iPhone XR – Review


Apple launched iPhone XR in September 2018 and after that, it has been quite a popular phone. The design of the iPhone XR has been taken from the previous-generation iPhone X. The phone comes with a notch and Face ID just like iPhone X but the bezels in the phone are a bit wider than the iPhone X. In 2018 iPhone XR was one of the most popular phones because of its competitive pricing. Most people who wanted to get their hands on an iPhone but didn’t have a huge budget were able to purchase the iPhone XR.

About iPhone XR

iPhone XR is a less expensive iPhone that includes some great features. The phone comes with a very big screen and a comfortable body. The performance of the iPhone XR is quite good and it comes with an A12 Bionic chip which is quite powerful. Some of the added features of the iPhone XR are its wireless charging and Face ID compatibility. The camera in this phone is good but it lacks optical zoom and portrait mode option. The phone comes with an LCD screen which is why Apple was able to make this phone at a cheap price. The iPhone XR is right now the best iPhone for the price with almost all the useful features.

Features of iPhone XR

iPhone XR has stayed a popular selling iPhone for quite some time because of the features it offered. Here we have listed down all the best features of the phone which are worth mentioning. If you are getting yourself an iPhone XR make sure you read these features carefully.


iPhone XR - ReviewApple iPhones are known for making one of the best camera phones in the world. iPhone XR comes with a single camera setup at the back and front. The back camera comes with a 12 MP f/1.8 26 mm wide with PDAF and OIS. The phone comes with Quad-LED dual-tone flash, HDR (photo/panorama). The back camera is capable of taking 4K video @24/30/60 frames per second. The phone also has an option of stereo sound recording which makes the recorded sound quite a crystal clear. The front camera comes with a 7 MP f/2.2 with HDR feature and video recording at 1080p 60 frames per second.


The screen that comes with iPhone XR is a Liquid Retina IPS LCD that has 625 nits. The screen is 6.1 inch which falls between the iPhone XS and iPhone XS Max. The phone has a 79% screen-to-body ratio with a resolution of 828×1792 pixels. The pixel density on the screen is about 326 PPI. The glass used to protect the screen is scratch-proof and has an oleophobic coating with true tone and wide colour gamut.


iPhone XR is powered by the Apple A12 Bionic chip which is inside iPhone XS and iPhone XS Max. This chip makes the phone quite powerful. iPhone XR will be able to handle any task thrown at it because of the great processor. Heavy games like Battle Ground Mobile India or Player Unknown Battleground can be played in the game without any problem. Multitasking is something that the phone can handle without any problem.


The design of the iPhone XR was quite new when it was released but right now it is. The iPhone XR comes with no front-facing buttons and a notch. This design was first seen on the iPhone X which was released in 2017. The bezels on the phone are a bit wide because of the LCD screen. The design of the iPhone XR is so much similar to iPhone XS that you will surely end up getting confused. The iPhone XR is a bit bigger compared to the iPhone XS.

iPhone XR - Review


The iPhone XR comes with a lithium-ion battery which is 2942 mAh. All the batteries used in the iPhone XR are non-removable. The Phone supports fast charging at 15 W with a 50 per cent charge in just 30 minutes. The USB Power delivery 2.0 comes standard with the iPhone XR. The phone also supports wireless charging and a full charge gives about 16 hours of multimedia time and 65 hours of music playback.

Final Thoughts

It’s been some time since the release of the phone in 2018. Even in 2021, the phone is quite popular amongst people who are looking to buy a budget iPhone. The phone is no longer officially sold by APple because they are more focused on promoting the newer models. Finding iPhone XR is not that hard because they are readily available on different online shopping platforms like Amazon and Walmart. If you are getting yourself an iPhone XR make sure you read this article carefully and get a clear understanding of all the features offered by the phone. The iPhone XR will easily be able to update itself to the latest iOS without any issue.

David Peter

David Peter is an editor for HotAppleNews, he is a tech enthusiast and an avid Apple fan for the best part of a decade. David Peter brings you the latest news, big announcements, leaks and rumours of everything Apple-related. He has reviewed and tested thousands of devices and worked with leading tech brands. In his spare time, David Peter likes to play footy and Xbox with the boys to unwind.

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