The new budget iPhone is not called the iPhone 9. We live in the post-iPhone X era, so the budget smartphone of the new lineup is called iPhone XR. It has the best features of the iPhone XS but costs 200+ dollars cheaper.
iPhone XR can be the most interesting of the three new models presented this year. This is a strange hybrid between the old design of the iPhone 8 and the new design of the iPhone X. Read on to learn about the best top 10 features of the iPhone XR.
Top 10 Features of the iPhone XR
1. iPhone X Design
The iPhone XR for $ 749 looks like an iPhone X. It’s time to say goodbye to the old iPhone design with the “home” button and the frames at the top and bottom of the screen. Now all the new iPhone has a recess, a display on the entire front panel, rounded corners and gesture control.
The iPhone XR is slightly larger than the iPhone XS, it has a 6.1-inch display. Its frames are made of aluminum, not stainless steel. The back panel is made of glass so that the smartphone supports wireless charging.
If you saw pictures of new smartphones, you probably noticed that the frame around the screen of the iPhone XR is slightly thicker than the iPhone XS. The difference is quite small, but for some it may be important. Nevertheless, the smartphone does not look as bad as some smartphones with Android with huge frames.
The iPhone XR is slightly smaller than the iPhone 8 Plus, but its screen is the reverse by 0.6 inches more. But the iPhone 8 is noticeably smaller than the new model. The iPhone XR weighs 194 grams, which is lighter than the iPhone 8 Plus (202g), but heavier than the iPhone 8 (148g). In addition, it is 1mm thicker than the iPhone 8.
2. The new display Liquid Retina LCD Display
One of the reasons why Apple managed to reduce the cost of a budget smartphone is its display. Instead of OLED-display, LED was used. According to Apple, this is the most advanced LED-display among all smartphones. LED displays Apple has always been the best in the market, and this was no exception.
The characteristics of the display are unlikely to surprise you, but in fact it is impeccable. The screen resolution is 1792 × 828 with 326 pixels per inch. This is enough for the Retina display, but this figure does not compare with 458 pixels per inch for the iPhone XS.
The display supports True Tone, wake-up and extended color gamut. According to Apple, the touchscreen works just as well as on the iPhone XS. Use gestures will be nice, because Apple has built in the new LCD-panel technology in 120Hz. This means that your finger touches will be recognized at 120Hz (twice as fast). The screen itself will not be updated with such a speed, it only applies to touch recognition.
3. 6 new colors
The 6 new colors will be for many users a weighty reason to buy the iPhone XR instead of the iPhone XS.
The iPhone XR is available in the following colors: white, black, blue, coral, yellow and red “Product Red”. The variant in color Product Red can even be called the most beautiful iPhone for all time. Minuses? There is no gold and “rose gold”.
4. A12 Bionic Processor
The A12 Bionic processor inside the iPhone XR is just a monster. This is the first processor with 7nm architecture. It consists of three parts: a central processor, a graphics processor, and a neural engine. The 6-core CPU has become much faster, and now all 6 cores can work simultaneously. Two cores with high performance began to work 15% faster, and 4 energy-saving ones – 50% more economical.
The graphics processor is 50% faster than the A11 Bionic. The iPhone XR can run applications 30% faster than the iPhone X 2017. This is a huge difference.
5. Face ID and TrueDepth camera
The iPhone XR supports the second-generation Face ID technology, like the iPhone XS. Thanks to new algorithms and improved protection, your face will be scanned much faster.
Budget iPhone also received a TrueDepth camera. This means that it supports Animoji and Memoji. In addition, you can use the “Portrait” and “Portrait Light” modes.
6. Haptic Touch
The iPhone XR does not support 3D Touch technology, which first appeared on the iPhone 6s. Access to additional functions could be obtained by pressing the screen more strongly. However, the iPhone XR has something similar.
The iPhone XR has a “Haptic Touch” function that replaces the 3D Touch. To open additional functions, you just need to click on the screen for longer. After that you will feel vibro-feedback. According to Apple, the same technology is used in the trackpad of the new MacBook.
7. Smart HDR
The iPhone XR has one wide-angle 12Mp main camera with aperture f / 1.8. The sensor of the camera became twice as fast compared to the iPhone 8. The camera supports optical image stabilization and can record video in 4K with 60 frames per second. Other indicators remained the same as those of the iPhone 8.
Apple’s new approach to the filming process is interesting. The company has added Computational Photography technology for better image quality.
Apple used the power of the A12 Bionic processor, neural engine and ISP, which can process up to 1 trillion operations of each image. The iPhone XR also supports the new Smart HDR feature.
When you take a picture, the smartphone will make 4 frames in full size and 4 frames on average. In addition, a frame with a long exposure will be made. Then the A12 processor will select the best elements from all frames and combine them into one. In this way, the images will be excellent even in poor lighting conditions. You can even shoot against the sun. According to Apple, the images are taken absolutely without delay.
You can also record video in 4K with 60 frames per second. Now you can also record stereo sound. You will feel full immersion when you play video on the iPhone with new stereo speakers.
8. Portrait Mode
The iPhone XR can take portrait shots even with one camera. This applies to both the main and front cameras. Apple has improved the bokeh effect and depth recognition. Now portrait pictures will be better to process glasses and hair.
Moreover, the blur level can be adjusted even on the finished images. Blur the background can be changed from f / 1.4 to f / 16.
9. Two SIM – card
Apple has added support for two SIM cards in all new models. But the approach the company has chosen is non-standard. Apple used eSIM technology, both on the iPad and Apple Watch, so you can use two phone numbers at the same time. However, not all operators will support the technology.
10. Improved battery
The iPhone XR is slightly larger than the iPhone XS. It has a display larger than the iPhone 8 Plus in a smaller package. The smartphone works 1.5 hours longer than the iPhone 8 Plus. When working on the Internet, it will stand for 15 hours, and when playing video – 16 hours.
The iPhone XR will be released only on October 26th.