iPhone X Upgrade from iPhone 6. Is X still good choice in 2019?

Szymanow

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I bought iPhone 6 just after it release in 2014. After years it started to be really slow, i got problems with touch on my screen and battery is bad and unreliable. I got good opportunity to get new iPhone X. I don't know if i should get it or pay extra 450$ for XS (or just wait for next model). I want my phone to last minimum next 2 new models of iPhone (2019 and 2020). Will this choice (X) is ok? I know that after iPhone 6 everything newer will be better but if am making choice i want to be sure that I choose best value option.
 

StaceyMJ86

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I bought iPhone 6 just after it release in 2014. After years it started to be really slow, i got problems with touch on my screen and battery is bad and unreliable. I got good opportunity to get new iPhone X. I don't know if i should get it or pay extra 450$ for XS (or just wait for next model). I want my phone to last minimum next 2 new models of iPhone (2019 and 2020). Will this choice (X) is ok? I know that after iPhone 6 everything newer will be better but if am making choice i want to be sure that I choose best value option.
I have a X purchased on 11/3/17, and it’s still fast, and has not disappointed me 14 months later. I did have my device replaced a month ago when the battery was botched during Apple’s battery replacement program they had. The X is definitely a device that will last beyond 2020, and out performs many new phones on the market now.
 
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Szymanow

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I have a X purchased on 11/3/17, and it’s still fast, and has not disappointed me 14 months later. I did have my device replaced a month ago when the battery was botched during Apple’s battery replacement program they had. The X is definitely a device that will last beyond 2020, and out performs many new phones on the market now.
Thank you, what about battery? Can it still go through full day with moderate usage?
 

Trifectas

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Thank you, what about battery? Can it still go through full day with moderate usage?
If you want battery life, get the XR. I just got it yesterday and it’s battery life is amazing. You won’t notice the bezels whilst using the phone. (I have a black one) It is a little big though, so i’m gonna try the phone out for a month and if I can’t adjust to the size of the phone. I’ll be trading it for a XS
 

StaceyMJ86

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Thank you, what about battery? Can it still go through full day with moderate usage?
With a new battery yes. Mind you the device I had before having it replaced gave me almost all day battery life with moderate usage. I would take it off the charger at 7:15am and put it back on at 8:30pm and have 25-30% battery left.
 

Knowlege Bomb

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The X on iOS 12 is an absolute beast and will be more than fine for the next few years. I'm actually still kicking myself for trading it in and getting a XS.
 

BugeyeSTI

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I upgraded from the 6S to the X over a year ago and couldn’t be more satisfied with the device. It has been flawless with excellent battery life and I love the lack of home button and the new gestures. With my usage I can easily get two days before needing to charge and battery capacity is still indicating 97% so the battery is wearing well.
 

ggibson913

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My assumption is that you are purchasing this from a private seller? I would be a little nervous as I don't think you would be able to warranty the device. I am not sure if Square Trade or another company would do it. I am not saying the person would be out to get you, but, you may not know how the phone was treated. If you are purchasing from a carrier, no problem, go for it.
 
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pdp1

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Not saying the X isn't an acceptable choice, but I purposely upgraded from the 6 to the XR instead of an X just because I wanted the A12 chip, anticipating that it will last at least a year longer, maybe more, than the X in terms of long term usability/performance. The caveat is that I plan on keeping this phone for at least 3 years, likely longer... it's a moot point if you don't plan on keeping this phone for more than 2 or 3 years as I'm pretty sure the A11 can keep up with the A12 for that long.
 
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Relentless Power

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I bought iPhone 6 just after it release in 2014. After years it started to be really slow, i got problems with touch on my screen and battery is bad and unreliable. I got good opportunity to get new iPhone X. I don't know if i should get it or pay extra 450$ for XS (or just wait for next model). I want my phone to last minimum next 2 new models of iPhone (2019 and 2020). Will this choice (X) is ok? I know that after iPhone 6 everything newer will be better but if am making choice i want to be sure that I choose best value option.
In your case, I don’t think you need the newest iPhone. The 2017 iPhone X should serve your needs perfectly fine. The performance with iOS 12 is on par, the A11 bionic processor is more than sufficient for years ahead of iOS updates.
 

Szymanow

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Thank you for your replies, i think that Xs is not good option for me. I honestly wasn't thinking about Xr but i think i will consider it for a while because it will be almost the same price (i could have 128GB Xr in 64GB X price oraz 64GB Xr 35$ cheaper). I don't care about design because i will use case anyway, i am only thinking about thicker bezels on Xr. Will it be annoying for me. I was also never using 3d touch and OLED display so I can't tell if this something what i need. However i have read many positive opinions about both. In Xr advantage is much better A12 chip (Or i think it is MUCH better) and probably better camera. Still some doubts but i think my decision is heading in right direction.
 

Relentless Power

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Thank you for your replies, i think that Xs is not good option for me. I honestly wasn't thinking about Xr but i think i will consider it for a while because it will be almost the same price (i could have 128GB Xr in 64GB X price oraz 64GB Xr 35$ cheaper). I don't care about design because i will use case anyway, i am only thinking about thicker bezels on Xr. Will it be annoying for me. I was also never using 3d touch and OLED display so I can't tell if this something what i need. However i have read many positive opinions about both. In Xr advantage is much better A12 chip (Or i think it is MUCH better) and probably better camera. Still some doubts but i think my decision is heading in right direction.
I mean, to me, I don’t think the bezels on the XR really should be a consideration for your purchase. Yes, there are some bezels apparent, but it’s nothing like what the iPhones used to be, and I don’t think really anyone outside this forum mentions anything of the bezels at all. But as far between the processor between the A11 and A12, you probably wouldn’t notice the difference in speed either.
 
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Totally

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I just went from an SE to a used X recently. Definitely think it's a good choice. Its a great phone, it's a huge upgrade from what I came from. I like it a lot and I think they can be picked up for what I consider a reasonable price now for a phone if you buy it used.

I didn't choose the XR which is a similar (but a little higher) price point to a used X. Money wasn't the issue. The XR is just too big. Apple should have made the XR the same size as the X.
 

pdp1

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Thank you for your replies, i think that Xs is not good option for me. I honestly wasn't thinking about Xr but i think i will consider it for a while because it will be almost the same price (i could have 128GB Xr in 64GB X price oraz 64GB Xr 35$ cheaper). I don't care about design because i will use case anyway, i am only thinking about thicker bezels on Xr. Will it be annoying for me. I was also never using 3d touch and OLED display so I can't tell if this something what i need. However i have read many positive opinions about both. In Xr advantage is much better A12 chip (Or i think it is MUCH better) and probably better camera. Still some doubts but i think my decision is heading in right direction.
I mean, to me, I don’t think the bezels on the XR really should be a consideration for your purchase. Yes, there are some bezels apparent, but it’s nothing like what the iPhones used to be, and I don’t think really anyone outside this forum mentions anything of the bezels at all. But as far between the processor between the A11 and A12, you probably wouldn’t notice the difference in speed either.
I agree with Relentless Power, don't use the bezels as a main factor to decide between X and Xr, while there is a difference if you look closely and have them side by side, the difference is small and in everyday use you'll be hard pressed to notice, especially if you have a case which will "add" to the bezel thickness anyway. When out and about and seeing other people's X/Xs, Xs MAX, and Xr, I find myself having a very hard time determining which one they're using. I focused more on overall size and processor (as I mentioned in a previous post) when making my decision. My decision on the Xr, instead of the X, was solely based on the desire for the A12 chip, as well as resolving that I could live with the Xr's larger size.
 
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