Have I made a big mistake getting the iPhone X?

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  1. amylyn1970

    amylyn1970 Active Member

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    Very true! At first I didn’t like that things were actually smaller with the screen not being as wide and then after a few days of use I picked up my 6s Plus and it looked so weird with the white around the screen that I put it on eBay. Now I really appreciate my X and am glad I got it. First thing I did notice about the X is that I type so much better on it. That in itself is a big plus for me. Also, I cannot live without Face ID now. So much easier than the buggy fingerprint scanner. I thought I’d miss the home button at first, but I definitely don’t. So glad I took the plunge and got the X.
     
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  2. applexman

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    I love every aspect of the phone apart from the screen issue, for me anyway. I think the face ID is fantastic especially for passwords, fat fingers and bad eyes are the worst nightmares on the X, I'm not saying it cant be done as I AM using it, BUT I don't feel as relaxed as I was with the 7 Plus, so it's all about compromise, just a shame about the screen size economy with the truth and that is fact as can be seen in my pictures. All I want is the actual visible 7 Plus Screen as a phone. edge to edge, no notches, then I will be happy!

    I will stop moaning and get back to my iPad Pro large, at least I can see that :)
     
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  3. applexman

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    I have stolen protection with my homes insurance but would not want her put in a situation that she would be robbed, she had an iPhone 6 Plus before, funny thing now is she would never go back to a smaller phone like the 5 she used to have, BUT she certainly has her eyes on my X :)

    I bought a pair of those toothbrushes you stick in your ear Apple brought out, I felt such a dick even walking around the house I gave them to her, well she acquired them when she saw them lying around, and she loves them, I guess maybe I am getting too fussy in my old age and should leave all this gadget stuff to you younger people.
     
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  4. amylyn1970

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    Yes, that would be better to have a screen that size edge to edge. I use my iPad Pro large most of the time and only use my phone when I’m out or in the car so I’m happy enough.
     
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    Great photos that help explain the difference. Thanks for taking the time to post these!
     
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    iDan Administrator Staff Member

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    I would give it a few weeks and see if the new display grows on you. I came from a 6, so for me the X was a really nice upgrade. I might feel different if I was coming from a plus phone. I'd certainly like to hear more input from previous plus users!
     
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    Interesting! I will be replacing my iPhone 6 Plus with the X. I hope I won't miss the width of the screen on the 6 Plus.
     
  8. applexman

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    They aren't mine they are taken from the article :) BUT does give an indication of what 6.5" looks like if you have never seen that size before, would have been nice to have an iPhone 7 or 8 Plus next to them as well.
     
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    I don't think there is an issue for young folks, its the old ones like me that need the extra width, just waiting for the 65" OLED iPhone Super Size :)
     
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    I think a lot people that have had the remorse of the x have been plus or previous plus owners. A few of my friends had the X for a few days and brought it back for the 8 plus. It wasn’t that they didn’t like the phone... they were used to the size- so in their instances, size matters
     
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    I had the 7+ and am trying to get used to the 10, i like it alot though
     
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  12. Scottysize

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    Yup. But for me, the size of the Plus is what drew me to the smaller X. Love it. Wouldn't go back. However, I hear there's an X Plus in the works for 2018 that should address those who don't like the screen of the X. It won't be for me. I've got my "perfect" phone.
     
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    I have been an iPhone user since the 6 Plus time & each time a new "Plus" was released, I picked it up even if there wasn't much change in the aesthetics, hardware, software, etc - prior to coming to the iPhone, I was a big Android user and loved the larger phones there as well - especially the Note series. With all that said, I love the iPhone X (notch and all :)) - the screen is awesome and the size is perfect (screen and phone). I pick up my 8 Plus and think wow, this seems almost clunky but I know it is just the mind playing tricks on me LOL.

    If an X Plus is released, I would most likely give it a whirl too.
     
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    I can see myself not using the Plus for very long, it already feels and looks old. I will use it for work stuff, but it will become painful soon
     
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    Picked up my 6S Plus the other day to move it from the coffee table and was like, "Dannnnng. This thing is HUGE!" LOL
     
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