Major second thoughts on the X

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  1. fultonjt macrumors regular

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    Just received my silicon case for the X and, it may have pushed me to the 8 plus based on the size. I know this isn't a news flash on the size essentially being indistinguishable from the regular size 7/8, but maybe I was just naive. I have giant hands, and switched to a Plus with the 7. I can't imagine going backwards in size.

    Ugh. Anyone else rethinking their choice? I guess Friday will be the ultimate time to decide when I hold the X in my hands, but I'm regretting it already. Maybe the screen size will swing me back.
     
  2. Packers1958 macrumors 65816

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    We will wait for your 3rd thought once you get it.
     
  3. pl1984 Suspended

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    I personally will not buy a smart phone sight unseen.
     
  4. joeblow7777 macrumors 603

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    With a 14 day no questions asked return policy, it’s not like it’s a big risk.
     
  5. pl1984 Suspended

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    Why buy something only to have to return it instead of seeing it in person and then buying it?
     
  6. fultonjt thread starter macrumors regular

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    I'll be in store, so if I hate it, it won't leave the store with me. The 8 Plus will.
     
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    Chupa Chupa macrumors G5

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    I figure you will not be alone. Apple didn't really do itself any favors by using only screen size as a comparison. By the screen size real estate alone X is obviously bigger. But it's also narrower making it feel smaller than the plus. So those who like the width of the 8+ probably will be disappointed. Whether they can get over or not we'll see, but some are bound to not be happy. I was a bit stunned to when I received my case and screen protector and put it next to my 4.7".

    OTOH people like me that didn't care for the plus but wanted a bigger screen than 4.7" and also a better camera are going to be thrilled.
     
  8. Sigvard macrumors newbie

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    I was, until I pulled the trigger on Pre-Order day. I went from a 6 to a 7+ and while I love the screen size (I found myself watching more videos on my phone since getting it) it was never ergonomically feasible for me to use as I have smaller hands.

    Considering the only reason I got a 7+ was for the dual camera, this is perfect for me.
     
  9. blindside217 macrumors regular

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    I am a little nervous about feeling cramped with the smaller screen size overall (mostly the width) after using the plus for 2 years. However, I can’t help but be attracted to the new design and the beautiful OLED and the Face ID so I am going to give it a shot.
     
  10. joeblow7777 macrumors 603

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    Well, in this case, because by the time you can see it in person it will be (already is) back ordered 5-6 weeks. If you don't mind that then I agree with your logic.
     
  11. mattopotamus macrumors G5

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    I think plus users who are happy may struggle with the X. For everyone else it will be an upgrade all around.
     
  12. The Game 161 macrumors P6

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    Even for plus users it’s not going to be an issue. Just because the body is smaller doesn’t mean you won’t still get enough screen.
     
  13. Jjayf macrumors 6502

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    I sad that I didn't order the silver. It's looks so nice in all the video reviews.. Dumb dumb me. I'm going to really hate the space grey now that I know sexy silver is out there taunting me.
     
  14. applewatch macrumors 6502

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    The screen on the iPhone X is bigger than the screen on the iPhone 8 Plus.
     
  15. DennisdeWit macrumors 6502

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    I am coming from an iPhone 7 Plus and ordered an iPhone X. I noticed from the case it is smaller. But then I realized most of what I think is ‘bigger’ on the iPhone 7 Plus isn’t the screen. It is the bezels that make the phone go big.

    Yes, I know. The width is a bit smaller. But so is my Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge. And I can type perfectly on it. Except for the keys near the edge. Because I don’t know who thought keys on an edge is a fantastic idea.
     
  16. AdonisSMU macrumors 604

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    That is never going to happen.
     
  17. Fille84 macrumors regular

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    On the height yes.
     
  18. slippery-pete macrumors 65832

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    No 2nd thoughts
     
  19. TheSteves macrumors member

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    No need. Please cancel your order right away!,!!!!
     
  20. DNichter macrumors G3

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    I like the size. The plus is too big for me in a number of scenarios.
     
  21. JPIndustrie macrumors 6502a

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    I on the other hand have lived with the plus and the regular 6 and the X is my dream in the middle device. I've been really missing the screen real estate and now with the X I won't be carrying around an iPad mini mini
     
  22. DNichter macrumors G3

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    Struggle how?
     
  23. Hoosier317 macrumors 6502a

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    You get a screen very nearly the same size as a Plus iPhone, but in the form factor of a non-Plus iPhone. Not to mention...a superior OLED screen.
     
  24. mattopotamus macrumors G5

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    If they are use to the “plus” interface. For example, messages, calendar, etc are different in landscape mode.
     
  25. Macalway macrumors 68030

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    Just return it if it bugs you. You're not getting married (even then you can back out).
     

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