iPhone X Note 8 or X??

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by Dodgeman, Mar 29, 2018.

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Switch to X or Keep the Note 8?

Poll closed Apr 20, 2018.
  1. Switch to IPhone X

    76.4%
  2. Keep the Note 8

    12.7%
  3. Get an S9 (It's smaller)

    10.9%
  1. Dodgeman macrumors 65816

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    Bit of histroy:
    I have owned 3 iPhones over the last 5 or 6 years and have been overall happy with them. I had a Samsung before that back in 2012/2013 and what made me switch was the phone became terribly slow, and I was frustrated with taking pictures. Switched to the iPhone and it was fine.
    Come end of 2017, I did get a bit bored with the device and frustrated with the updates and the changes that were happening with the device/watch at the time. The updates seem to change so much stuff, the phones seemed to be lacking features of Android (Samsung) devices and every time I went to get an app it usually always wanted me to buy it.

    So I said forget the waiting period and high price of Apple devices, forget paying for apps, forget incremental changes to my software making features different and at the time I thought I wanted a big screen so I got the Note 8.

    My regrets are it is a large phone (and I even miss my other box cases), there are so many settings on the Note that for a phone I think could be unnecessary it literally can make your head spin. Everything seems equal to Apple outside of the incremetal features I do not use like Always on display for example but all the apps are free which I love. I do not use the s pen, I do not need a million settings for my camera and video I do not use widgets so its is a bit of a waste in my opinion.
    Screen pinning is about one of the only features I see as beneficial. I don't use the multi view mode or multi window or even the edge screen.

    Bottom line is should I switch to a X?
    (Previous device was a 6s, had this Note 8 since November)
     
  2. mtneer macrumors 68030

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    It looks like the size of the Note 8 is bugging you. The features you disliked in Apple's ecosystem that originally encouraged you to Android, are still in place, so I am not sure how moving to the X will solve that. So, I think you should look at the S9 to fix the size issue.
     
  3. Dodgeman thread starter macrumors 65816

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    True but the ease of use and the apps I enjoyed using on Apple and the fluid operation is what is drawing me back.
     
  4. tonybarnaby macrumors 65816

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    Browse swappa to get an idea of how much you can sell your note 8 for. I'm a huge Samsung fan, but their value drops like a stone.
     
  5. DNichter macrumors 604

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    If you are looking for the best when it comes to performance, security, privacy, apps, ecosystem, and support... go with an iPhone. If you prefer Android, I would suggest the S9 due to size.
     
  6. akash.nu macrumors 604

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    Basically what you’re asking for is impossible to achieve. You can’t enjoy both iOS and Android on the same device. So choose whatever impacts you the most. Simple.
     
  7. Dodgeman thread starter macrumors 65816

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    Developers need to stop charging for apps...
    I read that since most Android users are price conscious that why more apps are free and apple users tend to usually pay for apps thus its why there is a cost associated with it.
     
  8. DNichter macrumors 604

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    How would they make money if they stop charging for apps? What you are describing is a big reason why developers prefer iOS over Android.
     
  9. Dodgeman thread starter macrumors 65816

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  10. Relentless Power macrumors Penryn

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    Your Best determination is to find out what you want from both platforms with android and iOS. That’s what it comes down to over hardware. With iOS, you could be at least guaranteed 4 to 5 years of continual updates, enhance security and customer service. I’m Not saying anything negative but Android, but I don’t have enough experience to attest to its usage either.
     
  11. IowaLynn macrumors 65816

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    I always prefer to buy apps. NO Ads vs support. I don't see huge difference wirh Android. Apple App Store needs a face lift.

    Android Project Treble on iPhone X might be perfectly crazy.

    Just looked on App Store for a Twitter and IG app. Lot of over priced scams that don't even work right. Rippoffs.

    People pay to avoid adware.

    The first $1000 iPhone was not the X. It was 6S Plus w/ 128GB.

    I miss my Note 8 some days.
     
  12. MEJHarrison macrumors 65816

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    Accountants need to stop charging to do taxes... But that will never happen because professionals like eating and paying their bills just like the next person. Just like Developers in fact.

