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There are 6 iPhone XR colors, which color should you go for?

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I remember staring at my desktop monitor excessively two years ago. On it, were illustrations of five iPhone 7’s placed side by side. Each one was of a different color.

This was two years back when I desperately needed the internet to help me decide which color variant I should go for. There were five options- gold, silver, rose gold, and the new black finishes (at that time)- jet black and black.

Before the iPhone 7, Apple used to offer its iPhones dressed in just three colors, which made it pretty easy to choose the best one from. But, I didn’t anticipate the complexity of choosing between five colors. It was tough. My motive was to get a color that not many would go for, making it unique.

One of the many reasons people buy an iPhone is to flaunt it shamelessly. And I was a prey to that thinking.

At the end of several hours spent on the internet, I concluded my quest and decided to go for the matte black variant. It was a bad decision for a flurry of reasons. Reasons, which I wouldn’t prefer to disclose now.

One of the many reasons people buy an iPhone is to flaunt it shamelessly. And I was a prey to that thinking.

At that time, I just had to deal with five options. But, fast-forward two years and I’m standing right where I was two years ago. Only the complexity has proliferated, if not reduced.

And this time, I might have developed a sense of choice which I’ll use to help you guys choosing your color on the iPhone XR.

The iPhone XR was launched alongside the flagship iPhones, namely the weirdly titled iPhone XS and the iPhone XS Max at Apple’s annual flagship event that was held this year on September 12. The XR, just like the XS, sports minor upgrades from the iPhone X which include a better processor, better cameras, and a better neural engine. The only differences between the XR and the top-notch XS are the screen and the camera.

Having said that, let’s skim through a few points to consider while choosing a color that’s best for you on the XR.

  1. Wear and tear
  2. Adding a case
  3. Show off quotient

The colors available are white, black, coral, red, yellow, blue.

1. Wear and tear

The iPhone 7 was made up of anodized aluminum. Over time, it acquired a ton of awful scratches; especially prominent looking on a black variant. Since then, Apple has taken a different direction and has kind of killed two birds with one shot.

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The iPhone 8 and ahead have backs made up of glass. Now, glass has many advantages over metal, the most important is being able to conduct inductive electricity. Thanks to glass backs, iPhones starting from the iPhone 8 acquired the ability to charge wirelessly. But the question here is: does it hold better in durability against aluminum? Frankly, it doesn’t. But it does a good job hiding wear and tear.

Scratches

Now, glass too can show signs of wear and tear. And the greatest example of such wear and tear is a  scratch. The thing with scratches is that their appearance differs based on the background they are put against. A scratch will be visible more clearly against a dark/black background than it will be on a light one.

Thus, if you decide to buy the XR and use it for years, white, yellow, or coral is the best suggestion. The black, red, and blue finishes will show off scratches way more easily. And if you want an evidence, consider iPhone 7’s jet black variant. Its back wasn’t made up of glass but had a similar finish. And it was a scratch magnet.

Smudges

Smudges are as equally annoying as scratches. But the bright side is they don’t last long. Yet, if you intend to use your iPhone after eating a donut, you might as well wanna decide the right color to make those smudges almost invisible.

Just like scratches, fingerprints and smudges appear more prominent on most dark backgrounds. The black color, for instance, is the best color if you ever intend to flaunt a smudgy iPhone. Let me tell you the colors on which smudges “won’t” show up. They’ll be coral, yellow, and white.

P.S. A cool trick. Use this image as a wallpaper to detect the minutest smudges on any kinds of displays:

2. Adding a case

You’ve got an iPhone. It could be your most prized possession so far, even if it’s the cheapest model this year. And you wouldn’t want, say like, a 2-days old iPhone to acquire any damage. What do you do? Throw it in a case. That’s the basic tendency of people when it comes to iPhones.

But, putting a case on your colorful XR would be a crime. 

Although, if you still wanna commit this crime for the sake of protection against external forces, you can get a transparent one. Here’s a pretty good one for the iPhone XR. And if you’re someone who doesn’t feel a thing for transparent cases, you can always opt for contrasting ones.

Like this one!

Simply put, if you want to slap a case to your XR, get a black one. 

That said, let’s see for whom each color is meant to be:

White

White iPhone XR

White

Who is it for?: Someone who loves minimalism and cleanliness. Also, someone who loves white, duh!

Advantages: 

  1. Appears clean, and sometimes flashy
  2. Will be really easy to spot.
  3. Appearance is more professional.

Disadvantages:

  1. Can catch dirt easily, imprinting a yellowish stain at the back.
  2. Too simple of a color.

Black

Black iPhone XR

Black

Who is it for?: People who don’t care about the appearance of their phones. Also, people who love black, of course!

Advantages: 

  1. Exudes professionalism.
  2. Won’t show stains easily.

Disadvantages: 

  1. Looks boring, to be honest.
  2. House for a ton of smudges.
  3. Not the best choice if you want to flaunt your new XR.

Blue

Blue iPhone XR

Blue

Who is it for?: People who want a change in color but don’t like exposing their iPhone much. Also, people who like the color blue. C’mon!

Advantages: 

  1. Looks unique.
  2. Won’t be seen in the crowd much, thus a better chance to show off.
  3. Induces passion… seriously. No kidding!

Disadvantages:

  1. Won’t be seen in the crowd much.
  2. Looks a bit childish.

Red

Red iPhone XR

Red

Who is it for?: People who want to donate to help prevent AIDS, and those who wanna show some magnificence.  

Advantages: 

  1. Widely attractive.
  2. Very good color to show off your phone, and grab attention to yourself. 
  3. It helps people fight AIDS.

Disadvantages:

  1. It can bore you after some time’s usage. 
  2. Too bright a color to be on a phone. 
  3. It highlights smudges and scratches instead of hiding them.

Yellow

Yellow iPhone XR

Yellow

Who is it for?: People who love flashy colors, sunshine, and lemon. Also, people who love yellow in general.

Advantages:

  1. Very attractive. De facto a very illuminating color.
  2. Hides a scratch like a pro.

Disadvantages: 

  1. Shows smudges to an extent.
  2. Too bright for a color on an iPhone. 
  3. Can highlight dirt acquired on invisible scratch.

Coral

Coral iPhone XR

Coral

Who is it for?: It’s a highly unique color, hence, it’s for everyone up for a change. Also, for people who like coral reefs as a color. 

Advantages: 

  1. Can get girls, for sure.
  2. Alluring

Disadvantages: 

  1. Can show smudges easily.
  2. Won’t fit in well with cases.

No matter what color you choose, its significance is only going to reduce at the end of the day. A few months later, you won’t even find the device attractive anymore. Although, that notion shouldn’t stop you from getting those luscious candies… I mean, iPhone XRs. 


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