iPhone 8 Plus vs iPhone XR – Which Should You Choose?

iPhone 8 Plus vs iPhone XR – Which Should You Choose?


hi everyone Aaron here for ZolloTech in
the iPhone 8 plus and the iPhone XR are both great devices and if you’re
trying to decide which one you should choose hopefully this video will make it
a little bit easier now this video is going to be kind of lengthy and if
there’s something specific that you’re interested in that I’m covering here
such as price design speed I’ll leave links to where I cover those different
things in the description so you can jump around if you don’t want to watch
the whole video in its entirety so the first thing are the color availability
with the iPhone 8 plus we have three different colors that are currently
available we have space grey silver and gold and this is the space grey one and
also there was a product red edition but if you want that you’d have to find one
of those used now with the iPhone XR we have more color choices and this one
is the product right edition but we have white black blue yellow coral and
product red as far as the color options they may change this in the future but
that’s what’s currently available now when it comes to price the iPhone 8 plus
comes in it with two different options currently at $699 for 64 gigabytes of
storage and $849 for 256 gigabytes of storage when it comes to the iPhone XR
we have $749 for 64 gigabytes of storage $799 for 128 gigabytes of storage and
$899 for 256 gigabytes of storage now many times you can get these phones at
reduced prices and many deals especially with a trade-in deal Apple is being
quite aggressive with the iPhone XR as far as trying to sell these at this
point so you can get a really good deal on one of these right now now as far as
the design is concerned both are aluminum
you’ll see the outside edges are aluminum on both of them and they’re
very similar in design it’s your classic iPhone design you’ve got your power
sleep/wake button on the right the iPhone XR sleep/wake button is a
little bit bigger and the SIM card tray slots are a little bit different as far
as where they’re located on the XR it’s in the bottom right on the 8 plus it’s
about halfway down on the right on the bottom there’s a microphone and speaker
and also your lightning port in the middle they look very similar there and
then on the other side of course you have your volume and your
your vibrate or silent switch on both of them there’s nothing on the top and
neither one of them have a headphone jack so you won’t have that available
but you do have an adapter that goes from lightning to headphone if you need
it or you can use wireless air pods or other bluetooth headphones
both of them have IP 67 ratings that means that they can be submersed in
water but does not mean you can swim with them that will damage them and
Apple will not cover water damage so make sure you’re not swimming with them
without a waterproof case as it’s meant to keep the phone working through maybe
mishaps and things like that now the eighth plus is the classic design the
front is what we’re used to from years of using iPhones we’ve got touch ID on
the bottom it works nice and fast you’ll see it unlocks quickly we have bezels on
the top and bottom and it’s just the classic design at this point and touch
ID is nice and fast but face ID is what’s newer on the newer devices and on
the XR it’s nice and fast if I lock it and
unlock it here you’ll see it’s unlocked already we can do that again look at it
it unlocks and you’re good to go so when it comes to filling in passwords face ID
is a little bit better it just kind of seems to work by you staring at the
screen but when it comes to waking up in the morning you have to stare at the
screen as long as you have the high security on you have to open both eyes
and if the screens bright it’s a little hard to see so it times like that it can
be a pain but most of the time face ID is going to be better for most although
touch ID is more convenient for some people just depends on your preference
both are good though now when it comes to the displays this is where they get a
little bit interesting on the iPhone 8 plus we have a 5.5 inch retina HD
display it’s 1920 by 1080 with 401 pixels per
inch it has a 1,300 to 1 contrast ratio on the iPhone XR it’s a little bit
different they call it 6.1 inches because it’s kind of bezel-less or
thinner bezels and corner to corner is where they’re measuring from the bottom
left to the top right it’s a 6.1 inch liquid Retina Display
1792 by 828 with 326 pixels per inch however the iPhone XR
a better contrast ratio at 1,400 to one have great viewing angles you won’t have
any issues there and both of them look pretty good overall the only time I’ve
ever heard anyone say anything about the XR is around the corners so even though
the resolution is a little bit lower the pixel density is high enough where you
can’t see the pixels and side by side with an iPhone 8 plus it looks pretty
much the same although when you’re playing a youtube video you’re going to
