The Apple iPhone XR is one of the most affordable of the 2018 production of the iPhone series. Three iPhones were launched at the same time in October 26, 2018 and they are the Iphone XS and Iphone XS MAX and out of the three, the iPhone XR is rated the cheapest and most affordable of the three.
Although, there are some things that are missed in this device and they are the second camera sensor as the smartphone now comes with just one camera at the back, lower display quality and there is no more 3D touch on the smartphone.
The iPhone XR smartphone runs on the latest iOS 12 out of the box operating system with 6.1-inch, IPS LCD capacitive touchscreen, 828 x 1792 pixels (326 ppi). This new smartphone was launched in September 2018 and it comes with a lot of amazing features some of which are the; single rear camera, storage RAM and a switch from to LCD.
The smartphone is IP67 certified that is, the iPhone XR device can stay in water for up to 1 metre for 30mins without getting spoilt and it would still work perfectly. The Iphone XR has an all-screen design in front with a notch which contains features such as the Face ID, the selfie shooter and other vital sensors at the top and it has a body that is made of glass to enable wireless charging.
At the rear of the smartphone it is protected by an aluminum glass, there is also a strong protective glass that is hard to penetrate at the front. The device is water resistant and dust proof. The device is available in various colors of coral, white, blue, black, yellow and red to suit your taste and choice.
Apple iPhone XR Price in Nigeria
iPhone XR price in Nigeria starts at about 233,000 Naira, making it the most affordable iPhone still in production. Pre-order for the iPhone XR began October 19, 2018. The 64GB memory storage variant of the smartphone costs about 271,000 Naira, while the 128GB storage model cost 290,000 Naira and the 256GB storage model cost for 325,000 Naira.
iPhone XR price in Nigeria can change due to the location, phone deals and memory storage of the device. The smartphone is available for purchase at leading online and offline phone stores in Nigeria.
Apple iPhone XR Key Features
- 1-inch, IPS LCD capacitive touchscreen, 828 x 1792 pixels (326 ppi)
- iOS 12
- Dimension: 150.9 x 75.7 x 8.3 mm
- Octa-core Apple Bionic 12 CPU with 3GB RAM
- 64GB/128GB/256GB built-in storage, no support for expansion
- 12MP rear camera and a 7MP front camera
- 4G LTE
- Face IDWeight: 194g
- IP68 water and dust proof
- Non removable Li-ion battery
- Colours: Black, Red, Yellow, Blue, Coral
Apple iPhone XR Reviews
Design and Display
The iPhone XR smartphone is built with a metallic frame with surrounding bezels with a notch at the top and it comes with the display size of 6.1-inch and a resolution of 828 x 1792 pixels. There is no 3D Touch display but there is a True-tone display on the smartphone.6.1-inch Liquid Retina LCD Display.
However, the bezels around the screen are a bit thicker and also, it is water resistant and dust proof and it is IP67 certified. This means that the iPhone XR can stay in water up to 1 metre for 30mins without getting spoilt. The smartphone is also covered by a scratch resistant glass with oleophobic coating to prevent smudges.
One of the major difference in the device can be noticed in the change from OLED to LED to cut cost and a further reduction in resolution too. For the stereo sounds, the Iphone XR has two good speakers; one at the top and the other at the bottom which produces good audio sounds.
The smartphone has the Face ID technology including the Dot Projector and Infrared Camera are all present. The device has three types of in built memory storage of 64GB, 128GB and 256GB storage, it also has no support for expansion as the device does not support an external memory card. The iPhone XR smartphone are available in various color options which includes; coral, white, blue, black, yellow and RED finishes.
Although, nothing is been mentioned about the battery capacity of this smartphone, but you should expect to use the device for up to a day without charge. In addition, you still get to enjoy the fast charge technology and also Qi wireless charging which the device supports.
The iPhone XR camera has features like the Smart HDR, depth control and also bokeh effect. The front facing selfie camera comes with it’s 7-megapixel Truedepth camera with f/2.2 aperture. The rear camera comes with the single f/1.8 aperture 12MP camera and a new sensor that can offer deeper pixels, improved low-light performance and better image quality.
Performance and Connectivity
The iPhone XR smartphone is powered by the flagship Bionic A12 processor and this new processor will not only offer better gaming experience but also improve video editing, photography experience and increased battery life. The new A12 bionic chip also helps the Iphone XR run smoothly with less phone bugging.
