When the XR was announced, I was really, really excited. Just the fact that there are so many colors was appealing to me. Colors attract me for some reason and color is important to me for some reason. When I buy a car, I insist on a color. The guy was like "do you have to have an orange car?" Yes. Then I read a bunch of threads about XR vs 8+ - and I would be ok with a lesser resolution. That would be fine. But I really love my 8+ and I was torn for a while. Then I saw a review that said the XR has the same glass on the back as the X. Well, my wife bought an X a month ago and already cracked her X's back glass. I have dropped my 8+ a LOT and it has never cracked. Plus, I really just love the 8+. Good camera, it's heavy and durable. It just feels like a great phone. I'll miss not having a yellow or blue phone, but overall, this 8+ is a great phone for me. Thanks for caring!