see it scaled on the iPhone XR now both of these displays have true tone so
if we go to the display settings they both have true tone if I turn that on
you’ll see that it tries to make the whites sort of like paper white I prefer
to leave it off most of the time it doesn’t seem to change the power or
anything like that as far as what it’s using battery wise but overall if you
want accuracy you want to leave true tone off now also both of them have a p3
wide color gamut that means they are kind of HDR displays but they don’t let
you swatch HDR on YouTube so if you have that you won’t be able to see it they
also go to the same brightness so if we turn the brightness up here it’ll kind
of be too bright for this display but you get the idea they’re both equally
bright as far as that goes and they look great in most situations outside-inside
it doesn’t really matter iPhone 8 plus still has 3d touch where
the iPhone XR has haptic touch and you’ll see the icon when you try in 3d
touch it it doesn’t do anything however notifications do have peek and
pop with haptic touch you’ll see if you press on it it will open up and also if
you go into the control center you get the same sorts of menus so if you 3d
press or haptic press on these different icons you’ll be able to adjust things as
well as far as the weight of both of them
while the eight-plus is a little bit bigger it is slightly heavier at 7.13
ounces the iPhone XR is six point eight four ounces in the hand they both
feel really good I prefer the XR in the hand it’s got a little bit nicer
feel I think it’s kind of the perfect size even though I have really large
hands once you get a case on an 8 plus it makes it that much bigger so you do
have that also they both have wireless charging they’ll charge at the same
speed you can sort of fast charge them a macbook charger overall you’re going
to get similar charging speeds when it comes to the actual size of the battery
the battery in the XR is 2942 milliamp hours where the eight plus is two
thousand six hundred and ninety one milliamp hours and because the iphone XR is pushing less pixels the screen is lower resolution it actually gets a
little bit better battery life because you’re not pushing as many pixels the
processor doesn’t have to work as hard and it seems like throughout the day the
XR seems to last a little bit longer either one of them or both of them are
going to get 5 to 6 hours of screen on time normally and easily get you through
a day today and a half if you’re a heavy user you may have to charge it in the
afternoon but for the most part you’re going to get through the day without a
problem now both have stereo speakers and it’s hard to convey here in this
video but the XR has a better stereo sound both of them have speakers at the
top and the bottom and it sort of fires out the bottom and the top and then its
widest stereo so the XR sounds better and it also looks a little bit better
when watching widescreen video so let me show you that on both displays you can
see I have the same video this is a video I created and on the right it
fills more of the display on the left it kind of letterboxes it around
neither of them look bad but you do get a little bit nicer display on the XR
when it comes to larger video you can also fill the screen here but then
you’re going to see the notch that you get on this one so that’s kind of a pain
if that’s something that bothers you and that’s another thing that comes with the
display is that not a lot of you either are indifferent to the notch or hate the
notch and it’s something that you’re either not going to mind or it’s going
to drive you crazy but either of them I think are good as far as the display is
concerned now if we talk about the internals the iPhone 8 plus has last
years a 11 Bionic processor whereas the XR has the a 12 Bionic processor with
the next general engine it’s supposedly much much faster however in day-to-day
use you’re not really going to notice a difference in fact let’s run a couple
tests here let’s open minecraft and this is just a simple game that we can create
a little world in where it has to do a little bit more
be processing and let me show you what I mean so if we hit play will create a new
world create a new world and then we’ll click create or tap create and you’ll
see that they’re going to be very fast both of them here you’ll see the XR
went really quick the eight plus is going nice and quick and let’s see what
happens and you’ll see the eight plus actually finished a little bit before
and that’s usually because the processor will ramp up to its fullest speed more
quickly on the eight plus for some reason and there’s been some concern
about that but it’s not anything that most people are going to notice you’re
talking one to two seconds difference and most of the time you’re going to see
that they’re both ridiculously fast if we’re doing a more processor intensive
task such as editing 4k video so if I do something like iMovie iMovie will go
into my movie here well let’s create a new one we’ll create a new movie and
