Apple iPhone XR

Apple iPhone XR
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64 GB
128 GB
256 GB

Pro and cons Apple iPhone XR

  • Colourful LCD screen sits againts the edge
  • 'Most affordable' iPhone X 2018 series
  • Powerful A12 Bionic chip
  • Single 12 MP camera still captures depth
  • Not very distinctive

Apple iPhone XR with contract

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Price Apple iPhone XR SIM Free

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64 GB Black
£ 499,00 £ 499,00   View
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64 GB Black
£ 499,00 £ 499,00   View
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64 GB Black
£ 629,00 £ 629,00   View
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64 GB Black
£ 629,00 £ 629,00   View

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Apple iPhone XR product description

The Apple iPhone XR is an entirely new iPhone that Apple announced on September 12, 2018. It is also a bit of a crazy device. It has the same design as the iPhone X from 2017 but uses cheaper materials and simpler specifications. But to say that the XR is an entry-level model, no.

Liquid Retina screen without 3D Touch

With its 6.1-inch screen, Apple's iPhone XR sits between 5.8-inch iPhone Xs and 6.5-inch iPhone Xs Max. Unlike its brothers, the XR does not have a high-contrast HDR screen. That's because it doesn't use OLED but the more traditional LCD. That's why Apple renamed it Liquid Retina. The edges are slightly thicker but still negligible and the colour fidelity is equal or even better than that of the iPhone 8. The screen doesn't support 3D Touch, but it does have tap-to-wake for quick unlocking. Biometric identification comes in the form of facial recognition thanks to Face ID which is processed at the top of the screen. In practise, it's safer than fingerprint recognition and is at least as fast as not faster.

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Aluminium frame, colourful back

The iPhone XR is not made of stainless steel but of series 7000 aluminium in a matte finish. We're mainly talking about the edges, because the front and back are made of glass. The back is available in many colours, something that hasn't happened since the iPhone 5c. A seven-step process was used to create such a deep colour. The glass back lets you charge wirelessly. It's IP67 rated, making it splashproof, dustproof, and waterproof. Inside is an A12 Bionic chip made by Apple. It offers so much processing power that it starts apps up to 30% faster and allows the camera to take much better photos. Games also benefit from the extra processor power that makes them faster and smoother.

Main Apple iPhone XR specifications

  • Large 6.1-inch LCD display with True Tone
  • High-speed mobile web browsing via 4G (LTE)
  • Apple's powerful A12 Bionic chip
  • Single 12 megapixel camera with depth recognition and Smart HDR
  • 7 MP TrueDepth camera for studio-like selfies
  • Water- and dust-resistant IP67 housing
  • Available in 64, 128 and 256 GB of memory
  • Dual SIM thru eSIM but not widely available
  • Available in a wide range of colours

Single camera still sees depth

On the back we find a single 12 megapixel camera that can record depth despite the lack of a second sensor. This is because the extra processing power of the A12 Bionic processor enables new algorithms. So you can just shoot portraits with out-of-focus backgrounds and adjust them afterward. And Smart HDR, which we saw on the more expensive Xs and Xs Max, is also available. This feature analyses all the signals from the camera, including lighting and shadows, and takes the best of everything so you'll always have a great shot. The 7 megapixel selfie camera gets help from the TrueDepth camera to better map faces. This allows the background to be pulled loose and possibly replaced by a single black shadow. This so-called Portrait Lighting makes everyone Instagram-worthy.


Apple iPhone XR specification summary

Dimensions 150,9 x 75,7 x 8,3 mm
Weight 194 gr
Code name Apple 6,1 inch iPhone 2018
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Operating system
iOS 12
Display
Colour display 6.1 inch, IPS, notch
Hardware
Camera 12 MP
Dirt and waterproof housing
Front camera 7 MP
Processor Apple A12 Bionic
Telephony
Dual SIM
Data network
LTE (4G)
Build-in memory
Internal memory 128 GB (Storage), 256 GB (Storage), 64 GB (Storage)
Memory card slot
Power supply
Battery 2942 mAh
Fast charging
Wireless charging
Connections
Audio jack plug

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 Current product    
iOS1213
Colour display6.1 inch, IPS, notch6.1 inch, Liquid Retina, notch6.1 inch, Curved Dynamic AMOLED Quad HD+, hole-punch display6.1 inch, OLED, notch6.55 inch, Fluid AMOLED, notch
Camera12 MP12 MP, 12 MP, dual camera sensor12 MP, 12 MP, 16 MP16 MP, 40 MP, 8 MP12 MP, 16 MP, 48 MP
Dirt and waterproof housing
Front camera7 MP12 MP10 MP32 MP16 MP
ProcessorApple A12 BionicApple A13 Bionic1.7 GHz, 2.4 GHz, 2.8 GHz, octa core1.8 GHz, 1.92 GHz, 2.6 GHz, HiSilicon Kirin 980, octa core2.96 GHz, Qualcomm Snapdragon 855+, octa core
Dual SIM
LTE (4G)
Internal memory128 GB (Storage), 256 GB (Storage), 64 GB (Storage)128 GB (Storage), 256 GB (Storage), 64 GB (Storage)128 GB (Storage), 512 GB (Storage)128 GB (Storage)128 GB (Storage)
Memory card slot
Battery2942 mAh3110 mAh3400 mAh3650 mAh3800 mAh
Fast charging
Wireless charging
Audio jack plug

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