Apple officially presented the iPhone XR smartphone, which is different from the flagship models of the iPhone XS and iPhone XS Max. How "budget" is the iPhone XR? Does its price encourage you to buy?
The Apple iPhone XR was the subject of many discussions, because by some observers it was referred to as the "budget iPhone", and sometimes even as "cheap iPhone". How much is the truth about it? What can Apple iPhone XR do and what is its price? Before we go through it, let me remind you that iPhone XS , iPhone XS Max and Apple Watch 4 also made their debut today.
iPhone XR has a Liquid Retina screen (LCD)
Let's start with the fact that, unlike the top flagship models of the iPhone XS and iPhone XS, the iPhone XR has a screen made in IPS LCD technology (the so-called Liquid Retina ), not OLED, whose diagonal is 6.1 inches . Its resolution also does not impress, because according to previous leaks it has incomplete Full HD (1792 x 828). Apple, however, decided to equip it with notch , which was combined with a relatively narrow frame under the screen – the majority of Android smartphones with a similar appearance has this element a bit larger.
It's Face ID, there's no 3D Touch
Apple placed the TrueDepth webcam and all the necessary modules needed to support Face ID technology in the Apple cutout. The author's face unlocking technology is so important for Apple that the company decided to promote it also in the cheapest of today's new products. Of course, there is no Touch ID on the board, so the phone can not be unlocked with a fingerprint. The phone was also castrated with 3D Touch , adding Haptic Tocuh instead, allowing the camera to be quickly launched by pressing the screen.
One camera, but top one
Savings can be seen in a camera that is single. Still, it has 12 MP, f / 1.8 light and optical image stabilization. It turns out that Apple has saved on the number of cameras, not on the quality of one – it's a sensible strategy, but it's a shame that the iPhone XR does not have an additional lens.
The iPhone XR drives the Apple A12 Bionic
Despite some rumors, the iPhone XR received the Apple A12 Bionic processor. It is made in a 7nm technological process, and in addition hellishly fast. It is unofficially said that SoC is the same, but compared to XS phones, the amount of RAM has been reduced to 4 GB. The Apple iPhone XR is to be sold in the colors Black, White, Red, Yellow, Blue and Coral. Its housing is glass and the metal frame. The housing was protected against dust and water, but to a lesser extent than at more expensive brothers ( IP67 instead of IP68).
iPhone XR – price
The iPhone XR was priced in the US at $ 749 for the basic version. For Polish prices and details on availability, please enter the following entry: https://www.gsmmaniak.pl/893378/apple-iphone-xs-xs-max-xr-cena-w-polsce-przedsprzedaz/
iPhone Xr – specification:
|Screen||6.1 ", LCD, 1792 x 828 px|
|SoC||Apple A12, 7 nm|
|Built-in memory||64/128/256 GB|
|The camera||12 MP, f.1.8|
|Camera||7 MP, f.1.8|
|Battery||lack of information|
|Connectivity and more||Lightning connector, single nanoSIM, Wi-Fi ac (2.4 and 5 GHz), GPS, GLONASS, Galileo and QZSS|
|Dimensions and weight||150.9 x 75.7 x 8.3 mm, 194 g.|