1. That70sGAdawg's Avatar
    I've had an X since November, but just bought 2 iPhone 8's (on a buy, one get one) because this may be the last iPhone with a home button & touch ID. The excessive swiping reminds me of what I didn't"t like about the first few years of iPhones. The swipe right to open was a wasted gesture. The speakers are 90% as good as the X, the OLED screen looks grainy and is never a true "white" color. The X is larger, heavier and I don't use a password, or portrait mode. I'll keep the X to switch back to occasionally (like when most apps finally catch up), but my daily phone has become the iPhone 8!
    tanknitrous likes this.
    02-25-2018 08:34 AM
  2. tadpoles's Avatar
    It took me a little bit to really prefer my Xes but now that I do I’ve gotten used to their...personalities. I like their gestures and the display, now that I’ve turned True Tone off. I still have a 6s and 6s+ for work and their sizes are not bad.

    Enjoy your phones.
    02-25-2018 09:39 AM
  3. tanknitrous's Avatar
    Been rocking the regular 8 for a couple weeks now and love it. Don't miss the X at all. The 8 works for me. Appreciate all the feedback. Onwards and upwards!
    nikkisharif and Cladster like this.
    03-03-2018 03:27 PM
  4. eyecrispy's Avatar
    I prefer gesture based devices so love the X. That said, I have def missed the Touch ID in some situations when I can’t be staring into the phone for faceid to unlock the device. No bezel wins for me.
    03-03-2018 09:32 PM
  5. nikkisharif's Avatar
    Been rocking the regular 8 for a couple weeks now and love it. Don't miss the X at all. The 8 works for me. Appreciate all the feedback. Onwards and upwards!
    That’s awesome! Glad you’re back to a device that you love.
    03-04-2018 02:29 PM
  6. gnirkatto's Avatar
    I will probably do that and go back to the 8 from the X.

    Although the X is by no means a bad phone, there are some reasons:

    It doesn't do enough for me in return to the huge premium over the 8.
    Yes, the screen gives you a "longer" view into certain websites etc, but in return, readability is not better, in many cases even worse than on the 8, as certain texts and images appear smaller on the X, due to its 18:9 screen format. Also, certain emails seem to get better formatted on the 8.
    The 8 gives me one row of icons less on the home screen, I can live with that.
    Videos which do not stretch across the entire screen look almost equally good/large on both phones, and if they stretch, there is the notch interfering on the X.
    I do not see a huge difference in LCD vs OLED, the 8's screen is excellent too, even when lying next each others, with the same things displayed.
    The camera on the X is better, however, the 8's camera is quite advanced, compared to the 7, not even speaking of the 6. Perfectly OK for me, in 8 out of 10 shooting situations.
    I ran into this "oh my god now I have to pick it up and look at it, rather than just pushing the home button" - situation many times, which was kinda annoying. FT works well, though.
    Even after some months of using the X, I'm still getting annoyed by this "swipe up and right - touch and hold -now you can flick up to close apps"-thing. It's such a relief to just double klick and flick up on the 8.
    The 8 is thinner, lighter, and still a tad shorter than the X, and gives me that cool feeling when touching & holding it, not so with the X (this is very subjective, of course!).

    All in all, to me, this does not justify a $300 or more premium.
    03-13-2018 09:27 AM
  7. anony_mouse's Avatar
    Apparently, the longer display of the X gives a more free feeling....
    You say "apparently" - did you find it to be true?
    03-13-2018 09:43 AM
  8. gnirkatto's Avatar
    You say "apparently" - did you find it to be true?
    And, like I also said, "....I got used back to the 8 rather quickly...". It's a matter of a few hours only, and you'll no longer notice. Unless you constantly switch between the 2 phones, like I've been doing it for too long now!
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    03-13-2018 09:52 AM
  9. anony_mouse's Avatar
    And, like I also said, "....I got used back to the 8 rather quickly...". It's a matter of a few hours only, and you'll no longer notice. Unless you constantly switch between the 2 phones, like I've been doing it for too long now!
    So overall, you find using the "longer" or "shorter" screen makes little difference... thanks, that's useful information!
    03-13-2018 10:28 AM
  10. lantzaut's Avatar
    Dislike the design of iPhone X and that is reason why go for iPhone 8, lol
    03-29-2018 05:48 AM
  11. sydneycooper1979's Avatar
    I just picked up an 8 yesterday and am trying to decide. I can’t quite put my finger on what bugs me about the X but something does. I’m going to take these two weeks to decide if I want to go back to the X or not. I am enjoying the 8 right now for sure.
    libra89 likes this.
    04-03-2018 12:19 PM
  12. Wildo6882's Avatar
    I just picked up an 8 yesterday and am trying to decide. I can’t quite put my finger on what bugs me about the X but something does. I’m going to take these two weeks to decide if I want to go back to the X or not. I am enjoying the 8 right now for sure.
    I'm the same way. There's just something about the X that I don't like. I can't quite put my finger on it. Best Buy has $150 off on the 256gb iP8+ so I'm thinking about jumping on that and riding that one out for a little bit until I see what Apple puts out later in the year. I never thought I'd actually miss my what seemed to be gigantic iPhone 6s+, but here I am...
    04-10-2018 10:20 AM
  13. bamf-hacker's Avatar
    to the OP... I have the 8, 8pius and the X. The keyboard on the 8 and X are similar, you will not have an issue switching. If you decide to go the plus then you will notice a significant difference.
    04-10-2018 10:56 AM
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