iPhones XR, XS and XS max

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In 2018, Apple has made it a difficult choice for its loyal customer to choose between not one, not two but THREE new iPhones. Yes, three; the iPhone XR, iPhone XS and the iPhone XS Max. If you’re wanting to spend your dollars on any of these three models but can’t decide which one. We’re here to break the specifics down for you.

As far as performance is concerned, it is not possible to split the three. Yes, all three 2018 models use the same A12 Bionic Processor which is a real powerhouse as compared to older versions of the iPhone. The internal storage options of the iPhone XS and XS Max version are the same – 64GB, 256GB or 512GB – whereas the iPhone XR comes with either 64GB, 128GB or 256GB. There is a minor difference in the RAM too where the iPhone XS versions support a 4GB RAM and the XR version has a 3GB RAM meaning the XS versions will be slightly better at operating multiple apps at once but other than that, there is not much noticeable difference.

The A12 Bionic Processor is the first mobile processor which is built using a 7nm process and it contains 6 cores to split the workload and it is claimed to be 15% faster than the older generation. In addition to that, it uses 40% less energy which leaves little room for you to complain about the battery usage of the new phones.

All three models have wireless and fast charging using Apple’s fast charger which you have to purchase separately as the phones initially come with a standard slow charger. Out of the three, as far as battery consumption is concerned, the iPhone XR has come out with the best results.


The iPhone XS and XS Max support the same dual-lens camera. Whichever you choose, you get a dual 12-megapixel f/1.8 aperture wide-angle, and f/2.4 aperture telephoto lenses, which provide a 2x optical zoom and portrait mode bokeh shots. The iPhone XR has the same front camera, yet it has only a single lens 12-megapixel camera on the back, with an f/1.8 aperture and no optical zoom. In this category, the iPhone XS versions outperform the iPhone XR.

The three new versions all use iOS 12 and will be upgradable to future versions. Since all of them support the same processor, any difference in performance is highly unlikely. Thus, this category is a tie between the three devices. As far as the price tags are concerned, this is where things sat to change a little. The iPhone XR is by far the cheapest of the lot starting from $750 whereas the iPhone XS Max stands as the heaviest on anyone’s pocket at a staggering $1,100.

All and all, the three new versions are delightful. If you’re looking to own the best phone in the market, go for the iPhone XS. If you’re looking for a good phone on a budget, the iPhone XR is your best friend.

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