iPhone XR Vs iPhone XS

iPhone XR
iPhone XR
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iPhone XS
iPhone XS
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iPhone XRiPhone XS


iPhone XRiPhone XS
Width75.7 mm70.9 mm
Height150.9 mm143.6 mm
Weight194 g177 g
Thickness8.3 mm7.7 mm
Volume94.81 cm³78.4 cm³


iPhone XRiPhone XS
Resolution828 x 1792 px1125 x 2436 px
Density326 ppi458 ppi
Size6.1 inches5.8 inches


iPhone XRiPhone XS
Battery capacity2942 mAh2658 mAh
Removable batteryNoNo
Wireless chargingYesYes
Fast chargingYesYes
Ultra power saving modeYesYes
Battery life21 h21 h

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iPhone XRiPhone XS
Maximum storage256 GB512 GB
CPU frequency2.5 GHz2.5 GHz
External memory slotNoNo
RAM capacity3 GB4 GB
5G supportNoNo
LTE supportYesYes


iPhone XRiPhone XS
Front camera resolution7 MP7 MP
Main camera resolution12 MP12 MP
Multi lensNoYes
Optical zoomNoYes
Optical stabilizationYesYes
Slow motion videoYesYes
Main camera video resolution2160 px2160 px


iPhone XRiPhone XS
Stereo speakersYesYes
3.5mm jack socketNoNo
Number of microphones33

iPhone XR vs XS Comparison

What is the difference between the iPhone XR vs XS?

The iPhone XR and XS were released just a couple of months apart: they have the same processor and therefore similar performance. But the iPhone XS is slimmer and smaller than the XR, making it feel better in the hand, especially when you’re walking down the street and really just want to use your phone with one hand! If you’re looking for something that’s dynamic and good for a fast-paced lifestyle, you’ll probably find a refurbished iPhone XS more appealing. However, if you consume a lot of videos or read a lot of online articles, then the iPhone XR may be the better phone for you. We hope we made it a little easier for you to choose between the iPhone XS vs XR :)

iPhone XS vs iPhone XR: dimensions and size differences

iPhone XS has a height of 143.6 mm, a width of 70.9 mm, a thickness of 7.7 mm and weighs 177 grams.

iPhone XR has a height of 150.9 mm, a width of 75.7 mm, a thickness of 8.3 mm and weighs 174 grams.

The iPhone XS height being smaller is the main thing you'll notice in daily use. The dimensions of the iPhone XR are all bigger overall, but the differences in width and thickness won't be as pronounced throughout the day. 

iPhone XR vs XS: which camera is better?

The camera on the iPhone XS really blows away the competition if you compare it to the XR. It has a much better portrait mode thanks to its second camera lens, and it’s able to use that portrait mode for more than just people—whether that be pets, food, or just about anything really. Although the camera on the iPhone XR should really suit you just fine for the majority of situations, we’re crowning the refurbished iPhone XS as the winner of our XR vs XS camera comparison.

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