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iPhone XR Vs iPhone XS Max

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iPhone XR
iPhone XR Starting from €249.20
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iPhone XS Max
iPhone XS Max Starting from €332.00
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How they compare

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iPhone XR iPhone XS Max
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4/5
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3.9/5
(1152)
Tell us how you really feel 2.8/5
2.9/5

Design

iPhone XR iPhone XS Max
Width 75.7 mm 77.4 mm
Height 150.9 mm 157.5 mm
Weight 194 g 208 g
Thickness 8.3 mm 7.7 mm
Volume 94.81 cm³ 93.87 cm³

Screen

iPhone XR iPhone XS Max
Resolution 828 x 1792 px 1242 x 2688 px
Density 326 ppi 456 ppi
Size 6.1 inches 6.5 inches

Battery

iPhone XR iPhone XS Max
Battery capacity 2942 mAh* 3174 mAh*
Removable battery No No
Wireless charging Yes Yes
Fast charging Yes Yes
Ultra power saving mode Yes Yes

*Refurbished devices sold on Back Market offer at least 85% of this maximum power

Performances

iPhone XR iPhone XS Max
Maximum storage 256 GB 512 GB
CPU frequency 2.5 GHz 2.5 GHz
External memory slot No No
RAM capacity 3 GB 4 GB
5G support No No
LTE support Yes Yes

Camera

iPhone XR iPhone XS Max
Front camera resolution 7 MP 7 MP
Main camera resolution 12 MP 12 MP
Multi lens No Yes
Optical zoom No Yes
Flash Yes Yes
Optical stabilization Yes Yes
Slow motion video Yes Yes
Main camera video resolution 2160 px 2160 px

Audio

iPhone XR iPhone XS Max
Stereo speakers Yes Yes
3.5mm jack socket No No
Radio No No
Number of microphones 3 3

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iPhone XR vs iPhone XS Max Comparison

iPhone XR vs XS Max

The iPhone XR and iPhone XS Max were both released in 2018, and share many common features. However, their size is very different, making it easy to tell them apart. This is also the case for their price and some of the technology within.

iPhone XR, the complete smartphone

One of the main differences between these two devices is their size. The iPhone XR measures 150.9 x 75.7 x 8.3 mm, weighing a total of 194 grams. The iPhone XS Max measures 157.5 X 77.4 X 7.7 mm and weighs 208 grams. This leads to a slight difference in screen size: 6.1 inches for the XR and 6.5 inches for the XS Max. The panel technologies are not the same on the two smartphones - the iPhone XR has a Retina LCD panel, and the iPhone XS Max has a Super Retina OLED panel. The iPhone XR therefore has the advantage with screen display.

For the rest, in terms of components and features, there are many similarities. For example, they are both equipped with the A12 Bionic processor. However, there are some differences in storage capacity and RAM. The iPhone XR has 3GB of RAM compared to 4GB for the iPhone XS Max.The XR is available with 64, 128, 256 GB of storage capacity. For the iPhone XS Max, it comes in versions of 64, 256, 512 GB instead.

iPhone XS Max, the XXL smartphone

In terms of photography, there are some slight differences between them. The iPhone XR, comes with a simple 12 MP camera with 5x digital zoom. The iPhone XS Max on the other hand, has a dual 12MP camera with a wide angle and telephoto lens. However, the everyday performance of the two smartphones is very comparable.

The two smartphones are very similar, but they differ in two ways: price and size. If you like large screens for viewing content or playing games, the iPhone XS Max is the best choice for you. If that's not your main concern, the iPhone XR is ideal as It will save you a few hundred pounds upon purchase.

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