Apple iPhone XR - Full Detailed Review | Price | Design | Display and Look | Software | Battery | Camera | Specification | |

Apple iPhone XR

Apple iPhone XR Review

       Apple gave everyone a glimpse into the future of the iPhone with last year's iPhone X, topping it in their lineup. With "Notch" and Face ID, the iPhone X was the future iPhone, and it came with a price tag for which you would have to pay EMI well into the future.

The iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus were considered more accessible offerings, continuing the "business" of Apple in general, a model for delivering solid, incremental updates to prices that were marginally higher than their predecessors.

With 2018, however, it looks like the future is here, as Apple has gone all-in with the iPhone X ₹ 102,877 (review) design language throughout the lineup. For the second year in a row, we get not two but three new iPhone models, but this time, they all look very similar - like the iPhone X, but in different sizes.

Physically, the iPhone XR sits between Rs 44,900 between the iPhone XS and the iPhone XS Max. It is priced at the iPhone 8 Rs 23,899 Plus area, which means that Apple has completely abolished the iPhone 8 (review) price band. This makes this year's most affordable new iPhone about Rs 13,000 more expensive than last year, which seems to be in line with Apple's push to raise prices across all its product categories.

It's not all doom and gloom, as the iPhone XR is available in a wide variety of colors, leaving you forgetting the holes that are likely to go in your pocket when you buy one. While the "cheapest" new iPhone of the year offers more color options than its more expensive brethren, Apple has removed some features from the iPhone XR in a bid to keep its costs down.

Design, Display and Look

The last time Apple somehow brought color to the iPhone lineup in a meaningful way was with the poorly received iPhone 5c. Launched with the iPhone 5s, the iPhone 5c (review) - like the iPhone XR - was the cheapest new iPhone on offer. However, its price tag was not as low as everyone expected it would be), and the fact that it shipped with older technology obviously didn't help.

Apple has managed to avoid the same trap with the iPhone XR, to ensure that it ticks the same boxes as its two more expensive siblings, at least as far as the most important specifications are concerned. is. All three phones are powered by the same SoC, have the same primary rear camera, and come with other modern technologies including Face ID (the iPhone 5c introduced with the iPhone 5s missed out on the famous Touch ID).

This is not to say that the iPhone XR is equivalent to Rs 134,900 and the iPhone XS maximum Rs 99,315 like the iPhone XS in every respect. Its frame is made of "aerospace-grade aluminum" compared to steel on more expensive iPhone models, though it seems almost premium.

Both the front and back of the iPhone XR are all glass, though Apple notes that only the front pack is "the most durable glass ever in a smartphone", so the back has to be made somewhat less expensive, such as the second-most one. Durable glass in smartphone, maybe. Both fronts and banks of the iPhone X feature the iPhone XS Max which is cited as the "most durable glass". Like the iPhone X, the iPhone XR is IP67 rated, while the other two 2018 iPhone models are IP68 rated.

Physically, the iPhone XR sits between the iPhone XS and the iPhone XS Max, and while we believe the iPhone XS form factor is ideal for most people, the iPhone XR represents a potential middle ground for those Who want to experiment with a big iPhone without stepping. All the way to the iPhone XS Max, which may be too much to handle.

The iPhone XR is wider than some other popular big-screen Android smartphones of today, and at 194g, it is definitely one of the heavier ones. It is also thicker than the two more premium iPhone models of 2018, and the bezels around its display are slightly more pronounced than the iPhone XS, though most users won't bother with the latter.

Where you have to compromise for last year's technology is the display itself - and it doesn't even display technology from last year's most expensive iPhone, because the iPhone XR uses the same LCD technology as the iPhone 8.

This means that you remember the rich blacks that OLED displays on the iPhone X, iPhone XS and iPhone XS Max. The LCD panel provides a low contrast ratio and lacks HDR as well as Dolby Vision. This is not a big deal by itself, but the relatively low resolution (828x1792 pixels at 326ppi) also means that the text doesn't look as sharp as it would on some other iPhone models - and, in fact, others Smartphones are out there. Unless you're stepping up from the iPhone 8 or a really cheap smartphone, you'll almost certainly notice that the quality is, at best, just about good.

"Just about great", of course, is not what you expect when you pay an answer of Rs. 75,000 for a smartphone, especially when some phones that are priced at 10 percent of that amount, display higher-resolution. Granted, the panel on the iPhone XR is the best LCD panel in other respects, with viewing angles and color accuracy, but not far from the relatively low resolution.

There is another way in which Apple has cut costs by eliminating 3D Touch. Some people might not even remember that it was not always easy to discover its presence in older iPhone models. Some popular 3D Touch features such as the keyboard's trackpad mode and the ability to preview notifications without 3D Touch have been implemented, for those who loved those little touches.

