Other XS & XS Max Reviews are out!

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Telling someone to do a ‘Google search’ really isn’t all that beneficial and is dismissive. You could post a few links for others to read in your thread description. I expect the reviews to be positive for both the XS/Max.

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Here is a link for others to read on the Verge review:

https://www.theverge.com/2018/9/18/...-xs-max-review-camera-processor-battery-price

Fair point, but many here have their favorite review sites and I’m not going to choose 1 over the hundreds of reviews that hit the street.

Also, I’m quite certain people will want to review more articles than just the 1 article you’ve posted...so they will end up googling reviews anyways.
 

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Also, I’m quite certain people will want to review more articles than just the 1 article you’ve poste...so they will end up googling reviews anyways.
I doubt that, because there’s actually two other threads with others posting cited reviews and YouTube videos of comparisons from other tech reviewer’s.

https://forums.macrumors.com/threads/iphone-xs-and-xs-max-unboxing-reviews.2139078/unread

https://forums.macrumors.com/threads/xs-xs-max-reviews.2138317/
 

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As I said in another thread, here you go, you never have to read or watch another iPhone review again.

- best iPhone ever
- price will be too much for many
- best performance on the market
- discuss whatever this year’s flashy new gimmick is
- discuss the one annoying thing that many people won’t like, and acknowledge that it is annoying, but say that it’s not a deal breaker (eg. Loss of headphone jack, or the notch)
- Bottom line: if you have last year’s model you don’t need to upgrade. If you have an older model you should.
 

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As I said in another thread, here you go, you never have to read or watch another iPhone review again.

- best iPhone ever
- price will be too much for many
- best performance on the market
- discuss whatever this year’s flashy new gimmick is
- discuss the one annoying thing that many people won’t like, and acknowledge that it is annoying, but say that it’s not a deal breaker (eg. Loss of headphone jack, or the notch)
- Bottom line: if you have last year’s model you don’t need to upgrade. If you have an older model you should.
Spot on!

Upgrading from my 6 Plus, it’s a huge one for me.
 

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joeblow7777

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Still trying to rationalise moving from an 8+ to a Xs Max.
If you need to rationalize it, maybe don't do it. Next year there will be an even better phone!
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Wow, that’s a huge jump. Must’ve been quite an experience on day one! :)
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It felt like getting a new car!

My other big jump was a 6 to my current 8+.
 
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I will be going from a 7 Plus to an Xs Max. I know that is not a tremendously big leap, but wonder how impressed I should be compared to what I currently have?
 

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If you need to rationalize it, maybe don't do it. Next year there will be an even better phone!
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It felt like getting a new car!

My other big jump was a 6 to my current 8+.

Ah! Well ye olde 'next years phone will be better' will keep me waiting for a phone forever. Seriously though, I wanted OLED last year and I got too involved in the notch hate and decided to skip it. I always get the s version of the iphone (the 8+ is the first time I haven't but doesn't count cause the X was out that year).

I don't personally believe the notch will disappear next year. It might potentially be smaller but I also don't think that's as likely as some are suggesting (although considering people obsess about design, Apple will have to do something that gives it a distinctive edge over the current versions).

I keep thinking we're at the point where smartphone are OP now. So it comes down to vanity in the look and feel. Pro motion, not fussed. 5G? My brain ain't working but would that require a new phone to support it?
 
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Ah! Well ye olde 'next years phone will be better' will keep me waiting for a phone forever.
I didn't mean it that way. I mean that if this year's phone doesn't feel like enough of an upgrade so you're on the fence, you might as well wait for next year when it will be a more substantial upgrade, so you'll probably feel better about committing. Better than buying a phone that you're not sure about and then realizing that next year's is the one you really wanted.
 
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I didn't mean it that way. I mean that if this year's phone doesn't feel like enough of an upgrade so you're on the fence, you might as well wait for next year when it will be a more substantial upgrade, so you'll probably feel better about committing. Better than buying a phone that you're not sure about and then realizing that next year's is the one you really wanted.


Yeah, this is the crux of why I'm undecided. Bigger screen and OLED however is what I wanted last year and I talked myself into waiting for the Xs because I knew there would be a plus version. I've always upgraded every 2 years regardless. But it's an 8+ and jumping to an X after a year is still a jump in terms of what I want. But you're right, there's got to be a reason why I'm holding back a little. I'm in no super rush. I have a habit of over thinking things too. Wish me luck, lol.
 

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Wow, that’s a huge jump. Must’ve been quite an experience on day one! :)
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I’m going from a 6 Plus to a XS Max, love the bigger form factor.
I think I will too. I'm torn but heavily leaning that way.
 
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Nice reviews. I think the XS and XS Max are cool. I don't feel having an X now it's a huge upgrade. Right now I'm thinking better camera and bigger are only pros over my X.
 

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Yeah, this is the crux of why I'm undecided. Bigger screen and OLED however is what I wanted last year and I talked myself into waiting for the Xs because I knew there would be a plus version. I've always upgraded every 2 years regardless. But it's an 8+ and jumping to an X after a year is still a jump in terms of what I want. But you're right, there's got to be a reason why I'm holding back a little. I'm in no super rush. I have a habit of over thinking things too. Wish me luck, lol.
Good luck! I think the problem is that the 8 Plus is still a really great phone. That's not a bad problem to have! :D
 
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I will be going from a 7 Plus to an Xs Max. I know that is not a tremendously big leap, but wonder how impressed I should be compared to what I currently have?
Exactly what I’m doing. Last year was the first year I did not upgrade. So glad I held off, because the larger screen is what I’ve wanted for a long time. Really happy Apple made the max version.
 
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