iPhone XR

The iPhone XR is the third iPhone to be launched last year, after the iPhone XS and the iPhone XS Max. While the two iPhone XS models are nearly identical save for the size, the iPhone XR is a significant departure for the iPhone X series and possibly a new chapter going forward.

This is what apple is calling a “Budget iPhone”


The iPhone XR has a 6.1-inch, IPS LCD with a resolution of 1792×828. This gives it a pixel density of 326PPI, which is identical to the iPhone 8 and previous small screen iPhones but less than the Plus sized iPhones (401PPI), and the iPhone X, XS and XS Max (458PPI).

The display has outstanding color performance and when Apple says it has an industry-leading color performance for an LCD, we believe it. Besides just calibrating the display properly, Apple also has support for color management baked into both the software and the hardware. This, along with the wide color support, means the phone can display content in its native color profile without the user having to manually switch modes.

The screen also has excellent viewing angles as expected from an IPS LCD. It also gets extremely bright and is perfectly visible outdoors under sunlight.

Where the display is lacking is in pixel density. A user upgrading from a small size iPhone won’t notice a difference but a Plus-sized iPhone user will notice the slight drop in sharpness.


As far as the cameras are concerned, the Apple iPhone XR on the rear packs a 12-megapixel camera with an f/1.8 aperture. The rear camera setup has autofocus. It sports a 7-megapixel camera on the front for selfies, with an f/2.2 aperture.


The Smartphone is powered by a Hexa Core core Apple A12 Bionic Processor. A 3 GB of RAM ensures phone runs smoothly even the most memory intensive applications & still shows no signs of lag. 64 GB of internal storage can not be expanded further.


The iPhone XR has a 2942mAh battery, which is larger than the battery on the iPhone XS but smaller than the one on the iPhone XS Max.

However, because most of the iPhone XS Max’ extra battery capacity goes into powering that massive OLED display, the iPhone XR actually has the highest battery life out of the three new iPhones this year, according to Apple’s own battery life claims.

Overall Verdict

After receiving price cuts this is now a bit more affordable than what Apple priced it at. The display being LCD is brighter and is good than many other phones. There are other options such as the cheaper Galaxy S10e and the Galaxy S10 also which is few bucks more. If you like coloured phones and an iOS device than you should buy this. There is also an RED edition iPhone Xr along side other devices.

Abhishek Singh
Founder! Deciphering tech everyday!

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