1. Beantool's Avatar
    I have the 64GB 8 Plus and especially after iOS 12 there is literally nothing wrong with the phone. I can’t imagine any of the phones released this year are THAT MUCH better than this phone. In benchmark scores it STILL blows any 2018 Android phone out of the water.

    I am on the AT&T Next program and can feasibly get any phone I want in January but I’m not sure I even want to. There’s a part of me that just wants to wait and see what is brought to the table next year. Plus I don’t know that I’m ready to give up Touch ID yet. But then there’s the part of me that always needs the latest and greatest.

    So my question is...is anyone else holding on to their 8 Plus this year and are COMPLETELY happy with that decision? And what led you to that decision?
    12-02-2018 11:50 PM
  2. calebt's Avatar
    I've 6 lines on my AT&T family plan 3 iPhone 8's one 8plus one 7 and my X. The 8 plus was my phone which I would still be using if my son didn't break his iPhone 6, I took advantage of a BOGO to get the X and a free 8 for my son.
    If I didn't have the X I most likely would of went from the 8plus to the XS or and XR which I really like the size of the XR. Will be looking at the XR's next release.

    With that said everyone in family is happy and not asking for upgrades this year.
    12-03-2018 05:47 AM
  3. cwbcpa's Avatar
    My wife and oldest daughter will be using the 8 Plus for at least another year. They love it and after trying my X and then my Max, have little interest in making a change. I don’t blame them. I love the Max, but the 8 Plus is a great phone and I miss Touch ID myself at times.
    12-03-2018 07:25 AM
  4. imwjl's Avatar
    Most of my users keeping an 8 Plus or 7 Plus seem to be doing it as a spending measure. I noticed things changed fast for some after they had hands on with the XR and Max.

    I happen to think all the models are great products but I get why some really want the all screen models or to always go for the best camera and video performance available.

    On keep or buy new, I was surprised to see two work associates move to a Pixel.
    12-03-2018 07:47 AM
  5. Lee_Bo's Avatar
    I'll be holding onto the 7+ a while longer. :-)
    12-03-2018 08:47 AM
  6. kataran's Avatar
    My GF has the project Red 8 plus with 256 storage I bought it for her as a future proof device. Hoping to get four more good years before it starts to show its age.
    12-03-2018 11:15 AM
  7. Beantool's Avatar
    I think a nice benchmark to go by when upgrading any iPhone is to wait until max battery capacity hits about 80%. If waiting is your thing, that is.
    12-03-2018 11:50 AM
  8. Annie_8plus's Avatar
    Yes absolutely! I am still thrilled with this phone, so I have no intention of giving it up soon. I just got back from an awesome cruise, and the photos I took with my 8 Plus are fabulous!
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    12-03-2018 12:07 PM
  9. Nelimungous's Avatar
    I am keeping my 8 plus as long as possible. No interest in a X. This device does everything I need and more. I see many friends swiping their butts off trying to get used to the X. I see their frustration.
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    12-03-2018 01:23 PM
  10. joemd60's Avatar
    Me, I just got it in September!
    12-03-2018 07:03 PM
  11. iwicked's Avatar
    I’m holding on to my 8plus. There’s nothing wrong with it and it’s still blazing fast. I’m super happy with the camera quality, especially for photography. Sometimes I just wish it wasn’t so heavy
    12-04-2018 06:34 AM
  12. wilber1's Avatar
    I’m holding on to my 8plus. There’s nothing wrong with it and it’s still blazing fast. I’m super happy with the camera quality, especially for photography. Sometimes I just wish it wasn’t so heavy
    Exactly! My feelings on my 8 Plus .
    12-04-2018 07:51 AM
  13. Jude526's Avatar
    Not upgrading. Love my 8+. Works just fine. Not ready to give up Touch ID. I also want a lower bill. Not higher. Apple is great with updates which impressed me. I find no issues like I had with Samsung. I do miss a few things Android offers but those are minor. A phone running well is important to me.
    kataran likes this.
    12-04-2018 11:03 AM
  14. w00cash1020's Avatar
    Oh I am sticking to mine. The new ones are way too overpriced and really dont give anything worth the money and the R is just like my 8 plus minus 3D touch and plus the bigger screen .
    12-06-2018 03:35 AM
  15. ksassy's Avatar
    I'll be holding onto the 7+ a while longer. :-)
    Same here! I just got a new $29 battery so I'm calling it a day for now.
    Today 09:06 PM

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