iPhone XR Gauging XR impact on current XS/Max owners

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by Ralfi, Oct 27, 2018.

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What are you doing with your XS/Max?

  1. I've already returned my XS/Max for the XR

    19 vote(s)
    12.9%
  2. Definitely will be returning my XS/Max for the XR (100%)

    4 vote(s)
    2.7%
  3. May be returning my XS/Max for the XR (50/50 chance)

    6 vote(s)
    4.1%
  4. Keeping my XS/Max

    118 vote(s)
    80.3%
  1. Ralfi, Oct 27, 2018
    Last edited: Oct 27, 2018

    Ralfi macrumors 68030

    Ralfi

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    Wondering if those who own an XS/Max are considering or already have returned it for the XR.

    Interested to see if many are snubbing the more expensive 2018 options for the "budget" model.

    Note: By 'returning', I also mean swapping or selling your XS/Max for the XR (for those passed the return period).
     
  2. The Game 161 macrumors P6

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    Nope as screen quality and duel cameras matter to me and it’s bigger. Which to me matters more.
     
  3. SnacksGU macrumors 6502

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    Im pass return period. If I returned my Max. I would get the XS.
     
  4. Ralfi thread starter macrumors 68030

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    See note above.

    But since you'd get the XS, this poll doesn't apply to your situation anyway. Just for those who are looking at the XR. Thanks.
     
  5. Jordan921 macrumors 601

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  7. SnacksGU macrumors 6502

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    I selected the last poll option. It applies.
     
  8. Jordan921 macrumors 601

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    Same way I feel.
     
  9. OneMike macrumors 603

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    if I was on the iUP, and the Xr was starting around $650, I maybe would've tried the Xr, but seeing that i'm going to have this phone 3, maybe 4 years, XS Max I'm keeping. Sharper text, HDR display, better camera with wide angle and telephoto, all with smaller bezels, etc. that extra $250 or whatever will be worth it in the long run for what I use my phone for.
     
  11. Ralfi thread starter macrumors 68030

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    Predicting it'll be a bang-for-buck decision for those opting for the XR. Everyone knows the spec sheet of the XS/Max is better, but i'm interested to see how people react to a cheaper option which may be good enough for their needs, & how that may impact Apple's game of charging people way too much for their flagships (imo).
     
  12. dukebound85 macrumors P6

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    obviously money?
     
  13. Sanlitun macrumors 6502

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    At the Apple store today to see the XR. I was SHOCKED at how slow it seemed. I had expected the UI to be as fast as the Max.
     
  14. Ebok Suspended

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    that doesn't even make sense.. it's basically the same internals (1gb of ram difference wouldn't make it slow for you to notice)
     
  15. Sanlitun macrumors 6502

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    That’s why I was so surprised. I had thought it may be faster. The UI certainly feels slower.
     
  16. teerexx52 macrumors 68000

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    Me as well
     
  17. Deacon-Blues macrumors 6502a

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    Almost all my interaction with my XS Max involves the screen. Unless I’m using as a phone or listening to music, I am looking at the screen. That means the screen is quite simply the most important part of the phone. The XR looks like a great phone but the compromises made with the screen are unacceptable to me. My Max has an incredible screen, which is really important to me considering how much time I spend reading text and watching video on it.

    I’m sticking with my Max, but no doubt a lot of people will be very happy with their XR. We are fortunate to have so many great choices from Apple.
     
  18. jona2125 macrumors 6502a

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    Picked up an XR to substitute my woes with the XS and really liking it. Not going to be returning the XS or XS Max since they're launch phones but I would return them for another XR if I had the chance and was in a different situation. I really am enjoying this phone it's what the 8 should have been.
     
  19. sjperformance macrumors 6502

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    Nope. From the beginning got the Max and staying with the Max. Not downgrading. My girl got the XR and loves it. To my surprise XR practically same size like Max. Max for me. Love it. I never even considered the XR after using my X.
     
  20. Pipper99 macrumors 68020

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    I’ve been using an Xr since Friday, and I’ll be returning the Xr and keeping the Max: it’s all about that big screen. The Xr feels and looks tiny in my hand by comparison.
     
  21. kdoug macrumors 6502a

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    I benchmarked my XS and my XR and they benched almost identically. That’s complete BS.
     
  22. Wags macrumors 65816

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    Same chipset same benchmarks.
    Benchmarks don’t measure screen or camera quality.
     
  23. BasicGreatGuy Contributor

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    I have been very happy with my XS Max thus far. I haven't had any problems with it (that I have been aware of). I am not tempted to purchase the XR.
     
  24. kdoug macrumors 6502a

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    Good lord when did I say anything about camera quality or the screen? I quoted the person that talked about the UI being laggy.
     
  25. OTACORB macrumors 68000

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    Most that voted likely are beyond the 14 day return and therefore couldn’t return it if they wanted too.
     

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