Long time member and usually a daily reader of macrumors and the forums. Just felt the urge to chime into the XR discussions to report that the phone is amazing. I have had all iPhones except for the 7+, 8+, and X, so my opinions don’t include those screens as references. Ordered the blue XR 128 gig, but upon receipt I noticed it was just too light blue for my taste. So I exchanged it at the store for the Product Red version. The white is interesting, the black is normal black, the yellow is better in person, and the coral is as well. The red and black mix is the best IMHO. Will be a popular choice of the non black/white colors I believe. Initial thoughts: Great build quality, weight What a screen, vibrant and beautiful So easy to use (OS with no button) A little big in the hand and pocket No available case at launch which is odd to me Red color is awesome and glad to see on launch day Don’t notice the bezels at all A couple of misses with the Face ID unlock process All in all this is a really fun gift for myself For your average guy, which I am in many respects, this phone is just awesome. It’s everything I need or want in an iPhone, and for $450 less - which I think is just amazing right there. Middle storage tier is necessary for my memory needs, so it’s 256 gig XSM vs 128 gig XR, which is a difference of $450 by my math. One could have this phone AND the new Apple watch for the same price as the 256 gig XSM.