What will the iPhone XR convince the buyer to be suitable for him?
Speed and flexibility of action
September applauds apples as their new mobile chip Bionic A12, specially developed to control the iPhones of this year, one of the fastest, if not the fastest smartphone processor ever, was not unfounded.
iPhone XR, in which, as in the more expensive Xs and Xs Max contenders, the Bionic A12 processor literally flies. There is virtually no application shutdown, camera and settings, switching between Wi-Fi and LTE connections is done in seconds and video storage, even at the best quality (4K at 60 frames per second) is instant and the camera is ready to continue to record.
Part of the honor for speed is certainly in the possession of the proverbially excellent optimized iOS 12 operating system, which works just as smoothly as on the iPhone XR, but at the moment also works on older devices.
We were convinced by comparing the iPhona XR with borrowed money iPhon 7 Plus from 2016.
Although it only has one lens, the camera is exceptional in almost every respect.
To do this, we already knew after reading the first tests of iPhona Xs and praising its camera, since the iPhone XR, with the exception of an extra lens designed for optical zoom, is almost the same as the camera.
The subject of focusing and photographing is incredibly fast and gives the way, with the exception of one of the disadvantages we will touch later, is very good.
Yet it is not as good as taking pictures of night work girls in rival Huawei P20 Pro competitors, but still excellent:
Below the line, the overall quality of the photos is excellent, and this is partly provided by the iPhone, using the system function that Apple says Smart HDR. This ensures that certain colors (for example the blue of the sky) are not too visible and that the motifs in the foreground are always brightly lit and the shadows are realistic.
Smart HDR works by instructing iPhones to create three photos with different color parameters after pressing the trigger and to merge them into a single one.
See sample photo & # 39; s made with your iPhone XR:
The iPhone XR also offers everything the user needs and what he can currently get in the mobile phone market. It can include in resolution 4K with up to 60 frames per secondwhile 1080p can make slow shots. There are no new video options in the field of video recordings Huawei Mate 20 Pro, which will be one of the biggest price competitors of the iPhona XR.
The "normal" LCD screen is better than expected.
One of the main differences between iPhone XR and iPhones Xs and Xs Max is the screen. The more expensive models have one that illuminates the image with the help of technology OLED, while the iPhone XR now has a classic screen LCD. At the same time, the resolution and therefore the sharpness of the image on the iPhones Xs and Xs Max are higher than those of the iPhone XR.
It is true that the iPhonov XS and Xs Max screens can display better colors and better contrasts and are brighter than the screen on the iPhone XR, but the difference is not so much that a user who is torn when buying the one or the other can weigh the tab on the scale.
Apple almost certainly has one of the best LCDs built into the iPhone XR, which is currently available. If we place it on the side of the OLED screen, in our case the Samsung Galaxy S8, and at the same time set the maximum possible brightness and open the same application, the average user will find it very difficult to notice the difference.
Who could even think that the image on the XR-iPhone looks better? That would be a merit True Tone, which adjusts the color temperature on the screen based on the availability of ambient light. When it is darker in the room, the image on the screen of the iPhone XR will be "warmer".
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Very good battery life
The iPhone XR was first filled for the first time on Friday, October 26, evening and then we have the connection until Monday October 29th & # 39; only re-established in the morning with the remaining 18 percent of the charging cable.
The time to use a smartphone was split in the above example between the Safari web browser, the Instagram social network, the YouTube app and the use of the camera. In the next few days, when the iPhone was picked up more "hard" and softened more often by the hands, the battery still came out and allowed us to about a day and a half what intensive use before the top chart was red again.
The performance of the iPhona XR battery (2,942 milliamp hours) falls between the Xs and Xs Max models, but has a longer life than both. The great merit for this is probably the above screen – fewer pixels and a lower resolution also mean lower power consumption.
Good sound quality
The sound when playing music and watching videos or movies can be very loud, but at the same time still relatively pure, that means no distortion and well emphasized bass. In this area, the iPhone XR deserves a clean five because it is better than most of its contemporaries.
A more colorful offer than for more expensive contemporaries
This item is purely cosmetic and in no way affects our final opinion on the usability of a smartphone, but for some customers it is important that they have more options when choosing an outer iPhone. iPhone XS and Xs Max give them three and iPhone XR for as many as six.
Price (first time)
When it comes to iPhones, the price has been a particularly controversial topic lately. iPhone XR is the cheapest member of the new iPhones family, but with a 256 GB gigabyte of data storage it costs only 40 euros less than comparable performance iPhone 7 Plus, in 2016 the best and most expensive iPhone.
