Other iPhone 8+ to xr

Italianblend

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I was considering this jump but I am reading that the display on the xr is lower resolution than the 8+. Do you think things will look grainy or pixelated after having an 8+?
 

PBz

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I was considering this jump but I am reading that the display on the xr is lower resolution than the 8+. Do you think things will look grainy or pixelated after having an 8+?
My $0.02. I think Xr will have great looking text. I think the video will look like that of the 8. I can tell a difference between 8 and 8+ video. I prefer 8+ video resolution.
 

Adelphos33

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I went from an 8+ to a MAX. I would miss the 2X camera on the XR. I believe the XR screen will look incredible for apps and text. For video, it could potentially be a downgrade, but it doesn’t seem like a big deal to me.

In general, I am liking the no home button life so far. I think you will like the new gestures in the XR. Face ID works well during the day, but didn’t work so hot when I woke up this morning in darker light. Beyond that, the MAX doesn’t really perform any differently than the 8+ in terms of processor speed, the 8+ is a beast
 

slpslee1

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I just don't see that as an upgrade. I plan to look at the XS/XS Max in person in a few weeks or months after the initial rush wears off, but on paper, there wasn't enough to interest me.

There's no way I would give up the dual lens camera system of the 8+ for a single lens. That really would be an unquestioned step down. I don't feel bad about spending $1000+ for a smartphone that performs as many functions as they do today, but I'm certainly not throwing money down the hole to get a phone that includes a lesser camera from the one I already have. My phone camera doesn't replace my camera system, but I at least like to have the option of knowing if I leave my camera behind, I'll still be able to take decent family snapshots. That's my #1 priority in justifying a smartphone in the first place.
 

akash.nu

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I went from an 8+ to a MAX. I would miss the 2X camera on the XR. I believe the XR screen will look incredible for apps and text. For video, it could potentially be a downgrade, but it doesn’t seem like a big deal to me.

In general, I am liking the no home button life so far. I think you will like the new gestures in the XR. Face ID works well during the day, but didn’t work so hot when I woke up this morning in darker light. Beyond that, the MAX doesn’t really perform any differently than the 8+ in terms of processor speed, the 8+ is a beast
Face ID doesn’t depend on lighting.
 

Relentless Power

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Leaving out 3D Touch is weird to me.
All cost cutting. If the XR actually included 3D Touch, I would consider it, even with the 828 P display. Long press is just not the same thing at all, even though Apple was able to create a workaround the XR, that wouldn’t work for me.
 
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EugW

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The Xr likely won't look grainy, but you might notice some softening of the text edges due to visible anti-aliasing, esp. if you compare directly against the 8+ side by side.

You can see what the Xr screen will look like right now. Just walk into any store and look at an iPhone 8 (or 7). Text, etc. should look the same as an Xr.
 

AKS3003

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All cost cutting. If the XR actually included 3D Touch, I would consider it, even with the 828 P display. Long press is just not the same thing at all, even though Apple was able to create a workaround the XR, that wouldn’t work for me.
With the haptic engine I don't expect anyone to notice the difference between actual 3D touch and simulated one. After all it was the taptic engine that was responsible for that haptic feedback. Actual 3D touch is nothing more than a pressure sensitive layer with no haptic response of its own, the subtle feedback(while pressing, scrolling to the end, etc) comes from the taptic engine. The XR has the taptic engine, so it should have the same feedback as 3D touch.
 
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