The iPhone XR is one of the three new iPhone models released in September 2018. Although it doesn’t have some high-end features, it is still an attractive option because it is the most affordable version starting at $749.
As compared to the normal iPhone XS version, the iPhone XR has a few compromises; For instance, Apple uses a Liquid Retina LCD display instead of an OLED one, the screen resolution is lower, the water resistant rating is lower at IP67, it has no 3D Touch, the maximum storage is 256GB, the rear camera setup includes just one lens, and it has an aluminum frame instead of a stainless steel one. However, those missing features are not really important and they don’t affect average users on the day to day use. The iPhone XR has pretty much the same core hardware specs including the Apple A12 Bionic chip with next-generation Neural Engine.
The iPhone XR comes in 4 model numbers, which are A1984, A2105, A2106, and A2108. Let’s check out their differences.
iPhone XR A1984
|Description||The iPhone XR A1984 is the US version and it is compatible with both GSM and CDMA networks. This model is also available as a SIM-free unlocked version at Apple Store. It supports dual SIM with a digital eSIM and a nano-SIM card, however, you should buy the unlocked version to use two different carriers on the same device.|
|Countries & Carriers||United States
U.S. Virgin Islands
|Part Numbers||United States – Factory Unlocked
United States – AT&T
United States – Sprint
|United States – T-Mobile
United States – Verizon
iPhone XR A2105
|Description||The XR A2105 is the global version sold in many countries in Europe and Asia. It doesn’t support CDMA networks.|
|Countries & Carriers||Andorra
Isle of Man
United Arab Emirates
|Part Numbers||United Kingdom
iPhone XR A2106
|Description||The iPhone XR A2106 is the exclusive version for Japan. Notably, it has some exclusive bands like band 11 for au and SoftBank, band 21 for Docomo, and band 42 that all those carriers are using.
Notice that it always make an audible shutter sound when taking photos.
|Countries & Carriers||Japan
iPhone XR A2108
|Description||The iPhone XR A2108 is the model released for China and Hong Kong. This is the only version coming with physical dual SIM (nano-SIM) capability.|
|Countries & Carriers||China
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