iPhone X iPhone X or iPhone XR ??

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by vivek28, Apr 8, 2019.

  1. vivek28 macrumors regular

    Sep 8, 2013
    I would be getting one of them shortly unlocked..

    Which one you think would be better .. considering the price is almost same. 699 at bestbuy.

    I like texting, calls, spotify, using in my runs(in the pocket) and youtube mostly.

    I went to store to compare the two and found that video rendering was touch more smoother on XS/X than XR.

    Considering Dark Mode coming to the iOS, OLED screens would be better for that..

    Also what do you think about the size ?
  2. eoblaed macrumors 68020


    Apr 21, 2010
    This is all highly subjective, of course. I have a XS Max, so for me, that's the right device. I see the XR as a budget version of the phone with a big downgrade in display from the X.

    I'd probably go with the X over the XR, but any version of the XS over either of those.
  3. vivek28 thread starter macrumors regular

    Sep 8, 2013
    You are right.. but XS versions comes at 300+ USD surplus atleast :)

    699 for X or 999 for XS ?
  4. PaladinGuy macrumors 6502a

    Sep 22, 2014
    Personally, I’d go with the X. However, I have small hands and prefer smaller sized phones. I also prefer the OLED screen.
  5. vivek28 thread starter macrumors regular

    Sep 8, 2013
    Same thoughts even i like the X size.

    XR is huge but everyone says its the one to get lol ( better battery, better camera, better silicon, stereo recording, better speakers) but no OLED and big SIZE.

    I wish I had more dollars to get a XS.. is XS really worth it that extra..
  6. Relentless Power macrumors Penryn

    Relentless Power

    Jul 12, 2016
    For the price point, if you can handle the size of the XR, it offers almost just as many features as the iPhone X does, obviously aside from 3D Touch, OLED panel, the dual camera and the telephoto lens. But in terms of wireless charging, true tone, stereo speakers, the same water resistance, and it will see support longer with the A12 processor versus the A11. All things to consider in that purchase.
  7. KOTN91 macrumors regular

    Nov 23, 2017

    Yes, but that poster comes from the “only the best Is good enough” school of thought, the gift that keeps giving to Apple. Probs saving a lot of money living in mum’s basement.

    Of course, there is minimal difference (in fact are there any differences??) between the X and the XS, apart from Mimo whatever that is, so you should defo get the X and spend the £300 delta on something cool instead. I would probably pick the XR over the X though
  8. tonybarnaby macrumors 65816

    Dec 3, 2017
    XS, followed by the other 2. At this point you obviously want the XS, so if you get the other 2 you’ll most likely be questioning yourself. That’s why this is an expensive hobby.
  9. Regular_User macrumors newbie

    Jan 27, 2019
    Had same problem, tech wise I decided to go with XR, went to store and the size and weight (ergonomy overall) of XR killed me and finally got X. Today if I was to make same choice I would go with XS with zero doubts (but very happy with the X as for now). The new camera of XS makes it all better ;)
  10. vivek28 thread starter macrumors regular

    Sep 8, 2013
    is XS camera really that better in real life ? Which produces more natural photos? I heard XS and XR does produce soft(similar to beauty mode) images compared to X..
  11. majkom macrumors 65816

    May 3, 2011
  12. Relentless Power macrumors Penryn

    Relentless Power

    Jul 12, 2016
    The advantage to the XS camera is the smart HDR/telephoto lens. But if you really want to break it down, I don’t think ’Non-Tech’ consumers really will be able tell the difference between the photo quality. Maybe a camera aficionado would be able to, but for the majority, I doubt that.
  13. vivek28 thread starter macrumors regular

    Sep 8, 2013
    Mostly.. but XR camera does warps the shape of the car here compared to XS due to single lens image processing maybe..

    Source: Appleinsider

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    I always count... moments > camera quality ;)
  14. pika2000 macrumors 601

    Jun 22, 2007
    If you prefer smaller phone, X. If you don't mind the size, XR. Just to echo others here, the A12's capability of smart HDR is really great. It makes taking good photos in what used to be challenging situations (eg. backlit, direct sunlight, shadows, etc) effortless.
  15. Skika macrumors 68030

    Mar 11, 2009
  16. apolloa macrumors G4

    Oct 21, 2008
    Time, because it rules EVERYTHING!
    Ah you mentioned the camera, if it’s important to you then XR over the X every day. It’s camera is a huge improvement as are the XS, Apple made big leaps with the cameras in the current models.
    Also if you use Zoomed screen mode then the XR and XS Max are the only devices that have this feature, the X and XS don’t. So I have an XR as I do use the feature and the Max is too big and expensive. Although I did seriously consider changing not too long ago. However rumours are of a 6.1” OLED XR so I’ll wait for that.

