iPhone Xr vs iPhone Xs Max

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The iPhone XS Max offers an improved user experience coming from the iPhone XR. Key upgrade features on the iPhone XS Max include a larger display with HDR and a higher resolution, along with a dual 12MP rear-facing camera setup with a Wide and Telephoto lens

Price Comparison

iPhone Xr vs iPhone Xs Max Pricing

iPhone Xr prices start at $187, which is cheaper than the iPhone Xs Max low price of $244.

Specs Comparison

Key specs for the iPhone Xr include a 6.1” Liquid Retina HD display, up to 128GB of storage, an IP67 rating for dust and water resistance, and a single 12MP wide-angle rear camera. In comparison, the iPhone XS Max key specs include a 6.5” Super Retina HD display, up to 512GB of storage, an IP68 rating for dust and water resistance, and a dual 12MP rear camera with a wide and telephoto lens. Common specs include 4G LTE cellular connectivity, Face ID for device security, and an Apple A12 Bionic chip.

Size

Size iPhone Xr iPhone Xs Max
Width 76 mm 3.0 inches 77 mm 3.1 inches
Height 151 mm 5.9 inches 158 mm 6.2 inches
Depth 8 mm 0.3 inches 8 mm 0.3 inches
Weight 194 g 6.8 ounces 208 g 7.3 ounces

The iPhone Xr measurements include a height of 5.94”, a width of 2.98”, a depth of 0.33”, and a weight of 6.84 ounces. In comparison, the iPhone XS Max measurements are as follows: 6.20” (H) x 3.05” (W) x 0.30” (D), with a weight of 7.34 ounces.

Camera

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

The iPhone XS Max has a dual 12MP rear camera system with a wide-angle and telephoto lens. The iPhone Xr has a single 12MP rear camera with a wide-angle lens. Aside from the addition of the telephoto lens, the feature sets are similar. Both models support key features such as Portrait Mode with advanced bokeh and Depth Control, Portrait Lighting, and Smart HDR for photos. The iPhone XS Max and iPhone Xr also support slo-mo, 1080p, and 4K video recording.

Screen

Display iPhone Xr iPhone Xs Max
Resolution 828x1792 1242x2688
Screen Size 155 mm 6.1 in 165 mm 6.5 in
Pixels Per Inch 324 ppi 456 ppi

The iPhone Xr features a 6.1-inch Liquid Retina HD (LCD) display with a resolution of 1792 x 828 and a 1,400:1 contrast ratio. In comparison, the iPhone XS Max features a 6.5-inch Super Retina HD (OLED) HDR display with a resolution of 2688 x 1242 and a 1,000,000:1 contrast ratio. Both of these phones support common features such as wide color (P3), True Tone, and offer a 625 nits (typical) max brightness.

Battery

Battery iPhone Xr iPhone Xs Max
Capacity 2945 mAh 3179 mAh
Longevity 15 hours 13 hours
USB Lightning Lightning

The iPhone Xr has a 2,942 mAh battery and the iPhone XS Max has a 3,174 mAh battery. These battery capacities allow for up to 16 hours of video playback time on the iPhone Xr and up to 15 hours of video playback time on the iPhone XS Max. Both models offer up to 65 hours of audio playback time. In addition, the iPhone Xr and iPhone XS Max are fast-charge capable when using a Lightning cable and 20W wall power adapter, and support Qi wireless charging.

Processing

Processor iPhone Xr iPhone Xs Max
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 Max

Available in 3 colors:

  • Gold
  • Gray
  • Silver

Which color iPhone Xs Max is the most popular?

iPhone Xr vs iPhone Xs Max Colors

The iPhone Xr and iPhone Xs Max have completely different color choices. The iPhone Xr offers six color choices: Black, Blue, Coral, Red, White, and Yellow. The iPhone Xs Max sports three different color choices: Silver, Gold, and Gray.
Swappasaurus

The iPhone Xr has twice as many color options as the iPhone XS Max. The iPhone Xr color lineup includes Black, White, Yellow, Blue, Coral, and PRODUCT(RED). The iPhone XS Max color lineup includes Space Gray, Silver, and Gold.

Storage Options

iPhone Xr

Choose from 3 storage options:

  • 64GB
  • 128GB
  • 256GB

Which iPhone Xr storage should I buy?

iPhone Xs Max

Choose from 3 storage options:

  • 64GB
  • 256GB
  • 512GB

Which storage iPhone Xs Max is the most popular?

iPhone Xr vs iPhone Xs Max Storage

The iPhone Xs Max introduces one new storage option not found on the iPhone Xr: 512GB. Both the iPhone Xr and iPhone Xs Max share two storage options: 64GB and 256GB. However, the iPhone Xs Max does not have options for 128GB, as seen on the iPhone Xr.
Swappasaurus

The storage maxes out at 128GB on the iPhone Xr, and at 512GB on the iPhone XS Max. The complete range of storage options for the iPhone Xr include 64GB and 128GB, and the complete range of storage options for the iPhone XS Max include 64GB, 256GB, and 512GB.

Reviews

iPhone Xr

239 reviews 4.9 stars

iPhone Xs Max

161 reviews 5.0 stars

iPhone Xr vs iPhone Xs Max Reviews

Users rate the iPhone Xr with 4.9 stars, compared to the iPhone Xs Max with 5.0 of 5.0 stars.

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