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Compare the Apple iPhone 11 to the Apple iPhone Xr

On 10 September, Apple announced 3 iPhone models, including the Apple iPhone 11. This brand-new iPhone is seen as the successor to the Apple iPhone Xr. But what has changed exactly? In this article, you can read everything on the differences between these 2 models.

Compare the Apple iPhone 11 to the Apple iPhone Xr

Apple iPhone 11 Apple iPhone Xr
Screen 6.1-inch Liquid Retina Display (LCD) 6.1-inch Liquid Retina HD Display (LCD)
Processor Apple A13 Bionic Chip A12 Bionic Chip
Camera (rear) 12MP wide-angle lens and 12MP ultra wide-angle lens 12 MP wide-angle lens
Camera (front) 12 MP TrueDepth camera 7MP TrueDepth camera
Unlock Face ID Face ID
Weight 194 grams 194 grams
Dimensions 15,09x7,57x0,83cm 15.09x7.57x0.83cm
Memory 64GB, 128GB, or 256GB 64GB, 128GB, or 256GB
Colors Black, White, Yellow, Red, Green, Purple Black, RED, yellow, blue, coral, white


Camera iPhone 11

Apple iPhone 11: dual 12MP camera

The biggest improvement over its predecessor is the dual camera. In addition to the 12MP wide-angle lens, the Apple iPhone 11 has a 12MP ultra wide-angle lens. This means you can capture an even larger image in one photo. That's useful if you want to take photos of small spaces or large groups of people. The quality of portrait photos is also higher thanks to this second camera. The 12MP front camera allows you to make 'slowfies', which are videos in slow motion.

Camera iPhone Xr

Apple iPhone Xr: one 12MP camera

The Apple iPhone Xr has one rear camera. This is a 12MP wide-angle lens. While a second rear camera is missing, you can still take portrait photos with the iPhone Xr thanks to Apple's integrated software. The phone has a 7MP front camera, which is a 12MP camera in case of the iPhone 11. This means we can conclude that the camera on the iPhone Xr doesn't live up to that of the iPhone 11.


iPhone 11 Processor

Apple iPhone 11: A13 Bionic chip

The Apple iPhone 11 has the fastest processor a smartphone has ever been equipped with, namely the A13 Bionic chip. This chip is 20% faster than the A12 Bionic chip of the iPhone Xr. The chip also uses less energy, so the battery lasts longer as well.

iPhone Xr Processor

Apple iPhone Xr: A12 Bionic chip

The A12 Bionic chip in the iPhone Xr is the second-fastest processor, and it shows. Your apps load extremely fast and you can navigate effortlessly through your menus. On the other hand, the processor is less energy-efficient and fast than the chip of the Apple iPhone 11.


iPhone 11 battery

Apple iPhone 11: energy-efficient option

On average, the Apple iPhone 11 will last about an hour longer on its battery than the Apple iPhone Xr. This mainly has to do with the phone's processor. The A13 Bionic chip is more energy-efficient, which means you can use it on a single charge for longer.

iPhone Xr battery

Apple iPhone Xr: a close runner-up

The Apple iPhone Xr used to have the longest battery life of any smartphone. With new iPhone models having been released in September 2019, that's all in the past now. Still, the iPhone Xr has a longer battery life than most smartphones currently available. Do you really want to get the most out of a single charge? Choose the Apple iPhone 11.


When deciding between the 2, choose the Apple iPhone 11 if you want to get started with an improved camera. Also choose this version if you want to benefit from an all-new, faster processor and a longer battery life. Think making photos and videos isn't as important or have a limited budget? Choose the Apple iPhone Xr. If you want a blue or coral phone, the Apple iPhone Xr has got you covered as well.

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