Apple iPhone XR review: better than good enough


The Verge
The Verge

Would you spend $250 more on the XS?

Vor Monat
Since 1994
Since 1994

the X is at the same price so we don’t have to go for Xs performance difference is not so big now why to get 720p LCD phone while i can get the X with OLED screen for the same price

Vor 11 Tage
mohanad ebada
mohanad ebada

NO of course its a waste of money

Vor Monat
BlackGothic
BlackGothic

Nop, i think this year is about Pixel 3.

Vor Monat
H_ FF
H_ FF

No

Vor Monat
G-Phi Productions
G-Phi Productions

Nice review!

Vor 5 Stunden
Nikki D
Nikki D

I have the XR and i love it. It’s totally good enough

Vor 6 Stunden
Dylan Deiter
Dylan Deiter

well have a great time down there THATS WHAT SHE SAID

Vor 7 Stunden
David Langston
David Langston

I was impressed with it . The display looks fine to me and this battery lasts forever bc of the 720 p . Love it

Vor 10 Stunden
Bailey Cash
Bailey Cash

$250 gets you stainless steel, nicer display, telephoto camera, and 3D Touch

Vor 12 Stunden
Jedi 511
Jedi 511

Nilay is the best reviewer. Honest and articulate. Awesome job.

Vor 13 Stunden
giancarlo scardoni
giancarlo scardoni

Great, very useful, well done! Thanks Nilay ad greetings from Italy

Vor 16 Stunden
ThatOneRandom Ginger
ThatOneRandom Ginger

I'm coming from a iPod 5th gen..

Vor 21 Stunde
MrDGamez
MrDGamez

this guy is full on PR mode for the XR phone

Vor 21 Stunde
Yiggy Diggy
Yiggy Diggy

I just want to know wether you can actually tell that the xr has a lower ppi. If anyone has the xr please tell me.

Vor Tag
Brianne Geiger
Brianne Geiger

Thanks for this great review! Totally helped me!

Vor Tag
TechPunk
TechPunk

With so many great options in the market, spending this much for a mediocre phone is just silly.

Vor Tag
xyz t
xyz t

I'm still rocking my iPhone SE. Big display is coool but I will wait til the phone drops in price and grab the max

Vor 2 Tage
Snoop Doge
Snoop Doge

If you have an Iphone 6 or older, it is definitely worth it to upgrade to the new Xr but anything newer is still good for atleast a year. My Iphone 6 that I'm currently using is getting replaced by the Xr tho :)

Vor 2 Tage
laetitia v
laetitia v

I have the iPhone XR and I honestly love it! The battery life is great and the camera quality is awesome. The speakers are also good. When I went into the Apple store I had my mine set on the iPhone 8 Plus but walked out with the XR. I don’t regret it at all. Before you bash this phone go see it for yourself!

Vor 2 Tage
Vic GVlogs
Vic GVlogs

laetitia v i’m poor

Vor Tag
dimas ruly wilianto
dimas ruly wilianto

This Iphone XR more better than Iphone X Sir?

Vor 2 Tage
Vee Tee
Vee Tee

Thanks for the review

Vor 3 Tage
BRAYDOS_
BRAYDOS_

That design language is beginning to look dated, those bezels are very thick. Come to think of it, the bezels always were thick even on release. it is not a good looking phone and it's specs aren't enough for me to consider a buy. Where I live, the price is ridiculous ($1200). All that being said, I do not expect it to fail on market here because the average iphone buyer likely won't know or care about it's specs; they'd just buy it for the fact that it's app;e and because the premium price makes it premium.

Vor 3 Tage
Eric Kim
Eric Kim

Hey dude, when you said "Liquid Retina display" I laughed out loud, and even laughed harder when I saw your unconvinced face telling "Its fine" at 1:30

Vor 3 Tage
chris moreno
chris moreno

I'm a musician that uses logic pro. If it can capture audio well, and I can send files between computers: I'm fine with the LCD screen.

