Other Quirky things you look for in a new iPhone?

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by rockitdog, Sep 28, 2018.

  1. rockitdog macrumors 68020

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    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?
     
  2. Eggtastic macrumors 6502a

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    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.
     
  3. Newtons Apple macrumors Core

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    Just read the posts here. They will give you LOTS of ideas on what to check.
     
  4. vertical smile macrumors 68040

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    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.
     
  5. Pipper99, Sep 28, 2018
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    Pipper99 macrumors 68020

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    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.
     
  6. mfrank29 macrumors newbie

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    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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