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Old 03-16-2019, 07:02 AM
 
Location: West Central Ohio
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I've had my ipx from the first release and still love it! I would choose this one over the newer ones. So I say yes go for it.
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Old 03-16-2019, 07:31 AM
 
Location: Florida
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My 6s refurb is a PITA. It's got limited memory and I'm needing space on my phone more and more. Apps are becoming more and more useful to me and indeed necessary (there's one I absolutely must have to access my company's HR stuff).

Basically, I do EVERYTHING on my phone anymore. News (Apple News), books (kindle books), facebook, weather, restaurant and shopping reviews, podcasts, etc. Also, there's a lot of apps I'm looking to add to a phone - fitbit, banking app, a dog surveillance app (so I can see if my pups are getting into trouble when I'm not there), a doorbell app (see who's at the door when I'm away), Lyft, etc.

My phone is not fitting anything on it now, so I'm thinking of an upgrade. If I can find space in my budget, would an iPhone X be worth the extra bucks? Or is there a less over-the-top phone I can go with? And yes, I'd like to stick with an iPhone.
I'm rowing the same boat; X or 8 plus - wasn't impressed with the XR up close & personal. When going out on the iPhone $ train, I don't feel the money spent becomes relevant as with respect to the economics of purchase relativity - it's only a few bucks between 799-999 with the no interest two year plans on my carrier/Verizon. I'm not switching carriers, not concerned with a two year commitment to Verizon ~ my concern is with the processor speed & the whole outdated thing. My 5S is approaching the 5 year mark in May. I understand that there's not much difference between the X & 8 and those of us with 5's & 6's are going to be blow away by either phone.
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Old 03-16-2019, 11:29 AM
 
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Thank you all for these insights. I have another month or so to decide, and I will take this all into account!
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Old 03-16-2019, 03:48 PM
 
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I'm rowing the same boat; X or 8 plus - wasn't impressed with the XR up close & personal. When going out on the iPhone $ train, I don't feel the money spent becomes relevant as with respect to the economics of purchase relativity - it's only a few bucks between 799-999 with the no interest two year plans on my carrier/Verizon. I'm not switching carriers, not concerned with a two year commitment to Verizon ~ my concern is with the processor speed & the whole outdated thing. My 5S is approaching the 5 year mark in May. I understand that there's not much difference between the X & 8 and those of us with 5's & 6's are going to be blow away by either phone.
The XR and X are pretty much similar except for the OLED screen in the X. The 8 Plus is physically larger but again has a LCD display like the XR. The advantage of the X is the smaller form factor. It's also lighter than the 8 Plus and slimmer, yet has a higher resolution and larger screen (but is still heavier and wider than the 5S.)

https://www.gadgetsnow.com/compare-m...-iPhone-8-Plus

You're right that anything will seem blisteringly fast compared to the 5S.
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Old 03-16-2019, 04:39 PM
 
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I'm rowing the same boat; X or 8 plus - wasn't impressed with the XR up close & personal. When going out on the iPhone $ train, I don't feel the money spent becomes relevant as with respect to the economics of purchase relativity - it's only a few bucks between 799-999 with the no interest two year plans on my carrier/Verizon. I'm not switching carriers, not concerned with a two year commitment to Verizon ~ my concern is with the processor speed & the whole outdated thing. My 5S is approaching the 5 year mark in May. I understand that there's not much difference between the X & 8 and those of us with 5's & 6's are going to be blow away by either phone.
Yeah, I think that will be the case. I just don't want to deal with the storage issue again or have to face the quirks of my aging 6s for a while in whatever phone I go with.
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Old 03-17-2019, 04:25 PM
 
Location: Florida
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Can some one please expand on the OLED.
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Old 03-18-2019, 08:19 AM
 
Location: Cleveland, Ohio
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It's basically a prettier LED with deeper blacks.
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Old 03-18-2019, 05:41 PM
 
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It's basically a prettier LED with deeper blacks.
And brighter. And thinner as no backlight is needed. But you risk burn in.
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Old 03-19-2019, 06:59 AM
 
Location: Florida
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And brighter. And thinner as no backlight is needed. But you risk burn in.
How do you avoid the burn in?
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Old 03-19-2019, 08:39 AM
 
Location: Southern California
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How do you avoid the burn in?
It's not a huge issue with phones in 2019. The manufacturers have implemented things in software to prvent burn in like moving around things by a pixel or 2 on a timed schedule so burn in doesn't happen. Just try not to leave the same screen on with the same picture, etc for an extended period of time.
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