Which one should you buy: the $750 iPhone XR or the $1,000+ iPhone XS?We take a closer look at two of the hottest iPhones out there a few months after their release, when we've had time to actually use them and get a full understanding of the differences, as well as the advantages and disadvantages that each model has.Let's break down the major differences right here, before looking in the details. Those major differences are the screen, OLED vs LCD, which is the big one, then, the lower resolution of the XR display, the larger bezels, the single camera, as well as the differences in design and battery life. All the rest is the same: same iOS, same gestures, same amazingly fast Apple A12 Bionic processor, so those are things that we will skip in this comparison. With this in mind, let's get started!DesignWe love the colors on the XRThe first thing you notice when comparing the XR against the XS is the pure difference in size: the XR is noticeably bigger, while the XS is definitely the … [Read more...] about iPhone XR vs XS: Should you spend $250 extra?
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The iPhone XR may only come with one camera, but it can still do portrait mode shots like dual-camera iPhones. The question is: are those portrait shots any good and is there any significant difference between photos from the XR and the more expensive phones like the XS and the XS Max?To best see the difference, we went to shoot portraits at night, at a bar, one of the most fun places to be at night and also one of the worst places if you are trying to take pictures with a phone. It was a challenge.Portrait Mode on the iPhone XR looks differentInterestingly, the iPhone XR surprised us with its solid performance. While the XS uses its secondary, telephoto camera that has a slower aperture, the XR relies on the wider main shooter which has a much faster aperture and it consistently shot much brighter pictures. And sometimes the difference was that between a pitch dark photo that is practically unusable and one that you could actually share with your buddies. It was also easier to focus … [Read more...] about iPhone XR vs XS: Night Portrait Mode Comparison
How does the iPhone XR's camera compare to the Google Pixel 3? On paper, there doesn't look like there's much separating these two phones: both have 12-megapixel sensors, wide-angle lenses and 4K video recording.So it's time to see which one comes out on top in categories from portrait mode to landscapes to low light. The Pixel 3 and 3XL share the same camera, so the results are identical regardless of which size phone you use. And don't forget that the iPhone XR and the more expensive iPhone XS and XS Max share the same 12-megapixel wide-angle camera, as well. (The iPhone XR lacks the XS phones' second telephoto lens at the back.) Now playing: Watch this: iPhone XR vs. Pixel 3 camera comparison 6:39 There are some key differences in how the iPhone XR takes photos compared to the XS and XS Max, so if you've already read and watched my earlier XS vs. Pixel 3 comparison, there may be a few surprises in store. I took these comparison phones to capture fall colors at the … [Read more...] about iPhone XR vs. Pixel 3: Which phone has the best camera?
The iPhone XR is in a way the start of a new range from Apple, falling somewhere between the iPhone 8 and the iPhone XS, but it's the iPhone 8 that it's the clear successor to.Their designs differ, as do many of their specs and features, but the iPhone XR is the cheapest of Apple's new handsets, just like the iPhone 8 was last year.They also have some other similarities, so to help you see how these two phones compare we’ve put them head-to-head across a range of categories.Hands on with the new iPhones: iPhone XS | iPhone XS Max | iPhone XRiPhone XR vs iPhone 8 designThe iPhone XR and iPhone 8 both have a glass back and a metal frame, but from the front they look very different, as the iPhone XR has a notch in the screen and very little bezel.The iPhone 8 has a large bezel above and below the display, with the lower bezel housing a home button and fingerprint scanner.It's a more dated look and one that none of Apple's latest phones sport, but it's sure to appeal to some.The … [Read more...] about iPhone XR vs iPhone 8: an entry-level iPhone showdown
If you’re not willing to spring for Apple’s cream of the crop, but you’d like to upgrade from an older iPhone, or even make the switch from Android, then this iPhone competition should interest you. We’re pitting the new iPhone Xr against last year’s iPhone 8, the iPhone 7, and the now-discontinued iPhone 6s to find out just what the differences are. Which iPhone will suit you and your budget best? Find out in this iPhone royal rumble as we compare the specs in various categories and explain what has changed. Specs Apple iPhone Xr Apple iPhone 8 Apple iPhone 7 Apple iPhone 6s Size 150.9 x 75.7 x 8.3 mm (5.94 x 2.98 x 0.33 inches) 138.4 x 67.3 x 7.3 mm (5.45 x 2.65 x 0.29 inches) 138.3 x 67.1 x 7.1 mm (5.44 x 2.64 x 0.28 inches) 138.3 x 67.1 x 7.1 mm (5.44 x 2.64 x 0.28 inches) Weight 194g (6.84 oz) 148g (5.22 oz) 138g (4.87 oz) 143g (5.04 oz) Screen size 6.1 inches 4.7 inches 4.7 inches 4.7 inches Screen resolution 1,792 x 828 pixels (326 … [Read more...] about Apple iPhone Xr vs. iPhone 8 vs. iPhone 7 vs. iPhone 6s: Which is best for you?