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Apple iPhone XR vs Apple iPhone XS

Apple iPhone XR on Amazon USA
Apple iPhone XS on Amazon USA

Comparison of the technical features between smartphones, with the Apple iPhone XR on one side and the Apple iPhone XS on the other. The first has a processor with 6 cores, 6 threads, a maximale frequency of 2.5GHz. The second chips has a total of 6 cores, 6 threads, its turbo frequency is set to 2.5GHz. The following table also compares the lithography, the amount of RAM memory, the date of first broadcast, the values obtained in Geekbench 4, as well as an average price.


Smartphone Apple iPhone XR Apple iPhone XS
Model version(s) A1984, A2105, A2106, A2108 A1920, A2097, A2098, A2100
Release date Q3 2018 Q3 2018
Dimensions 5,94 x 2,98 x 0,33 in 5,65 x 2,79 x 0,30 in
Weight 6.84 oz 6.24 oz
Body Front and back glass,
Aluminum frame
Front and back glass,
frame in stainless steel
Screen size, colours 6.1 inches, 16M colours 5.8 inches, 16M colours
Screen type IPS LCD Super AMOLED
Resolution 828 x 1792 pixels 1125 x 2436 pixels
Screen ratio 19.5:9 19.5:9
Density 326 ppi 458 ppi
Operating system iOS 12 iOS 12
Processor Apple A12 Bionic Apple A12 Bionic
Lithography 7 nm FinFET 7 nm FinFET
Cores 6 6
Threads 6 6
Energy cores 4x Tempest @ 1.59 GHz 4x Tempest @ 1.59 GHz
High performance cores 2x Vortex @ 2.49 GHz 2x Vortex @ 2.49 GHz
GPU Apple A12 Bionic GPU Apple A12 Bionic GPU
GPU execution units 4 4
GPU FP32 floating point 487.5 GFLOPS 487.5 GFLOPS
Memory 3 GB RAM 4 GB RAM
Storage 64 / 256 GB 64 / 512 GB
Photo 12 MP, f/1,8, 26mm 12 MP, f/1,8, 26mm
12 MP, f/2,4, 52mm
Video 2160p24/30/60,
Front photo 7 MP, f/2,2, 32mm 7 MP, f/2,2, 32mm
Front video 1080p60 1080p60
WLAN Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac
Bluetooth 5.0, A2DP, LE 5.0, A2DP, LE
USB 2.0 2.0
Battery capacity 2,942 mAh 2,658 mAh
Battery type Non removable Li-Ion Non removable Li-Ion
Battery life (versatile use) ~ 13 hours and 20 minutes ~ 12 hours and 10 minutes
TDP 6 W 5 W
Head SAR (US) - -
Body SAR (US) - -
DxOMark 101 105
AnTuTu 338,020 333,100
iOS PassMark Rating 10,270 9,575
(iOS 64-bit)
Geekbench 4 single core
4,674 4,758
(iOS 64-bit)
Geekbench 4 multi-core
10,918 11,178
(Multi-core / price performance)
Performance / price ratio
14 pts / $ 14 pts / $
Note 4.7 / 5 4.2 / 5
Reviews 532 270
Amazon Apple iPhone XR Apple iPhone XS
New price on Amazon
$800 $820
Used price on Amazon
- $830
eBay Apple iPhone XR Apple iPhone XS
New price on eBay
$520 $650
Used price on eBay
$350 $430

We can easily compare the technical characteristics between these two smartphones. Both phones have an equivalent number of cores, they have an identical turbo frequency. They were produced the same year.

Price: prices can change over time. For technical reasons, they are not updated in real time. This is only an average of the results on the first page of each product, whether new or used. Shipping costs have not been integrated. To know the final price of the product, please go to the form of the shop. If no price is indicated, it means that we did not find any offers during the last update.

Autonomy: the autonomy given is the one for a versatile use with video playback, web browsing, various applications, games, photos, etc ...

Ratios: we first consider the average for the new price if available, the average for the used price otherwise.

Performances :

Performance comparison between the two smartphones, for this we consider the results generated on benchmark softwares such as Geekbench 4.

AnTuTu - Total score
Apple iPhone XR 338,020
Apple iPhone XS 333,100

The difference is 1%.

AnTuTu is one of the most popular apps in the world to evaluate and compare the power of a mobile device with the competition. It tests above all the power of calculation, the display of Web pages, the modeling of decorations in 3D, the management of the memory, the transfer of data.

iOS PassMark Rating
Apple iPhone XR 10,270
Apple iPhone XS 9,575

The difference in performance is 7%.

PassMark is a benchmarking software that performs several performance tests including prime numbers, integers, floating point, compression, physics, extended instructions, encoding, sorting. The higher the score is, the higher is the device capacity.

On iOS 64-bit :

Geekbench 4 - Multi-core & single core score - iOS 64-bit
Apple iPhone XS 4,758
Apple iPhone XR 4,674

In single core, the difference is 2%. In multi-core, the difference in terms of gap is 2%.

Geekbench 4 is a complete benchmark platform with several types of tests, including data compression, images, AES encryption, SQL encoding, HTML, PDF file rendering, matrix computation, Fast Fourier Transform, 3D object simulation, photo editing, memory testing. This allows us to better visualize the respective power of these devices. For each result, we took an average of 250 values on the famous benchmark software.

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