I've posted a few times about my desire to move over from Android to iOS. Finally switched over to my new XR yesterday. I'd had it for a few days but I didn't want to fire it up until I had my case and screen protector in hand, both of which I installed with little trouble. It's a bulky case ... and the geeky leather belt pouch I got on eBay that supposedly would work with an XR bearing a bulky case up to an Otterbox Defender (I have a Pelican Shield which is a little smaller than an Otterbox) is too small, so I'm going to have to do something else until I get that rectified ... but I do not find the phone heavy or bulky at all. You must understand I'm not coming from a 4.7 screen iPhone but an 5.2 screen Android that's only .2 of an inch shorter and actually thicker than the XR, and I'm used to bulky cases because I'm a klutz. I agree with one recent thread, this may be the perfect size phone, although again I fully concede the trend toward phablets. Bottom line ... I'm lovin' it. The only hiccup, which was rectified by my techie, longtime iPod and iPhone using son, was that we have multiple devices on one Apple account (stems from when the now grown kids were little; we may have reached the point where they need their own accounts) and by some quirk with the cloud I was infringing on his 7, adding stuff to it, when I was setting mine up. He came in from work roaring "GIVE ME YOUR PHONE!!!!" and got it all straightened out and guided me through the issues. It took me about 5 minutes to get used to everything else, including the lack of a home button. This thing is an absolute speed demon as far as responsiveness compared to the Android I was using, and after I got my usual apps installed I was amazed at how much better they worked compared to the Android versions. I'm a convert (as long as they don't price me out of the market, LOL!, this 128 gig XR is about the top end I'm willing to spend on a phone). Oh the screen ... it's fine, and I've watched a couple of videos on the thing already just as a test (I don't stream movies or anything). The people who are fussing so hard must have much higher expectations for a little electronic gadget and much better vision than I do. Thanks for the input in my previous posts.