Which one is best for you?
If you’re looking for a large-screen phone to keep you entertained on the move, both iPhone XR and Samsung Galaxy S8+ have plenty to offer.
iPhone XR has a 6.1-inch Super Retina LCD screen that stretches right into the corners of the phone – while Galaxy S8+ has a 6.2-inch OLED Infinity Display that curves round the edges and into the sides. They’re both beautiful devices – but look beyond the screens and you’ll see a few differences in their capabilities.
Released 18 months later than S8+, iPhone XR uses sophisticated real-time processing to get the most from its 12-megapixel main camera. It can create sharp images with naturally blurred backgrounds (previously only possible with dual-lens cameras) and combines images taken at different exposure levels to bring out amazing levels of detail. The S8+ also has a single lens camera – and while it may not match the sophistication of iPhone XR, it’s still pretty decent. Plus it captures multiple images when you shoot, automatically picking the best for you.
iPhone XR also benefits from its front-facing sensors, which can create a 3D map of your face. This can be used to unlock your phone securely, map your expression onto 3D Animoji and more.
Whichever phone you choose, you’ll have a device that looks great, performs brilliantly and is packed with great features ready for you to use and explore.
Take a look at some of the top specs of both phones to decide which one is right for you.
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
Galaxy S8 Plus
Get better photos with a camera that takes multiple images and automatically chooses the best for you
View crystal clear photos and videos on the gorgeous 6.2-inch curved Infinity display
Unlock your phone quickly and securely with a glance, using iris recognition
Access advanced features with ease thanks to the Bixby personal assistant
|Name||iPhone XR||Galaxy S8 Plus|
Buy the iPhone XR
Buy the Galaxy S8+
|Display||6.1 inch all-screen LCD||6.2 inch Infinity Display|
|Size and weight||
Height: 150.9 mm
Width: 75.7 mm
Depth: 0.33 mm
Weight: 194 grams
Height: 159.5 mm
Width: 73.4 mm
Depth: 8.1 mm
Weight: 173 grams
|Rear camera||12 MP||12 MP|
|Front camera||7 MP||8 MP|
|Video recording||4K video recording at 24 fps||4K video recording at 30 fps|
|Processor||A12 Bionic chip||Exynos 8895|
|Battery||2942 mAh||3500 mAh|
|Splash, water and dust resistant||Yes||Yes|
|Buy now||Buy the iPhone XR||Buy the Galaxy S8+|