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Advice on Apple iPhone Xr

The Apple iPhone Xr is the entry-level model of all the 2018 iPhone models. Thanks to the LCD screen, it's still an affordable smartphone. Not a fan of the standard iPhone colors? You're in luck with the iPhone Xr, because you can choose from 6 different colors. On this page, you'll find out all about the Apple iPhone Xr.

In short

iPhone Xr
Dimensions 15.9x7.6x0.8 centimeters
Weight 194 grams
Display 6.1-inch Super Retina HD display
Resolution 1792x828 pixels by 326 PPI
Processor A12 Bionic chip
Camera 12 MP wide-angle lens and 7 MP TrueDepth camera
Support for Face ID Yes
Waterproofness IP67 certification: up to 30 minutes and 1 meter deep under water

Design iPhone Xr

Again, we say goodbye to the familiar Apple home button with the iPhone Xr. This home button is replaced by an edge-to-edge display. The design is similar to that of the iPhone X, except for the fact that the edges of the iPhone Xr are even thinner. The glass of the iPhone Xr is made of the same glass as the iPhone Xs: the strongest glass ever to be used in a smartphone. This glass casing also makes it possible to wirelessly charge your device. This glass casing comes in 6 different colors: black, white, blue, RED, coral, and yellow. The front of the screen has a small notch where you'll find the True Depth camera, the speaker, and the ambient light sensor.

The screen

Screen iPhone Xr

The Apple iPhone Xr has a brand new 6.1-inch Liquid Retina display. This is the most advanced LCD display on the market and is also the largest LCD screen ever on an iPhone. The Apple iPhone Xr has a larger screen than the 5.5-inch screen of the iPhone 8 Plus. The size of the iPhone Xr isn't larger, but smaller than that of the iPhone 8 Plus. You'll get more screen and less size. Thanks to True Tone, the white balance of the screen matches the ambient light of your room. You see true-to-life colors from every angle. Want to unlock your iPhone? Thanks to Face ID, you can do so with 1 glance on your screen.

The processor

Apple iPhone Xr Blue

On the outside, the iPhone Xr looks beautiful and improved, but on the inside too a lot has changed in comparison to older iPhone models. Here, we find the same chip as in the iPhone Xs. This is the fastest and most powerful chip to be used in the iPhone up till now. This chip is equipped with a Neutral Engine of the next generation. Maybe this doesn't really ring a bell, but Neutral Engine allows for amazing Augmented Reality experiences, the most beautiful portraits with depth division, and speed with everything you do. This means graphics performance is also up to 50% faster.

The camera

Camera iPhone Xr

The Apple iPhone Xr is equipped with a single rear camera. Don't worry, Apple created software to make the single camera of the iPhone Xr almost as functional as the dual camera of the iPhone Xs. The Apple iPhone Xr is equipped with a 12-megapixel wide-angle lens and a 7-megapixel True Depth front camera. Both cameras are equipped with a portrait mode with depth division. Thanks to the improved Bokeh effect, photos taken with this mode look even more professional with their subtle blurry background. It's even possible to adjust the depth-of-field effect after you've taken a photo.

The battery life

Apple iPhone Xr RED detail

Apple claims the iPhone Xr has the best battery life that they ever created. The battery of the iPhone Xr lasts 1.5 hours longer than that of the iPhone 8 Plus. Curious what that means for your internet use or talk time? You can read about it in the table below. To make a good comparison, we listed the iPhone 8 Plus too, so you can see the difference.

How long does the iPhone Xr last?

iPhone 8 Plus iPhone Xr
Talk time (wireless) Up to 21 hours Up to 25 hours
Internet use Up to 13 hours Up to 15 hours
Play video (wirelessly) Up to 14 hours Up to 16 hours
Play audio (wirelessly) Up to 60 hours Up to 65 hours
Suitable for fast charging Charged up to 50% in 30 minutes Charged up to 50% in 30 minutes

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