Comparison Between iPhone XR and iPhone 8 Plus

If you want to have a big-screen iPhone with the features that make a phone great from the perspective of performance as well as greater looks and that too without paying an upward amount of $1,000, you can certainly go for the iPhone XR. The features of this phone make it a viable competitor of iPhone XS and XS Max. However, iPhone XS and XS Max prove to be better iPhones than iPhone XR when you compare certain features.

In this article, we are going to compare iPhone XR and iPhone 8-Plus which is an advanced classic iPhone. An iPhone 8-Plus costs $50 lesser than an iPhone XR and it is loaded with the very features which make this phone belonging to the category of advanced iPhones.

Let’s talk about certain features of both of the phones to do a short comparison.


Comparing the size of phones from the perspective display size, iPhone XR is bigger than the iPhone 8-Plus. However, the physical footprints of iPhone 8-Plus are bigger than the XR. The reason is that iPhone XR has thinner bezels while iPhone 8-Plus comes with the same classic look comprising the same classic Home button.

IPhone XR is available in 6 vibrant colors. On the other hand, you can get an iPhone 8-Plus in standard colors; i.e. white, black and gold.

The iPhone 8-Plus’s display, 5.5-inch, is smaller than that of iPhone XR, 6.1-inch, but this smaller display is actually sharper than that of iPhone XR due to more pixels per inch. The classic Home button of this phone also serves as a fingerprint scanner.

Here, it is up to you whether or not you consider the classic home button of iPhone 8-Plus an advantage. However, it is a fact that classic button of 8-Plus makes it easier to return to the main screen of the phone with a simple push of the button. On the other hand, you might need some time to fully get used to the swiping action required to unlock and operate an iPhone XR.


IPhone XR comes with a single camera in the rear but it is equipped with a Face Cam which has the capability sense the depth and map of your face. Due to this feature, you can use your FaceID instead of passwords and fingerprints to access your phone and its several features.

In comparison, iPhone 8-Plus is equipped with dual camera in the rear. With this feature, you might expect 8-Plus to take better pictures but the matter of fact is that iPhone XR takes more vibrant pictures as compared to 8-Plus. Although iPhone 8-Plus has the feature of 2X optical zoom, the quality of photos with this zoom remains the same as that of the photos taken by XR.


The performance is based on the processing capability and battery power. IPhone XR wins here in both aspects. IPhone XR is equipped with an A12 processor. On the other hand, the chipset used in 8-Plus is A11.

The battery of iPhone XR lasts for 19 hours and 53 minutes when you play continuous video in airplane mode. On the other hand, iPhone 8-Plus lasted 13 hours and 45 minutes.


If the features available in XR mean something for you, you will definitely feel no hesitation in paying $50 extra for this phone. And if you are OK with the classic look, decent features and a reasonable battery time, iPhone 8-Plus is definitely the phone you can consider.


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