I was ready to go X until I found a couple of the better hands-on videos from YouTube, and now I’m considering 8 Plus.
Despite being higher-resolution, the aspect ratio of the screen means it displays less:
- There’s less vertical space, so you lose the tabs in Safari that you get on the 7/8 Plus, for instance.
- Due to the notch, it puts white-space margins on both sides of web pages
But I’m mostly interested as a photographer, so the ‘best cameras possible’ aspect still makes me lean towards the X a bit more. The AR demo of the front camera putting you in different 3D scenes was pretty badass.
Also, $999? Only if you’re happy to live with smaller memory on your high-end phone and you live in a state with no sales tax. The 256GB is going to be $1470 in WA state with tax and AppleCare. :gulp:
(Also, re: comments above, developers are apparently forbidden from blacking out/trying to hide the notch.)