1. bakron1's Avatar
    I have owned the iPhone X since launch day and I have decided to go back to my iPhone 8 because I have noticed lately my hand aches when I am on a long call or hold my X in my hand for a long period of time.

    Unfortunately this is the result of typing and doing repetitive task for over 30 years and it’s caught up to me. The iPhone 8 fits my hand and I don’t have to use such a wide grip when holding the device.

    At 62 going on 63 I am not going to complain to much. I enjoy being semi retired. I don’t have to get out of bed to go to the office every day. I pick and choose the small jobs I want to work on and I am enjoying life.

    I am hoping that Apple will come out with a smaller version of the X that still uses gestures and I will be all in. Until then, I will enjoy my iPhone 8 and life rolls on.
    08-21-2018 08:00 AM
  2. pkcable's Avatar
    I have heard that the next phone will come in 3 sizes.
    08-21-2018 08:51 AM
  3. ksassy's Avatar
    @bakron1 you have to do what works best for you. I know you've spoken so highly of loving the gestures on your iPhone X but the physical pain it's causing you while holding it for long periods of time isn't worth it. I'm glad you have another option to satisfy your need. My best to you!!
    nikkisharif and bakron1 like this.
    08-21-2018 09:12 AM
  4. Annie_8plus's Avatar
    I think that this is the perfect example of why having options is so great. And hopefully, if all the rumors and speculation are correct, there will be different sizes available in the new batch of iPhones!
    nikkisharif, Seneca09 and aximtreo like this.
    08-21-2018 10:45 AM
  5. cwbcpa's Avatar
    It's good that you have the 8 to go back to. It's a great phone and a great size for a lot of people.

    Right now it looks like the smallest of the new batch of phones will be the size of the current X. I have a feeling that's going to leave a group of people to stick with the 8. I really feel bad for the SE users. Hopefully Apple has held back a surprise that hasn't leaked.
    xanadome, nikkisharif and bakron1 like this.
    08-21-2018 02:55 PM
  6. o4liberty's Avatar
    I enjoy the size of the X myself plus face ID is awesome for unlocking many apps. I use both android and apple devices and they each have their own positive and negative features. I find the X to be the best all around device.
    08-21-2018 05:48 PM
  7. calebt's Avatar
    Sorry to hear that bakron, I know from reading your post you really liked the X. Do you use a case on it? If so maybe if you haven't already tried it, try using it without a case.
    nikkisharif and bakron1 like this.
    08-21-2018 07:07 PM
  8. Just_Me_D's Avatar
    I have owned the iPhone X since launch day and I have decided to go back to my iPhone 8 because I have noticed lately my hand aches when I am on a long call or hold my X in my hand for a long period of time.

    Unfortunately this is the result of typing and doing repetitive task for over 30 years and it’s caught up to me. The iPhone 8 fits my hand and I don’t have to use such a wide grip when holding the device.

    At 62 going on 63 I am not going to complain to much. I enjoy being semi retired. I don’t have to get out of bed to go to the office every day. I pick and choose the small jobs I want to work on and I am enjoying life.

    I am hoping that Apple will come out with a smaller version of the X that still uses gestures and I will be all in. Until then, I will enjoy my iPhone 8 and life rolls on.
    From my perspective, you went from one iPhone to another..........The reason is irrelevant, sir, because you did what was best for you and your health and I salute you for it.
    08-21-2018 07:14 PM
  9. Cladster's Avatar
    I have owned the iPhone X since launch day and I have decided to go back to my iPhone 8 because I have noticed lately my hand aches when I am on a long call or hold my X in my hand for a long period of time.

    Unfortunately this is the result of typing and doing repetitive task for over 30 years and it’s caught up to me. The iPhone 8 fits my hand and I don’t have to use such a wide grip when holding the device.

    At 62 going on 63 I am not going to complain to much. I enjoy being semi retired. I don’t have to get out of bed to go to the office every day. I pick and choose the small jobs I want to work on and I am enjoying life.

