1. libra89's Avatar
    For those of you who have seen or used a XR, what's something that surprised you about it?

    For me, I was surprised about the display after seeing it on in an Apple Store and now using it for the moment, I continue to be surprised.
    11-01-2018 03:53 PM
  2. popkurn611's Avatar
    For those of you who have seen or used a XR, what's something that surprised you about it?

    For me, I was surprised about the display after seeing it on in an Apple Store and now using it for the moment, I continue to be surprised.
    I was also surprised by the display. I am extremely impressed with the device, comparing it to my X and trying to decide which one I will be keeping. I am trying to weigh out what is more important to me at this point with the losses and gains of each device....I'm stuck.

    Some apps do need to be updated though because text does look pixelated. Specifically the Gmail and YouTube app I have noticed the text being pixelated vs using the web browser for both sites.
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    11-01-2018 04:13 PM
  3. mogelijk's Avatar
    For those of you who have seen or used a XR, what's something that surprised you about it?

    For me, I was surprised about the display after seeing it on in an Apple Store and now using it for the moment, I continue to be surprised.
    The screen did not really surprise me. I thought the "spec warriors" were freaking out over a non-issue. It's the same resolution as Apple's previous Retina displays for "normal" (not Plus) phones, which have always looked good -- and I knew since they were calling it "Liquid Retina" that they'd have improved the look even further.
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    11-01-2018 04:56 PM
  4. kataran's Avatar
    Honestly what surprised me is they developed the Xr at all.

    The 5c was a bargain device but had similar specs to the i5 but the Xr is a ground up device as Apple never had a 6.1 inch design to work off of.
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    11-01-2018 06:17 PM
  5. libra89's Avatar
    I was also surprised by the display. I am extremely impressed with the device, comparing it to my X and trying to decide which one I will be keeping. I am trying to weigh out what is more important to me at this point with the losses and gains of each device....I'm stuck.

    Some apps do need to be updated though because text does look pixelated. Specifically the Gmail and YouTube app I have noticed the text being pixelated vs using the web browser for both sites.
    Agreed. I feel like Instagram is pixelated too.

    That's a hard choice! Let us know what you choose, please? I'm wondering if I should do a X instead, just for size reasons.
    11-01-2018 06:18 PM
  6. popkurn611's Avatar
    Agreed. I feel like Instagram is pixelated too.

    That's a hard choice! Let us know what you choose, please? I'm wondering if I should do a X instead, just for size reasons.
    See I'm the opposite on size. I love the XR size, hated the Max size it was way too cumbersome, and the X is kinda crammed but I do love the form factor
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    11-01-2018 06:43 PM
  7. libra89's Avatar
    See I'm the opposite on size. I love the XR size, hated the Max size it was way too cumbersome, and the X is kinda crammed but I do love the form factor
    Ooh I now see why it's a tough choice. The XR is a great middle ground.
    11-01-2018 06:58 PM
  8. popkurn611's Avatar
    Ooh I now see why it's a tough choice. The XR is a great middle ground.
    Yeah it's a really tough call for me!
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    11-01-2018 07:36 PM
  9. Cladster's Avatar
    Same screen as a IP6/7/8 surprised me.
    11-01-2018 11:39 PM
  10. davidnc's Avatar
    Actually I walked into the Apple Store fully expecting to buy the Xs Max. I had already researched them both before driving to the store .
    I already have a phone close to the size of the Xs Max , and was preferring a the second phone to be no bigger then it.
    But the price was not a factor in which I picked.
    But after playing with them awhile both ,I choose the Xr. I take some pictures but not a bunch like a lot do. So not really that much of a photographer type. But eventually ruled out most of the differences the Xs Max has over the Xr .

    The little bit smaller size, also the thickness of the phone, and the little bit heavier weight. Also loved the screen, different colors, its fast,etc . I'm still glad I went with the Xr. So I kinda Surprised myself
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    11-02-2018 02:53 PM
  11. popkurn611's Avatar
    Actually I walked into the Apple Store fully expecting to buy the Xs Max. I had already researched them both before driving to the store .
    I already have a phone close to the size of the Xs Max , and was preferring a the second phone to be no bigger then it.
    But the price was not a factor in which I picked.
    But after playing with them awhile both ,I choose the Xr. I take some pictures but not a bunch like a lot do. So not really that much of a photographer type. But eventually ruled out most of the differences the Xs Max has over the Xr .

