Iphone xs và xr

For the first time, táo bị cắn ’s most exciting new iPhone is its cheapest. Launched alongside the premium iPhone XS and eye-wateringly expensive iPhone XS Max, the iPhone XR appears khổng lồ retain their best features for a much lower asking price. So is this the perfect upgrade, or are there problematic differences which you should avoid?

Here’s everything you need khổng lồ know…

Displays - Bigger, But Not Better

Perhaps the most surprising difference between the iPhone XS & iPhone XR is it’s the latter which has the bigger display. That said, everything else about the iPhone XR’s screen is inferior:

iPhone XS - 5.8-inch OLED, 19.5:9 aspect ratio, True Tone, 2436 x 1125 pixels (458 ppi), 1,000,000:1 contrast ratio, 82.9% screen-to-body ratio,
iPhone XR - 6.1-inch LCD, 19.5:9 aspect ratio, True Tone, 1792 x 828 pixels (326 ppi), 1,400:1 contrast ratio, 79.0% screen-to-body ratio

As you’ll see above, the big compromises with the iPhone XR are its downgrade from OLED to LCD and a substantially lower native resolution. In fact, the iPhone XR can’t even display Full HD 1080p nội dung - that’s surprising for a 6.1-inch device.

The iPhone XR is Dolby Vision / HDR10 compliant like the iPhone XS, but it lacks the pressure sensitive touch 3d technology which has been a part of the iPhone range since the iPhone 6S.

So should you care about the downgrades? In reality, no.

iPhone XS tư vấn for Dolby Vision và HDR10 makes it great for watching high-quality video

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LCD displays may not match OLED in terms of contrast ratio và black levels, but they are more than good enough for the vast majority of users. The lower 326 ppi (identical lớn the iPhone 8) is still 3x higher than a 40-inch 4K television (110 ppi), & you’ll still get the same 19.5:9 aspect ratio as the iPhone XS, the same True Tone colour accuracy và “120Hz touch sensing” for a faster response to touch input.

As for the absence of 3d Touch, quả táo 12 has enabled a long press lớn replace most of its functions and the giải pháp công nghệ is expected to be axed next year anyway due khổng lồ a lack of consumer interest. So while the display is one of the biggest technical differences between the iPhone XS & iPhone XR, in a side-by-side comparison I’m not convinced most users will care.

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Design - Similar, But Downgraded

At first glance, aside from their physical sizes, the iPhone XS & iPhone XR look identical. But they aren’t.

iPhone XS - 143.6 x 70.9 x 7.7 mm (5.65 x 2.79 x 0.30 in) và 177g (6.24 oz) iPhone XR - 150.9 x 75.7 x 8.3 milimet (5.94 x 2.98 x 0.33 in) & 194 g (6.84 oz)

While the iPhone XR has roughly a 5% larger display than the iPhone XS, it is 10% heavier & slightly thicker. The primary reason for this is the LCD display, which is not as flexible as OLEDso it cannot fit as seamlessly into the chassis (look for the larger bezels on all sides of the iPhone XR display).

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The iPhone XS also has a stainless steel chassis which has a slightly more premium feel than the 7000 Series aluminium of the iPhone XR (used in the iPhone 8 & older) & you get IP68 water resistance from the iPhone XS and IP67 water resistance on the iPhone XR.

Should you care? Again, I don’t think so.

Some will not like the iPhone XR’s thicker bezels, but they are still thinner than many OLED rivals. Likewise, aluminium feels great in hand và IP68 simply means the phone can be submerged for up lớn 30 minutes in two metres of water, not one metre. These are not khuyễn mãi giảm giá breakers for most people.

Where the two iPhones match, however, is more tangible.

Both get 25% louder external speakers (which also showroom stereo left và right channels), và dual sim tư vấn courtesy of a physical nano sim and internaleSIMso owners can run work and home or home and travel sims in a single device. No iPhone has offered this before.

Interestingly, the iPhone XR also comes in a much wider and more interesting range of colours - White, Black, Blue, Yellow, Coral, (PRODUCT)RED - than the iPhone XS which is limited khổng lồ Silver, Space Grey và Gold andlooks identical khổng lồ last year’s iPhone X.

From a head-turning perspective, the iPhone XR is simply more interesting.

Performance - Rocket Sleds

Remarkably, the iPhone XR runs the same cutting-edge chipset as the iPhone XS:

iPhone XS, iPhone XR - hãng apple A12 ‘Bionic’ chipset: Six-Core CPU, Four-Core GPU, M12 motion coprocessor

The difference is the iPhone XS comes with 4GB of RAM while the iPhone XR has 3GB. This will provide a slight improvement in multitasking, as more apps can be held in memory without needing lớn reload. But primarily the extra RAM is needed for the iPhone XS’s dual camera (more in the next section) and no-one thinks last year’s iPhone X (3GB) is slow.

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As for what the apple A12 (‘Bionic’ is just sale nonsense) brings khổng lồ the table, you’ll get một nửa leaps in graphics performance and power efficiency when idle, as well as a 15% boost in peak CPU performance. The increases are welcome, but táo is so far ahead of the pack here (the 2017 iPhone X is faster than every 2018 app android phone), they are hardly needed.

