iPhone 7 Vs iPhone XR

iPhone 7
iPhone 7
Starting from £64.15
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iPhone XR
iPhone XR
Starting from £110.86
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iPhone 7iPhone XR


iPhone 7iPhone XR
Width67.1 mm75.7 mm
Height138.3 mm150.9 mm
Weight138 g194 g
Thickness7.1 mm8.3 mm
Volume65.89 cm³94.81 cm³


iPhone 7iPhone XR
Resolution750 x 1334 px828 x 1792 px
Density326 ppi326 ppi
Size4.7 inches6.1 inches


iPhone 7iPhone XR
Battery capacity1960 mAh2942 mAh
Removable batteryNoNo
Ultra power saving modeYesYes
Battery life14 h21 h

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iPhone 7iPhone XR
Maximum storage256 GB256 GB
CPU frequency2.34 GHz2.5 GHz
External memory slotNoNo
RAM capacity2 GB3 GB


iPhone 7iPhone XR
Front camera resolution7 MP7 MP
Main camera resolution12 MP12 MP
Multi lensNoNo
Optical zoomNoNo
Optical stabilizationYesYes
Slow motion videoYesYes
Main camera video resolution2160 px2160 px


iPhone 7iPhone XR
Stereo speakersYesYes
3.5mm jack socketNoNo
Number of microphones33

iPhone XR vs iPhone 7 Comparison

iPhone XR vs iPhone 7

The newer iPhone XR on paper would seem to be the obvious smartphone choice out of the two. However, the iPhone 7 has some strong arguments to make you reconsider. To help you choose, here are some of the features of each and their differences.

iPhone 7, the best value iPhone

Released earlier than the iPhone XR, the iPhone 7 is naturally better priced. Several hundred pounds cheaper than the iPhone XR: this is a strong argument for users who are primarily looking for a cheap no-thrills device. As a result, the price is refelctive of the iPhone 7's features which are not on par with the iPhone XR. The first example is the screen - at 4.7 inches, its resolution is lower than that of the iPhone XR. However, it is the only one to have 3D Touch display (an option that allows three levels of pressure on the touch screen). It also has a physical home button, which is not the case on the iPhone XR, which is equipped with facial recognition technology (Face ID) instead.

iPhone XR, the more powerful iPhone

With its 6.1-inch Liquid Retina LCD screen, the iPhone XR has the edge. Viewing content here is much more enjoyable than on the iPhone 7 screen. This smartphone also stands out on the performance front - tt is about 50% more powerful than its competitor, thanks to its A12 Bionic processor (A10 Fusion for the iPhone 7). It is therefore more suitable for intensive use or video games. It also has a larger storage capacity and RAM (3 GB compared to 2 GB). It is available in 64, 128 or 256 GB versions compared to only 32 and 128 GB for the iPhone 7. It is also performs better with photography, as it has advanced software features, despite having similar lenses to the iPhone 7.

For basic use, or a cheap price, the iPhone 7 is for you. This is also the case if you particularly like the 3D Touch functionality and miss the home button. If you want to play games regularly or take decent pictures with your smartphone, then the iPhone XR is the best choice for you.

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