iPhone XR vs iPhone 8 Plus

Which phone is best for you?

Building on the success of its previous plus-size models, Apple’s hefty 2017 offering came with fast and wireless charging, thanks to its new glass construction. The dual-lens camera was augmented with the nifty new Portrait Lighting mode which alters the lighting and depth-of-field of your selfies and portrait shots.

But 2018’s release has really built on these capabilities, and iPhone XR represents a serious leap forward in terms of both features and performance from iPhone 8 Plus. For one thing, Apple’s advances in screen technology have delivered a 6.1-inch LCD screen in a body that is smaller than the one housing iPhone 8 Plus’s 5.5-inch display.

The photography bells and whistles have been upgraded too, with the powerful A12 Bionic chip running smart processing tools such as Depth Control and Smart HD, and cementing Apple’s place as a serious player in the phone camera stakes.

Those nostalgic for the old iPhone design, with bezels and a home button, may still be tempted by iPhone 8 Plus, but iPhone XR surpasses it in pretty much every way.

  • 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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    iPhone 8 Plus

    • Take pictures like a pro with a dual lens main camera – or use lighting effects to create artistic selfies in Portrait Mode

    • Love gaming and video? Get more from your phone with a 5.5-inch display

    • Have peace of mind – iPhone 8 Plus has the most durable glass ever used previously

    • Don’t wait to do what you love on your phone – with the fast six-core A11 chip

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  note 9
iPhone 7
Storage Capacity 64 GB
128 GB
256 GB
Display 6.1 inch all-screen LCD 5.5 inches
Size and Weight Height: 150.9 mm
Width: 75.7 mm
Depth: 0.33 mm
Weight: 194 grams
Height 158.4 mm 
Width 78.1 mm 
Depth 7.5 mm 
Weight 202 grams 
Splash, Water and Dust Resistant Yes Yes
Chip A12 Bionic chip A11 Bionic chip with 64-bit architecture
Main Camera 12 MP 12MP wide-angle and telephoto cameras
Video Recording 4K video recording at 24 fps 4K video recording
Front Camera 7 MP 7 MP