Among the series, Apple unveiled the affordable iPhone in its X-family. September 12th marked a super-massive launching date for the company. Apple launched three Smartphones, iPhone Xs, iPhone Xs Max and the cheaper iPhone Xr.
The iPhone Xr packs a notch at the top display, of course, it is the company trademarks. Another starting point is the Face ID, which begun on the 2017’s iPhone X. Others includes 6.1-inch LCD display. This is the first time, Apple will be venturing into affordable market.
iPhone Xr Specs
*. Display: 6.1-inch all-screen LCD IPS Multi-Touch display technology
*. Screen resolution: 1792 x 828 pixel at 326 ppi
*. Dimension: 150.9 x 75.7 x 8.3 mm
*. Weight: 194 grams
*. Rated IP67 for Splash, Water, and Dust Resistant
*. Colors: Yellow, White, Coral, Black, Blue and Red
*. Processor: A12 Bionic chip with 8-core Neural chip
*. OS: iOS 12
– Back: 12MP wide-angle camera with ƒ/1.8 aperture and OIS
– Front: 7MP camera ƒ/2.2 aperture with Portrait mode, Animoji and Memoji.
*. Face ID: YES, by TrueDepth camera
*. Storage: 64GB, 128GB and 256GB
*. Network and connectivity: LTE Advanced, Wi-Fi 802.11ac with 2×2 MIMO, Bluetooth v5.0 wireless technology, Dual SIM (nano-SIM and eSIM), EarPods with Lightning Connector and NFC
– FDD‑LTE (Bands 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 7, 8, 12, 13, 14, 17, 18, 19, 20, 25, 26, 29, 30, 32, 66, 71)
– TD‑LTE (Bands 34, 38, 39, 40, 41)
– CDMA EV-DO Rev. A (800, 1900 MHz)
– UMTS/HSPA+/DC-HSDPA (850, 900, 1700/2100, 1900, 2100 MHz)
– GSM/EDGE (850, 900, 1800, 1900 MHz)
*. Sensors: Face ID, Barometer, Three‑axis gyro, Accelerometer, Proximity sensor and Ambient light sensor
*. Fast‑charge capable: Up to 50% charge 30 minutes
*. Wireless charging: YES (works with Qi chargers)
*. Battery: Lasts up to 1.5 hours longer than iPhone 8 Plus
Design and Display
Being the most low-cost among the series, the iPhone Xr is definitely a piece of soft and attractive craftiness. Sporting a 6.1-inches LCD display with Liquid Retina, the company says “The new display on iPhone XR is the most advanced LCD in the industry”
Of course, before the launch of the iPhone X, Apple has been using LCD display but the iPhone Xr 6.1′ inches LCD display is the biggest for the company. The phone boasts of 1792 x 828 resolution at 326 PPI, and Apple’s True Tone technology.
The bezels are likely little and miniature. The awesome back-light design goes all over the corners of the screen, bringing in a rounded corners and curved design. There is the aluminum frame, which is quite different from the stainless frame on the Xs and Xs Max.
Tap to wake gesture is available, there is the glass design on the back of the device, which supports wireless charge. Comes with improved IP67 Water and dust resistance, which can survive 1 meter up to 30 minute. Offers a single camera sensor at the back. Available in six different colors options – Yellow, White, Coral, Black, Blue and Red.
Camera and Connectivity
The iPhone Xr arrives with single rear camera of 12-megapixels wide-angle camera with ƒ/1.8 aperture, HDR, OIS, and Quad-LED True Tone flash. It can record 4K video recording at 24 fps, 30 fps, or 60 fps and 1080p HD video recording at 30 fps or 60 fps.
While at the front camera, the phone features a 7-megapixels with ƒ/2.2 aperture. Support Animoji and Memoji feature and can record 1080p HD video at 30 fps or 60 fps. The both cameras are enhanced with Portrait mode with advanced bokeh and Depth Control for photo background blurring.
Much like the other premium flagship devices, iPhone Xs and Xs Max, the cheaper variants comes with the advanced and faster Face ID for security. Facial recognition is becoming a reality in the current Smartphone markets.
It has a Haptic Touch that helps users instantly launch the camera or flashlight by pressing on the home screen. In addition, the XR supports dual-SIM features through its nano SIM and eSIM capabilities. Supports LTE, Wi-Fi 802.11ac, with 2×2 MIMO, Bluetooth v5.0 wireless technology and NFC.
Performance and Battery
Apple is also powering the iPhone Xr with the latest A12 Bionic processor, on Apple’s 8-core Neural Engine which is said to be faster than the last generation processor. The handset runs on the company’s latest OS, iOS 12.
The phone arrives in three variants, there is the 64GB, 128GB, and 256GB internal storage but lacks the new 512GB options for other series. As we all know, there is no micro SD card slot for memory expansion.
The battery lasts 1.5 hours longer than last year’s iPhone 8 Plus. Supports Fast‑charge up to 50% charge 30 minutes and there is in-built rechargeable lithium‑ion battery and supports Wireless charging tech. All thanks to the Glass back.
If you don’t care about the dual cameras and 3D Touch feature, then you can easily go for the iPhone Xr Smartphone. The XR with 64GB will be available starting in October 19th for $749, XR with 128GB for $799 and XR with 256GB for $899. There will also be options for 128GB and 256GB of storage.