iPhone XR vs Galaxy S8

Which phone is best for you?

At first glance, these phones share a lot in terms of looks and quality. Both are sleek, beautifully designed models with large edge-to-edge displays (though iPhone XR is bigger by a fraction of an inch). However, iPhone XR was released 18 months after Galaxy S8 and, as you’d expect, it does have some more up-to-date features.

For example, while both have single lens 12-megapixel cameras, iPhone XR uses the power of its A12 bionic chip to allow it to create beautiful depth-of-field effects – previously only possible with dual lens models. Still, the Galaxy S8 camera is no slouch for an older model. It captures multiple images when you shoot – then selects the best one so you get better results every time.

iPhone XR also has the front-facing TrueDepth camera, letting you open your phone securely with just a glance, create your own 3D Animoji and more. On the other hand, with the Galaxy S8, you can opt for Iris Recognition or fingerprint unlocking to access your phone conveniently.

There’s no question that either would be a good choice to keep you entertained and help you breeze through everyday tasks. We’ve listed the most important specs and features to help you reach a decision.

  • Apple

    iPhone XR

    • Use Portrait Mode to create stunning images that stand out with breath-taking detail against naturally blurred backgrounds

    • Enjoy the latest Augmented Reality games and apps – including 3D Animoji

    • See everything in true-life colour on the edge-to-edge Liquid Retina HD display

    • Choose from a range of vibrant colours to suit your style

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  • Samsung

    Galaxy S8

    • Up your selfie game with an 8-megapixel front camera that uses autofocus to ensure great results every time

    • See more on a beautiful Infinity Display that curves right into the edges of the phone

    • Sharpen your photography skills – the camera takes multiple shots to reduce blur

    • Get the most from your phone and discover new features with Bixby personal assistant

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Choose a Device
Storage Capacity 64 GB
128 GB
256 GB
64GB
Display 6.1 inch all-screen LCD 5.8 inches
Size and Weight Height: 150.9 mm
Width: 75.7 mm
Depth: 0.33 mm
Weight: 194 grams
Height: 148.9 mm
Width: 68.1 mm
Depth: 8 mm
Weight: 152 gramms

Splash, Water and Dust Resistant Yes Yes
Chip A12 Bionic chip Exynos 8895
Main Camera 12 MP 12 MP
Video Recording 4K video recording at 24 fps 2160p@60fps
Front Camera 7 MP 8 MP