1. Carla Johnston's Avatar
    Hello everyone!
    Glad I found this amazing community. I'm an old iPhone user, started with Iphone 4G (used to own LG before that) all the way upto iPhone 7 plus that I'm currently using.
    However I'm looking to switch these days. I usually wait for prices to drop and I think its a good time to upgrade my iPhone.
    So what should I go for? iPhone X or even more cheaper iPhone 8, what do you guys reckon? Notch or fullscreen display isn't really my priority. If its fast enough with a good camera, I'm good to go.
    Thanks in advance.
    Last edited by Carla Johnston; 10-22-2019 at 07:24 AM.
    10-22-2019 07:05 AM
  2. Rob Phillips's Avatar
    Go with the best you can afford.
    While you’re at it check out our Community Rules & Guidelines.
    aximtreo likes this.
    10-22-2019 07:13 AM
  3. kataran's Avatar
    Welcome to iMore

    The iPhone X and iPhone 8 have basically the same internals so it’s a personal preference that will have you decide between the two

    Enjoy and Post Often
    10-22-2019 07:15 AM
  4. Carla Johnston's Avatar
    Thank you for a warm welcome. I'm inclined towards Iphone 8 myself because of the price
    kataran and nikkisharif like this.
    10-22-2019 07:26 AM
  5. Just_Me_D's Avatar
    Thank you for a warm welcome. I'm inclined towards Iphone 8 myself because of the price
    Welcome to the iMore Forums, Carla. As for the iPhone 8, go for it. It’s a excellent device and the size is perfect, in my opinion.
    10-22-2019 07:54 AM
  6. wilber1's Avatar
    Welcome to iMore and if you are looking at price and quality iPhone 8 is an excellent device and should be good for years to come .
    10-22-2019 08:08 AM
  7. metllicamilitia's Avatar
    Welcome to iMore! You can’t go wrong with the 8 or X, I’m sure you’ll enjoy whichever one you choose. I’m a little biased towards the X/Pro lines myself as I really like the OLED display, however, between the X and 8 that’s one of the only differences.
    aximtreo likes this.
    10-22-2019 08:16 AM
  8. mumfoau's Avatar
    Welcome to the iMore Forums! We’re really glad to have you aboard and look forward to seeing you around the forums!
    10-22-2019 08:44 AM
  9. li2327's Avatar
    Welcome to this awesome community. The 8/8plus iPhones are awesome. You can’t go wrong either way. Keep us updated with that you choose. You will enjoy it either way!
    Carla Johnston likes this.
    10-22-2019 08:53 AM
  10. Annie_8plus's Avatar
    Welcome to iMore! It's good to have you here! I have the 8+ and absolutely love it! It's still a viable phone, and the pictures are really great! However, it's also a bit older, and while it should still get updates for at least a couple of more years, I would get the best you can afford. If you can afford the iPhone 11, that would be a great option for you as well.
    Carla Johnston likes this.
    10-22-2019 08:56 AM
  11. Lee_Bo's Avatar
    Welcome to iMore. My wife had the 8 Plus and the really loved it.
    Carla Johnston likes this.
    10-22-2019 09:23 AM
  12. dmoskaluk's Avatar
    I wound up with a 'same price situation' between 8Plus & XR when I replaced my 7Plus. I went 8Plus as it was 256 Gb while the XR at that price was 64. I haven't looked back and am very happy with the 8Plus, Touch ID, QI ( Wireless) charging. I hope to keep the phone for several years. My wife also has 8Plus, about a year older than mine but still in excellent order. Easier battery changes if and when needed, through Apple store or 'Apple Authorized Reseller' are great for peace of mind wrt longevity.
    Carla Johnston likes this.
    10-22-2019 09:31 AM
  13. Spencerdl's Avatar
    Welcome to iMore and thanks for joining. As suggested, I would also advise you to get what you can afford that YOU will be happy with. Feel free to join in on the many threads in iMore. Enjoy.
    Carla Johnston likes this.
    10-22-2019 10:06 AM
  14. TripleOne's Avatar
    Welcome to iMore!
    Like others have suggested, go with what you can afford. Both the 8 and X are still very good devices.
    Carla Johnston likes this.
    10-22-2019 04:48 PM
  15. taz323's Avatar
    Welcome to iMore.
    Carla Johnston likes this.
    10-22-2019 04:54 PM
  16. Al Paca's Avatar
    You may find the rumored SE2 to be best if you wait it out. An iPhone 8 with the iPhone 11 internals...
    TgeekB and Carla Johnston like this.
    10-22-2019 08:07 PM
  17. Carla Johnston's Avatar
    Thank you for your suggestions guys. SE2 is a good option except that it has LCD panel i think. I really love Amoled displays.
    10-23-2019 10:08 AM
  18. Annie_8plus's Avatar
    Thank you for your suggestions guys. SE2 is a good option except that it has LCD panel i think. I really love Amoled displays.
    Well the SE2 hasn't officially been announced, so everything that has been reported about it is only a rumor at this point!
    10-23-2019 10:13 AM
  19. Mr.Willie's Avatar
    Hello everyone!
    Glad I found this amazing community. I'm an old iPhone user, started with Iphone 4G (used to own LG before that) all the way upto iPhone 7 plus that I'm currently using.
    However I'm looking to switch these days. I usually wait for prices to drop and I think its a good time to upgrade my iPhone.
    So what should I go for? iPhone X or even more cheaper iPhone 8, what do you guys reckon? Notch or fullscreen display isn't really my priority. If its fast enough with a good camera, I'm good to go.
    Thanks in advance.
    Carla,

    What’s wrong with your 7+ ?

    I’m still using an 8+, spouse is rocking a 7. If I had it my way, I’d still be using a 6+. Battery replacement is cheap, and the rest of the device is still runs licitly split.

    I’m not getting a new iPhone until it has USB C or USB4.
    10-23-2019 02:24 PM
  20. nikkisharif's Avatar
    Hi Carla...Welcome to iMore
    10-23-2019 11:28 PM
  21. Frehley's Avatar
    Hi Carla...welcome to the family!
    10-26-2019 05:35 PM
  22. pr1nce's Avatar
    Welcome to iMore. Enjoy the forums.
    10-28-2019 12:35 AM
  23. bakron1's Avatar
    Welcome to iMore and enjoy the forums, post often.
    10-29-2019 06:42 AM
  24. johnsmith10123's Avatar
    Welcome to this awesome community
    10-30-2019 12:28 PM

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