This comment put me off:
"As for that missing 5%, the display isn't quite as nice as the iPhone XS's. It's not quite as water-resistant as the iPhone XS. And the missing second camera means no more 2x optical zoom. We also missed not having 3D touch on this phone."
All this combined only to missing 5%? Then what makes up the 95% of the phone?? Just the fast processor?
Where are the detailed numbers of the display related to color accuracy and sunlight legibility ?
this phone's price should have been in OP6's price range max. better get iphone 7 or 8, there's no enough difference to justify its price over previous iphones...
Understand that they are not allowed to confront this phone with Android flagships, about all the cheaper ones... The only thing they must do is grab the envelop with a bunch of green papers inside and tell the world how wonderful this phone is, how the cheaper components and materials are better than the more premium, how the amazing is the bugs free Apple ecosystem, etc.
The iPhone people should look for if well round package is what you are after. Have money to burn/splurge, still go for Xs and Xs Max.
I expected a much better in detail review than this from GSM arena. Disappointed.
LamiaLove, 23 Oct 2018Wow, thanks for using a black iphone xr, so it is impossible to see the size of the bezels in ... moreWell, I can tell exact size of all bezels (and for othen phones, if you ask ;) ) =)
Side (both summed): 11.14 mm
Up and bottom summed: 11.17 mm
By the way, all iPhone XR colors have black front panel, so the visibility of bezels should be the same)
This is a second XR review I read and I'm getting the feeling that there were some restrictions put by Apple as to what can be said about XR and what is a big no-no. Like... the fact that you will be watching that sweet 4K60 videos at the 1/8 of the video resolution because they put a 2007 display in a 2018/2019 phone. 1080p is a must on phones 3-times cheaper, so we can assume it's become an industry standard.
Nicolas F, 23 Oct 2018Again this castrated type of review? No lab tests, no battery life tests, even no AnTuTu - ser... moreFor everyone here ranting about the review format:
1.GSMarena HQ and labs are in Bulgaria!
2.Its a global site with collaborators from all over the world!
3.Â”ObviouslyÂ” by the photos,this phone review wasÂ’nt done in their HQ,but rather in the US somewhere!
4.Duh...you cant have always everything
Huawei mate 20 pro is best. Huawei mate 20 pro no 9880 mark. Huawei mate 20 pro 11k high in geekbench. Huawei is best.
Where is the proper review of the iPhone XR with all the lab tests? That's we want.
Not this long, unnecessary, subjective, personal essay.
As expected, Apple iPhone XR crushes the benchmarks. The Apple A12 is a beast.
Bonus point: Check out the scores of the Huawei Mate 20 Pro are lagging behind! LOL!
"The Kirin 980 will be the fastest chipset ever", said Huawei.
Wow, thanks for using a black iphone xr, so it is impossible to see the size of the bezels in the useless pictures you took!
It seems like GSMArena has rushed this review. I can understand that Apple probably provided you with a iPhone XR a while ago for you to test it for an early review, but you guys should've probably spent some additional time on organizing and perfecting your review like what we've come to expect from you. This review is sub-par at best in it's current form. I hope you're editing it in real-time & that it'll hit the usual standard within a few hours at most.
Again this castrated type of review? No lab tests, no battery life tests, even no AnTuTu - seriously?
Balakrishnan, 23 Oct 2018Where is the star rating? Where is the pros and cons section??For Apple products they are probably exempting! It's a good Mobile on paper with the same icon filled screens which we saw in 2007 ! If your don't get bored and enough money to burn why not go after XS Max