iPhone XR vs iPhone 11: Which is Best to Buy?

iPhone XR vs iPhone 11

We’re going to cover everything from price, speed, cameras, and everything else.

Price and Storage

iPhone XR

iPhone 11

The XR starts at $5.99 and goes to $649 and these are prices in the United States, it may vary depending on where you live. Now the XR is available in 64 or 128 gigabytes of storage. It comes in white black, blue, yellow, coral, and red. iPhone 11 starts at $6.99 and goes all the way to $849. It has 64, 128, and 256 gigabytes storage options. It comes in white, black, green, yellow, purple, and red. The green color is a new color for this year.

iPhone XR vs iPhone 11 - Price and Storage

Design, Size, and build

When it comes to the actual size and build of the phones, they’re absolutely identical as far as size. They have an aluminum ring around the outside edge and all buttons are in the exact same place.

iPhone XR vs iPhone 11 - Design, size and build


It also have the exact same weight. They come in at 6.84 ounces or 194 grams. Both are identical that way. Now on the back, that’s the only way you can really tell the difference. They’ve moved the Apple logo in the newer phones to the middle and gotten rid of the word iPhone.

iPhone XR vs iPhone 11 - Weight


They’re both 6.1-inch liquid Retina displays. They have a resolution of 1792×828 – 326PPI. That’s exactly the same pixel density as an iPhone 8.

Some people say they’re 720p displays, they’re actually in between 720p and 1080p and you cannot see the pixels. And this is the best LCD display on the market. There’s no difference between in two and you can still watch 1080p YouTube videos.

If you’re coming from an iPhone 8 or 8 plus and considering those phones. These displays will be just as good if not better as far as viewing angles and they go bright in sunlight.

Both of these phones have a haptic touch that means the display is not pressure sensitive.

iPhone XR vs iPhone 11 - Display


iPhone XR

iPhone 11

We have the A12 Bionic processor that has three gigabytes of RAM and has the second-generation neural engine. It’s very fast. It’s not slow, I don’t think you’re going to find a problem as far as scrolling or opening apps. We have the newer A13 Bionic CPU with a third-generation neural core but 4 gigabytes of RAM. I really don’t see a difference in speed. That extra Ram could be used for anything from storage to processing photos and things like that.


iPhone XR

iPhone 11

The back cameras on both of these are quite good. On the XR we have a singular lens and this is a 12 megapixel with a 1.8 aperture. It also has a flash. The single-camera is quite good but we cannot do portrait modes of anything other than people, it will not allow you to do that.

On the iPhone XR, we have an 8-megapixel forward-facing camera that can record in 1080p/60 FPS.

iPhone 11 on the back has dual 12-megapixel sensors but we have an ultra-wide and a wide-angle lens. So the ultra-wide is an F 2.4 lens. Where the wide is an f 1.8 and you can do portrait modes of objects and things like that. And then also you have night mode and deep fusion. Now deep fusion allows you to get better photos during indoor lighting where it’s not great but it’s still not dark and then you’ve got night mode which works incredibly well in the dark.

iPhone 11, we have a new sensor that’s 12 megapixels with an F 2.2 lens that can do 4k/60 FPS.

iPhone XR vs iPhone 11 - Camera

Battery and charger

The batteries on both of these phones are quite good. The iPhone XR was the best until the iPhone 11 came out as far as iPhones are concerned.

The iPhone XR actually has a smaller 2942 milliamp power battery compared to the iPhone 11 which actually has a 3110 milliamp-hour battery. Now the larger battery and the newer processor has given about 30 to 60 minutes of extra screen on time.

The iPhone XR you can expect about seven hours of screen on time with normal usage. The iPhone 11 you can get seven to eight hours, it just depends on what you’re doing. If you’re a heavier user you’re going to get less, if you’re a light user you could get up to two days with the iPhone 11.

Both support fast charging but neither of them come with a fast charger in the box. So you’ll actually have to purchase that separately if you want that and both support wireless charging as well.


They both have a really good sound. You’ve got really well-projected sound out of both sides. You’ve got a speaker on the top and on the bottom on both of them and they’re both clear. I would say the iPhone 11 pros are definitely better but the iPhone 11 you’re really not going to see much the difference between the XR and 11 as far as speakers are concerned.


If you don’t care about the cameras and that 30 to 60 minutes of battery life, go with the iPhone XR because you’re saving a little bit of money. But if you want the latest as far as cameras go and it is a big leap when it comes to cameras I would get the iPhone 11.

iPhone XR vs iPhone 11 - Specifications