Jan 2021

adam echols

IPhone XR


Announced at the same time as the iPhone XS, but not made available to the market until a few weeks later, the iPhone XR is intended to be a more affordable option for those who want an iOS device.

In order to make it more budget-friendly, there a number of sacrifices to be made when comparing it to the more expensive iPhone XS.

The biggest differences which are likely to be of interest to photographers come down to the display and the camera. The iPhone XR has a bigger display, however it’s a lower resolution LCD screen, compared with the high resolution OLED of the iPhone XS.

Meanwhile, unlike with the iPhone XS, the iPhone XR has just a single camera. It uses a 12-megapixel f/1.8 wide-angle camera, leaving you without the telephoto optic found on the iPhone XS. You do get optical image stabilisation, Portrait Mode, and 4K video recording at up to 60fps, though. On the front of the phone is a TrueDepth 7 megapixel selfie camera.

You can pick up the iPhone XR in three different size capacities (64GB, 128GB and 256GB), while it’s available in six different colours. At the time of writing, the iPhone XR retails for £749 for the minimum storage capacity, up to £899 for the largest. You can also buy it as part of a contract, with varying prices.