iPhone XR vs Galaxy S8

Which one is best for you?

At first glance, these phones share a lot in terms of looks and quality. Both are sleek, beautifully designed models with large edge-to-edge displays (though iPhone XR is bigger by a fraction of an inch). However, iPhone XR was released 18 months after Galaxy S8 and, as you’d expect, it does have some more up-to-date features.

For example, while both have single lens 12-megapixel cameras, iPhone XR uses the power of its A12 bionic chip to allow it to create beautiful depth-of-field effects – previously only possible with dual lens models. Still, the Galaxy S8 camera is no slouch for an older model. It captures multiple images when you shoot – then selects the best one so you get better results every time.

iPhone XR also has the front-facing TrueDepth camera, letting you open your phone securely with just a glance, create your own 3D Animoji and more. On the other hand, with the Galaxy S8, you can opt for Iris Recognition or fingerprint unlocking to access your phone conveniently.

There’s no question that either would be a good choice to keep you entertained and help you breeze through everyday tasks. We’ve listed the most important specs and features to help you reach a decision.

Name iPhone XR Galaxy S8
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Display 6.1 inch all-screen LCD 5.8 inches
Size and weight Height: 150.9 mm
Width: 75.7 mm
Depth: 0.33 mm
Weight: 194 grams
Height: 148.9 mm
Width: 68.1 mm
Depth: 8 mm
Weight: 155 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 3000 mAh
Storage 64 GB
128 GB
256 GB
64 GB
Splash, water and dust resistant Yes Yes
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