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9 reasons you should buy the iPhone XR instead of an iPhone XS or XS Max (AAPL)

Apple iPhone Event 2018

  • Apple’s three latest iPhones are the iPhone XR, iPhone XS, and iPhone XS Max.
  • The iPhone XR costs $250 less to start compared to the iPhone XS, but that doesn’t mean it’s inferior.
  • The iPhone XR actually has several advantages over its more expensive siblings.

Apple released three new iPhones in 2018: the iPhone XS and iPhone XS Max, and the more affordable iPhone XR.

The iPhone XS and XS Max are the spiritual successors to last year’s iPhone X, which eliminated the traditional home button from previous iPhone designs in favor of a display that takes up the entire front of the phone. But just because the iPhone XR is cheaper than the iPhone XS doesn’t mean it’s inferior. Quite the contrary.

Here are 9 reasons you should buy an iPhone XR instead of the iPhone XS or XS Max:

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1. The iPhone XR is $250 cheaper than the iPhone XS to start.

Price is probably the biggest consideration for most people, and the iPhone XR has the iPhone XS beat in terms of price.

The iPhone XR starts at $749 for 64 GB of storage. It can cost up to $899 for 256 GB of storage.

The iPhone XS starts at $999 for 64 GB of storage. It can cost up to $1,349 for 512 GB of storage.

The iPhone XS Max starts at $1,099 for 64 GB of storage. It can cost up to $1,449 for 512 GB of storage.

Not many people need 512 GB of storage on their phones — I’m only using 62 GB of my available 256 GB on my iPhone X, and I have over 200 apps, plus tons of old photos and texts. Even if you opt for less storage though, you’re still saving more money with the iPhone XR compared to the iPhone XS.

2. The iPhone XR is available in more colors.

Apple sells the iPhone XS and XS Max in three color options: silver, space grey, and a new gold option.

The iPhone XR, meanwhile, comes in six different colors: black, white, yellow, red, blue, and coral, which is like orange.

3. The iPhone XR has a larger screen than the iPhone XS.

While it doesn’t compare to the gargantuan 6.5-inch display on the iPhone XS Max, the iPhone XR actually has a larger display than the normal iPhone XS.

The iPhone XR has a 6.1-inch LCD display, which should show you more of your content compared to the 5.8-inch OLED display on the iPhone XS.

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