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Apple iPhone XR

alaTest has collected and analyzed 318 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. People really like the battery and performance. The price and camera also get good comments. Opinions are divided on the portability, while some have doubts about the reception and connectivity.

screen, camera, price, performance, battery

connectivity, reception

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.

Feb, 2019

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 : 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 : Andrei Frumusanu (anandtech.com)

The Apple iPhone XR Review: A Different Display Leads To Brilliant Battery Life

 

The latest generation of iPhones have been out for a couple of months now – we've extensively reviewed the iPhone XS and iPhone XS Max shortly after their official release. Missing in the review was the lower-tiered iPhone XR – the main reason for this...

Finally, the big question is if the iPhone XR represents a good value and if it’s a viable choice for users. I think the deciding factor for most users is whether they find the design/ergonomics of the phone acceptable, as well as the display's pixel...

Feb, 2019

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 : Stuart Miles (pocket-lint.com)

Apple iPhone XR review: An iPhone to reach the masses

 

The XR has the latest buttonless iPhone design, similar to the iPhone XS, but without the big bucks asking price. Small compromises can save big bucks

More affordable than the XS models ; Large 6.1-inch display ; Still a good camera ; A12 Bionic processor delivers top spec power ; Great colour options ; Wireless charging ; IP67 weather/dust sealing

LCD display can't beat the XS's OLED panel ; Single rather than dual camera has some limitations ; No 3D Touch ; No mobile HDR

For those who want Apple's latest design without spending a fortune, this is the iPhone for you.

Oct, 2018

Expert review by : Gareth Beavis (techradar.com)

iPhone XR review

 

Finally, an iPhone with a decent battery

Great battery life for an iPhone ; Attractive array of colors ; Lower price tag

Portrait camera mode doesn't impress ; Some apps still not fully optimized ; Lower-res screen

Of the three iPhones launched in 2018, the iPhone XR is the most impressive of the lot. Not because of the strength of the spec – the iPhone XS is slightly ahead in a lot of areas – but what you're 'saving' by going for this model far outweighs what...

Mar, 2019

Expert review by : Chris Davies (slashgear.com)

iPhone XR review: Compelling compromise

 

The most interesting iPhone of 2018 isn't Apple's most expensive, or its largest: it's the iPhone XR, cheapest of the trio of new smartphones. The new entry-level iPhone may look like the iPhone XS and iPhone XS Max at first glance, but that familiar...

2018's most affordable new iPhone ; New design and Face ID ; Battery life more impressive than iPhone XS or XS Max ; Solid camera performance

Native Portrait mode only supports people ; No headphone jack or in-box 3.5mm adapter

Nov, 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

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 / 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 / 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 / Alarm clock,Calculator,Calendar,Countdown timer,Detailed contact information,Events reminder,File manager,Games,Notes,Stopwatch
Personalization:Ringtones, Wallpaper, Widgets / 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