1. bakron1's Avatar
    I finally received my gold XS 64 gig model and a brown leather case from T Mobile on Friday. I preordered the device on the 17th and received it Friday the 28th, only seven days late.

    I love the new darker gold color of the device and I bought a brown leather case from casemate, the first time I have bought something other then the Apple OEM leather version.

    But, I will say the casemate barley there leather case is very good quality and is almost identically the Apple version except it doesn’t have the Apple logo on the back. But for 39 dollars, I think it’s a great buy for the money.

    I did a restore to my new XS and had my new device up and running in about an hour or so. The first thing I noticed was how the apps opened a little quicker then on my iPhone X.

    I have also noticed that the device seems to be more snappier then my X was. I know some of it may have to do with the OS12 upgrade, but after using the device steadily for the last couple of days, it is faster then my iPhone X was.

    I was going to go with the XS Max, but after demoing one at the Apple store, the Max was just to big for me so I decided on the XS model.

    I also noticed that there has been an improvement in my cellular signal strength and I have a couple of extra bars in the areas where I barley had a signal on my X.

    Ok, is it worth upgrading from the X? In my opinion yes if you have the financial resources to do so and are also looking to get the latest device. If you are coming from a iPhone 7 or 8 series and are willing to move from the home button to the gesture concept, I say go for it.

    One thing I would like to add is if your on the fence and your financial resources are just a little light, I would wait for the XR model which will be the same device with an LCD screen and have more colors to choose from.

    So far after a couple of days on my new XS, I don’t regret upgrading and I am loving my new device. Just my two cents worth.
    09-30-2018 12:44 PM
  2. bakron1's Avatar
    Could one of the mods fix the title please, it should say is it worth it, not with it, darn spell checker.
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    09-30-2018 12:46 PM
  3. Garz's Avatar
    I have the Xs and to me is it worth it? Sure if your on a yearly upgrade program or I’d say no. I’m not noticing any differences in speeds. No changes in cell or data coverage even with band 71.

    My honest opinion, and I’ve had every flagship iPhone since the 3G, is this is the most minimal S model upgrade ever.
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    09-30-2018 01:02 PM
  4. wenrob's Avatar
    I’m coming from a 7 so for me the combo of iOS 12 and the XS is a whole new user experience. I was very, very reluctant to give up the home button and Touch ID. Now I’m spoiled by gestures and Face ID. I get annoyed when I have to use Touch ID on my iPad and kids phones. It’s fast, great sound, beautiful display, the camera rocks, the battery life is fantastic and the phone itself is just gorgeous. Nine days in and I still have that “new phone blush.” That doesn’t usually happen. After a day or two it goes back to just being my phone. Sometimes I pick the XS up just to admire it.

    As for the price I’ve found if I close my eyes, cover my ears and go “la la la” it doesn’t bother me that much.
    09-30-2018 01:35 PM
  5. Just_Me_D's Avatar
    Could one of the mods fix the title please, it should say is it worth it, not with it, darn spell checker.
    Done!
    bakron1 likes this.
    09-30-2018 01:35 PM
  6. TripleOne's Avatar
    Great review. Plain and simple. Thank you!
    Tartarus and bakron1 like this.
    09-30-2018 04:43 PM
  7. Spencerdl's Avatar
    Thanks for the review.
    bakron1 and hemant#IM like this.
    09-30-2018 04:57 PM
  8. Westiemom's Avatar
    I was very, very reluctant to give up the home button and Touch ID. Now I’m spoiled by gestures and Face ID. I get annoyed when I have to use Touch ID on my iPad
    Me too!!!!! Lol! 🤣🤣🤣
    wenrob, hemant#IM and iwoodland like this.
    09-30-2018 05:36 PM
  9. mattguy10's Avatar
    I finally received my gold XS 64 gig model and a brown leather case from T Mobile on Friday. I preordered the device on the 17th and received it Friday the 28th, only seven days late.

    I love the new darker gold color of the device and I bought a brown leather case from casemate, the first time I have bought something other then the Apple OEM leather version.

    But, I will say the casemate barley there leather case is very good quality and is almost identically the Apple version except it doesn’t have the Apple logo on the back. But for 39 dollars, I think it’s a great buy for the money.

    I did a restore to my new XS and had my new device up and running in about an hour or so. The first thing I noticed was how the apps opened a little quicker then on my iPhone X.

