The phone is very good and lacks some high-tech specs, but they do not really matter in practice for most people. Have both the Iphone XS and the Iphone XR and can state that I prefer the XR, despite the worse on-paper spec. The reason is spelled battery life. The XR has 60% left when I used it one day, no other phone I've tried (the bottom socket gets the Samsung S8 and S9 that can handle half a day and which also has a scrapped OS). Otherwise, you do not notice any difference in daily use between XR and XS. The camera may be slightly worse, but if you are not a photo fan, it also lacks meaning. Then there are certainly some other Androids with good battery life, better camera etc, but I have not yet come to the test.
A very good and stable phone with lightning fast and above all safe face recognition.