There are billions of people who use smartphones around the world, and part of being a smartphone user is wondering what phone you will switch to next. If you’re an iPhone user, which 85.8 million Americans are, you might be considering the new iPhone XR, which was released in October 2018. Here’s what you need to know about the XR before you commit to purchasing it.
It’s cheaper than other new iPhones
Of the iPhones released in 2018, the XR is by far the cheapest. The 64GB XR costs $749, while the 64GB XS Max will cost you $1,099. Even if you wanted to buy the XR with the most storage possible, it would still be cheaper than the cheapest XS or XS Max, as the 256GB XR is priced at only $899. iPhones continue to get more expensive, which Apple has recognized and tried to remedy by pricing the XR cheaper than any of the other phones released in 2018. If a thousand dollar phone is out of your price range, the XR may be perfect for you.
It comes in six colors and three levels of storage
One of the best parts about getting a new phone is deciding what color you’d like to get. Apple hasn’t made that easy with the XR since you have the ability to choose from six different colors: white, black, blue, coral, yellow, and (PRODUCT)RED. You also have the option to choose how much storage you want. Your XR can have 64GB, 128GB, or 256GB of storage. How much storage you need is up to you. If you like to store photos and download music, you’ll need more storage. If you work mostly on the internet, you will probably not need as much storage as someone else. Have the geniuses at the Apple store help you figure out how much storage you could use, and take a look at the six color options while you’re there, too.
It is durable and well-made
The phone is made of an aluminum frame and the same glass that is used on the XS. You’re able to use a wireless charger with the phone, which is actually water resistant, so you won’t have to worry about taking your phone back to the store if you accidentally drop it in your kitchen sink. The XR also comes equipped with the Liquid Retina display and the same swipe-based navigation that was used in the iPhone X, meaning if you’re just making an upgrade, you’ll feel right at home with the XR. The XR should withstand whatever you throw at it, but if you do break it, you can always visit iPhone screen repair experts and get it fixed up in no time.
It’s faster than other phones
The XR includes the A12 bionic chip, which is also featured in the more expensive XS and XS Max. The A12 is fifteen percent faster than the A11 chip, which was included in the iPhone 8, 8 Plus, and 10. The graphics processing unit (GPU) in the A12 is fifty percent faster than the one in the A11. Basically, the A12 is better and faster than the A11 and it’s included in all of the 2018 iPhones.
The XR’s battery also last longer than other phones with a talk time of 25 hours. That time is the same as the XS Max, but is in fact five hours longer than the talk time of the XS. The XR may be cheaper than other new phones, but its operations are not subpar.
Ultimately, the iPhone XR is a cost-effective option for people who are looking to have a new, faster iPhone. You can choose what options best suit your needs and trust that your phone will work better and for longer than others.