I've never done it, even though I've been the perfectly happy owner of an XR for two months now. Moreover, no one has ever accosted me in a public place and insisted on delighting in my screen. (Unlike, say, in my burgundy fake-suede, crepe-soled boots. $35 from ASOS.)
Humans are a painfully primitive species. They're easily mesmerized by novelty. So, telling them "Hey, isn't this old screen here amazing?" might not inspire.
Currently, the phone that (at least some) humans are mildly electrified by is Samsung's foldable phone. Why, because the notion is new and there's a (small) chance it could be cool. To be seen with, that is.
I suspect people aren't too concerned about whether this foldable phone will do more than a normal phone. It's just that, hey, it's foldable.
Which got me to thinking about whether there really is one thing about the iPhone XR that feels genuinely different. Or even vaguely pulsating.
There is. The battery life.
Previous iPhones I've owned wouldn't last a day without needing a recharge. They'd run dry at the most inopportune times. You know, when trying to take a selfie at a Warriors game or working hard to get the right light on my plate of gourmet goujons.
Now, I'm astonished to go days without needing to charge my XR.