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


JPack

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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.
 

Hieveryone

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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???
 

Relentless Power

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Seems more expensive than the XR
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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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.
Well you should because it's $250 more for not $250 in value.
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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.
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.
 

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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!
 
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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It’s nice to know that my iPhone X isn’t really outdated in that sense.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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Every iPhone Apple makes is ‘Premium’
Replace “iPhone” with “thing”, and that sums it up.
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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.
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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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.
X has same amount of ram as Xr, 3gb..
 

Ralfi

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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.
 

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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.
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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