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    time for a new phone - help me decide
    I've had my iPhone 6 for years, and it's time for an upgrade.

    I'm going to buy the phone (I already have a sim contract that I'm happy with) and looking at the 8, 8 plus or an X.

    I haven't kept up with iPhone design or specs so am starting from scratch knowledge wise.

    I'll be keeping the phone for at least 5 years so which one is going to be best for me?

    I'm a light user - web, email, no gaming so I don't need huge memory. But I do want a really good camera. That's a must have.

    Help!!!!!!


    Johann Gambolputty de Von Ausfern....of Ülm

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    Hi Nick

    Well, I'll start by stating the obvious - it's very personal at the end of the day.

    Another obvious comment is that a new batch of iPhones is scheduled for release in the autumn, probably September/October. Lots of speculation on what these will be - dead easy to use Mr Google to get to the rumours.

    As things stand now - NB now: If you can afford it, I'd go for the X. Why?

    Great camera. Swiping gestures very easy to learn and once learnt, in my view of course, you'll never want to go back to a physical Home Button.

    Face recognition incredibly reliable and fast in almost any lighting situation you can imagine. Glasses or hat on or off - no problem.

    The physical size of the screen is close to that of the iPhone 8+, whilst the overall physical size of the device is smaller - somewhere between the 8 and 8+. Best of both worlds in that respect.

    If a phone can ever be called "beautiful", it is the X.

    Personal views, remember.

    Ian
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    thanks Ian

    I've ordered a new iPhone X direct from Apple. Arrives tomorrow :-)


    Johann Gambolputty de Von Ausfern....of Ülm

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    Good man. You won't be disappointed.

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    Definitely the best choice if you couldn't wait for the fall.

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    I love my iPhone X. Good choice.

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