iPhone XS For those who upgraded from the iPhone X to the iPhone XS (NOT MAX), what is the biggest change?

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  1. Hieveryone macrumors 68040

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    Speed & overall Performance?

    Camera?

    Both?

    Or maybe you just like that new gold hehe (can’t blame you)
     
  2. Jordan921 macrumors 601

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    Haven’t you already gotten your answer from all the threads you posted in?
     
  3. Ntombi macrumors 68040

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    I got the same color, larger capacity. The biggest difference is speed, probably. The camera too. Maybe they’re neck and neck.
     
  4. Hieveryone thread starter macrumors 68040

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    When you upgraded, did you notice it being snappier? And faster?

    Like did you say something like, “hey this is definitely feels snappier and faster.”

    Even if the X is still pretty fast
     
  5. Relentless Power macrumors Penryn

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    If you break it down into technical terms, the A12 is *faster* than the A11 Bionic, so it’s inevitably faster. But does that really translate to anything? Its really depending how you’re using your phone and for what tasks.
     
  6. Hieveryone thread starter macrumors 68040

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    I gotcha. Ya I’ve heard that A12 is a beast.

    Also, that 4GB of RAM got me feelin some type of way haha.

    I might hit up the Apple store and just see for myself how it feels. Still got some time before they close and it ain’t too far from me.
     
  7. Ntombi macrumors 68040

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    I can tell that Face ID is half a beat faster to unlock, and I very rarely have to reload any apps as I switch between a bunch as I’m just farting around, listening to podcasts and going between Twitter, Facebook, Reddit, safari, etc. the camera is definitely faster getting ready, and my X was no slouch! I wasn’t really looking for more speed; the X was great.

    I can also tell the difference in apps that haven’t updated to optimize for iOS 12.
     
  8. JCCL macrumors 6502a

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    Biggest change: the hole in your wallet! Everything else is quite the same (I upgraded from a X to XS Max, beyond the bigger screen, everything else feels exactly the same)
     
  9. DMVillain, Oct 19, 2018
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    X to Xs Max. IUP. No noticeable difference other than the size.

    Edit: sorry, didn’t fully read the thread title.
     
  10. msgsolid macrumors newbie

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    How about battery life?
     
  11. DMVillain macrumors 6502a

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    It is definitely better, but not substantially. Until I can go multiple days without a charge, it’s all the same to me because I get through the day but have to charge it every night.
     
  12. Thai, Oct 20, 2018
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    Thai macrumors 65816

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    HUGE camera improvements. More capacity (since i do not have iCloud storage).

    I always felt that X GPU/neural network was good. I think that the Xs GPU/NN is another level, which i like...for future stuff...such as further improvement in camera/video.
     
  13. jona2125 macrumors 6502a

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    Haven't noticed much change. Still slow response with the camera but pictures are a bit better at least; Doesn't produce a real world speed improvement after having used it side-by-side with my X's for a few weeks; It just didn't bring anything to the table for me personally. Don't mind it but if I had to buy it I would have probably returned it in the 14 day window and just be patient for iPhone when it comes out next year.
     
  14. Gudi macrumors 68030

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    The burn hole in your pocket. Some people have just too much money.
     
  15. Thai macrumors 65816

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    Some people have just too little money...and then get jealous of others.
     
  16. Gudi macrumors 68030

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    Sure, but it’s hard to be jealous of someone who swaps two almost identical phones. Even if I could afford to buy a new iPhone every year, I would skip this year.
     
  17. TinaBelcher macrumors 6502a

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    Some of you people are beyond rude. If you don’t have a legit answer to the op then don’t respond with “hole in your wallet”. Are y’all really that pressed that people want to upgrade!? Guess what, people who take really good care of their phones are able to sell them almost as good as new and buy the newer ones without much loss in their wallets. Especially if you go online on eBay, bestbuy, Craigslist.. and so on, and able to get a sealed iPhone XS and save 100-300$.
     
  18. Gudi macrumors 68030

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    And then still the costs will be more noticeable in your pocket than a 15% increase in cpu performance. The camera sensor which is 32% larger is the bigger deal, but unless you make direct comparison shots with both phones, you won’t notice the difference in daily usage. It’s almost the same phone which is why they stopped selling the X right after introducing the XS, instead of keep selling it for $100 less.
     
  19. Lunfai macrumors 65816

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    I upgraded to Xs from the X. Honestly the battery life is a little better but if you don’t need to use the better camera then you might as well stick with the X. If you have loads of scratches on your X, you will have a perfect screen again :D.

    In terms of speed, I notice nothing different.
     
  20. aakshey macrumors 68000

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    How much better is the battery life? Does it last 20% longer?
     
  21. TinaBelcher macrumors 6502a

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    The op never asked about cost but difference in hardware/software, and you know it. Move on Debbie downer.
     
  22. Lunfai macrumors 65816

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    Difficult to tell, I will say it's better but maybe not 20%? I use my phone regularly throughout the day and end up around 20-30% by the end of the day.
     
  23. aakshey macrumors 68000

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    If you end up with 25% on XS, did you end up with 15% on X?
     
  24. Lunfai macrumors 65816

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    I don’t remember that’s the problem lol.
     

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