Vor 3 Tage
David Adro
David Adro

Great review!

Vor 3 Tage
Thomas Tirado
Thomas Tirado

Without the 3D Touch feature, is the hold-down option on the keypad still functional, such as holding down the ”a” key and getting a list of foreign accents?

Vor 3 Tage
Billy Mac
Billy Mac

Really enjoyed this review, it hit almost everything I wanted to know in deciding to get a XR. Like another reply said, a review that got out of the office is great.

Vor 4 Tage
Richard Courtman
Richard Courtman

I've been following the verge since Nilay switched over from engadget, and I have to say this is my favourite video you've done to date. Factual, unbiased, and plenty informative. Keep it up!

Vor 4 Tage
Chyna Dash
Chyna Dash

Nilay is a great reviewer! Keep him!

Vor 4 Tage
Blasian Baarbiee
Blasian Baarbiee

I have the yellow xr 🤤

Vor 4 Tage
TheDiamondF
TheDiamondF

but i didnt start commenting and wasnt planning to 😕

Vor 4 Tage
BuGoK iSh
BuGoK iSh

are they really worth the price?

Vor 5 Tage
Richard Pickell
Richard Pickell

Firstly I'm not anti-apple. I keep my options open and actually look at the technology out there on all phones. I don't understand why the iPhone is so expensive. The iPhone was the front runner for many years with their cutting edge technology. It seems lately Apple is playing catch up. For example, iPhone XR can't play hi-res audio tracks. There's no internal dac. The LGv40 has a quad dac and can play DSD and FLAC files. LG has been providing hi-res since 2016. Unfortunately the iPhone cannot. You'd have to convert FLAC to ALAC to play in your iTunes library and then worry about down sampling. Additionally, it took a long time for iPhone to get fast charging. Quick charge came out in 2013. Apple didn't offer it until 2018. I believe it doesnt fast charge right out of the box. I think you have to purchase an additional fast charge adapter. Like an extra $50-70. And what about wireless charging. I had wireless charging with my waterproof Sony Xperia back in 2013. It took Apple 4+ years to catch up. It also took 3 years to get water resistant. The new iPhone is only IP67 vs LG's IP68 and MIL-STD 810G rating. One last thought, the LGv40 has 5 cameras. Three in the back and two in the front. How long will it take Apple to copy that? Sorry I mean catch up. What tech is on the iPhone that makes it so attractive to buyers? I don't understand the cost. Is it the name?

Vor 5 Tage
ItsApolloHD
ItsApolloHD

When a £350 iPhone 6S+ has a higher display than a new iPhone XR which costs £750

Vor 5 Tage
Newaz Sharif
Newaz Sharif

Loved the review

Vor 5 Tage
KENIL VAGHELA
KENIL VAGHELA

1 dislike for stopping me reading those interesting comments!

Vor 7 Tage
Michael Jordan
Michael Jordan

Really nice, this makes my 6S look awful.

Vor 7 Tage
Sihath Dasanayake
Sihath Dasanayake

6:18 bruh u comparing dis to a 1500 dollar phone ?

Vor 7 Tage
Leo Wang
Leo Wang

SIKE NO STILL TYPING

Vor 8 Tage
Iam Ozair
Iam Ozair

Gonna by the black XR. It is so nice in looks.

Vor 8 Tage
Joseph Schmidt
Joseph Schmidt

Me and my GF both have the iPhone X’s and have our yearly upgrade available currently but still haven’t upgraded to the X’s, we’ve been toying with the idea of switching to the R’s since we could care less about screen crispness, just need good phones, plus sprint is offering a buy one get one with the XR right now which would save us easily 50 bucks a month.....any suggestions? Anybody using the XR and enjoying it or should we just keep the X’s and wait for the inevitable 11? Or make the switch now and upgrade to the 11 come next year?

