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Apple iPhone XR

Apple iPhone XR
Brand: Apple
Category: Mobiles
  • CPU Apple A12 Bionic (7nm)
  • RAM 3 GB
  • Storage 64/128/256/ GB
  • Display 6.1 inch IPS LCD capacitive touchscreen
  • Camera Single 12 MP
  • OS iOS v12, upgradable to iOS v12.3

Editor Rating

This rating is based on the features of the phone. We have considered all elements pf the phone - both hardware and software.

  • Battery 9 / 10
  • Camera 9 / 10
  • Value 9 / 10
  • Display 9 / 10

Apple iPhone XR Price In Kenya

iPhone XR price in Kenya isKSh62,000. This phone has six color options –  Black, Red, Yellow, Blue, Coral and White . It has 3GB of RAM and 64/128/256GB onboard storage space. This phone features a 6.1 inches display and has a Single-lens 12 megapixels camera at the back. The selfie camera is a Dual 7 megapixels + SL 3D camera.

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Apple iPhone XR - Specifications


Announced This indicates the month and year that the manufacture announced a given smartphone. Some phones phone are announced and released within a short period of time while sometimes it takes several months for certain phones to be officially launched after the announcement. September, 2018
Status Is this phone available in Kenya? Available means you can get it at various smartphone shops in the country. Coming soon means you will have to wait a little bit. Products marked as discontinued are those that are no longer available in local shops. We check several online and offline shops before marking products as discontinued to ensure that it’s really not available. Available


Dimensions 150.9 x 75.7 x 8.3mm
Weight 194g
Colors Black, Red, Yellow, Blue, Coral, White


2G Network GSM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900
3G Network HSDPA 850 / 900 / 1700(AWS) / 1900 / 2100
4G Network LTE band 1(2100), 2(1900), 3(1800), 4(1700/2100), 5(850), 7(2600), 8(900), 12(700), 13(700), 14(700), 17(700), 18(800), 19(800), 20(800), 25(1900), 26(850), 28(700), 29(700), 30(2300), 32(1500), 34(2000), 38(2600), 39(1900), 40(2300), 41(2500), 46, 66(1700/2100) - A2101
SIM How many SIM cards can be used in a given phone at the same time? Well, most phones today support the use of two SIM cards. Others will only allow you to use one SIM card. This allows you to enjoy offers from Safaricom, Telkom, and others. You should also check whether a given device has a dedicated SIM card slot or if its hybrid. Hybrid means that the second SIM and the Micro SD share the same slot. With such a handset. You will have to choose between a second SIM and memory expansion via a micro SD. Nano SIM
Dual SIM Dual SIM (Nano-SIM & e-SIM, dual stand-by)


Display Type There are many different types of display panels used in today’s phones. The displays you will find in modern smartphones include Liquid Crystal Display (LCD), In-Plane Switching Liquid Crystal Display (IPS-LCD), Organic Light-Emitting Diode (OLED) and Active-Matrix Organic Light Emitting Diode (AMOLED). IPS LCD displays are common in high-end and mid-range phones because they offer good color reproductions and have superior viewing angles. AMOLED displays consume less power compared to LCD displays and have very good contrast ratio. They are highly visible in areas with low light. IPS LCD capacitive touchscreen
Size 6.1 inch
Resolution 828 x 1792 pixels, 19.5:9 aspect ratio
Display Colors 16M colors
Pixel Density 326 ppi
Touch Screen capacitive touchscreen
Display Protection Scratch-resistant glass, oleophobic coating


Alert Types Vibration, ringtones
Loudspeaker Yes


Rear Single 12 MP, f/1.8, 26mm (wide), 1/2.55", 1.4µm, PDAF, OIS
Rear Camera Features Quad-LED dual-tone flash, HDR (photo/panorama)
Video 2160p@24/30/60fps, 1080p@30/60/120/240fps
Selfie Dual 7 MP, f/2.2, 32mm (standard)
SL 3D camera
Selfie Camera Features HDR, 1080p@60fps


