A comparison of the iPhone X and iPhone XR. A thorough explanation from a wide range of viewpoints

Created date: 11/18/2018, 03:28:25, Updated date: 04/16/2020, 12:35:30

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A comparison and review of the iPhone X and iPhone XR over a wide range of detailed aspects. We provide an easy-to-understand analysis that will show you which smartphone is better. If you're not sure which smartphone to get, we recommend you check this out.

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General rating:

67.6/100

(The 342th of all smartphones)

71.2/100

(The 271th of all smartphones)

Grip
61/100
69/100
Screen quality
- /100
- /100
Performance
- /100
- /100
Storage size
- /100
- /100
Battery
- /100
- /100
Rear-camera resolution
- /100
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Front-camera resolution
- /100
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What is the difference between the iPhone XR and the iPhone X? See a detailed comparison of ease of use and performance

Comparison of weight and size of the iPhone XR and iPhone X

The design of iPhone XR

The iPhone XR is 5.9 inches (150.9 mm) long, 3.0 inches (75.7 mm) wide, and 0.3 inches (8.3 mm) thick. It weighs 194 oz (194 g).

The design of iPhone X

The iPhone X is 5.7 inches (143.6 mm) long, 2.8 inches (70.9 mm) wide, and 0.3 inches (7.7 mm) thick. It weighs 174 oz (174 g).

Which is the better design to use?

IPhone X is easy to use with a single hand, and its size makes it easier to hold. IPhone X is bigger than iPhone XR, which makes it easier to type on it via flick input. Both the iPhone XR and iPhone X are basically equally portable and easy to handle.

The difference in weight is 194 oz (20 g). The iPhone X is much lighter, putting less burden on the hand.

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iPhone X

Ease of holding it in one hand62/10071/100
How much it does not feel heavy to hold in one hand23/10036/100
Ease of carrying around59/10064/100

Compare the display of the iPhone XR and iPhone X

Display of the iPhone XR

The iPhone XR uses a Liquid Retina IPS LCD liquid crystal. The resolution is 828 x 1792, and the pixel density is 323 ppi. The iPhone XR has a 6.1 inch screen size.

Display of the iPhone X

The iPhone X uses a Super Retina OLED liquid crystal. The resolution is 1125 x 2436, and the pixel density is 462 ppi. The iPhone X has a 5.8 inch screen size.

Which has a better screen?

This makes a 0.2 inch difference in the display sizes. When actually viewing the two phones' onscreen displays, it is obvious that they are roughly the same size. For doing internet research using systems such as SNS, there is not much difference between the two phones. Both the iPhone XR and the iPhone X can be easily used for this kind of purpose. The gaming screens of these two phones are roughly the same size. Both the iPhone XR and the iPhone X can be easily used for this kind of purpose.

In terms of display, the iPhone X is a better choice for those looking to use their phone for browsing the web or for gaming. When using the smartphone as a VR, the screen is generally held much closer to the face than when using the smartphone for other purposes, and so the clarity of the screen becomes a rather important factor. The iPhone X also offers a crisp, cleaner display when using a VR headset than the iPhone XR. The iPhone X has the necessary specs for this kind of purpose.

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How suited is the screen for usual usage?77/10074/100
How suited is the screen to play games on?80/10076/100

Compare the camera performances of the iPhone XR and iPhone X

Camera performance of iPhone XR

The main camera of the iPhone XR has 12 MP. The front camera has 7 MP.

Camera performance of iPhone X

The main camera of the iPhone X has 12 MP. The front camera has 7 MP.

Which camera performance is better?

There is very little difference in the performance (or pixel count) of iPhone XR and iPhone X when shooting distant objects or Instagrammable landscapes. Also, when using the rear camera to snap close shots of photogenic sweets or meals, there is very little difference between the pixel counts of the two phones. Both the iPhone XR and the iPhone X can be easily used for this kind of purpose.

When shooting objects or people with the front phone camera from a short distance, such as taking a selfie with a selfie-stick, there is very little difference between the pixel counts of the two phones, even when it comes to the scenery in the background of such photographs. There is not much difference between the pixel counts of iPhone XR and iPhone X when it comes to taking close-up photographs such as selfies or profile pics with the front phone camera.

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Is is suited to taking far away objects with the rear camera?70/10070/100
Is it suited for taking close objects with the built-in camera?75/10075/100

Comparison of the processing capabilities of the iPhone XR and iPhone X

The processing capability of the iPhone XR

Performance is defined by the chipset, and the iPhone XR uses the Apple A12 Bionic SoC. The CPU performance is 2.5GHz+1.6GHz×6(Hexacore). The memory capacity is 3GB.

The processing capability of the iPhone X

Performance is defined by the chipset, and the iPhone X uses the Apple A11 Bionic SoC. The CPU performance is 2.39GHz×6(Hexacore). The memory capacity is 3GB.

Which has the better processing capability?

The CPU specs are the same for both phones. There is very little difference in memory capacity. Both phones are similarly efficient as multitasking tools.

