Worth it for what? Better camera? Yes, but you drop from two to one. Better screen? No -- the Xr screen is bigger, but the pixel density is lower and some think it doesn't look as good from a sharp angle. Faster? Yes. Batter life? Yes. Prefer Face ID? Then sure. More pocket ability? Mixed bag -- smaller but thicker. Want colors? Then yes. Accessories? Depends on what you're after.I am considering a change from the 7 Plus to the XR primarily because my 7 Plus is worth $300 for trade.
Plus, I admit, I always want to upgrade.
Is it worth it?
Never, if it it truly an upgrade that is an improvement.
but its 401 ppi vs. 326 ppi how is that possible? better battery life on a low resolution screen will always yield better battery life...........I upgraded from a 7+ to Xr
Much faster and way better battery life. Display is no difference for me. I think the Xr is sharper imo. Size is a wash for me since I use a wallet case.
I know what the numbers are and I really don’t care what’s on paper. The colors are richer on the Xr and more accurate. Possibly if I really looked at it side by side zoomed in at a close range but I would never use a phone that way. I read with the phone about 10” away and to me the Xr display looks better. My opinion.Yeah right. One is full hd 401 ppi and the other is a sub hd 326 ppi screen.
The Xr screen is less sharp. That's why I returned my Xr and bought a mint used 8 Plus.
but its 401 ppi vs. 326 ppi how is that possible? better battery life on a low resolution screen will always yield better battery life...........
I did look at the display and it’s not as sharp as my 8 plus......don’t really care what other have to say (YouTube video)
Quality of the display can trump resolution numbers.
Here the Xr vs a cheaper 1080p display. Yet everyone seems to think the Xr is better. Stop looking at numbers and look at the display.
The colours might be more saturated, but the screen on the Xr definately is less crisp than the screen on the 7/8 plus. My wife has a 7 plus and I have compared that one with my Xr for a week. The difference with small text was pretty obvious to me. Holding the phone at a normal distance. Since reading is what I do most on my phone, the Xr was a nono and I returned it.I know what the numbers are and I really don’t care what’s on paper. The colors are richer on the Xr and more accurate. Possibly if I really looked at it side by side zoomed in at a close range but I would never use a phone that way. I read with the phone about 10” away and to me the Xr display looks better. My opinion.
You are going to be very happy with your choice.You convinced me. Just ordered it!
Thx for that Geffen as I got nudged over the edge Fr. to trade in my iP7+ for an XR which arrives Mon.I just upgraded from a 7 Plus to the iPhone XR and I didn't notice any difference in the screen a few things I do notice that are different is battery life is much better on my XR and apps load much faster than they did on my 7 Plus. I'm also happy that I went with the 128GB as I had only 32GB on my 7 Plus. I had to keep moving apps to and from the cloud. Every now and then I see people calling the XR a budget iPhone i really don't think of it as a budget iPhone it's an upgrade from my iPhone 7 Plus in my opinion.