iPhone X vs XR Comparison: Which is the Best? – Apple Guide

If you are willing to buy an iPhone and you are stuck in two decisions of iPhone X vs XR, you might wanna know which is the best. Well, that is quite hard to decide as both of them are good mobile phones. But with a clear overview, you might not get confused in the mid of these two decisions. So this comparison is for you to decide which is the best one for you.

Maybe you already know that the Apple iPhone XR is the latest of these two. It was released on 2018, September 12. The Apple iPhone X was released a year before that, which is, 2017, September 12. When we consider the prices of each of the phones, they are also so much close. At the time of writing this article, the iPhone X is sold around the price of $329.99 and the iPhone XR goes under the price of $333.48.

Now let's compare and contrast all the other features of iPhone X vs iPhone XR.

Apple iPhone X vs XR comparison.
iPhone X vs XR

iPhone X vs XR ratings

To begin with, let's first compare the ratings of both models.

RatingiPhone XRiPhone X
Overall NVDT rating99
Design rating89
Display rating89
Software rating99
Performance rating1010
Battery life rating99
Camera rating99
Value for money rating86
Rating Comparison

Key Specifications

If you want to go quickly through the main specifications of each of the phones, refer to the following table.

FeatureiPhone XRiPhone X
ProcessorApple A12 BionicApple A11 Bionic
Front camera7MP7MP
Rear camera12MP12MP+12MP
Battery capacity2942mAh2716mAh
OSiOS 12, upgradable to 14.6iOS 11, upgradable to 14.6
Resolution828×1792 pixels1125×2436 pixels
Key specifications
Specifications of iPhone X & iPhone XR.
iPhone X & iPhone XR

General Features

FeatureiPhone XRiPhone X
ModeliPhone XRiPhone X
LaunchIndia India
Form factorTouchscreenTouchscreen
Dimensions (mm)150.90 x75.70×8.30143.60×70.90×7.70
Weight (g)194174
IP ratingIP67
Removable battery NoNo
Wireless chargingYes
BuildGorilla glass in front
Gorilla glass in back
Aluminum frame (7000 series)
Gorilla glass in front
Gorilla glass in back
Stainless steel frame

Display of iPhone XR & X

FeatureiPhone XRiPhone X
Screen size6.105.80
Aspect ratio;919.5:919.5:9
Pixels per inch (PPI)326458
Type Liquid retina IPS LCD,625 nitsSuper retina OLED, HDR10, Dolby Vision, 626 nits
ProtectionScratch-resistant glass
Oleophobic coating
Wide color gamut
Scratch-resistant glass
Oleophobic coating
Wide color gamut
3D Touch

iPhone X vs XR hardware

FeatureiPhone XRiPhone X
Processorhexa-core2.39GHz hexa-core
ChipsetApple A12 BionicApple A11 Bionic
Expandable StorageNoNo
GPUApple GPU (4-core graphics)Apple GPU (3-core graphics)
Which Apple device is better?
XR vs X

The camera of X vs XR

FeatureiPhone XRiPhone X
Rear camera12MP (f/1.8)12MP (f/1.8, 1.22-micron) + 12MP (f/2.4, 1.0-micron)
Rear autofocusYesPhase detection autofocus
Rear flash YesYes
Rear camera featuresQuad-LED dual-tone flash, HDR (Photo/Panorama)Quad-LED dual-tone flash, HDR (Photo/Panorama)
Rear video 4K@24/30/60fps,
1080p@30/60/120/240fps, HDR, Stereo sound rec.
Front camera7MP (f/2.2), 32mm
SL 3D (depth/biometrics sensor)
7MP (f/2.2), 32mm
SL 3D (depth/biometrics sensor)
Front camera featuresHDRHDR
Front video1080p@60fps1080@30fps

Connectivity of iPhone X vs XR

FeatureiPhone XRiPhone X
Wi-Fi standard supported802.11 a/b/g/n/ac802.11 a/b/g/n/ac
Bluetoothv 5.00v 5.00
No. of sim21
Active 4G on both SIM cardsYes


The sim port of Apple iPhone X.
Sim port

Well, as it was shown in the above table iPhone X only has one sim card port. Let's first see the features on that one sim.

Sim typeNano-Sim
4G LTE Yes
iPhone X sim

Now that the XR model has two sims, let's go through each of them.

FeatureSim 1Sim 2
Sim TypeNano-simeSIM
4G LTEYesYes
Sims of iPhone XR

The followings are the other special features of sim ports on both mobile phones.

  • IP67 dust/water resistant
  • Apple pay (Visa, MasterCard, AMEX certified)

Sensors used in iPhone X vs XR

The sensors which are used in the iPhones.
FeatureiPhone XRiPhone X
Face lockYesYes
3D face recognitionYes
Fingerprint sensorsNo
Compass/ MagnetometerYesYes
Proximity sensorYesYes
Accelerometer YesYes
Ambient light sensorYesYes
Temperature sensorsNo


FeatureiPhone XRiPhone X
TypeLi-ion 2942 mAh, Non-removable (11.16Wh)Li-ion 2716 mAh, Non-removable (10.35Wh)
ChargingFast charging 15W, 50% in 30 mins.
USB power delivery 2.0
Qi wireless charging
Fast charging 15W, 50% in 30 mins.
USB power delivery 2.0
Qi wireless charging
Talk-timeup to 16 h multimediaup to 21h 3G
Music playup to 65 h up to 60 h

Now we hope that you have a good idea about both of the phones. You can choose the best phone for you now. Enjoy your experience.

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Madhushika R. Fernando

Author of Get Basic Idea - The Knowledge Base / Bachelor of Technology - BTech, Mechatronics, Robotics, and Automation Engineering.

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