    As for the original question, I say go Apple. But really, isn't this like asking a Ford salesman if you should buy a Ford or Chevy? You know every answer you get here is going to be heavily biased. The only answer that matters is yours.
     
  13. Dodgeman thread starter macrumors 65816

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    You miss the Note 8? How come?
    --- Post Merged, Mar 29, 2018 ---
     
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  15. IowaLynn macrumors 65816

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    And there are Note users that hang on to their Note 4/5 and don't feel left behind.

    But to each their own. I loved every Mac but I wouldn't use Beige G3 today. Or a 1-2GB phone, Android or other.

    I planned to buy the Essential. Tired quickly and found Blackberry PRIV and DTEK found wanting. Cheaper 2nd tier.

    That 128GB 6S Plus was ~$1000 phone also.
     
  16. DiamonDecoden macrumors 6502

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    I don't know if this matters but you're asking the iPhone forum, there will be more recommendation for the iPhone x naturally.

    I don't think you know what you want. You're undecided. I just want you to know that neither platform is perfect. When I'm on android, the benefits of iOS is more pronounced and vice versa. You'll never be able to settle down with 1 phone until you realize that.

    If I were to switch, the smart thing would be to buy the next version since there are too many bugs on the x. When apple do a big change in form factor, it's always very buggy until they fix the software in the next refresh cycle.
     
  17. DiamonDecoden macrumors 6502

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    Yup. I seen more people with older android phone (for about 7 years!). This older lady I met at my local dog park had a really old android phone. She recently got a iPhone 8 plus to replace her old phone. I wish I can keep my phone for that long but i do like to upgrade yearly.
     
  18. Dodgeman thread starter macrumors 65816

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    Is it really that buggy?
    What is wrong with the device? I have not done much reading but what are the biggest bugs/problems?
     
  19. akash.nu macrumors 604

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    If developers stop charging then there will be no reason for them to develop for a certain platform, which means you as consumers will not have any apps.

    I don’t understand where this mentality came from. People can happily pay £2.40 for a cup of coffee but not £0.79 for an app that takes way more time, money and effort to develop!

    Baffling!

    [​IMG]
     
  20. Dodgeman thread starter macrumors 65816

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    Not exactly that. Some apps are worth money for sure definetly, but when the counter part on android is free then you are thinking why pay. Espically when you could be spending that money a couple times a month.
     
  21. DiamonDecoden macrumors 6502

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    I definitely think you should do more research before you switch to the x! You will see it in this forum section.
     
  22. MEJHarrison macrumors 65816

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    I'd love a reply to this as well. I have an X and haven't experienced any major issues. Seems like a solid phone to me.
     
  23. DiamonDecoden macrumors 6502

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    This might be you: I find this really intriguing. what I noticed with iPhone x users is that they do not like anything even slightly negative said about the phone or all the x users will post defensive and sarcastic remarks to make the person who posted anything slightly negative (even something benign like apples first gen phone is buggy and there's reports on this forum and YouTube.) to feel regretful about saying anything negative in connotation about the perfect iPhone x.

    I seen it too many times on this forum. I don't see this behavior quite as often on an android forum but of course there are present as well if you really look.
     
  24. IowaLynn macrumors 65816

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    Faced with new iOS every Sept that acts more like still getting kinks worked out.

    New phone that is more so than I suppose I've seen before.

    Combined = perfect storm.

    Also Appke is frugal with battery size, memory RAM, and id guess got their hands on final design X later than needed

    Forme usually March time frame is good and the kinks should be gone plus it's the next iOS that will be built around it. iOS 10 was much better with my 6S+ was. 9.2.1 was rough around the edges.

    I bought all 3 this year to test and see and send twoback.
     
  25. Dodgeman thread starter macrumors 65816

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    If there is anything you know of and can sum up let us know.
    Either way I may order an X.
    Played around with one and there is not much a difference from my 6s I had looks the and feels the same. I know their are hardware and software differences but it did feel very familiar. Seems the simplicity is still there.
     

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