iPhone 11 vs iPhone XR Review – Should You Upgrade?

Published on September 29, 2019

Recently Apple releases its new iPhone series iPhone 11, iPhone 11 Pro, and iPhone 11 Pro Max. This series was released in the month of September 2019 whereas in last year Apple released iPhone X Series, iPhone XR, iPhone XS, and iPhone XS Max.

Here we compare two iPhones i.e. iPhone 11 vs iPhone XR, both come with a variety of colors where have the same size. Obviously, Apple has brought new features in iPhone 11  however, the phone has same features, that of iPhone XR, to a larger extent. In this article, we will further compare the detailed specifications of iPhone XR and iPhone 11 and will find that is the iPhone 11 really an upgraded version of the iPhone XR?


As we discussed above Apple introduced both iPhone 11 and iPhone XR with the same size and almost similar design. It comes with a number of colors with Aluminium frame body and screen is protected with rear gorilla glass on the front and backside. They are also same in screen display as Apple offers the same notch in iPhone 11 which we also saw in previous year model iPhone XR. Moreover, iPhone 11 and XR are same in weight and dimensions.

  • iPhone XR 150.9 x 75.7 x 8.3mm, 194g
  • iPhone 11 150.9 x 75.7 x 8.3mm, 194g


In iPhone 11 apple introduced his latest processor chip A13 that comes with 2nd Generation Bionic chip and Neural Engine. And in another side iPhone XR powered by Apple A12 Bionic 2nd Generation chip, and Neural Engine.

In iPhone 11 apple increase Ram capacity from iPhone XR by 1 GB, iPhone 11 comes with 4GB ram, and iPhone XR comes with 3GB. And both iPhone comes with same storage variants

  • 64GB
  • 256GB
  • 512GB


In new iPhone 11, apple improve water resistance capability, they were introduced IP68 rated, that will be secured iPhone 11 in water up to two-meter for 30 minutes. In iPhone XR, Apple introduced IP67 water-resistant rated that prevents iPhone XR in water for 1 meter for 30 minutes.


Rear Camera

As we talk about back camera apple introduces a dual-rear camera in iPhone 11. Both cameras are 12 MP with ultra wide and wide night mode. And auto focusing the objects with ultra-wide f/2.4 aperture. Also including image optical stabilization feature and 2x optical zoom out and digital zoom up to 5x. In portrait mode, apple introduced advanced bokeh and Depth Control, and addition of Brighter True Tone flash with Slow Sync. Additionally, Portrait Lighting with six effects (Natural, Studio, Contour, Stage, Stage Mono, High‑Key Mono), and Next-generation Smart HDR for photos.

In iPhone XR there is the only a single rear camera of 12 MP with wide f/1.8 aperture, and image optical stabilization with 5x digital zoom. As portrait mode they also include advanced bokeh and depth control with portrait lighting with three effects (Natural, studio, and contour).

Front Camera

In iPhone XR apple introduce 7MP front camera with f/2.2 aperture and 1080p high definition video recording up to 60fps. And in iPhone 11 apple introduce 12MP front camera with f/2.2 aperture and 4K high definition video recording up to 60 fps.


In iPhone 11 and iPhone XR apple adding same sensor used that is mentioned below.

  • Accelerometer
  • Three-axis gyro
  • Ambient light sensor
  • Proximity sensor
  • Barometer


As for battery performance in iPhone 11, there is little bit change as compare to iPhone XR mentioned below.

  • Video playback up to 17 hours
  • 1 hour longer than iPhone XR
  • Video playback (streamed) up to 10 hour

Most of the power and battery feature are same in both iPhone XR, and iPhone 11 these are:

  • Built-in rechargeable lithium‑ion battery
  • Audio playback: Up to 65 hours
  • Charging via USB to a computer system or power adapter
  • Wireless charging11
  • Fast-charge capable up to 50% charge in 30 minutes with 18W adapters or higher (sold separately)
  • 18W adapter included


In-display aspects, the apple didn’t upgrade display in iPhone 11 as compare to iPhone XR. Both iPhones are the same display specifications that are mentioned below.

  • Liquid Retina HD display
  • 1792-by-828-pixel resolution at 326 ppi
  • 1-inch (diagonal) all-screen LCD Multi‑Touch display with IPS technology
  • True Tone display
  • 1400:1 contrast ratio (typical)
  • Haptic Touch
  • Wide color display (P3)
  • 625 nits max brightness (typical)


In a comparison of iPhone 11 vs iPhone XR apple introduced embedded sim technology and both are support dual-sim, one is a physical sim and the other one is e-sim.

Final Words

In our point view, iPhone 11 is one of the best options and if you are Apple lover then you must have to switch to iPhone 11. Its comes with pretty well camera features as well as battery performance and design. iPhone 11 comes with the Price of $699 that is the reasonable price as compared to iPhone XR that came at $749.

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