iPhone 8(+) Who has the 8 plus?!

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  1. nyy13251 macrumors member

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    I currently have a 6 that I have had since it was first released September 2014. I am ready for a change.
    The IPhone 7 & 8 doesn't really do it for me and I do not have interest in the X, but am leaning more and more towards the 8 plus.
    I am concerned that I will hate the size. I did have a 6 Plus for a month and I just think I wasn't ready at the time for a bigger phone. I recently played it one and it fit in my pocket and I was able to text with one hand. Maybe a little bit of a stretch trying to get the other side of the keyboard, but it wasn't that bad. I am excited for a bigger and better battery and I think the camera on the 8 plus is very good.

    I see a lot of the threads on the forum are about the X, so just wanted to hear from the 8 plus owners. From what I have read, there is not much of a difference between the 7+ and 8+, but coming from a regular 6, I am expecting that I will notice a lot of different things!
     
  2. DNichter macrumors G3

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    I don't have an 8, but I had a 7. If you are looking for a change, I would wait. The 8 is the same as the 7, which was the same as the 6. The only thing you are getting are speed and camera upgrades.
     
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  5. nyy13251 thread starter macrumors member

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    The 6.1 may be a little too big. It would be bigger than the plus right?

    I start grad school this summer so I am upgrading my 2008 MacBook to a MacBook Pro and upgrading my IPhone 6. Just not sure to what. I could wait another year or so but I am pretty bored with this phone. Battery isn't great (and I got a new battery last March), it freezes when message notification pops up so I cant click on that or swipe down, I just swipe up and go to Messenger App and occasionally freezes on the home screen so I have to lock the phone to get it back. I am in that "Grad School. New Me" mode. Upgrade and spend the $ (while I have it) before my life becomes school for the next 2.5 years. I am sure I could wait, but ideally, rather do it before. Have the phone through school with hopefully no issues and maybe upgrade in 3-4 years.
     
  6. Relentless Power macrumors Penryn

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    The main core differences between the iPhone 7 Plus and 8+ is True tone display, upgraded A11 Bionic processor, wireless charging capabilities, the camera has been enhanced on the iPhone 8 Plus and the glass backing.

    Being that you don't uograde very often, I would choose the iPhone 8 Plus as it will see iOS updates longer.
     
  7. joeblow7777 macrumors 603

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    I went from a 6 to an 8 Plus.
    I love it! I realize now that I should have been using a Plus all along. It doesn’t even feel big to me anymore, just normal.
     
  8. IowaLynn macrumors 65816

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    While looking at 7+ and 8+ the 8 has slightly smaller battery, not enough to be a factor, but why does it weigh more?
     
  9. Relentless Power macrumors Penryn

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    It weighs more due to the glass back, where as the 7+ uses anodized aluminum (Which is lighter). Also, the iPhone 8 also has the added wireless charging components to contribute to the weight.
     
  10. nyy13251 thread starter macrumors member

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    That's what I want to hear! lol. Someone who went from a 6 to a 8+ and loves it.


    Exactly. I don't upgrade. I try to keep my phone for a few years. I got the IPhone when it first came to Verizon. I think it was the 4 and I cannot remember if I got the 5. When I was younger, I always wanted the new, but now that I am older, I am more realistic. Now, Fall 2019, I am guessing the Iphone 9 and 9 + will come out and who knows what that will be like. Plus, the 8+ should continue to work well with the next few big IOS updates (12, 13 etc). I am more about the software. I enjoy that type of stuff so as long as that will work well on my phone, I will be happy. I didn't get ios11 on my 6. I probably won't.
     
  11. Newtons Apple macrumors Core

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    I have one and the only way you can know if the size is too much, is to go and try one. You can return in 14 days. I have been using plus size phones from the 6+ and my 8+ is by far my favorite. I have to do a good bit of typing and the Plus models have a great keyboard.
     
  12. Vermifuge macrumors 68000

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    I don’t have an 8+ but I’m coming from a 6+ the 6 plus was a great phone and served me well. But that 1gb of ram was becoming a serious bottle neck. The 8+ and the X both have 3gb ram (the 8 has 2gb) really makes the diffrence. Especially if you switch between apps a lot. Everyone’s use case is different but the 8+ should be a worth while upgrade based on the CPU and memory improvements alone.
     
  13. 1rottenapple macrumors 68020

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    I usually use voice messages when I can’t type. By passes the problem of my phone is too big to type on problem.
     
  14. Newtons Apple macrumors Core

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    I also use voice to text sometimes. My phone is never too big to type on. The non-Plus models are too small to type on.

    But everyone is different!
     
  15. madmin macrumors regular

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    same here
     
  16. jeremy h macrumors 6502

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    I've just bought an 8+ on Sunday. Was very impressed initially and happy with the extra real estate as I'm coming from a 5. The bigger size is great if it fits your hand but it does feel a bit fragile and slippy with the glass back so get a case straight away.

