iPhone 8 vs iPhone Xr

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Upgrading to the iPhone XR gets you a faster device and a more modern user experience. The iPhone XR offers a gesture-driven UI, without any physical buttons on the front face. It also features a larger 6.1-inch Liquid Retina HD display at 2436x1125 resolution. In addition, the iPhone XR boasts the faster A12 Bionic chip and Face ID authentication, enabling you to unlock your device and make purchases by simply looking at your device.

Price Comparison

iPhone 8 vs iPhone Xr Pricing

iPhone 8 prices start at $103, which is cheaper than the iPhone Xr low price of $190.

Specs Comparison

The iPhone 8 and iPhone Xr each have unique features. For example, the iPhone 8 has a 4.7” display, uses Touch ID with a home button, and has an Apple A11 Bionic chip. The iPhone Xr has a 6.1” display, uses Face ID, and has an Apple A12 Bionic chip. These two devices also share some specs, including 4G LTE connectivity, up to 128GB of storage, an IP67 rating for dust and water resistance, and a 12MP wide-angle rear-facing camera.

Size

Size iPhone 8 iPhone Xr
Width 67 mm 2.7 inches 76 mm 3.0 inches
Height 138 mm 5.5 inches 151 mm 5.9 inches
Depth 7 mm 0.3 inches 8 mm 0.3 inches
Weight 148 g 5.2 ounces 194 g 6.8 ounces

The iPhone Xr has a larger display size and is larger and heavier than the iPhone 8. Details for the iPhone Xr include a 6.1” display, a weight of 6.84 ounces, and measurements of 5.94” (H) x 2.98” (W) x 0.33” (D). The iPhone 8 has a 4.7” display, weighs 5.22 ounces, and measures 5.45” (H) x 2.65” (W) x 0.29” (D).

Camera

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

The iPhone Xr and iPhone 8 each feature a single 12MP wide-angle rear camera, but the iPhone Xr has several features not available on the iPhone 8. The front camera on the iPhone Xr is a 7MP TrueDepth and the front camera on the iPhone 8 is a 7MP FaceTime HD. The added features on the iPhone Xr include Portrait Mode and Portrait Lighting, which are available on the front and rear cameras.

Screen

Display iPhone 8 iPhone Xr
Resolution 750x1334 828x1792
Screen Size 120 mm 4.7 in 155 mm 6.1 in
Pixels Per Inch 326 ppi 324 ppi

The iPhone Xr and iPhone 8 have very different sized displays, but they share some common features. The iPhone Xr has a 6.1” Liquid Retina HD (LCD) display with a resolution of 1792 x 828 and a PPI of 326. The iPhone 8 has a 4.7” Retina HD (LCD) display with a resolution of 1334 x 750 and a PPI of 326. Shared features include True Tone, wide color (P3), a 1400:1 contrast ratio, and a 625 nits (typical) max brightness.

Battery

Battery iPhone 8 iPhone Xr
Capacity 1821 mAh 2945 mAh
Longevity 12 hours 15 hours
USB Lightning Lightning

The iPhone 8 and iPhone Xr support Qi wireless charging and are fast-charge capable using a Lightning cable and 20W wall power adapter. Battery life estimates for the iPhone 8 include up to 13 hours of video playback time or up to 40 hours of audio playback time. In comparison, the battery life estimates for the iPhone Xr are up to 16 hours of video playback time or up to 65 hours of audio playback time.

Processing

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

Color Choices

iPhone 8

Available in 4 colors:

  • Gold
  • Gray
  • Red
  • Silver

Which iPhone 8 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 vs iPhone Xr Colors

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

The iPhone Xr can be found in six different colors, and the iPhone 8 is available in three colors. The iPhone Xr color options include Blue, White, Black, Yellow, Coral, and PRODUCT(RED). The iPhone 8 color options include Silver, Gold, and Space Gray.

Storage Options

iPhone 8

Choose from 3 storage options:

  • 64GB
  • 128GB
  • 256GB

Which iPhone 8 storage should I buy?

iPhone Xr

Choose from 3 storage options:

  • 64GB
  • 128GB
  • 256GB

Which storage iPhone Xr is the most popular?

iPhone 8 vs iPhone Xr Storage

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

The iPhone 8 and iPhone Xr each offer two options for storage. The options include 64GB and 128GB.

Reviews

iPhone 8

241 reviews 4.9 stars

iPhone Xr

239 reviews 4.9 stars

iPhone 8 vs iPhone Xr Reviews

Both the iPhone 8 and iPhone Xr earn 4.9 of 5.0 stars from Swappa user reviews.

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