iPhone XR – A low end iPhone X that everyone can afford
Apple released a low end version of iPhone X that is known as iPhone XR for its customers that do not want to spend a fortune on their phones but at the same time need a fast and smooth smartphone experience.
Apple, unlike its competitors has taken a step towards making cheaper devices for the customers that cannot afford a highly priced device so now you will see a cheaper iPhone with some great features.
Apple’s iPhone XR comes with a 6.1 inch LCD Display to cut down its price unlike iPhone X that comes with a OLED display. But at the same time iPhone XR gives you a high-end user experience because Apple never compromises on quality.
Further, the iPhone XR comes with a single lens camera but no need to worry because Apple has made this single lens so much capable that it will provide you with some beautiful shots even in low light conditions.
iPhone XR is powered with a powerful A12 chipset that is used all across the iPhone X variants so you don’t have to worry about the performance of this device because it uses a beast chipset.
Apple iPhone XR comes with a 3GB RAM unlike its other variants that come with a 4GB RAM to cut down its price but 3GB RAM is still more than enough as we know Apple’s iOS is good at RAM management and it never lets the device to slow down.
With all of the above discussed features, iPhone XR also features some amazing looks inherited from its big brother iPhone X and it looks stunning. Overall, iPhone XR provides its users with some amazing features at a very low cost so you must spend money on this device if it fulfills your requirements.
For detailed specifications, have a look at the spec-sheet below.
Apple iPhone XR Price and Specifications
Price: PKR 70,000 – USD $ 315 – Approx.
Some of the features of iOS 12 are:
- Focus on performance improvements
- Group FaceTime
- ARKit 2.0
- New digital health features
- Better parental controls
- Do Not Disturb improvements
- Grouped Notifications
150.9 x 75.7 x 8.3 mm
Dual Sim, Dual Standby, Single SIM (Nano-SIM)
Black, Red, Yellow, Blue, Coral
iPhone XR supports network bands upto 4G LTE.
A12 Chipset Bionic
Apple GPU (4-core graphics)
IPS LCD Capacitive Touchscreen, 16M Colors, Multitouch
828 x 1792 Pixels (~324 PPI)
Ion-strengthened glass, Oleophobic coating
True-tone display, Wide color gamut display, 120 Hz touch-sensing
64 Built-in, 3GB RAM
12 MP, f/1.8, 28mm, OIS, PDAF, quad-LED (dual tone) flash
Geo-tagging, touch focus, face/smile detection, HDR (photo/panorama), Video (2160p@24/30/60fps, 1080p@30/60/120/240fps, HDR, stereo sound rec)
7 MP, f/2.2, 32mm (standard)
Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, dual-band, Wi-Fi Direct, hotspot
v5.0 with A2DP, LE
Yes + A-GPS support & Glonass, BDS, GALILEO, QZSS
2.0, proprietary reversible connector
Apple iPhone XR comes equipped with NFC (Near Field Communication) that is a wireless technology. It works with in a range or 4cm approx. It allows you to share small amount of data between two NFC powered devices if placed within the range.
GPRS, Edge, 3G (HSPA 42.2/5.76 Mbps), 4G LTE-A
Accelerometer, Barometer, Compass, Face ID, Gyro, Proximity
Accelerometer: Used to measure motion or speed.
Face ID: Helps unlocking the device by scanning the facial features.
Compass: Tells the direction you are headed to.
Fingerprint: Used to unlock the device and verify some in-app actions like payments etc.
Gyroscope: Provides additional information about turning and twisting of the device.
Proximity sensor: It detects when the user holds the phone to the ear and turns off the display to avoid accidental touches on the screen and reduce the battery consumption.
Barometer: It assists the GPS and also provides accurate altitude. E.g. floors climbed (to health app)
MP3/WAV/AAX+/AIFF/Apple Lossless player, MP4/H.264 player, Speaker Phone
HTML5 provides an excellent web browsing experience to the user by making the webpages highly responsive, irrespective of the screen size.
- Active noise cancellation with dedicated mic
- Siri natural language commands and dictation
- iCloud cloud service
- Front/rear glass + aluminum frame (7000 series)
- Audio/video/photo editor
- Document editor
- IP67 dust/water resistant (up to 1m for 30 mins)
- Apple Pay (Visa, MasterCard, AMEX certified)
iPhone XR Antutu
Total score: 421232 (v8)
iPhone XR Geekbench
Single-Core Score 1105
Multi-Core Score 2085
(Li-ion Non removable), 2942 mAh
Fast battery charging: 50% in 30 min, USB Power Delivery 2.0, Qi wireless charging
iPhone XR can easily last a full day with heavy usage.