Apple iPhone XR 128GB was unveiled in 2018 as a cheaper alternative to XS & XS Max. It features a 6.1-inch IPS LCD with 828p resolution & Gorilla Glass 5 protection. The display has a tall design with a sizeable notch in it. iPhone XR is powered by same Apple A12 Bionic chipset as XS Max and it comes with a 128GB internal storage. The base variant has 64GB storage. It is operated by iOS v12 straight out of its package, and the user can upgrade it to iOS v12.1.3. There is a single 12MP rear camera with PDAF & a 7MP front-facing camera. iPhone XR has a 2942mAh battery, a Face ID scanner, & all the connectivity options. Other iPhone smartphones available in the Kenyan market include iPhone 7, iPhone 8, iPhone 8 Plus & iPhone X.
Apple iPhone XR 128GB Price in Kenya – Safaricom
Safaricom is one of the largest telecommunication companies in Kenya. You can buy Apple products in Safaricom shops. To check whether this phone is available in these shops, you will have to go to the one nearest to you. These shops are in all key towns and cities in the country. One of the benefits of buying a phone at Safaricom shops is the fact that you can take advantage of your Bonga points to get a reduced price.
Introduction & Performance
Apple iPhone XR 128GB comes as the lite version of the XS & XR Max with a lower price point. It also comes with an inferior specs profile. This includes a single camera at the back, IPS LCD display with lower resolution & has an aluminum frame instead of stainless steel. This unit is however available in several colors and has different body look. This device also sports a face ID sensor and also has dual SIM which includes an e-SIM embedded within the phone’s internals, and the normal plastic SIM card. Under the hood, this phone runs a Hex-core Apple A12 Bionic chipset with 3GB of RAM. Users can expect high-end performances with this device.
Camera & Battery
The iPhone XR comes with a powerful 7-megapixel front-facing shooter which can easily shoot 1080p video calls. The front camera can also be used for video calling with apps like Messenger, WhatsApp, Skype, Hangouts, etc. At the back sits a single 12MP which is a accompanied by 4 LED flash and can shoot 4K videos. For power, this smartphone sips juice from a non-removable Li-Ion 2942mAh battery which offers excellent battery life even under heavy usage, thanks to its efficient chipset. It can also be recharged fast thanks to its fast charging technology.
Display & Storage
This is specially designed with a big display size compared to that of XS. It boasts a 6.1-inch Full 828p display which uses the IPS LCD technology that is more energy efficient. Its also less vibrant compared to Super AMOLED that XS & XS Max use. It has a tall design which offers thin bezels and comfortable to handle the phone. The sizeable notch at the top houses several sensors. For storing apps & data, the iPhone XR ships with an on-board storage space of 128GB but cannot be expanded further. The base model for this unit has 64GB internal space.
Connectivity & Platform
The XR device is based on the iOS v12 operating system out of the box. iOS v12.1.3 is readily available for upgrade. As far as connectivity is concerned, this smartphone includes options like 4G with VoLTE support, GPS, Bluetooth 5.0, Wi-Fi, NFC, and a USB 2.0 port along with dual SIM support (e-SIM & a plastic nano-SIM). This unit doesn’t feature the 3.5mm headphone jack connector.