iPhone X Thoughts

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by BigAppleNYC123, Nov 7, 2017.

  1. BigAppleNYC123 macrumors regular


    Jun 6, 2017
    im going to predict 6 and 7 owners like me will find the X to be a little on the large side, while plus owners will think it’s too small or like the size.

    The X is a two handed affair. It’s much more a large phone / handheld computer than a medium sized phone like the 6/7/8. I could just perfectly navigate the 6, and downsized form a 6 plus to a 6S.

    I could still return the X, but I do like the screen, the camera, and 3GB of ram. I also like Face ID. I will probably keep it. But I will downsize as soon as Apple let’s me.

    I am going to predict the X eventually replaces the plus, and a smaller version of the X is introduced. Compared to the SE, there is a lot room for smaller iterations.
  2. Relentless Power macrumors Penryn

    Relentless Power

    Jul 12, 2016
    I really like the iPhone X, and I have no complaints about it. I will say the only thing is it does feel slightly small to me coming from a 7+. I think next year A 6.4 iPhone X will be suited to exactly the size I was looking for.
  3. roeiz macrumors 65816


    Sep 13, 2010
    Don’t think so.
    The X is the replacement for the 4.7 phone.
    A bigger x will come next.
  4. Surf Monkey macrumors 68030

    Surf Monkey

    Oct 3, 2010
    Portland, OR
    I was with you until you said that the X is two handed. If you use Reachability and the left or right side keyboard it’s easy to use with one hand.

    And yes, I’ve been a Plus customer since they came out. The X is a bit small for me.
  5. Caliber26 macrumors 68000


    Sep 25, 2009
    Orlando, FL
    When it first came out, I got the 6+, thinking I'd love having a big screen just like all the Android people. Three days later I found myself returning it and getting the 6 instead and stayed with the 4.7" option for the 6S and then the 7. This time around I got the X and I have to say I don't regret it.

    Yes, it's a tad wider that I'd it like it to be, and sometimes I do struggle a little bit with trying to reach stuff towards the top, but it hasn't been anywhere near as bad as I thought it'd be. It's certainly a LOT easier to use than the Plus model for those of us who are fans of single-handed use. Plus there's no way in hell I'd be willing to give up Face ID now that I've had a taste of that. I love it way more than I ever thought I would.

    That said, if a smaller option for an all-screen model is offered in the future I would definitely consider it. But only if it's on par with the top-of-the-line flagship model. I always resented Apple for giving the Plus model the better camera when, obviously, they could've added it to the smaller 4.7" model too.
  6. BigAppleNYC123 thread starter macrumors regular


    Jun 6, 2017
    The screen on the X is closer in resolution and size to the plus than the regular 7. Based on that I predict a smaller X before a larger one. We shall see.
  7. roeiz macrumors 65816


    Sep 13, 2010
    no way Jose. this is the new "regular" size from now on. the X's screen real real estate is more close to the regular size in many cases. besides, the + model has more functions that are NOT in the X,
    so that pretty much tells the whole story.
  8. BigAppleNYC123 thread starter macrumors regular


    Jun 6, 2017
    Wrong. The X resolution of 2436-by-1125 is closer to 1920 x 1080 pixels of the plus than the 1334 x 750 regular.

    The iPhone X has a 5.8 inch display, which is larger than the 5.5 on the plus and huge compared to 4.7 on the 8.

    The specs strongly suggest the X is a plus replacement.
  9. magbarn macrumors 68000

    Oct 25, 2008
    Gosh this debate has been going back and forth here like crazy. OWN both a plus sized iPhone and the X and go back and forth between the 2. The X feels more like a 6/7/8 rather than a 8+. The narrowness of the X gives a much more cramped feel than a plus sized iPhone. I’ve been swapping sims between the X and my 8+ the last few days and the Plus is much more usable in day to day use. Higher Resolution does not mean it’s bigger. The larger 5.8” has less real world usable space than the 5.5”. It’s the same debate on why pc laptops use crappy 16:9 screens while Apple thankfully keeps the 16:10 screen ratio alive on MacBooks.
  10. DiveKitty, Nov 8, 2017
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    DiveKitty macrumors 6502

    Oct 31, 2017
    I moved straight from a 5s to an X. I have small lady hands. I looove the form factor of the X and can definitely use it one handed, even to type shorter messages (I angle phone in hand slightly and use thumb). And that is using a case so even adding some size to it. There is also reachability if needed for gestures. I am a very frequent one handed user, so being able to use the X one handed was important to me, and I am not disappointed.
  11. cmeisenzahl macrumors 6502

    Oct 7, 2005
    I absolutely love mine. And Face ID has been ridiculously accurate for me. Works great with no glasses, glasses, and polarized sunglasses.
  12. BigAppleNYC123 thread starter macrumors regular


    Jun 6, 2017
    The specs are the specs. Usable real estate is subjective. I never used landscape mode on my 6 plus. I respect your opinion that the X is closer to the 8 in use, but both in my opinion and in math, it is closer to the plus.
  13. cardfan macrumors 68000

    Mar 23, 2012
    Umm..no. The smaller phones have a smaller price and Apple isn't going to put that tech into it. Not enough profit margin for them. The X is the new iphone. We're still waiting for a plus version.
  14. Chupa Chupa macrumors G5

    Chupa Chupa

    Jul 16, 2002
    Well you are wrong about this former 6 & 7 user. Loving the X’s size - not really much bigger than the 7 — and the wider keyboard is 1000% more comfortable (and I have small hands). The Plus models are too big for me. X is perfect. One hand use is no prob once I found the right case.
  15. giggles macrumors 6502

    Dec 15, 2012
    There are 6 months worth of industry rumors about a 6.46”-6.6” X Plus as wide as a 8 Plus and with 2800 × 1242 resolution.
    One rumor also mention a 5.28” oled iPhone.
    Maybe no 2019 iphone will be X-sized, gold will come back (super important in Asia) and stainless steel will go away in favor of cheaper aluminum.
  16. rjruiz2 macrumors 6502

    Jan 28, 2014
    iPhone X is a great phone. Is it worth $1200 to me? no. Don't get me wrong, it's got a lot of great things going for it, but for me, at least, the size of the plus won me over. I like my phablet, personal preference. The X has a great OLED screen, it's fast, love the faceID, app switching, and the bezel is a nice touch. But again, the plus screen size is winner for me.

