iPhone XR XR plus a case - now too big

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

  1. raythepa macrumors member

    Feb 5, 2006
    I know there are "no case" purist out there but for the rest of us I'm wondering if you thought the XR was borderline too big only got worse when you added a case. Even if it was the slimmest of cases!
  2. gurase macrumors 6502

    Oct 12, 2015
    I am coming from a 6S+ which had a case, so it’s not too big for me. A pop socket helps too.
  3. UnifiedMelody macrumors regular


    Nov 17, 2017
    I rather protect the damn phone than go caseless and pay more via applecare personally. the case serves as a super cheap applecare to me at 12-36$... with the XR its' by no means a 1 handed device so case or no case, makes no difference.
  4. Ketsjap macrumors member


    Jan 5, 2007
    I just bought the Spigen Liquid Crystal Clear case. Granted, it adds a little bit of bulk, but not tremendously. It’s clear so you can see the heavenly blue color of the XR, and it feels protected.

    I’d rather add some millimeters of bulk than see my expensive phone shattered.
  5. Mojopin macrumors regular


    Apr 7, 2011
    I had the XR for a few days coming from an X. I had mentioned in other threads that the tricky part of weight/size changes with cases and glass screen protectors. So the first thought when you try some of these bigger phones in store is "oh this is not that heavy". I had gotten a Max and then an XR and I felt both, after they had cases and protectors on, were a bit too big for me. I have had + phones before but I believe these two phones are the heaviest of all iPhones since they went to glass backs for wireless charging.

    Over extended periods of time I def got pinky fatigue on them and it bothered me. I use minimalist cases as well and it still annoyed me enough to go back to the X (plus the screen on my X was superior and speed was negligible). Sometimes it can even be the actual case you choose and how the bottom of it sits on your fingers. So personally, even having used + phones, I still found both those models too heavy.

    I also felt this odd conundrum with the colors. I had picked a blue as it felt boring to go with black again. But, I cannot deal with the greasiness/fingerprints and non-matte feel of clear cases. So, I felt it was pointless to get this nice colored phone and put it in say a black matte case that didn't match it and hid the color. Maybe Apple or a third party will release cases that are exactly color matched.
  6. PBandJon macrumors newbie

    Jun 27, 2018
    I understand what you mean - I like the XR naked and any case DOES at bulk. However, I found a silicone-type case that greatly improves "handling" in one hand since it's grippy, so I actually prefer it WITH the case now.
  7. Rick America macrumors member

    Sep 1, 2007
    What case did you choose?
  8. DaveyVigs macrumors regular


    Sep 28, 2016
    Am I the only one that can use the XR one handed? I used the 6+ and 7+ one handed as well and typing one handed is easier on the XR than those two were.

    But that being said I do have a clear case on it giving it a better grip to hold that way too for what it’s worth.
  9. AlexJoda macrumors 6502a


    Apr 8, 2015
    After checking the Spigen clear case I found the XR too big, ugly and it felt awful in the hand with this smearing plastic. After that I decided to use a second glass protector for the back and a bumper (thin aluminum with PTU inside). That felt and looked much better plus it is much smaller and lighter than before....
  10. cub4bearin macrumors regular

    Mar 20, 2009
    Can you share the details on the rear tempered glass brand and the bumper? Greatly appreciate. Thank you.
  11. scotsmandc macrumors regular

    Sep 26, 2015
    I use cases similarly to the ones like totallee but the cheap eBay versions which to me are the same but for a fraction of the price.
  12. karmatourer macrumors 65816


    Oct 18, 2011
    In my house
    Me too. It's taller and narrower with Otterbox Defender which no longer has screen protection.
  13. AlexJoda macrumors 6502a


    Apr 8, 2015
    Sure. The bumper is from Ranvoo (https://ranvoo.com/product/iphone-xr-hard-slim-thin-metal-bumper-case-with-soft-tpu-frame/), the same is also available from ESR (but not in black or red, fitting the Xr). The rear glass cover is from kolpop, but I could not suggest it because it covers a microphone and did not fit very well on the sides.
  14. Sarngate macrumors regular

    May 15, 2010
    I’m not sure your argument stacks up. The XR is 194 grams which is only a few grams heavier than the 7 plus and 6S plus, both of which are larger in footprint than the XR.
  15. white4s macrumors 68000

    Nov 15, 2011
    New Jersey
  16. Mojopin macrumors regular


    Apr 7, 2011
    it's possible my arthritis has made me less tolerable of all heavier phones and I long for the SE
  17. WhiteWhaleHolyGrail macrumors 6502a


    Nov 14, 2016
    Reality really seems to be kicking in now for XR owners. You must have known the phone was big to start with and that a case would only make it bigger? I always think the XR looks like it's permanently in a case due to the bezels.

    What do I know though, I'm just a decadent XS owner
  18. doboy macrumors 68020

    Jul 6, 2007
    Nope, not that big compared to my plus phone.
  19. PeteS1963, Nov 2, 2018
    Last edited: Nov 2, 2018

    PeteS1963 macrumors 6502

    Sep 19, 2014
    Every since the iPhone 5 this too big issue seems to come up. I had an iPhone 7 Plus. With a Mujjo leather case (it’s very similar to Apples leather cases) the XR is still smaller. In fact I kind of wish it was a little bigger.
  20. DaveyVigs macrumors regular


    Sep 28, 2016

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