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  1. nikkisharif's Avatar
    Responding to nikkisharif, I'd like to say a good word for the iPhone 8, based mainly on it's physical appearance. To me, design is really important (which is why I bought a 5S with its gold chamfered frame in the first place). Recently, I got wrapped up in all the XS's tech upgrades, but today I went and looked at the them at Costco, and was really disappointed that the gold steel band does not make it up to the front of the screen. All I could see is the screen's black edge and the gold buttons barely peeking out (pic below). In comparison, the aluminum band on my gold iPhone 8 shows up beautifully, and it's enhanced by a clear case.

    Unless I'm missing something, I'm keeping my iPhone 8, and lovin' it once more.

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    I totally agree with you about the gold showing. That would have been a nice touch! I’m still not sold on the XS because I don’t think it’s any better than my X, but time will tell. The only reason I got it was because the logic board in my 8 died and I was nervous it would happen again. Unfortunately, I was limited in options because all the other devices are larger, and I definitely didn’t want that.

    Edit: I just realized that you can see the gold, depending on the lighting. The thing to understand is the gold sides of the XS are much darker than the previous gold.
    Last edited by nikkisharif; 11-04-2018 at 08:10 AM.
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    11-03-2018 05:11 PM
  2. doogald's Avatar
    Still not upgrading.
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    11-04-2018 10:32 PM
  3. PrincessB's Avatar
    I’ve finally upgraded from the iPhone 7 to the iPhone XS. And honestly I wanted the better camera. Still getting used to the size of the phone and the non home button feature
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    12-16-2018 10:22 AM
  4. ksassy's Avatar
    Put a new $29 battery in my 7 Plus so I'm gonna rock it a bit longer for now even though the XS Max is still calling my name.
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    12-28-2018 06:08 AM
  5. SprSynJn's Avatar
    Put a new $29 battery in my 7 Plus so I'm gonna rock it a bit longer for now even though the XS Max is still calling my name.
    Went in to the Apple Store with the same intention, but found out that my battery did in fact burn my screen a bit so there's a very small white dot that I noticed months ago. Not at all obtrusive, but I decided it might just be better to upgrade my 7 after all. Might just have been an excuse.
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    01-13-2019 04:37 AM
  6. ksassy's Avatar
    Went in to the Apple Store with the same intention, but found out that my battery did in fact burn my screen a bit so there's a very small white dot that I noticed months ago. Not at all obtrusive, but I decided it might just be better to upgrade my 7 after all. Might just have been an excuse.
    Sounds like a good excuse to me
    01-13-2019 06:48 AM
  7. imwjl's Avatar
    My wife surprised me and I’m sure she’s getting an XS today with her 7 Plus going to one of the kids.

    Smaller physical size with same camera performance seems to be most of it, she likes the white and stainless look, and it helps to have teens with older phones.

    I told her she could also go to Series 4 watch with cellular for light weight and sports where she said “How will that play Candy Crush?”.
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    01-13-2019 08:00 AM
  8. mumfoau's Avatar
    I’ve been from XS Max on launch day to owning a XR that I didn’t use to several Androids to a XR that I loved to now a XS. Oh the shame of it all.
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    01-13-2019 04:39 PM
  9. imwjl's Avatar
    I’ve been from XS Max on launch day to owning a XR that I didn’t use to several Androids to a XR that I loved to now a XS. Oh the shame of it all.
    That makes any spending in this house look sane or at least for tech items.

    My wife did get the XS and is very happy. You could say we both have close to the same screen real estate coming from 7 Plus where I’m glad to have more with the Max and she’s glad to have the smaller phone without giving up much including dual cameras.

    The Apple Store trade in value for some old phones topped Verizon and COSTCO deals for a surprise. This is a good time to trade if you are interested in XS or XR.
    01-14-2019 06:02 AM
  10. mumfoau's Avatar
    That makes any spending in this house look sane or at least for tech items.
    The spending wasn’t bad because everything gets sold and everything after the initial XS Max was cheaper.

    I definitely don’t have devices all over the place. Lol
    01-14-2019 07:20 AM
  11. popkurn611's Avatar
    The spending wasn’t bad because everything gets sold and everything after the initial XS Max was cheaper.

