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The iPhone XR in blue looks stellar under a macro lens

We get intimate with the colorful iPhone XR, which features a big screen, wireless charging and an excellent camera.

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The iPhone XR under a macro lens

A pullback image of a carefully balanced iPhone XR. The Lume Cube is an essential accessory for macro shots which provides a direct stream of light into the tiniest openings of a phone. 

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Up close with the iPhone XR

The less expensive iPhone XR delivers most iPhone X and XS features, including a fantastic big screen, fast performance and wireless charging. We think it's the best overall iPhone for the price and it recently earned CNET's Editors' Choice. For a deeper look at the phone, click through our macro gallery.

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The round rear quad-LED light spreads the light to reduce hot spots. 

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The antenna is located on the left, and below that is the mute switch. Below that are the volume buttons.

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The antenna is located just to the left of the rear-end camera.

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The antenna line is just above the mute switch. 

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At 6.1 inches, the iPhone XR has the largest LCD on an iPhone.

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Another view of the round rear quad-LED light spreads the light to reduce hot spots. 

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The earpiece grille has tiny spokes and openings.

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The iPhone XR has a sensor that's 2x faster. The camera features also include optical image stabilization and face detection.

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The iPhone XR's design has smooth and rounded corners, with a groove between the screen and the cover. The camera, shown here, records 4K video at up to 60 frames per second.

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An extreme close-up of the grids of the speaker holes.

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There are six speaker holes on each side of the Lightning port.

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A screw is located on each side of the Lighting port.

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The SIM cards holder can be easily opened by applying slight pressure to the hole using a SIM card removal tool. You know, like a paperclip. 

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A closer look at the phone's SIM card and its small plastic circuit board.

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A side view of the exposed SIM card of the iPhone XR photographed with a macro lens.

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A close-up view of the left side of the iPhone XR phone and apps.

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The iPhone XR has a screen pixel resolution of 1792-by-828. It also comes with a fingerprint-resistant coating.

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You'll find the selfie camera to the right of the earpiece grille. It offers advanced red-eye correction.

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Another look at the iPhone XR's smooth, rounded corners.

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The 12 MP rear camera with a wide angle lens opens up to an impressive f/1.8. It offers portrait mode with depth control and advanced bokeh (or background blur).

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A reverse view of the antenna, mute switch, and volume buttons while the iPhone XR is lying flat with the blue backside facing upwards.

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An extreme close-up view of the Lightning port, used primarily for charging the device. It has eight prongs.

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A final, front view of the iPhone XR. On top of its stellar looks, the phone's splash, water and dust resistant. 

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