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Apple iPhone XR Phone Technical Specifications

Apple iPhone XR Phone Technical Specifications
Brand: Apple
Category: Apple iPhone
  • CPU 64-bit Hexa-core (2x2.5 GHz Vortex + 4x1.6 GHz Tempest)
  • RAM 3 GB LPDDR4X
  • Storage 64/128/256 GB
  • Display 6.1" 828x1792 pixels
  • Camera 12MP 2160p
  • OS iOS (iPhone OS) 12, up to iOS 15.5

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Apple iPhone XR Review and Features

The iPhone XR (stylised and marketed as iPhone Xʀ; Roman numeral “X” pronounced “ten”) is a smartphone designed and manufactured by Apple Inc. It is part of the twelfth generation of the iPhone and is also called the iPhone 10R. Pre-orders began on October 19, 2018, with an official release on October 26, 2018.

The iPhone XR is the least expensive device in Apple’s twelfth generation of iPhones, including the iPhone XS and XS Max. Considered an “affordable flagship” or “budget flagship” at its release, the XR shares key internal hardware but with features removed/downgraded to reduce the price.

The XR features the same processor as the XS and XS Max, the Apple A12 Bionic chip built with a 7-nanometer process, which Apple claims to be the “smartest and most powerful chip” ever put into a smartphone.

Instead of the OLED screen used on the XS, the XR has a 6.1-inch Liquid Retina LED-backlit LCD IPS panel display, which Apple claims is the “most advanced LCD in the industry.” According to Apple, the XR battery lasts up to one-and-a-half hours longer than its direct predecessor, the iPhone 8 Plus, which has a bigger display.

The iPhone XR was available in six colours: black, white, blue, yellow, coral (a shade of pink and orange), and Product Red. It is the second iPhone released in white, yellow, and blue, the first being the iPhone 5C in 2013.

Internationally, the phone supports dual SIMs through a Nano-SIM and an eSIM. Dual Nano-SIM (in a single tray) is offered in mainland China, Hong Kong, and Macau.

The iPhone XR was available in three storage capacities: 64GB, 128GB, and 256GB. The 256GB version was discontinued after the iPhone 11 and 11 Pro; In contrast, the iPhone XS was discontinued and replaced by the iPhone 11 Pro; the iPhone XR continued on sale at a lower price point, with the iPhone 11 succeeding as the “affordable flagship”.

The iPhone XR was Apple’s best-selling 2018 model. It also became the top-selling and the most popular smartphone globally in Q3 2019. As of September 2020, the iPhone XR has sold 77.4 million units worldwide, making it the eighth best-selling smartphone.

In 2019, Apple started assembling the iPhone XR in India. In May 2020, Apple started selling refurbished iPhone XR models at US$499. The price was subsequently lowered to US$369. The iPhone XR and the iPhone 12 Pro with its Max variant were discontinued and removed from Apple’s website after the iPhone 13 and iPhone 13 Pro announcement on September 14, 2021, but are still available through third-party retailers today.

The XR initially shipped with iOS 12 installed out of the box and is compatible with iOS 13, which was released to the public on September 19, 2019. It received iOS 14 on September 16, 2020, and iOS 15 on September 20, 2021.

The XR has a similar design to the iPhone X and iPhone XS. However, it has slightly larger bezels and an aluminium frame and is available in various colours. Similar to other X-branded iPhones, all models come with a black front. The XR has an IP67 rating for dust and water resistance, which means it can be immersed in 1-meter-deep water for up to 30 minutes.

Released as part of the same 12th, the XR has similar hardware to the XS but a few features were removed to reduce the price. The XR features the same system-on-chip (SoC) as the XS and XS Max, the Apple A12 Bionic chip built with a 7-nanometer process.

The XR has an LCD display known as “Liquid Retina” instead of the OLED screen used on the X, XS, and XS Max. The display on the XR has a resolution of 1792 × 828 pixels and a pixel density of 326 PPI, compared with 458 PPI on other X-branded iPhones. However, it has a 120 Hz Touch Sample Rate, the same as the XS and XS Max.

Instead of 3D Touch, the XR comes with Haptic Touch, where the user long-presses until they feel a vibration from the Taptic Engine. The screen-to-body ratio of the XR is 79.3%, much higher than the 67.5% of the iPhone 8 Plus but still lower than most other phones in its price category.

Unlike most other phones in the X-series, the XR ships with a single camera on the rear of the phone, featuring exactly the same main camera sensor as on the XS and XS Max, utilising a 1/2.55″ sensor size and 1.4μm pixel size.

