iPhone XR First thoughts on XR after switching from Android

BigG94

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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.
 

BigG94

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Glad you're liking it. I don't think anyone can ever truly be priced out of the market. No one needs the latest and greatest iPhone. 1-2 year old models still work great. I'm still rocking my 7+ :D
The reason I went for this new one was to future proof myself at least for a while with the A12. I intend for this to be my phone for several years .

I looked hard at the 8, but I figured the additional cost was worth it for the A12.
 

maerz001

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Nice. Well with parent control feature there is really no need for a shared Apple account. This just brings problems with syncing
 

BigG94

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Nice. Well with parent control feature there is really no need for a shared Apple account. This just brings problems with syncing
Yeah the boys are 24 and 21 now, they were in junior high when we started getting Apple devices, need to update the account.
 

Boltface

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I switched over from my Nexus 6P to a red XR about three weeks ago. Pretty smooth conversion. All is working fine, although OK Google doesn't seem to recognize what I'm saying as well on the XR.
 
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hoevito

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Should've gotten a Oneplus 6T if you were looking for "value" :cool:

Of course the XR will feel like an upgrade if you're using some nameless Android phone you can't even bother to relay what brand and model you switched from. 5.2" indicates it's nothing top tier that's for sure lol...
 
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BigG94

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Should've gotten a Oneplus 6T if you were looking for "value" :cool:

Of course the XR will feel like an upgrade if you're using some nameless Android phone you can't even bother to relay what brand and model you switched from. 5.2" indicates it's nothing top tier that's for sure lol...
Sorry mentioned it in my other threads, HTC 10. Loved the phone but battery is getting hinky and they made it basically non replaceable, it's between screen and motherboard and one or the other generally gets trashed if you try to replace it and most techs won't even try.

I have no desire for a 6T, it's too damn big and even though I think it's been certified by VZW it lacks the CDMA bands to ensure complete coverage right now, I don't want to go LTE only until the CDMA plug is finally pulled.
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Should've gotten a Oneplus 6T if you were looking for "value" :cool:

Of course the XR will feel like an upgrade if you're using some nameless Android phone you can't even bother to relay what brand and model you switched from. 5.2" indicates it's nothing top tier that's for sure lol...
Sorry mentioned it in my other threads, HTC 10. Loved the phone but battery is getting hinky and they made it basically non replaceable, it's between screen and motherboard and one or the other generally gets trashed if you try to replace it and most techs won't even try.

I have no desire for a 6T, it's too damn big and even though I think it's been certified by VZW it lacks the CDMA bands to ensure complete coverage right now, I don't want to go LTE only until the CDMA plug is finally pulled.
 

MacLappy

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Grats BigG and BoltFace. The iPhone XR is a fantastic device. It would probably serve you well for the next couple of years.
 

Wide opeN

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Congratulations!!! It's nothing better than getting the device that suits YOUR needs.

I hear you about the CDMA, thing. Verizon isn't there yet, that CDMA "isn't" a factor.

Yeah, I too had to finally get everyone their own Apple ID.
 
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