iPhone XR Is the iPhone X considered a more premium phone than the iPhone XR since it STILL costs more to buy?

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    Besides the screen,the Xr is the better phone.
     
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    Did you mean besides the:
    screen
    lack of 3D Touch
    No telephoto lens
    bigger bezels
    wider
    heavier
    Aluminum instead of Stainless

    ...the XR is the better phone?

    Ummm, no.
     
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    More than likely, but who actually cares? There is nothing about the xr which makes it feel like a budget phone, imo.
     
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    It's priced that way so when Black Friday comes, consumers will think they're getting a big discount.

    The vast majority of informed consumers will pick XR over the X for the larger display, faster processor, better camera and battery life.
     
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    Who worries whether one iPhone is ‘more premium’ than another iPhone? An iPhone is an iPhone and that’s all most people see in my experience.
     
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    I’ve tried the XR and it’s one heck of a phone. It’s very nice.

    The X costs more STILL despite being older.

    Why???
     
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    One question: How much does a new iPhone X cost if you buy it from Apple?
     
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    More expensive to make. OLED screen with 3D Touch, stainless steel, telephoto lens. Mainly the OLED screen.
     
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    And that would make a X or XS a Luxury phone. The XR is nice, do not get me wrong, but I much prefer my X over it.
     
  14. Relentless Power, Nov 12, 2018
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    Your thread title:

    Is the iPhone X considered a more premium phone than the iPhone XR”

    Every iPhone Apple makes is ‘Premium’, nothing they make is anything less of that caliber. They are the one tech company that prides themself In all their hardware products.


     
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    Not many care about 3d touch and the rest what ur pointing.
     
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    Well you should because it's $250 more for not $250 in value.
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    Sure,if those items are worth $250 to you. Not me because like many here,I don't need all of those of those items. Or like many,I don't upgrade every year for incremental updates.
     
  17. nordique macrumors 65816

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    I think it's considered more premium because of the build quality (steel vs aluminum, OLED vs LCD) more so than the price

    locally, used iPhone X models sell for less than XR!
     
  18. Hieveryone thread starter macrumors 68040

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    Thanks. So basically some people think it’s bc Of build? Like OLED and stainless steel?

    I was just curious.

    It’s nice to know that my iPhone X isn’t really outdated in that sense. Compared to the iPhone XS it is the older model, but compared to the XR it still has some things that some would consider more premium such as the OLED Super high res screen.

    Of course RAM and processor aren’t there but hey some things here, some things there.
     
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    Replace “iPhone” with “thing”, and that sums it up.
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    It’s not sold by Apple, so retailers are selling at the price the market will bear without regards to Apple’s pricing strategy. You are asking the wrong question, of the wrong audience, to make the wrong point.
     
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    X has same amount of ram as Xr, 3gb..
     
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    According to who? Source?
     
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    The XR seems to be impressing many a reviewer/owner. The X however is, overall, the more premium device imo.

    Nothing about the X is slow, a year after release. So it has the performance, as well as the more significant hardware (OLED) & software (3D Touch) benefits that I rate highly.

    It's also the first of these Face ID iPhones, which adds a bit of sentimental value to it. I'll never sell it myself.
     
  23. C DM, Nov 13, 2018
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    All that really matters is what matters to you and if your device satisfies that. (Of course, if what matters is essentially what other people think of it, then that's a bit of a circular type of issue.)
     

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