iPhone XR vs iPhone 7 Plus

Which one 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
Name iPhone XR iPhone 7 Plus
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iPhone 7 Plus
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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
Rear camera 12 MP 12 MP wide-angle and telephoto cameras
Front camera 7 MP 7 MP
Video recording 4K video recording at 24 fps 4K video recording at 30 fps
Processor A12 Bionic chip A10 fusion chip with 64-bit architecture
Embedded M10 motion coprocessor
Battery 2942 mAh 2900 mAh
Storage 64 GB
128 GB
256 GB
32 GB
128 GB
256 GB
Splash, water and dust resistant Yes Yes
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