Apple iPhone XR

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Announced:
Sep 12, 2018
Market status:
Released
Release date:
Oct 26, 2018

PhoneArena Rating:

9.0
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  • Lightweight
  • Thin
  • LTE
  • Waterproof
  • NFC
  • Dual SIM

Display

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Display size:

6.1 inches

Resolution:

828 x 1792 pixels

Aspect Ratio:

19.5:9

Pixel density:

326 ppi

Technology:

IPS LCD

Screen-to-body ratio:

79.24 %

Colors:

16 777 216

Peak brightness:

625 cd/m2 (nit)

Touchscreen:

Capacitive, Multi-touch

Features:

Oleophobic coating, Scratch-resistant glass, Ambient light sensor, Proximity sensor

Camera

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Rear:

Single camera

Main camera:

12 megapixels

Hardware Features:

Sapphire crystal lens cover, Optical image stabilization, Phase detection autofocus, CMOS image sensor, Back-illuminated sensor (BSI)

Specifications:

Aperture size: F1.8; Focal length: 26 mm; Sensor size: 1/2.55"; Pixel size: 1.4 μm

Flash:

Quad LED

Software Features:

HDR, Panorama, Face detection, Burst mode, Exposure compensation, Touch to focus, Self-timer, Digital zoom, Geo tagging

Video recording:

3840x2160 (4K UHD) (60 fps), 1920x1080 (Full HD) (240 fps), 1280x720 (HD)

Features:

Optical image stabilization, Time-lapse video, Continuous autofocus, Picture-taking during video recording, Video calling, Video sharing

Front:

7 megapixels

Features:

High Dynamic Range mode (HDR)

Video capture:

1920x1080 (Full HD) (60 fps)

Design

Form factor:

Candybar

Dimensions:

5.94 x 2.98 x 0.33 inches (150.9 x 75.7 x 8.3 mm)

Weight:

6.84 oz (194 g)
the average is 6 oz (173 g)

Materials:

Back: Glass; Frame: Aluminum

Resistance:

Water, Dust

IP certified:

IP 67

Biometrics:

3D Face unlock

Keys:

Left: Volume control, Other; Right: Lock/Unlock key

Colors:

Black, Gold, Pink, Blue, Red, White

Hardware & Performance

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System chip:

Apple A12 Bionic APL1W81

Processor:

Hexa-core, 2490 MHz, Vortex and Tempest, 64-bit, 7 nm

GPU:

Apple 4-core GPU

RAM:

3 GB

Internal storage:

256 GB, not expandable

Device type:

Smart phone

OS:

iOS (12.x)

Battery

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Capacity:

2942 mAh

Type:

Not user replaceable, Li - Ion

Charging:

USB Power Delivery, Qi wireless charging

Talk time:

25.00 hours
the average is 23 h (1388 min)

Music playback:

65.00 hours

Video playback:

16.00 hours

Cellular

LTE (FDD):

Bands 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 7, 8, 12, 13, 14, 17, 18, 19, 20, 25, 26, 29, 30, 32, 66, 71

LTE (TDD):

Bands 34, 38, 39, 40, 41

UMTS:

850, 900, 1700/2100, 1900, 2100 MHz

GSM:

850, 900, 1800, 1900 MHz

CDMA:

800, 1900 MHz

Data:

LTE-A Cat 12/13 (600/150 Mbit/s), HSDPA+ (4G) 42.2 Mbit/s, HSUPA 5.76 Mbit/s, HSUPA, UMTS

2G Data:

EDGE, GPRS, EV-DO Rev.A

Dual SIM:

Yes

SIM type:

Nano SIM, eSIM

HD Voice:

Yes

VoLTE:

Yes

Global Roaming:

Yes

Connectivity

Bluetooth:

5.0

Profiles/ Protocols:

Advanced Audio Distribution (A2DP), Audio/Visual Remote Control Profile (AVRCP), Handsfree (HFP), Headset (HSP), Message Access Profile (MAP), Object Push (OPP), Personal Area Networking Profile (PAN)

Wi-Fi:

802.11 a, b, g, n, ac, dual-band, MIMO

Mobile hotspot:

Yes

Wi-Fi Direct:

Yes

USB:

Yes

Connector:

Lightning

Features:

Mass storage device, USB charging

Charging connector:

Lightning

Mobile Payment:

Apple Pay

Location:

GPS, A-GPS, Glonass, Galileo, Cell ID, Wi-Fi positioning

Other:

NFC, UMA (Wi-Fi Calling), Tethering, Computer sync, OTA sync

Phone features

Sensors:

Accelerometer, Gyroscope, Compass, Barometer

Notifications:

Haptic feedback, Vibration

Phonebook:

Unlimited entries, Caller groups, Multiple numbers per contact, Search by both first and last name, Picture ID, Ring ID

Organizer:

Calendar, Alarm, Flashlight, Calculator, World clock, Timer, Stopwatch, Countdown timer

Messaging:

SMS, MMS, Threaded view, Predictive text input

E-mail:

IMAP, POP3, SMTP, Microsoft Exchange

Instant Messaging:

Yes

Hearing aid compatibility:

M3, T4

Other features:

Voice dialing, Voice commands, Voice recording, TTY/TDD

Multimedia

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Screen mirroring:

Wireless screen share

Music player:

Filter by:

Album, Artist, Genre, Playlists

Features:

Album art cover, Background playback

Supported formats:

MP3, AAC, FLAC, WAV, M4A (Apple lossless), AMR, OGG, MIDI

Video playback:

Supported formats:

MPEG4, H.263, H.264

Speakers:

Earpiece, Multiple speakers

Headphones connector:

Lightning

Additional microphone(s):

for Noise cancellation, Video recording

Availability

Officially announced:

Sep 12, 2018

Shopping information

In The Box:

EarPods with Lightning Connector, Lightning to USB Cable, USB Power Adapter, Documentation

MSRP price:

$ 899
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ALTERNATIVE VARIANTS

We list only the specs that are different than the main variant

Apple iPhone XR

with 64 GB storage

Differences from the main variant:

Internal storage:

64 GB

MSRP price:

$ 749

Apple iPhone XR

with 128 GB storage

Differences from the main variant:

Internal storage:

128 GB

MSRP price:

$ 799

US CARRIER AVAILABILITY

Available

Pros

  • High screen-to-body ratio (79.24 %)
  • Supports wireless charging
  • Large camera sensor pixel size (1.4 μm)

Cons

  • Low pixel density screen (326 ppi)

Description

The iPhone XR is an affordable, yet still very capable alternative to the iPhone XS. It features the same iPhone X-inspired design, along with gesture navigation and Face ID, and the same groundbreaking A12 Bionic system chip. The 6.1-inch screen, however, is an LCD one instead of OLED and has lower, but still Retina-level resolution. The camera on the back is just a single, 12MP unit, but it has a larger sensor and larger pixels for better image clarity. The iPhone XR will come in a variety of fresh new colors, including blue, yellow, coral, and red.

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