Unlike the XS, it does not have optical zoom because of the single camera. Despite the rear single-camera setup, a modified version of Portrait Mode is included. It works unaltered while using the TrueDepth front camera.

Still, with the rear camera, it attempts to calculate the depth of field using a combination of the focus pixels on the image sensor and AI, resulting in more limitations, including lower resolution depth data and subjects not being close enough due to the wide-angle lens being used instead of the missing telephoto lens.

Like the iPhone XS and XS Max, the iPhone XR also offers an adjustable depth of field through software, allowing the user to adjust the background bokeh effect after taking a photo.

Full Technical Specifications

General

Device Type Smartphone
Models A2105 (Global market)
A1984 (USA, Canada, Puerto Rico, U.S. Virgin Islands)
A2107 (China)
A2108 (China, Hong Kong, Macau)
A2106 (Japan)
iPhone11,8
Announced 12 September, 2018
Released 26 October, 2018
Status Discontinued
Predecessor Apple iPhone 8 / iPhone 8 Plus
Successor Apple iPhone 11
Slogan Brilliant. In every way. Make room for color.
Generation 12th

Design

Type <strong>Design Type</strong> called form factor refers to a mobile phone's size, shape, and style as well as the layout and position of major components of phone. There are three major form factors seen in mobile phones => bar phones, folding phones and sliding phones. Bar
Width 75.7 mm (millimeters)
7.57 cm (centimeters)
0.248 ft (feet)
2.98 in (inches)
Height 150.9 mm (millimeters)
15.09 cm (centimeters)
0.495 ft (feet)
5.941 in (inches)
Thickness 8.3 mm (millimeters)
0.83 cm (centimeters)
0.027 ft (feet)
0.327 in (inches)
Volume 94.81 cm³ (cubic centimeters)
5.76 in³ (cubic inches)
Weight 194 g (grams)
0.43 lbs (pounds)
6.84 oz (ounces)
Protection Glass front (Gorilla Glass)
Glass back (Gorilla Glass)
Aluminum frame (7000 series)
IP67 dust/water resistant (up to 1m for 30 mins)
Colors (PRODUCT)RED™
Yellow
White
Coral
Black
Blue

Network

SIM <strong>SIM</strong> (Subscriber Identity Module) is a small card that contains mobile network subscriber's account information. This allows the phone using the card to attach to a mobile network. The SIM card is most commonly associated with GSM and UMTS mobile networks. Moving a SIM card from one phone to another allows a subscriber to switch mobile phones without having to contact their mobile network carrier. SIM cards can also be used by a phone to store limited amounts of data, such as phone numbers and text messages. Nano-SIM and eSIM
Number of SIM cards 1
Dual SIM Single SIM (Nano-SIM and/or eSIM) or Dual SIM (Nano-SIM, dual stand-by) - for China
GSM GSM 850 MHz
GSM 900 MHz
GSM 1800 MHz
GSM 1900 MHz
CDMA CDMA 800 MHz
CDMA 1700/2100 MHz
CDMA 1900 MHz
CDMA2000 1xEV-DO Rev. A
TD-SCDMA TD-SCDMA 1900 MHz
TD-SCDMA 2000 MHz
UMTS (3G) UMTS 850 MHz
UMTS 900 MHz
UMTS 1700/2100 MHz
UMTS 1900 MHz
UMTS 2100 MHz
LTE (4G) LTE-TDD 1900 MHz (B39)
LTE-TDD 2300 MHz (B40)
LTE-TDD 2500 MHz (B41)
LTE-TDD 2600 MHz (B38)
LTE 700 MHz Class 13
LTE 700 MHz Class 17
LTE 800 MHz
LTE 850 MHz
LTE 900 MHz
LTE 1700/2100 MHz
LTE 1800 MHz
LTE 1900 MHz
LTE 2100 MHz
LTE 2600 MHz
LTE 700 MHz (B12)
LTE 800 MHz (B18)
LTE 800 MHz (B19)
LTE 800 MHz (B20)
LTE 1900+ MHz (B25)
LTE 800 MHz (B26)
LTE 700 MHz (B28)
LTE 700 MHz de (B29)
LTE 2300 MHz (B30)
LTE 1700/2100 MHz (B66)
LTE 600 MHz (B71)
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Display

