Things to know about iPhone XR before upgrading

iPhone XR Reviews Round Up: A Great Phone For Most People, According To Experts

Sales of iPhone XR begin in Russia

At $749, the iPhone XR costs $250 less than the $999 iPhone XS and $350 less than the $1,099 iPhone XS Max. He is expecting the XR to comprise 38% of Apple's 2019 iPhone sales, compared to 12% for the XS Max and 9% for the XS.

If you preordered your iPhone XR, which model are you receiving today?

The iPhone XR hits stores on Friday, and everybody is flipping out about it being the most affordable new iPhone. The sales of the other two - iPhone XS and iPhone XS Max - began in Russian Federation on September 28. The official launch is slated for November 2. The viewable display extends out to the very edge of all four sides, while most Android phones tend to have noticeable top and bottom bezels.

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As usual on an iPhone launch day, most Apple Stores are opening early at 8:00 a.m. local time, with display models now available. Mind you, it comes minus the 3D Touch that is seen on the other iPhones.

The iPhone XS died after 9:41 hours in the same test, while the Max version went for nearly an hour longer at 10:38 hours. And for the first time in years, I know exactly what phone I would buy - and what phone you should buy: the iPhone XR.

My take: I agree, and would add the absence of grey market buyers, now that Apple launches simultaneously in 50 countries, including China. While the XR doesn't have quite as nice a display as the XS and XS Max, it does have the same A12 Bionic processor as its flagship siblings as well as features like Tap to Wake and True Tone.

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Apple eliminated the home button on the iPhone X, and that decision has carried over to the 2018 iPhones. Well yes, this also doubles as the best gaming phone, so if you're into PUBG, this will be your jam as Apple's new GPU is the bomb. That's a function of a lower resolution screen and lesser RAM which sucks less power while retaining all the performance benefits of the iPhone XS.

Pricing sweet spot - Apple has always relied on last year's iPhone models to make up for the lower-cost models of the current year models, but that strategy changed this year.

One other detail worth mentioning is that, like the iPhone XS and XS Max, the iPhone XR includes support for T-Mobile's 600MHz LTE coverage. Customers are split on whether or not this is right; there are complaints by many who don't want to look like they've just edited away their natural features. Of course, the standard iPhone 7 and 8 didn't have a second lens either, although their Plus models did, as did the iPhone X. Both XS models also have two lenses.

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