iPhone XR vs iPhone 6s

Which one is best for you?

While iPhone 6s looked very similar to its predecessor, it had considerably more functionality under the hood than iPhone 6. The intervening years have been marked by significant advances in phone technology, so iPhone XR is an entirely different prospect again.

On paper, the two phones might appear to have similar specs: both have a 12-megapixel rear camera and an LCD screen, but iPhone XR benefits from a heap of in-camera processing tools such as Smart HDR and Depth Control, which produce superb results in low light and give your photos a more professional feel.

The LCD display has been upgraded too. Apple’s new screen technology has allowed them to stretch the screen to the edges of the phone and make the most of the space available which is why iPhone XR boasts a 6.1-inch display in a phone not much larger than iPhone 6s, with its 4.7-inch display.

Add the speed and power of Apple’s A12 Bionic chip, and iPhone XR marks a serious improvement over the 3-year-old iPhone 6s. If you are considering an upgrade, this could very well be the phone for you. Use our handy feature guide to compare the two models.

Name iPhone XR iPhone 6s
Image note 9
Buy the iPhone XR
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Buy the iPhone 6s
Display 6.1 inch all-screen LCD 4.7 inches (diagonal)
Size and weight Height: 150.9 mm
Width: 75.7 mm
Depth: 0.33 mm
Weight: 194 grams
Height: 138.3 mm
Width: 67.1 mm
Depth: 7.1 mm
Weight: 143 grams
Rear camera 12 MP 12 MP
Front camera 7 MP 5 MP
Video recording 4K video recording at 24 fps 4K video recording at 25 fps or 30 fps
1080p HD video recording at 25 fps, 30 fps or 60 fps
Processor A12 Bionic chip A9 chip with 64-bit architecture
Embedded M9 motion coprocessor
Battery 2942 mAh 1715 mAh
Storage 64 GB
128 GB
256 GB
16 GB
64 GB
128 GB
Splash, water and dust resistant Yes
Buy now Buy the iPhone XR Buy the iPhone 6s