Many are not without reason called the new Apple smartphone – iPhone XR (detailed review) – the best "iPhone" in 2018. And the truth is – it is noticeably cheaper than the XS, presented in 6 bright colors, is “the best iPhone on the battery” and offers the same or almost the same hardware and software. So, the owners of the old iPhone need to take it? Do not hurry…

iPhone XR

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1. iPhone XR is more than iPhone 5, iPhone 6, iPhone 7 and even iPhone XS

IPhone XR display

If you think that the iPhone XR is the same “one-handed” smartphone as the old iPhones without the Plus or Max consoles … Unfortunately, you will be disappointed.

The XR is bigger than the iPhone 6, 6s, 7, and 8 – and even more than the bulkier iPhone X and this year's new iPhone XS. Although, of course, not as big as the Plus-version of the iPhone – somewhere in the middle.

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If you prefer comfortable and compact smartphones, it is better to once again take the XR in your hand and try to understand whether it suits you or not. No, really – you may not like this purchase, because such reviews began to come from people on the very first day of sales. Still, size does matter :).

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2. The iPhone XR display is larger than any of its predecessors (including Plus)

IPhone XR display

The XR has a 6.1-inch LCD display. For comparison, the Plus versions of the iPhone, which came out before 2018, had a 5.5-inch screen – and the XR, due to a different aspect ratio, is noticeably smaller than Plus. On the "normal" iPhone, whose display has never exceeded the mark of 5.8 inches, there is nothing to say.

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3. iPhone XR is heavier than most old iPhones

The new Apple smartphone weighs enchanting 194 g. It's damn hard! 🙂 For comparison:

iPhone 8 – 148 g.
iPhone 7 – 138 g.
iPhone 6S – 143 g.
iPhone 6 – 129 g.
iPhone 5s – 112 g.

More than the iPhone XR, only 8 Plus and XS Max weigh only.

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4. The XR has no Home button or fingerprint scanner.

IPhone XR Design

Perhaps the most serious change for the majority of “renovators” from old iPhone models like 5, 5s, 6, 6s, 7 and 8 will be the complete absence of a physical or touch Home button and, automatically, the Touch ID fingerprint scanner. Apple abandoned these technologies a year ago in the iPhone X, and is certainly not going to return to them. As a result, you will have to get used to new gestures – for example, to the svaypu up from the bottom of the screen, because this gesture replaced pressing the Home button – and to a completely new way of unlocking the smartphone in the face of Face ID. Yes, yes, now the unlocking of the screen and payment in the store via Apple Pay is not based on your fingerprint, but by recognizing the unique features of the owner’s face.

Face ID in iPhone XR

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5. iPhone XR has no headphone jack.

For those upgrading from an iPhone 7 or newer smartphone, this will no longer be a problem. But if you have a really “old” (i.e., presented for a long time) iPhone, you’ll have to say goodbye to the usual headphone jack. Connect wired headphones to the XR is now possible only through Lightning (the old EarPods – with an adapter adapter). Or, perhaps, the time has come to switch to wireless “ears”?

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6. iPhone XR Offers Wireless Charging

iPhone 8, iPhone 8 Plus and iPhone X wireless charging

The XR glass case made wireless charging possible. Of course, for most people, this is not the main “feature” – after all, you will have to spend money on the charger. But this thing just makes life more convenient – because now you do not have to "bother" with the search for a hole for charging. All that needs to be done is to put the iPhone on a charging mat, and then smart technologies will do everything themselves.

By the way, this is still quite a new technology for the iPhone – wireless charging made its debut on Apple's smartphones a year ago, so that in addition to the new XS-line, it only has iPhone 8, 8 Plus and X.

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7. Camera iPhone XR is noticeably better than the old smartphone like the iPhone 6

Main Camera iPhone XR

Employees of the Washington Post edition compared the quality of photos on the iPhone 6 and XS and came to the conclusion – the difference is noticeable to the naked eye.

Photo taken on the camera iPhone 6

Photo taken on iPhone XR camera

The photomodule of the iPhone XR is almost the same as the XS-fellow and will definitely be able to pleasantly surprise the owners of old devices like the same “six”.

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