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8 or X?

I’m probably about to get a new phone.  I’m an Apple user.  Don’t try to convert me.  

Should I go with the 8 or the X?  I kinda like having a real button on the bottom.  But I’ve heard the X is the coolest thing since the other side of the pillow.  

82 > 87
Simple math.

The X, but I’m kind of over it already. Logging into anything without Face ID is so 2016. 

"When what I'm doing isn't working, that's when I'll take your criticisms." -- Me, some time ago

I upgraded to the iPhone 8 this spring. Mainly because I’m poor. But, I can still watch porn in HD just like the rest of em.

¯\_(ツ)_/¯ It be like that sometimes.

Wait for Black Friday. They usually put iPhones for 30 to 50 percent off.

I love my cheese. I got to have my cheddar.

“Mmmmmm, something…” - H. Simpson

G, a successful accountant/financial planner like you doesn’t need the most trendy phone to be cool.

As for the tangible benefits of iPhone X over iPhone 8 - the main difference to me is the double camera on the iPhone X. I’ve seen some pictures with it, and it can really do things that iPhone 8 cannot, specifically with respect to optical zoom and depth of field. If the camera is important to you, like if you post a lot on Instagram with the latinas you meet in the club, then this alone might justify the extra cost of iPhone X.

I wouldn’t pay more for the better screen and trendy design, but that is just me. 

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I know a guy worth 6m but uses the tiny iPhones. iPhones are amazing even when they are old. But I still like to upgrade since I am buying at half off

I love my cheese. I got to have my cheddar.

Nerdyblop wrote:

I know a guy worth 6m but uses the tiny iPhones. iPhones are amazing even when they are old. But I still like to upgrade since I am buying at half off

Did he include his home equity value in the net worth calculation?

Anyway, 6m isn’t even that much, Ohai earns that just in annual bonuses 

It ain't what you don't know that gets you in trouble. It's what you know for sure that just ain't so.

ohai wrote:

G, a successful accountant/financial planner like you doesn’t need the most trendy phone to be cool.

As for the tangible benefits of iPhone X over iPhone 8 - the main difference to me is the double camera on the iPhone X. I’ve seen some pictures with it, and it can really do things that iPhone 8 cannot, specifically with respect to optical zoom and depth of field. If the camera is important to you, like if you post a lot on Instagram with the latinas you meet in the club, then this alone might justify the extra cost of iPhone X.

I wouldn’t pay more for the better screen and trendy design, but that is just me. 

Agree, X camera better captures the thiccness 

"When what I'm doing isn't working, that's when I'll take your criticisms." -- Me, some time ago

TrackSuitInvestor wrote:

Nerdyblop wrote:

I know a guy worth 6m but uses the tiny iPhones. iPhones are amazing even when they are old. But I still like to upgrade since I am buying at half off

Did he include his home equity value in the net worth calculation?

Anyway, 6m isn’t even that much, Ohai earns that just in annual bonuses 

coincidentally yes. he has a 2m home with an equity of 1.3m. and 4 investment properties.  about 600k in retirement accounts as well. the 6m is net of debt.

I love my cheese. I got to have my cheddar.

Anyone else think Nerdy works in PWM and all his wealthy friends are clients/prospects he’s met through work? Nothing wrong with it, it’s just odd to always talk about house worth down to home equity level with the boys…at least in my circle.

you basically need to come from a target school pedigree/work at prestigious firm in the US/have a really good connection.

- AF hivemind

Both my parents changed their phones two weeks ago, my father got the X, mother got Samsung S10 or whatever is the latest. Even a guy like myself who doesn’t know much about Photography can tell how better quality the Samsung phone is.

Also, the battery needs a charge every two days or so, which is really nice.

Anyways you don’t want the Samsung so go buy whatever you want.

If you want the best overall phone, go Samsung S10. If you want the phone with the best camera, go Huawei P30 Pro. 

brain_wash_your_face wrote:

Anyone else think Nerdy works in PWM and all his wealthy friends are clients/prospects he’s met through work? Nothing wrong with it, it’s just odd to always talk about house worth down to home equity level with the boys…at least in my circle.

haha nah. i didnt meet him at work. he is my dad’s bff. he wanted me to date his daughter a good minute ago. still do prolly.  he just tell me info. rich people just tell me ****. which makes sense cuz im smart. 

for my friends. i usually ask. since i am always curious how people got rich

I love my cheese. I got to have my cheddar.

I have an Xs. I would recommend it. But, I didn’t put a case on my first one and then broke it in a couple months - it is slippery. The smooth sides are hard to hold. At first, it survived some harsh drops on concrete. Then, it had a small crack that spread. Then I shattered the back real bad. I haven’t cracked my 2nd one yet. I also have taken it on some wet journeys on my road bike. It seems to be ok. 

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