iPhone XR or XS/XSmax?

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Post by manitoujoe » Tue Jan 08, 2019 9:30 pm

hoppyjr wrote:
toxicavenger wrote:i set my to do face recognition of my sack
So it recognizes some other dudes face?
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Post by toxicavenger » Tue Jan 08, 2019 9:35 pm

manitoujoe wrote:
Tue Jan 08, 2019 9:30 pm
hoppyjr wrote:
toxicavenger wrote:i set my to do face recognition of my sack
So it recognizes some other dudes face?
Hahaha


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Post by hoppyjr » Tue Jan 08, 2019 9:52 pm

toxicavenger wrote:
manitoujoe wrote:
Tue Jan 08, 2019 9:30 pm
hoppyjr wrote:
toxicavenger wrote:i set my to do face recognition of my sack
So it recognizes some other dudes face?
Hahaha


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Post by Torrid » Tue Jan 08, 2019 11:31 pm

tattoo chef wrote:
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Everyone is reluctant to move to FaceID at first. But it just works.
I get that. I don’t dislike the idea. It’s just that in my line of work I have to be discreet when I do use my phone and I don’t often raise it to my face checking things. I wish they’d add a fingerprint scanner to the back like a number of Android devices that also have facial recognition. I’ll stick with my 8 Plus for now but there’s a good chance I’ll actually go back to Android after this phone if it never comes back. It’s not just about Touch ID but that would be the final straw. That and I cannot stand the notch. So many phones do it now. If I was buying a phone right now it would be the Samsung Note 9 for these reasons but as long as iPhones last me I’ll likely use this one for a few years.


You don’t have to raise it directly to your face. I pull out of my pocket and at pocket height it unlocks. For the times it’s on a table, and I need to glance at it, I just put in my passcode.


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Post by matt.wu » Wed Jan 09, 2019 12:06 am

nweash wrote:I went from X to XS Max. Love the additional screen space. It’s way more pleasant overall. You get used to the size within a day and then you can’t imagine not having.

Can’t think of any drawbacks. I use a bodyguardz case that’s relatively thin and protects up to 12 feet drops.

Battery lasts me all day and I average 4hr 40min of screen time a day according to my Screen Time app.
Same. X to XS Max. Happy with the choice.
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Post by Henryj » Wed Jan 09, 2019 3:46 am

I’m gonna wait until I can handle them in person. For me it’s going to be how it feels in my hand and in my pocket. I’m coming from a 7, and I’m a front pocket kinda guy (mostly for the vibrations). I know I won’t go Max, so it’ll be either XR or XS. Screen and camera are both better than I’ll probably ever notice, but the dual sim is the selling point for me.
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Torrid wrote:
tattoo chef wrote:
Tue Jan 08, 2019 8:15 pm
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Tue Jan 08, 2019 6:20 pm
Everyone is reluctant to move to FaceID at first. But it just works.
I get that. I don’t dislike the idea. It’s just that in my line of work I have to be discreet when I do use my phone and I don’t often raise it to my face checking things. I wish they’d add a fingerprint scanner to the back like a number of Android devices that also have facial recognition. I’ll stick with my 8 Plus for now but there’s a good chance I’ll actually go back to Android after this phone if it never comes back. It’s not just about Touch ID but that would be the final straw. That and I cannot stand the notch. So many phones do it now. If I was buying a phone right now it would be the Samsung Note 9 for these reasons but as long as iPhones last me I’ll likely use this one for a few years.


You don’t have to raise it directly to your face. I pull out of my pocket and at pocket height it unlocks. For the times it’s on a table, and I need to glance at it, I just put in my passcode.


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Low light though? There’s time where I am in almost pitch black.
I haven’t had one issue with it unlocking in complete darkness.


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Post by CGSshorty » Wed Jan 09, 2019 8:26 am

I just got my wife an XR. I’m going to stick with my 7 Plus for at least another year. It still does everything I need very well.
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Post by hidden by leaves » Wed Jan 09, 2019 9:06 am

Anybody run these without a case? I always want to then chicken out...
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Post by nweash » Wed Jan 09, 2019 9:11 am

hidden by leaves wrote:Anybody run these without a case? I always want to then chicken out...
[Youtube] https://youtu.be/vvFeqL86JBk[/youtube]

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Post by hidden by leaves » Wed Jan 09, 2019 9:22 am

nweash wrote:
Wed Jan 09, 2019 9:11 am
hidden by leaves wrote:Anybody run these without a case? I always want to then chicken out...
[Youtube] https://youtu.be/vvFeqL86JBk[/youtube]
Well that was interesting... :thumbsup: However I'm pretty sure Joe and Neil both can afford to replace their phones every day if needed... and I don't think either has a nine month old son with itchy hands ;)

Maybe I'll compromise and do film type protectors front and back.
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Post by Henryj » Wed Jan 09, 2019 9:28 am

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Anybody run these without a case? I always want to then chicken out...
I’ve always found iPhones slippery without a case.
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Post by gamecock111 » Wed Jan 09, 2019 10:08 am

Wondering if apple is going to drop the prices in the next few months. Lots of noise about their weaker sales.

