– What’s up guys? Saf here on SuperSaf TV and in this video, we’re going to be looking at the key differences between the iPhone XR and the iPhone X from last year. So why are we doing this comparison? Well, the iPhone X, now that it’s a year old, will coming down in price if you can pick it up from a reseller or secondhand and should be a similar price to the newly announced iPhone XR. So let’s break down the differences. First up, the display. This is the biggest difference between the two. The iPhone XR has a slightly larger display. 6.1 inches versus 5.8 inches. But there is a big, big difference in terms of the technology behind these displays. The iPhone X actually has a much better display compared to the iPhone XR.Although we have small bezels on the iPhone XR, the bezels are not as small as what we’ve got on the iPhone X. And we’ve got LCD technology on the XR versus older technology on the X. Now, these actually make a big difference. Firstly, in terms of contrast ratio, you’ve got 1400:1 on the XR and the X has 1,000,000:1. So that just goes to show the difference in terms of contrast ratio. The XR has the same contrast ratio as what we had on the iPhone 8 plus. This essentially means that you’re going to be getting much deeper blacks on the X as well as much more vibrant colors. You’ve also got 3D touch on the iPhone X. This is something that you’ve not got on the XR. Now, there is some haptic feedback, which is going to try to replicate the 3D touch functionality, but it’s not going to be the same as what we’ve got on the X, where it’s actually a pressure sensitive display.And the differences continue when it comes to the resolution. The iPhone X has a much higher resolution. Super Retina is what Apple call it. In terms of pixel density, we’re looking at around about 458. On the XR, we have a pretty low ppi, pixel density. 326, which is the same as what we had on something like the iPhone 6 as well, which came out many, many years ago. So, the iPhone XR just has a slightly more than 720p display, so on a 6.1 inch display, you are going to be noticing that. Things are not going to be anywhere near as sharp as you’re going to have on the iPhone X. So, as you can tell, the iPhone X display is much better compared to the iPhone XR.But, we do have, of course, many of the differences. The size difference. The iPhone X is smaller because of the smaller display, so it’s definitely much more
manageable in the hand. It also weighs around about 20 grams less. Now, when it comes to the build and design, both are very similar. We do have a stainless steel frame on the iPhone X versus the aluminum, or al-u-min-ium, frame on the iPhone XR. But both of these are going to feel very premium because of the glass panels on the front and back.We do have stronger glass on the XR, Apple is saying. Now, how much stronger this is, I’m not sure. Apple hasn’t specified exactly what type of glass it is. Of course, on other devices, we have Gorilla glass five, et cetera. So we don’t know exactly what glass this is, but it should be stronger on the iPhone XR. Both devices are IP67 water and dust resistant, so we’ve got the same IP rating on both. Now, on the iPhone XR, we do have a lot more color options compared to the X.The X just comes in either space gray or silver. The iPhone XR comes in a red, yellow, blue, black, white, as well as a coral, so plenty of color choices here for the XR. Now this isn’t a huge deal because, if you do want to customize the look of your iPhone, you can do that very easily with a skin from our channel sponsor, dbrand. Skins are now available for preorder for the iPhone XR, the iPhone XS, as well as the iPhone XS Max. And of course, you can also pick up skins for the iPhone X and many other devices. I’m going to be leaving a link to them in the description below. Now moving onto the internals, this is where the iPhone XR starts getting the advantages.So, first up, we do have the Apple A12 bionic chip versus the Apple 11 that we’ve got in the iPhone X. Now, Apple are saying that the A12 is going to give you up to 15 percent faster performance, up to 50 percent faster graphics, and up to 50 percent lower power usage. So, this will be quite a big difference in terms of performance, especially going forward when you’ve had lots of updates and things, considering that the iPhone X is already a year old. So definitely something to bear in mind. You do have iOS 12 on both of these. The iOS 12 update should be rolled from next week on the iPhone X. So you are going to be getting a similar software experience, although, when it comes to Apple launch times, and just general overall performance, the iPhone XR does get the advantage here.Now for storage, you do get an additional storage option on the iPhone XR: 128 gigabytes. You only get the 64 and 256 options on the iPhone
X. And let’s talk about the cameras now. The iPhone X has a two camera system, both 12 megapixels. Both adapt to optical stabilization. We’ve got F 1.8 as well as F 2.4 for the optical zoom lens. And overall, it has been a very strong performer in my usage over the year. Now, with the iPhone XR, it just has a single camera. This is 12 megapixels, it’s optically stabilized, and it also has a F 1.8 aperture. However, the sensor is larger compared to last year. It’s the same sensor that we’ve got on the iPhone XS. That is for the primary camera. So, although, when it comes to optical zoom, you do have the advantage here on the iPhone X, the XR does get the edge when it comes to the primary camera.You also have smart HDR, which is going to give you much better dynamical range on the XR. And both devices both also have a portrait mode, so, on the XR, even though it’s got single camera, you still do have a portrait mode and you can adjust the black after the fact. This is something that you can’t do on the portrait mode