Apple iPhone XR is the cheaper version launched by Apple in 2018 iPhone series and the key highlights of iPhone XR are that it features front and back glass design, an edge-to-edge display with a notch on top. The iPhone XR comes in multiple colour options – White, Black, Blue, Yellow, Coral and a PRODUCT (RED) colours. There are three storage options available in iPhone XR – 64GB, 128GB, and 256GB. The 64GB variant cost US $749.00 (Rs 76,900) while the 128GB cost US $799 (Rs. 81,900) and 256GB variant cost US $899 (Rs. 91,900).
Everything You Need To Know About Apple iPhone XR
Apple iPhone XR Design
On the design side, the Apple iPhone XR features an iPhone X-like design which means there is a notch on the top that comprises the TrueDepth camera system and enables Face ID functionality for face authentication and quick unlocking of the phone. Additionally, the Face ID can also be used for authenticating payments.
The iPhone XR is carved out of 7000 series aerospace-grade aluminium as opposed to stainless steel on the iPhone XS and iPhone XS Max and on the back, there is a glass coating for wireless charging. The iPhone XR is splash and water resistant for up to 1 metre for up to 30 minutes with IP67 ratings, which is a step below the IP68 rating on the iPhone XS and iPhone XS Max. In terms of dimension, the iPhone XR measures 150.9 x 75.7 x 8.3mm and weighs 194 grams.
For your information, the design of the iPhone XR wasn’t quite edge-to-edge like Galaxy series smartphone from Samsung and the bezels on the iPhone XR are marginally thicker than the iPhone XS and iPhone XS Max.
Apple iPhone XR Display
On the display side, the Apple iPhone XR features 6.1-inch Liquid Retina Retina HD display with a resolution of 828 x 1792 pixels at 326ppi, which Apple calls the best LCD display ever made, and it’s a true tone display that enhances the whites on the display for a better viewing experience. The display panel has a 120Hz touch sample rate and it does not support HDR or 3D Touch and employs Haptic Touch that helps users to instantly launch the camera or flashlight by pressing the home screen.
Apple iPhone XR Processor, Memory, and RAM Details
On the performance side, the iPhone XR is powered by A12 Bionic SoC which is based on a 7nm fabrication process. It has hexacore CPU, with 2 performance cores and 4 efficiency cores. The chipset also has a quad-core GPU to offer better graphics performance. There is also an 8-core dedicated Neural Engine for on-device machine learning which can now run 9 times faster with 1/10th energy now. Apple says the new chipset can launch the apps 30% faster while the GPU is 50% faster this time and AI processing, as well as AR gaming and tracking without a sensor, are also better. The processor consists of as many as 6.9 billion transistors are said to be able to handle five trillion operations per second.
The iPhone XR has 3GB of RAM and storage options includes – 64GB, 128GB and 256GB respectively.
Apple iPhone XR Operating System
The iPhone XR runs on iOS 12 out-of-the-box and comes with features like Group FaceTime, SIRI suggestions, new shortcuts app and the wellbeing-focused Screen Time. The iPhone XR also supports Animoji and Memoji characters that enhance your messaging experience. The iOS 12 also brings grouped notifications as well as updated Photos, Stocks, and all-new Apple Books apps.
Apple iPhone XR Camera
On the camera side, the iPhone XR features a single camera rear sensor that comes in 12-megapixel resolution and has a six-piece lens on top along with a f/1.8 aperture and the rear sensor is paired with a quad-LED True Tone flash, coupled with an advanced flicker-detect system, and includes optical image stabilization (OIS) and Focus Pixels. For video recording, the iPhone XR rear camera setup is capable of 4K video recording at 24fps, 30fps, or 60fps and 1080p HD video recording at 30fps or 60fps. It also supports slow-motion video support for 1080p at 120fps or 240fps.
On the front, there is a 7-megapixel camera sensor with f/2.2 aperture and Retina Flash. The front camera supports an improved Portrait mode which comes with advanced bokeh depth control, Smart HDR feature that is designed to enhance results without any edits and advanced Face ID that is powered by the improved TrueDepth camera system. The IR camera, as well as a dot projector for 3D facial detection and it, includes a structured light transmitter, micro-projection lens, and a diffractive beam splitter. The facial landmarking will help in reducing red-eye instances and lets you click better images in portrait mode.
Apple iPhone XR Dual-SIM Support, Connectivity Features, and Sensor Details
The Apple iPhone XR has dual-SIM support with dual standby but it is only for China. For other countries, the iPhone XR gets one physical SIM card (Nano) slot and one eSIM card support, an inbuilt digital SIM that acts as the second SIM card in the setup. The Apple iPhone XR comes with Gigabit LTE and the connectivity options include 4G VoLTE, Bluetooth 5.0, GPS, GLONASS, Wi-Fi 802.11ac with MIMO, NFC with reader mode, and Lightning port. The sensors on iPhone XR include an accelerometer, ambient light sensor, barometer, and gyroscope.
