Other iPhone Advice Please

vine-boating

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Basically I had an iPhone 8 plus 256gb and I lost it the other day meaning I have no phone

I know new iPhones are coming out soon but I cannot wait as I need a phone now and by the time I get my hands on one of the new iPhones it may be closer to xmas since the phones sell like crazy when they are first released and shops are always sold out....

Do you think I should go for the 8 plus red or fork out a bit more the iPhone X?

I think I will get the 64gb model this time as before I lost my 8 plus I had only used 15gb of data since I don't take a lot of photos and I stream my music.
 

-Gonzo-

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Have you not tried Find My iPhone to locate you phone?

As for what you should buy I guess you could decide on how are you going to feel if you lose another 8 plus compared to an X.
You could just buy something cheaper for the interim until the new phones get released.
 

vine-boating

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Have you not tried Find My iPhone to locate you phone?

As for what you should buy I guess you could decide on how are you going to feel if you lose another 8 plus compared to an X.
You could just buy something cheaper for the interim until the new phones get released.
Yeah was thinking about that but I might go for the X
Only thing is I have heard the battery life is worse than the 8 plus.
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Get what budget and practical daily use allow. You made up your mind before. No need for stranger input now.

Common sense decision time.
How do you find your iPhone X?
 

IowaLynn

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Feb 22, 2015
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A carrier monthly plan
Refurbished 7 plus, seems too high
New 6S Plus -

AT&T had a buy one, get one free on iPhone X
 

teeshot44

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Sounds like an iPhone SE would fit your bill till the new ones come out. They're cheap and that would give your a chance to see what the new phones are all about. If they don't suit your need, then go back to the iPhone 8 which will still be available for sale at a cheaper price and you'll still have a great phone to put in a drawer as a spare.
 

tonybarnaby

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I’d buy a holdover phone on swappa and then buy a new phone when they’re available. You could get a 7+ now and then sell it this winter and barely lose anything.
 

callihan_44

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before dropping some money on an x I would go play with one at a retail store before hand, I thought I would like the x better but after having one since launch i ended going back to a regular iphone 8 for touch ID and slightly better one handed use... In your case you would be dealing with a slightly smaller display , might be a deal breaker for you
 

Matz

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It depends on which features you value more. Screen size, Touch ID vs Face ID, screen quality, camera quality/features, Animoji...

I had a 6 and decided to upgrade when I switched carriers early this year. Though I’d pretty much convinced myself to go with an 8, at the last minute decided on an X, as it is financed over a two year period and the difference in payments was not significant to me. Turned out to be a good choice, it seems.

Hard to say whether or not you’d find the X to be the better choice.

Based on my experience, the X was the better choice for me. YMMV.
 

ftaok

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How do you find your iPhone X?
Log into your iCloud from a computer. This presumes that you have another device (other than your lost iPhone) that can receive the authorization code. Once you're logged into iCloud, select "Find iPhone".

If your iPhone is on, it'll show up on a map. If it's not on, it may show the last recorded location the device was at.

Here's a support link on Apple.com

https://support.apple.com/en-us/HT201472
 

vine-boating

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Log into your iCloud from a computer. This presumes that you have another device (other than your lost iPhone) that can receive the authorization code. Once you're logged into iCloud, select "Find iPhone".

If your iPhone is on, it'll show up on a map. If it's not on, it may show the last recorded location the device was at.

Here's a support link on Apple.com

https://support.apple.com/en-us/HT201472
I did that
The person who has it has taken it like to a different city as that was what was showing up
I have blocked the phone though.
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It depends on which features you value more. Screen size, Touch ID vs Face ID, screen quality, camera quality/features, Animoji...

I had a 6 and decided to upgrade when I switched carriers early this year. Though I’d pretty much convinced myself to go with an 8, at the last minute decided on an X, as it is financed over a two year period and the difference in payments was not significant to me. Turned out to be a good choice, it seems.

Hard to say whether or not you’d find the X to be the better choice.

