iPhone XR vs iPhone X

Which one is best for you?

iPhone X was Apple’s biggest launch for a number of years, and represented a departure on a number of levels. Gone were the home button and the bezels, with Apple’s stunning new OLED screen stretching right to the edges of the phone. And in came the 12-megapixel dual-lens camera, offering much-improved functionality and low light performance. Apple’s 2017 flagship iPhone created a serious buzz, and sold in the millions.

In 2018, Apple released three new phones. iPhone XS and XS Max are natural successors to iPhone X. iPhone XR features many of the innovations Apple brought in with this new generation, at a significantly keener price.

Available in six colours, iPhone XR houses the same powerful A12 Bionic chip as its pricier siblings. It boasts a beautiful 6.1-inch Liquid Retina display, which, thanks to advances in Apple’s LCD technology, features the same edge-to-edge screen design that made iPhone X such a hit.

The single-lens camera is loaded with all of Apple’s new features, including Depth Control to liven up your portraits, and Smart HDR which improves contrast and saturation, bringing out subtle textures of shade and colour. Both are outstanding phones – if you’re after the very latest tech from Apple, you might be best choosing iPhone XS rather than iPhone X, but for a superb smart phone that won’t break the bank, iPhone XR is a great option.

Name iPhone XR iPhone X
Image note 9
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Display 6.1 inch all-screen LCD 5.8 inches (diagonal)
Size and weight Height: 150.9 mm
Width: 75.7 mm
Depth: 0.33 mm
Weight: 194 grams
Height: 143.6 mm
Width: 70.9 mm
Depth: 7.7 mm
Weight: 174 grams
Rear camera 12 MP 12 MP wide-angle and telephoto cameras
Front camera 7 MP 7 MP
Video recording 4K video recording at 24 fps 4K video recording at 24 fps, 30 fps or 60fps
Processor A12 Bionic chip A11 Bionic chip with 64-bit architecture
Embedded M11 motion coprocessor
Battery 2942 mAh 2716 mAh
Storage 64 GB
128 GB
256 GB
64 GB
256 GB
Splash, water and dust resistant Yes Yes
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