iPhone 12 Vs iPhone XR

iPhone 12
iPhone 12
Starting from €288.58
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iPhone XR
iPhone XR
Starting from €166.73
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iPhone 12iPhone XR


iPhone 12iPhone XR
Width71.5 mm75.7 mm
Height147.7 mm150.9 mm
Weight164 g194 g
Thickness7.4 mm8.3 mm
Volume78.15 cm³94.81 cm³


iPhone 12iPhone XR
Resolution1170 x 2532 px828 x 1792 px
Density460 ppi326 ppi
Size6.1 inches6.1 inches


iPhone 12iPhone XR
Battery capacity2815 mAh2942 mAh
Removable batteryNoNo
Wireless chargingYesYes
Fast chargingYesYes
Ultra power saving modeYesYes

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iPhone 12iPhone XR
Maximum storage256 GB256 GB
External memory slotNoNo
RAM capacity4 GB3 GB
5G supportYesNo
LTE supportYesYes


iPhone 12iPhone XR
Front camera resolution12 MP7 MP
Main camera resolution12 MP12 MP
Multi lensYesNo
Optical zoomYesNo
Optical stabilizationYesYes
Slow motion videoYesYes
Main camera video resolution2160 px2160 px


iPhone 12iPhone XR
Stereo speakersYesYes
3.5mm jack socketNoNo
Number of microphones23

iPhone XR vs iPhone 12 Comparison

iPhone XR vs iPhone 12: Which one should you buy?

When comparing the iPhone XR to the iPhone 12, you need to ask yourself two questions: Do you want a newer iPhone? Do you need more battery life?

iPhone XR vs iPhone 12: Do you want the newer iPhone?

As you probably already know, the iPhone 12 is the newer iPhone in our iPhone XR vs iPhone 12 comparison. It has a newer OLED display so when you compare the two side by side, you may notice that the iPhone 12's screen has more contrast. The iPhone 12 also feels more elegant in the hand, especially if you prefer the flat-edge design compared to the rounded edges of the iPhone XR. And since the iPhone 12 has a newer processing chip, you can expect it to be faster and have longer software support (iOS updates) from our friends over at Apple. Just looking at the iPhone XR and iPhone 12 side by side, it's immediately pretty obvious which one the newer iPhone is.

iPhone XR vs iPhone 12: Do you want more battery life?

The only surprising thing when comparing the iPhone XR to the iPhone 12 is that despite the modernity of the iPhone 12, the XR has better battery life. The iPhone 12 has some cool features like OLED screen technology and 5G, but these features increase the battery drain on the device. So if you're a heavy user who uses social media a lot but doesn't have much time to charge your device throughout the day, the iPhone XR may actually be the best choice for you. And let's not forget that the iPhone XR is also much cheaper than the iPhone 12.

Would we buy the iPhone XR or the iPhone 12?

If you don't use draining social media apps much, and you work in an office next to an outlet, the iPhone 12 is probably more appealing. But if you spend lots of time on your phone, don't want to carry around a portable charger, and if price is very important to you, I would definitely choose the iPhone XR.

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