Based on my experience, the X was the better choice for me. YMMV.
Yeah I think I perhaps will go for the X

Just thinking if I should fork out for the 256 or 64gb. Think 64gb will be too small in years to come despite the fact I had only used up 15gb on my lost iPhone 8PLUS
 

akash.nu

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That Red 8 Plus is smoking hot!

 
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ericwn

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I am not sure anybody can help you with the decision-making and any relevant information on both devices has been discussed to death on this board.

They are both good phones, pick the one you‘d like to interface more with or that‘s more appealing to you.

By from a vendor with a return policy and you should be good to go.
 

PsychicRutabaga

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Just got the Red 8 Plus myself yesterday. Yes, it's very pretty!

I had to go through a decision tree myself on the 8 vs X.

iPhone X Pros:
  • Latest Tech/Status Symbol
  • OLED display
iPhone X Cons:
  • Buying the first iteration of a new, cutting edge design. No matter how good the product, there are usually some wrinkles that are discovered by the early adopters that get ironed out in a subsequent revision.
  • Reports of eyestrain by a small subset of users in particular caught my attention. I tend to be affected by these types of issues.
  • The current X is will reportedly not continue in the 2018 phones, but will be replaced by a revision (see first bullet), possibly lowering resale value.
iPhone 8 Plus Pros:
  • Final, most polished and perfected iteration of the form factor and usage model started with the 6.
  • That gorgeous red color!
iPhone 8 Plus Cons:
  • How do I carry such a big phone on my belt? (my first Plus model)
In the end the 8+ was a pretty easy decision for me.
 

vine-boating

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Just got the Red 8 Plus myself yesterday. Yes, it's very pretty!

I had to go through a decision tree myself on the 8 vs X.

iPhone X Pros:
  • Latest Tech/Status Symbol
  • OLED display
iPhone X Cons:
  • Buying the first iteration of a new, cutting edge design. No matter how good the product, there are usually some wrinkles that are discovered by the early adopters that get ironed out in a subsequent revision.
  • Reports of eyestrain by a small subset of users in particular caught my attention. I tend to be affected by these types of issues.
  • The current X is will reportedly not continue in the 2018 phones, but will be replaced by a revision (see first bullet), possibly lowering resale value.
iPhone 8 Plus Pros:
  • Final, most polished and perfected iteration of the form factor and usage model started with the 6.
  • That gorgeous red color!
iPhone 8 Plus Cons:
  • How do I carry such a big phone on my belt? (my first Plus model)
In the end the 8+ was a pretty easy decision for me.

Thanks for your reply but leaning towards the 64gb x because it will cost me the same price as the 64gb red 8 pus
 

vine-boating

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How do you set your phone to save photo's to your iCloud but not take up space on your phone's storage?
I have read many people saying that's the way to go if you have 64gb storage and don't want to waste your space with all your photos...
 

paramnesya

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I would definitely get some hands on with the X before purchasing. I went from a 7 Plus to the X and wasn't happy with the form factor. I ultimately returned the X and stuck with the 7 Plus.
 

tarsins

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How do you set it to save your photo's in dropbox/google photos?

Just download the Google Photos app and it'll upload all your photos. When it's finished select clean-up and it'll delete them from your phone. From then on it'll automatically upload new photos, you just need to do clean-up every so often. I usually prefer an Apple solution (which I use for music and mail) but I find iCloud Photo Library a bit clunky and difficult to share. Google Photos is the dog's bollocks, especially the Collage and Assistant.

Having used a 6+ and 7+ iPhone I took the gamble on an X because I wanted Face ID - which is brilliant. I find the screen to phone size ratio excellent for pockets and I'm 100% happy with the X.
 

PsychicRutabaga

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Apr 19, 2015
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I have a similar setup to tarsins, but I use OneDrive instead. It will also automatically upload photos from the camera roll to OneDrive, and then I periodically go in and delete older photos from the camera roll to clean up space on my phone. Since I already have a family subscription to Microsoft's Office 365, it includes a terabyte of OneDrive storage for each user. Plenty of room even for my shutterbug wife's photos. And my photos are synced down to both my PC and my MacBook with the OneDrive foldersync so I have my entire collection online and on my computers at all times.
 
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