1. nikkisharif's Avatar
    Interesting...
    Right! I noticed when I was out with my friend, and she couldn’t get a good pic with her Max. So I tried with my XS, and the shot was grainy just like hers. Then I tried with my X, and it was perfect.
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    11-03-2018 07:42 PM
  2. TgeekB's Avatar
    Def not easy!
    I guess I don't put that high of an importance on my phone. I have an X and it's a high end phone that meets my needs. First world problems.
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    11-03-2018 07:44 PM
  3. popkurn611's Avatar
    Right! I noticed when I was out with my friend, and she couldn’t get a good pic with her Max. So I tried with my XS, and the shot was grainy just like hers. Then I tried with my X, and it was perfect.
    That's crazy. See to me it isn't worth spending the extra money to go from an X to an Xs, which is why I felt like going from the X to the XR was worth it. I may just hold onto my X and wait till next year.
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    11-03-2018 07:44 PM
  4. popkurn611's Avatar
    I guess I don't put that high of an importance on my phone. I have an X and it's a high end phone that meets my needs. First world problems.
    You got that right, I lose sleep over this stuff. My X definitely meets my needs and I don't need a new phone, just like getting new ones frequently
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    11-03-2018 07:45 PM
  5. nikkisharif's Avatar
    I guess I don't put that high of an importance on my phone. I have an X and it's a high end phone that meets my needs. First world problems.
    Definitely, first world problems LOL

    That's crazy. See to me it isn't worth spending the extra money to go from an X to an Xs, which is why I felt like going from the X to the XR was worth it. I may just hold onto my X and wait till next year.
    If you’re happy with your X, there’s no need to switch.
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    11-03-2018 07:47 PM
  6. popkurn611's Avatar
    Definitely, first world problems LOL



    If you’re happy with your X, there’s no need to switch.
    I am happy, just want a bigger screen. Haha I always want what I don't have!
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    11-03-2018 07:48 PM
  7. nikkisharif's Avatar
    I am happy, just want a bigger screen. Haha I always want what I don't have!
    🤣
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    11-03-2018 07:50 PM
  8. libra89's Avatar
    I am happy, just want a bigger screen. Haha I always want what I don't have!
    So true! It's hard.
    11-03-2018 08:17 PM
  9. popkurn611's Avatar
    So true! It's hard.
    Did you make your final decision yet? Lol
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    11-03-2018 08:18 PM
  10. libra89's Avatar
    I would go over the pros and cons of both. I love my X, but I also think the XR is a wonderful device. The XR is way too big for me, so it’s not even an option. If it was smaller, I definitely would have replaced my 8 with the XR instead of the XS.
    I can relate to you on the size thing. It's tough.
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    11-03-2018 08:19 PM
  11. nikkisharif's Avatar
    I can relate to you on the size thing. It's tough.
    I just can’t go any larger than the X. I downsized from my pluses for a reason.
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    11-03-2018 08:23 PM
  12. libra89's Avatar
    Did you make your final decision yet? Lol
    Haha I want to say yes. The pros and cons list for me is equal. I just wonder if I'll regret not getting the X. A part of me wants it anyway and I could trade for a Xr later on. I can relate with the cons and pros you listed.

    The what if it what gets me. I think I need to just try the X to get myself out of this feedback loop.
    11-03-2018 08:24 PM
  13. libra89's Avatar
    I just can’t go any larger than the X. I downsized from my pluses for a reason.
    True, hand fatigue is a real issue.
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    11-03-2018 08:26 PM
  14. popkurn611's Avatar
    Haha I want to say yes. The pros and cons list for me is equal. I just wonder if I'll regret not getting the X. A part of me wants it anyway and I could trade for a Xr later on. I can relate with the cons and pros you listed.

    The what if it what gets me. I think I need to just try the X to get myself out of this feedback loop.
    Yeah. I have both in front of me and it actually is making my decision harder! I have another week with the XR before my return period ends. I'm using both on and off to try and steer me which way to go but I just keep going back and forth!
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    11-03-2018 08:26 PM
  15. o4liberty's Avatar
    Going on 4 days with mine and no problem getting 12 hours of heavy use and still have 20% battery left at the end of the day. I always have a charger wherever I go but haven't been using the chargers since I picked up the XR.
    11-04-2018 05:22 AM
  16. TgeekB's Avatar
    Going on 4 days with mine and no problem getting 12 hours of heavy use and still have 20% battery left at the end of the day. I always have a charger wherever I go but haven't been using the chargers since I picked up the XR.
    That's the thing that makes me laugh about all the battery life conversation. It's not about how many hours you can get from a full charge, it's about getting from charger to charger. Unless your going somewhere without electricity for a long time any phone will do well. Wireless charging makes it even easier. Top the phone off in the office, in the car, at home, etc. Rarely do I have to worry about battery life.
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    11-04-2018 07:15 AM
  17. libra89's Avatar
    That's the thing that makes me laugh about all the battery life conversation. It's not about how many hours you can get from a full charge, it's about getting from charger to charger. Unless your going somewhere without electricity for a long time any phone will do well. Wireless charging makes it even easier. Top the phone off in the office, in the car, at home, etc. Rarely do I have to worry about battery life.
    Everyone is different when it comes to this. For me, I prefer not to have phones that I must put on the charger daily. It's different when you must versus when you want to just because.
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    11-04-2018 08:20 AM
  18. TgeekB's Avatar
    Everyone is different when it comes to this. For me, I prefer not to have phones that I must put on the charger daily. It's different when you must versus when you want to just because.
    I get it. We all certainly have to take our needs and wants into consideration when choosing a product. For me though, I plug my phone in on the way to work, on the way home and at night. I never, ever have to worry about battery life and it's easy as pie.
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    11-04-2018 08:31 AM
  19. libra89's Avatar
    I get it. We all certainly have to take our needs and wants into consideration when choosing a product. For me though, I plug my phone in on the way to work, on the way home and at night. I never, ever have to worry about battery life and it's easy as pie.
    Yeah I believe it for you. That's what makes this choice hard for me. I like it small but nice battery life, like the SE was when it launched.

