iPhone X X vs Xr

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by MattyTheMid, Nov 14, 2018.

  1. MattyTheMid macrumors newbie

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    Hey guys, I have narrowed my choice down to two. I can either get a brand new iPhone X 64gb or a brand new iPhone Xr 128gb. They both work out the same price.

    What what you prefer if you had the choice and why?

    my decision seems like a mess at the moment.
     
  2. PBandJon macrumors newbie

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    Personally, I would prefer the XR, but that's because I prioritize a newer processor (I keep my phones for 3+ years), main camera, and battery life (MUCH better than X). Coming from a 6, I don't miss OLED, 3D touch, or telephoto camera.

    What are your priorities? I think you would be happy with either phone, but you'll need to decide for yourself what you value most.
     
  3. martmeister macrumors newbie

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    The Xr has the larger screen, the longer batter, and the larger capacity. That seems like the better choice to me. UNLESS you need the second/zoom camera, can't deal with LCD screens, and can't deal with a thicker phone.
     
  4. MattyTheMid thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Thanks for the reply, I don't even know what I think anymore haha. Been trying to decide for so long and it changes daily. I am just wanting others opinions right now, I mean I think I prefer the size of the X but obviously the battery life and internals in Xr are better.

    LCD looks good to me in the apple store at least but my GF has the Xs and I am thinking if I go Xr I may have screen envy when I look at hers!

    I think I will be happy with either one I am totally over thinking it like it is a life or death situation and driving myself crazy in the process :mad:
     
  5. Five_Oh macrumors regular

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    X

    Smaller (pocket friendly)
    Lighter
    Smaller bezels
    OLED screen quality
    3D touch
    Optical zoom camera

    XR

    Larger display
    Longer battery life
    Supported longer by Apple? (newer chipset)
    More color choices

    Also something to think about is how long you plan to keep the phone. If only a year or two, the newer chip probably doesn't mean anything, as both will still be adequate.

    Your choice probably boils down to which features/size are more important to you. Only you can answer that question...
     
  6. pdp1, Nov 14, 2018
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    I completely agree with this. Though the A12 processor may not currently seem to perform any different in everyday stuff compared to the A11, I suspect as iOS apps evolve to start using specific A12 features more, the differences will be more apparent in the future. I expect "future" to be at least 1 - 2 years or so, but since I, like PBandJon, am in it for the long run and prioritize that higher than any advantages of the X over Xr, that's why I'd go with the A12/Xr.
     
  7. dawesie1 macrumors regular

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    I was in a similar boat and agonised for weeks on end between x, Xs and Xr. I won’t lie, I wanted the Xs but that was ruled out due to the price and lack of a 128gb version. I then had a similar dilemma in terms of x v xr but as I plan to keep the phone for a minimum of 3 years I felt the xr would be slightly more future proof.

    I was concerned about the size but I have got used to that and now I really, really like this phone. Getting a case delivered tomorrow so will see how chunky it is with that on. I don’t think it’ll change my mind but we’ll see. I think it’s fantastic, especially coming from the 6.

    Is budget an issue? What phone you coming from?
     
  8. FreddyKrueger macrumors newbie

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    XR:
    - Video with fantastic stereo sound recording
    - Awesome video stabilization of front camera
    - HDR photo processing is simply magic

    I'd go for XR with no doubt, if size is not a concern for you.
     
  9. Garen macrumors regular

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    What carrier? If Tmo I will go with XR because of band 71 assuming you will keep the phone longer than 1 year.
     
  10. Five_Oh macrumors regular

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    Great point. I forgot about this.
     
  11. JPack macrumors 601

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    Machine learning on A12 runs 9X faster and uses 1/10 the energy of A11. For anyone betting on the future, the A11 is a no-go.
     
  12. NJHitmen macrumors 6502

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    Good summary, but I’d add one item to the XR list above: superior (main) camera. Of course the X will be better whenever zoom is necessary (as you noted), but I think generally, most people take more photos with the wide-angle lens. The XR’s camera has the larger sensor, and the A12 supports Smart HDR - which is pretty impressive in action.
     
  13. Phone Junky macrumors 65816

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    And next year the A13 will be a "beast". Same talk every year about processors yet, there are people still using iPhones with A8 chips that don't seem to be having any problems.
     
  14. JPack macrumors 601

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    A8 devices can't run ARKit apps, much less Core ML.
     
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    Not a big deal to the Facebook, Youtube, WhatsApp, iMessage, Safari using people. I would guess that's a majority of users.
     
  16. JPack macrumors 601

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    As I mentioned earlier, A12 is for people betting on the future.

    Laggards who are using the same apps from a decade ago can stay with an A8.
     
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  18. AppleWes macrumors 6502

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    XR is my vote too. I went to that from X and am very happy.
     
  19. Phone Junky macrumors 65816

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    If you already had a X, what was the advantage of switching to the XR? I have a X and finally got to check out a XR today. It’s nice. If I didn’t have a X and was looking to get a new phone today, it would be the XR.
     
  20. AppleWes, Nov 14, 2018
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    My main reasons-
    • LCD screen, it's just easier on my eyes compared to new OLED on X (of course this can vary from person to person)
    • The size since it's between X and MAX... seems easier for my hands to use day to day (not as wide).
    • Excellent battery life.
    https://www.apple.com/iphone/compare/
     
  21. MattyTheMid thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Budget is not an issue but there is currently an offer where I can either get X 64gb or Xr 128gb for the same price around £700 which I feel is an acceptable price to pay, I think the £1000 of the Xs with £200 for Applecare is just starting to get slightly too expensive for the benefits vs Xr and X.

    I am coming from a Samsung S8 just want to get back to iOS.

    I am on o2 in the UK not sure if that applies but thanks.
     
  22. emembee macrumors regular

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    Is that price of 700 from O2? Their device costs are way more than Apple RRP and their airtime pushes it up even more.
     
  23. MattyTheMid thread starter macrumors newbie

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    No, this price is for sim free and I will just use my existing sim card. But yeah I noticed their prices are higher than RRP also
     
  24. Relentless Power macrumors Penryn

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    In your post, both phones have different storage options, obviously one was 64 GB and the other with 128 GB, what are your storage needs? Would you easily fill the capacity of the 64 GB quicker or would you rather have the 128GB? Obviously you like both phones, but I think storage should be equally as important in your phone consideration.
     
  25. Jetcat3 macrumors 6502a

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    X hands down! It’s not even a question. Take both in your hands at night and watch a video. No comparison! Different strokes for different folks but the display on the XR is absolutely unacceptable at that price point IMHO.
     

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