    But, it's going back tomorrow (after a day) - Bluetooth is just locked out - no devices show, and the normal fixes / resets don't make any difference. During the setup I allowed mine to update to the latest iOS 11.2.5 which I suspect might be the problem (there seems to be a lot of bluetooth issues reported online). YMMV and possibly I've got a lemon but I would check bluetooth works on yours straight away if you get one. For £800 these things should be trouble free out of the box...
     
  17. GomerBoy macrumors 6502

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    I upgraded from a 6 to an 8 Plus back in December and no regrets! The battery on this thing is amazing and I can always get through the whole day on one charge...with still around 40 percent left! It’s my favorite thing about the phone! Also love TrueTone! I look at any other older iPhone that doesn’t have it and the screen looks way blue.

    Couldn’t believe I waited this long to own a bigger phone. The iPhone 6 was nice, but I am loving this bigger screen and battery!

    I can never go back now to a regular iPhone! It will be onto an X Plus second gen in 2 years for me...
     
  18. Clogger Suspended

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    I upgraded to an X from the 6, unfortunately I didn't gel with the X so I was in the same situation as you. I thought a plus size model would be too big but I wanted something with a different form factor to my original 6.

    In the end after much personal debate I chose a new 7+, here's why:

    The 8+ does offer some extra features over the 7+ I certainly won't argue with that but for me the extra over the current pricing of a 7+ wasn't worth it for me. I have no interest in wireless charging which I think is the biggest feature over the the 7, everything else is quite minor. Ok the 8 is more power full but IMHO in real world use I doubt I would be able to tell the difference. (note I said I wouldn't be able to tell the difference :) )

    The big one for me was memory options. The current 8+ is either 64gb or 256GB. 64 is not enough and 256 is complete overkill for me, so I would be forced if choosing a 8+ to go for the 256 and pay over £900. With the 7+ you have the 128GB option which for me is the sweet spot and with the current pricing is not such a bad deal and it is still a power house of a device. Some users are even reporting that the 7+ performs certain tasks faster than 8+ although I think that will change when IOS is better optimised for the A11 chip on the 8+.

    Overall I am happy with my decision, the extra size does take some getting used, it can be used one handed but a lot tasks are easier 2 handed. The bigger screen is quite welcome, while out and about I would sometimes delay writing longer emails etc.. until back on my mac but I now find it's an easier task with the plus. I was expecting to find it awkward and possible return it but I think it's a keeper.
     
  19. nyy13251 thread starter macrumors member

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    That stinks! Do you plan on getting a new 8+?

    Will definitely have a case for it!
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    That makes sense. I don't know what I would do in terms of size. 64GB may be enough. Will have to look into it more. But you are right that 256 is insane. I have a 64GB now and have maybe 7GB left and I've had this since it came out.

    I would probably get 8+ just because I'm kind of treating myself as a "good luck in school" and want something that's still pretty new. Glad you like the plus size though! I played with a coworkers 6+ today. I can definitely do it one handed (to some extent). It may feel little more fragile, but hopefully I get used to it after a few weeks. I'm excited for the great battery, bigger screen and camera.
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    Awesome!! Happy to hear that! Especially about the battery!!
     
  20. fred98tj macrumors 6502

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    Biggest thing (to me) about the 8 Plus is that it’s a super heavy phone and after a while that becomes obvious and tiring to hold.
     
  21. joeblow7777 macrumors 603

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    I can't say that I agree with that, and again, I say this coming from a 6, which was one of the lightest iPhones. No offense, but I don't understand how anyone finds something that weights 200g tiring to hold.

    The funny thing is, it's only 30g heavier than the X, and the X actually feels heavier to me because it's denser/thicker.
     
  22. EdMan macrumors 6502

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    I had an 8+ that I upgraded to from a 6S. I also had a 6+ back in the day and ended up going back to the smaller phone. I just upgraded to the X last week as I just can’t get along with the Plus size phones. It was/is a great phone though. Feels very powerful and refined. Definitely the best iPhone of the 6/6S/7 design era phones. Just too big in the pocket and awkward for one handed use. I really wanted to like it. My wife still has hers and loves it. Give it a try and return it if you don’t like it.
     
  23. nyy13251 thread starter macrumors member

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    Is there a big difference in size between the plus and X?
     
  24. Vermifuge macrumors 68000

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    Physical dimensions the X is closer to a standard iPhone. But the screen is nearly as much display area as a Plus phone.
     
  25. nyy13251 thread starter macrumors member

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    I don't know why I'm not really considering the X. It's a nice phone but I don't feel ready for the whole screen and face ID. My coworker has it and I've played with it. It's nice so maybe I need to play with it some more. The size may be what I'm looking for but I don't know. Just doesn't appeal to me. Maybe because it's first generation. But I don't think that's a big deal. The new one that comes out will probably just be internal changes.
     

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