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iPhone X vs iPhone XR – Which Should You Choose?

iPhone X vs iPhone XR – Which Should You Choose?


hi everyone Aaron here for ZolloTech and
the iPhone X was recently re-released in the United States and across the
world as a refurbished product Apple stopped selling it once they introduced
the iPhone XS and now you can pick it up again refurbished at a very similar
price to the iPhone XR so I wanted to help you decide which one would be best
for you so the first thing you need to know is the price the iPhone X comes in
at seven hundred and sixty nine or eight hundred and ninety nine dollars with
sixty four gigabytes or 256 gigabytes of storage whereas the iPhone XR comes in
at seven hundred and forty nine dollars up to eight hundred and ninety nine
dollars with either 64 128 or 256 gigabytes of storage now we have a
couple different color options with the iPhone X you’ve got Space Gray or you
have silver and silver is a little bit nicer I think in my opinion it’s a
little bit more flashy this one’s a little bit more muted it just depends
which one you like but you have two options and they’re both built out of
stainless steel around the outer ring here and they have a glass back and a
glass front and we’ll talk more about the cameras a little bit later on but
just know that you’ve got these two color options when it comes to the
iPhone X are you’ve got a lot more color options the XR comes in product
red like this or you can get it in multiple different colors such as the
space gray color here silver you’ve also got a yellow color a blue color and some
others as well and so you can pick any one you’d like and those seem to be
pretty popular as far as people wanting to have those different color
availabilities now the obvious difference between the two other than
the cameras which we’ll cover later is the actual display on the iPhone XR we
have a 6.1 inch display and this is a little bit controversial because it’s an
LCD display that’s a little over 720p resolution however you cannot see the
pixels because it’s 326 pixels per inch so you really can’t see them although
some people will complain about this it’s got a resolution of 1792 by 828 and
again 326 pixels per inch with a non HDR display now when we move over to
the iPhone X that we’ve got a 5.8 inch display from corner to corner and we’ve
got 2436 by 1125 at 458 pixels per inch so some people have said that you
need the higher resolution due to the layout of the pixels on an OLED display
to match that of an LCD either way if I put these side-by-side you wouldn’t be
able to tell the difference if I could hide which phone it is other than for
its size the viewing angles are quite good but the actual colors are a little
richer on the iPhone X although you shouldn’t complain about the iPhone XR that are quite nice it’s a very nice LCD but you are going to get better
blacks with an OLED display that’s just kind of the nature of those displays now
when it comes to the display of course this one is HDR and you can watch up to
1080p on YouTube on both of them that’s a limitation of the YouTube app and it
has to do with some codecs between YouTube and Apple but right now YouTube
allows you to use 1080p on either display and again you’re not going to be
able to tell the difference so much except that you can watch HDR content on
the OLED display so that is an availability I do have an HDR video if
you want to check that out I’ll link it and it’s just my only HDR video but you
can see a better or wider color range on the OLED display then you can on an LCD
so you do get that advantage the other advantage you get with the X is 3d
touch so you can force press here or 3d touch and you’ve got a little pop-out
you don’t get that on the apps here although you do get it in other areas of
the OS so maybe notifications so you see there’s some notifications on the XR
you can tap on these and kind of haptic touch or press and it will pop up
similar to what you would get with 3d touch but it’s very limited throughout
the OS and this has true force touch sensors underneath the display that
senses that 3d press so that should be a little bit of an advantage I use it a
lot some people don’t use it at all but that may make a difference to you now we
do have dual speakers on both however the iPhone XR
sounds a little bit better they fix this with the latest generation it sounds a
little wider or it sounds more like it’s in stereo you have a little bit louder
sound coming out of this speaker as opposed to the bottom speakers so you do
have a little bit better speaker on the XR when it comes to actual cell phone
reception or Wi-Fi I find the iPhone X seems to do a better job with that they
change the antenna design on the newer ones and there’s something different
about them that makes it not as good it just doesn’t have as strong of a signal
normally however you can get about the same Wi-Fi speeds but it just depends on
your home network here now as you’ll see we have faced ID face idea it’s going to
be a little bit faster on the newer phone but it’s so close it’s hard to say
so let me try that one more time and you’ll see it was a little bit slower on
the X one more time I’ll show you and a little bit slower again on the X so if
that’s something that bothers you of course it can be a pain now when it
comes to battery life between the two the iPhone X has a little bit less
