iPhone XR vs iPhone 6s

Which phone is best for you?

While iPhone 6s looked very similar to its predecessor, it had considerably more functionality under the hood than iPhone 6. The intervening years have been marked by significant advances in phone technology, so iPhone XR is an entirely different prospect again.

On paper, the two phones might appear to have similar specs: both have a 12-megapixel rear camera and an LCD screen, but iPhone XR benefits from a heap of in-camera processing tools such as Smart HDR and Depth Control, which produce superb results in low light and give your photos a more professional feel.

The LCD display has been upgraded too. Apple’s new screen technology has allowed them to stretch the screen to the edges of the phone and make the most of the space available which is why iPhone XR boasts a 6.1-inch display in a phone not much larger than iPhone 6s, with its 4.7-inch display.

Add the speed and power of Apple’s A12 Bionic chip, and iPhone XR marks a serious improvement over the 3-year-old iPhone 6s. If you are considering an upgrade, this could very well be the phone for you. Use our handy feature guide to compare the two models.

  • 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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  • Apple

    iPhone 6s

    • Say goodbye to fingerprint smudges thanks to a special coating that repels oil and reduces annoying smears

    • View crystal clear videos and images with the 4.7-inch Retina HD display

    • Relive your favourite memories. Live Photos sets your pictures in motion

    • Take 8-megapixel still photos while recording 4K video

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iphone 6s
Storage Capacity 64 GB
128 GB
256 GB
Display 6.1 inch all-screen LCD 4.7 inches (diagonal)
Size and Weight Height: 150.9 mm
Width: 75.7 mm
Depth: 0.33 mm
Weight: 194 grams
Height 138.3 mm
Width 67.1 mm
Depth 7.1 mm
Weight 143 grams
Splash, Water and Dust Resistant Yes
Chip A12 Bionic chip A9 chip with 64-bit architecture
Embedded M9 motion coprocessor
Main Camera 12 MP 12 MP
Video Recording 4K video recording at 24 fps 4K video recording at 30 fps
1080p HD video recording at 30 fps or 60 fps
Front Camera 7 MP 5 MP