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iPhone XR Review, Specs, Features and Price

by Team TC

iPhone XR is the cheaper variant of the iPhone XS. It’s no longer news about the complaints of the exorbitant price of Apple’s smartphones. Well, Apple seems to be listening carefully and have taken a bold step with this move. The smartphone still features most of the cores values of the iPhone XS like the A12 Bionic chipset. Let’s take a look at what Apple has in stock for this so-called cheaper variant.

iPhone XR Design

Apple design the iPhone XR via a 7 layer colour process which makes it elegant and still simple. The back glass has colour variants of Black, Red, Yellow, Blue, Coral and White. At the front, we have a top-notch which houses the TrueDepth camera, Face ID and other sensors.

The dimensions and weight of the iPhone XR are rather too big. It weighs 194 grams and has a size of 150.9 x 75.7 x 8.3 mm. I know the iPhone XS isn’t this big or heavy. The iPhone XR gets the usual IP67 water protection like its brothers.

iPhone XR

Dimensions: 150.9 x 75.7 x 8.3 mm
Weight: 194 grams
Build: Front/back glass, aluminum frame (7000 series)
SIM: Nano-SIM, Electronic SIM card (eSIM)
Colours: Black, Red, Yellow, Blue, Coral, White
Loudspeaker: Yes, with stereo speakers
3.5 mm jack: No
– IP67 dust/water resistant (up to 1m for 30 mins)
– Apple Pay (Visa, MasterCard, AMEX certified)A- Active noise cancellation with dedicated mic

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iPhone XR Display

The display of the iPhone XR won’t go well with most users who love the high-end display. It sports a 6.1 inches liquid retina LCD display with a reduced resolution of 828 x 1792 pixels. The display features a 19.5:9 aspect ratio and 326 PPI density.

iPhone XR

Type: IPS LCD capacitive touchscreen
Size: 6.1 inches (79.0% screen-to-body ratio)
Resolution: 828 x 1792 pixels, 19.5:9 ratio (326 PPI density)
Protection: Scratch-resistant glass, oleophobic coating
– True-tone
– Wide color gamut
– 120 Hz touch-sensing

Camera

Unlike the iPhone X, iPhone XS and iPhone XS, the iPhone XR features a single camera of the 12MP wide sensor and f/1.8 aperture. However, the camera still manages to come with optical image stabilization, PDAF and Quad-LED dual-tone flash. For selfies, the iPhone XR packs a 7MP front-facing the camera with f/2.2 aperture.

Main Camera
Single: 12 MP, f/1.8, 26mm (wide), 1/2.55″, 1.4µm, OIS, PDAF
Features: Quad-LED dual-tone flash, HDR (photo/panorama)
Video: 2160p@24/30/60fps, 1080p@30/60/120/240fps, HDR, stereo sound rec.

Selfie Camera
Single: 7 MP, f/2.2, 32mm (standard)
Features: HDR
Video: 1080p@60fps

Hardware

One of the fattest processors is what you’ll find inside the iPhone XR. The A12 Bionic chipset offers better overall performance than the Snapdragon 845 chipset. The chipset is built on the 7nm manufacturing process. It features 2 Vortex cores which clock at 2.5 GHz and 4 Tempest cores which clock at 1.6 GHz. For graphics, the chipset comes with four core graphics processing unit. The storage option we have on the iPhone XR are 64GB, 128GB and 256GB.

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iPhone XR

Chipset: Apple A12 Bionic (7 nm)
CPU: Hexa-core (2×2.5 GHz Vortex + 4×1.6 GHz Tempest)
GPU: Apple GPU (4-core graphics)
Memory: 3GB/64GB, 3GB/128GB, 3GB/256GB
MicroSD: No

Software

Running on the iPhone XR is the iOS 12 operating system with a 3GB random access memory (RAM).

OS: iOS 12, upgradable to iOS 12.1.3
User Interface: –
Sensors: Face ID, accelerometer, gyro, proximity, compass, barometer
Features: Siri natural language commands and dictation

Battery

The iPhone XR comes with an improved battery life which is better than the iPhone X. The non-removable Li-ion 2942 mAh battery can last up to 11 hours of fair usage. The phone comes with a 15W fast battery charger that gets you to 50% within 30 minutes.

Type: Non-removable Li-Ion 2942 mAh battery
Charging: Fast battery charging 15W: 50% in 30 min
– USB Power Delivery 2.0
– Qi wireless charging

Connectivity

WLAN: Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, dual-band, hotspot
Bluetooth: 5.0, A2DP, LE
GPS: Yes, with A-GPS, GLONASS, GALILEO, QZSS
NFC: Yes
Radio: No
USB: 2.0, proprietary reversible connector

iPhone XR Price

3GB/64GB: $984
3GB/128GB: $1,060
3GB/256GB: $1,205

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