iPhone XR: iPhone XR, Specification, design and More

This article will tell you everything you should know about iPhone XR including it specification, design, comparison with other devices and much more.

The iPhone XR is an affordable device from Apple, with a virtually borderless 6.1-inch screen with Face ID. On this page you can read all about the specs, price and other things you need to know about the iPhone XR.

iPhone XR: more for less

The iPhone XR can be seen as a cheaper version of the iPhone XS . The device has about the same design with narrow screen edges, Face ID and wireless charging, but is considerably cheaper. The iPhone XR can still be found in Apple’s range. If you are looking for slightly better specs, you could look at the iPhone 11 .

Below we list the most important features of the iPhone XR:

  • 6.1-inch LCD screen , Face ID and wireless charging
  • Available in six colors , including black and red
  • Choose from 64GB, 128GB and 256GB storage

This device has now been succeeded by the iPhone 11 . Here you will find more information:

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How can the iPhone XR price be so low?

How did Apple manage to give the iPhone XR almost the same functions as the XS, while paying three hundred euros less? Before that, Apple has made a number of changes:

  • Aluminum instead of steel
  • LCD screen instead of OLED
  • Single camera instead of double
  • Various minor adjustments, such as a slightly different material for the glass panels

With the iPhone X, Apple was criticized for the fact that the device cost more than a thousand euros. A lot of people wouldn’t mind buying a new iPhone . That is why Apple offers you the choice this year: those who want the best of the best choose the most expensive 512GB iPhone XS Max and those who have a little less to spend can often get the same functions from 859 euros in a device that is a bit cheaper.

iPhone XR specifications

It contains the same A12 Bionic chip as the iPhone XS and also the same TrueDepth camera for Face ID. At the front you will find approximately the same borderless design and this device also offers dual sim for the use of two SIM cards.

These are the most important specifications of the device at a glance:

  • 6.1-inch LCD screen
  • Colors: black, white, red, yellow, coral and blue
  • Storage: 64GB, 128GB and 256GB
  • Face ID
  • Apple A12 chip
  • Wireless charging
  • iOS 12
  • Improved camera with Smart HDR, portrait function and more

iPhone XR Improvements: This is new

Below we list the most important iPhone XR innovations and features:

  1. Colors
  2. Screen
  3. Camera
  4. A12 Bionic chip
  5. Face ID
  6. Dualsim

# 1 Colors

It is available in multiple colors, giving you more choice than ever. In addition to the calmer colors of black and white, you can also choose from a number of bright colors to stand out even more this year.

These are the available iPhone XR colors:

  • Black
  • White
  • Red
  • Yellow
  • Coral
  • Blue

# 2 iPhone XR screen

Apple has equipped the it with a new generation LCD screen, which has been used in iPhones for years and has been further perfected. Apple has succeeded in making this with the iPhone XR so that a virtually borderless screen is possible. The pixel density of this screen is slightly lower than the OLED screens in the iPhone XS (Max), but it still has a Retina screen. The screen quality of the XR is excellent, but of course it looks even better on an XS. You pay three hundred euros more for that. The screen of the iPhone XR does not work with 3D Touch but with Haptic Touch , a new screen technique in which you have to press your finger on the screen to see additional options.

# 3 Camera

The camera is a renewed 12 megapixel camera with a single lens, which supports Apple’s new technology Smart HDR and portrait mode. The latter is a great achievement, because there is no second lens that can estimate the depth. The TrueDepth camera on the front has a 7 megapixel lens and supports all functions that the iPhone XS has, so portrait photos with adjustable depth effect.

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# 4 iPhone XR with A12 Bionic chip

Although the iPhone XR price is no less than three hundred euros lower than the iPhone XS, you still get exactly the same processor. This is an A12 Bionic chip with Neural Engine that uses the 7 nanometer architecture for the first time. This makes the chip smaller, faster and more energy efficient. Other chip makers cannot yet produce such chips, giving Apple a head start. The power management functions ensure that the battery lasts 1.5 hours longer than that of the iPhone 8 Plus . Naturally, the device also supports wireless charging . The iPhone XR is waterproof (IP67) and made of aluminum.

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# 5 iPhone XR with Face ID

We also see many functions of the iPhone X in the this iphone. For example, the device has a ‘notch’ at the top of the screen containing the TrueDepth camera for face recognition. The iPhone XR therefore works with Face ID, which means that Touch ID has disappeared. There is no longer a home button below the screen. The iPhone X has already shown that Face ID is very fast and reliable, making it a good alternative. In the iPhone XR the recognition of Face ID is even faster thanks to the and in the XR the recognition is even faster.

# 6 Dualsim

In terms of connections, ththis iphone naturally supports 4G, where it is possible to use two SIM cards at the same time thanks to dual-SIM technology. The device uses a built-in eSIM for this. This technology is currently not supported in the Netherlands, but you can take out an eSIM subscription in countries such as Germany and Spain. This gives you the option to easily switch between subscriptions if you often travel abroad.

This device is also equipped with Bluetooth 5.0 with a longer range and a more stable connection. Of course there is wireless charging in the iPhone XR, where any Qi charger is suitable. Fast charging is also possible, but you will have to purchase the plug yourself. You can use the standard 10W or 12W iPad charger or a MacBook adapter with USB-C cable.