iPhone XR camera

iPhone XR camera

I love to take a memory of my trips around, especially to take pictures of landscapes. That is why I am trying to improve myself as a photographer and also why I need a good camera. The point is that I have not my camera with me going around close to home. My new iPhone XR camera gives me a very good alternative. When recently I changed my phone I took into consideration also this aspect.

iPhone XR camera mountains

Like many people, I use only a small percentage of the tools present in the smartphone. But the camera is important to me. Sometimes I need to take pictures of papers or something that I need for my job. Most of the times I like to click when I see a nice view or some wonder of nature. iPhone XR camera is perfect for these actions because it guarantees very high performances.

The features of iPhone XR camera

I am not used to doing it, as you can easily see from the pictures on this blog, but it is also good for a selfie. You want to know more about the strengths and the weaknesses of the iPhone XR camera I guess. This is completely correct and I am writing this article to explain to you my experience. I will also show you some pictures taken with this new smartphone. Before to give you my opinion, I want to make a list of the features.


iPhone XR camera offers a photographic system that combines the ISP processor, the Neural Engine and advanced algorithms. All this was created to give more options in the realization of the photo. Sensors of the camera are faster and also this contributes to having more detailed pictures. The camera can work with different light conditions. This is a smart HDR.

iPhone XR camera palm

You can adjust the depth, so it allows you to blur the background of the picture. In this way, you will have a better foreground (bokeh effect). This is a good feature for the selfie. You can avoid the background or just making less visible than you. Thanks to faster sensors and smart HDR, it is easy to catch a picture of a person, an animal or a car moving. The video 4K and the sound improved are the ideal support to shoot a video in high resolution.


What distinguishes iPhone XR camera is the operations made by the device. It is able to do, Apple affirms, 5 trillions of operations per second. I don’t know if this is true, but I can confirm that is really helpful. You can see the difference with the previous iPhones on the speed. What are the operations? I am going to list them for you, proceeding with my review.

iPhone XR camera sky

The camera has the function Portrait that analyzes all data collected by the sensor to isolate faces. Then it detects each face. iPhone XR makes a map of a face and it gives chances to enlight it in the right points. Thanks to Neural Engine the phone separate the face from the background. It is precise, so the result is really good. You can also choose the light effects to arrange depth.


12MP rear camera

  • ƒ/1.8wide‑angle lens
  • 2x faster sensor
  • OIS optical image stabilization
  • 4K video up to 60 fps

7MP TrueDepth front camera

  • ƒ/2.2wide‑angle lens
  • All-new video

  • 1080pHD video
    up to 60 fps
  • For Portrait selfies, Animoji, and Memoji

iPhone XR camera screen

Why I like iPhone XR camera

I was used to previous versions of the iPhone, so maybe that is the reason why I think I improved the results. Maybe I am still learning about some of the tools, but I think to be ready to give first opinions. I must admit. Excited about my new item, I checked out the instructions to learn how to get the best results. Selfie-Lovers is full of options, but I was searching mainly to work with the rear camera.

What is the best way to learn? Doing things. So I started to take some pictures. I didn’t have many difficulties with the settings. Anyway, I needed to try to take many pictures to see the differences. In this way, I found positive and negative sides. Check out them: continue reading this post about iPhone XR camera.

iPhone XR camera ranking

Apple proposed to the market different models in the last months and in terms of camera, iPhone XR became the king among the smartphones. It costs less than the iPhone XS, but it offers better performances regarding pictures and videos. The experts evaluated the device and they gave more than 100 points. To be precise 101 points. How did they obtain this result? Easy, they analyzed all the aspects.

iPhone XR camera sunset

The test done was clear: 103 points for the pictures and 96 for the video. This made the Apple phone to be at the 7th place in the ranking of all smartphones available on the market. What is the final comment of the experts? Or better why they gave high grades to iPhone XR camera? “excellent exposure and dynamic range, preservation of detail in every light condition and fast autofocus. In the photographic field, the vividness and saturation of the colors were also appreciated, while for the videos the good stabilization of the image makes the difference“. This is what they said.

They also found some negative aspects: “the digital noise in indoor photos and in lighting conditions, combined with a white balance is not always effective in the video. The bokeh effect of the portrait mode appears unrealistic“. This is what they think about the iPhone XR camera. Now it came the time to write about my direct experience with it.

Good aspects

My opinion is not going to give points, but I can simply explain what I think about the iPhone XR camera. The big screen gives the chance to see better the picture taken and this is useful. Also, the crisp, clear camera makes seeing your images on the screen a total treat and allows you to adjust and tweak accordingly. Portrait mode allows you to change depth just sliding the photo.

iPhone XR camera trees sky

This is great because you can easily to underline an element in the picture. The face detection works really very well, not only for the camera but also for iPhone XR. In fact, I can access without a code, just using my face. But this is another story. Let’s go back to positive features. Also, it allows you to play with things like natural, studio, and contour light. The editing features are improved and they work quite well.


The Portrait mode is a great invention, but it works, maybe obviously, only for the faces. It is a pity that iPhone XR camera doesn’t do the same for any type of picture. Why? Because I would like to blur the background also for other subjects. Imagine a plate on a table or maybe a flower with some trees behind. You can underline a particular. Another aspect that can be improved concern the inability of Portrait mode to shoot in burst mode. While it’s not the biggest drawback, it would be nice to rapid-fire your shots of a subject and pick through the best ones possible for further editing.

iPhone XR camera trees

It could be desirable to have more features of editing. It is really good, but according to some apps on the market, Apple can offer more. They should integrate the tools of some photography applications with its system. Anyway, this is only a suggestion and not a complain, because I would like to see more. Also if to be honest I am not using so much the filters so it could be good just to have some special effect to make a picture funnier.


I am not here to recommend the iPhone XR camera, but just to share my experience. So I can confirm that I am satisfied with it. The quality is very high. Apple did a very good job, maybe they should work not only on the camera features but on the tools. Editing is important, especially if you need pictures for a specific reason, like social media sharing. Since the cost of the iPhone is important, they can work on both sides. Camera and tools.

Are you using iPhone XR camera? How is your experience with it? Share your opinion and tips, it will be good to use the comments to discuss and to give more tips to who is interested. If you want to change your phone for the camera, iPhone XR is really the best choice you can do. In fact, about the editing tools I saw other models and they have the same lack. Or at least what I consider something that needs to be improved. The pictures of this post are made with an iPhone XR camera without any filter. You already saw some of them in my previous post. Check out also my shop.


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