Apple iPhone XR 4G LTE GSM Unlocked Certified Pre-Owned Smartphone

Update, November 2: We got round to carrying out the majority of tests that we couldn't do a couple of weeks ago. You can find the results in the updated lab tests section of the review. The iPhone XR is the third iPhone to be launched this year, after the iPhone...
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Update, November 2: We got round to carrying out the majority of tests that we couldn't do a couple of weeks ago. You can find the results in the updated lab tests section of the review.

The iPhone XR is the third iPhone to be launched this year, after the iPhone XS and the iPhone XS Max. While the two iPhone XS models are nearly identical save for the size, the iPhone XR is a significant departure for the iPhone X series and possibly a new chapter going forward.

When Phil Schiller introduced the iPhone XR, he said Apple wanted to bring the technology and the experience of the iPhone XS to as many customers as possible, and the iPhone XR is Apple's solution to that. It aims to bring the design, features and much of the experience of the iPhone XS at a lower price.

For starters, the iPhone XR starts at $749, which is $250 less than the base iPhone XS. So, what do you have to give up to get that price? There's now a lower resolution LCD, the body is thicker and heavier and made out of aluminum, and there's only one camera on the back.

What you still get is the same general iPhone X series design, the same powerful A12 Bionic chipset from the XS, the same TrueDepth camera with the faster Face ID system and the single camera on the back is the same as the main 12MP sensor on the back of the XS.

To make things more interesting, the iPhone XR also comes in six colors, the most Apple has ever had for any iPhone.

 

Apple iPhone XR specs

  • Body: Aluminum frame, glass back, IP67-certified, six colors
  • Display: 6.1-inch, 1792 x 828 (326 PPI), IPS LCD, 1400:1, wide-color (P3)
  • Rear camera: 12MP, f1.8, OIS + EIS, dual pixel PDAF, quad-LED flash, 4K60 video, wide-color
  • Front camera: 7MP, f2.2, 1080p60, EIS, display flash, wide-color
  • Software: iOS 12
  • Chipset: Apple 12 Bionic, 2.49GHz six-core CPU (2x Vortex + 4x Tempest), quad-core Apple GPU, octa-core Neural Engine
  • Memory: 3GB LPDDR4X SDRAM, 64/128/256GB NVMe storage
  • Connectivity: Dual SIM (nano SIM + eSIM), LTE-A, dual-band Wi-Fi 802.11ac with 2x2 MIMO, Bluetooth 5.0, AGPS/GLONASS/Galileo/QZSS, NFC (Apple Pay only)
  • Battery: 2942mAh, USB-PD fast charge support, Qi charging support, 5W supplied charger
  • Misc: TrueDepth camera system with Face ID, stereo speakers

It's a tough balancing act to get the price, features and performance right. Whether Apple managed to do it is something we have to find out but only after spending some time with the device. Apple sent us the device ahead of launch and after a full week of use, we think we know the answer.

One thing's for sure, this is easily the most interesting iPhone to have come out this year.

 

Specifications

 

NETWORK

Technology

GSM / CDMA / HSPA / EVDO / LTE

   

LAUNCH

Announced

2018, September 12

Status

Available. Released 2018, October 26

BODY

Dimensions

150.9 x 75.7 x 8.3 mm (5.94 x 2.98 x 0.33 in)

Weight

194 g (6.84 oz)

Build

Glass front (Gorilla Glass), glass back (Gorilla Glass), aluminum frame (7000 series)

SIM

Single SIM (Nano-SIM and/or eSIM) or Dual SIM (Nano-SIM, dual stand-by) - for China

 

IP67 dust/water resistant (up to 1m for 30 mins)
Apple Pay (Visa, MasterCard, AMEX certified)

DISPLAY

Type

Liquid Retina IPS LCD capacitive touchscreen, 16M colors

Size

6.1 inches, 90.3 cm2 (~79.0% screen-to-body ratio)

Resolution

828 x 1792 pixels, 19.5:9 ratio (~326 ppi density)

Protection

Scratch-resistant glass, oleophobic coating

 

625 nits max brightness (advertised)
True-tone
Wide color gamut
120Hz touch-sensing

PLATFORM

OS

iOS 12, upgradable to iOS 13.4

Chipset

Apple A12 Bionic (7 nm)

CPU

Hexa-core (2x2.5 GHz Vortex + 4x1.6 GHz Tempest)

GPU

Apple GPU (4-core graphics)

MEMORY

Card slot

No

Internal

64GB 3GB RAM, 128GB 3GB RAM, 256GB 3GB RAM

 

NVMe

MAIN CAMERA

Single

12 MP, f/1.8, 26mm (wide), 1/2.55", 1.4µm, PDAF, OIS

Features

Quad-LED dual-tone flash, HDR (photo/panorama)

Video

2160p@24/30/60fps, 1080p@30/60/120/240fps, HDR, stereo sound rec.

SELFIE CAMERA

Dual

7 MP, f/2.2, 32mm (standard)
SL 3D, (depth/biometrics sensor)

Features

HDR

Video

1080p@60fps

SOUND

Loudspeaker

Yes, with stereo speakers

3.5mm jack

No

COMMS

WLAN

Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, dual-band, hotspot

Bluetooth

5.0, A2DP, LE

GPS

Yes, with A-GPS, GLONASS, GALILEO, QZSS

NFC

Yes

Radio

No

USB

2.0, proprietary reversible connector

FEATURES

Sensors

Face ID, accelerometer, gyro, proximity, compass, barometer

 

Siri natural language commands and dictation

BATTERY

 

Non-removable Li-Ion 2942 mAh battery (11.16 Wh)

Charging

Fast charging 15W, 50% in 30 min (advertised)
USB Power Delivery 2.0
Qi wireless charging

Talk time

Up to 16 h (multimedia)

Music play

Up to 65 h

MISC

Colors

Black, Red, Yellow, Blue, Coral, White

Models

A2105, A1984, A2107, A2108, A2106

SAR

1.13 W/kg (head)     1.16 W/kg (body)    

SAR EU

0.99 W/kg (head)     0.99 W/kg (body)    

Price

$ 439.95 / £ 549.00 / € 506.51 / ₹ 48,799

TESTS

Performance

AnTuTu: 341196 (v7), 422465 (v8)
GeekBench: 11437 (v4.4), 2690 (v5.1)
GFXBench: 58fps (ES 3.1 onscreen)

Battery life

Endurance rating 78h

     

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