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5 Best iPhone XR Alternatives In 2018

As you no doubt know already, Apple recently announced its new lineup for the iPhone — the iPhone XR, iPhone XS, and iPhone XS Max. This is an exciting release for Apple because they’re officially moving forward with the iPhone X-style smartphone, leaving the traditional iPhone 8 style in the past — that does mean folks will have to get on board with this new style but with how powerful and beautiful these smartphones are, that shouldn’t be a huge problem.

Product Brand Name Price
AppleApple iPhone XBuy on Amazon|$1060(Price as of 12/12/2018 12:50 ET)
LGLG Electronics G7 ThinQBuy on Amazon|$639.98(Price as of 12/12/2018 12:50 ET)
SamsungSamsung Galaxy Note9Buy on Amazon|$899.99(Price as of 12/12/2018 12:50 ET)
GoogleGoogle Pixel 2Buy on Amazon|$739.99(Price as of 12/12/2018 12:50 ET)
AppleApple iPhone 8 PlusBuy on Amazon|$794.22(Price as of 12/12/2018 12:50 ET)

There is one minor con to this new line of iPhone devices, and that’s that they’re slightly more expensive than the traditional iPhone. So if you’re not a fan of the new iPhone style or don’t like the price of the iPhone, then you might want to consider other options for your new smartphone of choice. What exactly should you pick up, though?

If you follow along with us below, we’ll show you the best alternatives to the iPhone XR, Apple’s base iPhone X device.

Apple iPhone X

Do you like the Apple iPhone XR, but don’t like the price of the new models? Then you might want to consider picking up last year’s iPhone: the iPhone X. Apple has discontinued this iPhone, so you cannot get it from carriers like AT&T, Verizon, Sprint, and others, but you can still pick it up from online retailers on Amazon. The iPhone X is still worth picking up because it’s cheaper than the new line of iPhone, and you won’t be missing out on much either, as there aren’t too many hardware differences between last year’s and this year’s phone.

You’ll still get fast Face ID technology, games will play without a hitch, you’ll get long battery life, and you’ll still get that beautiful edge to edge display.

Buy on Amazon|$1060(Price as of 12/12/2018 12:50 ET)

Samsung Galaxy Note 9

If you want to move away from iOS, then you might want to consider picking up the Galaxy Note 9 from Samsung. This one is available to buy everywhere, so you can even get it on lease or contract from your carrier of choice. It has the dual-curved display, so you get that unique screen perspective in addition to fast hardware. The Galaxy Note 9 will be able to handle anything you throw at it, and it’s fairly unique because it comes with its own stylus. Called the S-Pen, you’ll be able to take advantage of all sorts of new S-Pen specific features, as well as the ability to jot down notes without the on-screen keyboard.

Buy on Amazon|$899.99(Price as of 12/12/2018 12:50 ET)

LG G7 ThinQ

If you want something similar to the iPhone X, but on the Android operating system, then look no further than the LG G7 ThinQ smartphone. This smartphone has a large 6.1-inch display with a detailed resolution, and it even has the notch at the top of the screen for facial recognition technology — it isn’t exactly a Face ID replacement though, as it’s not able to replace passwords or be used as payment verification. The smartphone has all of the latest and greatest hardware, though it does have some disappointing battery life.

Buy on Amazon|$639.98(Price as of 12/12/2018 12:50 ET)

iPhone 8 Plus

Maybe you simply don’t like the new style of iPhone and would rather be able to use something more traditional. In that case, the iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus are still available to buy today, and are still a great experience in 2018. You get the detailed and beautiful resolution found in the Retina display on the phone, and it still has fast hardware with the A10 smartphone chip. You should be able to get all day battery life out of these phones just fine. The iPhone 8 and 8 Plus do have the traditional home button that you can press, and you can use it as a fingerprint scanner as well.

Buy on Amazon|$794.22(Price as of 12/12/2018 12:50 ET)

Google Pixel 2

The Google Pixel 2 might be last up on our list, but if you want the experience that Google imagined for stock Android, the Google Pixel 2 is without a doubt the smartphone to go with. It runs a little cheaper than the new iPhone X models, can be taken to almost any carrier, and it has an extremely impressive 12.2-megapixel camera. There’s top of the line hardware inside that will allow you to run almost any app without a hitch, and a large battery should keep the lights on all day long.

Buy on Amazon|$739.99(Price as of 12/12/2018 12:50 ET)

Verdict

As you can see, you have a lot of alternatives to the iPhone XR whether you’re looking to stick within the iOS ecosystem or move over to Android.

Product Brand Name Price
AppleApple iPhone XBuy on Amazon|$1060(Price as of 12/12/2018 12:50 ET)
LGLG Electronics G7 ThinQBuy on Amazon|$639.98(Price as of 12/12/2018 12:50 ET)
SamsungSamsung Galaxy Note9Buy on Amazon|$899.99(Price as of 12/12/2018 12:50 ET)
GoogleGoogle Pixel 2Buy on Amazon|$739.99(Price as of 12/12/2018 12:50 ET)
AppleApple iPhone 8 PlusBuy on Amazon|$794.22(Price as of 12/12/2018 12:50 ET)

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