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

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  1. danneman macrumors newbie

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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?
     
  2. craigio85 macrumors 6502

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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.
     
  3. Falhófnir macrumors 68040

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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)
     
  4. littlemidge macrumors member

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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.
     
  5. craigio85 macrumors 6502

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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.
     
  6. Falhófnir macrumors 68040

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    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
     
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    I came from the i7 to the Xs and absolutely love it.
     
  9. chscag macrumors 68040

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    I think the Xs is just the right size. I have an iPad Pro 10.5" and do not need an iPhone as large as the XsMax.
     
  10. Shadowbech macrumors 601

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    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.
     
  11. BasicGreatGuy Contributor

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    You are the only one on the forum, that I am aware of.
     
  12. Jonathantuba, Oct 2, 2018
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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.
     
  13. jdsmitty10 macrumors regular

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    I would never get the max. Xs is pushing it as it is size wise for me.
     
  14. Jordan921 macrumors 601

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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.
     
  15. DJ_Smith macrumors regular

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  16. Slicklx macrumors newbie

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    Had the max for 7 days, returned it for an Xs. Thought I’d love the bigger phone but I was wrong. Got used to the smaller size of the X, perfect size for me.
     
  17. SnacksGU macrumors 6502

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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.
     
  18. davewolfs macrumors regular

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    Another vote for XS (ordered 2). Max is too big. I prefer to use an iPad from home anyways.
     
  19. Vermifuge macrumors 68000

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    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.
     
  20. Relentless Power macrumors Penryn

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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’.
     
  21. unibility macrumors 6502a

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    Which size of internal storage did you get for your XS? I’m curious because your iPhone 5 had only 16GGB?
     
  22. caoimhe, Oct 3, 2018
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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.
     
  23. -M4- macrumors member

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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.
     
  24. ROLLTIDE1 macrumors 68000

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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
     
  25. littlemidge macrumors member

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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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