Anonymous, 24 Oct 2018I know when an iPhone is good when too many Apple haters come to hate it. The XR must be the m... moreyou must be "Ideepsheep", otherwise when a phone maker makes good mobile appreciate it... When they don't .... We should have to point it out.... Then only we will get good mobiles.... Any how Apple won't care, what customers said....
It's a disappointing review. GSMA seems to take a neutral stance when it comes to big wigs... please call a spade a spade.
The device doesn't seems to have been put through paces (tests). Only the benchmark tests that can be easily rigged (recall how badly the iPhoneX lost on real time speed test to OnePlus few months ago). Apple is not doing any favors by charging a bomb for its products, partly justified (as an entrepreneur) but there are compromises everywhere.
Don't belittle the good work you have been doing
Note7 owner, 24 Oct 2018It's always amazing to see so much interest in a phone that everyone here claims to be crappy... But of course, why not? Watching iSheep shelling out $749 for a jurassic phone that can't even expand storage with micro sd card, that doesn't even have a full HD screen, doesn't have a headphone jack, doesn't have manual camera controls or dual cameras, doesn't have dual sim outside China, doesn't have huge 4000mAh battery, can't transfer files to and from PC seamlessly, cannot customize the horribly cluttered screen layout/appearance, cannot wirelessly screen share without buying an overpriced Apple TV accessory, and charges you lots of $$$'s for basic accessories (fast charger) that should have been included given the obscene pricing for such a cheaply constructed product, is sure bound to get so much attention and interest.
Really, it's like your neighbor's dog pooping rainbow colored poop one day (iPhone launching date). Nobody sane is going to buy the rainbow colored poop in 6 color variations, but many will be interested to see anyway what the fuss is all about those enthusiastic Apple sheep buying rainbow colored poop for $749 in six new color variants.
gsm arena would do well to just get rid of the comments section altogether, its the same rabid fans who contribute nothing to a conversation
It's always amazing to see so much interest in a phone that everyone here claims to be crappy...
[deleted post]Self-respecting pros won't care about such bans... But anyone can be bought unfortunately
How come the review is very short? How do we compare it with other devices if its not that detailed? Come on GSMARENA! You can do better than that. Make a complete review
The fact that I can't watch my favorite cooking shows on Youtube at 1080p on this phone is deal breaker for me.
Anonymous, 23 Oct 2018Most of them are actually advantages.
For one 3.5 mm is legacy and a waste of space. You ca... more1. 3.5mm is NOT legacy.. Headphones and speakers are manufactured to this day to use 3.5mm jack.. 3.5mm jack is also used for aux input.. Only SOME phone specific headphones are using USB-C and even rarer Lightning.. Phones are not the only audio devices in this world.. Please expand your mind..
2/3. Notch is just a temporary solution.. It has pros and cons against mechanical moving camera of VIVO/OPPO.. Notch is WORSE in terms of aesthetic.. Retractable camera is more secure as it can't be used to record unknowingly by apps
4. The keywords are RELIABILITY and OPTION.. Fingerprints are more reliable than Face scanning and to some more convenient to use.. People should be given options not forced to use whatever the inferior choice the manufacturer selected..
5. Apple SOC is great no doubt but the QC misses NOTHING in day to day usage
LASTLY, calling out others Luddites while you yourself OPPOSE the fast charging technology?? TOPKEK Look deeply into yourself in the mirror before speaking next time.
Fast Charging technology of today has negligible effects on the battery.. Please wake up to 2018..
Anonymous, 23 Oct 2018I have a question. Fandroids are always arguing „the same grid of icons since 2007“ yet I wond... moreHaha iPhone makes me bored with no customization. I use widgets and themes, always on display . Keep hating
I know when an iPhone is good when too many Apple haters come to hate it. The XR must be the most hated iPhone ever so that means is the best ever made by Apple.
I expect more detailed review on this phone as tech enthusiast, gsma you keep us always disappointed about this rush review why even publish it, if its not a complete review then, such a waste of time..
Anonymous, 23 Oct 2018Most of them are actually advantages. For one 3.5 mm is legacy and a waste of space. You ca... moreWhat an Apple fan boy you are. Design ahead of it's time haha? That notch is ugly. 750 for apples budget phone haha with 720 resolution and LCD. Fast charge is good when needed but it's a joke Apple charges 70 bucks extra. One plus 6 with 1080 resolution oled display, 8gb of ram. Cost 550 buck.
"By default, all Portrait mode images are saved at f2.8, but you can adjust it from f1.4 to f16."
That's nonsense as the iPhone XR camera is already equivalent to a f/11 full frame camera, so f/16 isn't possible. Apple just calls it f/16, but it won't give you the background of a 26mm f/16 wide-angle camera.