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Whoever buys this expensive phone this year, let's think about a cheap iPhone & # 39; oh



What does iPhone XR convince the buyer to be right for him?

Fast and smooth operation

September apples approving the new mobile chip Bionic A12, which was developed specifically to support this year's iPhones, one of the fastest, if not the fastest, smartphone processor, was not unreasonable.

iPhone XR, in which, as in the more expensive competitors XS and XS Max, the Bionic A12 processor literally flies. There is virtually no turn off of the application, camera and settings, switching between Wi-Fi and LTE connections takes place in seconds, and even the best video storage (4K at 60 frames per second) is instant and the camera is ready to continue recording.




iPhone XR


Photo: Matic Tomšič



Part of the speed is definitely the perfectly optimized iOS 12 operating system, which is as smooth as the iPhone XR, at least for now also works on slightly older devices.

We've found out about it by comparing the iPhone XR with the money we borrowed iPhon 7 Plus from 2016.

Although it has only one lens, the camera is unique in almost all aspects.

To do this, we knew after reading the first tests of the iPhone Xs and praising his camera, because the iPhone XR, with the exception of an additional lens designed for optical zoom, is practically the same as the camera.




Apple announced in September the launch of new devices that such a good photographic system with one lens than the iPhone XR has never done in the company.


Apple announced in September the launch of new devices that such a good photographic system with one lens than the iPhone XR has never done in the company.
Photo: Matic Tomšič

Sharpening the object and taking pictures is extremely fast, showing the way, except for one of the disadvantages, which we touch a bit later, is very good.

Even so, it's not as good as taking pictures of the night adepts in the competitive Huawei P20 Pro competition, but still great:




Gallery iPhone XR


Photo: Matic Tomšič

According to the line, the overall quality of the photos is excellent, which is partially ensured by the iPhone, using the system function Apple talks about Intelligent HDR. Thanks to this, some colors (for example blue sky) are not exposed too much, and the motifs in the foreground are always brightly lit and the shadows are realistic.

The Smart HDR function works after the iPhone & # 39; command to take three photos with different color parameters after pressing the trigger and then merge them into one.

See sample photos taken with the iPhone & xix; and XR:



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The iPhone XR also offers everything you need and what you can currently get on the mobile market. It can record in resolution 4K at up to 60 frames per secondwhile 1080p can capture free recordings. There are no new video opportunities in the field of video recording Huawei Mate 20 Prowhich will be one of the biggest price competitors of the iPhone XR.




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The "regular" LCD screen is better than expected.

One of the main differences between the iPhone XR and iPhones Xs and Xs Max is the screen. More expensive models have those that illuminate the picture using technology OLEDwhile the iPhone XR has a classic display in the meantime LCD. At the same time the resolution and the same image sharpness on iPhones Xs and Xs Max is higher than 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 that the user torn when buying one or the other can weigh the scales tab.




Screen size iPhone XR is 6.1 inches or 15.5 cm, which means that it is slightly larger than the iPhone screen Xs (5.8 inches or 14.7 centimeters) and slightly smaller than the iPhone screen Xs Max (6, 5 inch) or 16.5 centimeters).


Screen size iPhone XR is 6.1 inches or 15.5 cm, which means that it is slightly larger than the iPhone screen Xs (5.8 inches or 14.7 centimeters) and slightly smaller than the iPhone screen Xs Max (6, 5 inch) or 16.5 centimeters).
Photo: Matic Tomšič

Apple almost certainly turned on one of the best LCD monitors in the iPhone XR, which is currently available. If we put it on the side of the OLED screen, in our case it was a Samsung Galaxy S8, and at the same time we set the maximum possible brightness and open the same application, the average user will have a hard time noticing the difference.

Who would even think that the image on the iPhone XR looks better? It would be a merit True Tonethat adjusts the color temperature on the screen depending on the availability of ambient light. When it's darker in the room, the image on the iPhone screen will be "warmer".




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Very decent battery life

The iPhone XR was first filled up to 100 percent for the first time on Friday, October 26 in the evening, and then plugged it again with the remaining 18 percent of the charging cable by Monday, October 29, in the morning.




IPhone XR battery


Photo: Matic Tomšič

The time of using the smartphone has been divided in the above example between the Safari browser, the Instagram social network, the YouTube application and the use of the camera. Over the next few days, when the iPhone was more "hard" and more often softened by hands, the battery still appeared and let us about one and a half days which intensive use before the top graph again showed red.

The iPhone XR's battery capacity (2,942 millio-hour) is on the Xs and Xs Max models, but is more long-lasting. The great advantage of this is most likely also the above screen – lower number of pixels and lower resolution also mean less energy consumption.




The iPhone XR is loaded using Lightning.


The iPhone XR is loaded using Lightning.
Photo: Matic Tomšič




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Good sound quality

The sound when playing music and watching movies or movies can be very loud, but still relatively clean, which means no distortion or well-emphasized bass. In this area, the iPhone XR deserves a high five because it is better than most of its contemporaries.

A more colorful offer than for more expensive modern ones

This item is purely cosmetic and has no impact on our final opinion on the usability of the smartphone, but for some customers it is important that they have more options when choosing an external iPhone & # 39; iPhone Xs and Xs Max give them three, and iPhone XR up to six.




