When Apple revealed this year’s line-up of iPhones, all attention was on the XS and XS Max, the ultra premium and feature-packed siblings to the somewhat modest iPhone XR. Going by the features on offer, what we expected in the XR was a severely trimmed down version of the XS series. However, the iPhone XR, surprisingly, can do much the same that its luxury siblings are capable of.
Design and Build Quality
The most striking difference you notice in the XR with respect to the XS is the single camera at the back and the matte-finished aerospace-grade aluminium band with four prominent antenna lines. The notch at the top, front and back glass design and the placement of buttons are similar to that of the XS and XS Max. The SIM tray is closer to the base and the device is slightly thicker than the XS. Home button is out and Face ID is in.
The iPhone XR is splash, water, and dust resistant and bears an IP67 ingress protection rating. This means that the device can withstand immersion in one metre deep water up to 30 minutes (The XS and XS Max are IP68 rated, which means both can withstand up to two metres of depth for 30 minutes). However, Apple cautions that splash, water, and dust resistance are not permanent conditions and the ingress resistance might decrease as a result of normal wear. It further mentions that liquid damage is not covered under warranty. The device is available in Yellow, White, Coral, Black, Blue