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Apple iPhone XR

We have collected and analyzed 60 expert reviews and 115 user reviews from international sources. Experts rate this product 86/100 and users rate it 97/100. The average review date is Nov 8, 2018. We have compared these reviews to 2673680 reviews from other Cell Phones. The alaScore™ for this product is 98/100 = Excellent. Last update: Dec 10, 2018.

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Expert review by (engadget.com)

Apple iPhone XR review: The best iPhone for most people

 

These days, lots of smartphone makers are trying to offer more for less, and Apple is no exception. Its new iPhone XR features a lot of what makes the more premium XS and XS Max special, squeezed into a glass-and-metal package that costs significantly...

A12 chipset means excellent performance ; The best battery of any iPhone we’ve tested this year ; Typically great build quality ; 6.1-inch screen hits the sweet spot ; Colors!

A higher-res display would’ve been nice ; The camera lacks some flexibility ; More expensive than comparable Android phones

While these are definitely factors to keep in mind, I don't think they're deal breakers for the audience Apple is trying to reach. For those people, who haven't upgraded their iPhones in a while or who want a taste of what Apple is capable of without...

Oct, 2018

Expert review by : Sascha Segan (pcmag.com)

Apple iPhone XR

 

The Apple iPhone XR is the fashion-forward model of this year's iPhones, but it trades top-notch performance for a colorful design.

Available in gorgeous colors. Super-fast processor. Bright screen.

Wireless performance isn't up to par with XS models.

The best argument for the iPhone XR is its looks. From the front, it's nearly indistinguishable from iPhones that cost $250 to $350 more. From the back, the colored models are simply gorgeous. The XR simply makes you look fashionable, and I don't think...

Nov, 2018

Expert review by : Scott Stein (cnet.com)

iPhone XR review: The best iPhone value in years

 

If you're buying a new iPhone, this should be your starting point.

The less expensive iPhone XR delivers most iPhone X and XS features, including an excellent big screen in a comfortable body, fast performance, Face ID and wireless charging, and a camera that's mostly as good as the iPhone XS.

The iPhone XR's single rear camera lacks optical zoom and has a limited portrait mode. Its LCD screen, while large, bright and vivid, is still a step below the iPhone XS' OLED in contrast. The aluminum XR is slightly less durable than the steel XS.

The iPhone XR is the best iPhone for the price, delivering most of the advantages of the iPhone XS for hundreds less.

Nov, 2018

Expert review by : Daniel Schmidt (notebookcheck.net)

Apple iPhone XR Smartphone Review

 

Great again – Apple positions the iPhone XR between the two XS models' size-wise but equips the device with a lower resolution LCD display and only a single rear-facing camera. There are a few other minor drawbacks too, but does the XR do enough to be...

bright and colour accurate display ; powerful SoC ; IP67-certified ; dual-SIM (eSIM) ; decent rear-facing camera ; wireless charging ; good mobile frequency coverage ; excellent battery life

location accuracy could be more precise ; only 12 months warranty ; non-expandable memory ; limited NFC functionality ; no fast charger included in the box ; no headphone jack

The Apple iPhone XR shares many of its components with the more expensive iPhone XS series, including the same SoC, main camera, Face ID system, dual-SIM functionality and wireless charging among other things. Apple has compromised in some areas though...

Oct, 2018

Expert review by : Rado Slavov (phonearena.com)

Apple iPhone XR Review

 

It's just one phone that tries to accommodate all iPhone users looking to upgrade this year, to something that's not so mercilessly bank-breaking like Apple's higher-tier line. This is the iPhone XR – a $750 product that promises to deliver almost...

Very large display ; Intelligent design and fresh colors ; Industry-leading performance ; Exceptional camera ; Superb speakers ; Excellent battery life

There is no compact option ; Screen resolution could be higher ; Bundled charger is SLOW

Oct, 2018

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Expert review by : Amy Davies (photographyblog.com)

Apple iPhone XR Review

 

If you’re a fan of iOS, you’ll already be aware just how expensive owning an iPhone is. With the XR, you have the opportunity to pick one up at a slightly lower price than the top-of-the-line iPhone XS will set you back.

Nov, 2018

Editor's Choice

Expert review by : Mark Spoonauer (tomsguide.com)

iPhone XR Review: The Best iPhone for the Money

 

The iPhone XR has shockingly few trade-offs compared to the iPhone XS and iPhone XS Max given that it costs $250 to $350 less. In fact, many may prefer the iPhone XR over Apple's pricier flagships for two reasons beyond the cheaper price: more color...

Fastest processor in a phone ; Very long battery life ; Excellent camera performance ; Big, bright and colorful LCD ; Superb audio quality ; Great flagship value

Single rear camera lacks 2x optical zoom ; Portrait mode works only with people

The iPhone XR delivers fast performance, great cameras and longer battery life than other flagship phones, all in a colorful and affordable package.

Nov, 2018

Expert review by : Michael Simon (macworld.com)

iPhone XR review: This iPhone might be the best Apple has ever made

 

The iPhone XR isn't as cutting-edge as the iPhone XS, but it strikes a perfect balance between luxury and affordability.

Impressive design that adds just enough personality ; Crazy fast with incredible battery life. ; Single camera does well to handle the work of two.

Bezels are very thick. ; Portrait mode limited to people.

