iPhone 8(+) X or 8+

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  1. Sebastian79 macrumors regular

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    I need to upgrade my phone. I have the 6+ & 5s (2 sims). I'm torn between the X and 8+
    Is it bad decision to grab the 8+ in 2018 considering that it is an old design? I can always wait for the new ones, but for some reason, I don't know if I'll be comfortable without the button...
     
  2. Closingracer macrumors 68040

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    Honestly I would buy an X and try it out. You'll have 14 days to use it and all you'll lose is around $35 for a restocking fee if there is one. Yeah you can try it in a store but to get used to the Ui specially with those gestures you'll need to see if you can get used to it.
     
  3. raqball macrumors 68000

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    This was also my concern but after having the X for a while I can tell you there is no way I'd ever go back to a home buttoned iPhone. Gestures are intuitive and it took me about a day to adjust. faceID works for me at about the same rate as touchID and it works with glasses on or off, contact in or out and with sunglasses on or off...

    Give the X a go and see unless you don't want to be out the restocking fee that is.
     
  4. Sebastian79 thread starter macrumors regular

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    Do you think it'll be worth waiting for the new phones?
     
  5. Closingracer macrumors 68040

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    Not really. You can always argue waiting but Tbh I got my iPhone 6 plus in March of 2015 and was happy with it. Only changed to the iPhone 7 in December of 2016 was because Sprint basically allowed me to get it on a new lease without finishing the other one.


    I currently have my Samsung Galaxy note 8 since launch but I would still get it now instead of waiting until September. If you need a phone just get one. Specially with Apple you'll be fine for the life of it unless you're one of those who keeps them until they literally die on you.
     
  6. raqball macrumors 68000

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    Are you interested in an X Plus? If so then maybe but that's not until Sept announcement and Oct launch which could be a 7 month, or longer wait.. If you are not interested in the X Plus then I see no reason to wait..
     
  7. cmiller4642 macrumors regular

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    The X is worth it IMO for the OLED display, the better form factor, and the fact that it's probably going to be the centerpiece of iOS 12.

    If you're going through a carrier then the sticker shock won't be as bad because you'll just be paying a couple more dollars a month.
     
  8. rockitdog macrumors 68020

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    I’ve gone through a number of iPhone Xs and I’ve come across dust in the camera housing and almost all of them and the ones I didn’t have dust in the camera housing had bad OLED panels with yellowing problems. Thinking I’m about to try the 8 plus.
     
  9. raqball macrumors 68000

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    Wow, really? I am on X #1... No issues at all with mine. Haven't seen many reporting those issues so did you get all the replacements from the same store? Maybe they got a bad lot / batch or something.
     
  10. Closingracer macrumors 68040

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    It's very hard to go back to LCD panels once you see OLED. Seeing those OLED tvs at work makes me want to buy one but I just bought a Sony TV recently which is nice.
     
  11. raqball macrumors 68000

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    Yeah I dig OLED over LCD. I purchased an LG OLED 65" TV last year and absolutely love the thing, other than it's price... LOL
     
  12. cmiller4642 macrumors regular

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    I got an iPhone 8 Plus when I initially switched back from Android (S7 Edge), but I didn't like the LCD display on it.

    OLED is the only way to go IMO for anything. I'm hoping they release an OLED iPad soon.
     
  13. Closingracer macrumors 68040

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    The new Samsung micro LED tvs looks promising though. Since it's non organic material it should last longer. Might just wait for those or OLED will be mainstream by then.
     
  14. Closingracer macrumors 68040

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    I actually for some weird reason do like the iPad Pro 10.5 screen over the OLED Samsung tab S3 screen. But yeah I do hope for an OLED Ipad
     
  15. raqball macrumors 68000

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    Yeah they are pricey.. This is the one I got but I got it about 1K cheaper during a Black Friday Sale.

    http://www.lg.com/us/tvs/lg-OLED65G7P-oled-4k-tv

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  16. Closingracer macrumors 68040

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    So you spent $5,000 on a TV geeze. No thanks lol. They sell the B7 at Costco for $1,700. Almost in the range of my Sony X900E which is what I'm willing to spend on a TV
     
  17. raqball macrumors 68000

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    My last TV lasted 9 years and was a Pioneer Plasma. It was still working fine when I replaced it with the above but the screen burn in was getting bad, especially at the bottom where news tickers always appear.

    5K is nothing if it lasts me that long again..

    Apologies to the OP for derailing the thread...
     
  18. Closingracer macrumors 68040

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    Meh for me I rather not spend that much on a TV. Don't use it that much to invest that much into a TV
     
  19. bigjnyc macrumors 603

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    My experience has been different in terms of the OLED display on the iPhone X... I feel that it looks dull and quite frankly no different than their LCD displays. It could be just me but if you were to put an iPhone 8+ LCD display and an OLED display from the iPhone X in front of me I wouldn't be able to tell the difference. When Apple announced OLED displays were coming I was quite excited because I thought we were going to get brilliant looking displays that pop like the samsung and LG phones, but alas I was quite dissapointed

    That being said though everything else about the iPhone X is wonderful and to answer the OP's question I would definitely go with the X, I find that the previous style phones with home button look and feel very antiquated after getting used to the X
     
  20. CmdrLaForge macrumors 601

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    Never wanted an iPhoneX until I had one in my hand the other day. Now I am thinking of upgrading now. 4 month after release - not typical for me...
     
  21. noobinator macrumors 603

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    Go to a store. Hold them both. The answer will come to you quickly.
     
  22. Btrthnezr3 macrumors 6502a

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    I went 8+ initially because I was used to the larger screen AND size and I liked the dimensions of the plus over the X.
    However, I found my eye wandering and when I had a reason to switch (was with AT&T and they weren't fixing service issues in my area so I switched to Verizon), I ended up picking up a X. ZERO regrets.
    My 8+ was a great phone, but it just felt like a "new" 6S+ (which I had before my 8+). It's great for someone who can get it at a discount (I sold mine to a friend and she ended up with a good deal and I got money toward my X) or who isn't ready for the smaller screen or who might want better battery life.

    The Face ID worries that I had have proven unfounded and I don't miss the home button at all.
    Phone is a great size, screen is great, controls work flawlessly. I'm not mad I went 8+ to start with, but I realize now...The X is the phone I wanted all along.
     
  23. adamexdelux macrumors newbie

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    LCD ( Iphone 8 Plus) or OLED (IPhone X) ? Not size but quality . :)
     
  24. now i see it macrumors 68020

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    I recommend you read this thread if you're having doubts.

    https://forums.macrumors.com/threads/eye-strain-while-using-iphone-x.2085427/


    I can't look at an iPhone X screen for any amount of time without it giving me flicker induced eye stain. And once your eyes get sensitive to it, if they do, (from staring at the screen for a while) the pain is triggered almost the instant you start looking at it.

    In my opinion, for me personally, the OLED screen implementation on the iPhone X is a disaster and the worst screen Apple has ever used. The X is unusable for me.
     
  25. bigjnyc macrumors 603

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    have you tried turning on true tone? this might help as it gives the display a warmer more subdued tone.
     

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