Other iPhone XR vs iPhone 8 Plus

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by vasim, Oct 1, 2018.

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Is it worth to wait for the iPhone Xr or go to iPhone 8 plus?

  1. Buy iPhone 8 Plus

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  2. Wait for iPhone Xr

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  1. vasim macrumors member

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    I am about to leave my iPhone 6 and upgrade to a newest one.

    Is it worth to wait for the iPhone Xr or go to iPhone 8 plus?

    Please heeelp

    (My money range cannot afford another iPhone like Xs, Xs max)
     
  2. gurase macrumors 6502

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    I’m personally going with the XR for the better battery life and better camera sensor for low light photos.
     
  3. Broadus macrumors 6502a

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    No question about it to me: wait. There's no rush, and in a few weeks you'll be able to compare the two and choose. After all, the 8 Plus is going to be available if the XR doesn't suit your fancy.

    I realize that waiting is harder, but that's what I'm doing, planning to move up from a 6s.
     
  4. Broadus macrumors 6502a

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    I'm probably going to do the same, but I would like to see how the display compares with the 8 Plus, especially for reading.
     
  5. bodonnell202 macrumors 65816

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    Wait and see what the XR is really like. That's what I'm doing. I think the only real advantages that the 8 Plus has (other than you can buy one right now) is the pixel density is higher and the starting price for the 64 GB model is a bit lower (although the XR comes in a 128 GB model for not much more which is a big plus for me).
     
  6. DNichter macrumors G3

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    XR for sure. Gestures and Face ID alone make it a better buy.
     
  7. PBandJon macrumors newbie

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    I am in your exact situation, and I am waiting. I mean, we've had the 6 for a LONG time now, what's another few weeks? XR is better than the 8+ in every way except for lack of 2x camera, TouchID (if you MUST have it), and higher pixel density. Though if you are already used to the regular 6 screen, you'll be fine. And XR is only $50 more at the base option.
     
  8. joeblow7777 macrumors 603

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    I actually chose the 8 Plus over the X last year because I see both of those as cons rather than pros!
     
  9. vasim thread starter macrumors member

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    I think that the majority of the opinions go to XR.

    Thanks, I think I will wait for the new iPhone (although here in Greece will be more expensive)
     
  10. Wig321 macrumors member

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    That does not make it a better buy
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    Why would you give up the 2x camera, I use it every day. I’ve gone from an X to 8+, faceid sucks, it fails more than works.

    Touchid just works every time.

    I use 3D Touch all the time too.
     
  11. vagos macrumors member

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    The choice is obvious. Why would you invest in last years tech? XR all the way.
     
  12. DNichter macrumors G3

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    For most people, it’s a better buy. Keep what you prefer then.
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    That’s cool, most people are moving on to a better experience. Face ID was good on my X, but it’s nearly invisible on the Max. I’m not sure how anyone could dislike the gestures after actually using them. Either way, nothing wrong with the legacy phones if you prefer. Use what you want.
     
  13. FFR macrumors 601

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  14. pika2000 macrumors 601

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    If you look at the prices, a 256GB 8 Plus is more expensive than the 128GB XR, and not much cheaper than the 256GB XR ($50 difference for both). All in all, added with having the latest A12 and 4GB of RAM, the XR is a much better value and will be supported longer. Apple really target the XR to replace the 8 Plus.

    If you want the base 64GB 8 (non-plus), then it's arguably okay since it saves you $150 over the 64GB XR, which can be quite a savings for some.
     
  15. joeblow7777 macrumors 603

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    :rolleyes:
     
  16. DJ_Smith macrumors regular

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    XR inferior display is a huge turn-off for me. Happily went for Max. Beautiful OLED display.
     
  17. pika2000 macrumors 601

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    OP’s question is between the XR and the 8 Plus.

    And I would like to read your review on the XR since clearly you already have it as you already concluded that its display is inferior. If you posted it on YouTube, I bet you can beat many other youtubers as the first XR review.
     
  18. DNichter macrumors G3

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    It may be difficult to accept for some, but most of the people I have seem move from an 8 or prior phone have been very happy with an X series phone. I'd suggest trying it on one of the new phones before thinking it can't be a good experience.
     
  19. -M4- macrumors member

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    I’m sure the display will be very good and have great quality, but it will be inferior for sure (even if only slightly). Whether that difference is noticeable in your day-to-day use is another story altogether.

    If you get an headache from the PWM flickering, however, then the XR will have the better screen for you.
     
  20. joeblow7777 macrumors 603

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    No offence, but I rolled my eyes because your previous comment was somewhat presumptuous and condescending and so is this one, although I know that’s not your intent.

    What makes you think that I, and others, haven’t tried X series phones?
    It may be difficult for some to accept, but lots of people prefer the home button and TouchID.

    I’m not delusional. I know that those features won’t be present going forward and next year I will probably give them up because other improvements and features will make it worth the loss. But so far, in my opinion, none of the X series phones offer anything over the 8 Plus that care about enough to give up the way of using my phone that I prefer.
     
  21. DNichter macrumors G3

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    Definitely not trying to be condescending, but I suppose presumptuous only because that is what I have seen over and over in these threads. Many have put their foot down and have felt that a home button and Touch ID is the only way to go, until they actually use an X series phone for a solid amount of time. Have you used the phone for a few days to see how it works or are you just making the assumption that it can't work? For people that have used both, they can see the benefits easily. In the end, I agree with your last statement - use what you prefer. I am just saying to give it a fair shot before assuming it can't work. If you have used it for a few days, obviously everything I said means nothing.
     
  22. jdoyle macrumors member

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    I've got a 6S Plus which was just totally replaced under Apple Warranty ( we get two years cover in Australia). I am in the same situation. I am waiting to check out the XR but I am torn between the XR 128GB and 8 Plus 256Gb ( only because 64GB is too small for my needs. ) The think is now that I have a new 6S Plus 128GB running iOS 12 I really love this phone and this form factor. I am really only upgrading because I have promised this to my kid. I love the display on this and the dimensions of it. Having played with the XS and XS Max in store I am continually noticing how the iOS does not take full advantage of the big screens. Also things like Mail do not take advantage of the wide screen in landscape mode ( landscape mode for home page is also missing and I was expecting that for the Max at least.). And the notch annoys me so much. I love the clean squared off 1080p screen of the Plus models.

    As everyone is saying just wait and compare. I am leaning towards 8 Plus ( I dont have a problem with getting last year's model. You can usually get a good deal on them and the 8 Plus is an awesome phone) But once I check our the XR I will decide.
     
  23. pika2000 macrumors 601

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    The 256GB 8 Plus is really a poor value since for just $50 more, you’ll get the same storage XR, which gives you latest A12 and longer support. And if you don’t need 256GB, there’s 128GB XR which is cheaper than the 256GB 8 Plus. And of course Apple doesn’t give you the option for a 128GB 8 Plus. It seems that Apple is seriously putting the XR to replace the 8 Plus.
     
  24. EugW macrumors 603

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    If you like the screen on the iPhone 6 then you'll like the screen on the XR even better. US$799 128 GB XR is a decent value.

    If you want a higher pixel density screen, 3D Touch, and dual lens camera, then 7 Plus, 8 Plus, XS, or XS Max. If you're on a budget, currently the best bang for the buck with a higher pixel density screen is the 7 Plus 128 GB for US$669.
     

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