iPhone XS Max Downgrade iPhone xs Max to XR or XS

JamJamlux

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Apr 9, 2019
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Hey,

I like to downgrade from my iPhone xs max because it's to big for me.

Is it better to take the XR or XS after the Max.

Thank you
 

tt061282

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Mar 18, 2018
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I have an iPhone X, XS Max and Xʀ that I honestly switch back and forth from. I always say the iPhone Xʀ is a phone with 93% of the features of a XS Max at 70% of the cost. I truly believe Apple did it correct by having the “Entry Level Flagship” bigger than the iPhone XS. It helps to sale it over the XS, but not quite the XS Max.

All that said... some features the Xʀ is missing are the features that some must have. For instance the telephoto lens for 10X zoom and then there is 3DTouch as well. Personally when I’m using my Xʀ I don’t miss either of those features. I think some people get the misconception of how the telephoto lens actually works. Another thing that some people like that I personally do not are OLED screens. I think IPS screens are just as good and you also do NOT have to worry about burn in. Of course there are Apple users who will swear up and down that Apple OLED’s don’t burn in. That is total BS. The OLED’s Apple uses are sourced by Samsung and LG which both have issues with burn in on there screens. All it takes is a stop to Best Buy to look at the OLED iPhone models to see the burn in.

Honestly it comes down to compromise and what you can or can NOT live without!!
 

Relentless Power

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Jul 12, 2016
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Hey,

I like to downgrade from my iPhone xs max because it's to big for me.

Is it better to take the XR or XS after the Max.

Thank you
If I were you, I wouldn’t be asking the internet which is better to take the XR or XS in size , I would make that decision personally by handling both those phones in the store if you have the opportunity, you’re the only one that would be able to make that decision, being everyone has different hand sizes.
 

JamJamlux

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Apr 9, 2019
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Thank you a lot.

I bought yesterday the red iphone xr, but now i miss the screen from the max.
Sometimes Life is crazy :)
 

tt061282

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Mar 18, 2018
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Just do like I did. I kept my Max and bought the Xʀ too. Yeah I spent over $2,000 on my iPhones this year and the wife was pissed. She has her Xʀ and she’s happy with it.

I got the 256GB XS Max and the 128GB Xʀ and I’m fine. I probably in the long run could’ve saved money but oh well hindsight is 20/20.
 

eoblaed

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Apr 21, 2010
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XS. It's just a smaller XS Max.

If you went with XR, you'd be downgrading in a several categories.
 

internetrando

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Jun 5, 2018
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XS. Retain all the features in a smaller device.

XR isn’t bad at all, but there are some features I wouldn’t want to be without.
 

austyn23

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Nov 22, 2017
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I switched to XR (from 8) twice... I sold the XR both times because of it’s size and weight... too heavy, too big, for me of course

Give it a try first...
 

tt061282

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TBH there’s no features that will be missed on the Xʀ. I mean in my experience there is not. I use my Xʀ twice as much as my Max because I just don’t miss anything from it AT ALL.
 

davedvdy

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Oct 25, 2011
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Go to a store & decide for yourself. How are we meant to know what is most suitable for you?
This is the answer. We can't decide here for you, you really need to try it for yourself.

When you say "it's too big for me", do you mean the physical size or weight?
If both, the XS would be the largest departure from both, while as mentioned...still retaining all of the
fundamental features of the XS Max. If you use the XS Max in a true 2 handed mode, like I do...you may not wish
to ever change as the resolution (not just the PPI) is awesome.
 

bluecoast

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If the camera is important to you, get the XS.

If the OLED screen is important to you and you love its clarity, etc get the XS (personally I think I’m affected by PWM so my phone choice this year was pretty easy!).

If having a phone that is more or less one handed and can easily fit in your pocket get the XS.

If having a big screen is important to you, with the camera being of secondary importance and you’re ok with an lcd screen, get the XR.

I’m assuming that since you bought the Max in the first place that price isn’t a consideration!

Sounds like the XS will probably be best for you though.