iDownloadBlog ran a quick non-scientific poll ahead of iPhone XR pre-orders to gauge your interest in the device and get a feel of your purchase intentions before the launch. Apple’s been taking pre-orders for these colorful phones since last Friday and, naturally, we’re eager to learn which color you have picked, and why. Good thing there’s a poll for that!
IMPORTANT: Please refrain from voting if you did not pre-order an iPhone XR, even if you might be planning on getting one, as to avoid skewing the poll results. The aim of this poll is to determine which iPhone XR color is the most popular amongst early iPhone XR adopters.
So… Which iPhone XR color did you pick? Without further ado, please cast your vote now.
Speaking of color, you won’t find better visual comparison of these colorful iPhone XR finishes than Marques Brownlee’s quick hands-on video walkthrough shot in 8K using his crazy Red camera rig inside the demo area following the September event.
I took the liberty of embedding that clip right below.
Is iPhone XR a good value for money?
It’s up to you to determine for yourself because price is what you pay for. That doesn’t mean we shouldn’t talk about its perceived “weaknesses”—that is, the areas where Apple cut down on features or did not use the latest available technology.
For starters, the $749 phone has the bands running on the sides that are made of aluminum rather than the much more premium-looking stainless steel. You won’t get 3D Touch either and the XR has a single camera on the back so no 2x optical zoom for you but you do get, surprisingly, Apple’s bokeh Portrait mode effect (thanks to focus pixels and hardware-assisted machine learning), as well as Smart HDR and the powerful Depth Control feature.
Lastly, this phone doesn’t use the superior OLEDs found on the X/XS/Max models. As a result, you won’t be getting true HDR video even though it plays Dolby Vision and HDR10 content by using dithering techniques to simulate high dynamic range like with the iPhone 8 models.
Perhaps most disappointingly, the 6.1-inch Liquid Retina display on iPhone XR is not full HD so expect downscaling when watching 1080p video on this thing—though Apple’s marketing boss and folks who’ve seen it in person swear that you’d be hard-pressed to discern the pixels.
Don’t forget to tell us why you picked a specific XR color in the comments down below!