Is the iPhone X or iPhone XR a Better Value?

In 2017, to commemorate the tenth anniversary of the original iPhone release, Apple released the iPhone X. After the iPhone XR, XS, and XS Max in 2018, the iPhone X was no longer manufactured. However, retailers still sell the iPhone X.

The iPhone XR is marginally more recent than the iPhone X as a 2018 release. But in September 2021, Apple also stopped making the iPhone XR. You can still purchase iPhone XR from stores that have it in stock, just like you can with iPhone X. 

Despite the newer iPhone releases, the iPhone X and XR are in high demand.

This article will explain everything you need to know about the iPhone X and XR to help you choose the right phone. 

iPhone X vs. iPhone XR: Design, Dimension, and Weight 

The iPhone X and XR both exhibit premium design in spades. They have a classy appearance and a sleek feel.

The iPhone X introduced a significant design shift that had been kept up until its release in the iPhone line. The home button is gone from the iPhone X due to its bezel-less screen design.

The iPhone X has dimensions of 143.6 x 70.9 x 7.7 mm. This indicates that it is portable, manageable to use with one hand, and compact.

On the other hand, the iPhone XR is bigger; it has dimensions of 150.9 x 75.7 x 8.3 mm. This is a big phone, so using it with one hand is less convenient than using the smaller iPhone X.

The iPhone X weighs 174 grams, while the iPhone XR weighs 194 grams. Neither phone fits the typical smartphone user’s preferred weight range.

The iPhone X has three colors: Space Gray, Black, and Silver. This limits the color options available to fans of the smaller model.

On the other hand, the iPhone XR offers more intriguing color options: Black, Red, Yellow, Blue, Coral, and White.

The IP67 dust and water resistance rating applies to the iPhone X and XR.

iPhone X vs. iPhone XR: Display 

The display features are the areas where the phones most noticeably diverge. The 5.8-inch edge-to-edge display on the iPhone X has top-notch. The XR, on the other hand, has a 6.1-inch edge-to-edge display with a comparable top-notch.

Fans of large screens prefer larger screens to smaller ones. This group will prefer the iPhone XR over the iPhone X. Compared to the iPhone XR’s Liquid Retina IPS LCD, the iPhone X uses a superior Super Retina OLED panel.

The IPS LCD is lighter despite the OLED display’s superior quality. Apple may have chosen an IPS LCD for the iPhone XR to lighten the device’s already hefty weight. The iPhone X uses 1125 x 2436 pixels as its resolution. On the other hand, the iPhone XR has a resolution of 828 x 1792 pixels.

This suggests that videos and graphics on the iPhone X will be sharper and more detailed than those on the iPhone XR. The iPhone X’s display also supports 3D touch, HDR videos, and proper tone white balance adjustment. While the iPhone XR uses haptic touch rather than 3D touch, it still supports accurate tone adjustment.

The iPhone X and XR use a 19.5:9 aspect ratio for their displays. This suggests that both models provide a larger viewing area than the standard 16:9 aspect ratio. The iPhone X display also has a 458 PPI pixel density. On the other hand, the iPhone XR has a 326 PPI lower pixel density.

iPhone X vs. iPhone XR: Camera 

Apple’s iPhone XR has a single rear camera, while the iPhone X has a dual-camera setup.

The rear camera on the iPhone XR has a 12MP wide-angle lens and an f/1.8 aperture. Additionally, it has 1.4-micron-sized pixels.

Similarly, the iPhone X has a 12 MP wide-angle rear camera with an aperture of f/1.8. Additionally, it has pixels with a 1.22-micron size. The iPhone X’s telephoto camera lens also has a 12 MP resolution. The telephoto camera also has 1.0-micron pixels and an aperture size of f/2.4.

With the dual camera on the iPhone X, you can capture sharp, expert portraits. The “bokeh effect” is another name for this photographic effect. The iPhone X and iPhone XR have six lighting effects for portrait lighting. This suggests that the iPhone X has more studio lighting options than the iPhone XR.

The portrait mode on the iPhone XR compensates for the dual-camera system’s absence. The iPhone XR impressively offers superior depth control to the iPhone X. The front cameras of the iPhone XR and X support Animoji. You can send these 3D emojis to friends via iMessage. They are created from your facial expressions.

The front cameras on the iPhone X and XR can record videos in 1080p resolution at 30 frames per second. However, the frame rate can be increased to 60 fps on the iPhone X.

iPhone X vs. iPhone XR: Battery Life 

A non-removable Li-Ion 2716 mAh battery is included in the iPhone X. On the other hand, the iPhone XR has a Li-Ion battery with a higher capacity of 2942 mAh. You must take your iPhone X or XR to an Apple service location if there is a technical problem with either model because both have a non-removable battery.

For the iPhone X and iPhone XR, respectively, Apple has promised 21 and 25 hours of 3G battery talk time. The size of the screen is the first thing we consider; the larger the screen, the more power it uses. The iPhone XR should theoretically use more power than the iPhone X because of its larger screen.

The OLED screens use more energy than their IPS LCD counterparts. Therefore, considering this, the iPhone X will use more power than the iPhone XR. The iPhone X and the iPhone XR support 15W fast charging through USB 2.0 power delivery. According to Apple, the battery can be topped off by 50% using the fast-charging feature in just 30 minutes.


Overall, the iPhone X and XR are outstanding phones in their way. Although they have been out for a while,  the design of more recent iPhone models originates from the iPhone X design. We hope this article helped you choose the right phone based on your taste and the necessary phone features you prefer.


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