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iPhone XR Unboxing & Impressions!


– [Jonathan] Yo guys, Jonathan here. I am excited. The iPhone Xr is here, and I’m kicking things
off with an unboxing. ♪ I try my best to shake it ♪ ♪ You must be contagious ♪ ♪ Your love’s like that ♪ ♪ Oh, there’s no masquerading ♪ ♪ It’s not complicated ♪ ♪ Your love’s like that ♪ ♪ Wrestling as I go ♪ ♪ Slippin’ down this slope ♪ ♪ I try my best to shake it ♪ ♪ You must be contagious ♪ (moves into techno music) – [Jonathan] So initial
impressions, I gotta say that blue looks really good. Or (electric buzzing) is it coral? Now, one of the things I
was most excited for with the iPhone Xr, naturally, was
those iPhone Xr wallpapers, so here’s a look at all of them. (techno music) I will say one thing that
really stood out is the aluminum sides and how
they are color-matched to the phone is a really nice touch. Like, it is super pretty. So, yeah, the iPhone Xr
is cheaper than both the iPhone Xs and Xs Max,
but you’d be surprised at how many features they share. They both feature the
exact same A12 bionic chip, true tone displays, face
ID, wireless charging, dual SIM, stereo speakers,
stereo recording, portrait mode on both the
rear and front-facing cameras, smart HDR, 4K video up
to 60 frames per second, Memoji, Animoji, and those
are just to name a few. Now initial impressions on
the display, spoiler alert, aren’t nearly as bad as
everyone made it out to be, and, in fact, it is
actually surprisingly good. Now, I want to quickly state that PPI and screen resolution are two
completely different things. So no, it does not have the
same resolution as the iPhone 4. In fact, it is much higher at 1792 by 828. One thing that immediately stood out to me is how bright this display is. Like, it is crazy bright. It’s accurate; it’s vivid,
and yeah, you can definitely tell it’s an LCD if
you’re used to an OLED, but by no means is this bad. So with the iPhone Xr,
you do get Tap to Wake, but one of the things you’re
giving up in addition to OLED and screen resolution is 3D touch. But thanks to iOS 12, you do get some sort of that functionality back. So you can see in Control Center, if I long-press, I’m
actually getting some of that 3D touch-like functionality. It, unfortunately, does
not work with apps. You can see here, if I
long-press, I’m just getting the classic delete or
move an app around option. Still though, the fact that
you do get some sort of that functionality in Control
Center, and more importantly, on the lock screen, to me, is awesome. Next from there, like I
mentioned, the iPhone Xr features stereo speakers. And just like the iPhone Xs and Xs Max, they are really good. So between the speakers
and the A12 bionic chip, you’re starting to see if
you’re okay with an LCD display. The iPhone Xr is shaping up
to be a really solid phone. Now, as far as the
cameras go, on the back, you have a single lens
system as opposed to the dual-end system on the iPhone Xs. But the good news is is that lens is the exact same wide angle
lens on the iPhone Xs. And, like I mentioned, you
still get portrait mode. I will definitely cover the
camera in way more detail in my full review, which
is coming very, very soon, so stay tuned for that. But based off initial impressions
with that single lens, it was pretty impressive. Here’s a portrait shot
right before sunset, and just like the iPhone Xs and Xs Max, we have that adjustable aperture. So I can really crank down
that f-stop and really take out all that blur or
really open up that lens and get that nice, shallow depth of field. Now, from there, hopping
over to a portrait selfie, lighting in this case wasn’t ideal. It’s pretty low light, so you can see it’s definitely doing some
of that noise reduction. But what I want to point out here is how those beautiful bokeh balls
react to when you open up that aperture, just really, really nice. Now, from there, you might be
thinking this is an unboxing, but you really didn’t talk
about the accessories. And honestly, Apple didn’t really give us too much to talk about. If you count my iPhone Xs Max
review, you know how I feel. The fact that it’s 2018
and Apple doesn’t include a fast charge option in the box is crazy, and there’s no difference here. So with that, I kinda
wanted to turn this into some of the best accessories you can buy when you pick up your iPhone Xr, and also, make this awesome
little package to give away. One of my absolute favorite accessories is this giant, monster
Anker USBC battery bank paired with a USBC to lightning cable. It will change your life. Now, yeah, EarPods, they’re
whatever, but if you’re looking for a step up,
if you’re looking for a wireless option and don’t want to pay as much as AirPods,
the BeatsX Wireless are actually a surprisingly good alternative. Before you yell at your
keyboard, “Beats suck,” they’re actually not terrible. More importantly, they carry
the same W1 chip as AirPods, so you’re gonna connect super fast. They have a lighting port to charge up, so it’s gonna work
perfectly with the iPhone. And, more importantly, they actually sound much better than EarPods. They’re gonna be way better
in terms of sound isolation. So, yeah, let’s go ahead
and close this video out with a brand new iPhone Xr giveaway. That includes the battery bank, the cable, the BeatsX Wireless, and more importantly, this beautiful dbrand
skin, which looks amazing paired with the blue iPhone Xr. Details on how to win are down below. Hopefully, you guys enjoyed this unboxing. If you did and you guys are
feeling like being awesome, make sure you guys smash that like button. Again, stay tuned for the full review, which is coming very soon. This is Jonathan, and I
will catch you guys later. (tech music)

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