Published: Sun, October 28, 2018
Tech | By Constance Martin

IPhone XR called the "secret weapon" Apple

IPhone XR called the

At $749, the iPhone XR costs $250 less than the $999 iPhone XS and $350 less than the $1,099 iPhone XS Max.

The iPhone XR and the iPhone XS differ significantly from one another, with the more expensive device featuring overall better technical specs in specific categories, including display resolution and camera functionality.

The iPhone XR, meanwhile, is priced at Dh3,179, Dh3,389 and Dh3,809 for its 64GB, 128GB and 256GB storage capacities, respectively.

Although cheaper than the iPhone XS Max by a wide margin, the iPhone XR commands a greater price premium than any of the Android flagship smartphones launched recently.

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As with the XS's dual-cameras, the XR's software was largely able to pick out the photo's human subject and clearly define it against a blurred background, though, like the other phones, it did have some issues defining edges and fuzzy hair. It sports a 6.1-inch Retina HD LCD display as opposed to OLED found on the iPhone XS and iPhone XS Max. What it does is the same, but you will need to pay some more for the AppleCare, and you will also be allowed to upgrade to a new model after one year. But hey, the processor is the same, the main cameras are the same, you still get Face ID, and the new iPhone design, though with a slightly thicker bezel. The XR also includes the XS's adjustable Depth Control feature for editing Portrait photography.

The new iPhone XR is now available to purchase at Vodafone UK. New and existing customers who purchase an iPhone XR, XS, or XS Max can save up to $390 via monthly bill credits when they trade in an eligible device.

So far, iFixit says there are similarities to the iPhone XS when it comes to the iPhone XR opening procedure, such as the use of pentalobe screws, but they were non-colour matched.

Rihannon William's from the i newspaper was impressed that the phone lasted 15-16 hours: "Battery life is an incredibly important aspect when considering buying a smartphone these days, and the iPhone XR pleasantly surprised me with how efficient it was". However, it is smaller than that of the iPhone XS Max with 12.08 Wh. Given how much flak Apple has taken in that department, that would be something. He's got Apple's 5th Ave. store back to July 2008 and the iPhone 3G. Of course, the standard iPhone 7 and 8 didn't have a second lens either, although their Plus models did, as did the iPhone X. Both XS models also have two lenses.

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