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@cato1040 just a few points n your points(if you bother logging back in). I’ve had my X for just over a week and the only ‘issue’ I’ve had is when typing I occasionally hit the keyboard change button because of the edge display. Face id works brilliantly and more importantly, naturally. So much so I find using the Touch ID button on my iPad a bit of a chore!
If if you compare this to a galaxy s8 for example, it has a band on the top and bottom whereas the X goes all the way to the edge so which phone has more screen real estate?
why would you need a back button? You can switch between apps quite easily and there’s a previous used app at the top left corner if you get, for example, a message coming in while using another app.
no issues with multitasking as you can access that in a similar way to how you could with a physical button.
headphone jacks were one of my complaints when the 7 came out but I’ve just gone onto a stand alone player which is small enough to pocket and is actually better than any phone based player can be.
which Samsung phone has a button on the bottom? How does this add to the experience of having face id? Certainly not the galaxy s8
no phone or manufacturer is perfect but I held off two generations of new iPhones because my 6 plus was doing the job and I didn’t feel there was a big enough change to warrant trading up. The X does this and it may not have the ‘latest’ tech that Samsung appears to introduce every year but you also have to look at how long Samsung’s implementation of its new tech lasts. It’s not always beneficial to be first to the first out of the block
Don’t see what the problem with the notch is. As mentioned, Samsung has a thicker bar across the top and bottom which I think is worse as it detracts from the appearance of being truly edge to edge. If anything they should have made the camera lens cover on the silver version silver as well instead of black
I’m still on my 6 plus and used to upgrade almost every cycle but loss of the headphone jack and similar designs coupled with the fact that my phone was still functioning well meant I didn’t upgrade for the last few years. Now I’m finding my phone is slowing down a bit and not handling newer apps so well and having found another solution for listening to music will be going for an upgrade. I will be going for the X mainly because you have a similarly specced phone but with a different form factor. Despite what many are saying, design is important especially if you are given a choice. Honestly, if the X hadn’t come out at the same time I would be perfectly happy buying an 8 plus but psychologically and technically it isnt the flagship anymore regardless of price.
at this early stage, the (unscientific) timing in the Apple store appears to be showing that less people are buying the 8. The longest delay in shipping I noticed was 1-2 weeks on the first day whereas previous phones would have quickly jumped to at least a month. Checking today and that delivery time has gone back to 1-2 days shipping. Maybe it’s people waiting to see what the X does but it looks like a lot of people are willing to shell out over 1k for it
Don't see facial recognition working on its own at the moment. Quite a few banking apps use Touch ID to login. Not saying they can't change the app but without having prior knowledge of what Apple will be making it will mean these apps will effectively be disabled(is already forgotten my physical password!)until any form of facial recognition is integrated back into said apps. Also from a normal payment point of view, you need to touch the ID button at the same time. It might not be so easy to get your face at the right angle to the screen to unlock/authorise payment