    Trust that a few weeks ago, I considered the idea of getting a battery case for my 7 Now as a student with classrooms with weak reception, it's interesting. I'm not on my phone in class of course but I check during our break and before class.
    11-04-2018 09:01 AM
  20. TgeekB's Avatar
    Yeah I believe it for you. That's what makes this choice hard for me. I like it small but nice battery life, like the SE was when it launched.

    Trust that a few weeks ago, I considered the idea of getting a battery case for my 7 Now as a student with classrooms with weak reception, it's interesting. I'm not on my phone in class of course but I check during our break and before class.
    Even though my daily is the X, I still have my SE. Love that little bugger!
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    11-04-2018 09:05 AM
  21. Will In SF's Avatar
    So far I have found the battery life exemplary...on par or better than my LG V30 which was the best battery of any phone I have owned! Used the XR all day yesterday and went to be with 48% left!
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    11-04-2018 12:58 PM
  22. tadpoles's Avatar
    Knowing the Xr is a battery champ I don’t fret much about whatever the difference may be with my XS Max. I can plug in to and from work or at my desk if I want so most the time my battery is never less than 50%. That said, the fact that one may have to charge the Xr less often means less charge cycles and a longer overall battery life, possibly. At least that’s how I see it. ...but so far I don’t keep a phone longer for even that to be a factor.

    But still having a device that easily lasts 1.5-2 days is very impressive.
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    11-05-2018 11:56 AM
  23. libra89's Avatar
    Knowing the Xr is a battery champ I don’t fret much about whatever the difference may be with my XS Max. I can plug in to and from work or at my desk if I want so most the time my battery is never less than 50%. That said, the fact that one may have to charge the Xr less often means less charge cycles and a longer overall battery life, possibly. At least that’s how I see it. ...but so far I don’t keep a phone longer for even that to be a factor.

    But still having a device that easily lasts 1.5-2 days is very impressive.
    I agree with you on it being impressive. Haha I believe that for you. I plan to hang out with it for a while so what you said is a gain to me.
    11-05-2018 01:45 PM
  24. metalchick719's Avatar
    Battery life is great on the iPhone XR!!! I play Pokemon Go, which is a battery hog. I would have to frequently charge my iPhone 6s or iPhone 7 when I was using those to play. Actually, with my 7, I was keeping it on the charger when I was working a temp job at the United Nations earlier this year. My XR has been chugging along nicely even after I get back from playing for a couple of hours. With the 7, it got to the point where I would have to charge it after playing at the park with my friend for an hour and a half. A few weeks back, I found my iPhone 7 all the way down to 8% before I finally plugged in the charger and we had only been playing for probably just under 2 hours. This past Sunday was the first time I met my friend to play with this new iPhone XR. I didn't once have to charge in the 3 hours we were there. I even went back out after she drove me back to my neighborhood to play a bit more and still had more than 50% battery left when I got back home.

    Oh, I forgot to add one thing I found notable about the battery... Two days this week, my iPhone XR slid off the wireless charging pad I have. Noticed that in the morning and dreaded having a nearly dead battery. Well, I still had 54% and 61% battery each time, so that's pretty impressive! Both times, the battery was lower when I'd put it on the charging pad, but I guess it slid partially off fairly quickly. Still not bad to still have that much juice after that happened.
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    11-08-2018 08:34 AM
  25. JSands1964's Avatar
    Well since we are both women it's nice to be able to get another woman's opinion haha. I love the X form factor but always wanted something slightly larger. I used to have a 7 plus and hated how big and clunky it was but the 4.7" screen was just way too small for me. I got the max when it came out and literally used it for 6 hours, it was gigantic and I couldn't even use it due to the size.

    The XR is an awesome size it's not too big not too small...in my opinion. The cons of it to me are


    4. Portrait mode can only work on people. I use my X a lot to take portrait photos of my dog, food and whatever else I want. There is no limitation.
    Actually I was able to get a pretty good shot in portrait mode of my cat. Just had to fiddle with the f-stop a bit.
    11-28-2018 11:24 AM
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