The iPhone XR is available in yellow, white, coral, black, blue and (product) red, a welcome change compared to the usual options available from Apple and other manufacturers. While we really appreciated the perceived finish of our Black Review unit, we also quite liked the yellow and blue options in the brief time we spent with them at the global launch event.

Software ( OS ), Battery and mobile Performance

The iPhone XR is powered by the same Apple A12 bionic chip inside the iPhone X duo, so it's no surprise that its performance is largely the same. It's everything that we threw at it with aplomb, something we've come to expect from a new iPhone, and indeed other smartphones in this price bracket.

PUBG Mobile G defaults to higher 'frame rate and graphics HD' graphics settings, but we competed them for them Ultra 'and R HDR' respectively, and playing the game was still a great experience. Extended sessions of games like Asphalt 9: Legends were not a problem, and we did not run into any heating issues.

Benchmarks show that both the iPhone XS and iPhone XS Max have 4GB of RAM, while the iPhone XR has to do with 3GB of RAM, similar to the iPhone X. While this did not really prove to be a problem in our experience. , If you want to keep your device in mind as "future proof", as will the more expensive iPhone XS duo.

For the first time, iPhones now have dual-SIM support, but instead of adding another physical SIM slot, Apple has taken the eIMIM route. This means that unless you buy your iPhone in China, Hong Kong, or Macau - where Apple sells the "true" dual-SIM iPhone model - your iPhone XR, iPhone XS, or iPhone XS Max includes an embedded SIM Which can be activated. Except for a regular physical SIM slot, when desired.

In theory, this means that you can make things more convenient by allowing you to switch from one provider to another without swapping physical SIMs. In practice, however, this adds an unnecessary level of complexity, at least in its current form.

For one, only select operators - Jio and Airtel, currently - support eSIM in India. This means that if your second SIM is from Vodafone, Idea or any other operator, you have no choice but to port your number to either of the aforesaid, which is not possible (or desirable) for everyone. It is possible. Second, even operators who support it are not easy for you to activate eSIM.

You cannot activate a new number on e-RIM - with both Jio and Airtel, you need to go to a retail store, do the necessary paperwork, get a physical SIM, and then convert it to eSIM So that its number can be used with your iPhone. It is like going to your neighborhood store and mailing it to yourself that you bought to get an "e-commerce" experience.

At least some of India's KYC norms fall short of any technical limitations, but from an end-user point of view, the experience is far from ideal.

Even if you already have a physical SIM with all KYC processes, Reliance Jio needs at least (at the time of filing this review), so that you can use one of your SIMs Go to and convert your SIM to eSIM, which is the next level of boners.

Thankfully, if you are on Airtel, the experience is slightly better. You can initiate the "conversion" of your physical SIM via a text message and will then follow the instructions received via email. We found this part relatively hassle-free.

As for actually using the iPhone with two SIMs on a daily basis, the experience is very much in line with what you get with Android phones. By default, your physical SIMs are labeled "Primary" and eSIM "Secondary", but you can change these to your liking.

You can have multiple "data plans" - as Apple calls them - connected to your eSIM, but only one of them can be active at any time. A data plan is, of course, a little misleading, because you can also have a voice-only plan.

You need to make one of these a "default voice line", and the same (or the other) needs to be the default line for mobile data. Both lines support 4G at the same time, and the iPhone will let you use mobile data from one line while you are making calls using the other.

The call history in the phone app will show a label indicating the line used for each call, and tapping the entry will dial that number or contact using the same line. When starting a new call, which line you can use via the dropdown at the top, your default line is already selected.

However, it does not appear that which line is used when composing a new SMS message, which seems to be a major oversight. The existing conversation in the message application will default to using the last number in that thread. (Edit for clarity: if you have never exchanged messages with a number, choosing which line is possible to use, but once the conversation starts, the number being used is There is no way to change it).

Only one of the two numbers can be combined with iMessage and FaceTime at any time, which is also a bit disappointing.

iOS certainly doesn't have the "dual application" capability that some Android OEMs have added, meaning you can run only one instance of an app like WhatsApp, further limiting your dual SIM experience. You can use the number with WhatsApp and other services.

The iPhone XR offers the same "wide stereo playback" as the more expensive iPhone XS Duo, and the resulting sound is very impressive. However, the iPhone XR lacks the "Gigabit-class LTE" found in the other two new iPhone models. This may be a problem someday, but that day is never coming in view of the pathetic state of the network in our country.

Although iOS 12 brings a host of new features, the experience of using the iPhone in countries such as India is less than ideal due to the features that apps like Apple Maps lack in these areas, something we have repeatedly done- The bar is noted. We encourage you to read our iOS 12 review to read our thoughts about new features including screen time, shortcuts, and more, which will enhance the way you use your iPhone.

