iPhone 8 Plus vs iPhone Xr

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Upgrade to the iPhone XR for several key improvements to device speed and a more modern user experience. The iPhone XR features a completely gesture-driven UI, without any physical buttons to get in the way of its 6.1-inch Liquid Retina HD display. In addition, the iPhone XR also features the A12 Bionic chip, Face ID authentication, and approximately 1.5 hours longer battery life. Finally, the iPhone XR is available in a wide range of colors: Blue, White, Black, Yellow, Coral, and the limited edition Product Red.

Price Comparison

iPhone 8 Plus vs iPhone Xr Pricing

iPhone 8 Plus prices start at $139, which is cheaper than the iPhone Xr low price of $190.

Specs Comparison

The iPhone Xr and the iPhone 8 Plus share some common features, such as 4G LTE cellular connectivity, up to 128GB of storage space, an IP67 rating for dust and water resistance, a glass front and back, and Qi wireless charging. Key specs for the iPhone Xr include a 6.1” display, Apple A12 Bionic chip, Face ID, and a single 12MP wide-angle rear camera. Key specs for the iPhone 8 Plus include a 5.5” display, Apple A11 Bionic chip, Touch ID, and a dual 12MP rear camera with a wide and telephoto lens.

Size

Size iPhone 8 Plus iPhone Xr
Width 78 mm 3.1 inches 76 mm 3.0 inches
Height 158 mm 6.2 inches 151 mm 5.9 inches
Depth 8 mm 0.3 inches 8 mm 0.3 inches
Weight 202 g 7.1 ounces 194 g 6.8 ounces

The iPhone Xr measurements are as follows: 5.94” (H) x 2.98” (W) x 0.33” (D). The iPhone 8 Plus measures 6.24” (H) x 3.07” (W) x 0.30” (D). Despite the iPhone 8 Plus being larger in size, the iPhone Xr has a larger display. The iPhone Xr features a 6.1” display size and weighs 6.84 ounces. The iPhone 8 Plus has a 5.5” display size and weighs 7.13 ounces.

Camera

Camera iPhone 8 Plus iPhone Xr
Primary 12.2 MP 12.2 MP
Resolution 4032x3024 4032x3024

The iPhone Xr has a single 12MP wide-angle rear camera, and the iPhone 8 Plus has a dual 12MP wide and telephoto rear camera. But overall, these two phones share similar camera features. The feature set includes a True Tone flash with Slow Sync, and optical image stabilization (OIS). The iPhone Xr has up to 5x digital zoom, Portrait Mode with advanced bokeh and Depth Control, and Portrait Lighting with three lighting effects. In comparison, the iPhone 8 Plus has up to 10x digital zoom, Portrait Mode, and Portrait Lighting with five lightning effects.

Screen

Display iPhone 8 Plus iPhone Xr
Resolution 1080x1920 828x1792
Screen Size 139 mm 5.5 in 155 mm 6.1 in
Pixels Per Inch 401 ppi 324 ppi

The iPhone 8 Plus has a 5.5” Retina HD (LCD) display with IPS technology, and the iPhone Xr has a 6.1” Liquid Retina HD (LCD) display with IPS technology. Some of the common display features include a 625 nits (typical) max brightness, wide color (P3), and True Tone. Otherwise, the iPhone 8 Plus has a resolution of 1920 x 1080 with a contrast ratio of 1,300:1, and the iPhone Xr has a resolution of 1792 x 828 with a contrast ratio of 1,400:1.

Battery

Battery iPhone 8 Plus iPhone Xr
Capacity 2675 mAh 2945 mAh
Longevity 13 hours 15 hours
USB Lightning Lightning

The iPhone 8 Plus has a 2,691 mAh battery that is capable of providing up to 14 hours of video playback time or up to 60 hours of audio playback time. The iPhone Xr has a 2,942 mAh battery that can provide up to 16 hours of video playback time or up to 65 hours of audio playback time. These batteries are both rechargeable lithium-ion, and they are fast-charge capable when using a 20W wall power adapter and Lightning cable, and they support Qi wireless charging.

Processing

Processor iPhone 8 Plus iPhone Xr
CPU Apple A11 Bionic APL1072 / APL1W72 (T8015) Apple A12 Bionic APL1081 / APL1W81 (T8020)

Color Choices

iPhone 8 Plus

Available in 4 colors:

  • Gold
  • Gray
  • Red
  • Silver

Which iPhone 8 Plus color should you buy?

iPhone Xr

Available in 6 colors:

  • Black
  • Blue
  • Coral
  • Red
  • White
  • Yellow

Which color iPhone Xr is the most popular?

iPhone 8 Plus vs iPhone Xr Colors

The iPhone 8 Plus introduces five new colors not found in the iPhone Xr color palette: Black, Blue, Coral, White, and Yellow. Both the iPhone 8 Plus and iPhone Xr share one color: Red. However, the iPhone 8 Plus does away with Silver, Gold, and Gray, previously seen on the iPhone Xr.
Swappasaurus

The iPhone 8 Plus is available in three colors, and the iPhone Xr is available in six colors. The color palette for the iPhone 8 Plus includes Space Gray, Silver, and Gold. The color palette for the iPhone Xr includes Black, White, Yellow, Blue, Coral, and PRODUCT(RED).

Storage Options

iPhone 8 Plus

Choose from 3 storage options:

  • 64GB
  • 128GB
  • 256GB

Which iPhone 8 Plus storage should I buy?

iPhone Xr

Choose from 3 storage options:

  • 64GB
  • 128GB
  • 256GB

Which storage iPhone Xr is the most popular?

iPhone 8 Plus vs iPhone Xr Storage

Both the iPhone 8 Plus and iPhone Xr share three storage options: 64GB, 128GB, and 256GB.
Swappasaurus

The iPhone 8 Plus and iPhone Xr offer the same two options for storage, which include 64GB and 128GB.

Reviews

iPhone 8 Plus

159 reviews 4.8 stars

iPhone Xr

239 reviews 4.9 stars

iPhone 8 Plus vs iPhone Xr Reviews

Users rate the iPhone 8 Plus with 4.8 stars, compared to the iPhone Xr with 4.9 of 5.0 stars.

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