what we’re going to do is export 4k video and the reason I do this is
because that’s probably the most processor intensive thing you can do is
export 4k video so let me set up a movie and we’ll export it and see which one
finishes first and that should really tax the processor so you can see I have
the same video on both devices 6 minutes and 52 seconds as far as its
length is concerned this is just a side view of one of the case videos I did
that I recorded with an iPhone so this is 4k 60 frames per second video and let
me bring over a timer and we’ll use the iPhone X as a timer here and let’s
spread these out a little bit we’ll hit done then we’ll export here we’ll hit
save and you’ll see it says 4k so let’s see if we can hit these at the same time
and then I’ll speed this up so you don’t have to wait around and we’ll see how
quickly it actually compresses and let’s see what it does now keep in mind it’s
about seven minutes almost for the video and usually this is going to take about
seven minutes to export so let’s see what it does you’ll see it took over three minutes
longer for the iPhone XR to complete the same exact task now I’ve found this
to be true in multiple tests I’ve run so I’ve run this on longer videos and the
ten are always seems to be slower than the a 11 Bionic for some reason so
that’s also true of the XS and XS Max so there’s something there when it comes
to video encoding and as far as the temperature of the phones they’re barely
warm to the touch maybe a little bit right here on the eighth and I don’t
feel any heat whatsoever on the a12 processor on the XR so that’s pretty
impressive as far as the speed is concerned that’s pushing the phones
about as hard as you’re gonna push them and that hopefully isn’t a concern for
too many people I’ve seen in a 15 minute long video where the XR was about a
minute or two slower so it just depends what you’re doing now the next thing is
the cameras the cameras on them are both very good in fact the XR just won an
award for being the best single camera on the market although there’s not a ton
of single cameras out there but this one is a 12 megapixel optically image
stabilized camera as is the 8 plus and the 8 plus camera is not as good as the
XR as far as for photos and video they both do 4k 60 as far as their video
recording capability but when it comes to zoom of course you’ve got that extra
lens on the 8 plus however that zoom verse digital zoom on the XR isn’t as
different as you think in the picture that I’m showing here you’ll see it’s
going to be slightly different but not as much as you would think when it comes
to that because the XR has a new sensor and it’s using machine learning
to do some of that it actually can look the same or better in some cases and in
some other cases the 8 plus will actually use the cameras digital zoom
over the the optical zoom if it think it can thinks it can do a little bit better
job now also if you’re taking a portrait photo and you’re using the dual cameras
for that you can take portrait photos with the 8 plus using whatever you’d
like you could take a portrait photo of the iPhone and get a little bit of depth
of field if maybe I can do this here yeah that’s telling me to move further
way but you can get a little bit more depth of field that way but on the XR
you can only do depth of field with people so it says no person detected so
keep that in mind if that’s something you take a lot of portrait photos
although I don’t find I use it too much if we go back to photo or portrait
you’ll see we can’t use the forward facing camera on the 8 plus for a
portrait because it doesn’t have that depth sensor the true depth sensor that
the XR has so we can flip this around use the portrait mode and we can just do
normal photos on the 8 plus so we have that ability but we can do portrait mode
and adjust the f-stop or the aperture in the upper right here on the XR so
that’s a little bit better when it comes to the forward-facing camera they’re
both good when it comes to photos but it comes to portraits they’re not the same
also with the XR you can do things like MIMO G or an emoji and while I find I
very rarely use this it is the out there is the option to use this and you can
use it if you want to do that so you can’t do that with the 8 plus and that’s
pretty much it when it comes to both of these devices they’re both really good
and they’re both similarly priced so hopefully that helps you decide which
one you would pick a little bit better and I think they’re both great you can’t
go wrong with either one and Apple will continue to update both of them for
years to come I’m sure but you just won’t have some of the features and the
swipe gestures that you have on the iPhone XR the speed and everything
is very comparable like I’ve shown you and I think you’ll be happy with either
one let me know which one you would choose in the comments below if you’d
like to get your hands on the wallpaper that will be linked in the description
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thanks for watching this is Aaron I’ll see you next time

