iPhone XR Interesting iPhone XR Rewiew from The Verge

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  1. macdaddy1991 macrumors regular

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    A lot of reviews just popped up. I think the verge nailed this though. It’s a great phone and most people will be happy with it. For me though the xs max screen is worth the premium. It’s a very close call though however. This will probably be the phone I recommend to everyone
     
  2. PeteS1963 thread starter macrumors 6502

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    I thought it was a balanced review. Interesting comments about the quality of the display too. But really need to see it in person to decide. Although I have a feeling more people (especially those that frequent MacRumors) will moan more about the bezels.
     
  3. Nitefly macrumors newbie

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    Good review although I think this review omits considering the storage issue. It’s £100 more expensive to increase the base storage on XR. So really, for anyone who thinks 64GB isn’t enough, the pretty screen on the XS costs £350 more, not £250 more.
     
  4. macdaddy1991 macrumors regular

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    For me it’s more the black levels and contrast OLED offers. Although I thinks it’s one of those things that until you experience it you can live without it as you don’t know any better. Kinda like 120hz+ displays. Most people getting this will be upgrading from 6s/7 or maybe even older. This display will be just as good if not better than those ones.
     
  5. mrvirginia macrumors regular

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    This right here. If you need 128GB and decide the XR isn't good enough for you, you have to jump to 256GB in an XS which is indeed $350 more...

    On top of that, what if the XS is just too small? Now you're jumping up to an XS Max 256GB and that's $450 more lol

    I hope it's good enough but I have this feeling I'm gonna be getting an OLED model
     
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    Longer than any other iPhone.
     
  8. nyjoe84 macrumors member

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    more than the xs max?
     
  9. tromboneaholic Suspended

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    Yep.
     
  10. blwade macrumors 6502a

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    As I’m typing this on my XS Max, I’m not gonna lie - there may be a bit of buyers remorse over that extra $450 it cost me based on these reviews. I think the shocking thing is the reviews on just how well the single camera does (especially with portrait mode on the back camera).

    I’m gonna have to start asking myself if I really just want the Max to have the “best” product!
     
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  12. Adelphos33 macrumors 6502a

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    Honestly the 128G XR at $799 seems pretty clearly a better buy than the 256G Max at $1249. I’m gonna keep enjoying my phone but I get the gut feeling I didn’t make the smartest purchase
     
  13. blwade macrumors 6502a

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    Yeah, at this point, I’m committed to the Max and feel the same way.. it’s an awesome phone!

    But I’m a few years, if they continue this trend, I might not make the same choice.
     
  14. Ebok Suspended

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    But for $600-700 we used to get the premium display, the premium phones but now people gotta pay $300 more for a better display? Not a great way to justify it whatsoever.
     
  15. tromboneaholic Suspended

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    The XR display is brighter than those were, similar ppi, and edge-to-edge.
    The XS display is completely different, and the price difference is also due to materials and an additional camera.
     
  16. rockitdog macrumors 68020

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    I've been bugged by the storage amounts as well. The iPhone 7 that is now two generations old at least came with 128GB for the same price (not to mention the same screen PPI!)
     
  17. Hernan4651 macrumors member

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    I think if you plan on buying an Xr and you own X or Xs , wait until friday and test it side to side. The gsmarena review talks about the big bezels, screen and colors( frame != back)
     
  18. PBz macrumors 68020

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    I have brought this up before. The dual-lens system with Apple has some drawbacks in that it uses data from both lenses when it isn’t really necessary.. or helpful. Apple should let people isolate the WA lens in-use. Yes, I know there are apps that do but from my experience I always go back to the processing of ‘stock’ Apple photos as they outperform most of the images from other apps. Yes, I also often edit in LR. Apple seems to provide the best ‘base’ image IMO.
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    I know.. I know.. may actually be what sends me back to upgrading to the XS.
     
  19. tromboneaholic Suspended

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    It's only portrait mode where this is an issue on the XS. Soltion: don't use portrait mode in low light.

    You can use the wide angle lens to shoot in low light on the XS.
     
  20. DNichter macrumors G3

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    It's solid lower cost option, just like everyone expected.
     
  21. PBz macrumors 68020

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    Not true. Any image taken with the XS/XSM or any of the Apple phones with dual-lens will combine data from both lenses.
     
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    1) So the display is actually worse that prior Apple LCDs?

    2) So "black" is actually just the same space gray as the 8/X/Xs? That ain't no 4S black on that phone based on the images in the article.
     
  23. Mackinjosh Suspended

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    Great review. CNET put their review up too on Youtube and said this is the best iPhone in years and is the one they recommend buyers to purchase.
     
  24. tromboneaholic Suspended

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    I think you misread something. This only applies to portrait mode. It has to do with depth sensing.

    Both lenses have a different field of view, so the image data cannot be combined. In addition to having a different field of view, a wide angle lens and a telephoto lens also have different perspectives (closer objects appear larger in relation to the background on the wide angle lens).

    This is why XR can only shoot portrait mode when it detects a face, because it cannot uses 2 lenses for depth sensing.
     

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