• 00Days
  • 00Hours
  • 00Mins
  • 00Secs
Check out the best deals!
  1. donnation's Avatar
    And while I like the X a lot, I think I'm going to stick with the 8 Plus. The only actually thing I like about the X more than the 8 Plus is the screen. Battery life is better not the 8 Plus, the size is better for me (something I couldn't believe how much I missed until I picked the 8 Plus back up). Also, while its not a dealbreaker, I much prefer Touch ID over Face ID. Touch ID is so much more convenient and just works better imo.

    Anyway, just thought I'd share. I still really like the X but I think the 8 Plus is just a better fit for me. If they come out with an X Plus this fall I'm all in, but until then I'm going to stay with the 8 Plus.
    02-04-2018 12:00 PM
  2. calebt's Avatar
    I thanks for sharing, I picked up the X today, but hanging on to my 8 plus just in case. So far I liked the small form factor of the X better, battery is a non issue for me I'm always by a charging spot if needed. Screens look good on both devices to me. Face id will take a little getting used to.
    02-04-2018 06:10 PM
  3. Redx's Avatar
    I don't want touch id to go away like some say it will. I like to be able to unlock my phone when it's sitting on the table and not have to pick it up to face unlock. If they can have both that would be best.
    xanadome, akutch34 and General Tso like this.
    02-04-2018 07:15 PM
  4. TripleOne's Avatar
    Thanks for sharing!
    I enjoy both the 8 Plus and the X.
    02-04-2018 07:26 PM
  5. Just_Me_D's Avatar
    And while I like the X a lot, I think I'm going to stick with the 8 Plus. The only actually thing I like about the X more than the 8 Plus is the screen. Battery life is better not the 8 Plus, the size is better for me (something I couldn't believe how much I missed until I picked the 8 Plus back up). Also, while its not a dealbreaker, I much prefer Touch ID over Face ID. Touch ID is so much more convenient and just works better imo.

    Anyway, just thought I'd share. I still really like the X but I think the 8 Plus is just a better fit for me. If they come out with an X Plus this fall I'm all in, but until then I'm going to stay with the 8 Plus.
    I keep saying I'm going to put my SIM card back into my iPhone 8 and start using it for a while, but I've yet to do it. I'm sure I will at some point. Anyway, if you feel like the iPhone 8 Plus is the better of the two for you at this time, go for it! You can always switch back and forth when you fell like it....
    Last edited by Just_Me_D; 02-06-2018 at 11:40 AM.
    aximtreo likes this.
    02-04-2018 07:52 PM
  6. Cladster's Avatar
    I have been testing both for the last week, still can't get used to the plus size in the pocket, call quality seems better on the X, i prefer FID too but not as good in a car, I get more failures with TID.
    Screen is great on the 8 plus no qualms there and side by side noticeably bigger, battery excellent, just as fast/smooth.
    It's just the form factor with the X and all the extra features that make it worth while.

    I can sell the 8 plus 256GB and make $230 or keep it and sell the X 64GB and make $400.

    The 8 plus i got was only 10 days and a real steal, offered it to my wife but she's happy with her 6S plus.

    Tough descision need a poll lol.
    02-04-2018 10:20 PM
  7. Cladster's Avatar
    ps this should be a good thread if doesn't turn into a war like on MR threads.

    I think it really comes down to if you like the bigger phone/screen and TID v smaller form factor and FID with supposedly a bit better camera, to the layman/girl the screens are similar, i showed my non techy wife the same thing on both and she picked the 8 plus
    02-04-2018 10:25 PM
  8. Cladster's Avatar
    I don't want touch id to go away like some say it will. I like to be able to unlock my phone when it's sitting on the table and not have to pick it up to face unlock. If they can have both that would be best
    I can see that would annoy some people, i use mine on a desktop charger mostly which is great you can just tap to see, then swipe and when it opens will stay open if you want.
    02-04-2018 10:28 PM
  9. MaxSmarties's Avatar
    Yesterday I was close to make the swap but... after playing with the X for a while I decided to keep my 8 Plus.
    Don’t get me wrong, I love the iPhone X. But I still prefer the 16:9 form factor.
    Look at the pictures below.
    vpblaze and dazzlingirl like this.
    02-05-2018 01:28 AM
  10. MaxSmarties's Avatar
    On the homepage of a mobile version of a website the X is just fine. A little more content (one single row) and a not too cramped font size.Starting using my 8 Plus again and shelved the X-c9ead371-adf3-49b3-9d75-2f1cc40d6163.jpegStarting using my 8 Plus again and shelved the X-171a70be-75e8-4020-a9a9-66de928ba299.jpeg
    aximtreo and rdmedina7 like this.
    02-05-2018 01:29 AM
  11. MaxSmarties's Avatar
    If you actually enter the article the form factor start making the difference. Font size and narrow lines... still not a big issue, but I prefer the 8 Plus.
    Starting using my 8 Plus again and shelved the X-5745236c-61b6-4be0-8f8f-9e3d7ddb174f.jpegStarting using my 8 Plus again and shelved the X-1db52aa9-cfb3-4cbd-a29e-021c25a72bb3.jpeg
    02-05-2018 01:31 AM
  12. MaxSmarties's Avatar
    When you start typing the difference is huge... I just love the iPhone 8 Plus keyboard and find it way superior than the X’s
    Starting using my 8 Plus again and shelved the X-c3206f98-0463-4f94-934d-53bd7cc3bc21.jpegStarting using my 8 Plus again and shelved the X-104bb4d0-ce0c-4bd5-a6d0-4b0bfbe63ef0.jpeg
    jauhari likes this.
    02-05-2018 01:33 AM
  13. MaxSmarties's Avatar
    For every other aspect I think the X is superior, but in the end I’ll stick with the traditional format as long as I can (presumably next October).
    02-05-2018 01:39 AM
  14. Cladster's Avatar
    For every other aspect I think the X is superior, but in the end I’ll stick with the traditional format as long as I can (presumably next October).
    Yep those screen shots show the difference, if only the 8 plus was smaller in size with same size screen.
    02-05-2018 02:35 AM
  15. Sherry_B's Avatar
    I don't want touch id to go away like some say it will.
    That is the very reason I chose the 8 Plus. I'm comfortable with Touch ID, and I have no interest whatsoever in Face ID. I also prefer the larger phone even though I have small hands.

