Along with iPhone XS and XS Max, Apple also announced a budget oriented iPhone XR, which cost slightly lesser than the XS and XS Max. So here are the thing that you need to know before buying the iPhone XR.
The main thing is, of course, the display, which is a 6.1-inch LCD with a notch at the top. It’s very nice — as nice as any previous iPhone LCD, which have always led the industry. It’s clever, and it preserves the look of a full-screen phone.
Specs-wise, the XR is notable for matching many of the specs of the new XS, but one notable deletion is 3D Touch, which simply isn’t here.
Inside, the XR has Apple’s new A12 Bionic processor, which is the same chip in the more expensive models. It also has IP67 water resistance, a battery that lasts an hour and a half longer than last year’s iPhone 8 Plus, and a single 12-megapixel camera that is capable of portrait-style blurring effects. In addition, the XR supports dual-SIM features through its nano SIM and eSIM capabilities.
The iPhone XR comes in six different colors, including very nice-looking coral and blue options. The colors are extremely vibrant in person; the coral and red, in particular, are terrific. If you don’t care about the dual cameras and the lack of 3D touch then you should probably go for this iPhone according to me. The XR lacks the stainless steel frame of the XS, but it still has an aluminum frame. It does feel noticeably lighter than the XS, however, much like how the iPhone 8 felt compared to last year’s X.
The XR will be available starting in October for $749 for a model with 64GB of storage. There will also be options for 128GB and 256GB of storage.