Compared to more expensive brothers, i.e. iPhon Xs and The iPhone Xs Max, which has broken Apple's price list this yearThe iPhone XR is now quite favorable. In Telekom Slovenije the entry model, ie the version with 64 gigabytes of storage space, is sold non-binding 899 euros. The first models of iPhone XS and iPhone Xs Max are more expensive for 300 and more than 400 euros.
Such differences in Apple's price with the Xs and Xs Max models simply can not be justified. Smartphones are not only an average, but also a demanding user who wants a very powerful and versatile smartphone that is too similar to a buyer who wants a new iPhone, but also looks at the price, instead of XR, Xs or Xs decided Max.
Technical characteristics of the iPhone XR smartphone
Dimensions and weight: 150.9 x 75.7 x 8.3 mm, 194 grams
display: diagonal 6.1 inches (15.5 centimeters), IPS LCD technology, resolution of 828 x 1,792 pixels
Processor: six-handed Apple A12 Bionic
Random access memory: 3 gigabytes
Storage area: 64, 128 or 256 gigabytes
Operating system: iOS 12, possible upgrade to iOS 12.1
SIM card and memory card: nanoSIM and e-SIM do not support memory cards
battery: capacity of 2,942 milliamp hours
camera: 12 megapixels, f / 1.8 aperture (less is better), optical image stabilization, HDR, portrait mode with support for artificial intelligence; front camera 7 megapixels, f / 2.2 view
Video camera: 4K video recording at 60 frames per second, 1080p at 240 frames per second
Connectivity: Mrigabit LTE, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 5.0, GP, GLONASS, GALILEO, QZZS, NFC
Certificate of resistance: IP67 – resistance to water penetration to a depth of 1 meter, under water for up to 30 minutes, resistance to powder penetration
What are the shortcomings that cause the buyer of the iPhone XR to think twice before opening the wallet?
Price (second). The "real" minimum price is actually $ 50 higher.
Despite the fact that the iPhone XR this year is the cheapest iPhone, the entry model is still more expensive than most high-end smartphones from other manufacturers that offer similar performance, such as Huawei P20 Pro and Samsung Galaxy S9 +. The 256 gigabyte version of the storage space is more expensive than the newest Huawei Mate 20 Pro and the samples from Samsung Galaxy Note 9.
Extraordinary purchase for the superphone, which will also be available for Slovenians
It should also be noted that for most users who are attracted to the iPhone XR, it purchases a 128 model, not 64 gigabytes of storage space. Anyone who makes a video in 4K and makes lots of photos quickly fills 64 gigabytes, but there is no room for expanding the memory card space. 128 Gigabyte iPhone XR for free sales costs 949 euros.
Everyone who wants to charge the battery quickly has to pay more, otherwise he starts.
During our test, the iPhone charges about 20 to 100 percent of charging for about three hours, because the battery can not be charged from the "box" quickly. That is almost three times longer than the Huawei P20, for example.
Anyone who wants to charge quickly has to buy a suitable adapter and a special cable to charge and convert the signal from the iPhon Lightning connector to USB-C. The official online store of the app counts up to $ 70, which is $ 61. The price of a 128-gigabyte iPhon XR has just climbed above the thousands.
The difference in the quality of the finish that the iPhone user and the owner of iPhona Xs Max have noticed for a long time.
iPhone XS and iPhone Xs Max are made of stainless steel and the iPhone XR is made of aluminum. The feeling was immediately noticed by the student as being "less luxurious than my Max" while the device was being held.
Although the iPhone XR is not bad or poor quality, it feels really less premium and lighter than the brothers and even the XS, although it is bigger and heavier than it is. But again, it is just a cosmetic function, which in no way affects what can be done with the phone.
Two things, but probably only disturbed by the biggest supporters of the iPhone.
– No 3D Touch function, which unveils a multi-option menu on iPhones Xs and Xs Max, with a light touch of the icons. The iPhone XR solves it in a different and more limited way: with light pressure you can use a few shortcuts, such as locking the lock screen. Anyone who did not have an Apple phone and did not use the 3D Touch function probably will not miss it.
– Portrait recording mode on the iPhone XR only recognizes people, but no animals, objects, trees, food and so on. For this reason photography in portrait mode with the iPhone XR is somewhat limited, because the best effect of the blurred background can only be achieved when people are photographed.
It is a bit better than the iPhone X
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