iPhone XR vs Galaxy S8 Plus

Which phone 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 Plus 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 Plus 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 Plus, 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 Plus 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.

  • 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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  • Samsung

    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

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Choose a Device
Storage Capacity 64 GB
128 GB
256 GB
64GB
Display 6.1 inch all-screen LCD 6.2 inches
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: 173g
Splash, Water and Dust Resistant Yes Yes
Chip A12 Bionic chip Exynos 8895
Main Camera 12 MP 12MP
Video Recording 4K video recording at 24 fps 2160p@30fps
Front Camera 7 MP 8 MP