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iPhone 8(+) iPhone 8 is fantastic

retta283

macrumors 68030
Jun 8, 2018
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Victoria, British Columbia
Had an SE, just got an 8 (non-plus). This is an outstanding phone. Pocketable, nice heft, fast, good camera. This will tide me over till 2020.
Congrats on your 8. I am a big fan of the form factor, it's a nice in-between of screen size and compact. Currently on a 6S myself, don't think I will upgrade for a while since I'm a light user. Mostly upgraded due to damage on the old phone (5S)
 
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joyjoy22

macrumors newbie
Aug 4, 2019
15
24
Totally agree with you, this is the reason why I am not planning to upgrade and get the new iPhone X.
 
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3:16

macrumors regular
Mar 18, 2018
190
1,035
Fantastic phone indeed. I have a 7 for atleast two years now. The phone is good except the battery at 94% capacity. No way I’m gonna pay thousand of dollars for new phone.

I will keep it 2-3 years.
 
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Cycom

macrumors 6502
Original poster
Mar 27, 2007
448
675
Los Angeles, CA
>tfw the next "SE" will be the iPhone 8 with new internals (in the spirit of the original iPhone SE)
This would be great. A crisp oled display would be icing on the cake. Don’t care about Face ID or bezels.
 
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Cycom

macrumors 6502
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Mar 27, 2007
448
675
Los Angeles, CA
Yep. Upgraded from the 6S Plus to the 8 last year and have been pretty happy with it. Don't understand the deal with the haptic button that was introduced with the 7. It's been fine.
Agreed. The Taptic motor is great. Shakes up the phone quite well when on silent. Far better that the old vibe motor.
 
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Wide opeN

macrumors 68000
Aug 27, 2010
1,761
1,033
Georgia
I really liked my iPhone 7 A LOT!!!

Between hating the home button, and wanting Band 71 on T-Mobile though I felt compelled to move on.

Congrats on your purchase though.
 
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Relentless Power

macrumors Nehalem
Jul 12, 2016
35,147
37,443
Had an SE, just got an 8 (non-plus). This is an outstanding phone. Pocketable, nice heft, fast, good camera. This will tide me over till 2020.

I mean, even an iPhone 6s could ‘tide someone over till 2020’. One doesn’t need to have the latest iPhone to have enjoyment with something that meets their expectations. That’s why Apple has different iPhone models for everyone.
 
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timeconsumer

macrumors 68000
Aug 1, 2008
1,847
1,580
Portland
I also have an 8 and really like it. An iPhone 8 form factor with eSIM + physical SIM slot with the latest A-series and 3GB or 4GB RAM would be a nice upgrade option.
 
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Elitegate

macrumors 6502a
Nov 2, 2014
534
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Had an SE, just got an 8 (non-plus). This is an outstanding phone. Pocketable, nice heft, fast, good camera. This will tide me over till 2020.

Agreed. While i prefer the Plus size more, i like that there are two size options. iPhone 8 is amazing even in 2019 or 2020. I also love mine. It's also a very compact phone and very powerful on the inside with a great display and a great camera.
 
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GuruZac

macrumors 65816
Sep 9, 2015
1,413
2,860
The iPhone 8 has a lot going for it. 3D Touch, wireless charging, great cameras, ridiculous A11 processor, especially for screen resolution, portability, etc. Congrats.
 
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psac

macrumors 6502a
Jul 6, 2009
796
513
Enjoy! My wife and I both got an 8 on launch day, and they've been great. I think we'll go for the new 2019 phones next month since we want the better phones, and we have family members who are on older phones and can use the used 8.

(My wife's phone is occasionally hit with the reboot issue that supposedly doesn't exist, but that's a separate story...)
 
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joeblow7777

macrumors 604
Sep 7, 2010
6,691
7,939
The 8 and 8 Plus were greatly underrated and overlooked because of the much hyped X being unveiled at the same time and released soon after. I love my 8 Plus, and will likely skip upgrading again this year unless there's some major surprise feature of this year's phone that hasn't leaked yet.
 
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Shirasaki

macrumors G4
May 16, 2015
10,375
4,190
iPhone 8 is underrated because the cursed tech world demands a design refresh, hence the overwhelming recommendation on not buying iPhone 8 series. But for me, after using iPhone XS Max for a while, I realise iPhone 8 series really nails the design down to a good balance between usability, features, screen, durability and size, being iPhone 6s Plus the best among all.
 
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Rockadile

macrumors 6502
Jun 11, 2012
471
190
A flagship in iPhone 5 or 8 size.

It's strange that small = lower tier in tech nowadays o_O
 
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theramod

macrumors member
Dec 2, 2015
65
55
I am actually thinking of buying an iPhone 8 instead of Xr/XS when my carrier contract ends in two months. XS is simply too expensive here in EU and I really like using 3D touch.
 
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macintoshmac

macrumors 601
May 13, 2010
4,335
4,205
Happy 8 user here. Next phone upgrade will ideally be when network providers in my country roll out 5G.
 
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gus1989

macrumors newbie
Nov 22, 2011
27
17
Just picked up an 8 yesterday. Just waiting for my Visible SIM to get signed up on their service. Coming from a beat up 7+. Other than the form factor - not expecting much difference but am looking forward to a smaller phone again.
 
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