Apple iPhone 11 vs iPhone XR: We get to the core of Apple’s cheaper iPhones

Apple has finally unveiled the much anticipated iPhone 11 handsets at the Apple event in California. It’s official, the iPhone 11 , 11 Pro and 11 Pro Max are confirmed and will be available to purchase from the 13 September launching on the 20 September.

Many Apple fanatics will likely pre-order the iPhone 11 immediately, excited at the prospect of yet another shiny new model, whilst the rest of us are deliberating over the most practical option.

Confused over which of Apple’s “cheaper” handsets to buy? We’ve got all the information you’ll need to get the juiciest bite for your buck.

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Apple iPhone 11 vs iPhone XR review: Design

Little is different between these two models minus the additional cameras. We’ll delve into the details of the camera upgrades below. From a design standpoint, the lenses do look slightly clunky, which arguably detracts from Apples consistently sleek aesthetic.

Both phones are made from glass and “aerospace-grade” aluminum. They also share the same 6.1in LCD liquid retina display, with the same wide notch and rounded corners.

For the fashion-conscious of you, both models are available in a number of different colours. The iPhone 11 comes in white, black, green, yellow, purple and red; the iPhone XR, meanwhile, is available in Product Red, coral, yellow, blue, black and white.

Both phones are IP68-rated for water- and dust-resistance. The XR can be submerged in up to 1m of water for 30 minutes, while the 11 will survive up to 2m.

Apple iPhone 11 vs iPhone XR review: Specs

To make all the details more digestible we’ve collated an easy-to-read list for you.

Apple iPhone 11

Apple iPhone XR


A13 Bionic chip with second-generation Neural Engine

A12 Bionic chip with second-generation Neural Engine






Not yet confirmed


6.1in LCD Liquid Retina Display

6.1in LCD Liquid Retina Display

Rear camera

12MP (ƒ/2.4)12MP (ƒ/1.8)

12MP (ƒ/1.8)

Front camera

12MP (ƒ/2.2)

7 MP (ƒ/2.2)


Up to 17hrs of video playback

Up to 16hrs of video playback

12MP (ƒ/1.8)

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