iPhone XR iPhone XR, XS or XS Max

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by JD1984, Jan 6, 2019.

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Which iPhone?

  1. XR

    39 vote(s)
    39.8%
  2. XS

    23 vote(s)
    23.5%
  3. XS Max

    36 vote(s)
    36.7%
  1. winglet69 macrumors member

    winglet69

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    #51
    I have a 6S and I am super-happy with it. Screen is so bright, blacks look black and it does WhatsApp and Mail as fast as the Max. It's true though, I can't shoot F1 races at midnight with it so I better upgrade right away.

    Really about the only difference is I still have about 1400USD in my pocket that I really really need to spend.

    Please help with my decision lol.
     
  2. Wide opeN macrumors 6502a

    Wide opeN

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    #52
    I will say that Stainless Steel seems to be a much better fit for glass as opposed to Aluminum.
     
  3. AlexJoda macrumors 6502

    AlexJoda

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    #53
    The extra 1 GB of RAM will be mostly used up for the higher resolution of the Xs Max. So it will not be usable for the phone itself and did not make more future proof.....
    --- Post Merged, Jan 9, 2019 ---
    Most of the people I know including me are using a case or a bumper with these super expensive phones. So the metal is not visible.....
     
  4. tt061282 macrumors regular

    tt061282

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    #54
    I personally prefer the XR. I'm not saying it's better or blah blah, but it's holds its own. I will never use my Max again.
     
  5. willentrekin macrumors regular

    willentrekin

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    #55
    What do you have now? Do you like it? How does it feel in your hand and to use? What do you use it for? Have you gone to a store to see the new ones in person?

    Regardless of what you answer to all of the above questions you should go buy the XS Max. Reason? Because I said so! ;)
     
  6. Jetcat3 macrumors 6502

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    #56
     
  7. RichardMZhlubb Contributor

    RichardMZhlubb

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    #57
    I initially bought a Xs, but found the keyboard too small after years of using plus-sized phones. My wife and older daughter have Xr's and I considered switching to a Xr, but in side-by-side comparisons, I thought the OLED Xs screen was just too good to give up, so I sold my Xs and bought a Xs Max a few weeks ago. I'm very happy with my decision.
     
  8. JD1984 thread starter macrumors member

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    #58
    Why will you never use your max again?
     
  9. naturalguy macrumors member

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    #59
    Xs for me (I came from android) Xr is inferior and the Max was too big for me
     
  10. scubatopy macrumors newbie

    scubatopy

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    #60
    No, I don't regret, due to the wrong size. I tried it and it 's way too large.
    My way of thinking is the perfect phone for me doesn't exist. I'll fix the gap with the Olloclip Kit, which contains also extra lenses for wide, macro & so on. I used some reflex and am used to switch the lenses .
     
  11. JD1984 thread starter macrumors member

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    #61
    I still can’t decide for the life of me I got both to play around with at home. The max is definitely heavier. But for my business the camera is important using the 2X optical zoom.
     

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  12. The Game 161 macrumors P6

    The Game 161

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    #62
    Max still very smooth and generally ver happy with it. Peformance wise has stayed as good as at the start but that’s always been my experience with my iPhones.
     
  13. Relentless Power macrumors Penryn

    Relentless Power

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    #63
    You just made your decision, if the telephoto camera is that much more important for you in terms of conducting business, then clearly the only model to offer that is the Max.
     
  14. JD1984 thread starter macrumors member

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    #64
    Is there antenna issues with the XR?
    I have Verizon and it has dropped numerous of calls on me.
     
  15. Rodneyp macrumors newbie

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    #65
    I have Verizon and signal has been better. Areas that I used to drop in are no longer a issue. Bad Sim maybe?
     
  16. JD1984 thread starter macrumors member

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    #66
    Do you have an XR also?
     
  17. dannyyankou macrumors 604

    dannyyankou

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    #67
    Upgraded from the 7 plus to the XS today, and it’s a beauty. I missed the smaller form factor.
     
  18. JD1984 thread starter macrumors member

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    #68
    Not the the Max just the regular XS?
     
  19. dannyyankou macrumors 604

    dannyyankou

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    #69
    Correct. Screen size is bigger than the 7+ and it takes up less space in my pocket. The only thing that’s weird is watching videos, it’s either squeezed in the center of the sceeen or stretched out and cut off. But I’d have the issue with the Max too
     
  20. Rodneyp macrumors newbie

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    Yes
     
  21. JD1984 thread starter macrumors member

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    #71
    Just curious why won’t you use your Max again?
     
  22. Shanghaichica macrumors G3

    Shanghaichica

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    #72
    I got the max and I’ve made the best choice imo.

    Largest display
    OLED and higher resolution than the Xr
    3D Touch
    Dual lens camera
    Stainless steel and glass
    Gold
    IP68 rating
     
  23. JD1984 thread starter macrumors member

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    #73
    What case did you get?
    Being a woman do you find it bulky in your hands, can you use it one handed?
    Worried about it fitting in pockets of my jeans.
     
  24. The-Real-Deal82 macrumors 604

    The-Real-Deal82

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    #74
    I think you’ll get the best value for money with an XR as it’s 95% the same phone as the XS and you’ll have enough cash left nearly for an Apple Watch Series 4. It looks like a great phone when I’ve tested it and has the new form factor if that’s your thing.
     
  25. Shanghaichica, Jan 12, 2019
    Last edited: Jan 12, 2019

    Shanghaichica macrumors G3

    Shanghaichica

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    #75
    I’ve got a crystal clear spigen case and the apple pink sand silicone case but I’ve been mostly using thre spigen case. I’ve had so many big phones in the past (All the plus iPhones, 4 galaxy note phones) that the size doesn’t phase me at all. I’m used to it and one handed use is pretty easy for me even standing up on a packed train.
     

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