It sounds like what you want is an iPhone X+, and you might get your wish this year! I'm afraid you might have to accept the notch, but honestly it isn't that bad. I don't really notice it. I'm very happy with the X, because I've never wanted to carry a plus phone. --- Post Merged, Jan 11, 2018 --- I thought the iFixit teardown determined that the X has more battery than the 8+? From the teardown: "This phone is packing a 10.35 Wh (2716 mAh at 3.81 V) battery, just beating out the 10.28 Wh 8 Plus battery, but a drop in the bucket compared to the Galaxy Note8 with its 12.71 Wh behemoth." Of course they are in the same ballpark, but anyone's mileage may vary when it comes to how long a single charge can get you. I think it really comes down to the differences in display, home button or not, TouchID vs FaceID, and the slightly better camera specs on the X. Yes there is a difference in price as well, but the X is not much more of a stretch. I'm glad I bought the X, but as dazzling as OLED is I prefer LCD. I go back and forth between my X and my iPad Pro. Both have great displays, but the OLED has a bit of color shift in dark settings. Looks great in daylight or typical indoor lighting though. I would gladly buy an iPad with FaceID and no home button. Using the X feels more fluid, and it's often like there are no locks at all because FaceID just works without me having to touch or do anything (this is especially noticeable when launching secure apps that can leverage FaceID). Both the X and the 8+ beg to be held and used with two hands, but I feel I can more securely and comfortably operate the X with one hand. This is why it's important for people to try them both in the store. Handling them side by side you are usually drawn to one more than the other. That said, I spent a lot of time with my mother's 8+ and I don't think you can go wrong with either device.