OS Are you looking for a phone powered by Google’s Android OS or Apple’s iOS? iOS v12, upgradable to iOS v12.3


Chipset A chipset is basically an integrated circuit that brings together all the components of a computer on one chip. It also commonly referred to as the System on Chip (SoC). The chipset on a phone consists of the processor (CPU), memory controller, GPU (Graphics Processing Unit), modem and a few other controllers. They are all built-in this one chip, referred to as the chipset. Common chipsets installed in phones today include Qualcomm Snapdragon, MediaTek, Exynos (by Samsung) and Kirin (by Huawei). Apple A12 Bionic (7nm)
CPU CPU is a circuit that executes computer programs. Your phone’s CPU is in charge of executing your apps. One of the main characteristics of the CPU is its clock rate. It is usually measured in Gigahertz (GHz). This is an important feature to look at when comparing phones with the same processor generation and family. The type of CPU on your phone has a big effect on your smartphone’s performance and user experience. Hexa-core (2x2.5 GHz Vortex + 4x1.6 GHz Tempest)
GPU Graphics Processing Unit, abbreviated GPU, is a circuit that accelerates your phone’s graphic output. They are very efficient in image manipulation. GPU’s are essential parts of chipsets. Today’s GPUs are very advanced as manufacturers are constantly pushing to make the best ever gaming phones. Apple GPU (4-core graphics)
RAM This is where apps along with their data reside while running. It is used by both the operating system and installed apps. RAM is very fast. It is temporary storage that loses all its data when the phone is switched off. 3 GB
Internal Storage 64/128/256 GB
Sensors Today’s handsets have multiple sensors. Budget phones may lack some sensors. Some may not have a fingerprints scanner, gyroscope, compass, etc. make sure the phone you want to buy has all the sensors you need. Face ID, accelerometer, gyro, proximity, compass, barometer


Bluetooth 5.0, A2DP
Wi-fi Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, Wi-Fi Direct, hotspot
Wi-fi Hotspot
USB 2.0, proprietary reversible connector


Speed HSPA 42.2/5.76 Mbps, LTE-A


Placement Phone batteries are either removable or non-removable. Non-removable means that you can’t remove the battery without the help of a specialist without causing some sort of damage. Most of today’s phones have removable batteries. There are few smartphones with removable batteries. The key advantage of phones with removable batteries is the fact that you can replace a battery with a new one when it depreciates without the help of a specialist. Non-removable
Battery Type Li-Ion (Lithium Ion)
Capacity 2942mAh
Fast Charging Fast Charging Does it comes with a fast charging adapter? 15W Fast charging adapter
Wireless Charging Wireless Charging (Inductive Charging) uses an electromagnetic field to transfer energy between two objects. This is usually done with a charging station. Energy is sent through an inductive coupling to an electrical device, which can then use that energy to charge batteries or run the device. Qi wireless charging

Apple iPhone XR - Summary

  • The iPhone XR is the cheapest iPhone released in 2018, but it rose to become the most sought after because of its features and attractive price tag.
  • This device comes with a 6.1 inches display with a resolution of 828 pixels by 1792 pixels protected by scratch-resistant glass.
  • The XR is available in six colors – White, Coral, Red, Yellow, Black, and Red. With so many color options, you are likely to find what matches your tastes and preferences.
  • This phone has a single 12 megapixels camera lens at the back and a dual-lens front-facing camera. The dual front camera consists of a 7 megapixels primary lens and an SL 3D camera.
  • Multiple storage options are available. You can buy 64GB, 128G or 256GB variants.  All the variants have 3GB of RAM.
  • Apple A12 Bionic is the processor that is running the show.
  • It has many connectivity options. These options include Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, NFC, GPS and USB 2.0.
  • This smartphone has multiple sensors as well. The sensors on the XR include Face ID, Proximity, Accelerometer, Compass, Barometer, and Gyroscope.
  • The battery powering the iPhone XR packs 2942mAh. It supports 15W fast charging. According to Apple, you can get it from 0% to 50% in around 30 minutes.  This phone also has support for Qi Wireless Charging.

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