iPhone Xr Initial Review

iPhone Xr – almost everything that iPhone X has for $750

In a nutshell, iPhone Xr is a larger version of iPhone X with 720p LCD display and longer battery life, but without the dual camera. For those, who love to express themselves, the phone is available in a variety of colors: Yellow, White, Coral, Black, and Blue (see the picture). If this paragraph convinced that this iPhone model is not for you, maybe you should learn about iPhone Xs.


  • Variety of colors (red, yellow, white, coral, black, blue)
  • $250 cheaper
  • Longest battery life
  • Largest LCD display


  • 720p LCD display
  • No dual camera
  • Costs $750

Is the display on iPhone Xr that bad?

You won’t be pleased with the display if you have iPhone X. iPhone Xr has 720p LCD display with 1792×828 screen resolution and 326 PPI. By the way, PPI stands for pixels per inch and is basically the display clarity. We’ll put it in perspective for you: iPhone 4, 5, 6, iPad mini, and Apple watch have the same 326 PPI display while iPhone 6 Plus had 401 PPI. So, we think that Apple could have made a better display considering that it is already 10th or 11th model.

Another downside of this screen is that you cannot watch 1080p videos on it. The highest you can watch is 720p. So, if you are YouTube lover, you might consider this while buying or upgrading to Xr.

iPhone Xr rear

How good is the camera on iPhone Xr?

Camera mostly relies on software since it has only one lens. CNET states that Xr’s rear camera will only have three effects: Natural, Studio, and Contour. We’ll upload a video when rear camera review will be available online.

The front camera is the same as on Xs and Xs Max models. Watch this video starting at 5:20 to see how good the camera on new iPhones is. As of now, it is one of the best reviews available online.

Do this before you upgrade to a new iPhone

If you still want to buy iPhone Xr, it will be available in Apple Stores strating on October 26, 2018. Before you make the upgrade, back up your data using iTunes or iCloud and factory reset your old iPhone, so the data on your old phone will be completely wiped.

iPhone Xr overview table

Available Colors:
- Red, Yellow, White, Coral, Black, Blue
Storage Options:
- 64GB, 128GB, 256GB
- 6.84 ounces (194 grams)
- 6.1” LCD (Liquid Retina HD)
Screen resolution:
- 1792-by-828 pixels at 326 ppi
- A12 Bionic chip with next-generation Neural Engine
- 12 MP wide-angle camera
- 4K video recording at 24 fps, 30 fps, or 60 fps
- 1080p video recording at 30 fps and 60 fps
Front Camera:
- Smart HDR for photos
- Portrait mode with advanced bokeh and Depth Control
- 1080p HD video recording at 30 fps and 60 fps
- Up to 25 hours of talk time
- Up to 15 hours of internet use
- Up to 16 hours of video playback
- Up to 65 hours of audio playback.
Water Resistance:
- 1 (3.25ft) meter deep for up to 30 minutes

Source of specs: Apple
Images from: Business Insider

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