Display Type <strong>Display Technology => </strong> A number of display technologies and types used in mobile phones => TFT (Thin Film Transistor), IPS (In-Place Switching), OLED (Organic Light Emitting Diode), AMOLED (Active-Matrix Organic Light-Emitting Diode), Super AMOLED (an even advanced version of AMOLED), Resistive Touchscreen (Resistive touchscreens contain two layer of conductive material with a very small gap between them which acts as a resistance), Capacitive Touchsceen (Capacitive touchscreen technology consists of a layer of glass coated with a transparent conductor) Liquid Retina HD display, LCD Multi-Touch display with IPS technology
Size 6.1 inch
Resolution 828 x 1792 pixels
Display Colors <strong>Display Colors</strong> is refers to the number of different shades of colors that the screen is capable of displaying => 64K colors, 256K colors and 16 million colors, Obviously 16M is highest available range of colors and better than others. 24-bit (16.76 million colors) LCD
Aspect Ratio 19.5:9 ratio
Display area (~79.0% screen-to-body ratio)
Pixel Density <strong>Pixel Density (PPI)</strong> is refers to the concentration of pixels on a particular display, measured in pixels per inch (ppi). Pixel density is calculated by dividing the diagonal pixel resolution of a display by its diagonal size, higher pixel density better display quality. 326 pixels per inch (PPI)
Touch Screen Multi-touch touchscreen display
Display Protection <strong>Display Protection => </strong> Gorilla Glass is a special alkali-aluminosilicate glass shield with exceptional damage resistance that helps protect mobile displays from scratches, drops, and bumps of everyday use, It is always better to go for a smartphone with Gorilla Glass for that added protection and peace of mind. Ion-strengthened glass
Oleophobic coating
Features Capacitive
Multi-touch
Scratch resistant
Liquid Retina HD display
True Tone display
Haptic Touch
120 Hz touch-sensing
1400:1 contrast ratio
625 cd/m²
Oleophobic (lipophobic) coating
Dolby Vision
HDR10
Wide Color display (P3)

Media

Audio File Formats AAC (Advanced Audio Coding)
AAC+ / aacPlus / HE-AAC v1
AMR / AMR-NB / GSM-AMR (Adaptive Multi-Rate, .amr, .3ga)
AMR-WB (Adaptive Multi-Rate Wideband, .awb)
eAAC+ / aacPlus v2 / HE-AAC v2
FLAC (Free Lossless Audio Codec, .flac)
MIDI
MP3 (MPEG-2 Audio Layer II, .mp3)
OGG (.ogg, .ogv, .oga, .ogx, .spx, .opus)
WMA (Windows Media Audio, .wma)
WAV (Waveform Audio File Format, .wav, .wave)
AIFF
Video File Formats 3GPP (3rd Generation Partnership Project, .3gp)
AVI (Audio Video Interleaved, .avi)
H.263
H.264 / MPEG-4 Part 10 / AVC video
QuickTime (.mov, .qt)
MPEG-4
FM Radio No
Ring Tones Yes
Loudspeaker Yes, with stereo speakers
3.5mm Audio jack No
Audio Features Loudspeaker
Earpiece
Stereo speakers
Dolby Digital Plus
HAC (M3/T4) - Hearing Aid Compatibility

Rear Camera

Number of cameras 1
Sensor type CMOS (complementary metal-oxide semiconductor)
Main cameras (12 MP)
Wide (main) lens 12 MP
Aperture: f/1.8
Focal length: 26 mm
Pixel size: 1.4 micron
Sensor: 1/2.55", Apple iSight X (BSI CMOS)
Phase autofocus
Optical stabilization
Depth lens/LiDAR scanner No
Sensor size 1/2.55", Apple iSight X (BSI CMOS)
Pixel size 1.4 µm (micrometers)
0.001400 mm (millimeters)
Aperture f/1.8
Zoom Digital
Focal length and 35mm equivalent 4.25 mm (millimeters) 26 mm (millimeters) *(35 mm / full frame)
Number of lenses 6
Flash type Quad LED
Image Resolution 4032 x 3024 pixels
12.19 MP (megapixels)
Video Resolution 3840 x 2160 pixels
8.29 MP (megapixels)
Video FPS 60 fps (frames per second)
Other features Autofocus
Continuous shooting
Digital zoom
Optical image stabilization
Geotagging
Panorama
HDR
Touch focus
Face detection
White balance settings
ISO settings
Exposure compensation
Self-timer
Scene mode
Macro mode
RAW
Flash type - Quad LED
Hybrid IR filter
Noise reduction
Sapphire crystal glass lens cover
1080p @ 240 fps
1080p @ 240 fps
Slow motion 240 FPS (1080p)
1080p video recording Up to 60FPS
4K video recording Up to 60FPS
8K video recording No
Stabilization Optical

