Note 8 to iPhone X

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  1. UKapple macrumors regular

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    I've had my N8 since release and been on android for just over 3 years having originally come from a few iPhone's. I guess I was a bit bored and just wanted a change.

    Now for the past few months I'm constantly checking out the latest iPhone's and in particular the iPhone X. Today I actually visited my local Car phone warehouse and got to play around with one for a while. Overall impressions were good. I particularly like the smaller size form whilst having a large screen as at times the N8 is a bit of a beast to carry around. The gestures ain't that bad to use (this was something I really thought I would hate) and it's just a nice device to have in the hand. The notch is something I would prefer wasn't there but hey ho it is!

    One thing that has me hesitating about changing is the iPhone X really did seem to have some obvious stuttering and lag issues. I'm not sure if this was down to its being a display model. My N8 is absolutely flawless in this respect and I've had 0 lag issues. Is this a common issue at the moment which could be fixed with a software update?

    The way I see it, no phone is perfect. I think there has to be compromises with almost every device. The main one being with the N8 is it's sizes and although it's jam packed with features, I barely use a quarter if them.

    So I'm interested to hear if anyone else has made the same switch and also thoughts on any lagging issues with the X?

    Thanks
     
  2. macher macrumors 65816

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    There are reports of lag and stuttering. My wife’s X lags. It’s software related. iOS 11 is the absolute worst software update ever. However I’m confident it will be fixed eventually.
     
  3. UKapple thread starter macrumors regular

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    Thought it might be. Not sure how Apple could ship a brand new model and suffer that problem. Older devices can be prone to this as I've experienced it myself but not from a brand new model.
     
  4. rugmankc Contributor

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    The lag is only on a small percentage of iPhones. I, my son, and his wife have X's. No lag. We have no issues with iOS 11. My only perceived problem was poor battery life on my 6s Plus. But, I think that started on iOS 10. My X has great battery life. Best iPhone/smartphone I have ever owned.
     
  5. macher macrumors 65816

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    It’s not the hardware it’s the software which can be fixed.
     
  6. redman042 macrumors 68030

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    My X is smooth as silk. It stunned me when I first started using it how much faster it felt than my 7 Plus.

    But iOS 11.1 does have some issues. Just installed 11.2 and am hoping for better reliability in a few areas.
     
  7. TinaBelcher macrumors 6502a

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    I’d say stick with your n8. You already paid a lot of money for it, and it’s a good competitor to iPhone X. You’ll have a great device regardless. I have the x and the swipe gestures are life changing, for sure! But I’m sure your n8 is more comfortable to hold as the x has a bit of width that makes it not too pleasant to type on one handed. But tall wise it’s great.
     
  8. haruhiko macrumors 601

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    How about getting your facts right first?
    Note 8: 162.5 x 74.8 x 8.6 mm / weight: 195g
    iPhone X: 143.6 x 70.9 x 7.7 mm / weight: 174g
    The Note 8 is longer, wider, thicker and heavier than the iPhone X.
     
  9. Relentless Power macrumors Penryn

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    I Agree. I think iOS 11 has performed fairly well with the iPhone X paired with the A11 Bionic processor. Older model iPhones have certainly degraded in performance due to iOS 11.
     
  10. SR71 macrumors 68000

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    iOS 11.2 has fixed basically every issue I had with iOS 11. It feels like how performance was on 10.3.3. So fast and smooth again.
     
  11. TinaBelcher macrumors 6502a

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    take your rudeness somewhere else. Blocked
     
  12. haruhiko macrumors 601

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    Block as you like but I can't find the logic in recommending a even wider phone to the OP because the iPhone X is too wide for you.

    If you think what I presented was wrong, welcome to rebut me with facts. Thank you.
     
  13. macher macrumors 65816

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    Yea I tried the Note in Best Buy and that device is weirdly tall.
     
  14. Relentless Power macrumors Penryn

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    Not sure how you perceived that member was rude to you . They simply listed the dimensions based on what you said contrary to being accurate.
     
  15. Dodgeman macrumors 65816

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    I have been sitting on an X for days. Been playing with it on wifi and just been thinking if I should switch back and it has been a TOUGH decision.

    I miss Apple ease of use in every aspect even tbe store and the ease of buying things.
    The Note 8 is a huge device and I do like it but after 4 months I have this X and I am wondering if I should switch to this and the Apple watch...?

    Tough decision indeed.
    --- Post Merged, Apr 9, 2018 ---
    I think Apple Music sounds good, I like the air pods... I like the integrated fitness app.
    To be honest it almost seems Samsung equilvent features almost feel like an off brand to Apple dare I say it.
     

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