100 thoughts on “iPhone 8 Plus vs iPhone XR – Which Should You Choose?

  1. I had a 7 plus and I now have the xr in coral. I like the color and the screen BUT the camera on my 7 plus took pictures better. The xr selfie camera is zoomed in and has a kind of blurry beauty filter? Idk I don’t like it.

  2. I really like the Iphone 8 plus because its waterproof but I feel like the IPhone XR is better..

  3. only the screen resolution is keeping me away to but xr

  4. I got the 128gb product red version(iPhone XR). Loving the phone btw. Upgraded from the iPhone 7 Plus last week 😂.

  5. Hey Aaron,

    Levone here, Your video did help me choose the iPhone 8 Plus 256gb.
    Thanks for all your videos and keep them coming!!!!

    Levone.

  6. For someone who has the iPhone 7 right now, what would you guys suggest upgrading to? I LOVE my iPhone 7 so much so was unsure about the new layout on the XR..

  7. Unlike 8p, XR cannot unlock when you place it at landscape mode.

  8. I got a new (with a small hairline crack on the back screen) iPhone 8 Plus 256gb for $350 off eBay

  9. I have currently and I love the rounded corners compares to square corners.

  10. this is becouse the developers will fix it later

  11. iphone 8 plus is so big and wide its pretty uncomfortable to use it with one hand.. i hate it.. i’ll stick with the 8 till i can upgrade to the X.

  12. As of right now, the best iPhone on the market for the money is the iPhone 8/8 Plus. The X series are great, but until the 11/11 Pro come out they will continue to be expensive. The 8 series are fantastic phones. I have the 8 Plus and I love it.

  13. Where did u get that wallpaper

  14. 8:59 and you are telling me that you can't see the difference? Notch lovers? Seriously. Drop down indicator/icon completely blocked off by the notch. Baffles the mind to think notches are accepted by the masses. I guess it's ignorance.

  15. How come for my iPhone 8 Plus I have to hold and shake it instead of just holding it

  16. i use to have the 8+ and it was just as good as the xr, but i got the xr for camera quality. i do recommend the 8+ if you arent a big camera user and you don't wanna be called rich lmao

  17. 6s here lol 😂

  18. Which one should I buy?

  19. Well is the display better than the 6 then?

  20. 8

  21. Xr looks like Android device without apple logo and iOS. iPhone 8 is the better choice if the two isn’t that far from performance and 8plus has telephoto too even though xr has this front camera portrait feature. 8plus anytime

  22. i want full screen but i still don't know which one should i get…. i really need a nice camera tho.. help me choose

  23. How can you people in the comments say one is better than the other if you haven’t owed both for at least a few weeks?

  24. I keep watching about iPhone XR videos but still have no clue which one to get lol

  25. Get xs like me

  26. Just get a Samsung with better specs and everything but cheaper

  27. This phone will be discontinued.. iPhone 10r that is.

  28. 11 pro max is what I choose

  29. The red iPhone XR looks so beautiful

  30. Motorola users were ya at

  31. I’m here because Apple lowered iPhone 8 Plus to 400 and thinking about buying it #iphone6splusgang

  32. Brother Which one you choose ?
    We also need to know as your subscriber

  33. Absolutely fantastic video: easy to follow, very informative and to the point! Just pulled the trigger on an 8+ / 256 GB now that Apple has dropped the price by almost 20% (iPhone 11 is out). This video just reassured me in having made the right decision. Thanks for the great job!

  34. iPhone 6s gang 😭😭

  35. I don't know which to get

  36. I have hardly ever seen such a good relevant info video. Huge thank You!

  37. I have the 8 plus and it is great!

  38. i’m having a crisis over here, i still don’t know what to get the only thing stopping me from getting the xr is the 3d touch and the fact that you can’t take portrait pictures with your pets. although the 8 plus and it’s camera & display isn’t so bad… someone help me

  39. i have the blue iphone xr and i want to trade it in for the gold 8 plus i just think it would be better (pLz DoNt ComE foR mEh) i just like it more and i cant ever got a good case because the color cant mach with most thing and the 8 would mach better with cases and i miss my home button but i still dont know what to do and i use to have a seven plus so im fine with big phones

  40. I gonna take for iphone 8 plus..Still its worth it..Any one answer me

  41. I can get the 8 plus from my mom for €300 or should I get the xr?

  42. I’m upgrading for my b day from a 6s, which should I get? XR or 8+????

  43. i wouldn’t want to get the iphone 8/plus cause the battery does go down the fastest due to the good quality and display on the phone,, which wastes battery and battery is a big thing for me

  44. If only the se had the rose gold color of the 8plus 😢

  45. Should I get xr or iPhone X ?

  46. I prefer the 8 plus, but concerned about the size once it goes into an Otterbox case. I love my 6s, but after 3 1/2 years and 16gb it's time to move on.

  47. I have the iphone 8. Is the 8 plus better?

  48. No notch is my iphone of choice. After 2 years it’s still going strong and it has better screen resolutions. The 8+ is all the phone you will need, the best iphone ever made and this one Im getting again since Apple still offers it.