Vor 8 Tage
Mr Appple
Mr Appple

iPhone XR is very annoying because it doesn’t have 3D Touch and finger prints and sometimes face detection is also not doing well so I will not recommend this boring phone 👎

Vor 8 Tage
Wing Ng
Wing Ng

I love my XR, I found the Xs too small and the XR slightly too big but the price way too expensive! You’re every day user doesn’t need that oled screen, and the camera is great even with the single lens! Great review!

Vor 8 Tage
Hollow Fragment
Hollow Fragment

I'm thinking of upgrading from an S7 edge to the XR is it worth it?

Vor 8 Tage
Typical Savage
Typical Savage

People always saying that the screen and the camera is so bad on the iPhone XR ,that’s why it’s a budget iPhone if you want all that go buy a $1000 phone 😒😑

Vor 9 Tage
Getting More Subs Than Pewdiepie
Getting More Subs Than Pewdiepie

The iphone 9Z is way better it has 3.5 jack,dual stereo,OLED,Dual Telephoto lenses and a pur gold home button all for 499.00 Its the best value

Vor 9 Tage
Rigo Martinez
Rigo Martinez

Actually changed my mind. I had to really compare hard . I actually love the size

Vor 9 Tage
Josh P
Josh P

Haptic touch is not just long press... Is determines how much of your finger is contacting the display based on the capacitance feedback. This will most likely be the future of Apples screens because it is much cheaper to make. The XR is the guinea pig for haptic touch. They will perfect it and force touch (3d touch) will go bye bye.

Vor 9 Tage
Josh P
Josh P

What about force touch?

Vor 9 Tage
CD B
CD B

Wow! Great video. Best reviews on the web. Thank you.

Vor 10 Tage
4u25out
4u25out

iPhone XR, R=reduction.

Vor 10 Tage
Sam Hosni
Sam Hosni

Is the IPhone Xr worth an upgrade from a IPhone 7 Plus?

Vor 10 Tage
Max Norton
Max Norton

I think for business use the XR would be best phone to use as it's the cross between the IPhone flagships XS and XS Max with the same CPU performance but with a longer battery life than the XS and has a medium sized screen

Vor 10 Tage
Lov.C
Lov.C

Great review tnx

Vor 10 Tage
Mudiwa Dube
Mudiwa Dube

sponsored by apple

Vor 10 Tage
Michael Capriotti
Michael Capriotti

Shoot Raw and edit your photos in Lightroom.

Vor 10 Tage
Jennifer Sheils Hollanes
Jennifer Sheils Hollanes

iPhone XR or Huawei Mate20? :/

Vor 10 Tage
Daffy Duck
Daffy Duck

You said Apple oled but the oled screen isn’t made by Apple

Vor 11 Tage
JadeDragon
JadeDragon

That was a great video. Cheers man.

Vor 11 Tage
DuhItsHannah
DuhItsHannah

I feel like these should be the prices: iPhone X~ 1,200 iPhone Xs~ 800 iPhone Xs MAX~ 1k iPhone XR~ 700

Vor 11 Tage
Bubmet Films
Bubmet Films

Not worth it. Gonna get the XR on Monday. Super pumped, thanks for talking me out of $250! Will be better spent somewhere else!

Vor 11 Tage
Puzzled103 Mouse
Puzzled103 Mouse

What was your first iPhone mine, the best choice the iPhone 4

Vor 11 Tage
NSzajk
NSzajk

The only reason i'm considering this hunk of junk is because i found out for some reason the Razer Phone 2 doesn't work with sprint. WHY?!?!?!

Vor 11 Tage
Rustam Zeynalov
Rustam Zeynalov

Worth upgrading to from 6s? Got it in 2016.

Vor 11 Tage
Justin
Justin

For me I’d say 10r as I have the new iPad Pro 2018 and that’s where for me the screen has to be amazing and for a phone I’d only look at it for a few minutes at a time so screen quality doesn’t really matter and I’m still using my trusty 6s until middle of next year when il upgrade I do wish they would get usb c on them

Vor 12 Tage
Christian Mon
Christian  Mon

Bro the first second of the video my brother had a seizure.

