iPhone XR vs Galaxy S9 Plus

Which one is best for you?

iPhone XR and Galaxy S9+ are both very much part of the 2018 trend for larger screens. In fact, the Galaxy S9+ display just pips iPhone XR by an inch. Both have beautiful edge-to-edge displays so, despite their generous screen sizes, they’re surprisingly easy to hold in one hand.

iPhone XR is the more recent phone and comes in six vibrant colour variations. Its A12 Bionic chip is the same as in the flagship XS and XS Max models, so you can enjoy all the benefits of its incredible processing power. Unlock your phone securely with Advanced Face ID, immerse yourself in ground-breaking 3D augmented reality games and more. Or create beautiful images and adjust the focus afterwards to get the perfect depth of field effect.

You can also create striking depth of field effects with the dual lens camera of Galaxy S9+ – and as one lens is set to 2x optical zoom, you can get closer to distant objects without loss of quality. Plus, the other lens can adjust automatically to different light levels, giving better images in tricky conditions. It’s also great for exploring the world of augmented reality. See how a new piece of furniture looks in your living room, watch virtual dinosaurs crash through your garden and more.

We’ve prepared a list of specs for both phones to let you compare them and make your choice easier.

Name iPhone XR Galaxy S9 Plus
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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: 158.1 mm
Width: 73.8 mm
Depth: 8.5 mm
Weight: 189 grams
Rear camera 12 MP 12 MP + 12 MP
Front camera 7 MP 8 MP
Video recording 4K video recording at 24 fps 4K video recording at 30 fps or 60fps
Processor A12 Bionic chip Octa-core Exynos 9810
Battery 2942 mAh 3500 mAh
Storage 64 GB
128 GB
256 GB
128 GB
Splash, water and dust resistant Yes Yes
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