Difference Between iPhone XR and XS


Performance king iPhone XS and XSMAX seem similar to iPhone XR, but there are some key differences between them. So let’s jump into it.


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Screen Size

iPhone XRiPhone XS
6.1-inch screen5.8-inch screen
Source Apple Inc.
Source: Apple Inc.

The iPhone XS has a 5.8-inch screen and the XR a 6.1-inch screen, in addition, XS comes with an OLED screen and XR with an LCD screen.

The Picture Quality of OLED is much better than LCD because OLED screens are brighter and contain a much wider dynamic range and contrast ratio for colors. Also, The LCD screen of XR is not able to provide that 3D touch compares to iPhone XS. So in-display Perspective iPhone XS is a great choice.


Weight Difference of iPhone XR and iPhone XS is less than 18 grams.

iPhone XRiPhone XS
193.9107 Gram176.901 Gram

That’s not a major difference but again it depends on customer’s preference else go to the store and try holding the phones.


You will notice a major difference in the dual camera found on the iPhone XS and the single model located on the iPhone XR. also the portrait mode on iPhone XS offers five effects (Natural, Studio, Contour, Stage, Stage Mono) and iPhone XR, you only get three (Natural, Studio, Contour).

iPhone XRiPhone XS
Dual cameraSingle-camera
More portrait optionsNo optical zoom

With the help of its hardware XS provide a much better ZOOM(OPTICAL ZOOM) rather than XR’s Software ZOOM.

We all know that the megapixel difference is not important, it helps in certain ways but in the last, it depends on how its hardware/software compresses the image and in this form apple uses lots of processes to look image looks like a real one.

Battery Life

iPhone XRiPhone XS
Talk TimeUp to 25 hoursUp to 20 hours
Internet UseUp to 15 hoursUp to 12 hours
Video PlaybackUp to 16 hoursUp to 14 hours
Audio PlaybackUp to 65 hoursUp to 60 hours

Clearly we can see here the winner is iPhone XR in terms of Battery life. You will easily get a full-day battery life with a single charge. That’s because of XR LCD screen components. Also, iPhone XR has more physical space than iPhone XS.


You will find that XR is cheaper than XS but contains the same hardware instead of a screen.his includes the same top-of-the-line Apple A12 processor, the same new and improved Face ID facial recognition, and the same 12MP primary camera.

So in iPhone XR’s Price, you can use almost the same XS in Performance.


Here is a little different, iPhone XS has IP68 where XR has IP67.

It shows that the iPhone has that older waterproofing like last year’s iPhone X where it goes up to one meter of water for up to 30 minutes where XS can be submerged in up to two meters of water for 30 minutes.


Source: Apple Inc.

iPhone XR comes with lots of different color options where XS has only Silver, Gold and Space Grey.

XR has white, black, blue, yellow, coral and red like that 2013 iPhone 5C but it’s not that Plastic back, It contains the same back glass as XS has.


iPhone XRiPhoneXS
64 GB$749$999
128 GB$799
256 GB$899$1,149
512 GB$1,349

iPhone XS is very expensive compared to XR. The XR will set your wallet backless.

Full Specs

iPhone XR iPhone XS
Display 6.1-inch LCD 5.8-inch OLED
Resolution Retina Super Retina
Rear-Facing Camera 12MP 12MP + 12MP
Processor A12 A12
3D Touch No Yes
Water-Resistance IP67 IP68
Material Aluminium Stainless Steel
Storage 64GB – 256GB 64GB – 512GB

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