Apple iPhone XR, 64GB, White (Renewed)
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iPhone XRis splash, water, and dust resistant and was tested under controlled laboratory conditions with a rating of IP67 under IEC standard 60529 (maximum depth of 1 meter up to 30 minutes). Splash, water, and dust resistance are not permanent conditions and resistance might decrease as a result of normal wear. Do not attempt to charge a wet iPhone; refer to the user guide for cleaning and drying instructions. Liquid damage not covered under warranty. The iPhone XR, like the XS and XS Max, has Apple's innovative dual-SIM system that uses one physical SIM and one virtual SIM. The phone supports all possible US carriers on the main SIM slot, including T-Mobile's new Band 71. The secondary slot, right now, is mostly for roaming: Companies like Truphone and GigSky offer bite-sized, global data plans that are often more affordable than roaming with your primary carrier.
FaceTime calling requires a FaceTime-enabled device for the caller and recipient and a Wi-Fi connection. Availability over a cellular network depends on carrier policies; data charges may apply. The iPhone X R display has rounded corners that follow a curved design, and these corners are within a standard rectangle. When measured as a standard rectangular shape, the screen is 6.06 inches diagonally. Actual viewable area is less. Wi-Fi performance is also noticeably weaker than either the XS or a Google Pixel 3. Tested against a Netgear R7000 router at 5GHz, the XR got 3-11Mbps in weak-signal conditions, where the other phones were getting 40-70Mbps. Farther from the router, we got 12Mbps on the XS, 31Mbps on the Pixel 3, and nothing on the XR, which reported that it had signal but simply couldn't connect. That's pretty disappointing.
We're still in the process of running battery tests, but we have no reason to disbelieve Apple's claim that this will be the longest-lasting iPhone of the current three models. Apple claims 15 hours of internet usage, which in our experience is about halved when the screen's brightness is turned up to max, as compared with 12 hours (read 6) on the XS and 13 hours (read 6.5) on the XS Max. That extra hour of usage could make a difference for you, but I'd like to note that they still come nowhere near the 12 hours-plus of actual use on the Samsung Galaxy Note 9. Camera Having a single camera means that portrait mode isn't as well-developed as on the XS. Taking portraits with both cameras (alas, of people too shy to have their photos in a review), I found a big difference and a small one. The big difference is that the XS uses the 2x camera to take those portraits, resulting in a more tightly framed, headshot-like image at arm's length that is far more flattering. The smaller difference is that the XR's software has some problems with blurring out bits of hair that are behind other bits of hair, so when you zoom in, the silhouetting just isn't perfect.
Siri may not be available in all languages or in all areas, and features may vary by area. Internet access required. Cellular data charges may apply. Available space is less and varies due to many factors. A standard configuration uses approximately 11GB to 14GB of space (including iOS and preinstalled apps) depending on the model and settings. Preinstalled apps use about 4GB, and you can delete these apps and restore them. Storage capacity subject to change based on software version and may vary by device.But I can't ignore the fact that it has significantly worse wireless performance than either of this year's other iPhones, or competing Android phones at the same price. It's also on the large size, and if you're going to get a big iPhone, you should get the iPhone XS Max, with its better Wi-Fi, cellular, LAA, dual cameras, and higher-resolution screen in basically the same body. And get it on a three-year contract so you don't feel brutalized by the price.
Testing conducted by Apple in August 2018 using preproduction iPhone XR units and software and accessory Apple USB-C Power Adapters (18W Model A1720, 29W Model A1540, 30W Model A1882, 61W Model A1718, 87W Model A1719). Fast-charge testing conducted with drained iPhone units. Charge time varies with environmental factors; actual results will vary. The iPhone XR is on top, the XS on bottom. Those two missing holes at the right side of the XS are the extra antenna that the XR needs.Video mirroring and video out support: Up to 1080p through Lightning Digital AV Adapter and Lightning to VGA Adapter (adapters sold separately) 6