Apple XR - simply terrible
Reviewed on Tuesday June 18, 2019 by Steve, WI
Wow....what can I say, this is simply one of the most frustratingly terrible pieces of consumer electronics I've ever owned...hard to find something good to say about it. The battery life is good, the camera is nice and the speed is solid, but not noticeably better than other similar products I've used.... and that's really where it ends, there isn't much else Iike and the things I don't like are sooo much more significant. First off, if you plan to use this phone to type much at all get ready for frustratingly bad auto correct, HORRIBLE editing functionality and very tired fingers...just plain difficult to type with any level of efficiency on this phone. Second, if you plan to use the actual phone get ready for SO many dropped calls that people will say "you need a new phone" or "what's wrong with your phone??" Next, this thing takes 2 to 5 actions to do things that used to take one... and you'll need to figure out that secret functionality needed to do all those things...nothing is logical or intuitive...almost as though Apple has purposefully created all this secret functionality so that only the cool people know how it all works. Seriously, if you came out of an 8, there is TONS of functionality that works differently...not better, not easier (actually harder, more strokes)...just different. Litterly 9 of 10 times I pick up the phone I finish whatever I needed it for with frustration, never do I think, wow, that's a great/helpful device...just the opposite, I think "God, I hate this thing, or God, I should take this back, or God, I regret getting this thing." Bottom line for me is that this isn't a serious device. Good for selfies and scrolling through social media but not much else. Suggest you try other products and use other systems before you stick with Apple, there are simply better options.