iPhone XR vs iPhone 7 Plus

Which phone is best for you?

The first iPhone to sport a dual-lens camera, iPhone 7 Plus was Apple’s second plus-sized offering, building on the success of its iPhone 6 Plus predecessor. But advances in screen technology have allowed iPhone XR to incorporate a larger display into a smaller frame.

Apple’s entry into the phablet market has been an unqualified success, with iPhone 6 Plus, 7 Plus and 8 Plus receiving rave reviews and sales in the millions. Now they have been able to stretch their screens edge-to-edge, iPhone XR’s 6.1-inch Super Retina LCD display dwarfs the 7 Plus’s 5.5-inch screen, despite iPhone XR’s body measuring nearly 8mm less, end-to-end.

Throw in a mix of impressive functionality powered by a new A12 Bionic chip, and you have a phone that oozes quality and represents a real step up from previous models. All that said, iPhone 7 Plus maintains a loyal following thanks to its aluminium body, excellent dual-lens snapper – and now reduced price.

Take a look at our quick feature guide to decide which model is best for you.

  • 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

    Buy the iPhone XR
  • Apple

    iPhone 7 Plus

    • Take pictures like a pro with a dual lens main camera that can capture the subject in the foreground and blur the background

    • Do what you love for longer, thanks to longer battery life than any previous iPhone

    • Express yourself and match your phone to your outfit with a choice of four colours

    • Relax, and use your phone without a worry, with its splash and water resistant design

    Buy the iPhone 7 Plus
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Storage Capacity 64 GB
128 GB
256 GB
32 GB
128 GB
256 GB
Battery 2942 mAh 2900 mAh
Display 6.1 inch all-screen LCD 5.5 inches (diagonal)
Size and Weight Height: 150.9 mm
Width: 75.7 mm
Depth: 0.33 mm
Weight: 194 grams
Height: 158.2 mm
Width: 77.9 mm
Depth: 7.3 mm
Weight: 188 grams
Splash, Water and Dust Resistant Yes Yes
Chip A12 Bionic chip A10 fusion chip with 64-bit architecture
Embedded M10 motion coprocessor
Main Camera 12 MP 12 MP wide-angle and telephoto cameras
Video Recording 4K video recording at 24 fps 4K video recording at 30 fps
Front Camera 7 MP 7 MP