The iPhone X was unveiled only previous year and it went on sale in November 2017. The iPhone XR surprisingly includes numerous same capabilities as the iPhone XS, with the most significant differences being the LCD display and a single-lens camera system.
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"The new LCD "XR" model was priced lower than we had thought likely", Hall wrote.
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While you can't see it per se, Apple upgraded the phones' durability over their predecessors with an IP68 water resistance rating. The XR uses the LCD screens of Apple's past, and lacks the pressure-sensing 3D Touch feature that debuted on the iPhone 6S.
Overall, Beavis feels that "the "cheap" iPhone certainly doesn't feel that way", and he came away from its design and build quality impressed. The iPhone XS (pronounced "ten ess") and XS Max are the updated version of last year's iPhone X. The XS has a 5.8-inch OLED display, while the XS Max has a 6.5-inch display. It starts at $749 for the 64 GB model and will cost more for its 128 GB and 256 GB models.
Gareth does note though that the camera system also supports Smart HDR, which allows the iPhone XR to "really capture the high-end elements of a photo, fusing the light and dark elements well", and that the pictures he took were clear, sharp and colourful. "If you're a consumer, it's a no-brainer, you go with the iPhone XR". Do you believe the new products are as good as we expected them to be? Both factors that should conserve energy in comparison.
We got to test the phone out in person, and reckon the display (which lands right in the middle, size-wise, of the iPhone Xs and Xs Max) might not reach the dizzying heights of OLED, but it remains a lovely smartphone display in its own right. Why pay $999 for the fantastic screen on the iPhone XS or iPhone XS Max when you could effectively buy the same phone for $100 less? Techradar's Apple iPhone XR hands on can be enjoyed in full, at a time that suits you, right now.