When Apple announced its next generation of iPhones last month, the iPhone XS and XS Max were the focus and premium phones.Then they mentioned the Iphone xs step child, the iPhone XR. The colorful new addition to the iPhone group. THe iPhone XR ditches many premium features from the XS. This feature slim down slims down its price — starting at $749. Lets take a moment to see if the iPhone XR is the right iphone for you.
Whats Not in the iPhone XR?
Cutting straight to the chase is the iPhone XR’s six different colors, its use of a 6.1-inch LCD instead of OLED, and the presence of a single camera on the back instead of the dual camera on the XS . Some videos address the phone’s ability to simulate the XS’s depth-of-field effects, and the replacement of 3D Touch with haptic feedback.
So in summary;
- LCD Screen not OLED
- Signal Camera
- No 3D Touch
Why Would I Buy The XR
There is good reason to purchase the XR. The savings of $400, is the big reason. That $400 is before any carrier promotions, which will flood in one the XR. The LCD vs OLED is a big deterrent, you want OLED. LCD screens with LED Backlighting achieve improved contrast ratio via light-emitting diodes that provide the necessary backlighting instead of CCFLs found in older LCD models. OLED, however, uses an organic substance that glows when an electric current is introduced. make sense? yeah me neither, but you can tell by looking at them.
After that, the camera, dual cameras, are better than a single camera? the answer is a little convoluted. Generally, yes, the modern dual camera systems tend to offer better overall performance over a single camera system—especially in the most recent systems, which have evolved past limited use-cases to full implementation. In short dual camera can help you get a sharper image with more details, enable an ultra-wide angle mode or simply help you take photos with a shallow depth of field to make the subject stand out. At times, the dual camera setup can also help you add 1x or 2x optical zoom to the phone. Now the iPhone XR does mimic some of the features of the dual camera to not make you feel left out. ie the blurry backgrounds.
The Colors!!! Like the iPhone 5c, there are a plethora of colors to choose from. This makes it appealing to children allowing you to purchase them for your kids with out the guff that they didn’t get the “one they wanted”. Downside to this, they always want the color the other one has. It will come in White, Black, Blue, Coral, Yellow, PRODUCT(RED).
The Final Thought
It is the next generation of iPhone and will be available to order on October 19th and available in stores on October 26th. The iPhone XR will feature a Liquid Retina edge to edge LCD Display, A12 bionic chip, TrueDepth Camera system with Face ID, and iOS 12. Really its just cheaper and you probably wont notice the differences, it is also bigger then the XS but not the XS Max. Maybe they should have called it iPhone Medium?