- Apr 2, 2020
Which would you choose and why? I’m considering both, the XS is €10 less.
Depends on your use case:
Advantages of the XR:
Better battery life
More colorful options
Advantages of the XS:
Telephoto (zoom) lens
Better portrait mode photos (in theory) thanks to 2 camera system
Higher resolution OLED screen
Depends on your use case - I personally would jump to an 11 as the camera tech took a big jump with the 11 series and is worth the extra $. If you don't care as much about the camera then it mostly comes down to size, screen quality and battery life as deciding factors.
Considering how much more the XS was than the XR back when they were the newest iPhones the XS is definitely the better deal. However, if you are sensitive to PWM you might want to avoid the XS (although depending on the return policy you could always try it and switch if it gives you trouble).XS may be the better deal considering it was previously a flagship while the XR came out as the more ‘budget’ option, however the only thing I’m worried about is the OLED screen. Apparently many people have trouble with headaches/eye strain due to it, and I’m already very prone to both with my normal iPhone screen.
XS may be the better deal considering it was previously a flagship while the XR came out as the more ‘budget’ option, however the only thing I’m worried about is the OLED screen. Apparently many people have trouble with headaches/eye strain due to it, and I’m already very prone to both with my normal iPhone screen.
Everyone has their preferences. Personally, I'd take the XS just for being more compact. It can reasonably be used one handed. The XR is just to big for that.
Are these both used phones that you’re looking at? Better check battery health in that case.
Hard to believe the XS would be cheaper than the XR unless either 1) the XR is new and the XS is used or refurbished, or 2) the XR is in much better condition with a much fresher battery, or 3) some combination of 1) and 2) along with more storage on the XR.
If the difference is only €10, then I would pick the XS, no doubt. It has telephoto lens, higher res OLED, better IP rating, and more RAM.
Sure, everybody would have different priorities.It all depends what particular features you feel are going to benefit. Two of those that you mention would be irrelevant to me personally but both are decent phones if around the same price.
Both are fine iPhones and worthy choices , but the XS is the class act of the two. IMHO of course, and being completely unbiased.