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.
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 S9 Plus
Take stunning images in any light and create pro effects with ease with Dual Aperture and 2x optical zoom lenses
Turn your selfie into an animated emoji and discover a new way to share your stories
Point the camera to discover more about the world around you with Bixby Vision
Stretch time and capture moments in vivid detail with Super Slow-mo video mode
|Name||iPhone XR||Galaxy S9 Plus|
Buy the iPhone XR
Buy the Galaxy S9+
|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|
|Splash, water and dust resistant||Yes||Yes|
|Buy now||Buy the iPhone XR||Buy the Galaxy S9+|