Front/Selfie Camera

Number of cameras 1
Main cameras 7 megapixels
Sensor type CMOS BSI (backside illumination)
Aperture f/2.2
Focal length and 35mm equivalent 2.87 mm (millimeters) 32 mm (millimeters) *(35 mm / full frame)
Image Resolution 3088 x 2316 pixels
7.15 MP (megapixels)
Video Resolution 1920 x 1080 pixels
2.07 MP (megapixels)
Video FPS 60 fps (frames per second)
Other features 720p @ 240 fps

Software

Operating System <strong>OS => </strong> Every computer system run on a base software called Operating System (OS). Operating System controls all basic operations of the computer (such as smartphone, PDAs, tablet computers and other handheld devices). The Operating System allows the user to install and run third party applications (apps), apps are used to add new functionality to the device. iOS 12, upgradable to iOS 15.5
User Interface <strong>UI</strong> or user interface of a device is the look and feel of the on-screen menu system. How it works, its color scheme, how it responds to button presses, all of these things are part of the user interface. iPhone OS UI

Hardware

Chipset <strong>Chipset</strong> is a group of integrated circuits designed to perform one or a more dedicated functions, often with real time computing constraints, Popular smartphones are equipped with more advanced embedded chipsets that can do many different tasks depending on their programming. Apple A12 Bionic APL1W81, Second-generation Neural Engine
SoC Process Technology 7 nm (nanometers)
CPU <strong>CPU</strong> (Central Processing Unit) mostly known as processors, CPU processes instructions in order to carry out certain functions that make your device operate properly. Processors are often described as the brain of computers, smartphones and tablets, Smartphones and tablets rely on processors to carry out their every task, Processors are an incredibly important factor in selecting any type of computing device, including your smartphone. 64-bit Hexa-core (2x2.5 GHz Vortex + 4x1.6 GHz Tempest)
CPU bits 64 bit
CPU cores 6
CPU frequency 2500 MHz (megahertz)
Level 1 cache memory (L1) 128 KB + 128 KB (kilobytes)
Level 2 cache memory (L2) 8192 KB (kilobytes)
8 MB (megabytes)
GPU <strong>GPU</strong> (Graphics Processing Unit) is a single-chip processor designed to rapidly manipulate and alter memory to accelerate the creation of images in a frame buffer intended for output to a display, This includes things such as lighting effects, object transformations, and 3D motion. Apple GPU
GPU cores 4
RAM (Memory) <strong>RAM</strong> (Random Access Memory) is a type of computer memory that can be accessed randomly, any byte of memory can be accessed without touching the preceding bytes that allows information to be stored and accessed quickly from random locations. RAM is the most common type of memory found in computer systems, smartphones, tablets and other electronic devices. 3 GB
RAM Type LPDDR4X
RAM channels Double channel
Internal Storage <strong>Internal Storage</strong> is a data storage space (flash memory) mostly used in smartphones, tablets and other electronic devices where operating system, apps, music, photos, videos, files and other user data Is stored. 64/128/256 GB NVMe
Card Slot <strong>Memory Card Slot</strong> is a special slot for inserting a memory card. Memory cards allow you to expand the phone's built-in memory, A memory card (sometimes called a flash memory card or a storage card) is a small storage medium used to store data such as text, pictures, audio, and video, for use on small, portable or remote computing devices such as mobile phones, mp3 players, digital cameras. No
Sensors <strong>Sensors</strong> are electronic components that detects and responds to some type of input from the physical environment. The specific input could be light, heat, motion, moisture, pressure and location, The output is generally a signal that is converted to use in computing systems, a location sensor, such as a GPS receiver is able to detect current location of your electronic device. Face ID
Barometer
Three‑axis gyro
Accelerometer
Proximity sensor
Ambient light sensor
Modem A modulator-demodulator or modem is a computer hardware device that converts data from a digital format into a format suitable for an analog transmission medium such as telephone or radio. Intel PMB9955 (XMM7560)