battery life than the iPhone XR about one to two hours depending on your
usage now in some tests you’ll see otherwise but in my usage of using this
phone versus this or even the XS Max I find the XR actually will beat it
out by the 32 minutes to an hour or one to two hours when we’re talking about
the iPhone X so there is an advantage to the iPhone XR when it comes to
battery now when we’re talking about the overall cameras both have pretty good
cameras the forward facing cameras are very similar they’re the true depth 7
megapixel cameras so if we tap on these here spin them around you’ll see I’m
recording with a gh 5 this time and they’re both forward facing cameras
they’re going to look the same there’s really no difference here you’re going
to have great photos or video from the front facing camera on this however the
back camera is a little bit different they are both 12 megapixel cameras but
the iPhone X gains a telephoto zoom lens so you get to zoom optically
whereas you have to zoom digitally on this one also when you’re taking
portraits with this particular camera you can only take portraits of people
not objects so without a special app you won’t be able to do that with the iPhone
X you’ll be able to take portrait photos of objects so if I go here we go
to portrait it’s not necessarily looking for a person once we don’t move further
away it’s not necessarily looking for a person it’s looking for an object so you
can take that with this and that is an advantage but I wanted to compare both
of these and show you the photos between both of them in low light and in bright
light and take a look at a few different photos and see what you think between
the two of them both of these devices have very fast
processors the iPhone X has the a 11 Bionic whereas the iPhone XR has the a
12 Bionic now to tell the difference between the two is very hard
technically the a 12 Bionic is faster but if you do something simple like
opening the app store you’re not really going to be able to tell the difference
we can load a game and this usually will show us a little bit of a difference let
me set these down here wait for it to load and you’ll see they loaded quickly
on both will hit play will it create a new create a new world so if you play a
lot of games we’ll hit create and if you play a lot of games you’ll see that
normally the older device actually loads more quickly it’s hard to say you’ll see
it just loaded quicker on this device and normally I find that’s the time for
the processor to ramp up to full speed on the newer devices is slower but we’re
talking a second here so we’re not talking huge differences but there is a
difference now the other test I like to run is
exporting a 4k video that really pushes the processors kind of to the max to see
what it will do so I’ll open iMovie set a 4k movie and then export it and we’ll
see which one wins no I’ve loaded the same movie on both of these it’s
something I recorded with the iPhone and it’s on both you can see it’s the same
length and I don’t have any other apps open or anything in memory so what I
wanted to do is export this in 4k and see how long it takes now I have a
stopwatch here and we’ll see what this takes as well to complete this so we’ll
hit done we’ll share it here save video and this might be a little bit tricky
we’ll do this and we’ll see how long it takes and in my experience usually the
older one will finish one or two seconds more quickly or faster you’ll see the iPhones finished at
pretty much the same time actually this one was about a half a second slower
this time so that’s pretty impressive either way they’re very very close and
that’s just to show you that even though this has the faster processor in it
they’re basically the same when it comes to doing very heavy tasks and as far as
exporting that video I haven’t really warmed up at all just by exporting video
and so they’re staying nice and cool with no problems there now the other
thing is both of these have ip67 certifications so the withstand a drop
in a puddle but again with any iPhone you don’t want to swim with them without
putting a waterproof case on it as Apple does not cover any water damage
whatsoever and then the weight between the two of them the iPhone X is
technically a little bit lighter at six point one four ounces this is six point
eight four ounces with the iPhone XR everything else as far as the operating
system is basically the same now finally the one thing you may want to consider
is an OLED display is always flickering that’s how it manages brightness you
can’t see it with your eyes but it can’t affect you it affects about one in ten
people and affects me actually so looking at an OLED display for any
period of time can result in headaches or feeling nauseated this happens to
quite a few people that I know and it’s about one in ten that are affected so
just keep that in mind if you’re sensitive to light that may be a
consideration for you so that’s really it between the X and the XR they’re
both equally priced so whichever one works best for you who would be the one
to get let me know what you think though in the comments below which one you like
the size between the two the screens and everything else I’d love to hear what
you have to say in the comments below if you haven’t subscribed already please
subscribe and like as always thanks for watching this is Aaron I’ll see you next
time