    I definitely don’t have devices all over the place. Lol
    How's the XS treating ya?! I'm testing out the note 9 currently *
    01-15-2019 03:18 PM
  12. mumfoau's Avatar
    How's the XS treating ya?! I'm testing out the note 9 currently *
    Coming back to an iOS device always feels like home. I guess I like the walled garden. Lol
    01-15-2019 03:20 PM
  13. popkurn611's Avatar
    Coming back to an iOS device always feels like home. I guess I like the walled garden. Lol
    I hear ya!!!
    01-15-2019 03:21 PM
  14. popkurn611's Avatar
    Coming back to an iOS device always feels like home. I guess I like the walled garden. Lol
    Do you miss anything about the XR??
    01-15-2019 03:22 PM
  15. mumfoau's Avatar
    Do you miss anything about the XR??
    It’s hard to say you miss anything between iPhones because the experience is the same...unless it’s your first foray into using an iPhone without a home button.
    01-15-2019 03:24 PM
  16. popkurn611's Avatar
    It’s hard to say you miss anything between iPhones because the experience is the same...unless it’s your first foray into using an iPhone without a home button.
    True, I'm saying more like the size, camera, screen quality
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    01-15-2019 03:29 PM
  17. mumfoau's Avatar
    True, I'm saying more like the size, camera, screen quality
    The screen was why I switched to the XS from the XR. I could see the backlighting in the black bars while watching YouTube videos. Cameras are both good. Size I give the edge
    To the XS. After using the 5.5” Pixel 3 I realized that I don’t prefer the larger devices.
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    01-15-2019 03:50 PM
  18. popkurn611's Avatar
    The screen was why I switched to the XS from the XR. I could see the backlighting in the black bars while watching YouTube videos. Cameras are both good. Size I give the edge
    To the XS. After using the 5.5” Pixel 3 I realized that I don’t prefer the larger devices.
    Yeah I instantly noticed the black bars as well. They weren't pure black and looked washed out. Did you think the pixel 3 was too small compared to the edge to edge 5.8 on the XS? I kinda thought the XR was a nice size it was big but manageable and not as crammed
    01-15-2019 03:52 PM
  19. mumfoau's Avatar
    Yeah I instantly noticed the black bars as well. They weren't pure black and looked washed out. Did you think the pixel 3 was too small compared to the edge to edge 5.8 on the XS? I kinda thought the XR was a nice size it was big but manageable and not as crammed
    Didn’t think it was too small at all.
    01-15-2019 04:18 PM
  20. iOS Gravity's Avatar
    Was gonna stick with my iPhone 7 for another year or two but life happened and I ended up getting the XS. Really good phone and hopefully it’ll last me a good 2-3 years.
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    01-22-2019 01:33 AM
  21. htc2hilt's Avatar
    Caved and Gave In!

    After several months and plenty of thought, I finally justified upgrading to the XS from my trusty & beloved SE. I originally wanted to hold out until the elusive (and rumored) SE 2 came out, or until the next release of iPhones. The SE is now a backup phone.

    What took me over the edge:

    Practical reasons:
    My SE had its first “unexpected” battery shutdown and started having short battery life.
    I started experiencing some slow down during normal use.
    Trading in old devices for cash.

    Luxury/Want reasons:
    Gigabit internet capability!
    Larger/sharper screen.
    Camera quality.
    MUCH faster processor = quick and smooth closing & opening of apps.

    I’ve had my Space Gray XS 256 GB for 8 days now and I haven’t looked back.I adjusted quickly to not having the home button and the larger size of the XS. I’ve already got 3 cases, one of them being the Smart Battery Case which I had to have! Unlike my SE, which had a Lifeproof case on it for 2 years and 3 months (the longest I’ve ever held onto a phone btw).

    With the Apple devices I’ve acquired in the last 4 months, I think I’m set for another 2-3 years.
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    01-27-2019 08:40 AM
  22. nikkisharif's Avatar
    Caved and Gave In!

    After several months and plenty of thought, I finally justified upgrading to the XS from my trusty & beloved SE. I originally wanted to hold out until the elusive (and rumored) SE 2 came out, or until the next release of iPhones. The SE is now a backup phone.

    What took me over the edge:

    Practical reasons:
    My SE had its first “unexpected” battery shutdown and started having short battery life.
    I started experiencing some slow down during normal use.
    Trading in old devices for cash.

    Luxury/Want reasons:
    Gigabit internet capability!
    Larger/sharper screen.
    Camera quality.
    MUCH faster processor = quick and smooth closing & opening of apps.

    I’ve had my Space Gray XS 256 GB for 8 days now and I haven’t looked back.I adjusted quickly to not having the home button and the larger size of the XS. I’ve already got 3 cases, one of them being the Smart Battery Case which I had to have! Unlike my SE, which had a Lifeproof case on it for 2 years and 3 months (the longest I’ve ever held onto a phone btw).

    With the Apple devices I’ve acquired in the last 4 months, I think I’m set for another 2-3 years.
    Congrats on your XS
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    01-27-2019 09:16 PM
  23. ab06deg1's Avatar
    Finally the bonus for upgrading to 2018 iPhones arrived in my side of the world and triggered the update Even though I said I’ll always keep my 8 plus, I traded it for the Xs. Not the best deal of my life but it is what it is It wasn’t easy, I loved that phone, I always preordered phones and this time took me 5 months to buy the new one.
    After 4 and a half years of big phones it feels soooo good to have a smaller form factor. And it feels much lighter. The smaller size and weight, the gestures and Face ID were the reasons I chose it. And it is even better than I expected to be. Loving it!
    02-24-2019 02:53 AM
  24. noaim's Avatar
    I had a 8 and upgraded to a xs. If I would have had a X, I probably wouldn't have upgraded. I dont like huge phones but the xs is bigger then the 8 and I am ok with its size
    03-13-2019 08:25 AM
  25. jb_ez86's Avatar
    I recently did an upgrade. Well did two. I got the iPhone XS and my girlfriend got the iPhone XS Max. We are both coming for the iPhone 8 Plus. I have to say well worth it. Not saying there anything wrong with the iPhone 8 Plus, but the upgrade is worth it.
    03-13-2019 08:40 PM
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