What is the iPhone XR?
Finally killing a month after the iPhone XS and iPhone XS Max, the iPhone XR is a cheaper alternative to Apple’s flagship devices. This is till now from the budget iPhone many were expecting before launch.
iPhone XR has only one camera on the back, the stainless-steel rim has been swapped out for aluminum (as on the iPhone 8) and LCD replaces OLED as the tech used in the screen.
- Review Price: $749.
- Very fast A12 Bionic chipset.
- 1792 x 828 (Liquid Retina LCD Display) with Notch.
- Face ID as the iPhone XS.
- Available in lots of colors.
- 12-megapixel camera with portrait mode.
iPhone XR – Screen
The feature most people have been worried about with the iPhone XR is the screen. Not so many because of the switch back to LCD rather than OLED, but for the seemingly meagre 1792 x 828 resolution. This gives the same 326 (pixel per inch) as the iPhone 6, iPhone 7 and iPhone 8 – but it’s far from the 1080p resolution of the Plus range of iPhones.
> 6.1 in
> Liquid Retina LCD Display1
> 1792 X 828 (Resolution)
> 326 (pixel per inch)
iPhone XR – Camera
iPhone XR you’ll find a single optically stabilized wide-angle 12-megapixel f/1.8 camera jutting out slightly from the glass. Different the iPhone XS and iPhone XS Max, that wide-angle camera isn’t joined by a secondary telephoto camera here.
> 12 (megapixel)
> f/1.8 (wide-angle lens)
> 2x faster sensor
> OSI (optical image stabilization)
> 4k video (up to 60 fps)
> 7 MP (true depth)
> f/2.2 (wide-angle lens)
> 1080p HD video (upto 60 fps)
> Animoji and memoji.
iPhone XR – Battery
- Li-lon 2942 mAh battery (non-removal)
- Up to 1.5 hours longer than (previous iPhone 8 Plus)
- Talk time (wireless) Up to 25 hours
- Internet use Up to 15 hours.
- Video playback (wireless) Up to 16 hours.
- Audio playback (wireless) Up to 65 hours.
- Up to 50% charge 30 minutes8
- Wireless Charging ( work with Qi charger)
|Display||6.1-inch LCD Retina Display; 1,792×828 pixels|
|Pixel density||326 ppi|
|Weight||6.8 oz; 194 g|
|Mobile software||iOS 12|
|Front-facing camera||7-megapixel with Face ID|
|Processor||Apple A12 Bionic|
|Storage||64GB, 128GB, 256GB|
|Battery||Li-lon 2942 mAh battery, last 90 minutes longer than iPhone 8 Plus|
|Fingerprint sensor||None (Face ID)|
|Notable features||Water-resistant: IP67, dual-SIM capabilities (nano-SIM and e-SIM), wireless charging, Face ID, Animoji|
|Colors||White, Black, Blue, Yellow, Coral, (product)Red|
|Price (USD)||$749 (64GB), $799 (128GB), $899 (256GB)|
Why buy the iPhone XR?
The iPhone XR is a fantastic combination of the best high-end features from the iPhone XS at a price more people will find affordable. It’s not low cost, but I think it proves great value when you consider how fast it is and how good the camera is.