100 thoughts on “iPhone X vs iPhone XR – Which Should You Choose?”

  1. 10:05 it looks like you took the xr video later in the day. Can you confirm if it was getting dark or not?

  2. Why would want to buy a refurbished iPhone X with an OLED that basically drains your battery and has a smaller battery.

  3. Upgraded from 6s Plus to XR and I have to say, I love it! Better battery life for sure and nice size. Got it in red and it just so nice in person. Although the resolution may not be 1080p or does not have 3D touch, the XR does the job and it worth the upgrade if you have 7 Plus or below.

  4. i have an I phone 6 but I’m getting an iPhone X, i was first gonna get the iPhone XR ugh I should’ve stayed w decision

  5. I’m watching this from my brand new iPhone XR. That I just got yesterday. Going from the 6s to the XR was an amazing change

  6. I had a choice between iphone x and xr, i was told xr is better so i went with xr. Was that the right choice?

  7. What truly bothers me is that why would Apple make such a downgrade on the camera how come iPhone ex be better at focusing on objects but the iPhone XR which is newer cant ? this is just like the headphone jack that is unnecessary and dumb

  8. Hi, I’m in the process of getting an iPhone 📱 XR but I'm not sure if I want to get the XR or the X Max what 😦 would be the difference? Is there any? I have an X now.

  9. A)What you choose is your preference
    B)No device “Feels” any better or less the size and materials used are again preference to the individual.
    3)I’m an XR owner (came from android last week to be exact) and I Absolutely love my XR. Friend of mine has an X and it doesn’t feel different besides being a smaller device in the hand which I originally wanted coming from an S7 but now that I own XR I appreciate the larger display and after 1 day I got used to LCD over pled and yes it’s better on my eyes than my S7 (oled) was pick what makes u happy not what some d*ck head comments from YouTube no wonder why people are so easy to manipulate I see these comments and there are adults talking like children over who’s iPhone is better 😂😂😂

  10. We will never use Apple again. My new Iphone X is not starting because of the f… RAIN. I carried it in my Backpack. Apple Waterresistence IP67 ? Nice Story.. never again

    German:
    Hatten alle Geräte von Apple. Heute riesen Vertrauensbruch. Angeblich wasserdichtes I Phone X nach Klasse IP67 (30 Minuten in ein 1 Meter tiefes Wasser halten).
    Ich hatte mein nagelneues IPhone X im Rucksack und es hat geregnet; es ist nur durch die Luftfeuchtigkeit SCHROTT.
    Bester Widerspruch dabei: Apple wirbt mit einem wasserresistentem IPhone und sagt, es gibt keine Garantie, weil Wasser ins Gerät eingedrungen ist. ?! Gerne würden sie es reparieren, für 600-700$. Sogar mit Apple Care muss man um die 200$ zahlen. Der Kundenservice ne absolute Frechheit. Wir werden, auch wenn es einige Zeit braucht von Apple umsteigen sowie zukünftig möglichst von Apple abraten.

  11. simple answer
    iphone x
    better screen
    better chassis
    bit cheaper
    iphone xr on paper faster but no apple user is going to actually see the difference or use the phone to its full potential
    a bit bigger

    answer iphone x

  12. Now what should I get then? X or xr? The color i'll be getting is black so different colors dont matter to me as I always prefer black. Help me everyone

  13. I got an cr the day it came out. I would not recommend it if I known what I know now I would have gotten an iPhone X it just feels smother and faster

  14. iPhone XR or iPhone X ? I think I’m gonna get the x just bc I feel that the xr might be big idk 😂😂 but lmk

  15. I want an x because the camera on the back looks better than the two dots on the Xr, but the Xr has a better speaker and the images at night look so much better….. Im angry

  16. I like how apple try’s to be smart and make it seem like it’s hard to choose which one. it’s all the same crap like 6,7,8 just get the xr because it’s they same crap

  17. I want an iPhone X because of the camera, thinner sides and smaller size. However it isn’t being sold anywhere and I hate how the XR’s camera looks.

  18. I honestly prefer LCDs. Here’s why: They do not age like OLEDs do, and sometimes the colors are actually more accurate than on an OLED display.

  19. 3D Touch is still cool, but it isn’t a differential factor when buying an iPhone anymore, especially with iOS 13. My SE feels like a 6S and there isn’t too much I lose over a 6S.

  20. I love the size of the XR, the description of everything was perfect. The color for either one I choose I definitely know which color I want. I want to go check them out in person but this was what I needed before I buy. Thank you

  21. Watching on my 9 month old XR. Still happy that I went with the XR instead of X or XS. I prefer the LCD over OLED.

  22. The X is literally better in virtually every way aside from the A12 in the XR. The A11 still dominates the processor field and the X has damn near immidiate response times. Going from the X to the XR you're taking a huge downgrade on screen quality for sure.

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