Which one is best for you?
The first iPhone to sport a dual-lens camera, iPhone 7 Plus was Apple’s second plus-sized offering, building on the success of its iPhone 6 Plus predecessor. But advances in screen technology have allowed iPhone XR to incorporate a larger display into a smaller frame.
Apple’s entry into the phablet market has been an unqualified success, with iPhone 6 Plus, 7 Plus and 8 Plus receiving rave reviews and sales in the millions. Now they have been able to stretch their screens edge-to-edge, iPhone XR's 6.1-inch Super Retina LCD display dwarfs the 7 Plus’s 5.5-inch screen, despite iPhone XR's body measuring nearly 8mm less, end-to-end.
Throw in a mix of impressive functionality powered by a new A12 Bionic chip, and you have a phone that oozes quality and represents a real step up from previous models. All that said, iPhone 7 Plus maintains a loyal following thanks to its aluminium body, excellent dual-lens snapper – and now reduced price.
Take a look at our quick feature guide to decide which model is best for you.
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
iPhone 7 Plus
Take pictures like a pro with a dual lens main camera that can capture the subject in the foreground and blur the background
Do what you love for longer, thanks to longer battery life than any previous iPhone
Express yourself and match your phone to your outfit with a choice of four colours
Relax, and use your phone without a worry, with its splash and water resistant design
|Name||iPhone XR||iPhone 7 Plus|
Buy the iPhone XR
Buy the iPhone 7 Plus
|Display||6.1 inch all-screen LCD||5.5 inches (diagonal)|
|Size and weight||
Height: 150.9 mm
Width: 75.7 mm
Depth: 0.33 mm
Weight: 194 grams
Height: 158.2 mm
Width: 77.9 mm
Depth: 7.3 mm
Weight: 188 grams
|Rear camera||12 MP||
12 MP wide-angle and telephoto cameras
|Front camera||7 MP||
|Video recording||4K video recording at 24 fps||
4K video recording at 30 fps
|Processor||A12 Bionic chip||
A10 fusion chip with 64-bit architecture
Embedded M10 motion coprocessor
|Battery||2942 mAh||2900 mAh|
|Splash, water and dust resistant||Yes||Yes|
|Buy now||Buy the iPhone XR||Buy the iPhone 7 Plus|