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The iPhone XR has one big dealbreaker

5 monthes ago   |   By SlashGear

On the face of it, the iPhone XR knocks it out the park. The same style as an iPhone XS, a bigger display, a broader range of colors, and no real compromise on performance - and all for $250 less. It sounds too good to be true and, unfortunately, it maybe is. My qualms are around the camera, not usually...
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The iPhone XR Reviews Are In!

The iPhone XR Reviews Are In!

5 monthes ago   |   By Know your mobile

Michael Grothaus 23/10/2018 - 3:00pm
Here's what people are saying about Apple's latest iPhone.
The official launch of the iPhone XR is still a few days away, but that doesn't mean some of the chosen few haven't already gotten units to play around with. Indeed, a swath of national US tech sites have begun posting their reviews of the iPhone XR. The big question is what are they all saying?
The phone is unique in Apple's lineup in that it has a bigger screen than the iPhone XR, Apple's flagship, but that screen is of a lower quality , which means Apple can sell it for less. Without further...
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The Galaxy S10 could bypass iPhone confusion

The Galaxy S10 could bypass iPhone confusion

5 monthes ago   |   By SlashGear

Samsung is looking to save smartphone buyers from the range headache Apple's iPhone XR, XS, and XS Max can trigger, with 2019's Galaxy S10 line-up looking far more straightforward. The new Android flagship isn't expected to break cover officially for a few months yet, but Galaxy S10 spec leaks have already dripped out plenty of things to get excited about....
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IOS 12.1 Will Fix iPhone XS and XR Beautygate

IOS 12.1 Will Fix iPhone XS and XR Beautygate

5 monthes ago   |   By Tom's Guide

The next iPhone software update will fix a big camera problem.
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IOS 12.1 to Tweak Selfies Taken with iPhone XS, XS Max, XR

IOS 12.1 to Tweak Selfies Taken with iPhone XS, XS Max, XR

5 monthes ago   |   By Phone Scoop

Apple plans to adjust its software to appease owners of its newest iPhones. Some users complain that pictures captured with the user-facing camera produce images with skin that is overly smooth. The result is lost detail and an unnatural look. Apple explained to the Verge that the Smart HDR tool on the new iPhones is selecting the wrong frame when processing HDR selfies. Smart HDR works by taking a number of exposures and then merging elements of them together into a single frame. The software is sometimes choosing a frame with a longer exposure time as the base image, which results is a...
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IPhone XR review roundup: Worth the wait

IPhone XR review roundup: Worth the wait

5 monthes ago   |   By PC World

The first iPhone XR reviews are in, and people are surprisingly praising its design, screen, and camera.
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IOS 12.1 will fix iPhone XR and iPhone XS skin-smoothing photo bug

IOS 12.1 will fix iPhone XR and iPhone XS skin-smoothing photo bug

5 monthes ago   |   By MobileSyrup

Along with bringing new features to the iPhone XS and iPhone XR like dual-SIM support, Apple has confirmed that iOS 12.1 also solves an issue with the smartphones' smart HDR camera system that results in smoother-looking photos. This effect, which has been commonly referred to as ‘skin-smoothing,' adds a Samsung-like processed quality to images shot with the XS, XS Max and XR. The left image was taken with the iPhone XS Max, while the right image was snapped with the iPhone X. In this photo pairing, smart HDR is turned on with the iPhone XS Max. According to The Verge , Apple's Smart HDR...
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IPhone XR Review round-up: A value win vs iPhone Xs

IPhone XR Review round-up: A value win vs iPhone Xs

5 monthes ago   |   By SlashGear

This morning one early wave of iPhone XR reviews were released, and the verdict seems pretty much unanimous. It would seem that the iPhone XR is just a bit better than it needs to be, and certainly good enough for most average iPhone fans. One New York Times reviewer put it well - this iPhone is “just as powerful and...
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