Iphone XR Review, Specification & Price

The IPHONE XR is a smartphone designed and manufactured by Apple Inc. It is the twelfth generation of the iPhone. And it was announced by Phil Schiller on September 12, 2018, at the Steve Jobs Theater in the Apple Park campus, alongside the higher-priced iPhone XS and iPhone XS Max. Pre-orders began on October 19, 2018, with an official release on October 26, 2018.

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It is available in six colors: black, white, blue, yellow, coral (a shade of pink and orange), and (Product)RED. The iPhone XR is available in three storage capacities: 64GB, 128GB, and 256GB. It is the second iPhone to be released in yellow and blue, the first being the iPhone 5C in 2013.

For once, the cheaper iPhone is the better choice. By definition, the iPhone XR is lacking. Its screen resolution is less than 1080p, the bezels are thicker than on most other phones with edge-to-edge displays, and the display is an LCD instead of an OLED. … It’s every bit as powerful as the iPhone XS and XS Max.

Still, If you’re looking for an affordable iPhone, the iPhone XR is a strong contender boasting the latest software, enough power and surprisingly good battery life… for an iPhone. With the introduction of the iPhone 11, the XR price has dropped further, making it great value for money.

The iPhone XR delivers fast performance from its A12 Bionic chip, very good photo quality and convenient Face ID for quickly unlocking your phone. I also appreciate how well Apple executed the six fun color options (especially blue) and color-matched aluminum frames.

Iphone XR Key Specifications

Body : Aluminum frame, glass back, IP67-certified, six colors
Rear Camera : 12MP, f1.8, OIS + EIS, dual pixel PDAF, quad-LED flash, 4K60 video, wide-color
Display : 6.1-inch, 1792 x 828 (326 PPI), IPS LCD, 1400:1, wide-color (P3)
Front Camera : 7MP, f2.2, 1080p60, EIS, display flash, wide-color
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 2×2 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
Software : iOS 13

Design & Display

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Unboxing this posh mobile phone and you’ll get to find inside an iPhone with iOS 13, with an EarPods with Lightning Connector andLightning to USB Cable also included is a USB Power Adapter plus Documentation.

The 6.1-inch screen size is also a nice compromise between the 5.8-inch iPhone 11 Pro and 6.5-inch 11 Pro Max. it’s the exact same size and weight as the iPhone 11.

There’s glass on both the front and the back, and it holds an IP67 rating, that is with a splash, water and dust resistance, Rated IP67 (maximum depth of 1 meter up to 30 minutes) under IEC standard 60529.

The iPhone XR display has rounded corners that follow a beautiful curved design, and these corners are within a standard rectangle. When measured as a standard rectangular shape, the screen is 6.06 inches diagonally (actual viewable area is less).

Coming in with an amazing Liquid Retina HD display 6.1-inch (diagonal) plus an all-screen LCD Multi-Touch display with IPS technology, and a 1792-by-828-pixel resolution at 326 PPI, 1400:1 contrast ratio (typical) True Tone display, Wide color display (P3), Haptic Touch, a 625 nits max brightness (typical)
Fingerprint-resistant oleophobic coating, and a full Support for display of multiple languages and characters simultaneously.

Hardware & Software

The XR has a similar design to the iPhone X and iPhone XS. However, it has slightly larger bezels, an aluminum frame, and is available in a wide variety of colors. Similar to other X-branded iPhones, all models come with a black front.

The XR has similar hardware to the XS, but with a few features removed to reduce the price. Instead of 3D Touch, the XR comes with Haptic Touch where the user long presses until they feel a vibration from the Taptic Engine.

The XR also has an LCD display known as “Liquid Retina” instead of the OLED screen used on the X, XS, and XS Max. The display on the XR has a resolution of 1792×828 pixels and a pixel density of 326 PPI, compared with 458 PPI on other X-branded iPhones.

While the screen-to-body ratio of the XR is 79.3%, much higher than the 67.5% of the iPhone 8 Plus but still lower than most other phones in its price category.

Unlike most other phones in the X-series, the XR ships with a single camera on the rear on the phone, featuring exactly the same main camera sensor as on the XS and XS Max, utilizing a 1/2.55″ sensor size and 1.4μm pixel size.

