5 iPhone 7 Plus Has a Dual-Lens Camera, XR Doesn’t
Arguably, one of the biggest compromises that the iPhone XR makes is its retention of a single-lens camera system. That may not be a deal breaker for every user, but it does come with several tradeoffs in picture quality.
Despite advances in computational photography, the iPhone 7 Plus will still take higher-resolution pictures. Not only that, but the iPhone 7 Plus has a 2x optical zoom lens — which results in objectively better picture quality when zoomed-in. The iPhone XR, by contrast, only has digital zoom which distorts zoomed image quality right off-the-bat.