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Level 14: Rising star 
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Registered: ‎22-04-2017

Re: Buying advice iPhone X vs XR

Esim is like built into the phone ee in UK only work with the Iwatch not sure about the iPhone it basically slowed the phone down the update did
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Registered: ‎23-10-2012

Re: Buying advice iPhone X vs XR

First I thought "cooooool, 2 sims? So I can put my O2-UK sim into my main-phone"... But no. It has to stay in the 4S Smiley Sad

iPhone XR * 64 GB * (Product) Red * unlocked
iPad Air wifi & LTE * 16 GB * White * unlocked + iPad Air 2 wifi only
Apple Watch Series 2 Nike+
MacBook Pro 15" 2018 + Magic Mouse 2


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
Anonymous
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Re: Buying advice iPhone X vs XR

@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 Smiley Happy

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

Anonymous
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Re: Buying advice iPhone X vs XR

This is my example...

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Registered: ‎03-02-2017

Re: Buying advice iPhone X vs XR

The X is not "throttled".  Apple have a setting where the processor will be capped if you the phone experiences shutdowns due to battery capacity. If the battery has degraded that much, then you can pay for a replacement battery swap from Apple (currently £29), once the battery is back above the threshold, then the phone works as before.

 

Android manufacturers have already admitted that they restrict battery capacity as the battery ages (same tech, so the issue affects all mobile handsets).

 

Anyway, back to the question - unless you got a really good deal on the X (and OLED is really important to you) then I'd go for the Xr.  One thing to remember is that the phone is marginally larger, so try before you buy.

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Re: Buying advice iPhone X vs XR


@Anonymous wrote:

@ComaChameleonI would go for XR
Because you said Germany, Telekom and Vodafone support esim there. Then you can have your UK sim Smiley Happy

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


@ all

thank you guys!

I was at the Telekom store in our city and the girl there showed me the XR and (her personal X. Funny thing is, she works for Telekom and has O2 Ger herself Smiley Very Happy) her X.

Noticed the increased size. But it wasn't that much more, so I think it'll be fine.

Price on my contract is 350€ upcost for XR and 399€ for the X. So I think the XR ist smarther in the end.

 

I need to ask about the esim. Will O2 UK support Esim on prepaid too later?

Maybe @EmilieT or @Marjo know anything about it.

As I already cut a sim into a nano-sim, I don't wanna try to cut it even shorter myself sweat smile

 

@Anonymous

What does the P and S in front of the provider mean? Can you chose which number is taken for Whatsapp, Imessage, txt, calls?

iPhone XR * 64 GB * (Product) Red * unlocked
iPad Air wifi & LTE * 16 GB * White * unlocked + iPad Air 2 wifi only
Apple Watch Series 2 Nike+
MacBook Pro 15" 2018 + Magic Mouse 2


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
Anonymous
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Re: Buying advice iPhone X vs XR

@ComaChameleon

Im aware that o2 will not support eSIM on PAYGO only Pay monthly and first haft 2019. 

Thats just initial of the name you choose for each line, it can be anything you want really. Would be easy for you to have the eSIM using Telekom and use your O2 UK sim

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Registered: ‎12-09-2013

Re: Buying advice iPhone X vs XR

I don't think reviews are very objective in their assessments I have had a long line of iPhones and a string of Android ones too. I like the security/privicy of iOS but their LED screens are dire. My 8 Plus is just about big enough but it is not useable out of doors, nor visible in strong sunlight. Battery life is tolerable not good. By contrast my last Android HTC One M8 is still going strong and the screen, though similar technology, is useable out doors battery time is also tolerable. Sound is far better than Apple (I have a RR custom ROM) for my money the pre OLED Apple phones are vastly over priced and the OS has become captive of selfie-takers and anemoji users a generation living in a bubble. Apple once made a genuine 'eco system' where coumputers and phones, routers and NAS all talked the same or very similar language. Now even though you pay £k's for an iMac or Macbook Pro that is no longer the case ... all dumbed down.