iPhone Xr vs iPhone Xs

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Upgrading from an iPhone XR to an iPhone XS will give you an improved camera setup, a higher-quality display with HDR, and a higher rating for water and dust resistance. With the iPhone XS, you will get a dual 12MP (Wide and Telephoto) camera setup, a 5.8-inch OLED display with a resolution of 2436 x 1125, and an IP68 rating.

Price Comparison

iPhone Xr vs iPhone Xs Pricing

iPhone Xr prices start at $187, which is cheaper than the iPhone Xs low price of $199.

Specs Comparison

The iPhone Xr and iPhone XS were released at the same time, with the XS being the higher-end model. They both offer 4G LTE cellular connectivity, Face ID, a 7MP TrueDepth front-facing camera, and are powered by an Apple A12 Bionic chip. However, the iPhone XS has a better display, better rear camera setup, and more available internal storage space.

Size

Size iPhone Xr iPhone Xs
Width 76 mm 3.0 inches 71 mm 2.8 inches
Height 151 mm 5.9 inches 144 mm 5.7 inches
Depth 8 mm 0.3 inches 8 mm 0.3 inches
Weight 194 g 6.8 ounces 177 g 6.2 ounces

The iPhone XS is smaller and lighter than the iPhone Xr. The XS also has a smaller display size. Measurements for the iPhone XS include a height of 5.65”, a width of 2.79”, a depth of 0.30”, a weight of 6.24 ounces, and a 5.8” display. Measurements for the iPhone XS include a height of 5.94”, a width of 2.98”, a depth of 0.33”, a weight of 6.84 ounces, and a 6.1” display.

Camera

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

One of the key improvements on the iPhone XS (as compared to the iPhone Xr) is the rear camera. The iPhone XS features a dual 12MP camera array with a wide and telephoto lens. The iPhone Xr features a single 12MP wide camera. On the front, the iPhone XS and iPhone Xr both feature a 7MP TrueDepth camera with key features such as Portrait Mode and Portrait Lighting.

Screen

Display iPhone Xr iPhone Xs
Resolution 828x1792 1125x2436
Screen Size 155 mm 6.1 in 149 mm 5.8 in
Pixels Per Inch 324 ppi 463 ppi

The display technology is a key difference between the iPhone Xr and the iPhone XS. The iPhone XS has a higher-quality display with a 5.8” Super Retina HD display with HDR, a resolution of 2436 x 1125, and a contrast ratio of 1,000,000:1. In comparison, the iPhone Xr has a 6.1” Liquid Retina HD display with a resolution of 1792 x 828, and a contrast ratio of 1,400:1. Shared display specs include True Tone, wide color (P3), Haptic Touch, and 625 nits (typical) max brightness.

Battery

Battery iPhone Xr iPhone Xs
Capacity 2945 mAh 2659 mAh
Longevity 15 hours 12 hours
USB Lightning Lightning

The iPhone Xr has better battery life as compared to the iPhone XS. The iPhone Xr battery is able to offer up to 16 hours of video playback time or up to 65 hours of audio playback time. The iPhone XS offers up to 14 hours of video playback time or up to 60 hours of audio playback time. Aside from the battery life estimates, the iPhone Xr and iPhone XS are both fast-charge capable and support wireless charging using the Qi wireless charging standard.

Processing

Processor iPhone Xr iPhone Xs
CPU Apple A12 Bionic APL1081 / APL1W81 (T8020) Apple A12 Bionic APL1081 / APL1W81 (T8020)

Color Choices

iPhone Xr

Available in 6 colors:

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

Which iPhone Xr color should you buy?

iPhone Xs

Available in 3 colors:

  • Gold
  • Gray
  • Silver

Which color iPhone Xs is the most popular?

iPhone Xr vs iPhone Xs Colors

The iPhone Xr and iPhone Xs have completely different color choices. The iPhone Xr offers six color choices: Black, Blue, Coral, Red, White, and Yellow. The iPhone Xs sports three different color choices: Silver, Gold, and Gray.
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Color options for the iPhone XS are limited as compared to options for the iPhone Xr. The iPhone XS is available in three colors, which include Silver, Space Gray, and Gold. The iPhone Xr color lineup includes Blue, Yellow, Coral, White, Black, and PRODUCT(RED).

Storage Options

iPhone Xr

Choose from 3 storage options:

  • 64GB
  • 128GB
  • 256GB

Which iPhone Xr storage should I buy?

iPhone Xs

Choose from 3 storage options:

  • 64GB
  • 256GB
  • 512GB

Which storage iPhone Xs is the most popular?

iPhone Xr vs iPhone Xs Storage

The iPhone Xs introduces one new storage option not found on the iPhone Xr: 512GB. Both the iPhone Xr and iPhone Xs share two storage options: 64GB and 256GB. However, the iPhone Xs does not have options for 128GB, as seen on the iPhone Xr.
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The storage options for the iPhone XS and iPhone Xr both begin at 64GB. Moving up from there, the iPhone Xr offers an option for 128GB of storage, and the iPhone XS offers options for 256GB or 512GB.

Reviews

iPhone Xr

239 reviews 4.9 stars

iPhone Xs

148 reviews 4.9 stars

iPhone Xr vs iPhone Xs Reviews

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

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