Other Quirky things you look for in a new iPhone?


macrumors 68030
Original poster
Mar 25, 2013
Everyone has their own quirks when it comes to their phones and things that you look for when you get a new one but one of mine is that I like clicky buttons. I don't like mushy volume buttons at all (an issue I had back on the 5/5s models). I like to hear them click when I press them and if one of them doesn't click it bugs me to no end. Anyone else have any odd things they look for in a new device?


macrumors 6502a
Jun 9, 2009
When I got the X last year and I compared the screen to the 6+, I was sort of annoyed about the softer tone OLED vs. the cooler tone of the 6+ LCD (true tone turned off also). Someone also mentioned the edge or edges being a slight pink at one point. I will still blown away by OLED and the new rounded edges (I got over the notch real quick).

I sold my 6+ and I don't notice those things anymore and enjoy my phone even after a year. I won't be upgrading this year as this phone has been very solid for me.

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macrumors 601
Sep 23, 2014
Anyone else have any odd things they look for in a new device?
I am not sure if this is a quirky or odd thing, but I like to hold the iPhone in my hand and move my arm and hand around to see if I think the phone will be slippery and pop out of my hand. Also, I check to see how easy it is you take one-handed photos.

This started after getting a 6s Plus, and the large size and rounded edges would cause the phone to randomly "pop" out of my hands, especially if my hands were a really wet, or even very dry, like in winter time.

It was also really hard for me to take one-handed photos with the large phone, so I check for that too.


macrumors 68030
Aug 14, 2010
Fort Worth, TX
I see dead pixels. :)

I check for dead pixels and screen uniformity. I also shake the device and check for rattles (supposedly, the camera bits would cause this in the past: I haven't had this in the last few years). On LCD screens, I'd check for excessive backlight bleed.

I check for scratches and scuffs on all of the surfaces, too.
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macrumors newbie
Dec 2, 2017
Always check for dead pixels, any issues with buttons, that the screen is not loose (yep have had one like that), any finish issues or screen scratches.
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