And unlike the XS, it also does not have optical zoom, because of the single camera. DxOMark gave the camera on the iPhone XR a rating of 101, giving the title “Top-ranked single-lens phone

On the software side, the XR is shipped with iOS 12 installed out of the box and is compatible with iOS 13.


The XR comes with a 12MP Wide camera ƒ/1.8 aperture and a Digital zoom up to 5x Portrait mode with advanced bokeh and Depth Control also included is a Portrait Lighting with three effects (Natural, Studio, Contour)Optical image stabilization, Six‑element lens LED True Tone flash with Slow Sync.

Touching down with a Panorama (up to 63MP) Autofocus with Focus Pixels, a Smart HDR for photos Wide color capture for photos and Live Photos.

An advanced red-eye correction Auto image stabilization and a Burst mode Photo geotagging while Image formats captured are in HEIF and JPEG respectively.

Battery Life

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The XR battery Lasts up to 1.5 hours longer than iPhone 8 Plus, with a Talk time (wireless) Up to 25 hours plus added Internet use: Up to 15 hours, including Video playback (wireless): Up to 16 hours
Audio playback (wireless): Up to 65 hours and a Fast‑charge capable: Up to 50% charge in 30 minutes also it comes with an 18W adapter or higher (sold separately) with Built-in rechargeable lithium‑ion battery Wireless charging (works with Qi chargers10).

Apple Iphone XR price in Nigeria

At various selected stores, The 64GB model of the smartphone costs $749 which is at (NGN) 271, 000 Naira while the 128GB model will go for $799 which is (NGN)290, 000 Naira and lastly, the 256GB model for $899 again is (NGN) 325, 000 Naira only.

Regardless, the iPhone XR price in Nigeria starts at (NGN) 233,000 Naira, depending on your location in the country. However it can also be purchased at popular e-commerce stores close to you.

Other Features of the Iphone XR Include ;

Video recording :

  • 4K video recording at 24 fps, 30 fps, or 60 fps
  • 1080p HD video recording at 30 fps or 60 fps
  • 720p HD video recording at 30 fps
  • Extended dynamic range for video up to 30 fps
  • Optical image stabilization for video
  • Digital zoom up to 3x
  • LED True Tone flash
  • Slo‑mo video support for 1080p at 120 fps or 240 fps
  • Time‑lapse video with stabilization
  • Cinematic video stabilization (1080p and 720p)
  • Continuous autofocus video
  • Take 8MP still photos while recording 4K video
  • Playback zoom
  • Video formats recorded: HEVC and H.264
  • Stereo recording

True Depth Camera :

  • 7MP camera
  • ƒ/2.2 aperture
  • Portrait mode with advanced bokeh and Depth Control
  • Portrait Lighting with six effects (Natural, Studio, Contour, Stage, Stage Mono, High-Key Mono)
  • Animoji and Memoji
  • 1080p HD video recording at 30 fps or 60 fps
  • Smart HDR for photos
  • Extended dynamic range for video at 30 fps
  • Cinematic video stabilization (1080p and 720p)
  • Wide color capture for photos and Live Photos
  • Retina Flash
  • Auto image stabilization
  • Burst mode

Wireless :

  • FDD‑LTE (Bands 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 7, 8, 12, 13, 14, 17, 18, 19, 20, 25, 26, 29, 30, 32, 66, 71)
  • TD‑LTE (Bands 34, 38, 39, 40, 41)
  • CDMA EV-DO Rev. A (800, 1900 MHz)
  • UMTS/HSPA+/DC-HSDPA (850, 900, 1700/2100, 1900, 2100 MHz)
  • GSM/EDGE (850, 900, 1800, 1900 MHz

Audio Playback :

  • Audio formats supported: AAC‑LC, HE‑AAC, HE‑AAC v2, Protected AAC, MP3, Linear PCM,
  • Apple Lossless, FLAC, Dolby Digital (AC‑3), Dolby Digital Plus (E‑AC‑3), and Audible (formats 2,
  • 3, 4, Audible Enhanced Audio, AAX, and AAX+)
  • Wider stereo playback
  • User‑configurable maximum volume limit

Sensors :

  • Face ID
  • Barometer
  • Three‑axis gyro
  • Accelerometer
  • Proximity sensor
  • Ambient light sensor

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Chinedu Okeke

Chinedu is the founder of Nigerian Tech. He is a tech enthusiast who has the passion for emerging trends in the tech industry. He is also a professional web content developer.

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