The smartphone that generated both criticism and enthusiasm of the users and the approval of experts. In today’s review of Dmitry Bibi Bevza includes the results of a long-running test iPhone XR held throughout the month.

Specifications Housing: aluminium alloy, safety glass;

Colors: black, white, yellow, blue, coral and red;

Size: 150.9×75.7×8.3 mm;

Weight: 194 grams;

Display: Liquid Retina HD, Multi‑Touch, a diagonal of 6.1 inches, IPS technology. 1792×828 pixels, 326 PPI, contrast 1400:1 (standard) technology True Tone advanced color gamut (P3), brightness up to 625 CD/m2 (typical), fingerprint-resistant oleophobic coating resistant to the appearance of fingerprints;

Main camera module with shirokopolosnykh lens. 12 MP, f/1.8, 28 mm, matrix 1/2.55″, pixel size of 1.4 Nm, optical stabilization, autofocus;

Record 4K video at 24, 30 or 60 frames per second, 1080p HD video at 30 fps or 60 fps, 720p HD video at 30 frames/s Extended dynamic range when recording video at up to 30 frames/s;

Front camera: camera TrueDepth. 7 MP, ƒ/2.2 aperture, Portrait with better bokeh and a function of “depth”. Portrait lighting (five options), HD video recording 1080p 30 or 60 fps Is also Smart to HDR photography and enhanced dynamic range when recording video at 30 frames/s;

CPU: A12 Bionic six-core, 4-core GPU and eight-core hardware module of the Neural Engine;

Memory: 64/128/256 GB, 3 GB RAM;

Protection against splashes, dust and water — IP67 (it is allowed to dive to a depth of one meter up to 30 minutes).

Battery: talktime (with wireless headset) up to 25 hours. When working on the Internet — up to 15 hours. When playing a video over a wireless network — up to 16 hours and audio playback over the wireless network to 65. Support fast charge: up to 50% charge in 30 minutes when using a power adapter with an output of 30 W or more (sold separately). Built-in Li-ion battery — 2942 mAh. And, of course, wireless charging (supported charger with Qi standard).

I liked the look. On our course subjective opinion, this is the most spectacular (in terms of design) iPhone in recent years. Of course, in favor of the iPhone XR works the fact that the basic colors for smartphones from Apple for many years has been white and black, and users a little tired of this “stability.” But iPhone XR comes in six colors. The colors are bright, juicy and noticeably refreshing the impression.

Ergonomics. A very good balance between a large (in measure) display with a diagonal of 6.1 inches and dimensions. XR iPhone more iPhone XS iPhone XS but less than Max. Stamp the “Golden mean” in this case would be appropriate. On the one hand, smart phone “fits the hand”, on the other — its large display perfect for multimedia content and games and for scrolling endless feeds of social networks and messengers.

Iron. Powerful processor A12 Bionic system Neural Engine of new generation — it uses machine learning technology and perfectly shows itself when shooting and processing photos in games, augmented reality and other things. Recall that in “older” iPhone XS iPhone XS Max is exactly the same chip. This, judging by the tests and the combination of various settings, the fastest mobile processor in the world. For example, in the popular ANTUTU benchmark performance V7, iPhone XR gaining 334 thousand points. iPhone XS iPhone XS Max — 352 and 350 thousand, respectively, while the closest competitor on Android — 310 thousand. It’s all very high. Mobile applications and games is able to fully load a CPU.

Camera. Yes, a single-camera. Yes, it has no telephoto lens. Yes, portrait effects and bokeh effects implemented in software, not hardware. Yes, there are Android smartphones that night shoot better. But…

In 2017 Google engineers on the example of smartphone Pixel 2 showed how brilliant can capture the smartphone with a single-camera, if it’s well written software, and Apple has proven that they know how to write software or worse. Smart mode HDR (HDR — high dynamic range High Dynamic Range) delivers a decent shoot even in difficult backlighting and intelligent software in combination with A12 Bionic makes up for the lack of a second camera with a telephoto lens.

Main camera iPhone the XR is exactly the same as that of the iPhone XS iPhone XS Max.

The front unit with the camera module and the True Depth (for face detection) in all three devices is also the same.

Moreover, according to a new report from a test laboratory DxOMark camera iPhone XR is the best in its class among one-part smartphones. In DxOMark think that XR has pressed the best to date module Pixel 2 Google.

In DxOMark believe that iPhone XR is on par with the more expensive XS when it comes to such factors as exposure, color, detail, noise, and artifact.

