iPhone XR vs. iPhone 8 Plus: Which iPhone should you buy? – CNET

iPhone XR vs. iPhone 8 Plus: Which iPhone should you buy? – CNET

As the latest iPhone, Apple iPhone 11, 11 Pro and 11 Pro-Max are you sure that the candidates, if you are thinking of, give you a telephone to the holiday. They are super fast and come with plenty of updated camera and video tricks. But only because of 2019 are not iPhones higher, this means that previous models are obsolete or not, make great gifts for yourself. 

The iPhone XR, for example, is one of the few options you have if you want to pay a big-screen iPhone, but do not want upwards of $1,000 for the latest models. It starts at $599, £629 and AU$1,049, and its features in the last year A12 Bionic chip, with vibrant colors and a camera that still takes excellent photos  – without an extravagant price. 

In addition, 2017 is the iPhone 8 Plus, that $50 is less than the XR at $549, £579, AU$949, also a fantastic phone. It sports a classic iPhone design, complete with the familiar physical home button. In fact, despite being an older model, the phone has many of the same advantages as the iPhone XR<./To help< / p> < p>in deciding which phone is right for you, I dive in the two phones’ design, cameras, hardware, equipment, and prices, to see which phone fits the needs the best.

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With its gesture navigation, animated Emoji, and even face unlock, the iPhone XR ensures that you are more accustomed to the latest lines of iPhones with the iPhone 8 Plus for only $50 more. It is also a great phone in and of itself. It has an excellent large screen in a comfortable body, fast performance, and wireless charging, and a camera, which is usually as good as the iPhone XS.

Read also our Apple iPhone XR.

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Apple knocked off $250, £220, AU$280 from the launch price of the iPhone 8 Plus, which means that the phone is now $50, £50, AU$100 cheaper than the iPhone XR. But going with the 8-Plus is worth saving the extra Money with a less advanced processor and camera, and no dual-SIM capabilities? My short answer is no, but this may not be true for all. 8 Plus a second 12-megapixel camera and a physical home button. While this may only delay the inevitable, we understand that it is a user-friendly and feature familiar. 

Read also our Apple iPhone 8 Plus.

How we tested

Design: iPhone XR vivid colors or iPhone 8 Plus’ home button?

Of the two phones, the iPhone, the XR has a larger 6.1-inch display. In spite of this, however, the XR slimmer bezels mean that the physical footprint of the phone is actually smaller than the iPhone 8 Plus, and it is easier as well.

The iPhone-XR also comes in six colors, including a vibrant red, blue, yellow and coral on top of the standard black and white. The iPhone 8 Plus, on the other hand, only comes in three color variants: white, black, and gold.

iPhone 8 Plus

key to The iPhone’s 8-series retains the home.


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But also, if you have no additional color options, the iPhone 8 Plus has a few design advantages. Its smaller 5.5-inch display is actually sharper than the iPhone-XR: It has a higher resolution and more pixels per inch (for the exact specs, have a look at the spec chart below). And in contrast to the iPhone, XR, there is no notch on the iPhone 8 Plus, and it retains a classic home button, which doubles as a fingerprint scanner.

whether or not the iPhone 8 Plus’ home button is a advantage, up to your personal preference, though. The button is familiar to, and you can just tap on them to return home, and double-tap to access recent apps. Without the home button, the iPhone-XR Swipe instead of integrated gestures for the navigation. This may take some time to learn, but it is easy to adjust and after a while.

camera: Face-ID-vs. dual-rear-cameras

The iPhone XR has a front-facing camera, the insight into the depth and form of your face. Because of this, you can unlock your phone or authorise the stored passwords with Face ID rather than a fingerprint and can be facial expressions, animated emojis, the mirror.

in contrast to other iPhone X-series phones, the XR is not a second telephoto-rear lens as well. That means that there is no 2x optical zoom (it uses a digital zoom), and Portrait photos are rendered using the software; not improved with the telephoto lens.

iPhone 8 Plus

The iPhone 8 Plus has two cameras on the back. But it makes better photos than the XR?


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Although I expected the 8 Plus, to make better photos because of its dual-camera setup ” – photos with XR looked sharper and more vivid. This does not mean that the 8 Plus is a sissy, but I can clearly see the details in the XR, the the 8 Plus manages to be blurred a bit.

And even if it provides Portrait photos with a single lens, the effect looks just as good, if not better on the XR than it is on the 8 Plus. On the XR, the fallout between foreground and background is smooth, skin-coloured realistic, and the blur effect looks like, of course.

