iPhone XS iPhone XS or 8

Mel8899

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I have both an iPhone XS and an 8. I go back and forth using them. I feel like I should use the XS since it’s a better phone. But I like the 8 because it’s smaller and easier for me to handle.

What do you think??
 

ruslan120

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Sell the XS before the new iPhone is released and put it in a nice 401k.

Stick to the 8 until the new phone this fall and then sell the 8 to fund the new phone.
 

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Sell the XS before the new iPhone is released and put it in a nice 401k.

Stick to the 8 until the new phone this fall and then sell the 8 to fund the new phone.
I owe one both phones so kinda hard to do.
 
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ruslan120

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Hire ruslan120 as your financial advisor.

Just joking. I'd enjoy the XS more. It has a much better camera and faster processor. Better for capturing special moments on the go.
 
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wproct

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I don't have advice, but I'm enjoying your thread. Wife and I recently upgraded our Iphones and we usually buy a generation or two old, so we both bought the 8. I felt at the time that we probably should have bought an XS or XR but I just liked the haptic home button and touch ID of the 8. It's just interesting to hear you say that you rotate back and forth between the 8 and the XS.
 

Mel8899

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I don't have advice, but I'm enjoying your thread. Wife and I recently upgraded our Iphones and we usually buy a generation or two old, so we both bought the 8. I felt at the time that we probably should have bought an XS or XR but I just liked the haptic home button and touch ID of the 8. It's just interesting to hear you say that you rotate back and forth between the 8 and the XS.
I was having issues with the XS when I bought the 8 (Bogo deal). Now of course XS is working fine. But I still like the feel of the 8. Smaller is nicer cause I have small hands. I do like the camera on the XS tho. But hate Face ID
 

internetrando

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For me the camera is important. I would choose the XS just on that alone; better battery to boot.

The 8 is a great phone, but it is becoming a “relic” at this point and will be two generations (arguably three with the X) behind in just a few short months.
 

wproct

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I understand your comment about the 8 becoming a relic, but I think we are entering different times. For instance, the 6s, 7, and 8 are still being sold by Apple today as new phones. I think we are going to see phones being used longer than they used to be. Anyway, that's my opinion for what it's worth.
 

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Sell the XS before the new iPhone is released and put it in a nice 401k.

Stick to the 8 until the new phone this fall and then sell the 8 to fund the new phone.
I agree. At this point in time it's a mere two months. Do some legwork on what you can get for the phones and then do the math. You can guess about what the iphone 11 or (XI) will cost and see if the math works.
 

Mel8899

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I’ve decided to use the 8. Much easier for me to handle. I’ll try and sell the other and see what comes out next.
 
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supergt

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I have both but only use the XS as the primary day to day device. It’s just so much smoother and enjoyable to use than the 8. Love Face ID, the camera, and OLED. I do use the 8 in the gym so I don’t have to worry about damage or theft quite as much.
 

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I understand your comment about the 8 becoming a relic, but I think we are entering different times. For instance, the 6s, 7, and 8 are still being sold by Apple today as new phones. I think we are going to see phones being used longer than they used to be. Anyway, that's my opinion for what it's worth.
Not the 6s, only the 7 & 8.
 

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I understand your comment about the 8 becoming a relic, but I think we are entering different times. For instance, the 6s, 7, and 8 are still being sold by Apple today as new phones. I think we are going to see phones being used longer than they used to be. Anyway, that's my opinion for what it's worth.
Apple actually doesn’t sell the iPhone 6s new anymore, it starts with the iPhone 7. But I agree completely what you said, phones are being used much longer today because of market saturation and increased price points are swaying consumers to think harder about upgrading and paying more.
 

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I understand your comment about the 8 becoming a relic, but I think we are entering different times. For instance, the 6s, 7, and 8 are still being sold by Apple today as new phones. I think we are going to see phones being used longer than they used to be. Anyway, that's my opinion for what it's worth.
While I agree with you that some are holding on to their phones for longer periods of time, but 1 or 2 generation old phones for the home button and such is just delaying the inevitable of you having to switch over. Idk I would never buy a phone 2 generations behind with a new generation getting ready to already drop.
 

Mel8899

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While I agree with you that some are holding on to their phones for longer periods of time, but 1 or 2 generation old phones for the home button and such is just delaying the inevitable of you having to switch over. Idk I would never buy a phone 2 generations behind with a new generation getting ready to already drop.
Guess I’m in denial, I like the home button!!
 

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There are rumors that the new iPhone size will be 5.4" which is perfect. The 5.8" X is slightly bigger than an 8 so with reduced bezels and the 5.4" screen size, the next iPhone should be almost identical in size to the 8. Because of that, I am holding onto my X for one more year. It is ever so slightly too big for me.
 
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There are rumors that the new iPhone size will be 5.4" which is perfect. The 5.8" X is slightly bigger than an 8 so with reduced bezels and the 5.4" screen size, the next iPhone should be almost identical in size to the 8. Because of that, I am holding onto my X for one more year. It is ever so slightly too big for me.
I agree, this sounds very interesting. For me the iphone 8 is the perfect carry size.
 
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se95dah

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I agree, this sounds very interesting. For me the iphone 8 is the perfect carry size.
Me too. I could live with the XS size but whenever I’m in an Apple store I always end up picking up a 7 or 8 and it feels way more comfortable to me. I’ll hang on to my 7 hoping this 5.4 inch rumour pans out next year.
 
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