Are you on of the many people all over the world who would love to have an iPhone but can’t afford or justify the price tag? Good news! The iPhone XR, a lower cost iPhone, is available to make iPhones accessible to the masses at an affordable price. This is good news for those who have always wanted an iPhone, but balk at the prices.

The price point of the iPhone XR is lower than other iPhones because Apple wants to reach as many customers as possible. The iPhone XR has many similar features of the iPhone XS and XS Max, but compromises in some areas that are not too noticeable in order to keep the price down. After all, one can’t expect to have the exact same phone for a smaller price tag. However, customers are likely to be happy with the XR. Read on to see why.

iPhone XR Features

The iPhone XR has a 7000 series aluminum frame that is wrapped around an all glass enclosure. This is the same glass that is used for the iPhone XS. Because of the glass body, Qi-based wireless charging is possible with the XR. The color options include yellow, red, blue, black, white, and coral.

The display is a Liquid Retina display. The screen is 6.1-inches LCD and the resolution is 1792 x 828 and goes from edge-to-edge and top to bottom. The screen has support for tap to wake, touch sensing, and a wide range of color. The display is balanced with the lighting in the room.

There is no home button on the iPhone XR, and it uses swipe-based navigation which is also how the iPhone X works. Although the screen does not support 3D Touch, it does have Haptic Touch which reacts to some gestures on the device.

Another feature that this phone has is a TrueDepth camera system. This allows you to unlock your phone with facial recognition. You can also use your device to make Apple Pay payments using facial recognition. TrueDepth is in place of Touch ID.

Camera

Are you a fan of taking pictures? Well, you’re in luck with the iPhone XR. The camera with the iPhone XR is pretty amazing. It’s a 12-megapixel wide-angle lens camera that has a 32 per cent larger sensor. This allows the phone to capture pictures with much more detail in low-light, which is often a difficult feat.

The camera has Portrait Mode which was previously only enabled on dual lens cameras. Portrait mode allows a user to take a DSLR-quality photo with a blurred background to draw focus to the subject of the photo. There is also advanced bokeh to allow for better blur and depth control to allow a photo to be adjusted after it’s taken.

There’s also Smart HDR which brings out more detail in the shadows and highlights of a photo. This even works in conditions where there is poor lighting, to make for photographs that are better than ever.

Battery life

Believe it or not, the iPhone XR has the best battery life of an iPhone. It reportedly lasts more than an hour longer than the iPhone 8 Plus. This is pretty impressive when you consider the amazing battery life of the iPhone 8. The XR also boasts 25 hours of talk time or 15 hours of being on the internet. That’s a LOT of YouTube.

You can get the iPhone XR with 64, 128, or 256 GB of storage. The price for the device you get, of course, depends on how much storage you choose to get.

The iPhone XR is an iPhone for people on a budget, but it doesn’t feel like a budget phone. Most of the features in more expensive iPhones are represented in this phone even if they aren’t exactly the same. The ones that don’t come with the iPhone XR are probably ones that you would be willing to do without in order to have the privilege of owning an iPhone at a price that doesn’t break the budget.