iPhone XR To anyone doubting the iPhone XR

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by Davidhedge, Oct 31, 2018.

  1. Davidhedge macrumors member

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    I know their might be threads on this but I just wanted to have people from my stand point kind of get an idea. I went to a local bestbuy to check this display out that everyone was freaking out about (including me to be 100% honest) I was generally pissed that the iPhone XR was sporting a 828p screen with 326 ppi. All I have to say is WOW! That screen is beautiful just simply beautiful. I’ve had the iPhone X for almost a year now and I’ve had every iPhone since the 4. When people say if your happy with the screen from the 6,7,8 is simply not true. This display is much nicer then say iPhone 8. To me the size is also almost perfect. Bezels are slightly chunkier then x or XS but that kind of just gets easily ignored. I can comfortably say if anything happens to my X I’m deff going to jump to the XR. Hope this helps some people on the fence about what iPhone to get. One more side not about ppi. The 10.5 iPad Pro I believe is 264 ppi and it’s still sharper then a iPhone 8 at 326 ppi, just some food for thought.
     
  2. dumastudetto macrumors 68040

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    It's the second best smartphone on the market, but the XS is better in every way and hardly costs much more.
    My advice is always go for the XS even if you have to take on some debt.
     
  3. appleuserfan macrumors member

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    Not every way: battery life is way longer on the XR
     
  4. OTACORB, Oct 31, 2018
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    Actually only in a couple of ways, because otherwise they are the same. (screen, telephoto lens) Price isn't almost the same at all and in those couple of ways it maybe a tad bit better.. isn't worth that extra money to a lot of us. The good news is we each get to pick what works best for us and what we are willing to pay for. :)
     
  5. petsk macrumors 6502

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    XR is cheaper to buy and repair, bigger screen with same amount of content as the Max, 128GB option, better battery, color options, a lot better low light portrait photos, seems to hold falls better.

    The only real downside is the screen, Oled is just nicer to look at and text is sharper.
     
  6. Broadus macrumors 6502a

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    I am very pleased with this phone. I was concerned by all the spec comparing, so much so that I was starting to look at Androids. The Apple ecosystem made me give the XR a try, and I’m glad I did. It’s a very good phone.
     
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  9. bigpoppamac31 macrumors 68020

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    I looked at the XR and XS side by side and it was not a night and day difference. To me text was just as good on the XR as the XS. Overall clarity was great on the XR for reading and pictures and video were vibrant and lively. I just found that the XR was still a bit too big for me to hold in the hand. Definitely not a one handed phone for me. But given the price of the new iPhones I may just stick with my 6S for another year.
     
  10. Relentless Power macrumors Penryn

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    I’m an XS Max owner, but I can’t say I agree with you that you’re saying that it ‘Hardly costs much more’ from the XR to the XS, because it’s a _$250 difference_, and I think the average consumer would rather save that money when they see a similar form factor, Face ID and share similar internals with the XR.
     
  11. Otflyer macrumors 6502a

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    It’s more than $250 savings. You save $50 if you add AppleCare plus the additional taxes.
     
  12. PBz macrumors 68020

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    I have the XS.

    The OLED XS screen isn’t a hands-down winner. The color-shift on the OLED is significant. Screen can be 3 colors from in-hand to flat on a table. I’ve spent no less than an hour intensely comparing the screens of the XR & XS. The XR screen is very, very good.

    Both are great and both have their pitfalls. Text density/PPI is not an issue with the XR. I have good vision and text looks great in both.
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    I can afford any of them. I’m likely picking up an XR to test against my XS. I just kind of feel guilty buying to test/return. If I like it I would return the XR & XS & get XR on AUP.
     
  13. Scratch4 macrumors newbie

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    I love my XS Max, but my wife's XR is very easy on the eyes and pleasant to look at. Very natural.
     
  14. PBz macrumors 68020

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    IMO, True Tone works much better on the XR. It is less aggressive than the XS. I don’t know if she has it enabled but it’s really nice on the XR.
     
  15. cardfan macrumors 68000

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    It’s just one of those things. I could get my wife and kids XR’s and they’d be ecstatic. I’m the only one that geeks out on screens or specs. They’re oblivious. FWIW I see apple doing something a bit more extra in the future to drive XS or later models sales.

