iPhone X Who else is still in love with their iPhone X ?

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by Mr.Bigglesworth, Jul 9, 2019.

  1. Mr.Bigglesworth macrumors regular


    Sep 9, 2016
    I cannot be the only one.

    I have a day 1 ( launch day ) iPhone X/256gb. This has become lesser of a phone and more of an asset/sidekick.

    Recently, I went to China and japan for visiting. This little device went from just an expensive pocket camera to a damn near life support system.

    It got me through all of japan at ease. Apple Maps is BRILLIANT. It wasn’t literally at pace with me while walking and navigating their complex streets, confusing transit system and keeping track of my money, steps walked, and all of the rest. The battery did not drain at all even though I was recording video, taking pictures extremely heavily while the navigation was still on. Heck, I was even FaceTiming everyone back home while the Navi was running and it remained nice and cool.

    Being over seas is what makes these iPhones shine. Mainly through iMessage. I was able to FaceTime audio/video everyone back home like If I was still in my house-no problem.

    I went over there with knowing absolutely nothing about anything and this little device carried me through the whole trip.

    I had friends there with android devices and of course 3/4 of them ran into the typical android freezing, random restarts etc despite them being the galaxy S10.

    My iPhone X has become my sidekick. But I am afraid that it will eventually slow down due to its lack of power. I really hope Apple starts to give these phones proper RAM.

    But anywho, who else is still in love with their X ?
  2. BugeyeSTI macrumors 68030


    Aug 19, 2017
    I have no problem with the performance of my X in the past year and seven months. I’ve had no hardware issues and very few software related bugs so all in all, the X has been a pleasure to use. Depending on what the new iPhone XI offers I may just hang on to the X for another year. I was on the fence about upgrading to the XS when it was released but I’m happy I didn’t..
  3. AlphaGuitarist, Jul 9, 2019
    Last edited: Jul 9, 2019

    AlphaGuitarist macrumors 6502a


    Nov 12, 2014
    I also have a launch day 256GB model. It's a great device and will soon become the phone that I've kept for the longest time since getting my first-ever cell phone back in the summer of 2000. I'll be sticking it out until the 2020 cycle, as I'm interested in the rumored 5G iPhone, as well as the return of Qualcomm modems. I had the battery replaced last November (currently at 98% capacity), so it should be good to go until September 2020. For the first time in years, I feel no need to upgrade. I would certainly LIKE to upgrade and, if I was an Android user, definitely would, but I chalk that up to shinyitis!
  4. Five_Oh macrumors regular


    Jan 7, 2017
    Flyover Country, USA
    Was this a dream or an advertisement you saw?

    I mean I like my X, but really....
  5. Kendo macrumors 68020

    Apr 4, 2011
    It is a great phone and one of the best "longevity" iPhones out there, the other being the 5 and the 6S in my opinion. After seeing rumors of the XI, I have no qualms with using this for one more year and waiting for a potentially redesigned 5.4" model with 5G.
  6. MisterSavage macrumors 6502a


    Nov 10, 2018
    I don't regret doing it but the X to XS jump was probably the most minor change I've experienced when upgrading phones. The iPhone X is a solid piece of tech.
  7. majkom macrumors 65816

    May 3, 2011
  8. bambooshots macrumors 65816


    Jul 25, 2013
    I like it, but not so much to be blinded to its faults and shortcomings.
  9. AustinIllini macrumors demi-goddess


    Oct 20, 2011
    Austin, TX
    Switched to Android from iPhone X when the Pixel 3 launched. Never again.

    iPhone XS Max. Never looking back. Would have kept the iPhone X if I hadn't sold it to pay for the Pixel
  10. dontwalkhand macrumors 603


    Jul 5, 2007
    Phoenix, AZ
    I’m keeping my X as well. It’s a solid device. I am going to go get it’s battery swapped out before the 17th, before it’s AppleCare is up.
  11. StaceyMJ86 macrumors 68000


    Sep 22, 2015
    Washington, DC
    I have the XS Max now, but held onto my X. My X was perfect in every way, except for the screen size. That’s the reason why I upgraded in March.
  12. jasoncordelle macrumors regular


    Jan 29, 2008
    Auckland NZ
    I recently gifted my X to my wife after upgrading to a Xs Max.

    I have to say, I still would be happy with my X - possibly even for another year or so, but see no reason to upgrade from the Xs Max for at least 2 years...and really there's not much difference between the Xs and X, if I am honest..
  13. 1rottenapple macrumors 68020


    Apr 21, 2004
    I can understand where OP is coming from. Traveling and having an unlocked phone is hugely important. Especially when you are in a foreign country and you cant speak the language. Google maps is huge for site seeing or orienting yourself in relation to your hotel and sites of interest. Of course researching stuff while you are on the trip, and communicating to your loved ones is also important. And the camera of course.

