Other iPhone 11 Upgrade from 8 Plus?

DeAniel28

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Wanna change phone this month but is the ip 11 an upgrade or a downgrade from my current 8 plus?

can't afford 11 pro or pro max and i don't like OLED ( might burn in )
 

SterlingElle

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Just curious what people think but that resolution bothers me. but i guess i wont notice the difference eh?
to be honest, iphone 11 is not the best choice, would personally advise you to go for the X-family if you don't want to buy the 11 PRO
If you search on yt you can see a lot of comparisons and ppl are very dissapointed ab 11 compared to others!
 

Steve121178

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to be honest, iphone 11 is not the best choice, would personally advise you to go for the X-family if you don't want to buy the 11 PRO
If you search on yt you can see a lot of comparisons and ppl are very dissapointed ab 11 compared to others!
X-family? Didn't understand the rest of your post.
 

Abazigal

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Wanna change phone this month but is the ip 11 an upgrade or a downgrade from my current 8 plus?

can't afford 11 pro or pro max and i don't like OLED ( might burn in )
It’s an upgrade overall (faster, better camera and battery life), but you get a slightly worse screen. I am still holding on to my 8+ for that reason. The 11 pro max was too expensive and the 11 didn’t feel like a significant enough upgrade.

The 8+ still works fine, though battery life is a little short, and I am working around that by leaving low power mode on 24/7.
 

Steve121178

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It’s an upgrade overall (faster, better camera and battery life), but you get a slightly worse screen. I am still holding on to my 8+ for that reason. The 11 pro max was too expensive and the 11 didn’t feel like a significant enough upgrade.

The 8+ still works fine, though battery life is a little short, and I am working around that by leaving low power mode on 24/7.
So the iPhone 11 would be a significant upgrade over your phone that doesn't work properly. Low power mode effectively stops many processes from running, including fetching of mail. And you run this 24/7?
 
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ericwn

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I managed well in my few days with the 11 when coming from an 8+. The screen seemed fine to me.
 

valinda

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I have an 11, and the screen is just fine to me. If the resolution on the 11 bothers you, you can always get a used X series on Swappa.
I would just keep the 8 plus if I were you, it should still be working good.
 

DeAniel28

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I have an 11, and the screen is just fine to me. If the resolution on the 11 bothers you, you can always get a used X series on Swappa.
I would just keep the 8 plus if I were you, it should still be working good.
It does yeah im at 82% battery but the design is kinda getting boring to me now.
 

ilikewhey

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to be honest, iphone 11 is not the best choice, would personally advise you to go for the X-family if you don't want to buy the 11 PRO
If you search on yt you can see a lot of comparisons and ppl are very dissapointed ab 11 compared to others!
Literally the every review and folks who owns the 11 would say otherwise
 

Abazigal

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So the iPhone 11 would be a significant upgrade over your phone that doesn't work properly. Low power mode effectively stops many processes from running, including fetching of mail. And you run this 24/7?
To be honest, I used to scoff at some of my colleagues who did this, for the exact same reasons that you cited here. But after I tried it (more out of desperation one day), I realised that it hasn’t really impacted my usage all that much.

Low power mode supposedly slows down the processor, but my apps still run fine, and while I might find that an app here and there seems to open a tad slower, everything is still quite smooth and speedy overall. I am okay with iCloud Photo Library syncing only when I plug in my phone to charge overnight as well.

I am using the stock mail app, which doesn’t support push mail anyways, so it’s no real loss. Push notifications still come in, and the only real irritation is that my screen dims more quickly than usual.

Beforehand, I used to have to recharge my phone once in the middle of the day, but now with low power mode on, I can end the day at around 30-40% comfortably.

Holding on to my 8+ has also allowed me to wean myself off my two-year carrier contract and move to a postpaid data plan which has resulted in fairly significant savings in my phone bill every month as well.

I guess it helps that I got a series 5 Apple Watch last year, which has offloaded some tasks from my Apple Watch. I also use my 2018 iPad Pro a fair deal for work and leisure, so I don’t feel like I have lost out much from not getting the latest iphone.
 
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Steve121178

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I am using the stock mail app, which doesn’t support push mail anyways
I've been using 4 exchange accounts on my devices for years with the stock email app which have always been push. My iCloud email account is push as well.

I still use Gmail with Push as well via Nuevasync on the native mail app which allows me to set it up as an exchange account.

So the stock mail app has always supported push.
 

Abazigal

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I've been using 4 exchange accounts on my devices for years with the stock email app which have always been push. My iCloud email account is push as well.

I still use Gmail with Push as well via Nuevasync on the native mail app which allows me to set it up as an exchange account.

So the stock mail app has always supported push.
I use a couple of gmail accounts, two of which are now defunct work accounts. My personal gmail account is mostly ads from the various accounts I signed up with it and I don’t really need to be notified of them.

My main work email account is accessed through the gmail app, which is the only app that works with it due to some weird arrangement by my employer.

In short, I get push email through the gmail app and I don’t really need push notifications for my personal email, and this arrangement is working fine for me.
 

DevinNj

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to be honest, iphone 11 is not the best choice, would personally advise you to go for the X-family if you don't want to buy the 11 PRO
If you search on yt you can see a lot of comparisons and ppl are very dissapointed ab 11 compared to others!
Can't say that I've seen one legitimate reviewer that was disappointed by the iPhone 11. The 11 is a great phone at a very competitive price point.
 

now i see it

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I would never swap an 8 Plus for an 11. At this point, CPU speed isn't an issue- they're both fast. The 11 brings little advancement (camera) but at the cost of that yucky small screen
 
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nordique

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Just curious what people think but that resolution bothers me. but i guess i wont notice the difference eh?
I think you will notice it initially but after a few days you’ll get used to the 11 screen. It’s still a fantastic screen don’t let the resolution turn you off it. It’s probably the best LCD on the market aside from the 8 plus’s screen.

I think if you *want* a new phone, the 11 is a great option and will overall feel like an upgrade from your 8 plus

but that said, why do you want to upgrade? The 8 plus is still very fast and capable today
 

ilikewhey

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I would never swap an 8 Plus for an 11. At this point, CPU speed isn't an issue- they're both fast. The 11 brings little advancement (camera) but at the cost of that yucky small screen
have to disagree here, i upgraded from 8 plus to 11, the screen is taller but not smaller imo. the camera is a HUGE upgrade, especially if you do alot of night time photography, the wide angle is very nice when too often you can't back up enough to get everything in the shot.
 
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ARizz44

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I went from the 8 Plus to the 11 and hated it. I could tell the resolution drop, didn’t like the taller/narrow aspect ratio, etc. I enjoyed the camera but that was it. That’s the thing with asking on the forums. 20 people will give you 20 different opinions. Millions love the 11 so certainly don’t get hung up on my take. The $900+ price after tax for a 256gb 11 in no way could I justify over my 8 Plus. Yet I absolutely was able to justify $1300+ for the 256gb Pro Max. It checked all the boxes.