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It’s common practice to milk our current phones until they run dry. But you don’t have to wait for your phone to become scrap metal before you upgrade.
Instead, you can trade in your old phone while it still has life.
Now that the iPhone 12 has been out for awhile and the new iOS 14.7 is now out, you’re missing out on all the new features and efficiency of the latest iPhones. Besides, if you haven’t heard… Having one camera isn’t cool anymore.
Luckily for you there’s super cheapskates and old school folks out there that’ll love to buy your iPhone XR.
Gizmogo is a one stop shop for selling, buying and trading phones along with other devices. Not only do we provide useful tips on how to sell your phone, but we also provide relevant information on features your potential customers may be interested in.
Before we get into the details, let’s review the iPhone XR and the simple steps you can use to sell or trade your iPhone.
Apple’s sole purpose for building the iPhone XR is to make a spectacular iPhone that’s affordable. To do that, Apple made some changes to their then flagship model the iPhone XS.
Small changes like display and camera setup, made the iPhone X-family more affordable and attractive for consumers.
We’ll review some nifty cool features that Apple introduced with this phone. But first let’s go over some options you can take to get the iPhone off your hands once and for all.
You have two choices. Either you can sell your iPhone XR for cash or you can trade it for another device.
Selling your device for cash is the most popular option many people choose. To prepare your iPhone XR for sell, follow these steps below:
● Transfer all your files to another device or external storage device
● Make sure you remove all passwords and give access
● Restore your phone to factory settings
● Now your iPhone XR is ready to sell without hassle and delay.
If you don’t want to sell your iPhone XR for cash, you can trade your device. All you need to do is follow the same steps to sell your phone.
Once you prep your phone by following these steps, you’ll be able to offset the price of any new or used device from our inventory.
Now that we got how to sell or trade your iPhone XR out of the way. Let’s now look at what you're working with.
You can use this portion of the article to compare your iPhone XR to other iPhones on the market.
First iOS: 12
Max iOS: (15 BETA)
Storage: 64Gb, 128GB, 256GB
Type: Liquid Retina HD
Resolution: 1792 x 828
Picture Density: 326 PPI
Size and Weight
Dimensions: 5.94 x 2.98 x 0.33 in (150.9 x 75.7 x 8.3 mm)
Weight: 6.84 oz (194 g)
Rated IP67 (max depth of 1 meter up to 30 minutes)
Selfie Camera: 7MP
Rear Camera: 12MP Wide
Type: Li-Ion 2942mAh non removable
Talk time: Up to 25 hours
Internet use: Up to 15 hours
Video playback: Up to 16 hours
Audio playback: Up to 65 hours
(PRODUCT) RED, Yellow, White, Coral, Black, Blue
Now let’s get to the nitty gritty of the features consumers really care about.
The iPhone XR uses a 6.1” Liquid Retina Display. This type of LCD display uses Apple’s anti-aliasing method to reduce pixel visibility.
In other words: You won’t be able to see the stair-like lines on your graphics. Instead, it’ll be smooth as butter.
In comparison to Super HD Retina Display found on higher-in models, the Liquid Retina display relies on LCD instead of OLED. As a result, the level of color and contrast doesn’t hit the same highs found on more expensive iPhones like the X and XS.
The iPhone XR has a 1792x828 resolution at 326 ppi. By comparison, the iPhone X has a 2436x1125 pixel resolution at 458 ppi.
The iPHone XR weighs 6.84 ounces and measures 5.94x2.98x0.33 inches. It comes in colors of red, yellow, white, coral, black, and blue.
Like the iPhone 8-series, the iPhone XR has a glass front and back. The edges and the button of the phone are both made out of aluminum.
On one side, you’ll find two aluminum volume buttons and a ring/silent button. On the other side, there's a wake-up button – although you can tap the screen to get the same effect. This side also has a SIM card tray.
There’s nothing on top but a solid piece of aluminum. And the bottom has a Lighting connector and built-in microphones and speakers.
When it comes to Apple’s flagship models vs. entry-level iPhones, the camera is the great divider. Don’t get me wrong. Both cameras are legit.
But let’s face it:
Two cameras are better than one. And don’t let me get started with three.
The iPhone XR boasts a 12MP wide-angle lens with a ƒ/1.8 aperture, 5x digital zoom, optical image stabilization, and LED flash with True Tone improvements.
With the X-series family, the focus was not on improving the camera lens but rather on improving the smart features that drive them. Therefore, you’ll find improvements in Portrait Mode and Lighting, Smart HDR, and Faux Bokeh effect on all X-series phones.
The iPhone XR can record video in 4K at 24, 30, or 60 FPS. Plus, 1080p at 30 or 60 FPS and 720p at 30 FPS. It can also use extended dynamic range to brighten dark corners and shadows when recording.
The TrueDepth camera is located on the screen. It includes a set of sensors, a front-facing camera, and an IR camera that captures your face in 3D. All these components enable FaceID.
FaceID is a user authentication tool that replaced the fingerprint-based TouchID on previous iPhones. It uses machine learning techniques to take a three-dimensional capture of your face. Over time, it’ll learn your face. It doesn’t matter if you grow a beard, put on makeup, or change your hairdo. A12 will store your face within its Secure Enclave.
With your permission, TrueDepth can be used by third-parties apps for things like health diagnosis, sentiment analysis, and video game development. But Apple has banned apps for using your face for marketing or advertising purposes.
The whole point of FaceID is to make it effortless for you to unlock and lock your phone. With a simple glance, your iPhone is securely unlocked.
The iPhone XR runs an A12 Bionic chip. Back then, it was the fastest processor, which is still very fast today. The XR and the XS have the same SoC design. So the performance is practically identical with little differences here and there. But there’s not enough difference to matter.
Performance improvements from the previous A11 Bionic to the A12 Bionic are very small – only 13%. That’s because Apple put its focus toward Neural Engine.
For example, the previous A11 neural engine design could only process 600 billion operations per second in real-time. But the A12 neural engine design can complete up to 5 trillion operations per second. That’s over 831% faster than the prior-generation Neural Engine.
Although the CPU isn’t much faster, the A12 Bionic GPU is notably faster than its predecessor. The performance in the XR and XS has the same GPU performance. But because of the lower RAM, the XR slightly lagged at higher resolutions. But with a lower resolution, you can expect to have a better 3-D gaming experience compared to the XS.
But you should note that the XR had throttling issues at peak performance. Apple solved the overheating problem when they introduced the A13 Bionic in the iPhone 11-series. In any case, the XR GPU performance is still very good and better than other phones at this price range.
Battery life is among one of the top priorities for the user experience. Despite being smaller in size, the iPhone XR has significantly more battery life than the XS and even the XS MAX.
Considering that larger phones usually have more battery life, Apple did a fantastic job in making big gains in battery life. A huge jump from the previous year.
There you have it… now you have a comprehensible overview of the iPhone XR.
So are you going to sell or trade?
Either way, make sure you get the best value for your device.