Should I change the iPhone 8 or iPhone 8 Plus to the iPhone XR?

The iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus are the latest of their kind. These are the latest iPhone models with huge frames and Touch IDs. Substitute for this

models became the new iPhone XR. So is it worth changing the iPhone 8 or iPhone 8 Plus to the brand new iPhone XR? Or is it better to walk with an old smartphone for another year? Below we will give answers to these questions.

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Before considering buying an iPhone XR,ask yourself: do you really need a new smartphone? Don't you like the battery or camera? Or is it design? Or maybe you are just tired of the old smartphone? If your reason is the latter, then buying an iPhone XR makes sense.

Frameless design and new display

The biggest change to the new smartphoneCompared to the iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus - its design and display. The iPhone XR has the same design as the iPhone X and iPhone XS, i.e. This is a notch display with minimal bezels. Its bezels are slightly thicker than the premium iPhone X / XS, but they are still much thinner than on the iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus.

The iPhone XR has a 6.1-inch Liquid Retina display, which is significantly larger than the 5.5-inch LCD panel of the iPhone 8 Plus. If you have an iPhone 8 with a 4.7-inch display, the difference will seem huge to you.

iPhone XR is bigger than iPhone 8, but thanksThe aspect ratio of 19.5: 9 is convenient to hold in one hand. If you think that due to the large display the iPhone XR will be inconvenient to use, you can first find it in the nearest hardware store and make sure that it suits you.

The iPhone XR does not have 3D Touch technology, but it has been replaced by a new one - Haptic Touch, so this is not a problem at all.

If you have an iPhone 8 Plus, then the iPhone XR will sit in the hand as usual, because smartphones are almost the same size.

Regarding protection against water and dust, all three smartphones are IP67 rated and can be immersed to a depth of 1 meter for 30 minutes.


Thanks to iOS 12 performance improvementsiPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus can still withstand the new A12 Bionic processor in the iPhone XR. The iPhone 8 Plus and iPhone XR have the same amount of RAM, so they are on a par with multitasking.

Camera TrueDepth, Face ID

The iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus have a normal frontFaceTime HD camera, and the iPhone XR has a new TrueDepth camera. The new system consists of several sensors and a 7MP camera that can read image depth information. The camera provides Face ID technology, which has become even faster.

By comparison, the iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plussupport Touch ID. This technology is more reliable, but fingerprint scanners are already considered obsolete, and Apple strongly promotes Face ID technology, because it is more convenient and faster.

IPhone XR camera shoots better thanks toextended dynamic range and cinematic image stabilization. The TrueDepth camera on the iPhone XR also provides Animoji, Memoji and portrait selfie features with the ability to adjust the depth effect. All these features are not available on the iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus.

Main camera

Unlike the iPhone 8 Plus, the iPhone XR has oneThe main 12MP camera. However, this does not mean that it is worse. The iPhone XR lens is the same as the primary 12MP lens on the iPhone XS and iPhone XS Max. Its aperture is f / 1.8, and it supports Smart HDR, so the camera of the new smartphone is much better. In addition, it also supports portrait mode and portrait light mode.

Smart HDR Technology Delivers Better Qualityshots than on the iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus. The iPhone XR also supports enhanced dynamic range, stereo video recording for movie shooting, and cinematic image stabilization. All this is not on older models.

The only thing missing is a double optical zoom, like the iPhone 8 Plus. However, this will not be a big drawback, given the poor quality of images on an additional lens.

Two SIMcards

Dual SIM Support on iPhone XR May Becomereason to buy a new smartphone, but first you need to find out if your country's operators support eSIM technology. So far, it is available in only a few countries, but not in Russia.

iPhone XR does not support Gigabit LTE, so the speed of mobile Internet on it will be the same as on the iPhone 8 with iPhone 8 Plus.


Duration of the small iPhone 8 - for surenot his forte. However, the battery of the iPhone 8 Plus is just a monster. However, the iPhone XR is an even more terrible monster. He manages to work even longer than the iPhone XS Max, and the iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus simply can not be compared.

iPhone XR works up to 25 hours when talking and up to 15 hours when browsing the Internet. iPhone 8 Plus only works for 21 hours when talking and 13 when using the Internet.

All three models support fast wired and regular wireless charging. Wireless charging on the iPhone XR is a little faster.


Here are doubts about buying an iPhone XR. Even if you can sell your iPhone 8 or iPhone 8 Plus for $ 300-400, you will have to pay the same amount for the new iPhone XR. If you are ready for this, we advise you to choose the option with 128GB of memory, rather than the base one. You will thank yourself for this decision in a couple of years.

In general, change the iPhone 8 or iPhone 8 Plus toiPhone XR is only if you want a new smartphone. If this is not the case, the iPhone 8 is still an excellent smartphone that can be used for a couple of years.

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