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iPhone XR Price In US And Review

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iPhone XR Price In US And Full Specifications

General

BrandApple
ModeliPhone XR
Release dateSeptember 2018
Launched in IndiaYes
Form factorTouchscreen
Dimensions (mm)150.90 x 75.70 x 8.30
Weight (g)194.00
IP ratingIP67
Battery capacity (mAh)2942
Removable batteryNo
Fast chargingProprietary
Wireless chargingYes
ColoursBlack, Blue, Coral, Red, White, Yellow

Display

Screen size (inches)6.10
TouchscreenYes
Resolution828×1792 pixels
Protection typeOther
Aspect ratio19.5:9
Pixels per inch (PPI)326

Hardware

Processorhexa-core
Processor makeApple A12 Bionic
RAM3GB
Internal storage64GB
Expandable storageNo

Camera

Rear camera12-megapixel (f/1.8)
Rear autofocusYes
Rear flashYes
Front camera7-megapixel (f/2.2)

Software

Operating systemiOS 12

Connectivity

Wi-FiYes
Wi-Fi standards supported802.11 a/b/g/n/ac
GPSYes
BluetoothYes, v 5.00
NFCYes
LightningYes
HeadphonesLightning
Number of SIMs2
Active 4G on both SIM cardsYes
SIM 1
SIM TypeNano-SIM
GSM/CDMAGSM
3GYes
4G/ LTEYes
Supports 4G in India (Band 40)Yes
SIM 2
SIM TypeeSIM
GSM/CDMAGSM
4G/ LTEYes
Supports 4G in India (Band 40)Yes

Sensors

Face unlockYes
3D face recognitionYes
Fingerprint sensorNo
Compass/ MagnetometerYes
Proximity sensorYes
AccelerometerYes
Ambient light sensorYes
GyroscopeYes
BarometerYes

Iphone XR Display And Design

The last time Apple launched its various color options on iPhone 5C. Now today iPhone has again made different color options with its new iPhone XR.

Apple has introduced iPhone XR in yellow, white, coral, black, blue, and Red, which is a change as so compared to the usual options available from Apple. I really appreciate the understated finish of the iPhone XR.

DESIGN

iPhone XR’s frame is made of “aerospace-grade aluminum” compared to steel on the higher iPhone models, hence it gives you a premium feel.

Glass is used on both the front and the back of the iPhone XR, though Apple assures that only the front packs “the most durable glass ever in a smartphone”, so the back has to compromise a little. Both the fronts and the backs of the previous iPhone has the aforementioned “most durable glass ever”. The iPhone XR is IP67 rated, just like its previous iPhone X, while the other previous 2018 iPhone models are IP68 rated.

Basically, the iPhone XR is placed between the iPhone XS and iPhone XS Max, and as I think the iPhone XS form factor is ideal for most of the people, the iPhone XR represents a middle ground for those who are looking to join iPhone lineup without spending more money on high end devices.

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The iPhone XR is wider than today’s large-screen Android smartphones and is weighs at 194g, it is heavier one as compared to another models. It’s bezels are thicker than the previous premium iPhone models of 2018.

DISPLAY

You have to compromise a little with the thick bezels and somewhat old technology and mainly the old LCD Display.

One more thing which you won’t notice is 3D Touch. Some popular and major 3D Touch features such as the keyboard’s trackpad and to preview notifications have been provided by Apple without 3D Touch.

The LCD panel gives a lower contrast ratio and lacks HDR as well as Dolby Vision. It has low resolution at 828×1792 pixels at 326ppi which also means that text doesn’t look as sharp as it were on other iPhone models. Unless you are moving from an iPhone 8 or a normal inexpensive smartphone, you will not certainly notice that the quality is degraded, you will see the display.

It is not good to compromise especially when you are paying Rs. 75,000 for a smartphone, especially when at this price range or less most of the phones are offering higher-resolution displays.

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PERFORMANCE SOFTWARE AND BATTERY LIFE

The iPhone XR is loaded with the Apple A12 Bionic chip, so it is good and also not surprising to see that its performance is pretty similar to the previous iPhones. It handled everything that I expected from a new iPhone and some other smartphones in this price range.

GAMING

While playing PUBG Mobile, all the settings were set to high and the experience was still pretty smooth. I didn’t notice any kind of lags and heating issues.

Benchmarks show that the iPhone XR has 3GB of RAM, which you get on the iPhone X.

For the first time in Apple’s history, iPhones now feature dual-SIM support, but instead of adding a second SIM slot, you will get an eSIM.

iOS also doesn’t have the “dual apps” capability that some Android phones have added, which means you can run only one instance of apps like WhatsApp, further limiting your dual-SIM experience.

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The iPhone XR gives the same “wider stereo playback” as used in the iPhone XS duo, and the sound is really impressive. However, the XR lacks the “Gigabit-class LTE” found in the previous two new iPhone models.

iOS 12 brings lots of new features, the iPhone experience in countries like India is less than ideal due to the features that apps like Apple Maps lack in these regions, something that we’ve noted.

BATTERY LIFE

Talking about the battery life, the experience was pretty much similar to what we have seen on the iPhone XS Max. iPhone XR easily lasted us a full day, even when your workload is heavier than usual it will manage. In the HD video loop test, the iPhone XR lasted 13 hours and 19 minutes.

Though the fast charging option is available iPhone XR as said by Apple. But the company provides no fast charger in the box, which is a big disappointment. You will also get the support of Wireless charging. Face unlock is also available which is very fast and secure too.

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CAMERAS OF iPhone XR

The iPhone XR uses machine learning to offer Portrait Mode with the rear camera, which was earlier offered by Apple in the form of dual cameras.

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Even with the use of the single rear camera, XR still does a good job especially when we are talking about edge detection and the Bokeh effect in portrait mode, but you can’t compare it with the iPhone XS. You will also notice portraits taken with the XR had fewer details as compared by the iPhone XS.

iphone xr price in us

You will not get a telephoto lens with 2X zoom, you have to be physically closer to the subjects in order to activate the portrait mode. The resulting shots are actually wider since the lens is being used rather than a narrow telephoto lens.

Portrait mode on the XR will work best with humans and not animals or objects since the machine learning algorithms have been optimized for the Humans only.

Overall, the performance of the iPhone XR’s camera is identical to that of the iPhone XS and iPhone XS Max.

FINAL WORDS

So, let’s go back to the question from we started with: is the iPhone XR a compromised device?

While Apple has used an LCD display, it would be disappointing for some users. Talking about the performance and camera quality, the iPhone XR is a good choice and has a perfect match for the more expensive iPhone models as well as other flagship phones.

Now come to the iPhone XR price in US, You have to pay Rs. 76,900 for top-end variant, the iPhone XR isn’t exactly a bargain, but this phone is value for money than the iPhone XS, and also the iPhone XS Max.

If you are not an iPhone lover, there are some great Android flagships including the Samsung Galaxy Note 10 and Huawei Mate 20 Pro and some other phones in the lineup.

iphone xr price in us

I hope my iPhone XR price in us and review is helpful for you.

I will be glad to know if you have any questions regarding this iPhone XR price in US or about anything in the comment box below.

Check out my previous post on Samsung Galaxy Note 10+.

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