1. tanknitrous's Avatar
    So, I'm going on about 2 weeks with the X, and I can't sugarcoat this despite others' apparent happiness with it...I just don't like it. I hate Face ID. Touch ID is better, and I'm glad others seem to like it, but I don't. It's not that it fails a lot or anything, it's just not nearly as intuitive as Touch. Just my opinion.
    -The screen, very nice, but not WOW, I'll never see anything like this ever again good.
    -The size is nice, but, if you have a case on it, which, if you're smart you do, you can't reach the upper corners unless you have huge hands. Mine are pretty big, and I have to use 2, or readjust significantly to reach the top to swipe down.
    -Reachability...near worthless on here. Once you've perfected the motion down from the little home line thingy, you have to pay attention to do it every time.

    ...and I could go on. So, I think I'm going with a regular iPhone 8. My question is this, for anyone that did the same thing....the width of the keyboard as compared to the X....is it a huge difference? Thanks.
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    01-04-2018 02:38 PM
  2. Quis89's Avatar
    The longer I have my X, the more I realize that there is absolutely nothing on the X that I would miss if I went to an 8/8 Plus. That said, there is nothing about the X that I dislike enough to move down to an 8/8 Plus. Compared to my wife's 8, I don't think you'll notice a huge change in size. There are some sacrifices made with the X compared to the 8 Plus. I don't notice a large difference between the 8 and the X, personally.
    01-04-2018 03:13 PM
  3. Garz's Avatar
    No way I could got back to an 8. I unloaded my 8 right after I got the X and don’t miss the 8 one bit.
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    01-04-2018 04:58 PM
  4. TripleOne's Avatar
    I’m very happy with the X and would never go back down to the 8.
    I now use both my X and my old 7 Plus daily. I wouldn’t mind using the 8 or the 8 Plus alongside the X.
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    01-04-2018 05:53 PM
  5. gnirkatto's Avatar
    I tried my 8 today, after~2 weeks with the X. Have to say that I felt cramped for the first few hours, although, surprisingly, many sites and apps look smaller on the X when you compare them side by side. Apparently, the longer display of the X gives a more free feeling.... However, I got used back to the 8 rather quickly and there is certainly not a lot that the X brings to the table, considering the enormous price tag.
    I still don't know what to do, can't really find enough compelling reasons to talk me into keeping the X.... The best choice overall would be the 8 plus, imho, except size and weight.
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    01-04-2018 07:48 PM
  6. TripleOne's Avatar
    I tried my 8 today, after~2 weeks with the X. Have to say that I felt cramped for the first few hours, although, surprisingly, many sites and apps look smaller on the X when you compare them side by side. Apparently, the longer display of the X gives a more free feeling.... However, I got used back to the 8 rather quickly and there is certainly not a lot that the X brings to the table, considering the enormous price tag.
    I still don't know what to do, can't really find enough compelling reasons to talk me into keeping the X.... The best choice overall would be the 8 plus, imho, except size and weight.
    Why not use both?

    I’m using my X and my old 7 Plus. After using my 7 Plus again after two days, I forgot how much I love it. I’m now tempted to get the 8 Plus :P
    01-05-2018 07:20 AM
  7. msm0511's Avatar
    I'm not gonna say I couldn't go back to the 8/8 Plus. I could, but I wouldn't want to. It's mostly because the bezels more than anything else. They look almost claustrophobic after using both the X and S8+.
    01-06-2018 09:01 AM
  8. Just_Me_D's Avatar
    So, I'm going on about 2 weeks with the X, and I can't sugarcoat this despite others' apparent happiness with it...I just don't like it. I hate Face ID. Touch ID is better, and I'm glad others seem to like it, but I don't. It's not that it fails a lot or anything, it's just not nearly as intuitive as Touch. Just my opinion.
    -The screen, very nice, but not WOW, I'll never see anything like this ever again good.
    -The size is nice, but, if you have a case on it, which, if you're smart you do, you can't reach the upper corners unless you have huge hands. Mine are pretty big, and I have to use 2, or readjust significantly to reach the top to swipe down.
    -Reachability...near worthless on here. Once you've perfected the motion down from the little home line thingy, you have to pay attention to do it every time.

    ...and I could go on. So, I think I'm going with a regular iPhone 8. My question is this, for anyone that did the same thing....the width of the keyboard as compared to the X....is it a huge difference? Thanks.
    I have both devices and I can get by easily with either of them. Having said that, if you think the iPhone 8 is best suited for you then use it and be happy. I’m actually going to use my iPhone 8 today and give my iPhone X a break. Anyway, enjoy your iPhone 8....
    01-06-2018 09:11 AM
  9. BreakingKayfabe's Avatar
    It's not that it fails a lot or anything, it's just not nearly as intuitive as Touch. Just my opinion.
    Yeah, I share this opinion.

    I don't think you'd be alone in going from an X to an 8 because I can just see a lot of people doing that. I have an X and 8 Plus but use the 8 Plus about 90% of the time.
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    01-06-2018 03:48 PM
  10. TripleOne's Avatar
    Yeah, I share this opinion.

