I’ve been using Apple’s iPhone XR since the October launch and here’s my 2019 re-review almost six months later. Is it worth the £749 UK asking price, what are the main issues and what’s the final verdict on the speed, camera tech, battery life and beyond, compared with the best Android rivals?
You may not get the telephoto lens of the XS model, but the ‘more affordable’ iPhone XR can still capture great-looking photos and 4K video with its single lens snapper. For an everyday camera phone, I still give it a thumbs up. Likewise, the performance and battery life are as strong as day one – countless updates haven’t degraded the everyday experience.
Apple’s design seemed rather dated at the time of launch and now that chunky frame and those thick bezels seem even more ridiculous compared with some £200 Android phones. I’m also still seeing WiFi problems with the iPhone XR in 2019, while iOS 12 isn’t as enjoyable as Android 9.
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