iPhone 7 Plus Vs iPhone XR

iPhone 7 Plus
iPhone 7 Plus
Starting from €116.00
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iPhone XR
iPhone XR
Starting from €166.73
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iPhone 7 PlusiPhone XR


iPhone 7 PlusiPhone XR
Width77.9 mm75.7 mm
Height158.2 mm150.9 mm
Weight188 g194 g
Thickness7.3 mm8.3 mm
Volume89.96 cm³94.81 cm³


iPhone 7 PlusiPhone XR
Resolution1080 x 1920 px828 x 1792 px
Density401 ppi326 ppi
Size5.5 inches6.1 inches


iPhone 7 PlusiPhone XR
Battery capacity2900 mAh2942 mAh
Removable batteryNoNo
Wireless chargingNoYes
Fast chargingNoYes
Ultra power saving modeYesYes
Battery life21 h21 h

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iPhone 7 PlusiPhone XR
Maximum storage256 GB256 GB
CPU frequency2.34 GHz2.5 GHz
External memory slotNoNo
RAM capacity3 GB3 GB


iPhone 7 PlusiPhone XR
Front camera resolution7 MP7 MP
Main camera resolution12 MP12 MP
Multi lensYesNo
Optical zoomYesNo
Optical stabilizationYesYes
Slow motion videoYesYes
Main camera video resolution2160 px2160 px


iPhone 7 PlusiPhone XR
Stereo speakersYesYes
3.5mm jack socketNoNo
Number of microphones33

iPhone XR vs iPhone 7 Plus Comparison

Are the iPhone 7 Plus and iPhone XR very different?

The iPhone 7 Plus and the iPhone XR are pretty similar in size and shape. Is the newer XR a better phone? Is it what you need? Let’s see how they shape up.

iPhone 7 Plus -  dual cameras, 3D Touch, and a reliable battery

The iPhone 7 Plus was Apple’s second large phone and a huge hit when it came out. It measures 158.2 x 77.9 mm and weighs 188 g. It has a 5.5-inch HD LCD screen with a resolution of 1920 x 1080. So far so good. The iPhone 7 Plus runs on the A10 processor, which some people might feel is getting a little outdated. It also still has the original Apple home button setup with Touch ID. One major difference between the iPhone 7 Plus and the iPhone XR is the cameras: you get a dual 12 MP rear camera with a telephoto lens and a wide lens, plus a 7 MP front camera on the iPhone 7 Plus, and a single 12 MP wide-angle lens at the rear and 7 MP at the front on the XR. The iPhone 7 Plus also has 3D Touch which is gone in the newer iPhone XR. Battery-wise you can expect this phone to last the day.

iPhone XR – newer and sleeker with a bigger screen

The iPhone XR is around 8 mm smaller than the iPhone 7 Plus at 150.9 x 75.7 mm, a touch heavier at 194 g and it has a bigger screen (6.1 inches). That’s because, with the introduction of the X range, Apple got rid of the home button and created edge-to-edge screens. This gives the whole phone a much sleeker more modern appearance. It also means you get Face ID instead of Touch ID. The iPhone XR is also faster than the iPhone 7 Plus as it has a newer processor. Add to that a slightly longer battery life and more storage, and you start to see the benefits of a newer phone. Both the iPhone XR and the iPhone 7 Plus retailed around the €879 mark when they were released, but you can save a third or more when you buy a refurbished phone.

Which should I buy?

The iPhone XR has the edge in terms of processing speed, screen size, and definition, but the dual camera on the iPhone 7 Plus might just convince you it’s a better phone for you. Home button or no home button, Face ID or Touch ID? The choice is yours.

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