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Apple iPhone XR

alaTest has collected and analyzed 240 reviews of Apple iPhone XR. The average rating for this product is 4.7/5, compared to an average rating of 4.1/5 for other Cell phones for all reviews. Comments about the battery and price are on the whole positive. The performance and camera also get good opinions. Many are less positive about the connectivity and reception, while opinions are divided on the portability.

screen, camera, performance, price, battery

reception, connectivity

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Cell phones the Apple iPhone XR is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 99/100 = Excellent quality.

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Expert review by : Max Parker (trustedreviews.com)

iPhone XR review: Apple's all-round top iPhone | Trusted Reviews

 

iPhone XR review: Features, price and release for Apple's new iPhone XR. Is it better than the iPhone XS even though it's cheaper?

Great battery life ; XS features for less money ; Fantastic performance ; Very capable camera

No fast charger included ; Will be too large for some

The best all-round iPhone you can buy in 2018.

Dec, 2018

Expert review by (engadget.com)

Apple iPhone XR review: The best iPhone for most people

 

These days, lots of smartphone makers are trying to offer more for less, and Apple is no exception. Its new iPhone XR features a lot of what makes the more premium XS and XS Max special, squeezed into a glass-and-metal package that costs significantly...

A12 chipset means excellent performance ; The best battery of any iPhone we’ve tested this year ; Typically great build quality ; 6.1-inch screen hits the sweet spot ; Colors!

A higher-res display would’ve been nice ; The camera lacks some flexibility ; More expensive than comparable Android phones

While these are definitely factors to keep in mind, I don't think they're deal breakers for the audience Apple is trying to reach. For those people, who haven't upgraded their iPhones in a while or who want a taste of what Apple is capable of without...

Oct, 2018

Expert review by : Sascha Segan (pcmag.com)

Apple iPhone XR

 

The Apple iPhone XR is the fashion-forward model of this year's iPhones, but it trades top-notch performance for a colorful design.

Available in gorgeous colors. Super-fast processor. Bright screen.

Wireless performance isn't up to par with XS models.

The best argument for the iPhone XR is its looks. From the front, it's nearly indistinguishable from iPhones that cost $250 to $350 more. From the back, the colored models are simply gorgeous. The XR simply makes you look fashionable, and I don't think...

Nov, 2018

Expert review by : Scott Stein (cnet.com)

iPhone XR review: The best iPhone value in years

 

If you're buying a new iPhone, this should be your starting point.

The less expensive iPhone XR delivers most iPhone X and XS features, including an excellent big screen in a comfortable body, fast performance, Face ID and wireless charging, and a camera that's mostly as good as the iPhone XS.

The iPhone XR's single rear camera lacks optical zoom and has a limited portrait mode. Its LCD screen, while large, bright and vivid, is still a step below the iPhone XS' OLED in contrast. The aluminum XR is slightly less durable than the steel XS.

The iPhone XR is the best iPhone for the price, delivering most of the advantages of the iPhone XS for hundreds less.

Nov, 2018

Expert review by : Matthew Bolton (t3.com)

Apple iPhone XR review: a brilliant balance of polish, features and price

 

The iPhone XR brings almost the whole iPhone XS experience, but with better battery life and a lower price

Supremely slick and powerful ; Very strong camera ; Great battery life ; Excellent build quality

Less flexible camera system than the XS ; Can get a better screen for the money ; Lack of 3D Touch is weird

Oct, 2018

Expert review by (stuff.tv)

iPhone XR review

 

All things bright and beautiful

excellent battery life ; speedy ; multiple colour options ; reasonable price

LCD screen not as good as OLED ; No portrait mode for dogs, cats and bearded dragons

While it misses out on a few luxuries, the iPhone XR is the toughest, cheapest and sweetest iPhone you can buy

Nov, 2018

Expert review by : Abbas Ali Gareth Beavis (techradar.com)

iPhone XR review

 

The new iPhone for old iPhone users

Fantastic battery life ; Attractive array of colors ; Lower price tag

Good but not great display ; Portrait camera mode doesn't impress ; Expensive for a non-flagship product

The iPhone XR is Apple's least expensive phone launched this year but it's not cheap by any means. While it lacks the premium design and screen of the iPhone XS, it still packs a punch and is a great upgrade option for anyone using an iPhone that's a...

Oct, 2018

Expert review by : Sheldon Pinto (tech.firstpost.com)

Apple iPhone XR review: Great battery life, display makes it the best iPhone to buy

 

The iPhone XR with its great battery life, impressive camera, makes it a better choice over the XS.

Brilliant display ; Great build quality ; Good camera ; Amazing video recording Stunning battery life

Cannot shoot pets or objects in Portrait mode ; IP 67 rating (I'm nit-picking)

For those of you who have also read through our XS Max review, you may have noted that scores aren’t too different from those of the XS. And that’s where the beauty of the iPhone XR lies!

Oct, 2018

Expert review by : Daniel Schmidt (notebookcheck.net)

Apple iPhone XR Smartphone Review

 

Great again – Apple positions the iPhone XR between the two XS models' size-wise but equips the device with a lower resolution LCD display and only a single rear-facing camera. There are a few other minor drawbacks too, but does the XR do enough to be...

bright and colour accurate display ; powerful SoC ; IP67-certified ; dual-SIM (eSIM) ; decent rear-facing camera ; wireless charging ; good mobile frequency coverage ; excellent battery life

location accuracy could be more precise ; only 12 months warranty ; non-expandable memory ; limited NFC functionality ; no fast charger included in the box ; no headphone jack

The Apple iPhone XR shares many of its components with the more expensive iPhone XS series, including the same SoC, main camera, Face ID system, dual-SIM functionality and wireless charging among other things. Apple has compromised in some areas though...

