iPhone XR is the third iPhone to be launched by Apple this year after the iPhone XS and iPhone XS Max. While iPhone XR is cheaper than iPhone XS and XS Max, this phone has many amazing features that make it stand out. If you want to own the latest iPhone, but you are on a tight budget, then the iPhone XR is the ideal phone for you. It boasts of many impressive features including perfect battery life, different attractive colors, powerful performance, just to mention a few. The iPhone XR aims to bring the experience of iPhone XS and XS Max but at a lower price. When you buy this iPhone, you are going to enjoy the most important features included the flagships, including the powerful A12 Bionic processor, true depth camera with face ID system and many other attractive features but at a lower price.
iPhone XR design and display
For a long time, Apple has been heavily criticized for designing phones with conservative looks. However, this time around, Apple has got it right. The XR overall design is superb. The durable glass back is available in different colors, including blue, yellow, white, red, and coral. All these hues have been color matched with the aluminum frame. However, the iPhone XR features a thicker design with chunkier bezels around the side of the phone. It is also heavier than the iPhone XS and XS Max.
The iPhone XR is armed with a 6.1-inch IPS LCD liquid retina with a resolution of 1792 by 828 pixels and a pixel density of 326PPI. The LCD color performance, brightness, and viewing angles of the display are excellent. The screen visibility is also high both indoors and outdoors.
Software, hardware, and performance
iPhone XR runs on IOS12.0.1, which has many amazing features than the previous version. When it comes to hardware, the XR is powered by the most powerful chipset ever used in a smartphone, the 7nm A12 bionic processers. This chipset features two high-performance cores and four energy-efficient cores. This chipset is 15% faster and consumes 40% less power than its predecessor, A11 bionic. The Quad-core GPU that handles the phone graphics is 50% faster than the previous version. The processor is paired with 3GB RAM and 64/128/256GB internal storage.
The XR has a single 12MP rear sensor with an f/1.8 aperture. The quad-LED flash ensures that you take quality pictures even in low light conditions. The rear camera can record 4K60 videos. The front-facing camera is equipped with a 7MP sensor with f/2.2 aperture and 1080p60 video recording capabilities. Despite having a single sensor on the rear camera, its image quality is still fantastic.
The iPhone XR is powered by a 2942mAh that is larger than that of iPhone XS but a bit smaller than one on XS Max. However, the XR battery lasts longer because it powers an LCD screen that is more energy-efficient than the OLED display that XS and XS Max have. Out of the three phones (XS, XS Max, and XR), the iPhone XR has the most extended battery life. If you are watching videos, the phone battery can last for up 15 hours.
Pros of the iPhone XR
- Excellent battery life
- Powerful performance
- Amazing design
- Excellent camera performance
|2G||GSM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900|
|3G||HSDPA 850 / 900 / 1700(AWS) / 1900 / 2100|
|4G||LTE band 1(2100), 2(1900), 3(1800), 4(1700/2100), 5(850), 7(2600), 8(900), 12(700), 13(700), 14(700), 17(700), 18(800), 19(800), 20(800), 25(1900), 26(850), 29(700), 30(2300), 32(1500), 34(2000), 38(2600), 39(1900), 40(2300), 41(2500), 66(1700/2100), 71(600)|
|Dimensions||150.9 x 75.7 x 8.3 mm|
|Material||Aluminum frame, front/back glass|
|SIM||Single SIM (Nano-SIM and/or Electronic SIM card)|
|Protection||IP68 dust/water resistant (up-to 1m for 30 minutes)|
|Technology||Liquid Retina IPS LCD capacitive touchscreen|
|Size||6.1 inches, (~79% screen-to-body ratio)|
|Screen resolution||828 pixels x 1792 pixels, (~326 PPI), 19.5:9 ratio|
|Display protection||Oleophobic coating, Scratch-resistant glass|
|Other display features||625 nits, Wide color gamut, True-tone, 120 Hz touch-sensing|
|Operating System||iOS 12, upgradable to iOS 13.1.2|
|Chipset||Apple A12 Bionic (7nm)|
|Processor||Hexa-core (2x2.5 GHz Vortex + 4x1.6 GHz Tempest)|
|GPU||Apple GPU (4-core graphics)|
|Dual||7 MP, f/2.2, 32mm (standard)
SL 3D camera
|Single||12MP, f/1.8, 26mm (wide), 1/2.55", 1.4µm, PDAF, OIS|
|Features||Quad-LED dual-tone flash, HDR (photo/panorama)|
|Video Recording||2160p@24/30/60fps, 1080p@30/60/120/240fps, HDR, stereo sound rec|
|WLAN||Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, dual-band, hotspot|
|GPS||A-GPS, GLONASS, GALILEO, QZSS|
|Bluetooth||v5.0, A2DP, LE|
|USB||v2.0, proprietary reversible connector|
|Loudspeaker||Yes (stereo speakers)|
|3.5mm headphone jack||No|
|More features||Active noise cancellation with dedicated mic,
Dolby Digital Plus
|Charging||Fast battery charging 15W: 50% in 30 min
USB Power Delivery 2.0
Qi wireless charging
Siri natural language commands and dictation
|Available colors||Black, Red, Yellow, Blue, Coral, White|