Reviews for the iPhone XR went live this morning ahead of Friday’s launch, and in a press release in the Apple Newsroom, Apple has highlighted reviews from several members of the media who were able to spend some time with the new iPhones.
Apple shared key passages from sites that include Digital Trends, Daring Fireball, Tom’s Guide, Mashable, Engadget, The Verge, TechCrunch, CNN, Best Products, Techradar, and more.
Mashable, for example, called the iPhone XR the “Goldilocks of iPhones” with its large screen size, affordable price tag, “fantastic” cameras, and future-proof power in the form of the A12 Bionic chip.
Daring Fireball said that the iPhone XR is the best Apple’s ever made “dollar for dollar,” while TechCrunch compared the device to “a piece of nicely crafted jewelry” with a “depth and sparkle” unmatched by other iPhones.
CNN praised the impressive Portrait Mode shots the camera is able to capture, The Vergelauded the work Apple did to make the rounded corners of the LCD match the corners of the device, and Digital Trends called the iPhone XR “the iPhone to buy.”
Apple focused on sharing positive elements of the iPhone XR reviews, but for the most part, reviews were positive due to the iPhone XR’s affordable price tag and high-end components.
The biggest difference between the XR and the XS is the LCD display over the OLED display, and reviewers thought the iPhone XR’s display was one of the best LCD displays and while not as good as the OLED, it’s not noticeable as long as you’re not holding the two devices next to one another.
Apple’s full list of review selections can be seen in the article shared via the Apple Newsroom, while additional reviews can be found in our own review roundup.
The first iPhone XR pre-orders will arrive starting on Friday, October 26, the launch date for Apple’s newest flagship device.