Which one is best for you?
Released shortly after iPhone XS, iPhone XR offers almost all of the capabilities as the flagship model in a more affordable package. But there are a few differences you’ll want to consider before making your choice.
Both phones feature the same powerful A12 Bionic Chip, which lies behind every feature of the phone. It offers improved face recognition, extends the abilities of the camera, runs advanced augmented reality games and apps with ease, and more.
iPhone XS does have the more advanced camera, with dual lenses allowing for optical zoom and depth of field effects. However, iPhone XR makes up some of the difference by harnessing the power of its A12 Bionic chip to create those beautiful blurred background images.
iPhone XS also has a more advanced, edge-to-edge OLED display, with higher resolution than iPhone XR. However, iPhone XR, with its True Tone Liquid Retina display is unlikely to disappoint. In fact it’s slightly larger than the iPhone XS display – 6.1inches compared to 5.8.
One thing that might swing many in favour of iPhone XR is the range of six vibrant new colours – coral, white, black, red, blue and yellow. But ultimately it’s down to which one suits you. iPhone XR will do pretty much anything iPhone XS will do – but iPhone XS has the edge when it comes to camera and screen.
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
Create stunningly detailed images thanks to Smart HDR – or adjust depth of field to create professional looking portraits
See more with 60% greater dynamic range than its predecessor, iPhone X
Share your feelings with 3D Animoji that mirror your own expression
Enjoy a smoother gaming and streaming experience with the new A12 Bionic chip
|Name||iPhone XR||iPhone XS|
Buy the iPhone XR
Buy the iPhone XS
|Display||6.1 inch all-screen LCD||5.8 inches|
|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: 192 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||2658 mAh|
|Splash, water and dust resistant||Yes||Yes|
|Buy now||Buy the iPhone XR||Buy the iPhone XS|