iPhone XR Advice needed: Going from an X to an XR...

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  1. vistokid macrumors 6502

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    Hi all,

    I got my wife an iPhone X a little over a year ago and she's been enjoying it. I have the chance to get an XR for her and I'm wondering if it's worth the "upgrade"?

    For those of you who went from the X to XR, was it worth it for you?

    Any thoughts/opinions?

    Thanks!
     
  2. Refasin macrumors newbie

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    Well i did the exact same went from an X to XR and i dont regret it, the screen is bigger the resolution is not noticable the only thing is the blacks, i almost never use the second lens so im ok, its faster better sound. i love my yellow XR.
     
  3. noobinator macrumors 603

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    The big selling points for this upgrade would be:

    Better camera
    Better battery life
    Larger screen (could be a negative as the whole phone is bigger)
    Newest and fastest processor

    The negatives would be:

    LCD screen in the XR vs OLED in the X (this might not even be a negative)
    The XR doesn't have 3d touch, well it will in iOS 13 but it's a software implementation whereas the X has the hardware for true 3d Touch
    The X has two rear cameras vs one for the XR
     
  4. mjschabow macrumors 68020

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    iPhone XR is a great phone but the X might be the best phone I ever owned.
     
  5. Relentless Power macrumors Penryn

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    Realistically, there’s only really one thing that matters, the 5.8 X and the 6.1 XR are substantially different phones in terms of size/weight, has your wife handled the XR to to be comfortable with it? Women typically have smaller hands, so that something to consider if she hasn’t handled that phone yet, that I would suggest to her at least experiencing it before the purchase or during the 14 day return period.

    If the device is too big, then she’ll never learn to appreciate the other features the XR offers due to the size.
     
  6. mjschabow macrumors 68020

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    Great point. The XR was significantly heavier than the Android phones I've used in the last few months. With that said, it didn't at all ruin my experience. Great phone and good screen size.
     
  7. nfl46 macrumors 604

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    I am considering going from an X to the XR mainly because I find the X too small for me. I’m so used to the Plus devices. Eh. I know the X screen is better but it’s not a dealbreaker for me.

    Go for the XR.
     
  8. Wide opeN macrumors 6502a

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    I can honestly say that the Stainless Steel is a game changer in the look and feel of iPhone X and above.

    The Xr doesn't feel as premium IMO.
     
  9. JCCL macrumors 6502a

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    I would stay on the X and see what the updated XR brings in September. Not so long now.
     
  10. noobinator macrumors 603

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    It is definitely a nice touch but it's hidden by a case most of the time.
     
  11. vistokid thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Agreed. My XS Max is cased so I never even see the SS.
     
  12. mjschabow macrumors 68020

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    Yep and the clear case for the XR is surprisingly good and grippy
     
  13. Wide opeN macrumors 6502a

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    Still though, it's mental. Much like I know the color of my phone under the hood (case).
     
  14. zen6 Suspended

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    The screen resolution is a hugh difference
     
  15. BigDO macrumors 6502a

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    X to XR is a downgrade for 99% of the use cases.
     
  16. mjschabow macrumors 68020

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    With a biiiiiiiiig 1% being the best battery life any iPhone has had.
     
  17. Nishant macrumors newbie

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    Agreed!
     
  18. Farsider macrumors 6502a

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    I’d argue that X -> XR is a camera downgrade.

    No telephone lens and arguably worse Portrait Mode. Granted there is no SmartHDR.
     
  19. Malcster macrumors 6502a

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    Personally, I'm sticking with my X, it's only 3 months to wait now before they show the new models.

    I guess you'd lose the option of the cheap upgrade though?
     
  20. Relentless Power, Jun 7, 2019
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    Relentless Power macrumors Penryn

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    Your argument would only be valid for those who actually use the dual/telephoto lens, but I find that many don’t really seem to care much about the telephoto lens, it’s more about the quality of the photo itself, so I’d say your argument is baseless. I mean, Portrait mode and smart HDR are distinct advantages, but I’ve read where others don’t really seem to care much about the telephoto lens at all.
     
  21. mjschabow macrumors 68020

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    Yep. I’ve had much better pictures come from the XR than the X. But they’re both pretty darn good.
     

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