Oct, 2018

Expert review by (expertreviews.co.uk)

Apple iPhone XR review: Better than good enough

 

The iPhone XR is not the best iPhone, but it's nearly as good as the Xs and it's far, far cheaper

Cheaper than the iPhone Xs ; Outstanding camera ; Industry leading mobile performance

No optical zoom ; Better battery life but still not amazing

Performance, in particular, is as quick if not quicker than many modern Android handsets, even more than a year later, its IPS display is great and, hey, it still has a fingerprint scanner - a bonus for anyone who just can't get on with Face ID....

Dec, 2018

Product Specifications

Battery

Battery technology:Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
Browsing time (Wi-Fi):15
Talk time (4G):25
Wireless audio playback time:65
Wireless Charging:Y
Wireless video playback time:16

Call management

Call blocking:Y
Call hold:Y
Call timer:Y
Call waiting:Y
Caller ID:Y
Conference call:Y
Speakerphone:Y
Vibrating Alert:Y
Voice commands:Y
Voice dialing:Y

Camera

Auto Focus:Y
Face detection:Y
Flash type:LED
Front camera aperture number:2.2
Front camera flash:N
Front camera resolution (numeric):7
Front camera type:Single camera
Geotagging:Y
Image stabilizer:Y
Maximum frame rate:124
Multi-shot:Y
Rear camera aperture number:1.8
Rear camera flash:Y
Rear camera resolution (numeric):12
Rear camera type:Single camera
Resolution at capture speed:1280×720@60fps,1920x1080@120fps,1920x1080@240fps,1920x1080@30fps,1920x1080@60fps,3840x2160@24fps,3840x2160@30fps,3840x2160@60fps / 1920x1080@120fps,1920x1080@240fps,1920x1080@30fps,1920x1080@60fps,3840x2160@24fps,3840x2160@30fps,3840x2160@60fps
Self-timer:Y
Time lapse mode:Y
Video recording:Y
Video recording modes:720p,1080p,2160p
Video stabilizer:Y
Zoom capability:Y

Design

Colour of product:Black / Blue / Coral / Red / White / Yellow
Form factor:Bar
Housing material:Glass, Stainless steel
International Protection (IP) code:IP67
Product colour:Black / Blue / Coral / Red / White / Yellow

Display

Contrast ratio (typical):1400:1
Display brightness:625
Display diagonal:15.5
Display Resolution:1792 x 828
Display Type:LCD
Orientation sensor:Y
Pixel density:326
Screen shape:Flat
Touch technology:Multi-touch
Touchscreen:Y

Ergonomics

Accelerometer:Y
Ambient light sensor:Y
Face recognition:Y
Gyroscope:Y
Proximity sensor:Y

Messaging

Chat:Y
E-mail:Y
Instant messaging (IM):Y
MMS (Multimedia Messaging Service):Y
Short Message Service (SMS):Y

Mobile networking

Voice over LTE (VoLTE) supported:Y

Multimedia

Archive formats supported:Zip
Audio formats supported:AAX,AAX+,AC3,EAC3,FLAC,HE-AAC,LC-AAC,LPCM,MP3
Document formats supported:ICS,PDF,PPT,PPTX,RTF,TXT,VCF,XLS,XLSX
FM radio:N
Image formats supported:GIF,HEIF,JPEG,JPG,TIFF
Video formats supported:H.264,HEVC,M-JPEG,MPEG‑4 Part 2

Navigation

Assisted GPS (A-GPS):Y
Barometer:Y
Electronic compass:Y
Galileo:Y
GLONASS:Y
Position location:Y
Quasi-Zenith Satellite System (QZSS):Y
Wi-Fi positioning:Y

Networking

2G bands (primary SIM):850,900,1800,1900
2G standards:EDGE, GSM
3G:Y
3G bands supported:800,850,900,1700,1900,2100
3G standards:DC-HSDPA,HSPA+,UMTS
4G:Y
4G standard:LTE-A
AirPlay:Y
Bluetooth:Y
Bluetooth version:5.0
iBeacon:Y
Near Field Communication (NFC):Y
SIM card capability:Dual SIM
SIM card type:NanoSim + eSIM
Wi-Fi:Y
Wi-Fi standards:IEEE 802.11ac

Operational conditions

Operating altitude:0 - 3000
Operating relative humidity (H-H):5 - 95
Operating temperature (T-T):0 - 35
Storage temperature (T-T):-20 - 45

Packaging Content

AC adapter included:Y
Cables included:Lightning
Headset included:Y

Performance

Flight mode:Y
Microphone mute:Y
Personal info management (PIM):Alarm clock, Calculator, Calendar, Countdown timer, Detailed contact information, Events reminder, File manager, Games, Notes, Stopwatch
Personalization:Ringtones, Wallpaper, Widgets
Quick Charge:Y
Video call:Y

Ports & interfaces

Lightning connector:Y
USB port:N

Processor

64-bit computing:Y
Processor Cores:6
Processor family:Apple
Processor Model:A12

Software

Mac compatibility:Y
Mac operating systems supported:Y
Operating system installed:iOS 12
Platform:iOS
Virtual assistant:Apple Siri

Storage

Compatible memory cards:Not supported
Internal storage capacity:128 / 256 / 64

Subscription

Subscription type:No subscription

Weight & Dimensions

Depth:8.3
Height :150.9
Weight:194
Width:75.7