Which one is best for you?
Released in 2018, iPhone XR and iPhone XS Max are both packed with Apple’s latest innovations, but represent quite different propositions.
iPhone XS Max is Apple’s most premium phone, boasting a gorgeous 6.5-inch OLED screen, up to half a terabyte of storage, and constructed in beautiful yet durable glass. The 12-megapixel dual-lens camera takes stunning pictures you can tinker with later using clever post-processing tools like DepthControl, which adapts the ‘bokeh’, or background blur, to produce portraits like a pro.
iPhone XR carries much of the same functionality as iPhone XS Max, running on the same powerful A12 Bionic chip, and offering the same clever camera tools, through a single-lens rear snapper. The aluminium casing comes in six colours and while its 6.1-inch screen is an LCD display with less resolution than iPhone XS Max’s OLED screen, Apple have introduced advanced LCD technology to stretch the screen to the edges of the phone.
While both are superb phones and show Apple at the top of their game, iPhone XS Max is a more impressive offering, as its price suggests. If you want a great iPhone in a more affordable package, iPhone XR might be the one 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 XS Max
Take stunning professional pictures with iPhone XS Max’s feature-laden dual-lens camera, including Apple’s Smart HDR
See more on the gorgeous 6.5-inch OLED display – or multi-task with split screen view
Experience a smoother and more immersive gaming experience thanks to the powerful new A12 Bionic chip.
Personalise your favourite Animoji and add stickers and filters for even more fun
|Name||iPhone XR||iPhone XS Max|
Buy the iPhone XR
Buy the XS Max
|Display||6.1 inch all-screen LCD||6.5 inches|
|Size and weight||
Height: 150.9 mm
Width: 75.7 mm
Depth: 0.33 mm
Weight: 194 grams
Height: 157.5 mm
Width: 77.4 mm
Depth: 7.7 mm
Weight: 208 grams
|Rear camera||12 MP||Dual 12 MP|
|Front camera||7 MP||7 MP|
|Video recording||4K video recording at 24 fps||4K video recording at 24fps|
|Processor||A12 Bionic chip||A12 Bionic Chip|
|Battery||2942 mAh||3174 mAh|
|Splash, water and dust resistant||Yes||Yes|
|Buy now||Buy the iPhone XR||Buy the XS Max|