The iPhone XR delivers fast performance, great cameras and longer battery life than other flagship phones, all in a colorful and affordable package.
The iPhone XR remains a good buy if you’re looking for an iPhone under $500. You get a roomy 6.1-inch display, swift performance from Apple’s A12 Bionic processor and good camera quality in a colorful design. Most important, the price is a very reasonable $499.
There are some features you don’t get here with the iPhone XR, such as a Night mode for the camera, 5G or an OLED display. If you can handle a smaller phone, the 4.7-inch iPhone SE is even cheaper while offering a faster processor. But based on my iPhone XR review, Apple’s big-screen phone is worth buying for those on a budget.