The "I've got an iPhone" thread Page 284

  • Tonka 27 Oct 2018 12:57:19 29,761 posts
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    CrispyXUKTurbo wrote:
    Dunno, just changed from a galaxy s8 to an xr and other than pure black it doesn't seem any worse.
    I read a lot of e-books on my phone and at night it's nice to have white text on pure black.
  • CrispyXUKTurbo 27 Oct 2018 13:05:10 2,034 posts
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    Me too, it's perfectly fine for that, it's a very good display
  • askew 27 Oct 2018 13:16:55 19,764 posts
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    nickthegun wrote:
    On the other hand, if you bought the XS, would you constantly look at it and think 'that absolutely wasn't worth it. That 300 quid would have been better spent on coke and hookers'?

    It is an odd one. The XR is manifestly the best bet, right down to the storage tiers being more sensible.
    Also best battery life :o
  • Fake_Blood 27 Oct 2018 16:05:36 9,660 posts
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    720p though, where did they even find those screens in large quantities these days?
  • THFourteen 27 Oct 2018 16:14:25 52,795 posts
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    Fake_Blood wrote:
    720p though, where did they even find those screens in large quantities these days?
    Nintendo.
  • nickthegun 27 Oct 2018 16:16:44 78,513 posts
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    Theres internet rumours that they cost at least as much as the XS screen due to the economies of scale and the work needed to fit the form factor.

    Many, many, many moons ago one of my bros was a citroen salesman. He said the standard poverty trim on their cars came with a casette player rather than the CD player even though in the mid-2000s it cost more to produce just to provide that extra nudge to go bigger.
  • elstoof 27 Oct 2018 16:24:15 23,913 posts
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    Loss leader economics
  • Fake_Blood 27 Oct 2018 16:30:32 9,660 posts
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    I think the worst part is other manufacturers are now more expensive too. MKBHD was explaining on the Joe Rogan podcast that the google pixel 3 is now almost $200 more expensive than the pixel 2 when it launched, and nobody batted an eyelid.
  • Tonka 27 Oct 2018 18:36:04 29,761 posts
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    CrispyXUKTurbo wrote:
    Me too, it's perfectly fine for that, it's a very good display
    Why settle for perfectly fine tho?
  • BigOrkWaaagh 27 Oct 2018 20:19:27 8,838 posts
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    Tonka wrote:
    CrispyXUKTurbo wrote:
    Me too, it's perfectly fine for that, it's a very good display
    Why settle for perfectly fine tho?
    To save 300 odd quid.
  • CrispyXUKTurbo 27 Oct 2018 20:46:25 2,034 posts
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    Cheaper with a bigger screen that is just not quite as good at black, seems like a no brained to me
  • BurnoutJunkie 27 Oct 2018 23:47:11 1,124 posts
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    THFourteen wrote:
    Fake_Blood wrote:
    720p though, where did they even find those screens in large quantities these days?
    Nintendo.
    Hah. What a hit, son.
  • ChiefGB 28 Oct 2018 06:57:18 11,330 posts
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    I was always looking at an x, so when the Xs max came out and it was just £100 more, I went all in. Like other here I only upgrade something like 4 years, and therefore try to go top tier when I do. I does help I work at Argos and got 10% off plus a year to pay for it on the store card.
  • TheSaint 28 Oct 2018 11:23:29 18,745 posts
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    If you are the kind of person that would splash out on an OLED tv rather than a basic LCD then you are the kind of person that is going to notice the difference between the two. Thatís how I looked at it anyway.
  • nickthegun 28 Oct 2018 11:51:26 78,513 posts
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    I went from an oled on my S8 back to an iPhone 7 and, yeah, the difference is obviously noticeable but it's a phone. You can't really compare it to the use case on a massive TV.

    The screen on the Samsung is much nicer but it's a 5 inch rectangle I hold a foot away from my face. I'd rather have it than not but it's absolutely not worth the premium I'm this instance.

    But, as has been said, the fact that most other handsets at this still premium price have it isn't a great look.
  • elstoof 28 Oct 2018 11:55:48 23,913 posts
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    Whatever screen you have, you very soon get used to it in my experience. As long as you donít also have an oled phone that you regularly use I canít see myself particularly missing it. On the other hand, I spend far, far longer looking at my phone than any other screen, so Iíd go for the best available given the choice
  • THFourteen 28 Oct 2018 11:59:15 52,795 posts
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    Iíve been alternating between a Xiaomi budget phone and my X for the last week and the difference in screen quality is unnoticed by me.
  • Deleted user 6 December 2018 16:36:53
    Anyone ever replaced the vibration motor on an iPhone? Iphone 6s to be exact. If this is a blag is there any decent repair services online that will do this. It's out of warranty as well.
  • superdelphinus 6 Dec 2018 16:49:52 10,089 posts
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    I have just gone from an se to an xs. Really like it - I thought I would hate the increase in size but Iíve got used to it quickly. The photos look very nice. Iíve already thrown it on the floor twice though.

    I have no idea what the specs are but itís got some really funky magic speaker thing where if you watch a video or listen to music in landscape mode it has this magical stereo effect thatís incredibly convincing.
  • dominalien 6 Dec 2018 16:56:49 9,233 posts
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    It has speakers on both sides of the screen innit.
  • superdelphinus 6 Dec 2018 18:30:18 10,089 posts
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    Oh yeah! Hadnít spotted that little thing there before.
  • up_the_ante 10 Sep 2019 20:45:22 1,098 posts
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    Most underwhelming new iphone launch ever? I already can't even remember what its new must have feature was. Oh yeah - it's got a better camera.

    At least it makes last years model cheaper - I need a new phone.

    Edited by up_the_ante at 20:46:18 10-09-2019
  • beastmaster 10 Sep 2019 20:53:40 19,400 posts
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    A few Apple YouTubers were saying months ago that the real innovations are coming in 2020. Maybe.
  • askew 10 Sep 2019 21:12:32 19,764 posts
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    Was the launch today? o_O
  • nickthegun 10 Sep 2019 21:21:50 78,513 posts
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    Yeah. They very quietly launched an almost reasonably priced phone.
  • Dirtbox 10 Sep 2019 21:24:08 91,187 posts
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    That still has the biggest notch in the industry. Mind boggling.
  • up_the_ante 10 Sep 2019 21:46:29 1,098 posts
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    @nickthegun It's the same price, if not more, than last year is it not?
  • nickthegun 10 Sep 2019 21:52:42 78,513 posts
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    The XR launched at 750 and this is looking like 699 with a better spec.

    Edit: the 11, that is. I think the 11 Pro is the same price as the XS was.

    Edited by nickthegun at 21:53:42 10-09-2019
  • Derblington 11 Sep 2019 06:53:08 31,881 posts
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    I wanted a large model again this year, so I'm stuck with the highest price Pro if I stick to that :(
  • RedPanda87 11 Sep 2019 08:07:58 1,931 posts
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    Clever move calling the XR's successor the iPhone 11. It's going to be their most popular phone and making it seem like a 'proper' iPhone rather than a 'cheap' iPhone to buyers will help further. Also lowering the price was a good move.

    The iPhone 11 Pro Max though is maybe an even stupider name than the iPhone XS Max.

    The improved battery life is the best thing overall about these new models I think.
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