  49. Even though there aren’t any major differences with theses two phones I think for just $50 more the xr is the better option for $50 more you are getting a better battery life, bigger display, Face ID which I prefer over Touch ID since my finger prints are always dirty, A12 Bionic chip and more long term updates I think the xr is the better choice if your looking for a new phone

  50. Buy the iPhone 8 Plus. The price is lower, the screen is bigger, it has a home button and also it has dual lens camera.So why don’t you buy the iPhone 8 Plus? Also, trust me, I have used both phones as an experiment and my analysis says that one should definitely go for the iPhone 8 Plus. Thanks!Also, the iPhone 10r feels cheap on hand.The iPhone 8 Plus feels more premium on hand!.

  51. Very good review. Are the whites really neutral? I like that a lot. Thanx a lot for your kind review.

  52. I have a 6s right now should I upgrade to 8 plus and wait for iPhone 12? The iPhone 11 is something I don’t want right now

  53. I chose Xr

  54. I’ve made my decision to get the iPhone 8+ if my parents allow me to get it aha

  55. If you have an 8 plus in good condition and want to switch to an XR, you can trade it in and get the XR for 300$

  56. Put your ✋🏽 up if you are confused ✋🏽✋🏽✋🏽✋🏽✋🏽✋🏽✋🏽✋🏽✋🏽

  57. How long will the iPhone 8 Plus be supported by?

  58. I am going to buy a ios device for a first time so can anyone suggest me which one to buy 8plus or xr?

  59. Watching this with my iPhone XR red

  60. Compare to 8 plus XR is simply superb 😎, coz camera and battery😎…

  61. I myself have an Xr (after one year still thrilled with it) but was searching for info on an 8, Xr, or 11 for an iPhone-less friend… 
    This was one of the best comparisons – most clear – I've seen on YouTube (among others MacRumors and Cnet). Thank you so much!

  62. 8 PLUS dual camera

  63. I’m 11 and I also have the 8+ WHY OLDERS HAVE LIKE iPhone 7,6.8.5 I’m younger to 8+ I should get iPod LOL

  64. Im currently happy with my iph8 plus red edition🙂🙃

  65. Do you have any videos on just the iPhone XR?

  66. The 8👍🏻

  67. I have a 6 and thinking to upgrade. I think the 8 plus is within budget better than the XR, and I'd love to see it with IOS 13 running. I think I'll have 2 more years of upgrades?

  68. This is my sister’s dilemma right now. Trying to decide if she wants the 8 plus or XR. I’m trying my best to persuade her to get the 8 plus cause I don’t want her to get an XR like me 😂 😂

  69. I don’t know anymore.

  70. Awesome review. To be honest, I want them both. I'm due for a upgrade and "STILL" don't know which one to get ?

    (UPDATE) I’m now using the XR RED. Wow 🤩 the phone is absolutely beautiful.

  71. Don't know what to get a iPhone 8 or iPhone XR pls help

  72. IPhone 8plus have a biggest body and xr have big screen

  73. I have the XR and it is horrible I’m never getting it again

  74. What should i buy iphone xr or iphone 8?

  75. Why is my iPhone 8 Plus more expensive than the Xr? I’m Malaysia I bought my iPhone 8 Plus in 2018 and it costed me about 3600 rpm and now in Lazada at Malaysia it only costs about 2500 rm…

    WHY?????

  76. iPhone XR users where u out 🙋🏾‍♀️

  77. How stupid am I for choosing a 6s plus over an 8 plus

  78. iphone xr is better

  79. i dont have a phone and i choose iphone xr

  80. I have the 8 Plus; very happy.

  81. Y does the red xr always say (product)™️

  82. Now the xr has “3D touch”

  83. I choose neither, because the 6S, X, 11 are miles better in premium quality.

  84. I watch a lotta porn. Notch on the XR is no bueno.

  85. hello

  86. Why is XR smaller then 8 plus?

  87. Well I'm getting an 8 plus . Cuz I'm sick of Samsung using my info . 😑😖

  88. For me the iPhone 8 Plus is the best in the world 🌎😍😍😍😍

  89. I'll just stick with the 8plus for now. And then upgrade to the 11

  90. XR!!!

  91. iPhone XR all day

  92. the answer is obvious iphone 393902

  93. Xr bigger screen smaller phone easy choice, plus you finally get rid of the dreaded iPhone button that start going faulty after a year and a half

  94. Pls help! Should I get the iPhone 8 plus? I have the XR now…

  95. XR i have one

  96. 8+👍🏽

  97. 8 plus is cheaper and better quality

  98. Is there an gmail in iPhone xr?

  99. None of these have the headphone jack which is something I don't want to give up.

  100. I'm moving on from my iPhone 6S, should I get the 8 Plus or the XR?

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