    Nice avatar btw. ;)
  17. BigAppleNYC123 thread starter macrumors regular


    Jun 6, 2017
    If I’m wrong then I’ll be wrong. Well see.
  18. kermontg macrumors newbie

    Sep 18, 2012
    North Carolina
    I love the "X". I'm coming from an iPhone 7. I wanted the 7 plus last year but didn't want to wait so I got the 7. At that time I was on the fence anyway, because I didn't have a bulky phone in my pocket but wanted the bigger screen for games and some apps. I was very satisfied with the X due to the size. I think the X is the perfect. I see it as a 7 with a wider screen (landscape use) which is amazing playing games because my hand is not obstructing my view. The FaceID is on point, It never asks for a passcode unless I rebooted my phone. I also turned off Attention Awareness for FaceID which unlock much quicker, milliseconds wise. The camera is great but not perfect. I do not think the X is bigger than the 7 where you feel the difference. I mistook them both until I pick them up and feel the weight difference. I just disappointed with the battery. The plus models have fantastic battery, but that is my personal preference. I just need to invest in a battery case. I want Apple to release a smart battery case for the X, if not may go with Mopie when they release one. The wireless charging doesn't even bother not worth it very slow, may be best for overnight charging when you sleep for the speed. I didn't worry about accessories for it. I really wanted it, for the independent core use.

    Let talk about the price tag, who cares?? Do you really pay full price if you upgrade every year, on a lease, via IUP? No, you pay partial the price. The ones who pay full price is more of a benefit because they get the trade in value. Which I imagine for the X after a year may cost half the price.

    To sum it up, It's great phone a definite upgrade from its predecessor. Faster, bigger screen, slightly better battery consumption.
  19. ARizz44 macrumors 6502a


    Sep 28, 2015
    Chicago, IL
    I own both and let me tell you, in use the extra width alone makes the plus screen visually larger. Actually, since they are measuring from the 'ears' of the X, if you discount the notch, the 8 Plus factually has more surface area than the "larger" 5.8" screen on the X.

    If you take an 8, 8 Plus, and X and set them side by side, on top of each other, etc....the X appears to be an elongated 4.7" phone. I am not knocking the X, hell I own it, but given the industry trends there simply isn't any way the next size won't be a larger OLED design similar in size to the modern Plus.

    The 'specs' may suggest the X is a plus replacement, but a decade of cell phones has proven that specs seldom tell the entire story. If they did, those 8 core processor 6GB Ram android phones should be blowing the doors off of the measly specs of the iPhone. But we know that isn't the case.
  20. BigAppleNYC123 thread starter macrumors regular


    Jun 6, 2017
    fair enough
  21. freejack macrumors regular


    Nov 15, 2007
    Long Island, NY
    I'm probably one of the few left from the old guard who think the form factor of the iphone 5/se was perfect. Had the X since launch day and I'm still trying hard to forcefully do everything with one hand at the risk of dropping the phone. Finding Face ID to be more of a hassle than convenience.

    Dreaming of the day Apple releases a full screen iphone se. I can't be the only one right? Where the rest of my old guard at?
  22. ARizz44 macrumors 6502a


    Sep 28, 2015
    Chicago, IL
    I was thinking you might blast me lol. But honestly, you are right that much of this is subjective and I have no way of knowing what Apple will do in the future. I would love to see them make a premium, smaller, phone for those wishing to have one. One thing that I hate, but understand from their business perspective, is the fact that not all iPhones are created equal. It forces us to constantly make compromises based on the size we choose, right? For the last three years if you wanted the best, you needed the huge phone. Now, if you want the best, you need the smaller of the two and the 4" design has been forgotten by Apple completely.

    I would LOVE to see a small, medium, and large all with the same features. But, differential in profit margin potential combined with space for various components will likely keep that from ever happening. Sucks.
  23. ugahairydawgs macrumors 68030


    Jun 10, 2010
    If you hold the screens up side by side the extra height on the X is made irrelevant by the fact that Apple, for now at least, has to occupy that space at the bottom as a jumping off point for gestures. If you think of that space as basically a software bezel the extra height is gone and you're left with a narrower screen (when compared to the + models).

    There may be extra pixels crammed in there, but if you hold a + phone up side by side to an X the latter is noticeably smaller. If you are coming from a 6, 6s or 7 it's likely not a huge deal. If you're coming from a + model it's a trade off. Whether or not it is an important one depends on who is using it.
  24. yanki01 macrumors 68040


    Feb 28, 2009
    coming from the iPhone 6 and using it for 3yrs - the size of the X is great. i would have gone with the Plus model this time but the size is great in one hand. the speed is welcomed of course along with the battery life. no complaints.
  25. tonyy macrumors 6502a


    Oct 8, 2011
    With my wife’s 7, my 7 Plus, and my new X side by side. The X feels far closer to the 7 than the Plus. The X screen is basically the 7 screen but taller.

    I miss the screen width from the 7 Plus now that I’m using the X. The X is the regular 7/8 replacement in my opinion.

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