From iPhone 6 to X, significantly thicker and heavier

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by mjr1000, Nov 6, 2017.

  1. mjr1000 macrumors regular

    Oct 31, 2017
    Love my X, let me get that out of the way, but I also loved how sleek and light the 6 was. I kinda wish the X form factor was the same as the 6. I know it's just milimeters were talking about, but it feels a lot different in hand. It is a 35% increase in weight. Others feel similarly? Or shall I just see myself out?
  2. Jjayf macrumors 6502

    May 31, 2015
    I've always thought that the 6 was too slender to use without a case. Coupled with that slippery aluminum back, it was an accident waiting to happen..
  3. lavender21 macrumors member

    Oct 31, 2017
    I went from the 6 to X like you, and I am definitely feeling the extra weight, especially with an Apple Silicone case on. I used to use my 6 caseless, so there is a huge difference for me.

    I feel like we will get used to it over time so it shouldn't be that big of an issue. The X does feel more premium with the stainless steel though. I have no complaints!
  4. Hankster macrumors 68020


    Jan 30, 2008
    Washington DC
    I think the entire "thin" trend is ridiculous. We're at a point where we are measuring in's overblown. I prefer having a slightly thicker/heavier phone with better battery life, quality OS and overall function. A few millimeters and weight is nothing. You get used to it. I've had every iPhone since 3GS and I've become used to each one.
  5. JohnnyQuest macrumors 65816


    May 25, 2006
    I actually love the weight and slight additional thickness. It makes it feel more sturdy and expensive.
  6. yanki01 macrumors 68040


    Feb 28, 2009
    agreed 100%. feels great now.
  7. boshii macrumors 68040


    Jul 6, 2008
    Atlanta, GA
    The use of glass and stainless steel contributes to this feeling alot. The aluminum feels cheap now.
  8. bevsb2 macrumors 68000

    Nov 23, 2012
    I have the iPhone 8 with glass back and an Apple leather case on it. To me the weight and feel of this phone is perfect. I like a lot of things about the X, but the extra weight is not one of them.
  9. Relentless Power macrumors Penryn

    Relentless Power

    Jul 12, 2016
    Pure logic in your Post. I remember when I saw threads about how others were complaining the iPhone 8 was too heavy to the point where they had to return it or they felt like they were carrying a brick. On a tech site, those types of comments are blown out of proportion, where as in the real world, nobody's complaining about an ounce or two between an iPhone in weight difference.
  10. AidenL macrumors 6502

    Jan 19, 2013
    I also agree - it 'feels' expensive now.
    --- Post Merged, Nov 6, 2017 ---
    I agree also. Some people think the weight difference in aluminium and stainless steel watches makes a difference when training and exercising.

    I know guys who added weights while running to boost their training effort. I was one of them back in the day.

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