I recently spent time with both new iPhones that Apple announced this year: the iPhone XS, and iPhone XR.
I'm not sure if I can recommend the iPhone XR over the iPhone XS, despite the many similarities and the XR's price advantage — the iPhone XR starts at $749, versus the $999 iPhone XS.
The colors that the iPhone XR comes in aren't very impressive in person, and the display looks downright sunken compared to the brilliant iPhone XS display.
If you want an affordable iPhone, buy an iPhone 7. It's only $450 right now.
I was really excited for the iPhone XR. But after spending some time with it, I'm just not sure if I can recommend it, especially at its $750 starting price.
On paper, the iPhone XR seems like the better deal compared to the iPhone XS.
Both phones are powered by the same brains: Apple's new A12 Bionic chip.
Both phones have nearly identical camera systems.