While I thought I liked the rear fingerprint scanner on most Androids, it sure is wonderful to use Face ID again with its flawless fast performance. The iPhone XR should survive damage under normal conditions, if one goes by the video.
So why is that significant, aside from the apparent reversal of product introduction order?
Apple's new iPhone XR has most of the features found in the top-of-the-line iPhone XS Max, but not its $1,100 price tag. They've described the phone as a "spiritual iPhone 9" due to the fact that it houses numerous more advanced technologies from the X but also uses many older technologies from the iPhone 8 Plus.
It was widely expected that the XR would generate less hype because of its sub-1080p 1792 x 828 non-OLED display - but compared to the eight hours most people spent lining up for the XS launch just a month ago, it is impressively quiet.
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Market research also showed that the iPhone XS series generated much better results than the iPhone 8 series previous year. And you get an LCD panel with a 326 pixels per inch density, which is not as fancy as the new OLED panels on the XS models. What are your thoughts on the iPhone XR teardown? The five other colors the iPhone XR comes in are just as fun.
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The phone is available in midnight blue and phantom silver colour. The display has about the same surface area as the iPhone 7 Plus and 8 Plus, while the phone itself is only slightly larger than the regular iPhone 7 and 8.
Better camera via computational photography - The iPhone Xr is equipped with a single camera, instead of the dual set-up of the iPhone Xs. Or were you waiting to pick one up on launch day? It has got glass in the front and back, with the glass on the back said to be tougher than the one on the iPhone X, if not quite as strong as the one on the iPhone XS and XS Max. Despite lacking a second lens, the XR lets you blur backgrounds in some shots, a feature many phones are now getting. Mind you, it comes minus the 3D Touch that is seen on the other iPhones.
As with the XS, the XR's display extends close to the phone's edges, translating to 45 percent more screen space than the iPhone 8 and 6 percent more than the 8 Plus.
The phone displays, however, are different, and those disparities can make a difference.
The stereo speakers sound great, the phone is extremely responsive, and so far my experiences mirror what I have seen on the iPhone X and XS Max.
Based on several days of testing, it looks like Apple made the right cost-cutting trade-offs with the XR, which starts selling Friday for about $750. "The average consumer will make a more rational buying decision, which is where the iPhone XR wins".