In terms of battery life, our real-world experience was similar to the one we had with the iPhone XS Max, with the iPhone XR easily lasting a full day, even when our workload was higher than usual. In our HD video loop test, the iPhone XR lasted 13 hours and 19 minutes.

Although the iPhone XR is "fast-charge capable", according to Apple, the company does not provide any fast chargers in the box, which is a major disappointment. Wireless charging is supported.

Camera and Image Quality

The iPhone used to be the best camera phone in the business, but perhaps not since the days of the iPhone 6 Plus. It has been started by companies like Samsung in low light camera performance, and since then we have seen that when it comes to still photography when it comes to making phones as a solid holistic performer.

Google has been a few flag bearers in this department with the flagship's pixel range. Although all three generations of Pixel phones may have suffered from a host of reliability issues, there is no denying their photography chops.

Even other manufacturers have relied on two, three, and even four sensors to bid to provide better image quality - often with mixed results - with Google sticking to a single sensor Has, while resulting in doubling up on machine learning algorithms to enhance images.

Given Google's success with this approach, it is no surprise to see Apple and others go down the same path, even though it seems that Cupertino keeps his toes rather than going all-in Is drowning While the iPhone XS and iPhone XS Max feature dual rear cameras, the iPhone XR only packs a sensor on the back.

It forgives punishment, serves dual purposes. First, it clearly reduces the cost of the more "affordable" iPhone XR, but more importantly, it gives Apple a tool with which to experiment a bit with its machine learning approach to photography.

As we noted in our review of our iPhone XS and iPhone XS Max, the more expensive pair also rely on machine learning as smart HDR to deliver great pictures, but the iPhone XR takes it a step further. Similar to the bunch of Google Pixel 3 and other phones, the iPhone XR uses machine learning to offer portrait mode with rear cameras, previously limited to iPhone models with dual rear cameras.

Even with a single rear camera, the iPhone XR does a good job when it comes to the Bokeh effect in edge detection and portrait mode, but it's not as good as we saw with the iPhone XS. We also noticed that some portraits taken with the iPhone XR had less detail than similar shots taken by the iPhone XR.

In the absence of a telephoto lens with 2X zoom, we saw that in order to activate portrait mode we needed to be physically close to the subjects of our shots (compared to the iPhone X / XS / XS Max). The resulting shots are really wide, as standard lenses are being used instead of narrow telephoto lenses.

You also get portrait lighting modes, although you are limited to three modes - Natural, Studio and Contour, with Stage and Stage Mono still exclusive to iPhone models with dual rear cameras. Also note that portrait mode on the iPhone XR will work best with humans and animals or objects, as machine learning algorithms have been optimized for the former.

In all respects aside from the apparently missing 2x telephoto lens, the iPhone XR's camera performance is similar to the iPhone XS and iPhone XS Max, to say that it is now the best in the business. For more details, read our reviews of the iPhone XS and iPhone XS Max, as well as our comparison of the iPhone XS with some of the best Android smartphone cameras today.


Let's go back to the question we started: Is the iPhone XR a Compromise Tool? It is not; Not in ways that matter to most users. Although we are not fans of its performance, it does its job without being particularly great. In other areas such as performance and camera quality, the iPhone XR holds more than its own, and is a match for the more expensive iPhone models as well as other flagship phones.

This is what brings us to its cost. We have made it clear that we are not fans of the upward trend that we have seen across the entire range of Apple products. As we noted in our iPhone XS and iPhone XS Max reviews, even with the promise of regular software updates and improved resale value, Apple's phone commands become increasingly difficult to justify the price tag Used to be.

With a starting price of Rs 76,900, the iPhone XR is not really a bargain, but it is a better value for money than the iPhone XS and certainly the iPhone XS Max. Heck, even the speaker grille at the bottom is symmetrical, so it shows that no one was napping on the wheels while designing it.

Although Apple has discontinued the iPhone X in some markets, it is still very close to India and is available at a similar starting price as the iPhone X. As much as the display is loved on the iPhone X, the camera improves so that the Smart HDR balances in favor of the new iPhone, which also brings other nuances like dual-SIM support and faster processors. The iPhone X is only for those who really value darker blacks on AMOLED displays or are kept away from the size of the iPhone XR, and cannot afford the iPhone XS.

If you don't mind looking beyond the iPhone, a number of great Android flagships have been launched in recent months, including the Samsung Galaxy Note 9 (Review) and Huawei Mate 20 Pro (Review), along with other phones already hosted. Huh. In the year. Or you can go for a "value flagship" like the OnePlus 6T (Review) and save a bunch of money in the process.

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