4. Take Portraits to a New Depth
If there's one thing every iPhone enthusiast looks for in the latest launch, it's how Apple has outdone itself — yet again — with the camera updates.
Professional photographers, hobbyists, and casual selfie-takers all unite over the incredible strides these advanced smartphone cameras have made since their inception. And they just keep getting better. The iPhone XR has some of the most advanced features available.
One of the most significant features is the portrait mode. It's better than ever in the XR. With the help of the Neural Engine, this iPhone can take depth portraits with a single camera.
When in portrait mode, the Neural Engine detects faces, recognizes facial landmarks, applies the right portrait lighting and separates the subject from the background. These layers of analysis allow for a better portrait and more editing features, such as adjustable depth control, bokeh, and lighting effects.
Even the front-facing camera has gotten an upgrade. With the TrueDepth front camera, a significant improvement from the iPhone 8's FaceTime HD camera, portrait mode has made its way into the selfie world. The XR now gives you quality picture and video from both sides, including the new portrait mode features and 30 frames-per-second (fps) filming speed.
The TrueDepth camera also allows for facial recognition, so you can unlock your phone and enjoy the fun Animoji and Memoji features.
And there's more. Smart HDR is new to the iPhone XR and other X models, a significant improvement from the 8's auto HDR.
Smart HDR uses sensors twice as fast as auto HDR and advanced algorithms to balance the shadows and highlights of your photo for the best quality picture possible — before you even take the shot. It captures more detail in low and bright lighting, with no shutter lag, so you can get a clear shot of any moment.
The cameras are certainly one of the best features about the iPhone XR. With so many major upgrades, the XR is closer to the other X series models than it is to the 8.
For amateur and professional photographers, this is a big deal. If you need to take a high-quality photo in a pinch — for an artistic project or work, whether it's a landscape shot or a portrait — the XR delivers. No need to lug around heavy equipment. With the new camera features by your side at all times, you'll never miss a shot.
For everyone else, it's still a big deal. Your memories are important. When you look to capture a moment, you deserve to have the best possible photo quality in any lighting or environment. The iPhone XR allows you to take that candid shot with quality that'll make it one for the photo album.
5. Capture More With High-Quality Video Recording
The major improvements don't just stop at photos.
Additionally, the camera shoots video in 4k at an impressive 30fps. It captures four times the amount of information as your typical 1080p, which most smartphone cameras use to record. You can zoom in and out without sacrificing any video clarity, making it perfect for filming interviews or mini-documentaries. Or even just videos of your pets.
It also brings another new feature to the front — cinematic stabilization. Combined with the improved fps speed, you can shoot better video without worrying about blurriness.
All of these improve video image quality, a typical sort of upgrade for new iPhone releases. But Apple has made some improvement in the audio recording department, as well.
With the XR, instead of just one microphone, you get four. Yes, four — three on either side of the charging port and one in the earpiece. This means your high-quality videos will also benefit from stereo recording, which is a drastic improvement in quality in comparison to the single-microphone models.
Those precious memories just got a little clearer. The iPhone XR's video recording capabilities make it the perfect device for anything from making your next vacation film to shooting a professional project for school or work. With the stereo recording, it's also suited for live music, meaning those concert videos and song recordings will sound much better — about four times better.
The Best iPhone XR Features You Should Be Using
With so many new, useful features at entry level expense, the iPhone XR is the clear frontrunner of the latest X series of iPhones. Closer in price to the iPhone 8, but closer in advancements to the XS models, the XR is the best value available for all Apple fans.
The XR provides you with an unrivaled processor, featuring the powerful A12 Bionic chip, and 6.1 inches of beautiful Liquid Retina display. Combine that with high battery efficiency, higher-quality photography and advanced video upgrades, and you've got the powerhouse that is the new iPhone XR.
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