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sundog925

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Bought the new 8 plus is gold on verizon. loved the screen, hate the weight.
can't believe its heavier than every other Plus before it.

Before you say the "glass", even the samsung galaxy S8+ is lighter than this.

I returned it for the regular iPhone 8 which, in itself, is heavier than both the iPhone 7 and 6S and 6.

C'mon apple, if samsung can do it....
 
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ZZ Bottom

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You're going to get 50/50 feedback on this. There are many of us that have said enough to the thin/light trend when the battery life is not good enough. I'm fine with the fractional increase if it was necessary for battery not to shrink any further.
 

eyedoc2020

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Sep 12, 2015
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Bought the new 8 plus is gold on verizon. loved the screen, hate the weight.
can't believe its heavier than every other Plus before it.

Before you say the "glass", even the samsung galaxy S8+ is lighter than this.

I returned it for the regular iPhone 8 which, in itself, is heavier than both the iPhone 7 and 6S and 6.

C'mon apple, if samsung can do it....

Please seek out your local gym and do a few sessions with the weights. Phone will feel lighter in no time.

In a serious note, it has to be heavier for the glass back to enable wireless charging.
 

RickG

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I checked out the new 8's at local Apple Store and the first thing I noticed was how heavy the 8+ is - I think the 7+ aluminum is better than the glass 8 - there you go!
 
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sundog925

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Please seek out your local gym and do a few sessions with the weights. Phone will feel lighter in no time.

In a serious note, it has to be heavier for the glass back to enable wireless charging.

Lol, i totally said before you cry glass, i understand that.

the point being a SMALLER battery, but more weight? cmon man. ridiculous. the phone makes your pants sag as its heavy AF.
[doublepost=1506402810][/doublepost]Seriously? weight lifting? add something useful to the conversation or s t f u.

samsung has managed to make a BIGGER screen and BIGGER battery and less weight with wireless charging (as if apple invented it), but apple can't get it together.

its embarrassing to say the least. no wonder why they shatter easier than the galaxy lol. oh well.
 

missbing

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Sep 27, 2015
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iPhone 8+ is 7.13 ounces
IPhone 7+ is 6.63 ounces
Galaxy 8+ is 6.89 ounces

I don’t think that’s a big difference. At least not enough to really feel it. If you were saying the phone was heavy in general, then maybe I could buy that argument, but to say it’s now so much heavier in comparison to Samsung, then I call bull. You’re just nitpicking.
 

44267547

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I must be in the minority that it doesn’t really feel that more heavier than previous models...Actually, I prefer it being a bit more heavier.

I agree. I actually like the weight of it, because it kind of gives it a more premium feel or more substantial my hand. And it is weighty at first, but you quickly adjust and don't even think twice about it after a while. (Unless you are using it one-handed, which can be fatiguing at times.)
 

Zune55

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May 2, 2015
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Bought the new 8 plus is gold on verizon. loved the screen, hate the weight.
can't believe its heavier than every other Plus before it.

Before you say the "glass", even the samsung galaxy S8+ is lighter than this.

I returned it for the regular iPhone 8 which, in itself, is heavier than both the iPhone 7 and 6S and 6.

C'mon apple, if samsung can do it....

Yes I felt the weight first time when I picked up and I am still feeling it.
 
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TrumpWon!

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Sep 10, 2017
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Lol, i totally said before you cry glass, i understand that.

the point being a SMALLER battery, but more weight? cmon man. ridiculous. the phone makes your pants sag as its heavy AF.
[doublepost=1506402810][/doublepost]Seriously? weight lifting? add something useful to the conversation or s t f u.

samsung has managed to make a BIGGER screen and BIGGER battery and less weight with wireless charging (as if apple invented it), but apple can't get it together.

its embarrassing to say the least. no wonder why they shatter easier than the galaxy lol. oh well.

Because Samsung’s phones are full of air
 

kilcher

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Jul 3, 2011
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The S8+ does feel quite a bit lighter but to me it almost feels plastic-y. Not saying that's good or bad, just different.

I went with a thinner case on my 8 Plus vs. my 6 Plus so I really don't notice too much difference.
 
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Oliveira46

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Sep 8, 2017
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Bought the new 8 plus is gold on verizon. loved the screen, hate the weight.
can't believe its heavier than every other Plus before it.

Before you say the "glass", even the samsung galaxy S8+ is lighter than this.

I returned it for the regular iPhone 8 which, in itself, is heavier than both the iPhone 7 and 6S and 6.

C'mon apple, if samsung can do it....

You can't believe?

It has wireless charging and has glass in place of aluminum.

Everybody knew the weight has been increased before the preorders went up
 
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