Apple copying Android in my opinion because Android were making phones before Apple.
Hi GSMArena, wondering why no more audio quality test?? I was hoping to know iphone XR’s audio quality. Is the audio quality as good as iphone 4s or iphone 5s?
Anonymous, 08 Nov 2018Point is that other flagships with bigger batteries don't last longer than the iPhone. They ha... moreLet me explain
Fast CPU doesn't mean it should be fast in real life (iPhone X's&XR has been beaten by 1+6t in real life tests/ check YouTube)
Optiomised os : 1)you can't play YouTube videos full screen---you call it optimization?
2) Can you change your mobile theme/ at least can you change your icon design?
3) no expandable memory/ no support of transferring data from the mobile/ still you need iTunes for that....( You can do it just swap the memory card.)
alski10, 08 Nov 2018I think we will agree that video playback and internet browsing is closer to what people mostl... moreIs most of the people using for web browsing, and watching. Videos.... Then they should buy only bigger batteries mobiles... There is ton of Android mobiles available with 5000mah.... With more then 100hours battery life by GSM arena..... All the iPhone users are stuck in the os... If they come out and see what they can do really with their mobiles.....I am not a fan of any mobile....I am using galaxy s7 active for all my work... And iPhone 7. Just for calls only... It can't usable for office kind of works...I can't open some very office file, can't print from the mobile...
alski10, 08 Nov 2018I think we will agree that video playback and internet browsing is closer to what people mostl... moreWhat ever U said but fact: decent battery life. Don't compare with Android phones that available in many price range and (if not all) fair pricing.
Web browsing, camera and social app? This phone is for Grandma lol
Just thinking, if next year iPhone have 4000mAh. How long most iPhone user need to charge it to full? 4 to 5 hours lol
Anonymous, 08 Nov 2018Then pls explain why android phones keep putting 2k screens for? Can’t see any difference and ... moreHave you ever heard of VR? Lol
Whay don't make a video, blind test and let people choice between 2K display and XR display?
Anonymous, 08 Nov 2018Point is that other flagships with bigger batteries don't last longer than the iPhone. They ha... moreEfficiency is a cost from alot of customization, a lot of things can be done in Android and for saving battery, kick the app out of RAM, done! and what iPhone user usually do? Web browsing and chatting?
Kandang, 08 Nov 2018"13h of web browsing and 15h of video playback" For that purpose iPhone user need fastest chip... moreI think we will agree that video playback and internet browsing is closer to what people mostly do on their phone, which is: using web based apps. Although gaming battery life is really decent on this year's iphones.
Yes, 95% is a random number but it's just me saying Im pretty sure very few people spend 5-10h talking on their phone each day.
So, my point is, if you see a phone with 30h+ 3G talk time, it most likely will have a good GSMA battery score and yet, very few people care about 3G talk time. Conversely for a phone with only 15h 3G talk time -> bad GSMA battery score.
Doesnt make much sense to me to rely on this arbitrary number.
As for the power, of course it's not necessary most of the time. It's just there for when you need it (ie: gaming, taking pictures and video) and for keeping the phone smooth at all time for the years to come.
Kandang, 08 Nov 2018"13h of web browsing and 15h of video playback" For that purpose iPhone user need fastest chip... moreThen pls explain why android phones keep putting 2k screens for? Can’t see any difference and it’s wasting a ton of battery and power to push useless pixels that’s you cannot see.
Kandang, 08 Nov 2018"13h of web browsing and 15h of video playback" For that purpose iPhone user need fastest chip... morePoint is that other flagships with bigger batteries don't last longer than the iPhone. They have bigger batteries because they have less efficient CPUs, less efficient OS, less optimised apps.
A fuel efficient car doesn't need such a big fuel tank as a less efficient car.
alski10, 08 Nov 2018Read the review and look at the actual battery life instead of looking at some random number. ... more"13h of web browsing and 15h of video playback" For that purpose iPhone user need fastest chipset in phone realm? Lol
"That's matters to 95% of people" 95%? where did you get that "some random number"? Lol
radhiv1993, 06 Nov 2018What a review!
"Where the display is lacking is in pixel density. A user upgrading from a s... moreRead the review and look at the actual battery life instead of looking at some random number.
13h of web browsing and 15h of video playback. That's matters to 95% of people. Those who don't spend 10h talking on their phone every day.
How well does the Note 9 do with its 4000mah battery and its amoled display ? 12h36 and 16h45 respectively.
The Xr does have good battery life. Every reviewer says it.
AnonD-632062, 23 Oct 2018Where is the proper review of the iPhone XR with all the lab tests? That's we want. Not thi... more I don't care if the review is as long as 'War And Peace' by Leo Tolstoy. However, I recall when "Gsm Arena' would release two phone review editions for flagships and other models: full length, and time saver versions. Good point on your part.
radhiv1993, 06 Nov 2018She is joking, guys!Ah, it wasn't immediately apparent
Anonymous, 07 Nov 2018LOL, tell that to Jon and his 20 friends who chose the iPhone XR LCD over Poco OLED screen, no... moreUh, Poco has an LCD. As for the XR screen, I guess the biggest problem would be if you were used to 1080. I've seen the screen, and it's not half bad, but I do see a little softness, but just a little
BTW, the latest screen tech everyone is touting these days are HDR support & DCI-P3 colour support; better contrast ratios & more colours!
Nothing to do with pixelation or how many PPIs.
iPhone XR has one of the best colour accurate LCDs (almost as good as, if not better than some OLEDs), extremely bright (600 nits, meaning whites are very good).
Only thing it's not good at is the black levels (can't go as dark/dim/black as OLEDs)
I'd take a perfectly calibrated "lower" PPI LCD screen over a higher PPI but badly calibrated OLED anytime.
Kandang, 07 Nov 2018Human (including you) will see a different when you put this phone compare again same price ra... moreLOL, tell that to Jon and his 20 friends who chose the iPhone XR LCD over Poco OLED screen, not me.
Notice they didn't say anything about sharpness/pixels. They were all talking about colour accuracy, viewing angles and contrast ratios.
This is why OnePlus hasn't included a 2k screen ever, because you really cannot tell a difference in sharpness at all between 1080p/2k. Heck, even Samsung s9/Note with their 2k screens on default are set at 1080p.
Phone screen technology has already advanced to the point we cannot see pixels anymore, since the first Retina screen in iPhone 4 years ago.
You can refute all you want, but thats the basic biology and threshold of our human eyes.
patoka, 06 Nov 2018It's not about whether one can see pixelation but rather that higher resolution screens are mo... moreWell as much as I agree with you on TV resolution, you can't really compare TVs screens to Phone screens. When comparing to TVs (assume all are about 50" inch screens):
1080p TV - Less than 200ppi
4k UHD/QHD TV - about 200ppi
Both screens are still below the threshold of 330ppi i.e. they are still pixelated/not sharp enough until our eyes cannot see the jagged edges on text/photos.
Phone screens however, have reached well above the threshold. You really cannot tell a difference in sharpness. The difference between iPhone XR against most Android 1080p/2k screens will come down to screen technology (OLED vs LCD), colour accuracy & contrast ratios.