Like many others, I let the 8/8+ pre-order launch. I'm coming from a 7 and the 8 doesn't represent a worthwhile upgrade. I've always hated the size of the Plus. So, like many others, I'm sitting here with a few weeks to contemplate the X. I've watched as many hands-on videos as I can find, listened to as many vlogs as I can stomach, and read the reaction here and elsewhere. I'm still torn. I find that when I listen to others, I'm persuaded to stick with the 7. When I look at the X in action, I want it. I'm coming to the conclusion that it's about trade-offs. For the beautiful screen, the better camera and Face ID (which I personally think will be a huge improvement on Touch ID), I have to put up with the following: The Notch Vertically, the notch doesn't bother me at all. Blacking out the ears would have been great but it's fine as it is. Coming from the 7, the vertical X gives the biggest and best screen real estate (beating the Plus). In landscape mode, it's only a problem if I watch video in the incorrect aspect ratio, which I wouldn't do, so that's not a problem. The trade off here is surfing in landscape. The white bars either side of websites is hideous, even though the website itself would be bigger than on the 7. The 4.7" aspect ratio display for video I'm not a huge fan of having to put up with bars on the phone because it's not built or designed to be able to use the entire display. For a phone being marketed as 'all screen', it's not exactly consistent. Again, coming from the 7 this is less of an issue. The display is never going to be smaller than what I have now, it's just it won't be any bigger when watching video without it being cropped, either. I could cope with that if it wasn't for... The price This one is the kicker. Picking up the 64gb model (I don't need more) in Australia costs $1,569. Even when selling back the 7, that'll set me back over a grand. I hear lots of people saying it's not worth it and citing animojis (about which I couldn't care less), the same specs on the other models in lots of areas, but ultimately the X has a better screen and better camera. That's the reason why most of us upgrade when we do, and it's no different for the X. Coming from the 7, it represents a big upgrade. So I'm still torn. Who else is coming from a 7? What are your thoughts?