Both new iPhones also địa chỉ a nice touch: tiny nguồn reserves so NFC transactions can be completed even when the phones have run out of battery. A chất lượng feature to lớn this year’s models.

Elsewhere, the big news is both iPhones have support for 600 MHz 4G bands. 600MHz is used by carriers to lớn cover wide areas which were previously without signal and, until now, iPhones were not compatible with it. So this alone, quite literally, opens up a whole new audience of potential buyers.

The iPhone XR does miss out on the iPhone XS’s new 4G mèo 16 LTE speeds (capable of one-gigabit downloads) but in reality, its cat 12 600Mbit performance is more than you need. So while táo is lagging behind with 5G support, anyone getting such fast speeds on 4G is unlikely khổng lồ care.

Cameras - Single Vs Double

Aside from their different display sizes, the second most externally recognisable difference between the iPhone XS & iPhone XR is the latter only has a single rear camera:

iPhone XS, iPhone XR - Primary rear camera - 12MP, f/1.8 aperture, 1.4µm pixel size, Optical Image stabilisation (OIS), Quad-LED True Tone flash, Portrait Lighting iPhone XS - Secondary telephoto lens - 12MP, f/2.4 aperture, 1.0µm px size, OIS, 2x optical zoom iPhone XS, iPhone XR - Front ‘TrueDepth’ camera - 7MP, f/2.2 aperture

The good news is all iPhone XR users miss out on is the 2x optical zoom. Yes, this is a handy feature but many times you can just walk closer khổng lồ a subject. Meanwhile, previous iPhones required the second camera for Apple’s popular Portrait Mode but the iPhone XR can deliver it with both its single front and rear cameras.

Like the px 2, both the iPhone XS & iPhone XR primary rear cameras also have a larger 1.4µm pixel form size which enables them lớn take in more light. This is a crucial tăng cấp for better low light photography và a win for both phones.

All of which means you should be noticing a pattern: the iPhone XR has another compromise compared to lớn the iPhone XS, but it is probably one you can live with. Moreover, the XR has one big area where it easily outshines the XS…

Read more - iPhone XS Vs iPhone X: What"s The Difference?

Battery Life và Charging - Cheaper Lasts Longer

For those of you on the fence about the iPhone XR’s LCD display, here’s where it delivers considerable upsides: the lower resolution is far less demanding & the larger kích cỡ means apple has more space lớn fit a bigger battery.

iPhone XS - 2,658 mAh iPhone XR - 2,942 mAh

The consequences of this are perhaps the biggest giảm giá maker for the iPhone XR. It can outlast the iPhone XS in most areas by as much as 25%, & even the flagship iPhone XS Max:

One area where the iPhone XR misses out, however, is “faster” wireless charging. As with its Face ID improvements, táo khuyết hasn’t put a figure on this. It will be more than the 7.5W offered by the iPhone X & continued by the iPhone XR, but I doubt it comes close lớn the 15W capabilities of the Qi standard the phones use.

Lastly, a complaint.

Both the iPhone XS and iPhone XR support the same fast wired charging as the iPhone X (a 50% charge in 30 minutes from flat), but táo bị cắn has again declined to lớn include a fast charger in the box. This is bad enough with the iPhone XR, but not lớn include one with the iPhone XS (while charging $75 for the necessary charger and compatible cable) is daylight robbery.

Storage and Price - XR Marks The Spot

Here is where the iPhone XR seals the deal:

iPhone XS - 64GB ($999), 256GB ($1,149), 512GB ($1,349) iPhone XR - 64GB ($749), 128GB ($799), 256GB ($899)

While the $750 starting price makes headlines, the clear sweet spot is the 128GB iPhone XR for just $50 more & $200 less than a 64GB iPhone XS. 128GB is also a great storage option as the iPhone XS range appears lớn provide too little (64GB) then too much (256GB) for the average user.

Needless khổng lồ say, some will be drawn lớn the monstrous 512GB iPhone XS, but being able to lớn buy a 256GB iPhone XR with 4x the storage capacity of the 64GB iPhone XS for $100 less is hard lớn resist.

Bottom Line

With iPhone sales easily outstripping every other brand, it seems the biggest threat khổng lồ sales of the iPhone XS & iPhone XS Max (details here) is Apple’s own iPhone XR.

While apple has chipped away at almost every part of the iPhone XS’s feature set to produce the XR, the reality is everything that’s lost is expendable. For some, there will be an essential feature missing (OLED display, dual camera, bezel size) that forces them to lớn pay more for the iPhone XS, but for most buyers the iPhone XR is a well-priced phone with all the fat removed.

The iPhone XR is also a more practical phone, thanks lớn its significantly longer battery life, và a more eye-catching one, thanks lớn its wide array of colours. Those determined (or able) to lớn live on the cutting edge can opt for the iPhone XS series but for everyone else, the iPhone XR is the mã sản phẩm to buy. It’s the most interesting iPhone hãng apple has made in years…


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