iPhone XR vs iPhone 8

Which one is best for you?

iPhone 8 was released in 2017 alongside iPhone X. Appealing to Apple traditionalists with its classic design – including bezels around the screen and the familiar home button – iPhone 8 was nonetheless loaded with natty new features which made it a real contender.

The biggest advance was a glass back – replacing the aluminium casing of previous models, and enabling wireless charging. The 12-megapixel rear camera can shoot 4K video at 60 frames per second, and its powerful A12 Bionic chipset makes for a smooth streaming and gaming experience.

Although it had to contend with the buzz surrounding iPhone X, iPhone 8 is still a smashing phone. But the upgrades introduced by the launch of iPhone XR eclipse it altogether. The edge-to-edge Super Retina display, powerful A12 Bionic chip and feature-packed cameras make iPhone XR a superior phone, and a significant leap forward in both features and functionality.

Name iPhone XR iPhone 8
Image note 9
Buy the iPhone XR
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Buy the iPhone 8
Display 6.1 inch all-screen LCD 4.7 inches
Size and weight Height: 150.9 mm
Width: 75.7 mm
Depth: 0.33 mm
Weight: 194 grams
Height: 138.4 mm
Width: 67.3 mm
Depth: 7.3 mm
Weight: 148 grams
Rear camera 12 MP 12 MP
Front camera 7 MP 7 MP
Video recording 4K video recording at 24 fps 4K video recording at 24 fps, 30 fps or 60 fps
Processor A12 Bionic chip A11 Bionic chip with 64-bit architecture
Battery 2942 mAh 1821 mAh
Storage 64 GB
128 GB
256 GB
64 GB
256 GB
Splash, water and dust resistant Yes Yes
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