iPhone XR Review Roundup [Video]

iPhone XR Review Roundup [Video]

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Apple has lifted its embargo on iPhone XR reviews. Here's a roundup of reviews ahead of the smartphone's release on October 26th.

So far reviewers have been very positive about the device, suggesting that the 6.1-inch LCD iPhone XR is the iPhone for most users.

Check out the reviews below!

Personally, I would pay the extra money for a better OLED screen in a heartbeat, because I am extremely picky about displays. But I think most people can find way better ways to spend $250 than on things like infinite black levels and 60 percent wider dynamic range when viewing photos. And in that case, the iPhone XR is a no-brainer upgrade.

For those people, who haven't upgraded their iPhones in a while or who want a taste of what Apple is capable of without spending $1,000, the XR isn't just a great, cheaper iPhone. It's a great iPhone, period, and, for that matter, it's the iPhone most people should buy.

I haven't been this excited about an iPhone model in years. The iPhone XR is built to be the best everyday phone engine in Apple's iPhone lineup, based on things I value: price, battery, speed and key features like the camera. The iPhone XR is the sensible car with the good gas mileage, but with a supercharged engine under the hood and an understated spoiler on the trunk -- and I love that. It's what more Apple products should shoot for. It's a good size and, very nearly, a perfect phone for its price.

The new $750 iPhone XR is so much like the $1,000 iPhone XS that it's hard to see why you'd pay more.

Tom's Guide
The iPhone XR has shockingly few trade-offs compared to the iPhone XS and iPhone XS Max given that it costs $250 to $350 less. In fact, many may prefer the iPhone XR over Apple's pricier flagships for two reasons beyond the cheaper price: more color options and longer battery life.

I honestly wouldn’t overthink this one too much. The iPhone XR is made to serve a certain segment of customers that want the new iPhone but don’t necessarily need every new feature. It works great, has a few small compromises that probably won’t faze the kind of folks that would consider not buying the best and is really well built and executed.

If you buy one on installments, you'll be paying the equivalent of $43 dollars per month, as opposed to $56 per month for an iPhone XS with the same amount of storage. You'll have a great smartphone camera. Your phone's battery might last a whole weekend, the way mine did, and you probably won't miss the OLED display, since you won't be looking at the two different displays side-by-side every day like I've been. This iPhone was a steal, you'll think to yourself. Well. Maybe. Sort of.

If you’re looking for confirmation that you’re not going to lose out massively by going for the cheaper iPhone, we can confirm you’ll be fine. Yes, you won’t be able to stretch the handset to the absolute limits of iPhone performance, but for most that won’t be an issue. If you want the very best camera though, and you really crave the wow-factor that comes with an awesome portrait mode snap, then this might not be enough phone for you. Equally, if luxury and the very best-looking iPhone is what you need, the again you should probably upgrade to the XS range.