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Apple iPhone XR

Apple iPhone XR

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Apple iPhone XR Review

Apple iPhone XR Review

Posted   10.23.18
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89 Engadget Score
An all-around great product that's among the best in its category. You'll almost certainly be happy.
89

An all-around great product that's among the best in its category. You'll almost certainly be happy.

How we score

The Engadget Score is a unique ranking of products based on extensive independent research and analysis by our expert editorial and research teams. The Global Score is arrived at only after curating hundreds, sometimes thousands of weighted data points (such as critic and user reviews).

Engadget Review

These days, lots of smartphone makers are trying to offer more for less, and Apple is no exception. Its new iPhone XR features a lot of what makes the more premium XS and XS Max special, squeezed into a glass-and-metal package that costs significantly less. This is, as you would expect, an exercise in compromise: the XR retains the high-performance A12 chipset and delivers the best battery life we’ve ever seen in an iPhone in some time. But the Liquid Retina display and single camera might not be up to snuff for everyone. That said, everything Apple offers here is much, much better than just “good enough.” The XR is the iPhone we’d recommend to most people.

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Pros
  • A12 chipset means excellent performance
  • The best battery of any iPhone we’ve tested this year
  • Typically great build quality
  • 6.1-inch screen hits the sweet spot
  • Colors!
Cons
  • A higher-res display would’ve been nice
  • The camera lacks some flexibility
  • More expensive than comparable Android phones

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Specs

Key Specs

Type
Smartphone
Operating system
IOS
Screen size
6.1in
Internal memory
64GB
Type
Operating system
Screen size
Internal memory
Smartphone
IOS
6.1in
64GB

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89 Engadget Score
An all-around great product that's among the best in its category. You'll almost certainly be happy.
89

An all-around great product that's among the best in its category. You'll almost certainly be happy.

How we score

The Engadget Score is a unique ranking of products based on extensive independent research and analysis by our expert editorial and research teams. The Global Score is arrived at only after curating hundreds, sometimes thousands of weighted data points (such as critic and user reviews).

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80
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There's a lot to like about this in spite of a few flaws. - Engadget
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