Need some advice

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by Duncanator, Sep 23, 2017.

  1. Duncanator macrumors 6502

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    So I currently have the Samsung Galaxy Note 8. I absolutely LOVE this device. It is super quick and I use the S-Pen to take notes at work and such. I am, however, considering getting an iPhone again. The regular sized 8 is not an option but I am torn between the 8+ and the X. I like that the 8+ is a similar size as the Note 8 but I also like that the X is edge to edge like my Note. Such a tough decision!
     
  2. dallas112678 macrumors 6502a

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  3. geraldem macrumors regular

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    Why leave the Note8 then.. especially if you love it?
     
  4. Duncanator thread starter macrumors 6502

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    I am the ONLY person in my entire family who does not have an iPhone. I guess I miss that "ecosystem" even though I much prefer the Android OS.
     
  5. Phasism Suspended

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    Then get both like I am
     
  6. Duncanator thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Yeah I'm just torn between the 8+ and the X lol
     
  7. dallas112678 macrumors 6502a

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    I'd say get the X then, since you have a Note 8, the iPhone 8+ will look like a dinosaur design-wise.
     
  8. Duncanator thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Tis true I guess. I love the old design but man it really is tough having large bezels after having basically no bezels.
     
  9. Phasism Suspended

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    Yeah so get both like I am lol. I have a 8/+ will get the X. Will have my note 8 first week of October. Will get the v30 lol will get the pixel xl 2. Will get the essential phone. May get the u11 plus
     
  10. dallas112678 macrumors 6502a

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    Well what do you do on your phone? Do you watch a lot of movies, or play games? If that's the case, the 8+ may be better as you don't have an annoying knotch in landscape, and you actually have a place to rest your thumbs (the bezels) when you play games.
     
  11. Duncanator thread starter macrumors 6502

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    I use it for social media, email, and the occasional movie on Hulu on a long trip.
     
  12. Relentless Power macrumors Penryn

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    Keep your Note 8. Try the iPhone X and iPhone 8, you have 14 days for both devices to see which you prefer, if any.
     
  13. geraldem macrumors regular

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    Yeah, totally understand. I asked because I am in the same exact “first world problem” conundrum :). My whole family and work family all have the iPhone. I use Apple Music (Family plan)...and miss iMessage big time. BUT i love the NOTE8. It is such a great phone, love Samsung Pay, love the pen..etc. But i miss the ecosystem and vertical experience with my family and my other apple devices.

    So, I think I am in the same boat, gonna get the 8+, go back and forth probable between that and the note. Then when X comes out, i will get that as well and probably sell the 8+ on eBay and recoup some of the $.
     
  14. bufffilm Suspended

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    You don't need advice...you need more money so you can afford both.

    Now that...is a first-world problem.
     
  15. roeiz macrumors 65816

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    the X will feel too small vs. the Note in spite of the new bezel-less design.
    definitely should go with the +
     
  16. iapplelove macrumors 601

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    op I also love the plus size iPhones, been using one for 3 years now.

    Here is a quick pick of an X vs iPhone plus
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    Wish I could find one in landscape. I’m actually looking forward to a new design and chose the X over 8 plus. I do use my phone mostly in portrait except for watching YouTube.
     
  17. roeiz macrumors 65816

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    well just remember that when you'll watch YT on the X - you'll have to do it with black bars on each side, resembling the regular 8 size screen. if you'll wanna zoom in the X's full screen the image will be cropped to fit.
     
  18. iapplelove macrumors 601

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    Yeah, I’ve thought about this. And even though it’s a negative, it’s about the only negative I can think of with how I would use the phone. Still enough for me to want to try a new design. I would say almost everything else is in portrait. Photo taking is the only other time .
     

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