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.
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
Up your selfie game with an 8-megapixel front camera that uses autofocus to ensure great results every time
See more on a beautiful Infinity Display that curves right into the edges of the phone
Sharpen your photography skills – the camera takes multiple shots to reduce blur
Get the most from your phone and discover new features with Bixby personal assistant
|Name||iPhone XR||Galaxy S8|
Buy the iPhone XR
Buy the Galaxy S8
|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|
|Splash, water and dust resistant||Yes||Yes|
|Buy now||Buy the iPhone XR||Buy the Galaxy S8|