    I suppose in time I will end up needing a new phone. At that point I'll have to see what other options are available, but for right now I'm just going to enjoy my 8 Plus and not worry about it.
    vpblaze likes this.
    02-05-2018 04:52 AM
  16. Annie_8plus's Avatar
    I too prefer the Touch ID, and chose the 8+ accordingly! Nothing against the X.... but I figure that when I'm ready for a new phone... 2.5 years down the road, iPhone technology will have evolved even more. In the end, I'll trust Apple, as I always have!
    02-05-2018 08:00 AM
  17. piranhadonna's Avatar
    I just did my jump on demand from the X back to the 8 plus. I loved the X but I love the size of the 8 plus. I also couldn’t believe I would like the bigger phone, but I love it. Now if they come out with an X plus I will be getting me one that’s for sure!!!
    aximtreo and dazzlingirl like this.
    02-05-2018 09:10 AM
  18. Annie_8plus's Avatar
    ... I also couldn’t believe I would like the bigger phone, but I love it. Now if they come out with an X plus I will be getting me one that’s for sure!!!
    I know, right?
    02-05-2018 09:35 AM
  19. Cladster's Avatar
    I gave the 8 plus to my wife and will stick with the X, if i had a handbag instead of a pocket would be easier.
    Good upgrade for her from a 6S plus.
    02-05-2018 11:15 PM
  20. calebt's Avatar
    I gave the 8 plus to my wife and will stick with the X, if i had a handbag instead of a pocket would be easier.
    Good upgrade for her from a 6S plus.
    That's what I like about the X the small form factor fits in my front pocket nice. I hated pocketing the 8 plus in my back pocket, it wouldn't fit in my front comfortably.
    Cladster likes this.
    02-06-2018 04:37 AM
  21. aximtreo's Avatar
    I went ever further. Every time I looked at the X, I went into shock. All that money just lying there. Keep in mind, my true love is the Windows Phone but we all know the situation there.

    I ended up selling the X and going with a 6S Plus for 1/5 the investment. I didn't use the extra capabilities of the X. Feel better now;I think.
    libra89, RobertP1 and pkguy323 like this.
    02-06-2018 07:09 AM
  22. Ledsteplin's Avatar
    While I would like a few of the X features, I wouldn't like the screen size. The 5.5" screen with the 16:9 aspect ratio suits me and my needs. If the rumored 6.5" Xl comes along, I might like that. It would have roughly the same width as the Plus, just a little taller with no bezels. But the price will likely be out of my budget, after upgrading 3 phones last year. My Verizon bill is already outrageous enough. I'll get a new battery for my 6s Plus, regardless of what I do, and either use it as my daily driver, or get a new 8 Plus in September and use the 6s Plus on iOS 10.1.1 as a back up. That way I can keep the 32 bit apps I like and use. There's not really that much about the X that excites me. The animoji are cool. That's about it. FaceID is just ok. I like Touch ID ok as well. Either one is fine. iOS 12 should fine tune the OS if rumors are true. It may be 2 or 3 years before I go with an X style iPhone.
    wilber1 likes this.
    02-06-2018 07:52 AM
  23. Raptor007's Avatar
    I do feel the X has a much sharper screen and looks better but I miss the size of the plus models and I am considering getting an 8Plus and waiting to see if the fall brings a Plus model of the X series with a full sized 8Plus size just all screen. The aspect ratio has been tough to get used to.
    dazzlingirl likes this.
    02-08-2018 08:09 PM
  24. nikkisharif's Avatar
    Both are great devices. I don’t feel anyone can go wrong with any of the iPhone models. I use a 7 Plus, 8, & X and they all serve very different purposes, but I enjoy them all.
    Frehley, Just_Me_D and Annie_8plus like this.
    02-09-2018 08:13 AM
  25. Frehley's Avatar
    I upgraded last weekend and spent about an hour in the store comparing the X and the 8 Plus. Advantages to each phone, but in the end, I chose the 8 Plus.

    As Redx said above, I like the touch ID to unlock the phone if it is just laying on the table...and I prefer the larger screen size.

    You really can't go wrong with either...just a matter of personal preference.
    02-09-2018 03:50 PM
56 123

Similar Threads

  1. Replies: 26
    Last Post: 02-05-2018, 04:29 PM
  2. How can I add my own picture to my contacts page?
    By pikapipodcastfiles in forum iPhone
    Replies: 1
    Last Post: 02-04-2018, 11:40 AM
  3. Replies: 1
    Last Post: 02-04-2018, 07:24 AM
  4. Replies: 0
    Last Post: 02-03-2018, 02:30 PM
  5. Replies: 1
    Last Post: 02-03-2018, 12:00 PM
LINK TO POST COPIED TO CLIPBOARD