I Want The X, but I'm Hesitant, Convince Me

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  1. mpgolfpro macrumors regular

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    So I'm a longtime Apple user who is on a 3 year hiatus from the iPhone. I switched for a Nexus 6 and generally enjoyed the android experience but my phone is super slow now. I've been waiting for an iPhone without a home button and now it has finally come. However, I am hesitant to go back to an iPhone.

    My reservations stem mainly from file management. I've gotten used to being able to open any file sent to me via email, fairly easily. As well as drag and drop from my computer. I remember this being tricky with my last iPhone. Maybe this has gotten better?

    I'm also a bit concerned with screen real estate. I know the iPhone X has a larger screen but the usable screen real estate seems much smaller than the 6" screen I've become accustomed to.

    Am I hesitant for no reason? The other phone I'm considering is the LG V30. Convince me!
     
  2. CjonesHouston macrumors 65816

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    I have the X. Get the X for a 10-14 day trial. Bring it back if you don’t like it.
     
  3. Shaarujon567 macrumors regular

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    Honeslty feels like an amazing phone in the hand, personally I love the phone and I’m sure you will too! It really feels like the future
     
  4. pat500000 Suspended

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    Tip: try them out at the store. Nobody can convince you other than providing spec info and our personal experience.
    Buy what you need. Be a rational buyer.
     
  5. roland.g macrumors 603

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    You don't want the X. Not based on the things you said.
     
  6. mpgolfpro thread starter macrumors regular

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    LOL, care to elaborate?
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    I'm really only considering the X. I really don't like the home button or the huge bezels. So much wasted space.
     
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  8. mpgolfpro thread starter macrumors regular

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    I've already tested at the store, probably will go again. The X feels amazing in the hand and like most IOS devices, is really smooth. I'm just worried about the day to day usability.
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    Thanks for the advice!
     
  9. CjonesHouston macrumors 65816

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    If you are coming from a Nexus 6. The next thing closest to it. Would be a brick in the hand. Lol. I had one for a while. It will be a major upgrade from any android phone. Try the X.
     
  10. pat500000 Suspended

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    Both are great for usability. In regards to file management, both can handle quite well. Estate wise...well you're looking at plus series...but x is still good.
     
  11. CrAkD macrumors 68040

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    Don’t be hesitant. It’s fantastic. I can’t put mine down. Came from 7+. Completely satisfied.
     
  12. DiddlyDo macrumors member

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    I think you should convince me why you should not get the iPX. Afterall, true wisdom comes from within. Or maybe it comes from google (using the safari mobile app on iOS).
     
  13. mazdamiata210 macrumors 6502a

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    The X has even more wasted space lol. Have you looked at what apps look like? They are cropped down to fit into the screen and you have to keep things inside the safe areas of the phone so the home bar and ears stay persistent. A 5.8" screen only has about 4.7" of usable space.
     
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  15. roland.g macrumors 603

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    1. I'm coming from 3 years of iPhone Plus models. The X is narrower and has a narrower keyboard. Coming from a 6" phone, I don't see you being happy.

    2. File Management. You want certain controls, etc. Sounds like you are more in the Android camp. Jailbreak is dead so that is not an option. Your need to have certain access to things means that iOS is likely not for you, regardless of phone design or features. I can open any attachment I have ever received on my iPhone. Non-issue. Not sure why it is for you. Maybe you get some specialized file types. There are many options, iCloud, Dropbox, etc. for local storage and access. Not sure what your issue is.

    3. macOS supports Airdrop from Mac to iPhone and vice versa. No cable connection required. Drag and drop...

    I think the things that may make the iPhone X enticing to you won't overcome the narrower body, and other limitations that you likely won't be happy with. But like everyone said, go use one and decide for yourself. You are the only one who can make that decision. For me personally, there are downsides and poor design choices and things about iOS I would like to see different, improved, offered, etc. HOWEVER, Android is a non-starter for me. It feels so unrefined and poor and cumbersome by comparison. It doesn't feel user friendly. And it doesn't feel elegant. I'm more minimalist by nature, and Android feels too busy and lacks a homogenous to it that I have seen in the evolution of iOS.
     
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    heh.. better? it's awesome now.. you don't have to do anything and all of your files are available to you..

    like-- i have two Macs that sync via macOS desktop&document syncing.. and on my phone, the files are all readily available as well.. this is my mac's desktop being viewed on my phone.. if i want to open any of those files, i just tap them then they download to the phone and open (assuming the proper software is on the phone to use a that particular file type)



    IMG_7AE93C81C3BF-1.jpeg



    since macOS desktop syncing (last year) and now with Apple's File.app on the phones.. i literally have not sent/transferred a single file from one computer to another or device to computer etc..
    it's all there without doing anything.

    drag&drop from computer? old school ;)


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    (side note-- this isn't specific to iPhone X.. just macOS & iOS in general)


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    i do however, sometimes airdrop from phone to computer.. like that screenshot for instance..
    i airdropped it to my desktop then deleted it from the phone prior to ever saving it to anywhere..
    so for throw away stuff like that, i'll use airdrop between my computers..

    otherwise, i'm only using AirDrop between other users.
     
  18. SirithX macrumors 6502

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    I'd try it out at the store, you'll know then.

    I had the 8 actually (never cared for plus sized phones personally) and I absolutely loved it having upgraded from the 6, so there were plenty of new features for me. That said, I know I'm going to stick with this phone another 2-3 years minimum, and why not invest a bit more to get the best I can? The better camera as well as the extra screen real estate at a size closer to the 8 than the 8+ sold me.
     
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    I love my X. I think you should try it for the 14 day period and get a real good feel for what it’s actually like day to day.

    Any Real X user knows not every app wastes space. Some apps don’t use all the space but they just aren’t updated....yet!

    Give the X a trial run, I say!
     
  21. mcdj macrumors G3

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    Just curious what you need to drag and drop on your phone, and how you were connected to your computer when you did it.

    If you’re looking for a phone you can plug into your computer and interface with, the iPhone is probably not for you and less so than even a few years ago.

    Every year the iPhone is aimed less and less at people who need to interact with it via computer. It has never been intended as mountable drive, and likely never will be.

    That frustrates the tweak geeks, but Apple’s market focus isn’t them. It’s everyone else, aka the vast majority, for whom things like file management and drag and drop are unnecessary, and in the hands of the uninitiated, an invitiation to malware and viruses.

    Most iPhone users probably just rely on email and Dropbox or google drive for their file access needs.
     
  22. syncopy macrumors member

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    Content is arranged normally below the ears, and flows behind the home bar at the bottom. The only time you get more useable space with any Plus iPhone is in landscape mode. If you regularly watch movies and long shows on your phone, and you don’t want to watch cropped videos with a notch in the way, the Plus is your best option. If the notch doesn’t bother you and feature length movies on mobile aren’t a priority, the X is the obvious choice.
     
  23. nikhsub1 macrumors 68020

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    This.
     

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