The Value Choice
The iPhone XR is now the cheapest ‘X’ model you can buy from Apple. cover samsung gakaxy grand neo plus While that doesn’t custodia per samsung j5 amazon instantly make it a no brainer, we do think that the XR remains a solid choice for a new iPhone if you can’t afford the newer cover samsung a 50 originale models such as custodia cover huawei p8 the iPhone 11.
Like me, the vast majority of people coming to the iPhone XR will be leaving the home button behind. Back in September 2017 I didn’t feel ready to go full screen at the expense of trusty Touch ID, despite the promise of Animoji, face recognition and selfie portraits. It seemed like giving up the home button would be too big a change, custodia originale samsung s7 requiring me to learn new gestures and place my trust in a new security system.
So what changed with the arrival of the iPhone XR in September 2018 Well, for one thing, Apple took the choice away. If you want a new iPhone then you now have iphone 8 senza custodia to accept Face custodia spigen iphone x ID. With custodia samsung a5 2016 rosa only the XS, XS Max and iPhone XR to choose from, it’s RIP Home Button.
For those who were hoping that Apple might decide cover samsung note 2 juve to revive it by placing Touch ID under the glass, as Huawei has with the , and as an Apple patent suggested the company had been investigating, we think that Apple’s firmly behind Face ID and it won’t be pursuing touch ID technologies, which is a shame. But all good things come to an end.
The custodia samsung s6 portafoglio other factor putting people off the iPhone X back in 2017 was the high price. The good news iphone x xs hoesje is the iPhone XR means you no longer have to pay 1,000/$1,000 to get your hands on an all screen iPhone.
The iPhone XR launched at 749/$749 but following the introduction of the iPhone 11 range, is still on sale but at a lower price. Now you can get one for 629/$599. So it’s even more of a bargain but check our iPhone 11 vs XR comparison first as they are quite similar.
If you are already convinced that the iPhone XR is the one you want to buy then here’s a link to our Best iPhone XR deals page, and here’s the pricing break down if you buy direct from Apple:
Note that the 256GB model is no longer available from Apple. Also see our complete iPhone buying guide.
Colour Scheme: Design Build
Here’s the second big benefit: the iPhone XR gives you more choice than the XS models in terms of colour. You can choose from red, yellow, white, coral, black and blue.
If you love the metallic look of the iPhone XS (available in gold, silver or space grey) then maybe you will feel that the bold colours of the iPhone XR look less professional and a little cheaper. But you might equally feel that they let you express yourself.
Apple loaned us a yellow version (above). We probably like the PRODUCT(Red) iPhone XR the best. It’s great that this time Apple is offering that finish from the start, rather than adding it later in the cycle. Of course the benefit of that colour choice is that you’ll be helping a charity that’s raising money to fight HIV and AIDS in Africa. This colour isn’t available for the XS models at the time of writing.
Like the iPhone XS models, the iPhone XR has a screen that covers the front of the device, with a notch at the top cover samsung sm t335 that reveals custodia per samsung galaxy tab s2 8.0 the Face ID camera and its associated tech. When the iPhone X launched in 2017 the initial reaction was a disappointment at the presence of the notch, but as other phone manufacturers followed suit, the notch has become a common occurrence, with the flip cover samsung a5 2017 gatto alternative being a bigger screen less area at the top of the phone.
If you are really anti notch then custodia tablet samsung tab e sm t561 perhaps in a year or so the Face ID tech will take up less space and the notch will get smaller, but for now it’s a price you have to samsung galaxy s5 mini custodia pay to get a bigger screen in your hand. As for how the iPhone XR feels in your hand, it’s smaller and lighter than an iPhone 8 Plus, despite having a larger screen. The iPhone XS is smaller and lighter, but of course the screen is smaller too.
Some people used to using an iPhone 6, 7 or custodia cover huawei p30 lite 8 are going to be concerned about whether they can use the phone one handed. When Apple introduced the Plus version it also introduced Reachability, which allowed you to double tap on the home button to bring the top of the screen half way down the device. custodia pelle apple iphone x There is no trony cover samsung galaxy j5 2017 Home button but Reachability is still available although not by default. It’s in Settings > General > Accessibility, and once turned on a swipe down from the bottom edge of the screen will instigate the mode.
Having used Plus size iPhones for a while without really using Reachability we don’t think the size of the phone is a big disadvantage.
iPhone XR: 150.9 samsung a40 hoesje x 75.7 x 8.3mm, 194g
iPhone XS: 143.6 x 70.9 x 7.7mm, 177g
iPhone XS Max: 157.5 x 77.4 x 7.7mm, 208g
iPhone 8 Plus: 158.4 x 78.1 x 7.5mm, 202g
iPhone 8: 138.4 x 67.3 x 7.3, 148g
You might wonder if the iPhone XR looks cheap next to the iPhone XS. Colour options aside, there are differences in the materials used. The XR uses aluminium where the XS uses stainless steel at the side of the device. We don’t think that there is a discernible difference and we like the way that the aluminium sides of the iPhone XR blend with the colour of the handset, typical of Apple’s attention to detail.
There is a difference to the glass on the back of the XR. The glass on the back isn’t as tough as that on the back of the XS. Given that we smashed the glass on the back of our iPhone 8 Plus we’d defiantly recommend keeping the iPhone XR in a case.
On Screen: LCD vs OLED
Moving to the front and you are confronted by the 6.1in display and little else. It’s bigger than the display on the iPhone XS, and smaller than the display on the iPhone XS Max. custodia cover samsung s8 plus Compared to the iPhone Plus models the screen is longer.
There’s a significant difference, but chances are you’d only notice it if you had the XS and XR side by side…