Which Is Better Iphone 8 Plus Or Xr
The choice between the most budgetary, but recently released smartphone model, and a somewhat outdated gadget often confronts users. Especially when the price difference is almost not noticeable. In this article, we will analyze the advantages and disadvantages of the iPhone XR (review) of the 2018 release, as well as the year of the older model iPhone 8 Plus.
What is the difference between iPhone XR and iPhone 8 Plus. Design
Here, the advantage of the newer device is obvious. iPhone XR is made in accordance with current trends, has virtually no frames around the screen and is clad in a smaller case, despite the noticeably larger display.
Both smartphones have aluminum end frames and a glass back in which wireless charging modules are integrated.
iPhone 8 Plus:
In addition, the 2018 smartphone does not have the Home button already sent to the Apple technology storeroom and is available in six colors at once (black, white, blue, yellow, red, orange).
Colors of iPhone XR:
Whereas only four colors are available for the iPhone 8 Plus case. silver, gold, black and red (PRODUCT RED). The latter is officially unavailable, but can be found on official reseller networks.
Colors of iPhone 8 Plus:
IPhone XR vs iPhone 8 Plus size comparison
iPhone XR. dimensions 150.9 × 75.7 × 8.3 mm, weight. 194 g, degree of water resistance IP67.
iPhone 8 Plus. dimensions 158.4 × 78.1 × 7.5 mm, weight. 202 g, degree of water resistance IP67.
Display iPhone XR and iPhone 8 Plus
Unlike the iPhone XS and iPhone XS Max, the relatively budget iPhone XR did not receive OLED, but the IPS matrix more familiar to users of apple smartphones. However, Liquid Retina technology is used here, which implies better color reproduction and contrast than the Retina HD screen in the iPhone 8 Plus.
The diagonal of the display of the iPhone XR is 6.1 inches, the screen resolution is 1792 × 828 pixels, the image density is 326 ppi. The 5.5-inch iPhone 8 Plus wins in the number of pixels per square inch. 401 ppi with a resolution of 1792 × 828 pixels.
The decisive factor in the comparison of displays is the presence of the iPhone 8 Plus (and, accordingly, the absence of the iPhone XR) support for 3D Touch technology.
3D Touch operation example:
At the same time, the iPhone XR has support for Haptic Touch technology, which works on the principle of long presses, not pressures with effort, as in 3D Touch. On the iPhone 8 Plus, this works too.
Examples of Haptic Touch:
Performance iPhone XR and iPhone 8 Plus
Here again, the iPhone XR is unconditionally surrendered, equipped with the advanced 6-core 7-nanometer Apple A12 Bionic processor, which is 15% faster than the predecessor Apple A11 Bionic installed in the iPhone 8 Plus.
In addition, the iPhone XR uses a 50% more efficient 4-core graphics model and an 8-core Neural Engine chip, which performs 5 trillion operations per second (for the iPhone 8 Plus, this figure is 600 million).
In other words, the iPhone XR has noticeably higher performance in different operating modes, which directly affects the functionality (for example, the presence of Animoji and Memoji in the newer model).
Biometric Authentication on iPhone XR and iPhone 8 Plus
The iPhone XR uses a Face ID face scanner to recognize the owner.
In turn, the iPhone 8 Plus uses the Touch ID fingerprint sensor built into the Home button.
IPhone XR and iPhone 8 Plus cameras
The main drawback of the iPhone XR is the lack of a dual main camera.
Most likely, the smartphone was intentionally deprived of an additional lens for further diversification of the line, however, even one 12-megapixel “eye” was enough to implement the portrait mode, and with the “Depth” function, which is not available on the iPhone 8 Plus.
The main camera of the iPhone 8 Plus:
However, for many users a more important factor may be the ability to double optical and 10x digital zoom, available thanks to the telescopic lens of the iPhone 8 Plus. In comparison, the iPhone XR has only 5x digital zoom.
Another important nuance is the presence of Face ID in the list of supported technologies of the iPhone XR. This function allows not only to identify the user without fingerprint scanning, but also significantly expands the capabilities of the front camera, namely: it allows you to create Memoji and Animoji animations, take photos in the Portrait mode with the bokeh effect, the Depth function and five options studio lighting.
Both smartphones are equipped with a 7 MP front camera.
As for recording, here on the double optical zoom available in the asset of the iPhone 8 Plus, the iPhone XR responds with the ability to shoot clips with stereo sound.
Internal memory (drive)
iPhone XR. 64 GB, 128 GB, 256 GB;
iPhone 8 Plus. 64 GB, 256 GB.
Autonomy and support for two SIM-cards
Currently, the iPhone XR is the best Apple smartphone in terms of battery life. On average, with equal loads, the 2018 gadget works 1.5 times longer than the iPhone 8 Plus, which, we recall, has a larger case.
As for the peripheral modules, the main advantage of the iPhone XR is the presence of eSIM or even two slots for nanoSIM in the case of specifications for the Chinese market (more).
Scope of delivery (what’s in the box?)
Both smartphones come with an identical kit, unfortunately, so far without an adapter for fast or wireless charging (sold separately). In addition, we can note the absence of an audio adapter with Lightning to 3.5 mm, which Apple put in boxes of the iPhone 8 Plus until the fall of 2018.