iPhone X Upgrading X to XR

Eggtastic

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Apple knows how to reel in a few people with doing this and knows those colors and slight increase in screen size will be enough. Kind of like when the product red phones come out. As someone who always sticks with space gray I checked the product red in stores and it was good looking. I can only imagine if they had the balls to release iphones with the iPod nano color scheme. People would flip (in a good way).

As others have said, once you throw a case on it, it won't matter and you are left with a worse screen and other "downgrades".
 

gelie

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Yea stick with the X. I never would have upgraded to the XsMax if I didn’t need the larger landscape.
 

m0sher

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The colors are nice but is negligible if your phone is in a case. If it’s not in a case then you would be mostly downgrading with some side grade and very minor upgrade. So not an upgrade persay.

Not worth it. :2cents:
 

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Resolution for one thing. The XR is barely over 720p. Also you go from an OLED screen down to LCD.
The Plus phones have had 1080p resolution always (2014). The X is sharper/higher PPI than the the Plus phones too.
I consider every LCD on the planet to be better then OLED. Can't stand these screens. And it is only sharper when you are a teen with 20/20 sight. Few people are, so why waster energy for a big resolution that isn't really needed? To feel good because you share in the tech spec race of android phones?
 

gelie

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I consider every LCD on the planet to be better then OLED. Can't stand these screens. And it is only sharper when you are a teen with 20/20 sight. Few people are, so why waster energy for a big resolution that isn't really needed? To feel good because you share in the tech spec race of android phones?
So your good to go with your “upgrade”
 

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No HDR display
No 3D Touch - not that this matters soon.
No telephoto / zoom lens

XR has 1792×828 resolution on LCD (326 PPI) vs the X with 2436×1125 resolution on a crisp OLED display at (458 PPI).

The XR has a Single 12-megapixel rear camera vs a Dual 12-megapixel lens on the X.
+ better modem
+ better CPU
+ better GPU
+ Dual SIM
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So your good to go with your “upgrade”
It's a big upgrade for me coming from an iPhone6+...

I just find it strange that people are so crazy about the ****** OLED screens. Never seen one that wasn't flickering like hell.
 

MichaelColley

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You can “go” from a X to a Xr, but don’t it’s a upgrade.
Definitely is an upgrade in my book. I was in high school dreaming of the days we would have 7nm processors in my computer... now they are on my phone. Its insane to think about.
 
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davedvdy

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I consider every LCD on the planet to be better then OLED. Can't stand these screens. And it is only sharper when you are a teen with 20/20 sight. Few people are, so why waster energy for a big resolution that isn't really needed? To feel good because you share in the tech spec race of android phones?
If you prefer LCD... then that may be a good reason. I prefer the contrast ratio on an OLED and I can definitely tell a difference in clarity even between my 6S+ and the X/Max. I'm in my 30's, so definitely not a teen.

The fact you can't even get true full HD on a device starting at $750 doesn't make sense to me.
To each their own though....those who get eye strain from OLED may love the XR.
 

gelie

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I still don't get what it would bring to the table. I have a hard time seeing the difference between 720p and 1080p on my 47" TV...
If that’s the case. Stay with a 7+. You won’t see any difference
 

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+ better modem
+ better CPU
+ better GPU
+ Dual SIM

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It's a big upgrade for me coming from an iPhone6+...

I just find it strange that people are so crazy about the ****** OLED screens. Never seen one that wasn't flickering like hell.
My original post said some upgrades too. I was asked which downgrades from the X.

The thread is X to XR not 6S to XR, of course that’s a huge upgrade for you from your 6S.
 
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XR also has a better camera, better speakers, stereo sound recording in videos, better CPU, GPU, bigger screen, LCD won't have burn-in in the long run, better battery life, better selfie camera, etc.

It's an upgrade, not a downgrade.
 

kre62

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I have perfect vision and am very picky with screens. And that is why OLED is a no for me. People talk about PPi on OLED but they dont mention that OLEDs are PENTILE and are missing up to 1/3 of the subpixels, making their true pixel count much lower. Add in flickering and tons of panel variation color wise and its a tech that isnt ready for prime time.

OLED is a huge downgrade from LCD. XR is the best phone Apple has right now.
 

m0sher

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XR also has a better camera, better speakers, stereo sound recording in videos, better CPU, GPU, bigger screen, LCD won't have burn-in in the long run, better battery life, better selfie camera, etc.

It's an upgrade, not a downgrade.
Don’t spread rumors but after a year there has been NO burn in issues, in fact got praised, so they did an amazing job with their OLED screens not having burn in, sorry.
 
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D.T.

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It's really kind of a side-grade that really depends on some subjective criteria. XR internals are a bit better, overall display experience is incredibly subjective (i.e., LCD vs. OLED), XR loses 3DT, XR single camera is slightly improved but lacks 2 camera system, different form factors ,X is smaller but potentially more information density in apps (due to res/ppi).

It's not a consideration for me as a current X owner. Actually skipping this cycle since I want to stay with the smaller FF and the X>XS isn't compelling enough to worry about.

We __are__ getting new Apple Watches though :D
 

Macalway

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The good thing about it is we have XR as an option, for those who are not fond of OLED (not me). I'm going to give my Max the reading test. If I get discomfort, I will get a XR. They look pretty good, btw.

The funny thing about it all, is I never read a book on my X (that I lost), but with all this talk, i'm sort of curious.
 
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