    I have also noticed that the device seems to be more snappier then my X was. I know some of it may have to do with the OS12 upgrade, but after using the device steadily for the last couple of days, it is faster then my iPhone X was.

    I was going to go with the XS Max, but after demoing one at the Apple store, the Max was just to big for me so I decided on the XS model.

    I also noticed that there has been an improvement in my cellular signal strength and I have a couple of extra bars in the areas where I barley had a signal on my X.

    Ok, is it worth upgrading from the X? In my opinion yes if you have the financial resources to do so and are also looking to get the latest device. If you are coming from a iPhone 7 or 8 series and are willing to move from the home button to the gesture concept, I say go for it.

    One thing I would like to add is if your on the fence and your financial resources are just a little light, I would wait for the XR model which will be the same device with an LCD screen and have more colors to choose from.

    So far after a couple of days on my new XS, I don’t regret upgrading and I am loving my new device. Just my two cents worth.
    I remember a month or so ago you said you were going back to the 8 because the X made your hand ache due to the larger size. Surprised to read that you were going to go with the Max after saying the 8 was a better size for you. Was it not the X causing that after all, since you purchased the XS? Thanks for the review btw.
    09-30-2018 05:56 PM
  10. bakron1's Avatar
    I remember a month or so ago you said you were going back to the 8 because the X made your hand ache due to the larger size. Surprised to read that you were going to go with the Max after saying the 8 was a better size for you. Was it not the X causing that after all, since you purchased the XS? Thanks for the review btw.
    I decided on the XS because I could live with the size and didn’t cause my hand to ache like the iPhone plus and Max models did. I was going to give the new XS Max a shot, but after playing with one at the Apple store, I decided the XS was what I could work with.

    And after going back to my 8, after a month, I just missed using the gesture concept, it must be my old love of Blackberry OS10 that hooked me on the gesture based OS.
    Seneca09, H_D and mattguy10 like this.
    09-30-2018 06:15 PM
  11. wenrob's Avatar
    Me too!!!!! Lol! 🤣🤣🤣
    Having to touch a button is SO yesterday.
    iwoodland, Westiemom and mattguy10 like this.
    09-30-2018 06:22 PM
  12. mattguy10's Avatar
    I decided on the XS because I could live with the size and didn’t cause my hand to ache like the iPhone plus and Max models did. I was going to give the new XS Max a shot, but after playing with one at the Apple store, I decided the XS was what I could work with.

    And after going back to my 8, after a month, I just missed using the gesture concept, it must be my old love of Blackberry OS10 that hooked me on the gesture based OS.
    Never was a BB user myself, but I love the gestures on the X/XS, so I can understand how you were missing them. Welcome back and enjoy your new XS!
    bakron1 likes this.
    09-30-2018 06:24 PM
  13. toneofark's Avatar
    As for the price I’ve found if I close my eyes, cover my ears and go “la la la” it doesn’t bother me that much.
    Currently doing that myself while waiting for mine to arrive in a few days.

    😂
    wenrob likes this.
    09-30-2018 08:21 PM
  14. Speedygi's Avatar
    Glad you are loving the device .
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    10-01-2018 12:56 AM
  15. ksassy's Avatar
    @bakron1 always appreciate your reviews. Thanks for sharing!
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    10-01-2018 01:15 PM
  16. JBloverz's Avatar
    Clean review. Thank You. Can you tell me more about iPhone XS camera? Does it better than iPhone X camera? I am really curious.
    bakron1 likes this.
    10-02-2018 01:06 AM
  17. bakron1's Avatar
    Clean review. Thank You. Can you tell me more about iPhone XS camera? Does it better than iPhone X camera? I am really curious.
    I will be doing some picture taking in the next week with my XS and comparing them and I will list my results.
    JBloverz likes this.
    10-02-2018 05:12 PM
  18. MaxSmarties's Avatar
    My Take on the XS.  Is it worth it??-55af8f87-162a-4a53-ad3c-fd4882139547.jpegHi everyone, went from an 8 Plus (now passed to my son) to an Xs 256 gb, I’m not sure if I did the right choice.
    I mean, the phone is just fantastic. Fast, beautiful in gold color, with a terrific camera. Better than the 8 Plus in many ways, and handling it is very easy even with one hand.
    But... there is a big BUT. Battery life simply isn’t up to the 8 Plus standard.
    I used to reach end of the day with 35/40% battery available, now I can barely reach end of the day.
    Maybe I should’ve opted for the Xs Max.
    What do you think?
    10-03-2018 12:57 AM
  19. bakron1's Avatar
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ID:	124457Hi everyone, went from an 8 Plus (now passed to my son) to an Xs 256 gb, I’m not sure if I did the right choice.
    I mean, the phone is just fantastic. Fast, beautiful in gold color, with a terrific camera. Better than the 8 Plus in many ways, and handling it is very easy even with one hand.
    But... there is a big BUT. Battery life simply isn’t up to the 8 Plus standard.
    I used to reach end of the day with 35/40% battery available, now I can barely reach end of the day.
    Maybe I should’ve opted for the Xs Max.
    What do you think?
    If your used to a bigger battery, the XS Max would probably be the better option. For myself, my XS battery carry’s me through most of the day.