IPhonov XR color palette.


IPhonov XR color palette.
Photo: Matic Tomšič / Screenshot

Price (first time)

When it comes to iPhones, the price is recently a particularly controversial topic. iPhone XR is the cheapest member of the new iPhone family, but with 256 GB of storage it costs only 40 euros less than the right performance iPhone 7 Plus, in 2016 the best and most expensive iPhone.

In comparison with the more expensive brothers, i.e. IPhon Xs and IPhone Xs Max, which this year broke the Apple & # 39; price list, The iPhone XR is quite beneficial in the meantime. In Telekom Slovenije, the entry model, a version with 64 gigabytes of data storage space, is sold in a non-binding way. 899 euros. Initial models of the iPhone Xs and iPhone Xs Max are more expensive for 300 and more than 400 euros.

Such differences in the price of Apple with models Xs and Xs Max simply can not be justified. Smart phones are not only the average, but also demanding user who wants to have a very strong and versatile smartphone, which is too similar for a buyer who wants to have a new iPhone & # 39; but also looks at the priceinstead of XR, decided Xs or Xs Max.

Technical features of the iPhone XR smartphone




iPhone XR


Photo: Apple



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 828 x 1.792 pixels
processor: six-armed Apple A12 Bionic
Working memory: 3 gigabytes
Place for storage: 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 milliord-hour
The camera: 12 megapixels, aperture f / 1.8 (less is better), optical image stabilization, HDR, portrait mode with artificial intelligence; front 7 megapixel camera, display f / 2.2
camcorder: 4K shooting at 60 frames per second, 1080p with 240 frames per second
Connectivity: MrGSM LTM, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 5.0, GP, GLONASS, GALILEO, QZZS, NFC
Immunity certificate: IP67 – resistance to intrusion of water to a depth of 1 meter, under water up to 30 minutes, resistance to powder penetration

What are the shortcomings that make the iPhone XR buyer think twice before opening the wallet?

Price (second). The "real" minimum price is actually USD 50 higher.

Although the iPhone XR is the cheapest iPhone this year, its entry model is still more expensive than most advanced smartphones from other manufacturers offering similar performance, for example Huawei P20 Pro in Samsung Galaxy S9 +. The 256-gigabyte version of disk space is more expensive than the newest one Huawei Mate 20 Pro and Samsung monsters Galaxy Note 9.




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It should also be noted that for most users who are attracted to the iPhone XR, it purchases 128-model, not 64-gigabyte disk space. Anyone who shoots a movie in 4K resolution and takes a lot of pictures will quickly fill up 64 gigabytes, but there is no room to enlarge the area of ​​the memory card. A 128-GB iPhone XR for free sale costs 949 euros.




The cost of the iPhone XR smartphone is EUR 1 099 in the most expensive version of the distribution with the operator.


The cost of the iPhone XR smartphone is EUR 1 099 in the most expensive version of the distribution with the operator.
Photo: Matic Tomšič

Anyone who wants to quickly recharge the battery will have to pay more, otherwise it will start.

During our test, iPhone charged about 20 to 100 percent of charging for about three hours, because it does not allow for quick battery charging from the "box". That's almost three times more than for example Huawei P20.

Anyone who wants a quick charge, must buy the right adapter and a special cable to charge and convert the signal from the connector iPhon Lightning to USB-C. The official online store App is up to 70 USD, or 61 USD. The price of the 128GB Megabyte iPhon XR has grown by just over a thousand.




Adapter for faster charging of iPhone smartphones.


Adapter for faster charging of iPhone smartphones.
Photo: Matic Tomšič / Screenshot

The difference in the quality of performance, which has long been the iPhone user and the owner of the iPhone Xs Max noticed immediately.

iPhone Xs and iPhone Xs Max are made of stainless steel, and the iPhone XR comes from aluminum. The feeling was immediately commented on by the student as "less luxurious than my Max" when he was holding the device.

Although the iPhone XR is far from poor quality or from poor quality materials, it really seems less premium and lighter than the brothers, and even X, although it is bigger and heavier than it is. But again it's just a beautician, which in no way affects what can be done with the phone.




No one can say that the iPhone XR does not look great. We expect this from a smartphone for almost a thousand euros. If we are scratched, it's just nervous that the back of the phone is a real magnet for fingerprints.


No one can say that the iPhone XR does not look great. We expect this from a smartphone for almost a thousand euros. If we are scratched, it's just nervous that the back of the phone is a real magnet for fingerprints.
Photo: Matic Tomšič

Two things, but most likely only disrupted by the biggest followers of the iPhone & # 39;

No 3D Touch function, which reveals the menu of many options on the iPhone & x 39; ach Xs and Xs Max with a slight press of icons. The iPhone XR solves it in a different and more limited way: slight pressures allow you to use shortcuts, such as turning on the lock screen lock. Anyone who did not have an Apple phone and did not use the 3D Touch function, most likely will not miss.

Portrait shooting mode on the iPhone XR recognizes only people, but not animals, objects, trees, food and so on. For this reason, photography in portrait mode with iPhone XR is somewhat limited, because the best effect of fuzzy backgrounds can only be obtained when people are photographed.

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