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The differences between all Apple iPhone models

There are quite a few different iPhone models currently available. That's great, but now there's even more to choose from when you want to buy an iPhone. Don't have any idea which model is right for you? We get it. That's why we'll list all the models for you.

Compare all iPhone models

iPhone SE iPhone 11 Pro (Max) iPhone 11 iPhone Xs (Max) iPhone Xr iPhone X iPhone 8 (Plus) iPhone 7 (Plus)
Screen quality Good Excellent Good Very good Standard Very good Good Mediocre
Camera quality Standard Very good Good Good Good Good Standard Standard
Battery life according to customers Good Excellent Excellent Good Very good Good Good Standard
Year introduced 2020 2019 2019 2018 2018 2017 2017 2016
Unlock Touch ID Face ID Face ID Face ID Face ID Face ID Touch ID Touch ID
Processor A13 Bionic chip A13 Bionic chip A13 Bionic chip A12 Bionic chip A12 Bionic chip A11 Bionic chip A11 Bionic chip A10 Fusion chip
Storage capacity 64, 128, or 256GB 64, 256 or 512GB 64, 128, or 256GB 64, 256 or 512GB 64, 128, or 256GB 64, 256 or 512GB 64 or 256GB 32 or 128GB

iPhone SE: compact and powerful

iPhone SE White

The iPhone SE is the best choice if you're looking for a small powerhouse. It has the same fast A13 processor as the iPhone 11 Pro, so you can navigate at lightning speed. At the same time, it has the compact size of the iPhone 8. Simply put it in your pocket and you'll be able to control it with one hand without problems. The device keeps Apple affordable thanks to the classic design with bezels and TouchID. In addition, the iPhone SE has a 4.7-inch LCD screen, which is also a lot more affordable than the OLED screen of its big brothers.

iPhone 11 and 11 Pro

iPhone 11 Pro Midnight Green

iPhone 11 Pro (Max): the first iPhone with a triple camera

The Apple iPhone 11 Pro carries that name for a reason. It's simply the best. The iPhone 11 Pro has the longest battery life, the most powerful A13 chip, and a new camera. In addition, the iPhone 11 Pro also has a triple camera. It has a 12-megapixel wide-angle, ultra-wide angle, and telephoto lens. You can also take the most beautiful photos in the dark, thanks to the new night mode. It comes in an exciting new color: Midnight Green.

iPhone 11 Green

iPhone 11: improved 12MP selfie camera

The Apple iPhone 11 is available in 6 striking colors, including mint green, lavender, and light yellow. The iPhone 11 has a dual camera system with a 12-megapixel wide-angle and ultra-wide angle camera. In addition, the selfie camera has also been improved. From now on, you can take razor-sharp selfies with the 12-megapixel camera. You can even take selfies in slow motion, which are called 'slowfies'. And thanks to the powerful A13 chip, you can do everything faster than ever before.

iPhone Xs and iPhone Xs Max

Apple iPhone Xs Gold

Apple iPhone Xs: powerful iPhone with dual camera

There isn't a single task the A12 Bionic chip can't handle. Like the iPhone X, the Apple iPhone Xs has a new, bezel-less design. You unlock it with Face ID, which is slightly faster than on the iPhone X. The Apple iPhone Xs has a 5.8-inch OLED Super Retina display and you can take the most beautiful photos with the dual camera. A new feature in portrait mode is that you can adjust the depth-of-field yourself, even after taking a photo. This way, photos taken in portrait mode will look even more professional.

Apple iPhone Xs Max Silver

Apple iPhone Xs Max: large screen and dual camera

The iPhone Xs got you excited, but you prefer a size bigger? It's possible! Instead of a 5.8-inch display, the Apple iPhone Xs Max has a 6.5-inch OLED Super Retina display. This is the largest screen in iPhone history. It's ideal if you love to watch movies and series on your iPhone or if you regularly edit photos and videos on your device. Afraid the iPhone Xs Max is too big? The iPhone Xs Max is about as large as the iPhone 8 Plus, which has a 5.5 inch screen. How is that possible, you ask? Because the edges are more narrow, you can fit more screen on the same size phone.

iPhone Xr and iPhone X

Apple iPhone Xr Yellow

Apple iPhone Xr: iPhone with the best battery life

Together with the iPhone Xs, Apple announced the iPhone Xr. Don't necessarily want the latest OLED Super Retina screen? In that case, the iPhone Xr is a good phone for you. Despite the iPhone Xr not having a dual camera, the pictures can compete with those made with the iPhone Xs. The iPhone Xr also has a portrait mode, and you can adjust the depth-of-field yourself. The iPhone Xr doesn't have an OLED screen, but it does have a Liquid Retina LCD screen. This is the most beautiful LCD screen on an iPhone yet. Thanks to this more affordable screen, you don't need to pay as much for an iPhone Xr. The most notable thing? The fact that you can choose from no less than 6 different colors.

Apple iPhone X Silver

Apple iPhone X: first iPhone with bezel-less design

The Apple iPhone X was the first iPhone with a completely new design: an edge-to-edge screen with round corners and no home button. Do you like the design, but don't want to pay the price of an iPhone Xs? Get this model instead. The iPhone X is the first iPhone with an OLED screen. This screen provides better contrasts and the brightest colors. Since the iPhone X doesn't have a home button, you no longer use your fingerprint to unlock your iPhone. What now? The iPhone X introduced Face ID, which lets you unlock your iPhone just by looking at it. In addition, you can take the most beautiful pictures, and portrait mode works for both the front and rear camera.

iPhone 8 (Plus) and iPhone 7 (Plus)

Apple iPhone 8 (Plus) Gold

Apple iPhone 8 (Plus): the first wirelessly rechargeable iPhone

Together with the iPhone X, Apple announced the iPhone 8 (Plus). The iPhone 8 (Plus) is the successor to the iPhone 7, and it's the last iPhone available with the recognizable 'familiar' iPhone design with the home button. One difference with the iPhone 7 is that the back of the iPhone 8 is made of glass instead of aluminum. The glass rear also allows for wireless charging, which wasn't possible before. The Apple iPhone 8 (Plus) is also the first iPhone with a True Tone screen. This means the white balance adjusts to the ambient light, so the colors always appear natural. And everything you do happens super fast, thanks to the A11 Bionic chip.

Apple iPhone 7 (Plus) Silver

Apple iPhone 7 (Plus): first iPhone with portrait mode

The appearance of the iPhone 7 (Plus) still looks a lot like the design of the iPhone 6s (Plus), but the iPhone 7 does have a number of new features. Perhaps the most notable was the lack of the familiar mini jack for your headphones. Lightning is the new main connector for peripherals, including your headphones. To connect your old headphones, you need to use a Lightning to mini jack connector. In addition, the iPhone 7 also received a new A10 Fusion chip and improved speakers. Do you love taking pictures? The iPhone 7 Plus is the first iPhone that introduced portrait mode. It was also the first iPhone with a dual camera.


Which Apple iPhone you choose is a matter of personal taste. Do you want a basic model to send texts and make phone calls? The iPhone 7 is a good choice for you. Do you want a compact phone? Choose an iPhone 7, iPhone 8, or iPhone SE. The iPhone SE is the most powerful in terms of performance. Is taking photos the most important thing for you? The iPhone 11 Pro has the best cameras. But the cameras of Xs and iPhone 11 won't disappoint you either. And if you just want the best of the best, there is only one real winner, the iPhone 11 Pro. Do you like the new design but not the hefty price tag? The Apple iPhone Xr and 11 have a better price point thanks to the more affordable LCD screen.

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