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April 5, 2019 5:42 EDT PM  

Hey all

so my iphone 7 plus fell and the screen smashed, insurance paid for a new phone so what is the wisest choice-

iphone 8, iphone X or iPhone XR.

It seems the XR has a lower spec screen to the X but the XR is newer which seems weird, so I'm undecided. I'd quite like something a bit smaller than the 7 plus ideally.

Any wisdom gratefully received.

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April 9, 2019 6:01 EDT PM  

Many people like the XR despite the initial tech reviewers panning it.

What you should do is go to an Apple Store (or anywhere you can hold and play with the different iPhones), and decide for yourself based on dimensions, weight, how it feels in your hand, etc...


Personally, unless there were solid negatives to the XS or the XR, I would choose one of them over the 8.  Mainly because it will be a longer period of time before the tech is too old to support a future iOS upgrade.


It would also be a good idea to get current reviews of the iPhones.  And when I say current, sometimes well past when the models were just released, as those reviewers did not have sufficient time with the newer models to have good judgment.