My proposition is this. The iPhone 8 Plus is the best phone ever made. No stupid ugly notch. 16:9 aspect ratio, like all TV shows, all movies, and everything on YouTube. Big screen. (Not as tall as X/Xs/Xs Max, but when you continuously scroll, you look at the top of the screen, not the bottom. Extra screen length is useless in vertical mode.) LCD with no PWM. (Meaning no eye strain for those of us sensitive folks who use the phone in the dark for long periods and need to dim the screen below 50% to perhaps 10%.) LCD on iPhone 8 Plus is as good as OLED. (Well that's my opinion. I put them side-by-side and I can't tell the difference. And if there is a difference, it's so slight that it makes no material difference.) 401 ppi. Perfect. (326 ppi on the XR is fuzzy and acceptable. "Liquid LCD" is a con by Apple. Put an iPhone 7 Plus next to an iPhone 7 and you'll see the difference. I'm not going back to iPhone 4 resolution.) Great battery life. (Apparently in theory the XR will be better, but that may be because of the lousy screen.) Home button. (Okay, not that important.) Touch ID. (Works every time, in any light, no matter what my facial condition or angle is, such as bleary-eyed and sideways on a pillow in the morning. And Touch ID is super fast. Doesn't work when finger is wet, but that's no big deal for 99% of people 99% of the time.) No intervening screen to swipe away after using Touch ID. 3D Touch. (Not on the XR. C'mon Apple, it's really useful for quick shortcuts into apps.) Two cameras for 2X optical zoom. (Not on the XR.) Battery percentage on the main screen. (Yes!) Fast processor. (I compared the iPhone 8 Plus with the XS Max. Speed is the same except for a split second or a full second here or there, but nothing significant.) No connectivity issues. (None, nada, zero, zilch.) Price is not insane. And finally bezels. (Yes bezels. Get the white version and you can see your phone on a dark background. I got the black bezels. Big mistake. I keep leaving my phone in the car because I can't see it, even with a white case.) So I'm sticking with the best phone ever made. I love my iPhone 8 Plus.