The cheapest of the lot, the iPhone XR is actually the most affordable iPhone version in 2018. Starting at $449, the iPhone XR will continue in development for the 2019 iPhone iteration: iPhone 11, iPhone 11 Pro, iPhone 11 Pro Max, and iPhone SE 2020.
Some of the tradeoffs includes a single rear camera, less RAM, lesser resolution and a switch from. OLED to LED. Nonetheless, the smartphone still carries the same flagship SoC as the other models.
iPhone XR Key Specs and Features
- 6.1-inch IPS LCD Display, 828 x 1792 pixels (326 ppi)
- iOS 12, upgradeable to iOS 13
- Octa-core Apple Bionic 12 CPU
- 3GB RAM
- 64GB / 128GB / 256GB Built-in Storage, no Memory Card Support
- 12MP Rear Camera
- 7MP Front Camera
- 4G LTE
- Face ID
- IP68 Waterproof and Dustproof
- Qi Wireless Charging
- Fast Charging (15W)
- 2942 mAh Non Removable Li-ion Battery
Design and Display
To the business of how it looks, the iPhone XR looks every bit like a flagship with thick surrounding bezels and the same metallic frame.
However, the bezels around the screen are a bit thicker and there is the fact that it is a bit chunkier. Also, it is water and dust proof with an IP67 certification like last year’s iPhone X.
This means that the iPhone XR can sit in water for up to 1 meter for 30 minutes, unlike the IP68 sticker on the iPhone XS and XS Max. It is coated with scratch-resistant glass and oleophobic coating to avoid smudges.
There is also a substantial gap in the transition from OLED to LCD to cost savings and further reduction in resolution.
Compared to the iPhone XS, the iPhone XR is larger but lighter compared to the iPhone XS Max. With a characteristic notch, the monitor has a height of 6.1-inch and a resolution of 828 x 1792 pixels.
There’s no 3D touch panel, but you’re always going to get the True-tone display on your mobile.
Battery & Video
Nothing yet about the battery life of the iPhone XR, but you should expect traditional day-to-day use of it. Since it uses the same set of chipsets as the others, you should assume a normal effective power consumption. In addition, you also have to enjoy fast charging and Qi wireless charging is still sponsored.
One big adjustment and one that is very clear to you is the lack of an extra telephoto camera. This means no more 2x lossless zoom but still manages to take amazing portrait shots and you can even change the bokeh effect.
It comes with a single f/1.8 aperture 12MP camera and the Truedepth 7MP front camera remains the same.
Equipment and Applications
To be honest, the iPhone XR is a good deal, considering it will feature the new Neural engine as the other expensive phones.
The Bionic 12 processor is a true deal when it comes to flagship prowess. Even if the RAM size on your mobile was reduced to 3GB, you’d still expect a stellar result.
The price and affordability of iPhone XR
The price of the iPhone XR in Nigeria starts at 300,000 Naira. Price starts at about $479 in leading online retailers. In September 2019, when the iPhone 11 series was launched, Apple announced that the iPhone XR price is now starting at $599, making it the most affordable iPhone currently in production.
The iPhone XR pre-order launched on October 19, 2018 with off-the-shelf sales beginning on October 26. 2018 at selected stores. The 64GB mobile version costs $749 (271,000 Naira) while the 128GB model costs $799 (290,000 Naira) and the 256GB model costs $899. (325, 000 Naira).
XR Requirements for iPhone
Here are a few features of the iPhone XR:
- Platform: iOS 12, upgradeable to iOS 13
- Processor: Octa-core Apple Bionic 12 Neural engine
- GPU: Apple GPU
- Memory: 3GB RAM
- Colours: Black, Red, Yellow, Blue, Coral
- Dimension: 150.9 x 75.7 x 8.3 mm
- Weight: 194g
- SIM Type: Nano SIM
- SIM Count: Dual SIM
- Display: 6.1-inch, IPS LCD capacitive touchscreen, 828 x 1792 pixels (326 ppi)
- Screen Protection: –
- Rear Camera: 12MP Camera, 2160p@24/30/60fps,1080p@30/60/120/240fps
- Rear Camera Features: Autofocus, LED flash, Geo-tagging, touch focus, face detection, OIS, PDAF, Quad-LED dual-tone flash, HDR (photo/panorama)
- Front Camera: 7MP Camera, 1080p Video@60fps
- Built-in Storage: 64GB / 128GB / 256GB
- Memory Card Support: –
- Bundled Cloud Storage: –
- 2G GSM: Yes
- 2G CDMA 1X: –
- 3G WCDMA: Yes
- 3G CDMA EVDO: –
- 4G LTE: LTE band 1(2100), 2(1900), 3(1800), 4(1700/2100), 5(850), 7(2600), 8(900), 12(700), 13(700), 14(700), 17(700), 18(800), 19(800), 20(800), 25(1900), 26(850), 29(700), 30(2300), 32(1500), 34(2000), 38(2600), 39(1900), 40(2300), 41(2500), 66(1700/2100), 71(600)
Internet & Connectivity
- GPRS: Yes
- EDGE: Yes
- 3G/WCDMA/HSPA: Yes
- HSPA+: 42.2/5.76Mbps
- CDMA EVDO: Yes
- 4G LTE: LTE-A (4CA) Cat 16 1024/150Mbps, EV-DO Rev.A 3.1Mbps
- WLAN: Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, dual band, Wi-Fi Direct, DLNA
- Wi-Fi Hotspot: Yes
- Bluetooth: Yes, v5.0 with A2DP, LE, aptX HD
- NFC: Yes
- Infrared Blaster: –
- USB Port: USB 2.0 reversible connector
- SMS/MMS: Yes
- Instant Messaging: Yes
- Push Emails: Yes
- Email Protocol: –
- Music Player: MP4/DviX/XviD/H.265 player
- Video Player: MP4/DviX/XviD/H.265 player
- FM Radio: Yes
- Loudspeaker: Yes
- 3.5mm Jack: –
- Navigation: Yes, with A-GPS, GLONASS, BDS, QZSS
- Maps: Yes
Sensors & Control
- Digital Compass: Yes
- Accelerometer: Yes
- Proximity Sensor: Yes
- Light Sensor: Yes
- Barometer: Yes
- SpO2: –
- Pedometer: –
- Heart Rate Monitor: –
- Gyroscope: Yes
- Fingerprint Scanner: Yes, (rear)
- Iris Scanner: –
- Face Unlock: Yes
- Intelligent Digital Assistant: Yes
- Motion Sensing / Gesture Control: –
- Voice Control: –
- Video Streaming: Yes
- Active Noise Cancellation: Yes
- Wireless Charging: Yes, Qi Wireless Charging
- Built-in Mobile Payment: Yes
- Water Resistant: Yes
- Dust Resistant: Yes
- Image Editor: Yes
- Video Editor: Yes
- Document Viewer: Yes
- Document Editor: Yes
- Battery: 2942 mAh Non Removable Li-ion Battery
- Talktime: –
- Standby Time: –
- Fast Charging: Yes, 15W fast Charging Capacity