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Post by manitoujoe » Wed Jan 09, 2019 10:09 am

Check out Rhinoshield. It’s thin, number-style, and I won’t buy anything else. Saved me countless times.
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Post by Torrid » Wed Jan 09, 2019 10:10 am

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Wed Jan 09, 2019 9:06 am
Anybody run these without a case? I always want to then chicken out...
I imagine it would be about as slippery as any other iPhone. I use my 8 Plus without a case. The last phone I used with a case was the SE and it was too small to really grip well.

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So Xr is the way to go?

I’ve got a 6+ too. When I was at Best Buy, I quickly liked the Xr screen too and had to do a double take because I thought it was the Xs.

Also, carriers. I’m with AT&T but heard good stuff about Sprint. Any real difference?
Selym wrote:
Tue Jan 08, 2019 7:02 pm

The Xr is also considerably cheaper than the Xs or Xs Max.

My wife's thinking of returning her Xs to Costco and getting an Xr plus cash instead. She bought the Xs shortly before the Xr was released.

Maybe I'm blind, but I can't tell the difference between the OG Retina and new OLED displays. :shrug:
Yeah one of the first things I did when I started looking at these options was go to a Best Buy where they had an XR and XS (literally) side by side and turned on for display. I ran the same demo photos holding the two phones together and I had to convince myself I was seeing some minor differences in a couple of pics. Maybe.

If you showed me the two phones independently and asked me to guess which was the XS I'm pretty sure I'd do no better than if I was flipping a coin.
You'd probably need to be watching a movie on both in a slightly darkened room to really see the differences in contrast and black level.

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Post by shaneotool » Wed Jan 09, 2019 10:42 am

I upgraded from a 6 to an XS. I am a front pocket carrier and a one hand user. I think the XS is about as big as I could go and still use one handed and tote comfortably in my front pocket. I use the 2nd zoom lens a lot more than I thought I would. I justified the expense to myself because I'm planning on keeping it for 3 to 4 years.

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Check out Rhinoshield. It’s thin, number-style, and I won’t buy anything else. Saved me countless times.
Thanks Mark! Which product of theirs do you use?
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Post by hoppyjr » Wed Jan 09, 2019 11:59 am

hidden by leaves wrote:Anybody run these without a case? I always want to then chicken out...
Why would you want to? Just use a thin case and keep it nice. None of these are immune to scrapes and scratches.

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Post by tattoo chef » Wed Jan 09, 2019 1:26 pm

hidden by leaves wrote:Anybody run these without a case? I always want to then chicken out...
I always use a case and screen protector anymore. Spigen case usually as it adds minimal bulk but good protection. Screen protector did it’s job on New Year’s Day. Dropped the phone on concrete steps. Cracked the screen protector but phone screen was fine.

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Post by manitoujoe » Wed Jan 09, 2019 1:34 pm

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Check out Rhinoshield. It’s thin, number-style, and I won’t buy anything else. Saved me countless times.
Thanks Mark! Which product of theirs do you use?
RhinoShield Bumper Case for iPhone 6 Plus/iPhone 6S Plus [CrashGuard] | Shock Absorbent Slim Design Protective Cover [3.5 M / 11ft Drop Protection] - Black https://www.amazon.com/dp/B01LCR80NI/re ... nCb449N99P

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Post by Seppia » Wed Jan 09, 2019 1:35 pm

I’ve used no case and no screen guard for ages, but for this new Xr I bought Apple ‘s transparent cover.
It looks okay and it adds weight and bulk, but right now I’m too afraid to break it.
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iPhone XR or XS/XSmax?

Post by hidden by leaves » Wed Jan 09, 2019 2:39 pm

hoppyjr wrote:
hidden by leaves wrote:Anybody run these without a case? I always want to then chicken out...
Why would you want to? Just use a thin case and keep it nice. None of these are immune to scrapes and scratches.
Because

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Keep it nice for what? To never use as it was designed and intended? Guess I have a bit of fatigue on that stuff.

#wearyourshit

But yeah - I know know if I smash it I will prolly be singing a different tune.


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Post by hidden by leaves » Wed Jan 09, 2019 2:40 pm

Seppia wrote: Probably will pull the goalie in a year or so
Lol. Come to Canada Andrea, you'll fit right in.


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Re: iPhone XR or XS/XSmax?

Post by tattoo chef » Wed Jan 09, 2019 2:47 pm

Let me say if you’re not going to put a case on it, I would at least do a screen protector. Being all screen they get scratched easily.


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