Apple’s latest low-cost flagship device, the iPhone XR, was first introduced last September 12, 2018, and it’s now being sold apace with the iPhone XS and the iPhone XS Max. XR is seemingly the best iPhone of the year. Both XS and XS Max have a cut above screens and cameras, but none of them looks exquisite as the XR in blue, coral, and yellow colours. It is also significantly less expensive, yet, it carries some of the outstanding features from the flagships. The XR also has a superb value of $750, so if you’re still eyeing for an iPhone, this one is surely a great choice!
When you’re buying a new phone, it is not understandable why we always look for the colours black or white. But for the first time, after the release of iPhone 5C, Apple users will get to experience colourful choices from the tech giant. The iPhone XR is a Smartphone that you would want to flaunt; I really suggest that you go for the colours blues, yellow, and other coral colours.
The edges of the XR are all aluminium, unlike the iPhone XS and XS Max that both boast stainless steel edges. However, the colour of this latest flagship phone is more metallic, which gives a nice two-tone look.
The iPhone XR looks like the iPhone 8, but if you look at its back with the single-camera lens and you flick it over, you will get a full iPhone X experience. There is a notch and also an edge-to-edge display. As usual, there is no home button, but you can get the most contemporary iOS experience at a reasonable price. There is an obvious difference between the iPhone XS and the XR; the latter has thicker black bezels all over the screen. The iPhone XR has a huge 6.1-inch LCD display and a resolution of 1792×828. Apple called it the Liquid Retina, which allows the users to broaden the display into the corners. This is so far the largest LCD in the iPhone line, yet, it still fits in your hand. Some may find the screen resolution low, but it looks sharp while you hold your phone at the distance. When you look closer, the pixels will become visible. Still, the XR is still a perfect size since the XS (5.8-inch) is too small and the XS Max (6.5-inch) is too big.
The XR has a Face ID feature that will let you unlock your phone just as fast the XS. But considering its price range, it is still one of the few facial recognition tools that you can use when logging in a secure app. The speakers of the iPhone XR sound really good and loud, though it is not as compelling and powerful as the audio of the Razer Phone 2. You will struggle listening outdoors if the area is noisy, but you’ll be contented listening in a quiet room. There is no headphone jack and the 3.5mm headphone jack adapter was no longer included in the package.
The XR comes with the powerful A12 Bionic chipset, which is so far the first 7-nanometer CPU in the mobile industry. The iPhone XS and XS Max were the first to use this new and advanced manufacturing process that reduced circuitry. However, XR comes with 3GB of RAM only instead of 4GB. But there is no problem swapping multiple apps or playing games like Tekken, AR Robot, or Alto’s Odyssey.
The 12-megapixel lens with an aperture of f/1.8 runs flawlessly. It has the same camera as the iPhone XS and can also shoot 4K 60fps video or record the sound from stereo. It comes with Smart HDR and you can use the Portrait Mode without needing to use the secondary lens. Similar to costly Android flagship devices or high-end iPhones, its camera has no shutter lag, which helps in capturing detailed pictures while retaining its sharp colour. The front-facing camera is similar to the iPhone XS’s TrueDepth camera system so you can shoot an outstanding Portrait Mode selfies. The 7-megapixel camera also snaps perfect shots in standard mode.
The iPhone XR carries a 2,942mAh battery, which can let the user get through the whole day. You can still use it for a few hours the next day in case you forgot to charge it. Fast charging is supported but sadly, there is no cable included for it.
The iPhone XR is undoubtedly a superb choice. Sure, it misses a few features but considering its stunning colours and great battery life, others will definitely envy you for having it.