Why get X instead of 8+?

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  1. macbook123 macrumors 68000

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    Trying to think of good reasons. I couldn't care less about the facial recognition and animoji stuff. Camera seems the same except the OIS on the tele lens. Everything else seems the same too except for the design and OLED screen. Anything I'm missing?
     
  2. rapicell macrumors regular

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    It's smaller form factor with a slightly larger screen. About it really
     
  3. BasicGreatGuy Contributor

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    Better screen, more real estate in smaller form factor, camera, and FaceID is a plus.
     
  4. LarryJoe33 macrumors 68000

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    For me, I was really contemplating getting the plus version next but really wasn’t looking forward to having that giant brick in my pocket. Now I get the bigger screen without the bulk.
     
  5. Falhófnir macrumors 68040

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    To be honest with you, I'd invert the question - the 8+ is so close in price that either going up to the X or down to the 7+ is a virtual no brainier...
     
  6. macbook123 thread starter macrumors 68000

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    With AppleCare+ it's $250 or 25% more expensive. That's significant. The screen size increase isn't really that much of an increase given the cut up space around the top can't be used for watching videos, etc.
     
  7. andyp350 macrumors 6502a

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    I'm tempted to fall into this way of thinking. I mean if you have the upfront cash to pay 800 for the 8+ why not just pay a couple of hundred more and get the X
     
  8. BasicGreatGuy Contributor

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    Are you trying to convince yourself of a purchase? If so, that probably means you need to either research more ( including hands on) or get a different product.
     
  9. ET iPhone Home macrumors 68040

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    $250 is quite a bit of money. I tossed around the idea of getting an 8Plus, but I'm after a new design, so $250 (I know its crazy) is worth it for me to get something different. I have been for a new redesign all the way.
     
  10. Falhófnir macrumors 68040

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    Honestly I was set on getting an 8 before they hiked the prices, now as I say I'm between going for a 7+ or 256 X - my reasoning is that I'm not paying £950 for a 256 8, I'm not dropping down to 64gb storage, so either I'd just as well go hard or go home with the 'big bold new thing' or save the money and go for the 7 over the non-update that the 8 is. I like the glass back design, but not shelling out that much for it!
     
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    Mostly it's the size. For those of us who have wanted dual cameras without the Plus size, the iPhone X is the answer.

    It does look like you get a bit more camera on the iPhone X as well. DPReview says,
    "The rear camera is an improvement over the iPhone 8 Plus. The 12MP dual-cam comes with "larger and faster sensors", F1.8 and F2.4 apertures and optical image stabilization on both lenses which should particularly improve image quality of the tele lens in low light."

    The camera specs on the iPhone 8 Plus say the telephoto has f/2.8 vs f/2.4 on the X and "optical image stabilization" vs the X's "dual optical image stabilization, six-element lens"

    We will have to wait and see if the X really offers a noticeable improvement in image quality vs the iPhone 8 Plus. I agree with DPReview that it will probably be meaningful for low light tele, but that you might be hard-pressed to see the difference in most other types of photos. Then there is also the difference in display quality, but at this point it's all relative. You can't get a bad display on an iOS device, but you can tell some displays are better than others if you compare them side by side. There is also true-tone in the X.

    As far as other reasons to choose model X? I like the absence of the home button. TouchID often fails for me when my fingers are wet and of course when I'm wearing gloves. Maybe FaceID will work better, but I certainly wouldn't choose the X for that reason alone. That said the Animoji look fun and my kids will love them. On the other hand they will always want to play with my iPhone X instead of their old 30-pin iPad 3. :p

    Sean
     
  13. CooKieMoNs7eR macrumors 68000

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    Soooo only difference between the 8 and X is the screen and home button, literally everything else is the same.
     
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    The main reason to get it is to show off that you spent $1000+ on a phone. Otherwise you are better off letting Apple work out the kinks in this version and getting next years iPhone which will run smoother and have the edge to edge screen.
     
  16. Mystro macrumors 6502

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    Screen resolution if huge to me. That should have been on the 8 as well. We will see how it compares to the Galaxy as it is by far the best screen our there.
     
  17. Goldfrapp macrumors 601

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    To prevent my gf from unlocking my iPhone with my finger while asleep
     
  18. ForumChick macrumors regular

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    Faceid is a con
     
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    It might end up being that way. For now, I will keep an open eye about it. If I decide I don't like it, I will definitely return it.
     
  20. sean000 macrumors 68000

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    Right... people are making a lot of assumptions without seeing how it stands up to real world use. That will come with time. I won't be surprised if FaceID gets off to a bumpy start, but I'm sure Apple will quickly smooth it out with software updates.

    It's really a nonissue to me. The things that excite me about the iPhone X are getting dual cameras and a larger display in a non-Plus form factor. If I have to trade TouchID for FaceID to get that, sign me up!
     
  21. joeblow7777 macrumors 603

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    I hope, for your sake, that you're kidding.

    But anyway, yeah, the form factor is the only major advantage in my opinion.

    I've never had an OLED display, so I won't feel like I'm missing anything by not having one. And FaceID and lack of a home button are actually minuses in my book.
     
  22. gui0312 macrumors 6502

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    Exactly. You could wait, get an X, if it’s not to,your liking, you can easily find an 8/8+ around this time. I think the 8 preorders will be down a lot this year.
     
  23. gadget123 macrumors 68020

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    People are saying different

    IPhone 8 won't sell well
    IPhone 8 will sell better as its cheaper

    We will soon find out.
     
  24. DNichter macrumors G3

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    Screen, smaller footprint, face ID. The screen and smaller footprint is reason enough to me.
     
  25. Macalway macrumors 68030

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    New design. Cooler (arguably).

    New....other things.
     

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