For the RAM size, there are available options of 64GB, 128GB and 256GB storage space alternative but, without the option of an extended memory space as the device does not support an external memory card. The smartphone runs on the latest iOS 12 which has better UI and offers easy navigation.
Other amazing features of this device includes; the Apple Pay, Siri assistant and AI optimization. The smartphone does not feature dual camera this time as with it’s other predecessors, however it’s the same 12-megapixel single wide-angle camera that has been included in the latest iPhone Xs.
According to Apple’s announcement, this new smartphone comes with a bigger and better battery life that is able to last up to an hour and a half more than the iPhone 8 Plus. The smartphone is also splash and water resistant because of the rating of IP67. Other notable features include: digital eSIM, dual SIM support, iOS 12, improved stereo speakers and Face ID, Bluetooth.
Apple iPhone XR Specifications
Here are a few specs of the iPhone XR:
- Platform: iOS 12
- Processor: Octa-core Apple Bionic 12 Neural engine
- GPU: Apple GPU
- Memory: 4GB RAM
- Colours: Black, Red, Yellow, Blue, Coral
- Dimension: 150.9 x 75.7 x 8.3 mm
- Weight: 194g
- SIM Type: Nano SIM
- SIM Count: Dual SIM
- Display: 6.1-inch, IPS LCD capacitive touchscreen, 828 x 1792 pixels (326 ppi)
- Screen Protection: –
- Rear Camera: 12MP camera, 2160p@24/30/60fps,1080p@30/60/120/240fps
- Rear Camera Features: Autofocus, LED flash, Geo-tagging, touch focus, face detection, OIS, PDAF, Quad-LED dual-tone flash, HDR (photo/panorama)
- Front Camera: 7MP camera, 1080p Video@60fps
- Built-in Storage: 64GB / 128GB / 256GB
- Memory Card Support: –
- Bundled Cloud Storage: –
- 2G GSM: Yes
- 2G CDMA 1X: –
- 3G WCDMA: Yes
- 3G CDMA EVDO: –
- 4G LTE: LTE band 1(2100), 2(1900), 3(1800), 4(1700/2100), 5(850), 7(2600), 8(900), 12(700), 13(700), 14(700), 17(700), 18(800), 19(800), 20(800), 25(1900), 26(850), 29(700), 30(2300), 32(1500), 34(2000), 38(2600), 39(1900), 40(2300), 41(2500), 66(1700/2100), 71(600)
Internet & Connectivity
- GPRS: Yes
- EDGE: Yes
- 3G/WCDMA/HSPA: Yes
- HSPA+: 42.2/5.76Mbps
- CDMA EVDO: Yes
- 4G LTE: LTE-A (4CA) Cat 16 1024/150Mbps, EV-DO Rev.A 3.1Mbps
- WLAN: Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, dual band, Wi-Fi Direct, DLNA
- Wi-Fi Hotspot: Yes
- Bluetooth: Yes, v5.0 with A2DP, LE, aptX HD
- NFC: Yes
- Infrared Blaster: –
- USB Port: USB 2.0 reversible connector
- SMS/MMS: Yes
- Instant Messaging: Yes
- Push Emails: Yes
- Email Protocol: –
- Music Player: MP4/DviX/XviD/H.265 player
- Video Player: MP4/DviX/XviD/H.265 player
- FM Radio: Yes
- Loudspeaker: Yes
- 3.5mm Jack: –
- Navigation: Yes, with A-GPS, GLONASS, BDS, QZSS
- Maps: Yes
Sensors & Control
- Digital Compass: Yes
- Accelerometer: Yes
- Proximity Sensor: Yes
- Light Sensor: Yes
- Barometer: Yes
- SpO2: –
- Pedometer: –
- Heart Rate Monitor: –
- Gyroscope: Yes
- Fingerprint Scanner: Yes, (rear)
- Iris Scanner: –
- Face Unlock: Yes
- Intelligent Digital Assistant: Yes
- Motion Sensing / Gesture Control: –
- Voice Control: –
- Video Streaming: Yes
- Active Noise Cancellation: Yes
- Wireless Charging: Yes
- Built-in Mobile Payment: Yes
- Water Resistant: Yes
- Dust Resistant: Yes
- Image Editor: Yes
- Video Editor: Yes
- Document Viewer: Yes
- Document Editor: Yes
- Battery: non removable Li-Ion battery
- Talktime: –
- Standby Time: –
- Fast Charging: Yes