iPhone XS I like the XS - am I the only one?

danneman

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Am I the only one who want the XS? Have you all guys jumped on the MAX-train?
Maybe I should reconsider getting the MAX instead? I am so ambivalent. Anybody else feeling this way?
 

craigio85

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Am I the only one who want the XS? Have you all guys jumped on the MAX-train?
Maybe I should reconsider getting the MAX instead? I am so ambivalent. Anybody else feeling this way?
On a forum like this you’re going to see a skew towards the Max because there were a lot of iPhone X early adopters who had previously been Plus owners and continued to crave the larger screen.

Plenty of people have gone for the X and like it. Stop paying attention to what others are doing and decide which is the right one for you personally.
 

Falhófnir

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If I were to go for one, I’d probably go for the 5.8” even being a current plus size user. Honestly my main reasons for going plus are battery life and the higher pixel density, both of which are addressed by the Xs over the 4.7” iPhones. I think I’d find a slightly more compact model quite agreeable (not that I find the pluses particularly cumbersome, but something even more svelte would be even better when it’s a go anywhere device)
 

littlemidge

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I went from a normal sized 8 to an Xs. And I couldn’t be happier. Better screen, better battery, better camera, pretty much better everything ! The one thing I would change is the polished steel bands - I would revert them back to brushed steel or aluminium. (I hate how the polished bands pick up scratches and smudges)

Edit. I would go as far to say the phones looked better with brushed edges.
 
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craigio85

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If I were to go for one, I’d probably go for the 5.8” even being a current plus size user. Honestly my main reasons for going plus are battery life and the higher pixel density, both of which are addressed by the Xs over the 4.7” iPhones. I think I’d find a slightly more compact model quite agreeable (not that I find the pluses particularly cumbersome, but something even more svelte would be even better when it’s a go anywhere device)
This is why I changed from 8 Plus to the XS. It took almost no time to adjust and the smaller size is just so much easier to live with.
 
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Falhófnir

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This is why I changed from 8 Plus to the XS. It took almost no time to adjust and the smaller size is just so much easier to live with.
I’m really very tempted by the camera on the XS - I do want to hang on and see if the removal of 3D Touch next year has anything to do with introducing under-screen Touch ID though, that would be the icing on the cake for me. Hopefully the rumour mill will give us a good indication within the next 6 months, and if it comes to nothing I can decide then
 

Shadowbech

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On a forum like this you’re going to see a skew towards the Max because there were a lot of iPhone X early adopters who had previously been Plus owners and continued to crave the larger screen.

Plenty of people have gone for the X and like it. Stop paying attention to what others are doing and decide which is the right one for you personally.
This. I have been a plus owner since the 6 plus. I’ve had all the plus iteration!, including the 8 plus. When Apple announced the X I wished they’d gone with the plus last hear but no. But still ended up getting the X. Now that Apple announced the XS Max, I immediately went for the bigger side and absolutely love it.
 

Jonathantuba

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I prefer the Xs ‘for myself’ and have one - no regrets at all! My pocket and hand much prefer the size.

The MAX is no doubt the best for those that like gaming or video on their phone, or it is their main mobile device - but I use an iPad Pro as my main mobile device (90% of my screen time) and as a rule just use the iPhone to quickly check urgent messages/emails, check something on the web while on the move, maps sometimes for nav, take photos and make phone calls. Anything more I pull out my iPad.

So choose which is best for your usage.
 
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Jordan921

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You might have one or two other people on here that love the Xs. Go check out the Max in store and see if you like it.
 

SnacksGU

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I am loving my Max. But miss the form factor of the iPhone X. My history is 3GS, 4, 5, 5S, 6+, 6S+, 7+, X, XS Max. Loved my pluses, but that X was sweet form factor and all screen....hmmm...im too cheap to pay the restocking fee through the carrier.
 

davewolfs

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Another vote for XS (ordered 2). Max is too big. I prefer to use an iPad from home anyways.
 

Vermifuge

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Am I the only one who want the XS? Have you all guys jumped on the MAX-train?
Maybe I should reconsider getting the MAX instead? I am so ambivalent. Anybody else feeling this way?
Spec for spec they are the same phone. The only difference is size. It's only a mater of preference. The Xs seems to have slightly better performance under some tests... so there is that. Just buy what makes you happy and don't worry what others think. This isn't High School.
 

Relentless Power

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It’s simply because the bigger battery and larger display, that’s the only reasons why somebody would want the 6.5 max. For the majority, outside a tech forum, I don’t believe the Max would be the primary choice, but it is Apple’s newest and largest iPhone, which does have a following when it comes to a ‘New iPhone model’.
 
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caoimhe

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Whatever choice I make is wrong. Got the XS and decided it was the wrong choice, changed to the Max and love the big screen but am struggling with the size and weight of it. Since I had been happily using an 8 plus that surprises me (it’s not the reach that’s an issue). I think I just need a thinner case.
 
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-M4-

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Happily have a XS model :) Seems to be working great so far, haven't noticed any of these issues in the forum.
 

ROLLTIDE1

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Apple needs to address the XS problems ! Should I try a 4th phone to see if the cellular issues are just an isolated problem? Removing post and banning people doesn't make apple look any better
 

littlemidge

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I’ve had zero issues with mine. My reception seems great. And my WiFi never drops. As I said my only issue is the polished steel band :p
 
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