Apple iPhone XR Battery
To power up the device, the iPhone XR packs 2942mAh battery and offers 1.5 hours more battery life compared to the iPhone 8 Plus. The iPhone XR supports Qi-based wireless charging, thanks to the glass back. The iPhone XR reaches 50% in 30 minutes of charging and promises a talk time of 20 hours, internet usage of up to 12 hours, and video playback of up to 14 hours. The company is bundling the Type-A to Lightning 5W charger and this time there is now the 3.5mm-to-Lightning dongle in the box.
Apple iPhone XS Technical Specifications
|SIM Slot||Dual SIM Card Slot|
|SIM Size||Nano, eSIM|
|Warranty||1 year manufacturer warranty for Phone and 6 months warranty for in the box accessories|
|Box Content||Apple iPhone XR, EarPods with Lightning connector, Lightning to USB cable, USB power adapter, User Manual, Warranty Card|
|Type||LCD (Liquid Retina HD display)/td>|
|Resolution||828 x 1792 pixels, 19.5:9 aspect ratio|
|Pixel Density||326 pixels per inch (ppi)|
|Protection||Yes, Fingerprint-resistant oleophobic coating|
|Touch Screen||Yes, Multi-touch|
|Screen to body percentage||79.79%|
Processor and Operating System
|No of Cores||6 (Hexa Core)|
|GPU||Apple GPU (four-core graphics)|
|Operating System||iOS 12|
Memory And Storage
|internal Memory||64GB / 128GB / 256GB|
|USB OTG Support||Yes|
|Rear Camera||12MP (f/1.8), Phase Detection autofocus, Back-illuminated sensor (BSI)|
|Front Facing Camera||7 MP (f/2.2), BSI Sensor|
|Flash||Yes, Quad LED True Tone Flash|
|Selfie Flash||Yes, Retina Flash|
|Features||5 x Digital Zoom, Auto Flash, Face detection, Touch to focus, High Dynamic Range mode (HDR), Conitnuous Shooting, Burst mode, Exposure compensation, ISO control|
|Video Recording||4K video recording at 24 fps, 30 fps, or 60 fps, 3840×2160 @ 60 fps, 1920×1080 @ 240 fps, 1280 x 720 @ 30fps|
|Video Recording Features||Optical Image stabilization|
|Image Stabilizer||Yes, Optical Image Stabilization|
Internet And Connectivity
|Operating Frequency||4G Bands: TD-LTE 2600(band 38) / 2300(band 40) / 2500(band 41) / 2100(band 34) / 1900(band 39)|
FD-LTE 2100(band 1) / 1800(band 3) / 2600(band 7) / 900(band 8) / 1900(band 2) / 1700(band 4) / 850(band 5) / 700(band 13) / 700(band 14) / 700(band 17) / 850(band 18) / 850(band 19) / 800(band 20) / 1900(band 25) / 850(band 26) / 700(band 29) / 2300(band 30)
3G Bands: UMTS 1900 / 2100 / 850 / 900 MHz
2G Bands: GSM 1800 / 1900 / 850 / 900 MHz
|Network||GSM / HSPA / LTE|
|Internet||EDGE, GPRS, LTE|
|Wlan||Yes, Wi-Fi 802.11, a/ac/b/g/n/n 5GHz, MIMO|
|GPS||Yes with A-GPS, Glonass|
|USB Connectivity||Yes, MicroUSB 2.0|
|Voice Over LTE (VoLTE)||Yes|
|Headphone Connector||Yes, Lightning|
|Fast Charge||Yes, 50% in 30 minutes|
|Wireless Charging Standard||Qi|
|Build||Front glass, rear glass|
|Dimensions||150.9 x 75.7 x 8.3 mm|
|Colours||Black, Blue, Red, White, Yellow, Coral|
|Water Proof||Yes, IP67 (up to 1 meters for 30 minutes)|
|Ruggedness||Yes, Dust proof|
|Mobile Payment Service Supported||Yes, Apple Pay|
|Voice Assistant Built-in||Yes, Siri|
|Sensors||Face ID, Barometer, Three‑axis gyro, Accelerometer, Proximity sensor, Ambient light sensor|
|Messaging||SMS (threaded view), MMS, Email, Push Mail|
|Audio Features||Dolby Digital, Dolby Digital Plus|
|Media Player||Yes (MP3/eAAC+/WAV/Flac player)|
|Video Player||Yes (MP4/H.264/FLAC player)|