    Best thing to do is go to a store and try them yourself, I’ve got used to the XR size but it’s pushing my limits, I wouldn’t go any bigger.
  17. vivek28 thread starter macrumors regular

    Sep 8, 2013
    XR is big..

    So XR got a good camera.. I like the size of X ( but A11, weak camera, weak battery.. really ? )
  18. noobinator macrumors 603


    Jun 19, 2009
    Pasadena, CA
    Get whatever one feels best in your hand. The differences aren't that huge.
  19. pika2000 macrumors 601

    Jun 22, 2007
    If size AND camera is your priority, then see if your budget allows you to get the XS.

    In the end, it’s up to you. If I were in your shoes and spending that amount of money, I would prefer to get the latest hardware (XR) and cope with the size than the previous generation one (X). But that’s me. If smaller size is really really important, I would consider the iPhone 8 and save some money over the X. The X is really in an odd position (which is why Apple discontinued it from the lineup).
  20. apolloa macrumors G4

    Oct 21, 2008
    Time, because it rules EVERYTHING!
    Well I went from a 6S to the XR, I’ve kinda got used to it. Not saying if they launch a new decent spec SE2 in a smaller size I wouldn’t get one! But you do get used to the size.
  21. lyceumHQ macrumors 65816


    Aug 4, 2010
    I went from an 8 to an XR. I couldn’t love the phone any more.

    I wasn’t impressed with the X so got the 8. Xs and Max didn’t impress me either. The Xr did.

    But that’s me. Did you get the Xr when your heart is set on an X or Xs then you’ll regret it.
  22. rhinosrcool macrumors 68000


    Sep 5, 2009
    My vote is for the XR. In a week or so, that's what I'm getting. The Blue looks great.
  23. tt061282 macrumors regular


    Mar 18, 2018
    I’m just glad there’s people who actually realize that the Xʀ is actually a better phone than the iPhone X. Wouldn’t believe the people I have argued this point with.

    A lot of people want to make it OLED vs LCD, but there’s so much more too it. The only things the X has over the Xʀ is the OLED, 3DTouch and a telephoto lens. However even with the telephoto lens in the X .. the Xʀ still has the better camera. Then 3DTouch is a subjective thing. There’s rumors going around that none of the new iPhones will have the feature. Then of course the OLED and stainless steel build.

    With the Xʀ however you get better battery life, bigger screen, better camera, better GPU and better SoC.

    I’ve noticed a lot of people who had bought the X in August or September trying to justify there purchases and having a hard time admitting they could’ve just waited and gotten the Xʀ for $250 cheaper. I’m sorry to those X owners who try and believe and hope that a 2017 phone is “better” than an iPhone that came after the X did. Just because it’s $250 cheaper doesn’t make it a worse device. It’s makes it a bit more “consumer” friendly. With the Xʀ you get 93% of the XS Max features at 72% of the cost...

    Trust me I’m one of those people. I own an iPhone X, Xʀ and XS Max. To be honest since October 26th I have used my Max less than 5 times ...
  24. MacLappy macrumors 6502

    Jul 28, 2011
    Assuming you are not getting some special awesome discount which is only applicable right now and that your current phone is still usable.

    If you are willing to wait for slightly more than 5 months the new iPhones will most likely be available. Best time to purchase an item that is on a yearly cycle is right at the start of the cycle, assuming the same price.

    If you are not willing to wait and size is not an issue buy an iPhone XR. (Best iPhone available right now for most people.)

    If you are not willing to wait and size is an issue but cost is not, buy an iPhone XS.

    If you are not willing to wait and both size, cost are issues, buy an iPhone X.
  25. EugW macrumors 603


    Jun 18, 2017
    People keep forgetting this but the XR is basically a Max with a slightly smaller LCD screen, and the 2X lens removed. In other words, the XR shows the exact same amount of information as the Max but with a reduced screen size.

    Both the XR and Max show significantly more on-screen information than the X/XS.

    Also, both the XR and Max support zoomed display mode if that matters to you. The X/XS does not.

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