The iPhone XR might not be as cutting-edge as the iPhone XS, but it strikes a perfect balance between affordability and luxury without sacrificing the things that make it great.

Nov, 2018

Expert review by : Alex Cranz (gizmodo.com)

iPhone XR Review: Affordability Done Right

 

Apple does not typically do budget devices, but as they go, the iPhone XR comes pretty close. While hardly cheap (a budget phone should be under $400, not $750!), it represents a calculated attempt at creating a more affordable device that isn't a...

The colors! The camera! The battery life!

The colors! The camera! The battery life!

Oct, 2018

Expert review by : Adam Ismail (tomsguide.com)

iPhone Xr vs. iPhone 8 Plus: Here's What's New

 

The iPhone Xs may look very familiar to last year's iPhone X, but the replacement for the iPhone 8 and 8 Plus is anything but a rehash. Here's everything new the iPhone Xr brings to the table.

Sep, 2018

Product Specifications

Battery

Battery Technology:Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
Browsing time (Wi-Fi):15
Talk time (4G):25
Wireless audio playback time:65
Wireless charging:Y
Wireless video playback time:16

Call Management

Call blocking:Y
Call hold:Y
Call timer:Y
Call waiting:Y
Caller ID:Y
Conference call:Y
Speakerphone:Y
Vibrating alert:Y
Voice commands:Y
Voice dialing:Y

Camera

Auto focus:Y
Face detection:Y
Flash Type:LED
Front camera aperture number:2.2
Front camera resolution (numeric):7
Geotagging:Y
Image Stabilizer:Y
Maximum frame rate:124
Multi-shot:Y
Rear camera aperture number:1.8
Rear camera resolution (numeric):12
Rear camera type:Single camera
Resolution at capture speed:1280×720@60fps,1920x1080@120fps,1920x1080@240fps,1920x1080@30fps,1920x1080@60fps,3840x2160@24fps,3840x2160@30fps,3840x2160@60fps / 1920x1080@120fps,1920x1080@240fps,1920x1080@30fps,1920x1080@60fps,3840x2160@24fps,3840x2160@30fps,3840x2160@60fps
Self-timer:Y
Time lapse mode:Y
Video recording:Y
Video recording modes:720p,1080p,2160p
Video stabilizer:Y
Zoom capability:Y

Design

Color of product:Black / Blue / Coral / Red / White / Yellow
Form Factor:Bar
Housing material:Glass, Stainless steel
International Protection (IP) code:IP67
Product color:Black / Blue / Coral / Red / White / Yellow

Display

Contrast ratio (typical):1400:1
Display brightness:625
Display Diagonal:6.1
Display Resolution:1792 x 828
Display Type:LCD
Orientation sensor:Y
Pixel density:326
Screen shape:Flat
Touch technology:Multi-Touch
Touchscreen:Y

Ergonomics

Accelerometer:Y
Ambient light sensor:Y
Face recognition:Y
Gyroscope:Y
Proximity sensor:Y

Messaging

Chat:Y
E-mail:Y
Instant messaging (IM):Y
MMS (Multimedia Messaging Service):Y
Short Message Service (SMS):Y

Multimedia

Archive formats supported:ZIP
Audio formats supported:AAX,AAX+,AC3,EAC3,FLAC,HE-AAC,LC-AAC,LPCM,MP3
Document formats supported:ICS,PDF,PPT,PPTX,RTF,TXT,VCF,XLS,XLSX
FM radio:N
Image formats supported:GIF,HEIF,JPEG,JPG,TIFF
Video formats supported:H.264,HEVC,M-JPEG,MPEG‑4 Part 2

Navigation

Assisted GPS (A-GPS):Y
Barometer:Y
Electronic compass:Y
GLONASS:Y
Position location:Y
Wi-Fi positioning:Y

Networking

2G bands (primary SIM):850,900,1800,1900
2G standards:EDGE, GSM
3G:Y
3G bands supported:800,850,900,1700,1900,2100
3G standards:DC-HSDPA,HSPA+,UMTS
4G:Y
4G standard:LTE-A
AirPlay:Y
Bluetooth:Y
Bluetooth version:5.0
Near Field Communication (NFC):Y
SIM card capability:Dual SIM
SIM card type:NanoSim + eSIM
Wi-Fi:Y
Wi-Fi standards:IEEE 802.11ac

Operational Conditions

Operating altitude:0 - 118110.2
Operating relative humidity (H-H):5 - 95
Operating temperature (T-T):0 - 35
Storage temperature (T-T):-20 - 45

Packaging Content

AC adapter included:Y
Cables included:Lightning
Headset included:Y

Performance

Flight mode:Y
Microphone mute:Y
Personal info management (PIM):Alarm clock, Calculator, Calendar, Countdown timer, Detailed contact information, Events reminder, File manager, Games, Notes, Stopwatch
Personalization:Ringtones, Wallpaper, Widgets
Quick charge:Y
Video call:Y

Ports & interfaces

Lightning connector:Y
USB port:N

Processor

64-bit computing:Y
Processor cores:6
Processor family:Apple
Processor model:A12

Software

Mac compatibility:Y
Mac operating systems supported:Y
Operating system installed:iOS 12
Platform:iOS

Storage

Compatible memory cards:Not supported
Internal storage capacity:128 / 256 / 64

Subscription

Subscription type:No subscription

Weight & Dimensions

Depth:0.327
Height:5.94
Weight:6.84
Width:2.98