    I don't think you'd be alone in going from an X to an 8 because I can just see a lot of people doing that. I have an X and 8 Plus but use the 8 Plus about 90% of the time.
    Do you use your 8 Plus alongside your X?
    I’ve been thinking of upgrading my 7 Plus to the 8 Plus. It sure is nice to have the X and the 8 Plus due to its wider screen.
    01-06-2018 06:42 PM
  11. BreakingKayfabe's Avatar
    Do you use your 8 Plus alongside your X?
    I’ve been thinking of upgrading my 7 Plus to the 8 Plus. It sure is nice to have the X and the 8 Plus due to its wider screen.
    Sometimes, but not really on a daily basis. The 8 Plus is still a dream to type on because of the wider screen.
    01-06-2018 06:58 PM
  12. TripleOne's Avatar
    Sometimes, but not really on a daily basis. The 8 Plus is still a dream to type on because of the wider screen.
    It sure is!
    Which iPhone did you upgrade from previously?
    01-06-2018 06:59 PM
  13. BreakingKayfabe's Avatar
    It sure is!
    Which iPhone did you upgrade from previously?
    I had the 7 Plus. I upgrade yearly.
    01-06-2018 08:55 PM
  14. TripleOne's Avatar
    I had the 7 Plus. I upgrade yearly.
    Was it a noticeable upgrade to the 8 Plus?
    01-06-2018 09:03 PM
  15. BreakingKayfabe's Avatar
    Was it a noticeable upgrade to the 8 Plus?
    Not really for me since I switch year-to-year. The last time I felt a big difference was the 6 Plus to the 6S Plus. The extra RAM made it so much nicer to use.
    01-06-2018 09:19 PM
  16. TripleOne's Avatar
    Not really for me since I switch year-to-year. The last time I felt a big difference was the 6 Plus to the 6S Plus. The extra RAM made it so much nicer to use.
    Noted. Thank you!
    01-06-2018 09:19 PM
  17. TravelDreamFamily's Avatar
    I just gave my iPhone X to my employee and bought the 8plus, I did not like the new screen size, it was supposed to be the same but to me the slight difference in width makes a Hugh difference for me typing and I have been use to the plus size already and the only real reason I traded up was for the camera because I had a 6s plus but I believe there isn't much difference in the camera between the 8 and the X so I guess the next few weeks will tell.
    01-15-2018 12:38 AM
  18. TripleOne's Avatar
    I’ve been using the 8 Plus alongside by X, and it’s a great device. I don’t notice a lot of difference except for the design. I still prefer the wider screen and battery life of the Plus.
    01-15-2018 08:59 AM
  19. aximtreo's Avatar
    I just went from the 9+ to the X. I don't think I would go back to a lesser iPhone. I just like how it reels and runs.

    I had the 6S+, 7+ before the 8+. I will say that if the X did not exist, the 8+ would be a great daily driver as well but the X does exist.
    01-15-2018 09:29 AM
  20. johnmoore13's Avatar
    X marks the spot for me! I never go backwards, just forward!
    01-15-2018 09:50 AM
  21. Wildo6882's Avatar
    I'm actually debating between these two phones right now. I had an X and returned it when the unlocked version came out, but I haven't bought another yet. The 8 would be almost $400 cheaper after taxes and everything, and I can't decide if the X is worth that extra. I did like the telephoto lens, but I didn't use it THAT much. And I really liked how Face ID allowed me to use GBoard from the lock screen on quick replies (doesn't work on a phone with Touch ID). But other than that, I think an 8 would hold me over until fall. But I'm also the kind of person that really likes having the so-called "greatest". So I don't know what to do.
    01-15-2018 12:38 PM
  22. TripleOne's Avatar
    I'm actually debating between these two phones right now. I had an X and returned it when the unlocked version came out, but I haven't bought another yet. The 8 would be almost $400 cheaper after taxes and everything, and I can't decide if the X is worth that extra. I did like the telephoto lens, but I didn't use it THAT much. And I really liked how Face ID allowed me to use GBoard from the lock screen on quick replies (doesn't work on a phone with Touch ID). But other than that, I think an 8 would hold me over until fall. But I'm also the kind of person that really likes having the so-called "greatest". So I don't know what to do.
    Get both?
    Or you can simply use the 8 and wait until September. If you want the “new” experience now, then get the X.
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    01-15-2018 06:04 PM
  23. eve6er69's Avatar
    I asked my service writer this question last week and he said he loves his x and wouldn't go back to an 8. He just loves the swiping aspect of the os.
    01-15-2018 06:35 PM
  24. TripleOne's Avatar
    I asked my service writer this question last week and he said he loves his x and wouldn't go back to an 8. He just loves the swiping aspect of the os.
    Both devices are great.
    I love both the X and 8 Plus.
    01-16-2018 08:28 AM
  25. Cladster's Avatar
    Both devices are great.
    I love both the X and 8 Plus.
    Bet you notice the bigger battery on the 8 plus? I am finding the X battery average, probably similar to to the 8.
    01-17-2018 05:19 AM
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