    The little bit smaller size, also the thickness of the phone, and the little bit heavier weight. Also loved the screen, different colors, its fast,etc . I'm still glad I went with the Xr. So I kinda Surprised myself
    You’re a pixel user aren’t you? I recognize your name from the AC forums. Welcome!!
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    11-02-2018 03:06 PM
  12. davidnc's Avatar
    You’re a pixel user aren’t you? I recognize your name from the AC forums. Welcome!!
    Thanks , Yeah most of my posts are on AC . I had a few on here when I got the 2016 SE. I have both Pixel's the 2016 Pixel and the Pixel 2 XL
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    11-02-2018 03:37 PM
  13. popkurn611's Avatar
    Thanks , Yeah most of my posts are on AC . I had a few on here when I got the 2016 SE. I have both Pixel's the 2016 Pixel and the Pixel 2 XL
    Nice! Is the XR going to be your primary device?
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    11-02-2018 04:19 PM
  14. o4liberty's Avatar
    Screen is beautiful not as others have said just a beautiful screen to look at.
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    11-02-2018 05:20 PM
  15. metalchick719's Avatar
    One thing that surprised me about the XR - but not pleasantly so - is that my reception was no better in two places where I typically get spotty service (my bowling alley and the BJ's where I shop). I figured band 71 would improve that, but I guess it's more of a T-Mobile thing than an iPhone XR thing, come to think of it.
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    11-02-2018 07:37 PM
  16. davidnc's Avatar
    Nice! Is the XR going to be your primary device?
    I using it as my Primary now. I always use my newest phone as a primary at first. Actually at this time of year I carry both phones.

    I switch back and forth when I want a change after a while.
    I don't switch SIM cards or anything like that . All my friends know both my numbers.
    What i mean by switch is use one phone for doing all the phone calls I make, app use, take pics, etc.
    But if someone calls the other phone I still answer it.
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    11-02-2018 08:50 PM
  17. Golfdriver97's Avatar
    I using it as my Primary now. I always use my newest phone as a primary at first. Actually at this time of year I carry both phones.

    I switch back and forth when I want a change after a while.
    I don't switch SIM cards or anything like that . All my friends know both my numbers.
    What i mean by switch is use one phone for doing all the phone calls I make, app use, take pics, etc.
    But if someone calls the other phone I still answer it.
    Dual wield phones like Anakin Skywalker did lightsabers in Star Wars...lol
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    11-02-2018 09:06 PM
  18. libra89's Avatar
    One thing that surprised me about the XR - but not pleasantly so - is that my reception was no better in two places where I typically get spotty service (my bowling alley and the BJ's where I shop). I figured band 71 would improve that, but I guess it's more of a T-Mobile thing than an iPhone XR thing, come to think of it.
    I'm not even on T-Mobile but I feel like I noticed the same with reception being no different. I thought it was just me.
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    11-02-2018 11:59 PM
  19. davidnc's Avatar
    Dual wield phones like Anakin Skywalker did lightsabers in Star Wars...lol
    . Haha Yeah for sure !
    11-03-2018 08:08 AM
  20. Cladster's Avatar
    Phone looks fine naked, put a case on it and the back is as ugly as IMO, dust magnet for sure too.
    11-03-2018 10:14 PM
  21. gnirkatto's Avatar
    What surprised me was how much I liked it when I could hold one in my hands at the store for the first time.
    I liked it better than my X (too small) and better than the max (too big), and I found the screen to be superb (as opposed to what the spec-junkies on Youtube etc. "expected" or "predicted").
    So I purchased the red one and am very happy. I don't see any pixelation, Colours are great, and even compared to my X's OLED, the blacks don't look bad or washed out.
    11-05-2018 07:59 PM
  22. libra89's Avatar
    What surprised me was how much I liked it when I could hold one in my hands at the store for the first time.
    I liked it better than my X (too small) and better than the max (too big), and I found the screen to be superb (as opposed to what the spec-junkies on Youtube etc. "expected" or "predicted").
    So I purchased the red one and am very happy. I don't see any pixelation, Colours are great, and even compared to my X's OLED, the blacks don't look bad or washed out.
    Awesome! Welcome to the club! I hope you enjoy your Xr.
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    11-05-2018 08:09 PM
  23. popkurn611's Avatar
    What surprised me was how much I liked it when I could hold one in my hands at the store for the first time.
    I liked it better than my X (too small) and better than the max (too big), and I found the screen to be superb (as opposed to what the spec-junkies on Youtube etc. "expected" or "predicted").
    So I purchased the red one and am very happy. I don't see any pixelation, Colours are great, and even compared to my X's OLED, the blacks don't look bad or washed out.
    I'm going to pick your brain a little since you are coming from the X like I am. Majority of posts on here are of people coming from the 6,7, and 8 which is expected. Having used an OLED display on the X, along with the dual camera and 3D touch, do you feel as if you downgraded? What made you not stick to your X?