    Last year my dual sim max. I landed in Singapore. Turned on my 1gb data plan using the virtual sim, and used Grab (it’s like Uber) and we got to the hotel safely at 11pm at night.
  14. m0sher, Jul 9, 2019
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    m0sher macrumors 6502


    Mar 4, 2018
    I’m going on 2 years in Feb with my X and plan to keep it another 2 years until 5G and Qualcomm modems are implemented. ;)

    The X easily set the new standard for a few years with Face ID and full screen, minus notch for the FaceID housing.

    The A11 Bionic chip is still a powerhouse. Every year these chips keep getting better with sheer processing power, so a few years for an iPhone has no real affect.

    My apps opening a millisecond faster isn’t going to be noticed by my upgrading every year. I’ve been happy with the X’s speed to date.

    Receiving most current iOS software updates in a timely manner with at least 5 years of support makes it easy to hold onto longer. (iOS 13 will feel like a new phone in my hand).

    The X hit a lot of check marks when buying a phone, so easy to keep. :apple:

    IMO It was an overbuilt phone with quality parts for its 1st new design by Apple in a long time, which makes it a solid phone. Qualcomm modem to boot. :D
  15. Relentless Power macrumors Penryn

    Relentless Power

    Jul 12, 2016
    In love with an iPhone? No. Do I enjoy the Max for what it has to offer in terms of having a larger display/bigger battery and the camera? Yes.

    The one thing worth noting to me, is I’m indifferent to Apples OLED panels, as they could’ve used LCD on the Max, And I would’ve been perfectly fine with that. Strictly preference.
  16. Malcster macrumors 6502a

    Apr 26, 2005
    Bristol, UK
    The X is still a great handset and very capable.

    I skipped the XS and it's going to be a tough upgrade call this year, it'll easily be good enough until next years new model, and potentially longer than that.
  17. Menel macrumors 603


    Aug 4, 2011
    Already decided against upgrading this year. Skipping it. Nothing in the rumors remotely interesting.
  18. thejadedmonkey macrumors 604


    May 28, 2005
    My wife wanted to trade me her X for my SE after a few months of ownership. Now she wants to trade it to Apple for an XR so it'll be colorful.

    Me? I'm planning on taking my SE apart next weekend to fix it, so I don't have to get an Xx.

    I really hope they have something better ready for 2020.
  19. anitak1982 macrumors 6502


    Nov 10, 2017
    West Central Ohio
    Totally love my ipx and out of all the phones and devices I have ever owned, this is my favorite. It is beautiful and works flawlessly. I also am quite excited to nearly have this paid off. I may never be able to financially invest another $1000 in a phone so I am keeping this one as long as it works as well as it does. I only have this because it was a Christmas gift from my husband who told me if I returned it I would hurt his feelings. I enjoy this phone so much.
  20. Kendo macrumors 68020

    Apr 4, 2011
    The one thing I will say is that I am jealous of how fast Face ID is for the XS and XR. There is a slight delay in the X which I'm hoping iOS 13 will fix. Based on WWDC they said it will unlock 30% faster, but that means the XS/XR will open that much faster too!
  21. Ralfi macrumors 68030


    Dec 22, 2016
    It’s the best smartphone I’ve owned. It reached ideal dimensions for both form factor & screen size for a device I use in Portrait mode most of the time.

    It’s portable - fits comfortably in all my pockets, without being obtrusive when walking/sitting. Although, it could be lighter imo.

    It’s still as fast as any newer model iPhone, thanks largely to IOS. But it does need more RAM as Apps still refresh.

    I may consider the rumoured 5.4” next year, as the hardware/software upgrades may be worth it, & it’ll be even lighter, making it more portable. Although, if it’s too small, I won’t mind holding onto the X for another year or two.
  22. teknikal90 macrumors 68040


    Jan 28, 2008
    Vancouver, BC
    isn't that practically the XR?
  23. Nacho98 macrumors newbie

    Jul 11, 2019
    Same here, because at the end of the day they are more or less calibrated the same anyway. Same P3 gamut, same 6500K native whitepoint, etc. The underlying technology is just that - underlying technology, which only serves to support the calibration targets, which are the same on both LCD/OLED.

    While OLED blacks look nice, I find that I really dislike them in the sun. Staring at an OLED iPhone with a black wallpaper in the sun is just strange, because you're literally looking at the turned off display, and in the sun, you can really tell that that is what you are looking at - it's almost like you're inspecting for dust under the glass or something.
  24. sallenthornton macrumors regular

    Aug 31, 2014
    I absolutely loved mine. It is/was a great phone. I got a deal that I couldn’t pass up and upgraded to the Max. I have no regrets, but the X has a special place in my history of phones.

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