhile as well. Cheers!
 
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the future

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I held my friend’s iPhone 6S Plus in a case last night and, wow, it is so much lighter than my iPhone X. You don’t realize how dense IPhone X is until you hold a Plus. The battery must be packed inside to give The X such great battery life.

iPhone 6S Plus = 192 grams
iPhone X = 174 grams
 
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C DM

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I held my friend’s iPhone 6S Plus in a case last night and, wow, it is so much lighter than my iPhone X. You don’t realize how dense IPhone X is until you hold a Plus. The battery must be packed inside
to give The X such great battery life.

iPhone 6S Plus = 192 grams
iPhone X = 174 grams
Not quite following how a device that weighs less feel heavier than a device that weighs more?
 

skywalkerr69

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I held my friend’s iPhone 6S Plus in a case last night and, wow, it is so much lighter than my iPhone X. You don’t realize how dense IPhone X is until you hold a Plus. The battery must be packed inside
to give The X such great battery life.

I got the opposite feeling. I picked up my 6+ today and it felt like a brick compared to my X. Looked uglier too lol
 
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Mr. Y

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I read that Apple stores will soon carry leather and silicone wrist guards to help customers avoid the onslaught of carpal tunnel syndrome.
 

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I held my friend’s iPhone 6S Plus in a case last night and, wow, it is so much lighter than my iPhone X. You don’t realize how dense IPhone X is until you hold a Plus. The battery must be packed inside
to give The X such great battery life.

The 6S Plus is 192 grams by itself. The X is 174 grams. So not sure what you are experiencing.
 

0000757

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I held my friend’s iPhone 6S Plus in a case last night and, wow, it is so much lighter than my iPhone X. You don’t realize how dense IPhone X is until you hold a Plus. The battery must be packed inside
to give The X such great battery life.

It’s because of the glass.
 
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