    I have the X now and got the XR, I like you LOVE the size compared to the X. The X size is great and compact but it sometimes feels a little crammed. I tried the max but like you said it is WAY too large for me. The XR is a great size for me but I feel like I'm trading off the size for lacking features that I will miss on my X.
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    11-06-2018 08:09 AM
  24. gnirkatto's Avatar
    I'm going to pick your brain a little since you are coming from the X like I am. Majority of posts on here are of people coming from the 6,7, and 8 which is expected. Having used an OLED display on the X, along with the dual camera and 3D touch, do you feel as if you downgraded? What made you not stick to your X?

    I have the X now and got the XR, I like you LOVE the size compared to the X. The X size is great and compact but it sometimes feels a little crammed. I tried the max but like you said it is WAY too large for me. The XR is a great size for me but I feel like I'm trading off the size for lacking features that I will miss on my X.
    • 3D touch: don't miss it, but I only used it on the lock screen and in control center on older iPhones, where it still works - in form of haptic touch, which almost feels identical and does the same. Others may miss the option of getting an options menu displayed by 3D touching app icons. I don't.
    • Although the screen of the X being bigger than eg the screen of the 8, it turned out to be too small for me, as eg certain websites get formatted in a way that they were sometimes difficult for me to read, especially in the morning, without my glasses. Also, unlike the 8, iOS on the X does not allow for choosing enlarged display, something that I never really understood (screen ratio issue?). So I found certain displays (email, websites etc.) even easier to read on the 8 than on the X, which was kind of strange. Now the XR does have a larger display, and also allows to enlarge it, without being as huge as an 8+ or the max - which is perfect for me. I can read everything now, even in the morning, even without my glasses. I would have not liked the XR if the screen was bad, which is absolutely not the case, like I said already.
    • I might, at some few occasions, miss the zoom lens, but that has not happened yet, and the picture quality of the camera on the XR is outstanding imho. What I would definitely appreciate is if Apple would extend portrait mode to non-facial objects too, maybe that will happen in a future iOS release.

    So for me, the benefits of the XR outweigh its "shortcomings", compared to the X/Xs/max , by far.
    11-06-2018 12:44 PM
  25. popkurn611's Avatar
    • 3D touch: don't miss it, but I only used it on the lock screen and in control center on older iPhones, where it still works - in form of haptic touch, which almost feels identical and does the same. Others may miss the option of getting an options menu displayed by 3D touching app icons. I don't.
    • Although the screen of the X being bigger than eg the screen of the 8, it turned out to be too small for me, as eg certain websites get formatted in a way that they were sometimes difficult for me to read, especially in the morning, without my glasses. Also, unlike the 8, iOS on the X does not allow for choosing enlarged display, something that I never really understood (screen ratio issue?). So I found certain displays (email, websites etc.) even easier to read on the 8 than on the X, which was kind of strange. Now the XR does have a larger display, and also allows to enlarge it, without being as huge as an 8+ or the max - which is perfect for me. I can read everything now, even in the morning, even without my glasses. I would have not liked the XR if the screen was bad, which is absolutely not the case, like I said already.
    • I might, at some few occasions, miss the zoom lens, but that has not happened yet, and the picture quality of the camera on the XR is outstanding imho. What I would definitely appreciate is if Apple would extend portrait mode to non-facial objects too, maybe that will happen in a future iOS release.

    So for me, the benefits of the XR outweigh its "shortcomings", compared to the X/Xs/max , by far.
    Thanks so much for the thorough explanation. I thought I had it all figured out and was going to stick to my X, but you have swayed me to rethink my decision. I have to get it out of my head that it is a downgrade because of the LCD display and thicker bezels.
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    11-06-2018 01:02 PM
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