1. SugarMouth's Avatar
    So I went 8 Plus because:

    1. I lay my phone flat on my desk and wake it with an index fingure without picking it up.
    2. I mount my phone with a mount to my car that is too far away for Face ID to reliably work but touch ID works great.
    3. I am not a fan of the "notch". The notch brings a lack of refinement to the experience.
    4. Bezels don't bother me.
    5. I actually love the LCD panel of the 8 Plus.
    6. Additional screen real estate.
    7. Price.


    Thanks for tuning in.
    01-07-2018 09:46 PM
  2. Annie_8plus's Avatar
    Awesome reasons! Congratulations on your 8 Plus!
    01-07-2018 09:53 PM
  3. SparklyPickle's Avatar
    The X actually has more screen: 5'8" vs 5'5".
    01-07-2018 10:56 PM
  4. SugarMouth's Avatar
    The X actually has more screen: 5'8" vs 5'5".
    From Forbes:

    "That 5.8-inch display that’s billed as the largest on an iPhone? There’s actually a bit of marketing speak at work there. The iPhone X uses a narrower aspect ratio than the iPhone 8 Plus. This means letterbox pillars when watching 16:9 HD movies (or going full screen and living with the notch cut into the display by the TrueDepth camera). But the narrow aspect ratio means the 5.8-inch iPhone X display (which is measured diagonally) actually has a smaller area than the 5.5-inch iPhone 8 Plus.

    Including the notch, the iPhone X offers 12.97 square inches of display. Take the notch out and that becomes 12.49 square inches. Some will argue it’s actually a bit smaller than those numbers because of the display’s rounded corners. The iPhone 8 Plus display is 13.04 square inches. Again, not a big difference, but take that iPhone X “biggest display” claim with a grain of salt."
    01-07-2018 11:38 PM
  5. TripleOne's Avatar
    Congratulations on your 8 Plus!
    It’s a beast.
    01-08-2018 05:37 AM
  6. ksassy's Avatar
    Congrats! You chose the device that best meets your needs. Enjoy your 8 Plus!!
    01-08-2018 08:29 AM
  7. pr1nce's Avatar
    Enjoy your 8 plus!
    01-08-2018 09:23 AM
  8. BreakingKayfabe's Avatar
    From Forbes:

    "That 5.8-inch display that’s billed as the largest on an iPhone? There’s actually a bit of marketing speak at work there. The iPhone X uses a narrower aspect ratio than the iPhone 8 Plus. This means letterbox pillars when watching 16:9 HD movies (or going full screen and living with the notch cut into the display by the TrueDepth camera). But the narrow aspect ratio means the 5.8-inch iPhone X display (which is measured diagonally) actually has a smaller area than the 5.5-inch iPhone 8 Plus.

    Including the notch, the iPhone X offers 12.97 square inches of display. Take the notch out and that becomes 12.49 square inches. Some will argue it’s actually a bit smaller than those numbers because of the display’s rounded corners. The iPhone 8 Plus display is 13.04 square inches. Again, not a big difference, but take that iPhone X “biggest display” claim with a grain of salt."
    Seriously, I've said it on here before and I'll say it again, but watching HD video in landscape on the X is nothing short of garbage compared to any Plus-sized model iPhone. Letterboxing and creating bezels on the phone anyway constitutes as crap in my eyes.
    Jude526 and cwbcpa like this.
    01-08-2018 12:30 PM
  9. Gadgetgirl38's Avatar
    Congrats on the 8 plus. Got mine today and love it.
    mumfoau and Westiemom like this.
    01-08-2018 07:50 PM
  10. TripleOne's Avatar
    Congrats on the 8 plus. Got mine today and love it.
    I got mine yesterday, and it’s SUPERB!
    The build quality surprised me.
    Westiemom likes this.
    01-08-2018 09:46 PM
  11. vpblaze's Avatar
    Congrats!
    Battery life is another benefit to the 8 Plus.
    I haven’t had this kind of battery life in quite a few years. I can easily finish the day off at 50+% and that’s with 5-6 hours usage.
    Can’t find that kind of battery life elsewhere.
    01-08-2018 10:39 PM
  12. MaxSmarties's Avatar
    The X actually has more screen: 5'8" vs 5'5".
    Another marketing’s victim...
    A real 5.5” 16:9 screen is bigger than a 5.8” 19:9 screen
    01-09-2018 05:24 AM
  13. MaxSmarties's Avatar
    I bought mine a few days after launch and I couldn’t be happier about my purchase
    Annie_8plus and mumfoau like this.
    01-09-2018 05:25 AM
  14. TripleOne's Avatar
    I bought mine a few days after launch and I couldn’t be happier about my purchase
    I’m very happy with mine too. Loving the build quality, A11, camera, and battery life.
    01-09-2018 05:49 AM
  15. Jude526's Avatar
    I love mine as well. Awesome device
    Annie_8plus likes this.
    01-09-2018 08:48 AM
  16. MaxSmarties's Avatar
    I’m very happy with mine too. Loving the build quality, A11, camera, and battery life.
    Battery life is a game changer, comparing it to my previous iPhone 7.
    I was happy about the 7, that lasted all day long most of the times, but the 8 Plus is just much better.
    I usually ends up with 60% battery life at the end of the day, and I cant go lower than 20/30% even with intensive use.
    01-09-2018 09:07 AM
  17. firedept10's Avatar
    Congrats on your 8 Plus. You give some solid reasons.
    01-09-2018 09:45 AM
  18. Mr.Willie's Avatar
    8+ > X any day of the week.
    01-09-2018 11:49 AM
  19. anon(5630457)'s Avatar
    I really enjoyed the iPhone 8 Plus when I had it. I would've kept it, but I much prefer the smaller form factor of wide aspect ratio devices.
    01-09-2018 12:04 PM
  20. SugarMouth's Avatar
    I really enjoyed the iPhone 8 Plus when I had it. I would've kept it, but I much prefer the smaller form factor of wide aspect ratio devices.
    Out of curiosity why did you choose the 8 Plus instead of the 8 prior to going X if the smaller form factor was important? I assume the 8 Plus made you realize this?
    01-09-2018 12:16 PM
  21. tadpoles's Avatar
    The 8 Plus is a great phone and, had I been smarter, I would have gotten at least one instead of two X’s. Not too many apps, so far, use the expanded X’s display but we know that’ll change. Face ID isn’t better, IMO, just different. However, I believe we can be pretty confident that the X represents the future of the iPhone. That said, the 8 Plus rocks and I’ll prolly get one as yet another backups/toy. Last of a great design and all that.
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    01-09-2018 01:04 PM
  22. TripleOne's Avatar
    The 8 Plus is a great phone and, had I been smarter, I would have gotten at least one instead of two X’s. Not too many apps, so far, use the expanded X’s display but we know that’ll change. Face ID isn’t better, IMO, just different. However, I believe we can be pretty confident that the X represents the future of the iPhone. That said, the 8 Plus rocks and I’ll prolly get one as yet another backups/toy. Last of a great design and all that.
    That’s what I did, and I think I made the right choice. You basically get the best of both worlds. And as you said, it is the last of its design
    01-09-2018 05:32 PM
  23. tadpoles's Avatar
    What color 8 Plus did you go with?
    01-09-2018 06:17 PM
  24. TripleOne's Avatar
    What color 8 Plus did you go with?
    The same as my X, which is Space Grey.
    01-09-2018 06:41 PM
  25. tadpoles's Avatar
    Nice. SG is just sliq behind the glass.
    01-09-2018 07:18 PM
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