Published: Sat, October 27, 2018
Electronics | By Shannon Stone

Unboxing The Apple iPhone XS Max — LYTV

Unboxing The Apple iPhone XS Max — LYTV

"It works as well as on the iPhone XS/XS Max and better than on the iPhone X". For the £50 upgrade price, that's our recommended option. Storage options for the new iPhone include 64GB, 128GB, and 256GB.

There have been reports that the iPhone XS is experiencing poor network reception.

Equipped with 6.5-inch Super Retina OLED display, the new phone is powered by the equally new A12 Bionic processor which feature Neural Engine for AI-related applications.

The screen is closer to the iPhone XS in physical dimensions, though in terms of overall size, it's only a tad off the XS Max. "Even with Apple's True Tone color calibration turned on, it's always a little warmer than my XS".

Nothing wrong with a little bit of extra bezel between friends, right? There's more display than the regular XS, but the phone itself is also larger - just not as large as the Max.

It's a similar story with the finish. Apple's answer to that insight was to remove the expensive 3D-touch overlay in the display (which added almost $10 to the bill-of-materials cost) and to leverage the haptic motor to mimic 3D-touch interactions in software. While the entry point for the Xr is below our $791 estimate, we believe the weighted ASP for the Xr will be $796. Well, half of the camera, really. Further, the portrait mode can only be used for shooting human subjects now and it is completely software-driven.

The iPhone XR is certainly not in the league of its bigger and more premium cousins, the iPhone XS and the iPhone XS Max.

Their battery lasts up to 1.5 hours longer than iPhone X, and feature new Face ID technology. The smartphone comes with IP67 rating which makes it dust and water resistant. Both should survive rain and the odd accidental trip into the bath, in any case. The iPhone XR's display isn't as pixel-packed, there's no accompanying telephoto camera sensor, and no 3D Touch support. However, the smartphone gets 3GB of RAM instead of the 4GB on the other models.

"We made it highly functional but kept the price low", said an Apple Inc spokesperson. But some customers, especially women, have complained on social media that the handsets are getting too hefty for their hands. Let's see some more details on it.

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