The iPhone 8 Plus is too heavy!

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  1. bentgate macrumors member

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    I ordered the 8 Plus at launch as part of my Apple upgrade program and planned on trading in my 7. After about a week I decided to return it. The increase in bulk was quite a shock to me, but what really pushed me over was the weight. Now I get why Apple went back to the aluminum back with the 6. The glass back makes it too heavy. Does anyone else feel this way?

    I still might trade in my 7 for a regular 8 (as it is just slightly heavier than the 7) but I'm on the fence. Did anyone else have a similar gripe with the 8 Plus?
     
  2. silverblack macrumors 68030

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    Consider the iPhone X then. It has the screen size of the 8 plus but the weight and dimensions close to the 8.
     
  3. MrGimper macrumors 603

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    Except it doesn't have the screen size of the Plus..... it has a taller, thinner screen than the Plus
     
  4. Relentless Power macrumors Penryn

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    There are multiple threads on this topic already.

    https://forums.macrumors.com/threads/8-weight.2070500/

    https://forums.macrumors.com/threads/the-sheer-weight-of-the-iphone-8-plus.2072311/
     
  5. silverblack macrumors 68030

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    Close enough to me...
    [​IMG]
     
  6. MrGimper macrumors 603

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    "Close enough to me" is cool..... but you lose some of the width, which to some like me, is why I went for the 8 Plus.
     
  7. Jabar18 macrumors member

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    Absolutely. I went from a 6 to an 8+ and it felt like a tank. Now going to return the 8+ and hope my local Apple store can replenish their supply of 8's soon so that I'm not without a phone for too long.
     
  8. joeblow7777 macrumors 603

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    That picture is very deceptive. It makes the X look to be about the same width as the 8 plus, and it definitely isn’t.
     
  9. Duncanator macrumors 6502

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    I don’t feel this way at all. I love the heft...if that’s what you want to call it. It weighs like 200 grams..that’s not that much lol
     
  10. Jabar18 macrumors member

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    Coming from a 6s or a 7 that is quite a big jump...which is why the OP started the thread.

    The plus sized iPhones are substantially heavier than the "regular" sized model, and the 8+ is the heaviest phone that Apple has put out, besides being one of the heaviest on the market right now.
     
  11. Phil A. Moderator

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    Mod note
    As mentioned above, we already have multiple threads discussing the weight of the iPhone 8. Please use one of those to continue the discussion
     
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