iPhone Xr tech specs

Alongside Apple’s flagship iPhone Xs and iPhone Xs Max handsets, Apple also unveiled a budget handset known as the iPhone Xr at the company’s September 12th event.

In this piece, we’ll outline the under-the-hood specifications that come standard on the budget-friendly iPhone Xr:


  • Blue, White, Black, Yellow, Coral, Product RED aluminum


  • 64GB, 128GB, or 256GB flash storage

Size & Weight:

  • Height: 5.94 inches (150.9 mm)
  • Width: 2.98 inches (75.7 mm)
  • Depth: 0.33 inch (8.3 mm)
  • Weight: 6.84 ounces (194 grams)


  • Liquid Retina HD display
  • 6.1-inch (diagonal) all-screen LCD Multi‑Touch display with IPS technology
  • 1792-by-828-pixel resolution at 326 ppi
  • 1400:1 contrast ratio (typical)
  • True Tone display
  • Wide color display (P3)
  • 625 cd/m2 max brightness (typical)

Splash and Water Resistance:

  • Rated IP67 (maximum depth of 1 meter up to 30 minutes) under IEC standard 60529


  • A12 Bionic chip
  • Next-generation Neural Engine


  • 12MP camera
  • ƒ/1.8 aperture
  • Optical image stabilization
  • Digital zoom up to 5x
  • Wide color capture for photos and Live Photos
  • Quad-LED True Tone flash with Slow Sync
  • Portrait mode with advanced bokeh and Depth Control
  • Portrait Lighting with three effects (Natural, Studio, Contour)
  • Smart HDR for Photos

Video recording:

  • 4K video recording at 24 fps, 30 fps, or 60 fps
  • 1080p HD video recording at 30 fps or 60 fps
  • Extended dynamic range for video up to 30 fps
  • Optical image stabilization for video
  • Digital zoom up to 3x
  • Slo-mo video support for 1080p at 120 fps or 240 fps
  • Time-lapse video with stabilization
  • Stereo recording

Front Camera:

  • TrueDepth camera
  • 7MP photos
  • ƒ/2.2 aperture
  • Retina flash
  • Wide color capture for photos and Live Photos
  • Smart HDR for photos
  • Portrait mode with advanced bokeh and Depth Control
  • Portrait Lighting with five effects (Natural, Studio, Contour, Stage, Stage Mono)
  • Extended dynamic range for video at 30 fps
  • Cinematic video stabilization (1080p and 720p)
  • 1080p HD video recording at 30 fps or 60 fps
  • Animoji and Memoji

Face ID:

  • Faster facial recognition with an improved secure enclave

Cellular & Wireless:

  • CDMA EV-DO Rev. A (some models)
  • Gigabit-class LTE
  • 802.11ac Wi‑Fi with MIMO
  • Bluetooth 5.0
  • GPS, GLONASS, Galileo, and QZSS
  • VoLTE
  • NFC with reader mode
  • Wi-Fi Calling
  • NFC for Apple Pay


  • Three-axis gyro
  • Accelerometer
  • Proximity sensor
  • Ambient light sensor
  • Barometer

SIM Card:

  • Dual SIM (nano-SIM and eSIM)
  • Not compatible with existing micro-SIM cards

Power & Battery:

  • Lasts up to 1.5 hours longer than iPhone 8 Plus
  • Built-in rechargeable lithium‑ion battery
  • Wireless Qi-enabled charging at 7.5W
  • Wired Lightning cable charging
  • Up to 25 hours of talk time (wireless)
  • Up to 15 hours of internet use
  • Up to 16 hours of video playback (wireless)
  • Up to 65 hours of audio playback (wireless)
  • Fast-charge capable/up to 50% charge in 30 minutes

Included Headphones:

Operating System:

Given the budget-friendly price of the new iPhone Xr, we feel confident saying  it’s a great value for what it is. Share your thoughts in the comments below.