It’s no surprise that the XR would cost an arm and a leg – iPhones tend to be very expensive. You can pick it up for around Rs.116,000 – 152,000 island-wide. When it was first released, it cost even more. Considering its price and features, we think it’s worth it.
It was released a few years ago. How do you feel about owning a mobile from 2018? Being an Apple product, it looks and feels rich. It rocks a Gorilla Glass and aluminum body. Although the glass body makes it feel rich, it also causes it to collect fingerprints. The device is rather slippery as well.
We’re fans of thin phones. The XR fits the bill. The following are its dimensions, 150.9 mm x 75.7 mm x 8.3 mm.
We also like mobiles with a bit of weight, they don’t feel cheap. The former flagship is a solid 194 grams.
Looking across its sides, you won’t find a microSD slot. iPhones don’t come with expandable storage. That being said, you can pick it up with some great ROM. Just know that there isn’t a 3.5 mm headphone jack either.
The handset is durable. It is IP67 resistant – dust and water won’t be issues.
Did we mention how big it is? Its screen stretches 6.1 inches across. If you have smaller hands, make note.
Holding the XR for hours won’t be uncomfortable. Apple curved its sides well. Its frame is especially soft as the aluminum is from the 7000 series.
Unlike regular iPhones, the XR comes in many colours. The following are the options it’s available in:
Let’s talk about its display. It rocks a Liquid Retina IPS LCD screen. Whatever you’re watching won’t be the most vibrant. That being said, Liquid Retina displays are quite sharp. The XR boasts of an 828 x 1792 pixel resolution.
Its front is bright. Manufacturers aim to make screens around 500 nits, as they would be able to handle glare. The mobile goes above the 500 nit standard, reaching the 625 nit (typ) mark.
Just like its rear, there is strong glass on its front. There is an oleophobic layer as well. Muck and grease won’t stick to it.
As its screen is large, immersing in whatever you’re watching would be a breeze.
Out of the box, it runs IOS 12. Apple upgrades phones for generations. That’s why the XR received the latest IOS 14.4. Even the iPhone 6S from 2015 received the update.
The chipset housed was the impressive A12 Bionic. When the XR first launched, the A12 was one of the most powerful chips around. Compared to what’s currently on the market, it’s still beastly.
Something as snappy as its processor would be its fingerprint sensor – it is on its display. There is facial recognition as well.
It comes with 3 GB of memory. If it came with better RAM, its systems would be snappier. But it’s decent enough to let apps load fast. If you remember, there is no expandable storage. However, you can pick it up with either 64, 128, or 256 GB of space.
iPhones don’t have the best batteries. That’s why the XR houses a mediocre 2942 mAh unit. No, you can’t remove it. And the battery would cause the mobile to fully drain in around a day.
To charge it, you’ll be using a 15 W fast charger. It takes around half an hour to reach 50%. You’ll be happy to know that fast charging is a feature you get. But reverse charging won’t be possible.
You’ll be plugging the 15 W fast charger into its USB 2.0 port.
Apple is a master at producing cameras. The mobile has a single 12 MP wide lens on its rear. The shots taken would be colourful. They are especially good in low-light.
Something that helps it take pictures in dim settings would be its quad-LED flash. Sadly, there is no LED flash on its front camera. It consists of a single 7 MP sensor. Photographs taken with the front camera are as good as on the rear one.
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