Vor 12 Tage
BlueFizz
BlueFizz

Should I upgrade from the iPhone 6s plus? The battery is horrible even tho I’ve replaced it.

Vor 12 Tage
Rob827
Rob827

Idk but portrait mode photos all look like the person is in front of a green screen

Vor 12 Tage
Rin
Rin

All you have to do for xr is make the brightness higher

Vor 13 Tage
Nyla's Nation
Nyla's Nation

I’m on the iPhone XR now mines coral

Vor 13 Tage
Pathum Thiwanka Biyanwila
Pathum Thiwanka Biyanwila

Please give me because i havenot money please

Vor 14 Tage
Carlos Bonefont PhD
Carlos Bonefont PhD

The iPhone XR is a great phone. I'm very satisfied with the purchase.

Vor 14 Tage
Ethan Golarte
Ethan Golarte

You pretty much only showed the camera and I needed more then tat yes you did talk a lot about it you you didn’t show anything but the camera

Vor 14 Tage
Kamran Kaunen
Kamran Kaunen

Get an Iphone XR and an Apple Watch for the price of Iphone XS.

Vor 14 Tage
Dark Dragon Gaming
Dark Dragon Gaming

I hated 3d touch i always turned it off lmao im glad its gone

Vor 14 Tage
Ellipse40FD
Ellipse40FD

Excellent review

Vor 15 Tage
Nina MSP
Nina MSP

I'm going to get the Iphone XR idrc xd.

Vor 15 Tage
Triple Dubz Highlights
Triple Dubz Highlights

On the Xr right now

Vor 15 Tage
Alex :123
Alex :123

Great Video! Looking at the XS & XR from a 6. I just can't get over the price of iPhones, especially in the UK, where they are £999 in the US $999. Todays conversion rate means it should be £784! Does it really cost over £200 to ship form the states? For this reason I'm thinking of jumping to the S9, Apple just isn't the market leader it used to be, there is no ground breaking tech and others are overtaking them and sell at a more consumer respecting price!

Vor 15 Tage
Michelle Ortiz
Michelle Ortiz

Should I get the 8 or the xr?

Vor 15 Tage
Jerome Ley
Jerome Ley

"competitive price" he said, "surely sell he said"... Rip

Vor 16 Tage
Andrew Ruf
Andrew Ruf

Still rocking a 6s and works amazing, one of apples bet models fs

Vor 16 Tage
Luke Mitchell
Luke Mitchell

This guy seems so biased to the XS over the XR. It's kinda annoying as most people say the XR is pretty much the same phone. With better battery. Also this guy is seriously saying the Pixel 3 look better than the Iphone XR at 8:42 Like what? He is completely against the Iphone XR.

Vor 16 Tage
Emma Pringle
Emma Pringle

Iphone 5c anyone 😂😂im getting the XR this week ahah i lost my 6s on holiday very sad life rn so hard to type on this messed uo typing this so much 😭send help

Vor 16 Tage
Zane Balmaceda
Zane Balmaceda

I LOVE HOW FAIR AND STRAIGHTFORWARD YOU ARE! Some guys out there publishing reviews at there couldn't contain their hate towards the iPhone and honestly I don't think they should be influencing people if they couldn't be as fair as you.

Vor 17 Tage
dr34mc4st3r
dr34mc4st3r

Watching on iPhone X🅁 😊

Vor 17 Tage
techg
techg

THATS WHY I STILL HAVE MY IPHONE 6S PLUS HEADPHONE JACK

Vor 17 Tage
Kurt Tappe
Kurt Tappe

Bluetooth headsets are just $20 at TJ Maxx or Marshall's. Go get yourself one.

