You may still doubt between an iPhone XR or an iPhone XS. Both of them look beautiful, with the latest gadgets.
Why you get the iPhone XR over the XS
You will not have missed the fact that Apple will release three new iPhones this year: the iPhone XS, iPhone XS Max, and iPhone XR. Most eyes are always focused on the most expensive devices, but this year it is actually more interesting to also look at the cheaper alternative. The iPhone XR has more surprising features than you think at first glance.
The iPhone XR features a 6.1-inch screen and that’s bigger than the 5.8-inch screen of the iPhone XS. Ideal if you want to view everything a bit bigger, but not as big as the iPhone XS Max. It is good to know that the more expensive units have an OLED screen with a higher pixel density. But that explains the huge price difference.
The iPhone XR has three storage options: 64GB, 128GB, and 256GB. Some people can still do well with 64GB, but if you want something more, 128GB is ideal. Especially if you plan to travel daily and watch offline movies.
The battery life
With the iPhone XS, you get roughly around 10 hours of battery life, while the iPhone XR is completely better: it lasts between 15.5 and 16.5 hours without charging.
The iPhone XR is cheaper, the starting price is set to at $749, $250 less than the new XS while the iPhone XS Max starts at $1,099. You get almost all major features this year.
The iPhone XR is available in six colors:
Those are slightly different than the standard the iPhone XS space grey, silver, and gold.
When it comes to the cameras, there more similarities between the iPhone XR and the iPhone XS without having to pay extra for it. In both devices, you will find the same selfie camera that allows you to take beautiful portrait photos and adjust the depth of field afterward.
You also get the FaceID and improved TrueDepth camera in both. At the back there are differences: the iPhone XR has only one 12 megapixel camera, the two more expensive models have a dual camera. But in one way or another, Apple succeeded in using the same features: Smart HDR, optical image stabilization, customizable portrait mode, Animoji, and more.
Because the iPhone XR does not have a telephoto lens, 3x digital zoom is the maximum. If you do not use the zoom feature, you will not miss this on the iPhone XR.
The beauty of it is that both the iPhone XR and iPhone XS are the same inside, regardless of whether you buy the cheapest iPhone XR or the most expensive iPhone XS Max. You get the same A12 processor in both, which is more energy-efficient and contains a 50% faster graphics chip. The same power but for much less.