Zoom in 2x on the scene with the XR as well as the 8 Plus ” – Tele-zoom. Objects clearly and to the small details, like the lines of the tree bark or the single leaves that fell on the ground, had finer lines and a focus.

Also note that, while both phones have studio lighting effects for the rear camera(s), the 8 Plus it has camera for its front.

Performance: The iPhone XR processor is faster

My day-to-show-day-the handling of the two iPhones, no discernible difference in speed, and when it came to daily tasks like launch apps and trigger the camera, both phones appeared to be as fast as the other.

But the iPhone XR is) in fact faster on paper, thanks to its advanced A12-processor (iPhone 8 Plus 2017 A11 chipset. Check out the benchmarks below:

3DMark Ice Storm Unlimited

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Longer bars mean better performance

Geekbench v. 4.0 single core

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Longer bars mean better performance

Geekbench v. 4.0 multicore

Apple iPhone XR

Apple iPhone 8 Plus

note:

Longer bars mean better performance

We are currently in the middle of the change in our battery-test methodology for cell phones, and we tested the iPhone-XR with a new streaming-video test. It took 12 hours and 7 minutes. (For comparison, the iPhone 11 is 13 hours and 52 minutes clocked.) Last year, when we tested with continuous video playback in airplane mode, the iPhone is XR an average of 19 hours and 53 minutes. In comparison, the iPhone 8 Plus 13 hours and 45 minutes lasted. This discrepancy is likely due to a bump in the battery capacity for the XR. Although Apple did not confirm this information, the iPhone the XR has a larger 2,942 mAh battery compared to the iPhone 8 Plus’ amounted to $ 2,675 mAh battery. 

Other things to note: the capacity, dual-SIM and 3D-Touch

capacity: Both the iPhone XR and 8 Plus 64GB models available. At the Start you had with 256GB of storage capacity and the iPhone-XR had a third option ‘ in memory of 128 GB. However, now that the iPhone 11 devices in your network, the 256-GB-option has been set, and currently the iPhone XR and 8 Plus will come in 64GB and 128GB. That’s not bad per se; the 128 GB is generally as the “sweet spot” as far as storage. This is because the 64 GB may not be enough to be extravagant to hold all your photos and 4K videos, 256GB may be. 

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you can have two numbers on the iPhone XR.


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Dual-sim-capabilities: the Newer iPhones have dual-sim capabilities. This means that you can manage two different phone numbers on the same iPhone XR, with a nano-SIM and e-SIM. For more information, check out CNET dual-SIM eSIM FAQ here.

3D-Touch: The iPhone 8 Plus’ screen is pressure sensitive, and has a feature called 3D Touch. Tap a bit harder with your finger, you can see a preview of links, apps, and messages before you open it. Apart from a couple of things that you can press for a long time (such as the camera and the flashlight shortcuts) on the iPhone-XR, as well as the iPhone 11 devices, this function does not have, for the most part.

iPhone XR vs. iPhone 8 Plus specifications

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iPhone XR iPhone 8 Plus
Display Size, Resolution 6.1-inch LCD Retina Display; 1,792×828 Pixel 5.5-inch, 1920×1080 Pixel
The Pixel Density 326ppi 401 ppi
Dimensions (Inches) 5.9 x 3.0×0.33. 6.24×3.07×0.30.
Dimensions (Mm) 150.9×75.7×8.3 mm 158.4×78.1×7.5 mm
Weight (In Ounces, Grams) 6.8 oz.; 194g 7.13 oz.; 202g
Mobile software iOS 12 iOS 11
Camera Individual 12-megapixel Dual 12-megapixel
Front-facing camera 7 megapixel camera with Face ID 7-megapixel
Video capture 4K 4K
Processor Apple A12-Bionic Apple A11 Bionic
Storage 64GB, 128GB, 256GB 64GB, 256GB
RAM Not be published 3GB
Expandable Memory None None
Battery 2,942 mAh (Apple is not confirmed) Amounted to $ 2,675 mAh (Apple is not confirmed)
Fingerprint sensor No (face-ID) Home button (Touch ID)
Connection Flash Flash
Headphone Jack No No
Features Waterproof (IP67); dual-SIM capability (nano-SIM and e-SIM); wireless charging; Face ID; Memoji Waterproof (IP67), wireless charging
Price off-contract (USD) $599 (64GB), $649 (128GB) $549 (64GB), $599 (128GB)
Price (GBP) £629 (64GB), £679 (128GB) £579 (64GB), £629 (128GB)
Price (AUD) AU$1,049 (64GB), AU$1,129 (128GB) AU$949 (64GB), AU$1,029 (128GB)

Released on Tue, 10 December 2019 12:00:05 +0000

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