The first round of iPhone XR reviews were published by media outlets this morning. Below we’ve highlighted some of the key takeaways from around the web ahead of Apple’s official iPhone XR launch day this Friday.
Priced starting at $749, the iPhone XR is Apple’s lowest-priced flagship iPhone and is available in several colors. It features Face ID, an edge-to-edge LCD display, a single-lens camera, a glass body for wireless charging, and an A12 Bionic processor.
On the 6.1-inch Liquid Retina LCD display:The Verge’s Nilay Patel:
The display on the iPhone XR is… fine. It’s fine! It has lower resolution and [...]
AnandTech, known for in-depth reviews of new Apple products, today published a lengthy review of the iPhone XS and XS Max, Apple’s newest flagship iPhones.
AnandTech’s review takes a deep dive into the A12 chip in the two smartphones, which is the first commercially available 7nm silicon.
Image of A12 SoC via TechInsights with labeling by AnandTech According to AnandTech, the A12 chip features a major revamp of the neural accelerator, a redesigned system cache that features the „biggest change since its introduction in the A7,“ significant changes to the CPU core, and memory compression for the GPU, all of which has led to impressive [...]
DxOMark today published the results of its in-depth analysis of the iPhone XS Max’s rear camera. Apple’s flagship smartphone achieved an overall score of 105 points, trailing only the Huawei P20 Pro at 109 in the site’s all-time rankings.
In its testing, DxOMark found the iPhone XS Max to have „excellent“ photo and video quality in bright light, with a „very wide dynamic range and good detail.“ In terms of photo quality, they found exposure in outdoor images „tends to be spot on,“ with high levels of detail and pleasant colors.
The review adds that Apple’s new Smart HDR feature generates images with [...]
Apple this afternoon shared several of the best „Shot on iPhone“ photos that it’s seen on Instagram and Twitter from customers who have purchased one of the new iPhone XS or iPhone XS Max devices.
The photos were collected from Instagram and Twitter users who included the hashtag „#ShotoniPhone“ alongside their photos, with images showcasing Portrait Mode, Smart HDR, more advanced bokeh, Depth Control, and other features introduced with the iPhone XS and XS Max.
Image via Instagram user garethsingham Apple’s new iPhones continue to offer the same 12-megapixel dual-lens telephoto and wide-angle camera system introduced in the [...]