Connectivity

Bluetooth Version 5.0
Bluetooth Features <strong>Bluetooth</strong> is a wireless communications technology for exchanging data between mobile phones, headsets, computers and other network devices over short distances without wires, Bluetooth technology was primarily designed to support simple wireless networking of personal consumer devices. A2DP (Advanced Audio Distribution Profile)
LE (Low Energy)
Infrared <strong>Infrared</strong> connectivity is an old wireless technology used to connect two electronic devices. It uses a beam of infrared light to transmit information and so requires direct line of sight and operates only at close range. No
Wi-Fi <strong>Wi-Fi</strong> is a popular wireless networking technology using radio waves to provide high-speed network connections that allows devices to communicate without cords or cables, Wi-Fi is increasingly becoming the preferred mode of internet connectivity all over the world. 802.11a (IEEE 802.11a-1999)
802.11b (IEEE 802.11b-1999)
802.11g (IEEE 802.11g-2003)
802.11n (IEEE 802.11n-2009)
802.11n 5GHz
802.11ac (IEEE 802.11ac)
Dual band
Wi-Fi Hotspot
2x2 MiMO
USB Lightning, USB 2.0
GPS <strong>GPS</strong> The Global Positioning System is a satellite-based radio navigation system, GPS permits users to determine their position, velocity and the time 24 hours a day, in all weather, anywhere in the world, In order to locate your position, your device or GPS receiver must have a clear view of the sky. GPS
A-GPS
GLONASS
Wi-Fi
Cell ID
NFC <strong>NFC</strong> (Near field communication) is a set of standards for smartphones and similar devices to establish peer-to-peer radio communications with each other by touching them together or bringing them into proximity, usually no more than a few inch.
HDMI <strong>HDMI</strong> (High-Definition Multimedia Interface) is a compact audio/video interface for transferring uncompressed video data and compressed or uncompressed digital audio data from a HDMI-compliant source device to a compatible computer monitor, video projector, digital television, or digital audio device. No
Wireless Charging <strong>Wireless Charging</strong> (Inductive Charging) uses an electromagnetic field to transfer energy between two objects. This is usually done with a charging station. Energy is sent through an inductive coupling to an electrical device, which can then use that energy to charge batteries or run the device. Yes

Data

GPRS <strong>GPRS</strong> (General Packet Radio Service) is a packet oriented mobile data service on the 2G and 3G cellular communication system's global system for mobile communications (GSM), Generally, GPRS is used for the purpose of wireless data transfer, such as sharing pictures and videos or browsing the Internet via a mobile phone connection.
EDGE <strong>EDGE</strong> (Enhanced Data GSM Environment) is a wireless network technology generally considered the next step in the 2G network offers data transfer rates up to four times faster than ordinary GSM networks, Generally, EDGE is used for the purpose of wireless data transfer, such as sharing pictures and videos or browsing the Internet via a mobile phone connection.
Speed HSPA 42.2/5.76 Mbps, LTE-A, EV-DO Rev.A 3.1 Mbps
Web Browser <strong>Web Browser => </strong> a web browser is a software application used to locate, retrieve and display content on the World Wide Web, including Web pages, images, video and other files, The primary function of a web browser is to render HTML, the code used to design or markup webpages. (Safari)

Messaging

SMS <strong>SMS</strong> (Short Messaging Service) is a text messaging service component of phone, Web, or mobile communication systems. It uses standardized communications protocols to allow mobile phone devices to exchange short text messages over the networks. Yes (threaded view)
MMS <strong>MMS</strong> (Multimedia Messaging Service) is a standard way to send messages that include multimedia content (audio clips, video clips and images) to and from mobile phones over wireless networks using the WAP protocol.
IM <strong>IM</strong> (Instant Messaging) is an exchange of text messages through a software application, it enable you to create a kind of private chat room with another individual in order to communicate in real time over the Internet. Yes

Battery

Battery Type <strong>Battery Type => </strong> Cell phones run on various kinds of batteries depending on the manufacturer, phone size or shape and features. There are basically four types of cell phone batteries => Lithium Polymer, Lithium Ion, Nickel Metal Hydride and Nickel Cadmium. Li-Ion (Lithium Ion)
Capacity <strong>Battery Capacity</strong> is a measure (typically in Amp-hr) of the charge stored by the battery, and is determined by the mass of active material contained in the battery. The battery capacity represents the maximum amount of energy that can be extracted from the battery under certain conditions. 2942 mAh (11.16 Wh)
Charging Features Fast charging 15W, 50% in 30 min (advertised)
USB Power Delivery 2.0
Qi wireless charging
Placement Non-removable
Talk Time <strong>Talk Time</strong> is the longest time that a single battery charge will last when you are constantly talking on the phone under perfect conditions, Ambient temperature and highly dependent on the cellular network environment such as the distance to the closest cell network tower. Up to 25 hours
Music Play Up to 65 hours

Prices (Prices are estimated and varies by capacity)

Price in (USA) $ $159 - $233
Price in (Bangladesh)৳ ৳78,000 - ৳98,000
Price in (Canada) CA$429.99
Price in (Dubai/UAE) د.إ AED 2700
Price in (India) ₹ ₹36,999
Price in (Iraq) ع.د ‎IQD 728,540
Price in (Nigeria) ₦ NGN 196,000
Price in (Tanzania) TSh TZS 1,800,000.00
Price in Australia AUD 1,049
Price in France FRF 4,344

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