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Buying advice iPhone X vs XR

ComaChameleon
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Hey guys.

 

As my contract (my German one) is ending next month, I have to decide what mobile to get next. Sure: It'll be an iPhone.

 

Now I searched on the hp of my network and saw the iPhone X is about the same upfront-price as the XR.

-The XS isn't an option as it's more than 600€.

 

So X is the old "prime" model. Is it better?

The XR seems not a big gap to XS (body, camera, screen) and even has a better battery.

 

Should I go for the X or XR?

As it's better for a discussion I will not name my favourite by now.

 

Cheers,

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@ComaChameleon I would go for XR
Better CPU
Bigger screen
Better performance
Dual sim (one nano sim and one esim)
- esim in uk for XS and XR at the moment only supported by EE, O2 will support next year. I love the esim because now I can use my EE esim and my O2 nano sim. Because you said Germany, Telekom and Vodafone support esim there. Then you can have your UK sim slight_smile

Face ID is just great, can’t go back to fingerprint. Once you get used to it you will be fine.

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liggerz87
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Also be aware that Apple have now done an update to the x that throttles it in an update you can take the battery thing off if you want
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Given the option I’d go for XR
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@ComaChameleon

 I can't offer advice as I'm part of the android army.... but best of luck with whatever you choose. wink

 

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ComaChameleon
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@liggerz87

You mean it just gets slower or is it the better for the battery?

Thought making "old" phones slower is forbidden now

 

@MI5

Because it's newer?

 

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Thanks kissing_heart

iPhone 12 Pro Max * 128 GB * Pacific Blue * unlocked
iPad Pro 11" wifi * 128 GB * silver + Apple Pencil 2
Apple Watch Series 5 Nike+ (& Series 2)
MacBook Pro 15" 2018 + Magic Mouse 2
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Home Pod white

Mobile history:
Alcatel One Touch Easy * Nokia 3310 * Siemens A60 * Siemens SL65 * Nokia 6230i * Nokia 6300i * Apple iPhone 3GS (used) * iPhone 3GS (replaced by Apple) * iPhone 4S (used) * iPhone 4S (replaced by Apple) * iPhone 6 * iPhone 7 * iPhone XR * iPhone 12 Pro Max
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MI5
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Because it's better.
I have no affiliation whatsoever with O2 or any subsidiary companies. Comments posted are entirely of my own opinion. This is not Customer Service so we are unable to help with account specific issues.

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ComaChameleon
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@MI5

That's my impression too.

 

My brother (his contract ends same time) wanted to keep his iPhone 6S rofl

iPhone 12 Pro Max * 128 GB * Pacific Blue * unlocked
iPad Pro 11" wifi * 128 GB * silver + Apple Pencil 2
Apple Watch Series 5 Nike+ (& Series 2)
MacBook Pro 15" 2018 + Magic Mouse 2
Apple TV 4K + HD
Home Pod white

Mobile history:
Alcatel One Touch Easy * Nokia 3310 * Siemens A60 * Siemens SL65 * Nokia 6230i * Nokia 6300i * Apple iPhone 3GS (used) * iPhone 3GS (replaced by Apple) * iPhone 4S (used) * iPhone 4S (replaced by Apple) * iPhone 6 * iPhone 7 * iPhone XR * iPhone 12 Pro Max
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Mn...XR for me too because of the bigger screen.

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ComaChameleon
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Thanks @liggerz87

Still a bit nervous about face-ID. But every of the new ones has, so no other option.

And what's "E-sim"?

iPhone 12 Pro Max * 128 GB * Pacific Blue * unlocked
iPad Pro 11" wifi * 128 GB * silver + Apple Pencil 2
Apple Watch Series 5 Nike+ (& Series 2)
MacBook Pro 15" 2018 + Magic Mouse 2
Apple TV 4K + HD
Home Pod white

Mobile history:
Alcatel One Touch Easy * Nokia 3310 * Siemens A60 * Siemens SL65 * Nokia 6230i * Nokia 6300i * Apple iPhone 3GS (used) * iPhone 3GS (replaced by Apple) * iPhone 4S (used) * iPhone 4S (replaced by Apple) * iPhone 6 * iPhone 7 * iPhone XR * iPhone 12 Pro Max
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