And, of course, we should mention about such an important parameter as shooting video. Mobile XR iPhone video shoots as well as his “older brothers”. That is very good. No wonder most of the help is now used for shooting the iPhone.

Time of Autonomous work. iPhone XR, judging by the tests and our impressions, the most long lasting iPhone ever. XR in installed battery capacity of 2942 mAh. This is more than the battery of an iPhone XS, but less than the iPhone XS Max. However, since most of the additional capacity of the battery XS Max is used to power a huge OLED display, iPhone, XR is actually working even longer flagship.

Usually we have enough charge on six to seven hours of screen time and about 20-22 hours of total usage time. After a full day (photography, navigation, social networks, phone calls, etc.) in the apparatus was about 15% battery life.

Viewing web pages over Wi-Fi really drain the battery in around 13 hours. In standby mode the device has lived for 77 hours.

Fast and wireless charging is supported — everything is in order.

Display. It would seem that the iPhone screen XR was supposed to be the subject of our fierce critics. Recall that the iPhone XR — LCD-screen with a resolution of 828×1792 (this is even lower than Full HD). Pixel density of 326 dots per square inch. On paper, this is a huge difference compared to the iPhone XS with its fashionable OLED display 1125×2436 and a density of 458 pixels per inch.

Yes, but no. Everything turned out better than we thought. Very high margin of brightness — 700 nits (compared to 660 and 653 of the iPhone XS iPhone XS Max) mode True Tone, spectacular “Hollywood” rendition, partly negate the disadvantages of low resolution. In General, any rejection screen is not called, rather, pleasantly surprised.

Cons of Aluminum, not steel frame. This means that if you drop part of the impact energy will assume is not the case and the glass screen and the back panel, which as we all know, may lead to their replacement, and not cheap.

Display. With all the above advantages of the iPhone display XR, does it have the same pixel density as the iPhone 4 in 2010. “Now wear this”.

IPhone XR large than the iPhone XS iPhone XS Max frame around the screen. Screen-to-body ratio (ratio of screen area to frontal surface area) the iPhone XR — 79%. From XS and XS is significantly higher Max — 82.9 and 84%. And if you take the Huawei Mate 20 Pro it is a General indicator of 88% (measurement lab GSMArena).

The lack of support for 3D Touch. Not so much critical, but still. Above we have listed what the iPhone is inferior to the XS and XR XS Max, but not to mention many Android smartphones with support for two SIM-cards and picking even smartphones average price category quick charger. That is quite an expensive iPhone XR is not equipped with fast charging, and support for two SIM-cards made just for China, may not have to please.

Total iPhone XR was not a stripped-down copy of the iPhone XS iPhone XS Max (there were such concerns), but a full-fledged smartphone-flagship. Moreover, the ratio quality/price we would put it higher than XS, and XS Max. Why? The minimum official price for the iPhone XS — 87 990 rubles, and the iPhone XR — 64 990. The difference is 23 thousand. It’s really a lot. Moreover, the “unofficial” sellers of XR you can take and for 54.

Yes, iPhone XR is inferior to many top-end Android smartphones in some specifications, but it gives what can not give Android devices — experience using the latest iPhone and access to the entire iOS ecosystem. So if you decided to change your iPhone 8 or older model on the new device Apple, we recommend to think about is iPhone XR.

For those who are tired of Android in General, or for those who are not satisfied with its current Android smartphone, iPhone, XR suited as the “first iPhone”. This device may be able to demonstrate that able Apple. Again, provided that you can and, most importantly, willing to pay 65 thousand rubles for mobile phone.

One more thing that you should pay attention to is security. in principle, iOS and iPhone XR in particular the majority of experts on cyber security is defined as a more secure device than Android smartphones. For example, facial recognition in banking applications works only on the new iPhone.

But who does not need to look in the direction XR of the iPhone, it’s the owners last year iPhone x, iPhone X, which is the main competitor of iPhone XR. They are available on the market at a reasonable price (iPhone X is a bit more expensive).

Also iPhone XR is unlikely to appeal to fans of all “the best.” Still the possession of the new iPhone XS iPhone XS Max especially with 512 GB of memory, so to speak… more status than buying an iPhone XR.

Well, those who are fully satisfied with Android-smartphones, buy latest iPhone XR is also unlikely to benefit in the universe, a lot of Android devices in no way inferior to iPhone XR (and at a lower price).

Dmitry Bevza

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