Apple iPhone XR: Design
The Apple iPhone XR is the most affordable iPhone with the Face ID system. The device offers a premium design with an all-glass metal unibody finish. The back of the smartphone house a single camera and the phone is available in multiple color options.
At the front, the iPhone XR has a 6.1-inch IPS LCD liquid retina display with HD+ resolution, protected by ion-exchange 2.5D curved tempered glass. The device has an almost bezel-less design with a notch cutout at the top to house the Face ID system.
Apple iPhone XR: Hardware Performance
The Apple iPhone XR is powered by the Apple A12 Bionic chipset based on the 7nm manufacturing process. The processor is coupled with 3GB RAM and 64GB storage on the base variant with no microSD card slot. Though the phone has a single SIM card slot, the device does support an e-SIM, which makes it a dual SIM smartphone.
The A12 Bionic is one of the most powerful mobile chipsets with a highly capable custom GPU from Apple. Thanks to a low-resolution screen, the iPhone XR is one of the best smartphones to play high-fidelity games like PUBG and Fortnite.
Apple iPhone XR: Camera Performance
The Apple iPhone XR has a single 12MP camera at the back and a 7MP selfie camera at the front. This is also one of the first iPhones with support for portrait mode that uses a single camera. The device is capable of capturing 4K videos @60fps and the device is also capable of editing a 4K video footage.
Though the smartphone does misses out on some features like a dedicated telephoto lens or ultra-wide-angle lens, this is still one of the best smartphones for taking photos and videos.
Apple iPhone XR: Price To Specs Ratio
The Apple iPhone XR was originally launched in India for Rs. 81,900 and the phone has received consecutive price cuts. The smartphone currently retails for Rs. 51,999, making it the most affordable iPhone with Face ID system.
The device has a premium design with features like IP67 water and dust resistance. The phone is also powered by a powerful processor, which makes the iPhone XR a great flagship smartphone coming from Apple.
Apple iPhone XR: Important Features/Highlights
The Apple iPhone XR runs on iOS 13 and the phone offers a completely bezel-less design. Additionally, the phone looks premium and supports fast charging and wireless charging. The device is most likely to get software updates for at least 4 years (from the launch date), which makes it future proof.
The iPhone XR has all the features that one might look for in a flagship smartphone. However, unlike most of the smartphones that cost more than Rs. 50,000, this phone has a 720p display which is a bit of a letdown.
Apple iPhone XR: Verdict
The Apple iPhone XR is for those who want to get into the Apple ecosystem without spending a fortune. It has almost all the features that one might look for on a premium smartphone.
Though the iPhone XR cannot be called as a truely flagship smartphone, the phone still offers almost all the features offered on a flagship iPhone with at a much lower price tag.