Vor 13 Tage
Adrienne
Adrienne

i went from a 6S to the XR and i love it :)

Vor 17 Tage
Nero Pytherios
Nero Pytherios

I recently upgraded to a iPhone XR from an iPhone 7 Plus. For me, I enjoy the benefits of having an iPhone X phone, that has the same processing power as the Xs/Xs Max, but not the price tag. The price I felt was a bit much is why I gladly bought the XR instead. Plus more colors to pick from was also a nice bonus.

Vor 17 Tage
ShatterGod 710
ShatterGod 710

100% about size for me. I like small phones.

Vor 17 Tage
FlowerCrownJesus
FlowerCrownJesus

*Apple needs to sit and learn*

Vor 17 Tage
Jaqueline Monge
Jaqueline Monge

Is this phone bigger than the iPhone 7 because I’m planning on getting it🤔

Vor 17 Tage
sportsMike87
sportsMike87

Glad Apple finally got a clue that people want affordable phones

Vor 17 Tage
IGIprimigenia
IGIprimigenia

It's not a bad phone, it's a $500 phone tho, you can go $600 because it's Apple, absolutely not a $750 phone.

Vor 18 Tage
Joshua Fox
Joshua Fox

So now that it’s practically 2019 storage plays a role and 64 gb doesn’t cut it however 256gb does ,price difference is $900 versus $1150 which means $37.50 per month for 2 years versus $48 per month for 2 years or keep your 6s and pay nothing per month with aluminum body ????

Vor 18 Tage
JEFFREY
JEFFREY

Still got a iPhone 6 Plus 😁😁😁

Vor 18 Tage
Vanan Navarasan
Vanan Navarasan

As a iPhone user, I would say that XR was launched by Apple with a good intention so that iPhone users who cant reach out to the XS series could at least get the similar functionality with XR. However, the wrong move was they compromise on the OLED and Camera. Most of the iPhone users, love iPhone because it provides stable software and hardware for the money. The main interface in a smartphone is the display and the next is the camera. The processing power of most of iPhone Gen from 6-8 are reliable to a good level. So when Apple compromise the OLED screen and DUAL camera in the XR series and still charge the customers just $200 less than XS price is where the problem started. The sweet price spot for XR would be $300-$450 and nothing more. Anything more than $500.00 for a phone should not compromise both its software and hardware capabilities. I also think it was a mistake for them to discontinue the iPhone X and its pricing was too expensive. if they priced iPhone X around $500-$600 it would continue to sell like fire till this minute and more iPhone users would have migrated to X series. Unfortunately many have not till today. It is a well known fact that at the end of the day, most iPhone customers would take a network plan to get the X series at cheaper price and I think Apple thought that would be the situation for XR. However, the iPhone users spoke through their actions by not upgrading from their current iPhones and that has created an impact on the XR sales. I hope in future Apple does a proper market survey on its customers before launching their products or should I say listen to the customers more in terms of pricing of their products.

Vor 18 Tage
Marco Pouchoulen
Marco Pouchoulen

I got it this week so far, really good!! Big change from android, Things just Work!

Vor 18 Tage
The Glitch
The Glitch

lol I'm saving my $$ to upgrade from a a galaxy core prime to a xr

Vor 18 Tage
jlh
jlh

Never seen this guy review before but he's awesome.

Vor 18 Tage
Sports_Grinder
Sports_Grinder

Thinking of upgrading from my Nokia 3310....is it worth it?

Vor 18 Tage
GunsandGlamour
GunsandGlamour

Very good review! Just ordered one in black and can’t wait to see it in person once it delivered. I subscribed thank you!

Vor 18 Tage
Ewan Carmichael
Ewan Carmichael

Hopefully going from iPhone 6 to XR at Christmas! Wish me luck!

Vor 19 Tage
JEFFREY
JEFFREY

Ewan Carmichael Good luck. Sticking with my 6 plus for another year or two.

Vor 18 Tage
marcyeung0
marcyeung0

buy a used Iphone X, or buy the Iphone XR?

Vor 19 Tage

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