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Compare the Apple iPhone Xr to the Apple iPhone X

The biggest difference between the Apple iPhone Xr and the Apple iPhone X is the processor. Thanks to the A12 Bionic chip, the iPhone Xr is more powerful and able to run larger applications. In this article, I'll explain the difference between these 2 iPhones.

Apple iPhone Xr 64GB Black

64GB storage capacity | 6.1-inch Liquid Retina screen | iOS 13
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  • Use Face ID to unlock your phone by simply looking at it.
  • Thanks to the razor-fast A12 Bionic chip, I'm ready for apps of the future.
  • The iPhone Xr is available in lots of colors and 3 different storage capacities.
  • The LCD screen has less image quality than an OLED screen.
  • There's a small bump at the back of the phone, due to the camera.

Note: Apple iPhone X is no longer available

Due to the arrival of the Apple iPhone Xs, Xs Max, and Xr, the Apple iPhone X will no longer be made. The Apple iPhone X is no longer available.

In short

iPhone Xr iPhone X
Screen 6.1-inch Liquid Retina HD Display (LCD) 5.8-inch Super Retina HD-display (OLED)
Processor A12 Bionic Chip A11 Bionic chip with Neural Engine
Camera (rear) 12 MP wide-angle lens 12MP wide-angle and telephoto lens cameras
Camera (front) 7MP TrueDepth camera 7 MP TrueDepth camera
Waterproofness IP67: up to 30 minutes and 1 meter deep IP67: up to 30 minutes and 1 meter deep
Unlock Face ID Face ID
Weight 194 grams 174 grams
Dimensions 15.09x7.57x0.83 14.35x7.09x0.77
Memory 64GB, 128GB, or 256GB 64GB or 256GB
Colors Black, RED, yellow, blue, coral, white Space Gray, silver


The iPhone Xr screen

Apple iPhone Xr: 6.1-inch LCD

The Apple iPhone Xr has a 6.1-inch Liquid Retina Display. The screen is larger than that of the Apple iPhone X, which means I can use it to comfortably watch movies. The quality of the LCD screen is slightly less good than that of the OLED screen of the iPhone X. This is only noticeable if I actually have the 2 devices side by side.

The iPhone X screen

Apple iPhone X: 5.8-inch OLED

Thanks to the quality of the 5.8-inch Super Retina HD OLED display, the Apple iPhone X triumphs all other screens. With True Tone, colors on the screen are optimally displayed with any type of ambient light. This means I can see the true colors of my photos, whether I'm indoors or outdoors.


Performance Xr

Apple iPhone Xr: A12 Bionic chip

For the Apple iPhone Xr, the new A12 Bionic chip is used. I can benefit from this when playing 3D games or using an Augmented Reality application. These more demanding task aren't a problem thanks to the A12 Bionic chip. The chip is also future proof, so the iPhone Xr will function optimally when new features are launched in the future.

Performance X

Apple iPhone X: A11 Bionic chip

The Apple iPhone X houses the A11 Bionic chip, the little brother of the A12 bionic chip of the Apple iPhone Xr. In theory, this phone is slightly slower than the Apple iPhone Xr. Since I don't use any 3D or Augmented Reality applications, the A11 Bionic Chip of the Apple iPhone X is more than enough for me.

Colors and storage capacity

Colors Xr

Apple iPhone Xr: extensive choice

The Apple iPhone Xr is available in many different colors. I can choose from black, RED, yellow, blue, coral, and white. On top of that, with the Apple iPhone Xr, I can choose from 3 different storage spaces. Apart from the 64GB and 256GB edition, you can also opt for 128GB.

Colors X

Apple iPhone X: limited choice

With the Apple iPhone X, I can only choose between Space Gray or silver. This is more limited, and the colors are clearly less vibrant than those of the Apple iPhone Xr. In terms of storage, I can choose between a smartphone with 64GB or 256GB of storage. There isn't an in-between option like the one of the Apple iPhone Xr.


Camera Xr

Apple iPhone Xr: 1 rear camera

The rear camera of the Apple iPhone X has 12 megapixels. This makes it less suitable for portrait photos and means I can't use optical zoom. The technique of the A12 Bionic chip makes sure the camera is equipped with Smart HDR. This allows me to take better photos in low light conditions than with the Apple iPhone X.

Camera X

Apple iPhone X: 2 rear cameras

The back of the Apple iPhone Xr features 2 12-megapixel cameras. This means I can take better portrait photos with this phone compared to the Apple iPhone Xr. This is perfect for holidays or parties. On top of that, I have 2x optical zoom.


In terms of speed, the iPhone Xr beats the Apple iPhone X, all thanks to the A12 Bionic chip. The Apple iPhone Xr is also available in multiple colors, and I can choose from 3 storage capacities. The Apple iPhone X has 2 rear cameras, allowing me to use this smartphone for portrait photos and optical zoom. I can check out my beautiful portrait photos on a Super Retina OLED display, which is better quality than the Apple iPhone Xr screen.

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