Apple iPhone XR is one of the smartphones that succeed the famous iPhone X which came alongside iPhone 8. The new phone has a 6.1-inch display, hexa-core processor, A12 Bionic chipset and also the iOS 12 operating system. In this review, see Apple iPhone XR specs and features and also its price in Kenya.
Apple iPhone XR Specs, in Brief
- Display – 6.1 Inches
- RAM – 3 GB
- Internal Memory – 64, 128, 256GB
- Processor – 2×2.5GHz + 4×1.6GHz Hexa-core
- Camera – 7, 12 MP
- Network – EVDO, LTE, etc
- OS – iOS 12
- Battery – 2942 mAh
- Price – KSh. 102,000
Apple iPhone XR Display
Apple has been increasing the iPhone screen size with the XR hitting 6.1 inches which is good news to big screen lovers. The IPS LCD capacitive multitouch screen features 16M colors, 828x1792px (326ppi) resol., 79.0% StB ratio and also a 19.5:9 aspect ratio. Other display features include:
- Scratch-resistant glass (oleophobic coating)
- True-tone display
- Wide color gamut display
- 120 Hz touch-sensing
Memory and Platform
Under memory, the phone has a 3GB RAM and a choice of the following storages – 64GB, 128GB and 256GB. Concerning the platform, the device boasts these high-end features:
- CPU – Hexa-core (2×2.5 GHz Vortex + 4×1.6 GHz Tempest)
- GPU – Apple GPU (4-core graphics)
- Chipset – Apple A12 Bionic (7nm)
- OS – iOS 12 (upgradable to iOS 12.1)
The manufacturer has stuck with single cameras, with the backside featuring 12MP (f/1.8, 26mm wide, 1/2.55″, 1.4µm, OIS, PDAF) camera. Features for this camera include quad-LED dual-tone flash, HDR, panorama and also a number of video resolutions, including stereo sound recording.
The front side has a 7MP (f/2.2, 32mm standard) selfie camera with features such as HDR and 1080p@60fps video resolution.
Connectivity and Communication
Unlike most phone brands, the Apple phone supports the EVDO network and electronic SIM card (eSIM). It also supports LTE, HSPA, CDMA and GSM networks, and the nano-SIM card.
Other connectivity and communication features are pretty common and include things such as USB 2.0 (proprietary reversible connector), Wi-Fi 802.11 a/ b/ g/ n/ ac (dual-band, hotspot), GPS (A-GPS, GLONASS, GALILEO, QZSS) and also Bluetooth 5.0 (A2DP, LE).
The main feature here is a sound system featuring loudspeaker (stereo speakers), active noise cancellation and dedicated mic and also vibration alert and proprietary ringtones.
These features include:
- IP67 dust and water resistant (up to 1m for 30 min)
- Apple Pay – Visa, MasterCard and also AMEX certified
- Sensors – face ID, accelerometer, gyro, proximity, compass and also barometer
- iCloud cloud service
- Messaging – iMessage, SMS (threaded view), MMS, Email and also Push Email
- Siri natural language commands and dictation
- Document, audio, video and also photo editor
- Audio player – MP3, WAV, AAX+, AIFF and also Apple Lossless
- Video player – MP4, H.265
- Browser – HTML5 (Safari)
Apple iPhone XR Battery
The best thing about the battery is that it supports fast charging and also Qi wireless charging. The non-removable Li-Ion battery has 2942mAh capacity and offers up to 25hrs and 65hrs talk time and music play respectively.
Design, Material and Color
Like other iPhones, the XR has a classic design. It is sleek, elegant and also user-friendly, and measures 150.9×75.7×8.3mm and weighs 194grams.
On the side of material and color, the gadget features glass (front, back) and aluminum (frame). The colors include black, red, yellow, blue, coral and also white.
Apple iPhone XR Price in Kenya
The Apple devices are usually expensive, and so the XR is costly. The price in Kenya is in the range KSh. 102,000 and KSh. 135,000 (around $1020 and $1350).
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