Update The iPhone XR was officially discontinued by Apple. However, it is still available through certain carriers such as Straight Talk at $299 (opens new tab). We recommend the iPhone 11 as a good alternative, at just $499. To find great deals from Apple, take a look to our Apple Store coupons Page.
If you are looking for an iPhone below $500, the iPhone XR is a great buy. The iPhone XR features a large 6.1-inch screen, lightning fast performance from Apple’s A12 Bionic CPU, and a bright design that offers excellent camera quality. The best part is that it costs only $499.
The iPhone XR doesn’t have some features like a Night mode, 5G, or an OLED display. The iPhone SE, which is 4.7 inches in size, offers a cheaper and faster processor. Based on my iPhone XR Review, Apple’s large-screen phone is worth the money for budget-minded buyers.
While some may prefer to wait for the iPhone 13 to see what Apple has in store this fall, those phones will most likely be more expensive. The iPhone XR offers all the features you need in a budget phone, with very few compromises.
iPhone XR review cheatsheet: What you need know
- The iPhone XR has a lower price of $499 and is considered one of the best smart phones.
- The LCD screen is 6.1 inches in size and brightens the room. OLED screens, however, offer better blacks and wider viewing angles.
- Although the single rear camera is capable of producing stunning portraits and excellent performance, the iPhones with better low-light performance are superior.
- Apple’s A12 Bionic chip is fast and will please most people.
- The iPhone XR has a battery life of nearly 11.5 hours, making it one of the longest-lasting phones.
iPhone XR tech specs
|Price||$599/PS629||OS||iOS 13||CPU||A12 Bionic||RAM||3GB||Storage||64GB, 128GB, 256GB||Display||6.1-inch LCD (1792×828)||Rear Camera||12-MP (f/1.8)||Front Camera||7-MP (f/2.2)||Colors||White, Black and Red, Coral, Blue, Yellow||Battery Life||11 hours 26 min||Size||5.9 x 3.0×0.3 inches||Weight||6.8 ounces|
iPhone XR Price and Release Date
October 26, 2018 was the day that the iPhone XR went on general sale. The iPhone XR went on sale Oct 26, 2018. The iPhone XR can also be purchased through US Cellular and Xfinity, as well as retailers like Best Buy and Sam’s Club.
iPhone XR Review: Design
The iPhone XR will make you reconsider your opinion of most iPhones. Apple created a unique look using seven layers of color.
You can get glass backs in black, white or yellow. Cerulean is my favorite color. These hues all have color-matched aluminum bars that blend seamlessly with the back. I have also spent some time with the coral and yellow models. The yellow is not as bright as the photos would lead you to believe. It’s more lemony than yellow.
As a phone snob, it’s not surprising that the iPhone XR’s bezels are slightly thicker than the iPhone XS’s. However, most users won’t notice the difference. To help you log into Face ID and take portrait selfies, the TrueDepth camera can be found up front.