Pros 

✅ Attractive array of colors

✅ Great battery life for an iPhone

✅ A great value option

Cons

📛 Lower-res screen

📛 Portrait camera mode doesn’t impress

📛 Some apps still not fully optimized

Order Your iPhone XR Today »

iPhone XR Full Review

The iPhone XR was a marketing masterstroke for Apple: not only did it delay the launch of the third of its trio of 2018 iPhones, thus creating some mystery around it, it’s also managed to make this seem like 2018’s ‘cheap’ iPhone. By cheap we mean when compared to its contemporaries, the iPhone XS and iPhone XS Max, but we’re talking certainly not talking budget prices. However, with the launch of the iPhone 11 in 2019, the iPhone XR price has dropped, making it a highly affordable option for anyone looking for an iPhone with the current Face ID and notch design language that doesn’t break the bank. If you’re loving your iPhones XR, or considering buying one, the package has got a lot more tempting now that iOS 13 has handed on the handset. Apple’s latest operating system brought many new features to the iPhone XR, such as Dark Mode and a range of app speed increases, allowing you to make the most of your iPhone experience.

Design

  • All-screen on the front
  • Finished in aluminium and glass, feels premium
  • Plenty of color options

Screen

  • Excellent screen quality with Liquid Retina LCD technology
  • Clear enough to the eye
  • No 3D Touch on the iPhone XR

Performance

  • Ordinary in terms of speed
  • Movie-watching experience isn’t diminished by the lack of HDR
  • Good for easier tasks but struggles a little with the heavier stuff

Camera

  • Good camera but doesn’t really improve the iPhone’s camera story
  • Struggles in portrait mode
  • Single camera only

Battery life

  • Very good battery life
  • One of the best battery life on the market phone
Order Your iPhone XR Today »