IPhone XR early video reviews arrive ahead of Friday preorders

Left iPhone XS Right iPhone XS Max Screenshot from Apple website

Left iPhone XS Right iPhone XS Max Screenshot from Apple website

Are you planning to pre-order iPhone XR or are you already rocking the iPhone XS and iPhone XS Max?

Nearly a month after unveiling the Apple iPhone XR alongside the iPhone XS and iPhone XS Max, the company now started accepting the pre-orders for the iPhone XR. It features 6.1-inch liquid retina display with a resolution of 828 pixels by 1792 pixels at a PPI of 326 pixels per inch. Now the spotlight turns to the iPhone XR. The iPhone XR features 7000-series aerospace-grade aluminium and more durable glass in its construction, and comes with IP 67 rating for dust and water resistance.

The iPhone XR will go on sale in more than 50 countries and territories including Singapore from Oct 26, Apple Singapore said in its news release on Wednesday.

It has been a month since Apple announced this year's trio of smartphones - the premium-priced iPhone XS and XS Max, and the more. The device is available in black, white, blue, coral, yellow, and (PRODUCT) RED colour options. It is a touted as the most advanced LCD in a smartphone. It's not all bad news though: one camera advantage of the XR over the XS is that you don't need to back up as far when taking Portrait photos since there's only one lens being used, and all depth recognition is being done via software rather than the dual-lens hardware. What are the iPhone XR's differentiators, compared to the XS line? It is powered by the A12 Bionic chipset and brings 3GB of RAM as per a benchmark site.

To pre-order the iPhone XR, buyers can visit Apple's official website, or online retailers Flipkart, Amazon.in and Paytm Mall. It has a single 12MP wide-angle camera with ƒ/1.8 aperture, and pricing starts a $749 for the base 64GB model, all the way to $899 for the 256GB version.

Apart from invisible improvements found under the hood, such as hardware upgrades and improved cameras, the new iPhones don't really have the sort of significant innovations that are expected from Apple every two generations.

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