The predecessor of the iPhone 8 and 8 Plus, the iPhone XR is a huge jump up from Apple in terms of quality and power. Inside, the iPhone XR is sporting a 7-nanometer A12 Bionic chip that includes two-performance cores 15 percent faster than the A11 and four efficiency cores up to 50 percent more efficient. The four-core GPU in the A12 is up to 50 percent faster than the A11. The iPhone XR features a precision-machined 7000 Series aerospace-grade aluminium frame that wraps around an all-glass enclosure with the same durable glass used in the more expensive iPhone XS.
Is it worth buying?
With the glass body, Qi-based wireless charging is supported, and the device features IP67 water resistance for keeping it safe from splashes and spills. iPhone XR features a larger display than the previous-generation iPhone 8 Plus, but in a smaller body that falls between the 5.8-inch iPhone XS and the 6.5-inch iPhone XS Max it was introduced alongside.
Apple designed a new "Liquid Retina" display for the iPhone XR, which is a 6.1-inch LCD with a 1792 x 828 resolution that spans from edge-to-edge and top to bottom with minimal bezels. As with the iPhone XS, there is no ‘Home’ button on the iPhone XR and it adopts the swipe-based navigation system introduced in the iPhone X. So yes, this phone is definitely worth its’ value and more.
What are its technical improvements?
The LCD does not support 3D Touch, but Apple introduced a new Haptic Touch feature to provide haptic responses to certain gestures on the device as a replacement. Instead of Touch ID, the iPhone XR uses the same TrueDepth camera system that's in the iPhone XS with faster, more efficient Face ID facial recognition for unlocking your device, making Apple Pay payments, and more.
An 8-core Neural Engine completes up to a mind-blowing 5 trillion operations per second for major improvements to all apps and features that use AR and machine learning. iPhone XR does not use a dual-lens camera system like in the iPhone XS or iPhone 11, instead adopting a single-lens rear camera, but Apple has made software advances to make it nearly as functional as the dual-lens camera in the more expensive iPhone XS models.