iPhone XR I like the iPhone XR

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by AppleHaterLover, Oct 25, 2018.

  1. AppleHaterLover macrumors 68000

    Jun 15, 2018
    I'll concede that it used to be that the top of the line iPhone used to cost $750 and this is now the base price but:

    - Performance is top-notch
    - Camera is top-notch (save for Portrait mode)
    - Display is average, but OK
    - Battery life is top notch

    I went to look at the (similarly priced) Pixel 3 and really the only difference is the 440 ppi screen. Clearly the ppi is not an issue for most people (judging from about 90% of my coworkers right now rocking a 4.7 inch iPhone)

    Aside from the ppi, I literally cannot find issues with this iPhone. I've been considering an upgrade from my 7 Plus and with all the things this phone can do it's hard to justify the $250. Plus it comes in banana yellow.

    Anyone else feels the same?
  2. Closingracer macrumors 68040

    Jul 13, 2010
    Nope because at that point for $100 more I can get a pixel 3 then with a way better screen
  3. snow755 macrumors 65816


    Sep 12, 2012
    keep in mind you have screen burn in with the pixels phone i had a pixel 2 phone for a time and i got screen burn in easy
  4. Closingracer macrumors 68040

    Jul 13, 2010
    Not really. Screen burn in is only an issue if you have a static image for a LONG period of time on the screen. From a previous pixel XL owner and numerous Samsung devices and a current iPhone X owner
  5. adamgbiggs macrumors 6502


    Jun 28, 2013
    I’m sure the Xr will be awesome, though I couldn’t wait and ended up getting an Xs and selling my i7, if I had got an Xr the screen would be fine as it’s the same PPI as the 7 and it was a great looking screen, the design of the Xr is sleek and gorgeous.

  6. anthonymoody macrumors 68020


    Aug 8, 2002
    I find comparing iOS and Android phones to be somewhere between difficult and pointless. I've played at length with all manner of Android...plain vanilla, light skins, heavy skins. I hate all of them. Even on the latest hardware. Even when I dig the hardware itself.

    That could very well be the result of my familiarity with iOS, but it makes any quality of Android hardware (whether looked at from a value standpoint or a drool worthy standpoint) moot for me. YMMV.
  7. mrvirginia, Oct 25, 2018
    Last edited: Oct 25, 2018

    mrvirginia macrumors regular

    Jul 9, 2009
    That's cool. You also get worse build quality (glass on back of the new Pixel devices scratches very easily) and Google pretending to be big brother and tracking you... just in general all around less secure ecosystem.

    I could probably get over the tracking crap, but those devices scratching so easily at that price point is unacceptable. Of course this all depends on the user since a lot put their phones in a case. I don't. I put nothing on my phone and because I carry an iPhone and aren't clumsy, it's flawless even after over a year. And no, I'm not one of those guys that pulls his phone out and puts it down on a cloth...I just simply don't drop it. Ever.

    EDIT: @anthonymoody made another good point. iOS is just better. I was an Android developer for years so I have a lot of experience with the Android OS. I can't even take someone serious who would debate this LOL

    I find it interesting that the only thing people can seem to find wrong with the XR is the screen so far. Most that have reviewed the device so far have actually said it's fine. People need to start finding another straw to grasp at imo.
  8. GrumpyMom macrumors 604


    Sep 11, 2014
    The Pixel 3 video camera performance can’t touch iPhone’s. Their audio isn’t that good.

    The whole phone is...okay. I have a Pixel 2 that I like a lot and wasn’t tempted for even half a second to upgrade. On top of that as a once Android enthusiast I have recently been very put off by Google’s cavalier attitude toward customer data.

    I can’t judge the Xr when I won’t even see its sunny yellow glory until tomorrow but so far, it looks promising. I just hope it performs well as an actual phone.
  9. Infinitewisdom macrumors 6502a

    Sep 23, 2012
    I don't know that I'd call the display "average". It's a very, very good LCD display.
  10. Knowlege Bomb macrumors 603

    Knowlege Bomb

    Feb 14, 2008
    Madison, WI
    And if you're lucky, a second notch! But no worries there - you can just go into settings and disable the main one and hope the second one goes away.

    Oh wait...
  11. AppleHaterLover thread starter macrumors 68000

    Jun 15, 2018
    Well it's certainly "lacking" in the pixel density department, and the rest of the specs are what you'd expect for the price point - which makes it "average" for me.

    Nevertheless I think this "average" display will make this thing have infinite battery life.
  12. dazz87 macrumors 65816


    Sep 24, 2007
    of course it has a great battery life......Look at the resolution that it needs to support..... :rolleyes:
  13. chanerz macrumors 65816

    Jul 7, 2010
  14. Jimmy James macrumors 601

    Jimmy James

    Oct 26, 2008
    My problem with Android phones is that it’s a data collection ad platform. If they’re monetizing me and my usage they should be giving the hardware away for free or massively discounted. The privacy loss cost is too high.
  15. ssl0408 macrumors 65816

    Sep 22, 2013
    New York
    Does the Pixel run iOS? I don’t think so.
  16. kdoug macrumors 6502a


    Jun 2, 2010
    Iowa City, IA USA
    At least your kids won't be developing headaches and eye strain. Good call.
  17. lyutin macrumors regular

    Sep 14, 2012
    Brooklyn, NY
    Go big or go home..
    I came from 7 plus that I had for 2 years, it was a nice phone. It was also apples premium phone, I upgraded to the max because I felt xs screen was a bit too narrow and it made it smaller than I wanted. 6.2 would of been a perfect size. With that said, even though I admire the Xr size, I think the phone has few shortcoming that people coming from 6-8 plus will surely miss. Resolution is pretty important even if you don’t utilize it for media consumption. At the end I think with Apple you get what you pay for.
  18. nutmac macrumors 601

    Mar 30, 2004
    True for the screen, but at the same time, the screen is smaller. And while OLED looks great, Samsung OLED on Pixel 3 is known for being fragile if dropped from a small distance (pink line issue) and some people suffer from PWM side effects. And I speak as someone who has iPhone XS and LG OLED TV.

    Also, if you want to get technical, the phone is slower, scratches easily, rattles when playing loud sound, costs $50 more ($100 more if you want 128 GB), and lacks dual SIM.
  19. Garemlin Suspended


    Oct 13, 2018
    Yeah but with a laundry list of other issues. I gave the Pixel 2 XL a shot. Just sold yesterday and picking up an XR tomorrow. I think my girlfriend's following. She's not impressed with her Pixel 2.
  20. bigjnyc macrumors 603


    Apr 10, 2008
    But is a better screen worth settling for a crappier OS?

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