iPhone XR Vs iPhone XS

iPhone XR
iPhone XR Starting from £179.00
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iPhone XS
iPhone XS Starting from £182.80
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iPhone XR iPhone XS


iPhone XR iPhone XS
Width 75.7 mm 70.9 mm
Height 150.9 mm 143.6 mm
Weight 194 g 177 g
Thickness 8.3 mm 7.7 mm
Volume 94.81 cm³ 78.4 cm³


iPhone XR iPhone XS
Resolution 828 x 1792 px 1125 x 2436 px
Density 326 ppi 458 ppi
Size 6.1 inches 5.8 inches


iPhone XR iPhone XS
Battery capacity 2942 mAh* 2658 mAh*
Removable battery No No
Wireless charging Yes Yes
Fast charging Yes Yes
Ultra power saving mode Yes Yes
Battery life 21 h 21 h

*Refurbished devices sold on Back Market offer at least 85% of this maximum power


iPhone XR iPhone XS
Maximum storage 256 GB 512 GB
CPU frequency 2.5 GHz 2.5 GHz
External memory slot No No
RAM capacity 3 GB 4 GB
5G support No No
LTE support Yes Yes


iPhone XR iPhone XS
Front camera resolution 7 MP 7 MP
Main camera resolution 12 MP 12 MP
Multi lens No Yes
Optical zoom No Yes
Flash Yes Yes
Optical stabilization Yes Yes
Slow motion video Yes Yes
Main camera video resolution 2160 px 2160 px


iPhone XR iPhone XS
Stereo speakers Yes Yes
3.5mm jack socket No No
Radio No No
Number of microphones 3 3

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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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