    250-450 is quite the difference for screen types. It’ll be interesting to see what they do.
     
  16. Harthag macrumors 6502a

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    Pick your poison re: this. The XS has color shift at an angle and the XR gets dim and even dark at an angle. I agree though, the XR screen is generally very very good. Mine sucked and I didn’t bother exchanging, just returned it.
     
  17. white4s macrumors 68000

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    Dumbest statement ever. Go into debt over a phone that's actually not THAT much better? And people wonder why they're broke
     
  18. jagolden macrumors 6502a

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    Not the dumbest statement ever, but a little arrogant. The XS/XS Max have definite advantages, especially in the camera. The XR photos don’t come close in comparison as shown by MR own test (even though MR thinks they are - can we say need glasses?), the portrait on the XR is a bad joke comparered to the capabilities of the XS/XS Max.
    As to battery life, if someone can’t take their phone through the day on a single charge they’re spending too much time on it. I charge my Max every 1.5 days and I use it constantly -browsing, music, reading, directions, etc.
    And if I read one more time about this so-called color shift complaint, I’ll vomit!

    Go into debt? Buy what you can afford but don’t pull down others who do have the means to spend higher.

    Instead of trying to justify what/why they bought, people should just enjoy it no matter what model it is.
     
  19. UnifiedMelody macrumors regular

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    I wouldnt base my buying decisions based on repair costs lol that would mean so much scratching heads.

    Put a legit case on (tech21 pureclear or evo check or otterbox traction series) which is 50-60$ here and a 10$ tempered glass protector. And take well care of the phone. Even though it had ip68 protection i wouldnt delibrately dunk my xs max in water god knows it takes just one oops... and thats it. Its nice i can get caught in rain and it’ll survive etcetc.
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    This is what i tell people. Stop living in regret and just get it & enjoy. Obviously dont toss all ur life savings into that one phone duh... weigh out the options. Living in regret just makes u feel worse and pissed overall and is not conducive to living a positive and healthy life and doesn’t tackle the core issue...
     
  20. Scratch4 macrumors newbie

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    She does, and it's nice.
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    I'm with you. And I wouldn't be able to stand those bezels on the XR
     
  21. Sugadaddy macrumors regular

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    Yeah, go into debt for a cell phone. It's more important than food or shelter!

    Worst advice ever.
     
  22. Broadus, Nov 1, 2018
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    I won't go into a general psychological of buying phones and well being. :) I could "afford" any of this year's offerings, but I couldn't justify all of them for me. I somewhat reluctantly conceded to "what can I justify?" and ordered the XR, receiving it this past Monday. I set it up with some concern, played around with it a little, finally decided to activate it and give it a several-day go, put the glass screen protector and case on it, noted the larger size and heavier weight than my 6s, and felt buyer's remorse building.

    The next day I used it and started getting comfortable with it. By Tuesday evening the buyer's remorse and thinking about alternatives (X or XS) finally abated. By Wednesday evening I was comparing phones with my friend's Note 8 and listening to him praise the XR screen. By then I had satisfied my concerns about the XR.

    For me, I'm afraid that had I spent more than I wanted in order to buy the XS or especially the Max and then checked out the XR (I'm not close to a store), I would have been annoyed at having spent that much more money. This is a good purchase, one that I doubtlessly will use for at least three years.
     
  23. jagolden macrumors 6502a

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    It’s not about going into debt. It’s about buying what you can afford and has the capabilities you want. Whatever you choose, be happy with it. Whatever others choose, be happy for them.
     
  24. thund3rcat macrumors newbie

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    Got excited over this until I saw it next to the XS Max. Now my wife and I no longer want it. We're just going to keep our current iphone a little longer.
     
  25. Shanghaichica macrumors G4

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    I haven’t seen the Xr but I’m sure it looks fine.

    However the resolution on the iPad Pro is much higher than that on the iPhone 8.

    I personally don’t care about the ppi on the Xr only the resolution.
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    I haven’t seen the Xr but I’m sure it looks fine.

    However the resolution on the iPad Pro is much higher than that on the iPhone 8.

    I personally don’t care about the ppi on the Xr only the resolution.
     

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