1. Buckeye2009's Avatar
    I went from 7+ to X to 8plus, back to X, and now I am back on the 8plus. This time sticking to it. The X has a lot to love, but for me, I am hoping that there is an XL next year. I just can't quite give up Touch ID just yet. Face ID seems to be way less reliant then Touch ID for me which is weird because it seems that the people of the internet tend to disagree. Of the 2 X's I had, the screens where terrible. The 8Plus apple has had 4 years to perfect the LCD and its beautiful. I prefer it over the X. ITs has the same innards and insane battery life. Im good for a year or so.
    This is exactly what I did. I really wanted to like the X, but prefer the size of the 8plus.
    12-09-2017 08:16 PM
  2. Annie_8plus's Avatar
    I want to the larger size, the home button, and the touch ID rather than the Face ID. That made me nervous!
    12-09-2017 10:34 PM
  3. Raptor007's Avatar
    For me size is what mattered and keeping pretty much the same screen real estate. The cost savings will always be a factor that cannot be ignored and if size isn't a worry then I would go with what your wallet says.
    12-10-2017 09:35 AM
  4. ThrottleJohnny's Avatar
    I currently have iPhone 7 plus and iPhone X and I agree with you. Face ID is not reliable as touch ID for me. I might sell my iPhone X and get iPhone 8 plus.
    I did and I don’t regret it. Omg once you go back to Touch ID it’s like welcoming an old friend. It’s so much more reliable and convenient. Also, I love larger phones. The X was just too small and slippery for me
    12-10-2017 11:02 AM
  5. DEman19901's Avatar
    I went from a 7 Plus to the X. I absolutely love Face ID as Touch ID didn’t work consistently well for me. Face ID is virtually instant and I don’t even have to think about it really. The biggest benefit is having Face ID auto fill website user ID’s and passwords if you store them in Keychain. Touch ID would do the same, but required an extra step (touching the home button) which again only worked some of the time for me personally. The X is a more fluid experience for me.

    As far as the swipe gestures, I was already used to that approach with my iPad. I personally would love to see all physical buttons on the iPhone gone. Once you learn the different gestures, it becomes second nature, but it is a change with a slight learning curve.

    When I upgrade my phones, I always want something redesigned, new, etc. Everyone’s preference is different though, so people should choose what will work best for their own needs.
    Agreed on always wanting something redesigned. At the point, the 8 Plus is just an old phone. 3 years old to be exact since the design goes back to the 6 Plus.
    12-10-2017 02:26 PM
  6. ThrottleJohnny's Avatar
    An old phone with an A11 chip and Touch ID? I’ll take it!
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    12-11-2017 12:54 AM
  7. garyf33's Avatar
    When I went to upgrade I was all set on getting the Iphone X but after playing around with it a little and it not having the display zoom option I ended up with the 8 plus. I'm not sure why apple decided to remove the display zoom option from the X but hope it comes back in next years models.
    12-15-2017 07:05 AM
  8. SR45's Avatar
    Back and forth with the iPhone X and 8+ and finally decided on the 8+, because it’s wider giving me more content, and the keyboard which is slightly larger. I got the 256 GB version so the price would basically be the same as the iPhone X with 64 GB. Price was not an issue. Not to mention the ongoing teething problems with the iPhone X, decided to wait it out next year for a possible upgrade and a larger version.
    12-15-2017 07:47 AM
  9. tadpoles's Avatar
    There is still a lot to appreciate with the 8 Plus, not least of which is better battery life and a very mature iteration of the device. The X is new and the premium in price is mostly because it’s new and different (IMO). I like my X’s but if I had 2 x Pluses I’d like them too. In fact I miss my black 7 Plus just a bit. There was nothing wrong with it...at all.
    Last edited by tadpoles; 01-03-2018 at 03:16 AM.
    01-02-2018 07:47 PM
  10. TripleOne's Avatar
    There is still a lot to appreciate with the 8 Plus, not least of which is better battery life and a very mature iteration of the device. The is new and the premium in price is mostly because it’s new and different (IMO). I like my X’s but if I had 2 x Pluses I’d like them too. In fact I miss my black 7 Plus just a bit. There was nothing wrong with it...at all.
    Agreed! I plan on using my 7 Plus as my secondary device since it’s just sitting on the shelf.
    01-03-2018 12:37 AM
  11. Raptor007's Avatar
    Lately I have been eyeing my wife's 6S Plus and missing my 7Plus. I do enjoy FaceID, and the OLED display and I am considering replacing it with an 8Plus and waiting it out until the rumored XPlus arrives in the fall.
    02-17-2018 08:02 PM
  12. tadpoles's Avatar
    I have a newish 6s+ laying around (from work) and I may set it up just to use something different from my Xes.
    02-18-2018 09:04 AM
  13. EagleFox007's Avatar
    Face ID is the future and milestone set by Apple. If you look at the rumored upcoming iPhones, Touch ID is no longer there. I’m not even going to comment about the speed because the difference is only milliseconds. However, I can tell you about convenience. I fight it more convenient when using an App optimized for Face ID. Opening app is a lot quicker and easier. All you need to do is open the app and Face ID will open it right away without touching your phone again. For security, one example I can think of is no one can open your phone when you’re sleeping. Your eyes has to be open and looking at the phone. With Touch ID, someone can just rest the phone on your finger without you waking up. I know this because my kids always does this to me in the past.

    I’ve been a plus user since 6s plus. I don’t miss the big size screen at all. I really like the form factor of the iPhone X because it’s easy to hold in the hand. I’m not saying I will never go back to plus size in the future. I’m simply saying that changing from a plus to iPhone X size is not a big deal to me and didn’t have any issues at all. In fact, I like it so much now.

    But with the price that you mentioned, it’s hard to resist getting two 8 plus for only $200 each. We all have different needs and preferences. I’m just sharing you my opinion coming from a plus users for so many years.
    Last edited by EagleFox007; 02-18-2018 at 12:14 PM.
    02-18-2018 11:57 AM
  14. bgl321's Avatar
    But with the price that you mentioned, it’s hard to resist getting two 8 plus for only $200 each.
    Two 8 plus’s for $200 each... Where might I find this deal?
    02-18-2018 12:47 PM
  15. EagleFox007's Avatar
    Two 8 plus’s for $200 each... Where might I find this deal?
    Read his first post
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    02-18-2018 05:29 PM
  16. bgl321's Avatar
    Read his first post
    Duh, me . Thanks.
    02-18-2018 08:47 PM
  17. X0LARIUM's Avatar
    If anyone is wondering about the PWM and OLED issue - check out the MacRumors forum - there’s an 18 page (and counting) thread about the issue.
    Holy cow. Didn't see that coming.
    02-24-2018 11:18 PM
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