From X to 8+ and back to X

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by rockitdog, Nov 7, 2017.

  1. rockitdog macrumors 68020

    Mar 25, 2013
    I upgraded to the X and after spending the weekend with it I decided it wasn't worth the price of admission and that I would be ok with the iPhone 8+. so I go back to the store and exchange the X for an 8+ and as soon as the box was opened and I saw the 8+ I couldn't believe how suddenly dated the 8+ looked- no big deal I'll get used to it. I must have swiped up on the home button 50x last night, I couldn't stand it! So I woke up today and knew what I had to do, I go back to Costco with my tail between my legs and exchanged the 8+ for a new X. Thank goodness Costco doesn't charge restocking fees! And now, much happier :D.
  2. mac.cali macrumors 65816

    Mar 16, 2012
  3. TedJustAdmitit macrumors 6502


    Feb 23, 2010
    I used to do that all the time with Best Buy, one year I had 6 phones in 2 months. Finally had to admit I had a problem.
  4. Relentless Power macrumors Penryn

    Relentless Power

    Jul 12, 2016
    Sometimes the only way to know what you truly want in an iPhone, is trying both models To figure out what you like best. In the case of the iPhone X, it's an adjustment period, but eventually you grow to appreciate the gesture controls and everything else it has to offer.
  5. rockitdog thread starter macrumors 68020

    Mar 25, 2013
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    I've so been there!!! I'm an addict.
  6. bigjnyc macrumors 603


    Apr 10, 2008
    people are lining up at apple stores in the morning and refreshing istocknow and you just waltzed in and got the X a second time lol, thats hilarious.
  7. nordique macrumors 65816

    Oct 12, 2014
    Mate the iPhone X just came out on friday, and you've already left it and gone back to it? :D
  8. iapplelove macrumors 601


    Nov 22, 2011
    East Coast USA
    I’m sure I would be just as happy with an 8 Plus. But after 3 years with a plus model I was eager for a new style iPhone.

    The phone wows me every day. Most fun I had with an iPhone hands down, even the new gestures seem natural after a few hours.

    Good choice op!
  9. AppleRobert macrumors 603

    Nov 12, 2012
    So for what specific reasons did you return the X in the first place that made you feel it was not worth the extra money over the 8+?
  10. kp98077 macrumors 6502a


    Oct 26, 2010
    Good for you! That is how we all learn.... and the true is, the X is the new face of apple, it's modern, sleek, unknown, sexy, and different - hence all of these post... sometimes you just gotta dive in a try!
  11. jstephens1 macrumors newbie

    Nov 3, 2017
    I did the same I went from the 7 to the 8+ for a month waiting for the x to come out. For me the plus was just a little too big.

    The x just feels like just the right size
  12. CrAkD macrumors 68040


    Feb 15, 2010
    Boston, MA
    The only gesture that’s not that natural is reachability and that could be my screen protectors fault. Love this phone not missing the home button at all
  13. techiegirl macrumors 65816


    Sep 7, 2007
    Keep both phones and switch back and forth.
  14. Scarpad macrumors 68000


    Jan 13, 2005
    went from a 7 plus to an SE and now I'm very happy
  15. rockitdog thread starter macrumors 68020

    Mar 25, 2013
    Despite being measured at 5.8” it’s actually smaller in how it feels and how media is displayed. Notch takes getting used to and faceid is nowhere near as fast as Touch ID. I’m also disappointed in the number of apps that aren’t updated to fix the X yet.
  16. Freuk macrumors newbie


    Nov 7, 2017
    This is exactly what I was about to do.. I have been usin my X since the weekend and kept comparing the screen size to my 7+ And longing for the extra width.. I persevered and even got my partner to take the + to work with him so I would just have the X... and last night.. for the first time , I didn’t like using the + anymore.. the screen quality actually felt like a downgrade va the X.. I am pleased as I was beginning to think I was going to return the X
  17. KPOM macrumors G5

    Oct 23, 2010
    The app situation will change. Remember the iPhone 5 had the same issue.
  18. lazyrighteye, Nov 7, 2017
    Last edited: Nov 7, 2017

    lazyrighteye macrumors 68000


    Jan 16, 2002
    Denver, CO
    Upgraded to X from 6. Been using it since Fri. Without question, the X is the smoothest, most enjoyable iPhone I’ve used yet. Which dates back to launch day ‘07.

    If you can, think back to that launch... Remember how revolutionary and brilliant the Home button was? Well I’ve experienced that same level of excitement and awe at it’s removal - which I was not expecting. The gestures are smooth and intuitive. Within about 60-seconds, they felt as normal as normal. Going back to navigating with a clickable Home button now feels, looks and even sounds so antiquated. Apple’s implementation of Face ID is nothing short of astonishing. It doesn’t take a Ming-Chi Kuo to see that Touch ID is the future of handhelds.

    Then there’s the display. I find it to be the perfect handheld screen size. The size of the + screen in the footprint of a 6/7/8. Win win. And the resolution/color profile is impressive. Combined with the under-the-hood processing power/efficiencies (both hard and soft), makes everything feel liquid-smooth.

    The camera is laughably better than my 6. In literally every, single, way.

    The overall device build quality is classic Apple: solid, uniformed, uncompromising. The whole device feels seamless, uninterrupted, offers great weight (heavier than the 6/7/8 but lighter than the +), perfect texture (smooth but not slick) and great in-hand feel. Clearly, a premium build. Inside and out.

    Again, the smoothest, most enjoyable iPhone I’ve used yet.

  19. KPOM macrumors G5

    Oct 23, 2010
    I assume you meant FaceID and not TouchID.
  20. lazyrighteye macrumors 68000


    Jan 16, 2002
    Denver, CO
    Ha. Good catch. Fixed. Thanks.
  21. KPOM macrumors G5

    Oct 23, 2010
    I never had a Plus but will say that I like the X since it has a bigger screen but a similar size as my 7.
  22. Caliber26 macrumors 68000


    Sep 25, 2009
    Orlando, FL
    My goodness, your post took me there. ALL the way there. It's like you looked deep into my soul and gave voice to all of my emotions.
  23. AppleRobert macrumors 603

    Nov 12, 2012
    So why did you go back to the X then after returning it given what you have stated here? I am confused.
  24. rjruiz2 macrumors 6502

    Jan 28, 2014
    Doesn't walmart have the iPhone X as well? Or is it like BestBuy where you have to purchase a plan to get it?
  25. DNichter macrumors G3


    Apr 27, 2015
    Philadelphia, PA
    It's good you went with your gut here and went back to the X. You should be happy with your choice as iPhone's are expensive. The gesture UI is one of my favorite things about the X. I tried using my 7 Plus after a weekend with the X and it felt very dated.
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    Exactly my thoughts as well. Biggest change for me since 2007. I love it.

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