For phone calls, emails, messaging, using SNS or most fundamental features, the differences between the iPhone XR and the iPhone X are not large at all. For people who mainly use their phones to look things up online, watch videos and play games occasionally I can recommend the iPhone XR and the iPhone X equally. Both the iPhone XR and the iPhone X can be easily used for this kind of purpose.

There is basically no difference between iPhone XR and iPhone X when playing 2D games or basic 3D games. Functionality is about the same for full-scale 3D games, no matter which phone model is used.

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Review on the CPU capbility and memory capacity when using Social Networks or the Internet83/10084/100
Review on the CPU speed and the memory capacity while playing 3D games66/10067/100

Comparison of the battery life of the iPhone XR and iPhone X

Battery performance of iPhone XR

The iPhone XR has a battery capacity of 2942 mAh.

Battery performance of iPhone X

The iPhone X has a battery capacity of 2716 mAh.

Which battery perfomances is better?

This makes a difference in battery capacity of 226 mAh, but it is not enough to only compare the capacity. With a high-performance CPU, the battery drains faster, and a larger screen also uses more battery.

If you only use it to make phone calls or checking the time there is no large difference between them. For looking things up online, checking SNS, playing games occasionally or for most frequent use, it doesn't feel like there is much difference between the iPhone XR and the iPhone X. Both the iPhone XR and the iPhone X can be easily used for this kind of purpose.

The battery life of the iPhone XR is well equipped to handle long hours of gaming, video playback, and other kinds of frequent daily use. The iPhone XR has the necessary specs for this kind of purpose.

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Review on the battery life of a phone mainly using Social Networks and the Internet87/10082/100
Review on the battery life of a phone mainly using mainly games and videos73/10065/100

Compare the storage capacity of the iPhone XR and iPhone X

The storage capacity of the iPhone XR

The iPhone XR has 256GB of internal memory.

The storage capacity of the iPhone X

The iPhone X has 256GB of internal memory.

Which has the easier storage to use?

If you are only downloading a few games and apps (such as SNS) to use on your phone, it really doesn't matter if you choose iPhone XR or iPhone X. If you are hoping to install many different games on their phone, the amount of storage is the same no matter which of these two devices you choose to buy. Both the iPhone XR and the iPhone X can be easily used for this kind of purpose.

Because the speed of loading from or saving to the SD card is slow, it is suited for saving pictures or videos.

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Review on the storage capacity when playing many games90/10090/100
Review on when you store many pictures and videos - -

Which to buy, the iPhone XR or iPhone X

At the end of the day which is better, the iPhone XR or iPhone X?

IPhone X is easier for the user to hold and is more compact, and so it is recommended. Its perfect screen size of 5.8 inch makes the iPhone X a lot easier to use. There isn't much difference between iPhone XR and iPhone X in terms of performance or specifications. Because both have advantages and disadvantages, I think that it is best to stick to the most important points that you want to emphasize.

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iPhone X

Handling51/10060/100
Display70/10081/100
CPU specs74/10076/100
General rating68/10072/100

Is it recommended to buy the iPhone XR, compared with other smartphones?

Compared to other smartphones, the iPhone XR is averagely easy to hold. Although it can be a little difficult, it is the right size to be able to operate with one hand. The screen size is larger than that of standard smartphones. It is suited for typing long texts and so can be used to read or edit office texts. In addition, its processing capabilities are of a slightly higher specification compared to the average smart phone, and can be said to be more than adequate for normal use. However, its performance may feel slightly inadequate when playing 3D games and such. Looking at the overall specifications, the iPhone XR is a middle-range to high-end smart phone.

Is it recommended to buy the iPhone X, compared with other smartphones?

Compared to other smart phones, the iPhone X has a size that is easy to hold, and looks compact. It can be easily operated with one hand. The screen size is larger than that of standard smartphones. It is suited for typing long texts and so can be used to read or edit office texts. In addition, its processing capabilities are of a slightly higher specification compared to the average smart phone, and can be said to be more than adequate for normal use. However, its performance may feel slightly inadequate when playing 3D games and such. Looking at the overall specifications, the iPhone X is a middle-range to high-end smart phone.

What are the spec differences between the iPhone XR andiPhone X?

A summary of the technical specifications of the iPhone XR and iPhone X. Functions and performance variations on the same model will be highlighted in red.

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ColorBlack/Red/Yellow/Blue/Coral/WhiteSpace Gray/Silver
OSiOSiOS
Dimensions (width x height x thickness)3.0 inches (75.7 mm) x 5.9 inches (150.9 mm) x 0.3 inches (8.3 mm)2.8 inches (70.9 mm) x 5.7 inches (143.6 mm) x 0.3 inches (7.7 mm)
Weight194 oz (194 g)174 oz (174 g)
Display size6.1 inch5.8 inch
Display typeLiquid Retina IPS LCDSuper Retina OLED
Screen resolution (width x height)828 x 17921125 x 2436
Pixel density323 ppi462 ppi
Battery capacity2942 mAh2716 mAh
ChipsetApple A12 BionicApple A11 Bionic
CPU specs2.5GHz+1.6GHz×6(Hexacore)2.39GHz×6(Hexacore)
RAM size3GB3GB
Storage size256GB256GB
Rear-camera resolution12 MP12 MP
Front-camera resolution7 MP7 MP

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