Other Help! Which iPhone should I get?

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by bryanc28, Mar 19, 2018.

  1. bryanc28 macrumors 6502

    bryanc28

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    Looking for some input here. My birthday is tomorrow and I am going to actually upgrade my iPhone 5s. I am torn about the next phone I get. I love the 7/7 Plus as well as the 8/8 Plus. So I have to figure out which one of the 4 it will be. Any pros and cons of the 7 line versus the 8 line? Is having the latest and greatest the way to go? I am not interested in the X.
     
  2. now i see it macrumors 68030

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    The 8 is a little better than the 7 and costs a bit more too. It will tolerate future iOS upgrades more gracefully than the 7 because it's faster - if you're not into flipping phones every 2 years.
    If the price of the 8 doesn't put you off, get that one.
     
  3. RotaryP7 macrumors 6502a

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    It seems like you hold on to your iPhone's a bit. Get the 8/8 Plus. The phone is quicker than the 7, improved camera, and the wireless charging is a cool feature which is blowing up in 2018.
     
  4. jeyf macrumors 6502a

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    i just bought a 7 and it works well. The camera sticks out on the back but i use a case so no big.
    -i buy a new iphone when you cant install the latest ios into the old. So for me; a phone costs so much and will last so many years. Cost per year
    -i am thinking the 7 is close to the 8 design. The camera is the main difference?
    -What are your plans for 5G when it comes out in 2-3 years
     
  5. Brandonjr36 macrumors 68000

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    Considering you kept the 5s this long. I would go for the newest iPhone 8/8+ you’ll have to decide if you want a bigger phone or not. It’s hard for someone to chose for you on that because we don’t know if you would rather have a bigger phone or smaller one.
     
  6. bryanc28 thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Thanks for the input. I'll focus on getting the 8/8+. It will last me longer. Now to decide to get either the smaller one or the huge one.
     
  7. Brandonjr36 macrumors 68000

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    I vote space grey in color.
     
  8. Relentless Power macrumors Penryn

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    For me, I like the iPhone 8 Plus size, because you do get the 1080 P display, larger battery which I find a significant and the dual camera with the digital zoom. Those three features alone are selling points for me, but if you can live with the 5.5 size, I think you would be satisfied. Otherwise I do like the 4.7 iPhone 8, as it is very comfortable holding in the hand, but it does not nearly have the battery life the Plus model does.
     
  9. Crow_Servo macrumors regular

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    If you like putting it in your pocket and/or like to use the phone one-handed, I vote 8. If that’s not a concern, I vote 8 Plus. The larger screen is really nice, but it’s a little more awkward in your hand IMO. I went from a regular 5 to a 6s Plus and plan to get this year’s 6.5” phone most likely, so I’m a Plus guy.
     
  10. saltd macrumors 6502a

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    If you’re considering the 8 and 8+, then get the 8+. Very much worth the extra 100 dollars over the 8. More RAM, bigger display, better camera.
     
  11. DevinNj macrumors 6502a

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    Ultimately the decision is yours. You need to get what works best for you. My recommendation is to go for the 8 series, I can honestly say I love my 8 Plus a lot more than I ever thought I would! It's definitely my favorite phone so far. Coming from a 7 Plus I didn't think it would be worth the upgrade, but I'm very pleased. I would definitely recommend the 8 Plus if you don't mind a big phone, or the 8 which is a great phone if you like smaller phones. Either way I always say to go for the newest phone out at the time, especially if you're a person who holds on to a phone a while. Sounds like you are coming from a 5s. Anyway just my .02
     
  12. rmoliv macrumors 6502a

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    Get the 8+. The portrait mode and lighting are major features and the 8 doesn't have them.
     
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    apolloa macrumors G4

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    It’s really only a decision you can make I’m afraid, because your the person that’s going to live with it. Go and try both in a store for sure.
     
  14. Relentless Power macrumors Penryn

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    Those are nice features for the iPhone 8 Plus camera, but I don’t think they are major, I think the dual camera in general is considerable though. I think the major reasons why somebody would consider the iPhone 8 Plus is simply the larger display and battery life.
     

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