Apple’s ‘affordable’ iPhone XR will go on sale today in India. Apple put up the iPhone XR for pre-orders last week via authorized sellers, and online platforms.
Apple launched two premium iPhones for the sale in the market. Now the company is ready with the third device: Apple iPhone XR. The “most affordable” iPhone model that Apple has released this year could be a game-changer for Apple. The Apple iPhone XR is interesting because it offers very similar features and packs near identical hardware as this year’s other iPhones, the XS and the XS Max. However, Apple has made some very clever design choices that make the iPhone XR quite attractive.
Apple flagship iPhone XS and XS Max models went on sale in India in the last week of September. However, the pricing was not appealing for Indian Apple fans. Things could significantly change for Apple as the most affordable 2018 iPhone model, the iPhone XR is set to go on sale in India today, October 26. Incidentally, pre-orders for the Apple smartphone had already begun on leading e-commerce platforms and offline stores. Apart from the sale, even the deliveries are set to begin today. Needless to add, this is an important occasion for Apple.
iPhone XR Price & Offers in India
Despite sporting the “most affordable” tag, the iPhone XR costs Rs. 76,900 for the 64GB variant. The 128GB variant sports a price tag of Rs. 81,900, and the top variant with 256GB costs Rs. 91,900. The Apple smartphone comes in a wider range of eye-catching colors, including Black, White, Coral, Blue, Yellow, and Red.
Although cheaper than the iPhone XS Max, the iPhone XR commands a greater price premium than any of the Android flagship smartphones launched recently. The only competitor that commands an equally impressive price is the Pixel 3 XL from Google, which starts at Rs. 83,000.
Currently Paytm Mall and Amazon India have a listing of the iPhone XR on their respective platforms. Paytm is offering Rs. 7000 exchange bonuses over and above regular exchange. Meanwhile Amazon India is offering No Cost EMI options are available from several financial institutions, like ICICI, Citi, Amazon Pay, and Baja Fiserv EMI Cards. Additionally, buyers are eligible to receive offers for up to Rs. 2000 back on MakeMyTrip, Swiggy etc.
Is iPhone XR worth the price tag of 77k (INR) starting?
The iPhone XR is certainly not in the competition of its bigger and more premium line-up, the iPhone XS and the iPhone XS Max. However, iPhone XR costs significantly less. Moreover, buyers get several of the specifications and features that the top-end models support.
The iPhone XR gets the same powerful A12 Bionic chipset as the more expensive models, which means the core performance remains the same. The chipset boasts of next-gen Neural Engine and claims to improve battery endurance. The smartphone gets 3GB of RAM instead of the 4GB on the other models.
iPhone XR doesnot comes with the AMOLED display it is swapped by 6.1-inch IPS LCD Liquid Retina bezel-less display. The display has an 828 x 1792 pixels resolution with a pixel density of 326 Pixels Per Inch. Also missing is the more durable steel frame that’s on the iPhone XS and XS Max has. Still, the iPhone XR does sport a durable Aluminum frame. Moreover it has IP67 certification for dust and water protection
For camera department, the iPhone XR offers a single 12MP f/1.8 camera at the rear. The front of the device sports a 7MP unit that offers advanced bokeh Depth Control. Apple iPhone XR has battery of 2691mAh that powers the iPhone XR.