    I am hoping that Apple will come out with a smaller version of the X that still uses gestures and I will be all in. Until then, I will enjoy my iPhone 8 and life rolls on.
    I sold my X a few weeks ago and got a 8 and picked up $320 change over. Reasons:
    FID not as good as TID
    8 has better reception.

    Yes it is smaller and lighter and does everything the X does, tap to wake was the only thing i missed at first but have forgot about it till now lol.
    Got a saddle brown leather case and glass screen protector should be set now
    08-22-2018 06:10 AM
  10. o4liberty's Avatar
    I sold my X a few weeks ago and got a 8 and picked up $320 change over. Reasons:
    FID not as good as TID
    8 has better reception.

    Yes it is smaller and lighter and does everything the X does, tap to wake was the only thing i missed at first but have forgot about it till now lol.
    Got a saddle brown leather case and glass screen protector should be set now
    I have no problem with FID at all actually very accurate for me. I had to redo my face once but that's it I actually feel it's one of apples greatest new features. I believe it will be the only way new device will use for security.
    08-22-2018 06:08 PM
  11. theKHMERboy's Avatar
    so the iPhone X is bigger then the 8,7,6 model? didn't know that thought they were about the same size just its a fun screen. I am hoping they will come out with a full screen iPhone that is the size of the plus size iPhones. been using plus size iPhones for a while and now when I hold the regular size iPhones. it feels so small
    08-22-2018 06:49 PM
  12. Cladster's Avatar
    I have no problem with FID at all actually very accurate for me. I had to redo my face once but that's it I actually feel it's one of apples greatest new features. I believe it will be the only way new device will use for security.
    Try using it in a brodit holder in your car, useless. On a desk NO, flat in your hand NO, in a meeting or where you don't want to raise your phone to your melon NO.
    08-22-2018 06:58 PM
  13. Cladster's Avatar
    I have heard that the next phone will come in 3 sizes.

    All bigger than a 8 though. If they can come up with a phone the size/weight of the 8 with full screen and under screen TID would be perfect for me. Unfortunately with all the added tech and bigger batteries they just get bigger.
    xanadome likes this.
    08-22-2018 07:02 PM
  14. Seneca09's Avatar
    Soon all phones will be BIG like Mondo Burger...
    08-22-2018 10:02 PM
  15. Tartarus's Avatar
    Isn’t the iPhone X the exact size as the iPhone 8, but then with more screen?
    Anyway, enjoy your 8.
    08-23-2018 09:56 AM
  16. mogelijk's Avatar
    Isn’t the iPhone X the exact size as the iPhone 8, but then with more screen?
    Anyway, enjoy your 8.
    The iPhone X is .15 inches (3.6 mm) wider than the iPhone 8, so the difference is quite small.
    Tartarus likes this.
    08-23-2018 10:42 AM
  17. doogald's Avatar
    The iPhone X is .15 inches (3.6 mm) wider than the iPhone 8, so the difference is quite small.
    Also 0.1 mm thicker. Almost negligible, but I suppose it could still contribute to an issue with one handed usability in addition to the added width. (And, of course, it is also 0.2"/5.1mm longer, though that shouldn't affect grip.)
    08-23-2018 11:30 AM
  18. Vega007's Avatar
    Isn’t the iPhone X the exact size as the iPhone 8, but then with more screen?
    Anyway, enjoy your 8.
    iPhone 8 is thinner, shorter, and more importantly for someone who has issues with holding a phone for long periods of time, a lot lighter.
    nikkisharif likes this.
    08-23-2018 11:43 AM
  19. pkcable's Avatar
    I dedicate this song to your return to the iPhone 8.......

    nikkisharif likes this.
    08-23-2018 12:39 PM
  20. Cladster's Avatar
    Lame
    08-24-2018 06:13 AM
  21. Rob Phillips's Avatar
    Lame
    To each his own.
    bakron1 likes this.
    08-24-2018 06:55 AM

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