iPhone XR benchmarks: As fast as the iPhone XS with longer battery life

“When we took a look at the iPhone XS and XS Max performance in September, we confirmed what we expected: They are not only the fastest iPhones ever made, but the fastest phones, period,” Jason Cross reports for Macworld. “Apple’s A12 Bionic just crushes every other phone processor.”

“There’s no one synthetic benchmark that is perfectly comparable across platforms, but Geekbench 4 comes about as close as you can get,” Cross reports. “The iPhone XR is right in line with the XS and XS Max—easily within a margin of error of a couple of percentage points.”

In battery life testing, “the iPhone XS Max lasts for about an hour more screen-on time than the iPhone XS,” Cross reports. “The iPhone XR ran 19 minutes longer than the iPhone XS Max, and more than an hour longer than the iPhone XS. In a real-world scenario (i.e. not running benchmarks nonstop), that will likely translate into about 30-45 minutes more screen-on time than the iPhone XS Max and two hours more than the iPhone XS, depending on how you use your phone. The iPhone XR holds a charge better than any other iPhone ever made.”

iPhone Xr comes in six new finishes: white, black, blue, yellow, coral and (PRODUCT)RED.
Apple’s A12 Bionic-powered iPhone Xr comes in six new finishes: white, black, blue, yellow, coral and (PRODUCT)RED.

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MacDailyNews Take: That Liquid Retina LCD in the iPhoen XR sips power compared to the OLED displays, as gorgeous as they are, int he iPhone Xs and iPhone Xs Max.


  1. I’ve got an iPhone Xr and whilst I’m not 100% sold on FaceID (way better 90%+ of the time, annoying the rest) it’s amazing.

    I was actually tempted to do without a case, but as I’d already ordered one I am now using one (thankfully because a week after I got it someone knocked it out of my hand onto a tile floor) and with the bezel it actually gives it a very robust (not chunky, but solid) look. Whilst the notch isn’t great (I don’t think I’d be bothered by a bezel and a full width menubar allowing stuff that used to be visible to remain so) but it’s certainly not an annoyance in use. For the money I really don’t see why I’d buy an Xs.

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