I want to change my iPhone 6 (64GB). Should I buy iPhone 7, 8 or X?

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  1. Kayters macrumors newbie

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    Hi guys,

    I've an iPhone 6 with 64GB. The battery sucks (now more than ever) and I can basically drain the all battery in less than an hour.

    I've three choices:
    1. Change the battery
    2. Buy the smart case from Apple (which is hideous, but at least I don't have to keep with me the travel charger that needs the USB cable and all of that)
    3. Buy a new iPhone
    I'm undecided between iPhone 7, 8 and X. The photos on my iPhone are occupying so much space and even though I've the iCloud optimisation on, I still have few space left, so I need at least 128GB (I've something like 81k photos and over 5k videos).

    What do you guys think is the best choice? The iPhone 7 looks nice and has a really good price, but maybe it's not a real improvement over my iPhone 6. The iPhone 8 looks amazing and the price is not that bad. The iPhone X costs lots of money, has a full-screen and everything, but the price is making me undecided.

    What do you guys suggests?

    Thank you!
     
  2. anitak1982 macrumors regular

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    Since the iphone 7 has been around a while and we usually always have our phones at least two years. I think you should go with and 8 or 10 depending on what you can afford.
     
  3. bodonnell202 macrumors 6502a

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    Honestly since you've lived with a 6 for quite some time I'm guessing that you don't need to have the latest and greatest iPhone at all times and any of those will be a good upgrade. If you're generally happy with your 6 other than the current battery life and storage a 7 with 128 GB will probably be fine for another 2-3 years, and is a decent upgrade in terms of performance and the cameras. On the other hand the X will be the most future proof but is by far the most expensive, so buy a phone that suits your needs.
     
  4. democracyrules macrumors 6502a

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    If money is no object, get the X definitely. It has superior design, power, RAM, screen and technology. iPhone X is the best iPhone in the iPhone history at this time.
     
  5. haqsha23 macrumors 6502

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    Yea, you definitely don't want to be on a device that Apple isn't still selling themselves new or refurbished. The new iOS's and apps just don't play nice with the old technology since compatibility with those old devices isn't the #1 priority. By next September (likely before) the 6s will be phased out. The year after that the 7 will be phased out. I think that Apple may offer the 8 as the best/last of an iconic period and that may last a bit longer (it would become a cheaper option for those who want an iPhone, just like the SE is tat option now).

    OP, I'd try to get an 8 if you can at least. That way, you'll protect yourself for the next 3 years and won't 'need' an upgrade. If you are price sensitive, there is no discernible benefit to getting an X.
     
  6. boltjames macrumors 601

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    I just went from the 6 to the X and I am extremely happy that I did.

    The 7 and the 8 are just iterations of your 6 and will be boring to you. The X is only a few dollars more than those other devices anyway. The battery life on the X is amazing, the other features incredible too.
     
  7. Relentless Power macrumors Core

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    Not sure where you came up of the assertion that the iPhone 7/8 will be boring to the OP. Only they will decide what's boring. Especially considering that's two of the options they are considering purchasing.

    Second, the iPhone X is not just a "few dollars more." Thats False. It's significantly more expensive and the OP stated that the price of the iPhone X costs a lot of money and is making them undecided.
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    My Suggestion is the iPhone 8. It's milestones better than the iPhone 6 and has way more features and capabilities as well. It's also significantly faster, and the camera is much improved. At minimum, you have 14 days to lease try the iPhone 8 and decide if it's for you.
     
  8. boltjames macrumors 601

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    It's $300 more. For a product that will last at least three years. That's not a lot of money.
     
  9. Relentless Power macrumors Core

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    Then you didn't read the post enough clearly. Again, that's "Not a few dollars more". That's hyperbole. Especially considering the OP stated that it costs significantly more to them. They Clearly stated it costs a lot of money if you Actually re-read what they wrote.

     
  10. boltjames macrumors 601

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    $300 variance between the 8 and the X. Phones these days should last 3 years before becoming obsolete.

    $100 a year is $8 a month. If that’s a “lot of money” the OP shouldn’t have a mobile phone at all.
     
  11. praterkeith macrumors 6502

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    I was in the same boat 3 weeks ago and chose the 128gb iPhone 7. No regrets.
     
  12. Hieveryone macrumors 68030

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    I got the iPhone 8 recently and it’s really good. When True Tone is on it seems a little more orangey or darker at the bottom but other than it’s ok. My battery life hasn’t been too good but I think it’s bc I use the YouTube app a lot. I have a genius appt Saturday.

    The X IMO is the best phone ever made. I saw the display models and loved it. I would get one but am avoiding for now for safety reasons.
     
  13. Ladybug macrumors 65816

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    To the OP, my advice would be to get an 8 or an X. Either phone should be a great upgrade for you. My husband just went from a 6 to an 8 and he loves the increased speed and the volume is a lot better than his 6.
     
  14. bambooshots macrumors 65816

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    Whichever phone gives you 256GB. That means an 8 or X.
     
  15. bodonnell202 macrumors 6502a

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    Wow. Some people don't need the most expensive phone on the market and would rather put that money towards something else.
     