of the iPhone X. Is this going to come in a software update? I doubt it, because it is something that’s enabled thanks to the Apple A12 chip, as far as I’m aware. Now, because you’ve got dual cameras, is that going to mean better edge detection on the iPhone X? This is something we’re going to have to wait and see and once we’ve got the retail version of the iPhone XR in hand.Of course, we can do super Saf style camera comparisons here on the channel. If you want to see those first, then make sure you have subscribed and switch on notifications. When it comes to video, we also have an advantage here on the iPhone XR. Both devices can film up to 4K at 60 frames a second, as well as 1080p slow motion at up to 240 frames a second. But on the iPhone XR, we do have extended dynamic range, up to 30 frames a second. So, if you are filming on the XR, you’re going to be getting better dynamic range compared to the iPhone X.And you also have stereo audio recording, finally, on the iPhone XR. This is something that I criticized a lot on the iPhone X because it only records in a mono sound. So that was just not as rich as some of the competition that you’ve got out there, which do provide stereo recording. This is finally here on the iPhone XR. Now, for the front facing cameras, we’ve got seven megapixels on both, both with f 2.2 aperture. But once again, because of the newer internals, you
should be getting better selfies on the iPhone XR. You’ve also got a portrait mode on both. In my experience, it hasn’t worked too well on the iPhone X. It isn’t doing a great job of edge detection. This should be improved on the iPhone XR. And you can also adjust the black after the fact. This is something that you can’t do on the iPhone X. As with the rear facing camera, the front facing camera on the XR also supports smart HDR and you’ve got 1080p at 60 frames a second on the XR.You’ve got 1080p at 30 frames a second on the X. Now moving onto audio, both devices do have stereo speakers, so you’ve got one in the ear piece and one bottom firing. Neither of them have a 3.5 meter headphone jack. However, on the X, you do get the dongle out of the box. This is the lightning to 3.5 meter dongle. This is something that Apple are no longer going to be including in their newer handsets, so it’s just something to bear in mind if you do have some 3.5 meter headphones that you want to use with your new iPhone XR. You are going to have to buy the dongles separately. It’s not going to come out of the box like it did with the X. Now the XR also has dual SIM functionalities, so this is a expanded nano-SIM as well as an eSIM.So this is going to allow you to be on two different carriers, potentially, at the same time. Very beneficial if you’re roaming, if you’re out and about. You can have your home number as well as an additional number wherever you are. So that is definitely quite useful. This is something that’s not available on the iPhone X. When it comes to the battery, Apple specified the exact size of the iPhone XR battery. Somebody is going to have to pop it open to check inside exactly what the linear powers of the XR are. Now, from what we’ve seen so far, the XR should give you better battery life compared to the iPhone X. And, in comparison to the iPhone 8 plus, Apple is saying you’re going to get up to 1.5 hours of more usage. What that usage is, Apple haven’t been very specific. But if you do consider that the resolution of the iPhone XR is much lower compared to the iPhone X or, plus, if you do pick up the iPhone X secondhand, it would’ve probably gone through lots of charge cycles.So you will be getting overall better battery life on the iPhone XR. Now, both devices do support fast charging. However, the fast charging does not come out of the box. And they both also support wireless charging,
which is great. Now, let’s talk about the price. The iPhone XR is going to be starting at £750 or $750. This is for the 64 gigabyte version. Now, for the iPhone X, when it initially released, it did come in at $1,000 or £1,000. However, now that it is a year old, Apple are not selling it directly anymore, so you will only be able to pick it up from resellers and it’s likely that we are going to see a price drop of around 20 percent, and, especially if you’re going to be picking it up from somebody else secondhand, you should be expecting to pay a very similar price to the iPhone XR. So if you are currently in the market for an iPhone, and you’re not sure which one of these to go for, I’d say it comes down to how important display is for you. If you are somebody who values a very nice display, then the iPhone X no doubt is going to be the better option.If you can get it for a similar price, you will be getting a much, much better display here on the iPhone X, as well as the optical zoom lens. So this is going to help with your zoom photography. This is something that you will not get on the iPhone XR. However, that aside, the iPhone XR is going to give you better performance because of the Apple A12 chip, which means it should also last you longer. So, if you buy it right now, it should last you maybe a year longer than the iPhone X, which is already a year old. Also, the new camera features. Of course, I want to test these out hands on, but they should also be very beneficial, including the better battery life.That’s what I think, anyway. What do you guys think of the differences between the iPhone X and the iPhone XR? Definitely drop me a comment below and let me know. I hope viewed this video and find it useful. If you did, then do hit that thumbs up button for me and you just helped me out. If you haven’t already, then be sure to subscribe and switch on notifications. We’ll have lots more iPhone content coming up here on the channel. Thanks for watching. This is Saf on SuperSafTV. And I’ll see you next time. (upbeat music) .