iPhone X Thinking of upgrading my iPhone X to the iPhone XS...should I do it?

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by Hieveryone, Oct 12, 2018.

  1. Hieveryone macrumors 68040

    Apr 11, 2014
    I’ve got some money burnin a hole in my pocket and was thinking of splurging it on the iPhone XS.

    I am currently using the iPhone X running iOS 12.
  2. Europa13, Oct 12, 2018
    Last edited: Oct 12, 2018

    Europa13 macrumors 6502

    Feb 1, 2009
    I upgrade every year. It would cost about the same (in monthly payments) to keep the same phone for two years and then upgrade, so why not always have the newest one. I notice a big difference in the camera on the XS, especially low light photos. It’s the first phone I’ve had that I’m happy with the low light capabilities. The water resistance is improved and it’s faster. You’ll really notice the increased speed with the FaceID unlock.
  3. Hieveryone thread starter macrumors 68040

    Apr 11, 2014
    Can you please explain the cost thing?

    Like how it costs the same?
  4. BugeyeSTI macrumors 68030


    Aug 19, 2017
    What do your friends say? After all, aren’t you trying to impress them? They might look down on you if you only have a X.. At least that’s what you said in another thread you started..
  5. Europa13 macrumors 6502

    Feb 1, 2009
    I was referring to the monthly payments using the iPhone Upgade program. The payments are about $56 a month regardless if you keep the X or upgrade to an XS. You’ll have to pay tax twice rather ran once and you won’t have a two-year-old phone to sell at the end of the two years (worth about $400), but the monthly charge is the same.
  6. C DM macrumors Sandy Bridge

    Oct 17, 2011
    Ah, the old "money burning a hole in my pocket"...
  7. OTACORB macrumors 68000


    Jun 21, 2009
    Central, Louisiana
    I am really just not sure it's worth the upgrade at this point, but if you got the money and and can sell your iPhone X for a few dollars it could offset the cost to purchase. That is what many have done.
  8. mdesantis macrumors newbie

    Apr 25, 2018
    I went from a 256 X to a 512 XS and am happy to have my entire music and photo collections plus a good amount of free space for 4K video.

    Do it if you really care about a much better camera (mostly A12 powered HDR), 512 GB storage, Dual Sim or additional LTE bands. Getting the Max size or being on the iPhone Upgrade Program are also good reasons.

    Don’t do it if you are on Verizon because you’ll notice an inferior modem (Intel vs Qualcomm) or spend time in low signal areas on any carrier as the antenna design seems much worse with fringe signal.
  9. Jordan921 macrumors 601


    Jul 7, 2010
    Bay Area
  10. Ladybug macrumors 68000


    Apr 13, 2006
    I vote no, don’t do it. Use the money for something else you need or want, or save it ...no point buying another product that does the same exact thing as the one you already own imo.
  11. Relentless Power, Oct 13, 2018
    Last edited: Oct 13, 2018

    Relentless Power macrumors Penryn

    Relentless Power

    Jul 12, 2016
    Since you already own the iPhone X, what would compel you to upgrade to the iPhone XS? What do you like about it? Do you think it would offer _you_ that much of a difference spending XYZ amount of dollars for phone that is vastly similar? Those are the questions that you need to ask yourself, as your post doesn’t explain anything else besides asking ‘Do you think I should do it’?
  12. ke-iron macrumors 65816

    Aug 14, 2014
    I upgraded to other XS Max and it was worth it. To me the screen looks better and is smoother, the camera is much better.
  13. Newtons Apple macrumors Core

    Newtons Apple

    Mar 12, 2014
    Jacksonville, Florida
    It seems to have become a lost art.

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