  16. snowman1 macrumors regular

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    Similar situation here - I chose to upgrade to a 7 from a 6 because I definitely did not think the 8 was worth the $150 premium over the 7. In my opinion, the battery in my 7 will die long before its processor becomes a problem/becomes too slow, and the 7 has a lot of core features that I appreciate given that I've been with a 6 for the past 3 years: 3D touch, P3 display, waterproof, stereo speakers, OIS in the non-plus model, etc. The 8 has a couple more features but those weren't worth $150 to me.

    That being said, the iPhone X is awesome - but I really couldn't justify purchasing a $999 phone when I could get a highly functional 7 for about half of the price. If you have the money, I would suggest going for the X.
     
  17. satchmo macrumors 68000

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    I’m in the exact same boat as the OP.
    Sure it’s been about 3 years, but my iPhone 6 still does everything I need to. I don’t need the latest and greatest.

    But in order to run watch OS4 on my new Series 3 AW, I need to run iOS 11.

    I suppose I can try iOS11 on the iPhone 6, but everything I’ve read suggests it’s not a good experience.
    Ideally I’d love to squeeze another year out of this. Then pick up an iPhone 8 or X next year.
     
  18. QCassidy352 macrumors G4

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    At your space needs, it’s $650 for the 128 GB 7, $850 for the 256 GB 8, or $1150 for the 256 GB X.

    Personally, I can’t see how the X is worth that kind of a premium over the other options.
     
  19. BugeyeSTI macrumors 65816

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    iPhone 7 128gb sounds like what your looking for. It’s a healthy upgrade from your 6 in many ways.
     
  20. boltjames macrumors 601

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    It's $8 a month. That's $0.25 cents a day. If someone needs to put that towards "something else", that's great. They certainly shouldn't have a smartphone. Stop with the soapbox. It's chump-change.
     
  21. sean000 macrumors 65816

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    My iPhone 6 is showing its age. Battery requires topping off mid-day and it’s slow... often freezing for a few seconds and taking much longer than my iPad Pro to open apps and load web pages.

    I highly recommend checking out the options in person. I was on the fence, but after playing with them in person a few hours ago, I’m absolutely going with the X. I want dual cameras, but I don’t want a plus phone. One-handed operation is important to me and the iPhone 8 Plus just didn’t feel secure in my hand. All of them have excellent displays, and the 8’s and X have excellent cameras. The lack of a home button on the X did not bother me at all. I got the hang of swiping up right away and it just felt natural and easy. Coming from the 6, which has a home button you can actually press, I thought the home button on the 8’s felt awkward. I’m sure I’d get used to it, but what matters to me more are dual cameras and one handed operation.

    I’m with you on the storage. I wish there was a 128 option for less. I’m going to have to pony up for 256 since 64 just isn’t quite enough looking ahead.

    Sean
     
  22. saltd macrumors 6502a

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    I’d say just get the X, but since you need the higher storage option it’s going to be over $1200 with tax.

    The X is an amazing device, but the 7 128GB is an amazing bargain for hundreds less. It really depends on how important having the latest and greatest is to you. The 7 is still a smart choice for those that’d rather not go all out.

    What I wouldn’t do is get the 8 or 8 plus. In that case, you might as well just jump up to the X.
     
  23. Reno Raines macrumors 6502a

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    I say go for the 8. I have one and use a 6 for work and you will see a huge difference. Plus the 8 and X have the same A11 Bionic processor and it flies.
     
  24. chriscl macrumors 6502

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    Same situation as the OP here, 64GB iPhone 6.

    I have been hanging on to my 3-year old 6, expecting this year to upgrade to a 128GB phone.... aaaaaand of course, Apple removed the 128GB option, so I will have to go 256GB. With the attendant cost.

    I can afford it, but price-wise, it is a very big jump from the "64GB" tier to 256GB, and *that* is (I think, anyway) the point the OP was trying to make about cost. Yes, the difference might be only a few dollars a week, but (usually) you have to pay that all in one go, which does make. difference of course if you are budgeting.
     
  25. sean000 macrumors 65816

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    For years Apple has been offering only two options for device storage: Less than you need and More than you need. :rolleyes:

    I swear every time I buy one of their products I wish I could get a storage option right in between, or just be able to plug in a microSD card. When I have gone with the less expensive and lesser storage option, I’m usually fine for the first year. Then beyond that I start having to clean things up every month or so to keep from reaching maximum capacity.

    I don’t store music on my iPhone because my CD’s have been uploaded to Google Play so I can just stream them (which of course uses cellular data). I’d rather play games on the iPad (which has the Goldilocks storage capacity of 128 GB because it’s a couple years old), so I don’t install giant games on my iPhone. I have the iCloud Photo Library set to store high res versions in the Cloud and optimize storage on the iPhone. I’m still using 40 out of 64 GB. I could just get the 64 GB X, but the problem there is something I’m well aware of as a photographer: Higher resolution camera and 4K video = larger photo and video files. Perhaps the optimize storage option will help, but with the better camera I am sure I will take many more photos and videos with the X as I leave my dedicated camera at home more often. I will also take advantage of the capability of shooting RAW, which means in many cases storing both a RAW and JPEG version of each photo (or just RAW, which will be a larger file size than jpeg). By year two I will probably be wishing I had gone with the 256 GB model.

    Sean
     

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