Other iPhone X or iPhone Xr

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by srosk265, Sep 22, 2018.

  1. srosk265 macrumors member

    Jul 12, 2011
    My friend is selling his iPhone X. Which would you do?

    IPhone X for around 700 - purchased earlier this year
    IPhone Xr for 795 (incl tax)
  2. Phone Junky macrumors 65816

    Phone Junky

    Oct 29, 2011
    Sunshine State
    If the dual cameras and OLED vs LCD mean anything to you, get the X. If they don’t, get the XR.
  3. srosk265 thread starter macrumors member

    Jul 12, 2011
    I honestly don’t even know the difference between the two
  4. ssl0408 macrumors 65816

    Sep 22, 2013
    New York
    I have an iPhone X but I would recommend the XR. Most people will not care about the OLED screen on the X. A brand new iPhone is the best option, I think.
  5. Renho macrumors 68000


    Sep 15, 2014
    SR, CA
    What size is it?
  6. srosk265 thread starter macrumors member

    Jul 12, 2011
  7. Freakonomics101 macrumors 68010


    Nov 6, 2014
    iPhone X hands down. But if you really care about the 0.3 inch increased screen size, the XR isn’t a bad phone either.
  8. Wide opeN macrumors 65816

    Wide opeN

    Aug 27, 2010
    If you have any interest in eSim then iPhone Xr, if not iPhone X.
  9. Calebtt macrumors member

    Aug 26, 2012
    I'm hanging on to my X, but if anything were to happen to it between now and the next release, I'd go for the XR.
  10. agente46 macrumors regular

    Sep 12, 2014
    There are a ton of resources on YouTube, google, and this forum to help YOU decide. Everyone here will tell you what’s best for them, not for you. So do some homework
  11. m0sher, Dec 12, 2018
    Last edited: Dec 12, 2018

    m0sher macrumors 6502


    Mar 4, 2018
    Let’s see,


    No HDR display like the X
    No 3D Touch like the X.
    No telephoto / zoom lens like the X.

    Both XR and X have same waterproof IP67 and Qualcomm LTE Advanced modem.

    X also has better resolution and Rear camera:

    XR LCD 1792×828 resolution (326 PPI) vs X OLED 2436×1125 resolution (458 PPI).

    XR Single 12-megapixel rear camera (wide-angle lens) vs X Dual lens 12-megapixel rear camera.

    The XR is better in these areas.

    A11 vs A12 Bionic chip
    3GB RAM vs 4GB RAM
    Single SIM vs Dual SIM
    5.8 ratio display vs 6.1

    So some downgrades, some upgrades and some side grades. Guess it’s up to you which is more important, especially at the same price and will be subjective to who you ask.

    Personally I like my X and to go from OLED to LCD is a downgrade I can’t live with. Apps opening up less than a second slower on my X is something I can easily live with.
  12. farkingdom macrumors member

    Mar 20, 2012
    X: sharper display, smaller size, 3D Touch, dual lens camera for portrait mode

    XR: more colour, longer battery life, bigger display, better Color production, overall better camera and better HDR, dual sim with esim and nanosim, faster processor, better & faster FaceID 2nd gen, better front facing camera
  13. JPack macrumors 601


    Mar 27, 2017
  14. Mrrikki macrumors regular

    Apr 7, 2010
    XR battery performance is for me the main reason I would choose the XR, it is a beast and gets me through the day with 6 hours screen time and still 30 to 25% battery left at the end of the day. I managed 10 hours screen time the other day ending ok 15% battery, but I was home all day and on strong WiFi.
  15. TheIntruder macrumors 6502a


    Jul 2, 2008
    All 2018 iPhones have Intel modems. Only the CDMA model X has a Qualcomm modem.

    Both X and XR have 3GB RAM.

    The A12's ML processing unit is much faster, which enables Smart HDR.

    On the XR (and XS) the new sensor/lens/HDR makes it a better camera. Without the telephoto lens, it does lose out on optical zoom and the portrait mode doesn't work on inanimate objects, but a side effect of using the wider lens for its more limited portrait mode is that it works better in low light.

    Pick your poison.
  16. kwk1 macrumors 6502


    Aug 30, 2008
    And isn't the antenna in the XR 2x2 and the XS is 4x4?
    And that may be why the XR is not having as much reception issues as the XS models.
  17. TheIntruder macrumors 6502a


    Jul 2, 2008
    Yes, that's correct. But both XR and X have a 2x2 MIMO array, so there's no difference in that respect.

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