Just as it did for the iPhone XS, Apple has issued a press release citing the best bits from a dozen iPhone XR reviews.

The reviews are in. Reviewers around the world have put iPhone XR through its paces and are sharing their impressions of the newest member of the iPhone family. That includes everything from its 6.1-inch Liquid Retina display, advanced camera system that creates dramatic portraits using a single camera lens, all-day battery life and six beautiful finishes; white, black, blue, yellow, coral and (PRODUCT)RED.

Apple obviously picked positive remarks from each, but in this case it wasn’t hard to do – the reviews we’ve seen for the latest iPhone were overwhelmingly positive.

The company has aimed to highlight different positives from each review, but a commonality to several of the quotes is that the iPhone XR offers great value for what you’re getting.

Daring Fireball: “Dollar for dollar, the iPhone XR is almost certainly the best iPhone Apple has ever made.”

Digital Trends: “The colors are stunning, battery life is great, Face ID is still industry-leading technology, iOS gestures are intuitive, the camera is superb, and performance is fantastic. This is the iPhone to buy.”

Tom’s Guide: “iPhone XR delivers fast performance, great cameras and longer battery life than other flagship phones, all in a colorful and affordable package.”

Mashable: “The iPhone XR is the Goldilocks of iPhones with a big screen, fantastic cameras, and future-proof power.”

PC Mag: “You’re getting a truly superb phone which does everything with a considerable degree of expertness. Pound for pound, this makes it the best mainstream flagship phone in the market.”

TechCrunch: “Even though the iPhone XR is Apple’s mid-range iPhone, the feel is very much that of a piece of nicely crafted jewelry. It’s weighty, with a gorgeous 7-layer color process laminating the back of the rear glass, giving it a depth and sparkle that’s just unmatched in consumer electronics.”

The camera gets a lot of praise in the excerpts.

The camera is superb.

Great cameras.

Fantastic cameras.

The iPhone XR takes beautiful shots in Portrait Mode, which gives you the ability to change background depth. It also includes Smart HDR, allowing you to snap multiple pictures at different exposures at the same time to get the best photo.

A fantastic camera.

You’ll love, love, love the features with the Advanced Portrait Mode that offers modes include Stage Light Mode that blackens out the background. The all-new Depth Control lets you adjust the depth of field even after you’ve shot your image making your photos richer and even more spectacular.

Speed and battery-life were also common themes.

If you’re still on the fence, shipping times have now started slipping, but not too far, so there’s no great harm in waiting until you can check it out for yourself if you live close to an Apple Store.

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