What is the iPhone XR?

iPhone XR

iPhone Xr


Brand: Apple iPhone

Price: Starts at $749

Release Date: October 26th, 2018


The iPhone XR is Apple’s new, cheaper, more colorful solution to their main $1,000 iPhone XS. The XR is only $749 (a full $250 below the XS) and still has the majority of the features that the more expensive iPhones have. The XR runs just as fast and has about the same size battery life as the XS despite being cheaper. In fact, the XR is even available in more colors than the XS and has a larger screen. The XR screen, however, is lower resolution and has less color range than the XS. Further, the XR only has a single camera. Below is a table breaking down the differences between the XR, XS and last years iPhone 8 plus:

iPhone XR
iPhone XR

Colors — White, black, blue, yellow, coral and red

Screen Size — 6.1 inches

Camera — 1 Camera on the back

Screen — Better (fills up more of the phone than the 8, however, less sharp and less color range compared to the XS)

Performance — Contains Apple’s new A12 chip (20% faster than the A11)

Battery — Up to 25 hours of talk time

Water Resistant — Up to 1 meter

Price — Starts at $749

iPhone XS
iPhone XS

Colors — Silver, space grey and gold

Screen Size — 5.8 inches

Camera — 2 Cameras on the back (Two cameras increases the zoom and additional features to portrait mode)

Screen — Best (Has a higher resolution screen than the XR and can display more and clearer colors)

Performance — Contains Apple’s new A12 chip (20% faster than the A11)

Battery — Up to 20 hours of talk time

Water Resistant — Up to 2 meter

Price — Starts at $999

iPhone 8
iPhone 8

Colors — Gold, silver, and space grey

Screen Size — 5.5 inches

Camera — 2 Cameras on the back (While it does have two cameras, the overall image quality is not as good as the XR)

Screen — Good

Performance — Contains Apple 2017 A11 chip

Battery — Up to 21 hours of talk time

Water Resistant — Up to 1 meter

Price — The base model was $799 at the time of launch in 2017

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iPhone XR

iPhone Xr


Brand: Apple iPhone

Price: Starts at $749

Release Date: October 26th, 2018


The iPhone XR is Apple’s new, cheaper, more colorful solution to their main $1,000 iPhone XS. The XR is only $749 (a full $250 below the XS) and still has the majority of the features that the more expensive iPhones have. The XR runs just as fast and has about the same size battery life as the XS despite being cheaper. In fact, the XR is even available in more colors than the XS and has a larger screen. The XR screen, however, is lower resolution and has less color range than the XS. Further, the XR only has a single camera. Below is a table breaking down the differences between the XR, XS and last years iPhone 8 plus:

iPhone XR
iPhone XR

Colors — White, black, blue, yellow, coral and red

Screen Size — 6.1 inches

Camera — 1 Camera on the back

Screen — Better (fills up more of the phone than the 8, however, less sharp and less color range compared to the XS)

Performance — Contains Apple’s new A12 chip (20% faster than the A11)

Battery — Up to 25 hours of talk time

Water Resistant — Up to 1 meter

Price — Starts at $749

iPhone XS
iPhone XS

Colors — Silver, space grey and gold

Screen Size — 5.8 inches

Camera — 2 Cameras on the back (Two cameras increases the zoom and additional features to portrait mode)

Screen — Best (Has a higher resolution screen than the XR and can display more and clearer colors)

Performance — Contains Apple’s new A12 chip (20% faster than the A11)

Battery — Up to 20 hours of talk time

Water Resistant — Up to 2 meter

Price — Starts at $999

iPhone 8
iPhone 8

Colors — Gold, silver, and space grey

Screen Size — 5.5 inches

Camera — 2 Cameras on the back (While it does have two cameras, the overall image quality is not as good as the XR)

Screen — Good

Performance — Contains Apple 2017 A11 chip

Battery — Up to 21 hours of talk time

Water Resistant — Up to 1 meter

Price — The base model was $799 at the time of launch in 2017

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