iPhone XR Iphone xr from iPhone 7 plus?

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by mmartinezs, Oct 20, 2018.

  1. mmartinezs macrumors regular

    Oct 10, 2014
  2. menist macrumors 6502


    Jun 10, 2010
    If you want the X experience with the latest processor without spending $1000+. You might miss touch id, I know it took me a some time to adjust to face id.
  3. Broadus macrumors 6502a

    Oct 26, 2011
    Upstate SC
    It wouldn't be worth it to me. The 7 Plus is still a really fine phone. Other than the XR being different, I suspect after a few weeks you would wonder if it was worth it over your 7 Plus after the novelty of the XR wears off. I would probably want to wait a year and see what Apple does in 2019.

    The primary reason I'll probably order a XR is because I want to move my wife to my present 6s from her 4S that's starting to give her a little problem. She couldn't care less about technology as long as it works, and the 6s still works great.

    I had been waiting for something like the XR, and it will be a nice upgrade from the 6s. The 7 Plus, though? I probably wouldn't, but, as in most things like this, YMMV.
  4. Relentless Power macrumors Penryn

    Relentless Power

    Jul 12, 2016
    What do you like about the iPhone XR? What would compel you to one upgrade from the 7+ to the XR? Not much detail in your post why you would consider what’s considered ‘Worth’. You should ask yourself what’s it *worth* to you for the differences between both models.
  5. now i see it macrumors 68040

    Jan 2, 2002
    To put your question into perspective:

    If my 6 Plus suddenly died and needed to get a new phone, you know what phone I'd buy?
    A refurbished iPhone 7 Plus from the Apple Store.
    It has a superior screen and a telephoto lens compared to the XR and is a proven design. No "gates" attached to it.
  6. OTACORB macrumors 68000


    Jun 21, 2009
    Central, Louisiana
    .....and this is why they sell the 7, 7+, 8, 8+, XS, XR and XS Max. CHOICE!!!!!
  7. blwade macrumors 6502a

    Sep 16, 2014
    The camera (even with telephoto lens) is far inferior to the one that would be on the XR.

    I loved the design of the X and held off upgrading from my 7+ to this year and went with the Max. No regrets, totally worth it. If you don’t want to spend that much, the XR seems like a great option and would be a solid upgrade.
  8. aakshey macrumors 68000


    Jun 13, 2016
  9. Applefan4 macrumors 6502

    May 6, 2013
    Why would you want to downgrade to sub 1080 display and single lens camera.
  10. mmartinezs thread starter macrumors regular

    Oct 10, 2014
    Isn’t the iPhone Xr display between 720 and 1080
  11. AppleB macrumors 6502a


    Oct 18, 2011
    From a few reviews I’ve seen on the XR it’s a great device.
    I went from 7 Plus to Max. My 7 Plus was in great shape and iOS 12 made it better. But I wanted the X experience and Plus size.
    The XR is probably a great option if you don’t want to spend the money on a Max.
    The colors look great.
  12. NBAasDOGG macrumors 6502


    May 27, 2017
    - From 401PPI to 326PPI
    - From Force Touch to no Force Touch
    - From telephone lens to no telephoto lens

    Thats not an upgrade at all.

    I won't complain about Face ID, because its really good :p
  13. OTACORB macrumors 68000


    Jun 21, 2009
    Central, Louisiana

    From shorter battery life to longer battery life
    From A10 Fusion to A12 Bionic with Neural Engine CPU is almost twice as fast
    From No Wireless Charging to Wireless Charging
    From Less storage options to more storage options
    From no TrueDepth to TrueDepth Front Facing Camera that support Face ID and Portrait Mode

    Fact is most people have never adopted using Force Touch or 3D Touch whatever they call it. XR does support long press with Haptic Feedback. Reviews indicates in functions in much the same way.

    It is true that it's a single lens camera, but still offers many of the same features as a dual lens camera system albeit through software and it has limitations. It is also true that the resolution is lower, but for many people that isn't going to be a reason not to upgrade.

    Also the XR is much cheaper than the XS or XS Max and if you want the newer design... it's the lower cost option.

    I think I personally dislike those huge ass bezels on the 7 and 8 much more than I would be bother by the lower resolution. Most phone plans these days cap video at 480p to 720p, unless you pay more money.

    My daily driver right now is the XS Max, but just looking at a couple of specs and saying... oh it's a downgrade. Maybe it is for you if specs is all you are concerned with, but for the average Joe. It will be the best phone they have likely ever used.
  14. mmartinezs thread starter macrumors regular

    Oct 10, 2014
    Anyone actually upgraded from 7+? Any thoughts?
  15. DeathBecomesMe macrumors regular


    Sep 15, 2014
    I did and I don't regret it. I like the wireless charging. The screen looks brighter and better to me than the 7 plus. It's crazy fast. I rarely ever used the second lens to zoom on the 7. FaceID is great and works just checking the phone in the middle of the night with no lights on. The only thing I miss is the all aluminum build. The glass back is so slick the xr just slides off the arm of my couch.
  16. mmartinezs thread starter macrumors regular

    Oct 10, 2014
    Is screen resolution a problem? Blurry text?
  17. DeathBecomesMe macrumors regular


    Sep 15, 2014
    I can't comment on that right now because my allergies are terrible and everything is blurry.
  18. kevink2 macrumors 65816

    Nov 2, 2008
    Has additional LTE bands on ATT and T-Mobile, which may help when traveling.

    The 7+ I have was larger than I liked, which is why I upgraded to the X 11 months ago. Otherwise, I would have been happy not upgrading.
    --- Post Merged, Oct 27, 2018 ---
    Wireless charging has advantages at night. I have a vertical stand by my bed. At work, the lightning cable is actually better since I can quickly look at it while it is still charging.
  19. DeathBecomesMe macrumors regular


    Sep 15, 2014
    Ok, I've squirted the crap out of my eyes, I don't notice any blurry text. All of my posts in the Medium app look as crisp as they do on my MacBook.
  20. EugW macrumors 603


    Jun 18, 2017
    The screen on our XR is slightly blurrier on small text than on my 7 Plus. But my wife doesn't notice it.

    ie. It's enough to be noticeable for some people, and not others. In our case, I am used to the 7 Plus (401 ppi) and my wife is used to the 6s (326 ppi), so the XR is a perfect upgrade for her.
  21. mmartinezs thread starter macrumors regular

    Oct 10, 2014
    Thanks for your responses, might get ome today
  22. mdlooker macrumors 65816


    Mar 7, 2011

    I updated from the 7+ because of the wireless charging, updated processor, more screen.. After looking at the 7+ from having the XS Max in hand, it looks totally antiquated imo..those bezels make it seem like the viewing experience is cheated..

    I don't take enough photos for that to really make a difference to upgrade..

    Usually, if I find myself trying to decide if I "should" or if something is "worth" an upgrade, I usually wait until I'm pretty convinced that i'm ready to purchase.

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