Other Which is better for iPhone x and iPhone 8?

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  1. formalxi macrumors newbie

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    Hi, everybody! I want to buy an iPhone, but I hesitate to buy an iPhone x or an iPhone8 plus. They should be reliable in terms of safety performance, but there are all kinds of bad information about them on the Internet, which makes it more difficult for me to choose. Can you give me some Suggestions?
     
  2. willmtaylor macrumors G3

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    I suggest using the forum search tool, as this exact question has been asked and answered many times already.
     
  3. aakshey macrumors 65816

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    Buy an iPhone X if you can afford it. Be happy.
     
  4. joeblow7777 macrumors 603

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    It depends on personal preference. I chose the 8 Plus because I prefer a home button and TouchID to swipes and FaceID, as well as preferring the wider display. Slightly better battery life is nice as well. Combined with the same processor and RAM as the X, the 8 Plus is really the better phone for me, but others feel the exact opposite.
     
  5. Newtons Apple macrumors Core

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    It really depends on if you want to have kids in the future.
     
  6. givemeanapple macrumors Demi-God

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    I wouldn't buy neither at this stage. The iPhone X is going to be removed from the line and the new models will become cheaper than the X was. Purchasing the 8 Plus means you would get an outdated phone in a few months aswell not to talk about the outdated design since 2014.
     
  7. willmtaylor macrumors G3

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    LOL. 8 outdated? What’s that make my 7 and my wife’s SE, which are both running smoothly and without issue? Ancient ancestors? :p
     
  8. givemeanapple macrumors Demi-God

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    Design wise yes it's outdated.
     
  9. willmtaylor macrumors G3

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    And you think the fall replacement for the 8 will be a complete redesign then?
     
  10. Ralfi macrumors 68020

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    What do you mean by "safety performance"?
    Design-wise, the 6-era iPhone is very primitive. Performance wise though, no issue.
     
  11. givemeanapple macrumors Demi-God

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    Tim Cook said "The smartphone design for the next decade" so yes I'm pretty sure all of the newer iPhones will come with the iPhone X design. The 8 design is outdated, clunky and dead.
     
  12. Parkin Pig macrumors 6502a

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    You do realise he was trying to sell it to you, don't you?

    Smartphones are thin oblong slabs with a screen. Cosmetically they are all so very similar - except of course the iPhone X which has a screen shape incompatible with any media ever produced anywhere in the world.

    Some phones have different size borders. Believe it or not, some people find they can get a more secure grip on the phone if they can wrap their fingers round without covering any of the screen.

    Clunky? Get a grip (see previous point)

    Dead? Yes, that's right - Apple haven't sold even one unit of the iPhone 8. Keep it credible.
     
  13. C DM macrumors Sandy Bridge

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    What do you mean by "safety performance"? What is it that makes you unsure which one might be better for you--what's important to you?
     
  14. Phone Junky macrumors 65816

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    You say there is "all kinds of bad information about them on the Internet" yet you're asking total strangers on a forum on the internet for suggestions???
     
  15. Relentless Power macrumors Penryn

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    I Think you’re being overly pedantic with your condescension. I _believe_with the OP is suggesting (Based in their wording) that there is a lot of varying websites that have published paid articles that may not tell the user everything they want to know (or) have varying information based off what one ‘Author’ posts, versus someone on a tech forum that will give them their personal opinion and view point(s) on why they make the suggestion about certain iPhone models similarly to the 8/X, (I.e likes/dislikes, other technical considerations, etc.)
     
  16. Phone Junky macrumors 65816

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    I guess you’re entitled to your opinion.
     
  17. Julienne macrumors member

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    I keep and use my phones for many years though. If I upgraded every year or two I might have gone with the X. There’s no doubt the smaller footprint of the X is more comfortable to carry around.
     
  18. aneftp macrumors 601

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    Seems like op is debating only iPhone X and iPhone 8 Plus?

    iPhone X is really a 5 inch iPhone

    iPhone 8 Plus is a true 5.5 inch iPhone.

    If they want smaller phone go for the X. If they want bigger screen iPhone to for the 8 Plus. Very simple. Spec wise. Both phones essentially the same otherwise. The 4.7 inch iPhone 8 has worst camera and less ram.

    The real battle will be the 6.1 inch iPhone X2 (5.6 inch true screen) vs the iPhone 8S plus (If apppe decides to have same form factor). Than i would go for the X2
     
  19. pika2000 macrumors 601

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    Can you wait until September? Then you can get a new iPhone with faster chip, the features of X, at cheaper price.

    The current X is an early adopter product, and the price shows it. The actual mass market flagship is the 8/8 plus (hence it got the product Red treatment, not the X). But if course they carry the “same” design as the previous 3 years of iPhones.

    If you can wait, wait.
    If you are financing the iPhone, just get the X. The monthly cost won’t be that much different.
    If you are paying in full, personally I would just get the 8/8 plus. But that’s me.
     
  20. joeblow7777 macrumors 603

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    What is it, a purse? Soooo last season! Lol.

    Who cares? You’re going to be seeing far more people carrying this phone design than that of the X and it’s successors for some years yet.
     
  21. Relentless Power macrumors Penryn

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    I don’t know that it’s more comfortable to carry around because of the additional weight with the iPhone X, as it does seemingly feel heavier because of the Ststainless bands and glass design. But it certainly is more comfortable to use one handed compared to the width of the iPhone 8 Plus.
     
  22. The-Real-Deal82 macrumors 604

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    They are essentially the same phone, one is cheaper than the other.
     
  23. russelljg macrumors member

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    If you want the bigger screen get the 8+, if you want something now get the 8+ (and pocket the difference), else wait to see what the next iteration of the ‘beta’ X brings.
     
  24. Ralfi, Apr 28, 2018
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    I don't get 'incompatible' error messages when attempting to play media on my X. :D

    I use a case that has zero protection on the sides of the phone & minimal protection on the top/bottom, so it's a near naked grip & don't suffer from screen coverage by hand.
     

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