Upgrading from 6S to the X, a comparison

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  1. eye.surgeon, Nov 7, 2017
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    eye.surgeon macrumors 6502

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    I reluctantly upgraded from what I feel is the best iphone Apple made, the 6S, to the X. Some observations.

    I dislike facial recognition. For me it's slower, less reliable, and less convenient. I can't turn my X on lying on my desk. I have to either key in the passcode or pick it up for facial recognition to work. It won't work with my surgical mask on, I spend two days a week in the operating room. Won't work.

    It feels no faster than my 6S. I don't play games, but I have been using every app I commonly use as well as imessaging, email, and safari/chrome, and it feels no different.

    I love wireless charging but it's laughably ridiculous that a wireless charger is not included at this price point. Not even a fast charger, apple? Guess that trillion dollars stashed in Jersey isn't enough.

    The notch. Not a big deal for me.

    The screen is wonderful. Size and form factor is nice, but the screen ratio is odd.

    Animoji. I think it's fine but embarrassing that apple chose to highlight this as a major selling point of the phone. It's a teenage girls gimmick at best. Watching gray haired men on stage excited about it was head-scratching.

    All glass design is beautiful but I would prefer apple focus more on ruggedizing the phone and less on making it look like a museum piece.

    Overall, I kind of wish I kept my 6S. Gave it to my daughter.
     
  2. flat five macrumors 603

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    it will, however, work with your surgical gloves on whereas touchID won't..
    so, pick your poison ;)


    i'm going to go out on a limb here but...
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    i bet she'll trade you
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  3. hotsauce macrumors 6502a

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    That’s a true testament to Apple. A 3 year old phone is still relevant.
     
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    That's strange. They always tell patients ZERO cellphone use anywhere there is active medical equipment. What are you doing with a cellphone in the operating room?
     
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  7. eye.surgeon thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Because it's not 2005 any more.
     
  8. tonyy macrumors 6502a

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    Very fair and valid points. Everyone has different and unique situations whereas each phone isn’t a “one size fits all.”

    I have my issues with the X too, coming from the 7 Plus.
     
  9. BugeyeSTI macrumors 68030

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    I'm going to join the OP soon. Only difference is my trusty 6S is staying as a back up. I have nothing bad to say about my 6S, I'm just ready for something newer and different...
     
  10. Aydy macrumors 6502

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    Nitpicking here but the 6s was released on septembers end 2015 which makes it little over 2 years old. However it doesnt take away from what you were getting at imo
     
  11. Vundu macrumors 65816

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    I upgraded from a 6S also. Feels a lot faster and smoother to me just from navigating round iOS.

    My 6S was a great phone though.
     
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    Good summary. In the past it would have been a no brainier, and now I'm undecided between the 7 plus and X - the 7 plus just feels more intuitive to use .... another week..
     
  13. 12CTCT12 macrumors newbie

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    If you saw what my gloves look like after a case you wouldn’t want me touching your phone!
     
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    YouTube how to videos? (;
     
  15. Relentless Power macrumors Penryn

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    I also contemplated selling my iPhone 6s to Apples trade in program or retaining it. As of right now, I decided to keep my iPhone 6s Plus, being it really is a great iPhone and I always like to have a backup in case anything happens to my newest iPhone.
     
  16. BugeyeSTI macrumors 68030

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    The only negative with the 6S in my opinion is no OIS on the camera. If it had that, I possibly would use it for another year... Probably the best phone I’ve owned.
     
  17. Hal~9000 macrumors 68020

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    I plan on keeping my 6s until it no longer works :)

    It's a great phone which I'm completely happy with. I'll keep it on iOS 10.3.3 so I don't have to worry about any degraded performance (such as with iOS 11). The battery is still at 97.5% of its original capacity according to coconut, and simply get a battery replacement from Apple if it drops below 75% in the next 2-4 years.
     
  18. Swampthing Suspended

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    funny. perhaps you live with the Jetsons. here in 2017 i was in a car crash a couple weeks ago and they still prohibited cellphone usage. most airplanes still tell you to turn off cellphones too.

    i guess you are the leader of the pack forging ahead where no one else is yet allowed to...
     
  19. adrianlondon macrumors 65816

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    My 6S works great (imo) with iOS 11 .2.
     
  20. woodekm macrumors 65816

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    Yes, but Apples updates will do it in.........soon.
     
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    LOL everyone not scrubbed or circulating is always on their phones during OR procedures. If it’s a long case and your vitals are doing fine even the CRNA is playing on their iPhone. In the old days they were reading a book or a magazine so it’s nothing new. I can have to stand and wait for an hour for my part in the case. It’s soooo boring when you have seen the same cases for decades. I agree face ID is so annoying with a mask on, but coming from a 6s also, I love the phone.
    Oh and the no phone policy is just so you don’t record us talking about your naked body. Just kidding :D
     
  22. Super Xander macrumors regular

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    Trade your X to your daughter and get the 6S back. I also think she would be more happy with a X.
     

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