Apple iPhone XR Review & Comments

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    1. David Phelan

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      Whoever wrote that article was pretty lackadaisical and needs to get a fact checker to oversee their work.

      How much is the XS? And how much was the X last year?

      So how is the XS described as “the most expensive iPhones Apple has ever produced”?

      Does the author know how big half a millimetre is? Or what a centimetre is?

      I stopped reading after that display of a lack of any grasp of measurements, maybe when I’m not tired such shoddy writing won’t be quite so annoying and I’ll read further...
       
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      I had a play with it at the apple store and immediately noticed that the camera is not as good as the xs and xs max ...i liked the different colours though
       
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      Not much love for the XR in the forums here. Nobody at all said they got one.
       
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      My missus got one yesterday, and she is very happy with it.
       
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      You do realise that the difference between 8.3mm and 7.8mm is 0.5mm, or to put it another way half a millimetre, don't you?
       
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      Aside from only having one lens, the camera is identical.
       
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      OLED is king. :)
       
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      He does. Do you?

      :rotfl:
       
    10. Phil Hinton

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      You can see more about David in his Bio here -https://www.avforums.com/writer/david_phelan.765344
      I regard him as more than qualified to be reviewing for AVForums.
       
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      Not to my eyes maybe it was the subpar display that made the picture look bad ....
       
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      Mine arrived yesterday and pretty pleased with it so far, certainly a major upgrade on my old iPhone 6.

      A pity they don’t make a smaller sized version, but it seems super-sized phones are here to stay.

      One major positive of this size though is the battery life, I can see myself only needing to charge this thing a couple of times a week.
       
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      The X never had a 512gb model and therefore is not as expensive as this years xs flagship model. It's £100 more.
       
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      @d123 7.7mm to 8.3mm is 0.6mm difference. Just over half a millimetre. And the XS is the most expensive iPhone ever produced. The XS Max 512gb to be exact. Maybe make sure you’re awake before criticising mistakes that aren’t there.

      These iPhone/phone forums used to be so busy. Now they’re a breeding ground for tumbleweed.
       
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      Superb review!

      Tricky to not have the XS but the XR looks ‘good value’ if you can ever call an iPhone that. Our work upgrades in April so hopefully will get an XS if there is enough money in the deal, if not then you can’t be disappointed with the XR base on this excellent review.
       
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      @d123 0.6mm is “just over half a millimetre” so I don’t know why the reviewer is being criticised here?
       
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      Seriously? The design is a pro? Apple fans. What are you like, eh?
       
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      I don’t think it is that
      People are awakening to some hard facts. I have an iPhone 6 and my wife a 7 plus. I would love to upgrade but the price is becoming a real joke now.

      Review is good but calling the XR value is all relative. A Porsche 911 gt3 is value versus a Lamborghini for sure...

      That premium for Oled is a joke and the resolution for xr is disappointing at this high price. At least £200 should be shaved across all new models...
       
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      A £749 phone that is low resolution and non-HDR, yet is scores a 9. Is this a joke?
       
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      A company that is the richest in the world with very little scruples are never going to be good value they just know how far to push the boundaries of pricing but they give there game away by charging £50+ for a case and with other extortionate prices for other accessories
      There game being milking us consumers they have made an art of it that said my home is an apple home but the words apple and value shouldn’t be in the same book never mind same sentence
      They would still be making plenty of profit at half the price
       
    23. Kotatsu Neko

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      Sorry, but you're making no sense. In what world is a PPI of over 300 low resolution? It's higher than the human eye can discern. And why does anyone need HDR on a phone?! It's beyond pointless. What next, Dolby Atmos on a phone?

      Phones are for making phone calls, sending text messages, taking casual photos, using Google maps, and very light web browsing and email. That's it. The XR accomplishes all of those very well, hence the score.
       
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      We just got my wife an XR and she is very happy with it.

      Comparing it to my P20 pro and the two phones seem pretty equal.

      Screen probably slightly better on the P20 pro, mainly down to bezel size more than oled vs lcd.

      iPhone probably slightly slicker in use.

      Sim free price for the two phones is about £200 apart, which seems par for the course for Apple vs everybody else.

      If you want a new phone and don't mind paying the premium for the iOS experience you won't be disappointed.

      If you don't mind android then you can get a similar phone for a couple hundred less, pretty much the same as always really.

      Comparing the XR with the XS, I think the compromises made to reduce the price are fine and I personally think it's the best value of the range, if still pricey compared to the android alternatives.
       
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      I got to handle an iPhone Xr in white in my local EE store. It was not sat in a cradle either so I had a good 10 mins and more flicking around with it. I currently have an iPhone 7 Plus and comparing side by side there was no noticeable difference between them to my eyes. I had brightness on full on both and no True Tone on so to keep it fair.
      Usable screen width was approximately 2 or 3mm shorter than the 7 plus screen and the overall size is fantastic. I sold my iPhone X as it was no better than a stretched 8. That left me with only a plus size phone to go for. For me going from a 7 plus or anyone going from a 6 upto the 8 plus then this is a winner. Same build quality, same single lense camera from the Xs/Xs max and a great battery. The screen resolution freaks have got it into people’s heads that it’s a bad screen. Well to me it was perfectly fine, bright and sharp and very responsive.

      For those comparing against Xs and android phones having superior OLED screens, well stop hating the Xr and go and buy them instead.

      Let’s get this thread back on track for those interested in this phone and looking to others like me interested in owners views.

      Apologies for my little rant

      Carl
       
    27. Jonstone

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      It does make you wonder though, how much longer Apple can rely on its brand name and software to maintain a premium price.

      If you compare the XR with the new Mate 20 pro which is a similar price on contract, and the Mate 20 blows it away so I can see the other point of view.

      But for anyone who simply wants to stay in the Apple eco system it is a very nice phone
       
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      I picked my XR up on Friday, coming from an iPhone 8 I couldn’t be happier. The screen is more than good enough for my needs,it’s big bright and plenty sharp enough and it’s not like iPhone screens were bad up until the X came along. The operation is smooth and lightning fast (as it should be with the A12)
      IMO it’s solid device and a nicely placed in the range to give buyers a choice
       
    29. neuty

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      I see what you are saying, but that Mate 20 pro is a really ugly phone, it will lack the updates that apple will give and what you get is Huawei version of Android.

      I have used a LOT of phones over the years even as far back as Android cupcake which I was modding and had the first iPhone and was jailbreaking.

      My point is I’m past the comparisons of this against this and that against that. If it fits my needs and is at a price I am happy to pay then it’s good for me. Everyone should also see it the same too.

      Sadly in this crazy world we are blinded by the numbers and specs. If we never had 1080 or 4K screens which we don’t need on a phone we would all have great specs and greater battery etc. This was a Oneplus idea by sticking to 1080 screens on all there phones.

      Anyway I still need to decide to get the iPhone Xr or stay with my iPhone 7 Plus.

      Thanks

      Carl
       
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      If it factors into the equation, face ID is great, and my wife is already happy with gestures instead of the home button.

      She was coming from a 6s though so it's a bigger improvement.
       

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