    There are times when I am very active on social media and the forums which takes its toll on the battery, but I have a charger in the car and always one near me when I am home, so it’s not a major issue.

    In the end, if you feel the XS Max would be the best device for battery life, I say go for it. I know several folks who have the XS Max and love it and haven’t heard anything bad about it so far.
    10-03-2018 04:30 AM
  20. robertk328's Avatar
    Glad you enjoy the phone, @bakron1 ... I opted to keep my X for now but enjoy reading how others like their new devices.
    bakron1 likes this.
    10-03-2018 04:54 AM
  21. Garz's Avatar
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Name:	55AF8F87-162A-4A53-AD3C-FD4882139547.jpeg 
Views:	6 
Size:	2.21 MB 
ID:	124457Hi everyone, went from an 8 Plus (now passed to my son) to an Xs 256 gb, I’m not sure if I did the right choice.
    I mean, the phone is just fantastic. Fast, beautiful in gold color, with a terrific camera. Better than the 8 Plus in many ways, and handling it is very easy even with one hand.
    But... there is a big BUT. Battery life simply isn’t up to the 8 Plus standard.
    I used to reach end of the day with 35/40% battery available, now I can barely reach end of the day.
    Maybe I should’ve opted for the Xs Max.
    What do you think?
    I have both the Xs and Xs Max. The Max battery is way better. Much more than the hour that Apple says it’s better over the Xs. The Max has the best battery I’ve ever experience on a smart phone.
    10-03-2018 10:14 PM
  22. JBloverz's Avatar
    I will be doing some picture taking in the next week with my XS and comparing them and I will list my results.
    Will be waiting for it.
    10-03-2018 11:51 PM
  23. shadowboxer8's Avatar
    I went from the 7 Plus to the iphone XS. I love all the upgrades and design but apart of me feels a bit cheated by apple. The XS costs a couple hundred more than the XR but it seems most tech sites say the XR is not only cheaper, but the superior phone with a slightly bigger screen and better battery life, and better color options but had downgrades else where, no dual camera, LCD screen isn't as good as OLED but that is the only major difference. Again, I am happy with the XS and all, but I feel like apple kinda of screwed over XS people a bit.

    I think even apple knows that the XR will probably be the flagship phones this year with most people.
    10-04-2018 08:03 AM
  24. Spencerdl's Avatar
    I was very, very reluctant to give up the home button and Touch ID. Now I’m spoiled by gestures and Face ID. I get annoyed when I have to use Touch ID on my iPad
    Exactly this..LOL
    10-04-2018 08:17 AM
  25. bakron1's Avatar
    I went from the 7 Plus to the iphone XS. I love all the upgrades and design but apart of me feels a bit cheated by apple. The XS costs a couple hundred more than the XR but it seems most tech sites say the XR is not only cheaper, but the superior phone with a slightly bigger screen and better battery life, and better color options but had downgrades else where, no dual camera, LCD screen isn't as good as OLED but that is the only major difference. Again, I am happy with the XS and all, but I feel like apple kinda of screwed over XS people a bit.

    I think even apple knows that the XR will probably be the flagship phones this year with most people.
    I wouldn’t worry about the XR until it comes to the marketplace. I only take these tech site reviews with a grain of salt.

    I am taking a wait and see approach and I will probably get an XR for my brother and then I can make my own determination of the device after I have played with it for a week.

    Until then I will continue to enjoy my new XS which to me was worth the upgrade.
    10-05-2018 05:12 AM
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