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The differences between all Apple iPhone models

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

Compare all iPhone models

Screen quality Camera quality Speed class Size Unlock Processor Storage capacity
iPhone 13 Pro and 13 Pro Max Excellent Excellent Excellent Average/very large Face ID A15 Bionic chip 128GB, 256GB, 512GB, or 1TB
iPhone 13 and 13 Mini Excellent Very good Excellent Average/small Face ID A15 Bionic chip 128, 256, or 512GB
iPhone 12 Pro and 12 Pro Max Excellent Excellent Excellent Average/very large Face ID A14 Bionic Chip 128, 256, or 512GB
iPhone 12 and 12 Mini Excellent Very good Excellent Average/small Face ID A14 Bionic Chip 64, 128, or 256GB
iPhone SE Good Good Very good Small TouchID A13 Bionic Chip 64, 128, or 256GB
iPhone 11 Pro and 11 Pro Max Excellent Very good Very good Average/very large Face ID A13 Bionic Chip 64, 256 or 512GB
iPhone 11 Good Very good Very good Large Face ID A13 Bionic Chip 64, 128, or 256GB
iPhone Xs and Xs Max Very good Very good Very good Average/very large Face ID A12 Bionic chip 64, 256 or 512GB
iPhone Xr Standard Good Good Large Face ID A12 Bionic chip 64, 128, or 256GB
iPhone X Very good Good Good Average Face ID A11 Bionic Chip 64, 256 or 512GB

iPhone 13 Pro (Max) and iPhone 13 (Mini)

iPhone 13 Pro

iPhone 13 Pro (Max): ProMotion screen, telephoto lens

The 6.1-inch (Pro) and 6.7-inch (Pro Max) screens of the iPhone 13 Pro (Max) have ProMotion technique. This means that the screens refresh 120 times per second, making animations in games or while scrolling look smooth. With the telephoto lens, you can zoom in without your photos becoming less sharp. With the iPhone 13 Pro, you can zoom up to 2 times. With the iPhone 13 Pro Max, you can zoom up to 2.5 times. In addition to models with 128, 256 and 512GB storage, the iPhone 13 Pro (Max) also comes in a 1TB storage version.

Design Apple iPhone 13

iPhone 13 (Mini): better cameras than predecessors

The iPhone 13 and iPhone 13 Mini are the starter models from the new iPhone series. Like its predecessor, the iPhone 13 Mini is a compact smartphone with a 5.4-inch screen. You can operate this device with one hand and it easily fits in your pocket or bag. Like the iPhone 13 Pro (Max), these devices run on the powerful A15 Bionic Chip. As a result, no app or game is too demanding. In addition, Apple has improved the image stabilization. Your photos are less blurry and appear sharper, just like with the iPhone 13 Pro (Max).

iPhone 12 Pro (Max) and iPhone 12 (Mini)

iPhone 12 Pro (Max)

Apple iPhone 12 Pro (Max): LiDAR scanner

The Apple iPhone 12 Pro is simply the best in any way. It has the fast A14 Bionic chip. This chip allows you to scroll, swipe, and navigate more smoothly than ever. With the LiDAR scanner, you're ready for any future AR games and applications. Every camera on the device has a night mode. That means you can also take good selfies in situations with little ambient light. The iPhone 12 Pro has a 2x optical zoom and the iPhone 12 Pro Max even has a 2.5x optical zoom. The Apple iPhone 12 Pro is available in 2 screen sizes, namely the average 6.1-inch size and the large 6.7-inch Max version.

iPhone 12 (Mini)

Apple iPhone 12 (Mini): 5.4 inches and 6.1 inches

This is the first time the starter model is available in a smaller size as well, namely the Apple iPhone 12 Mini. This 5.4-inch iPhone has a practical size. Its larger brother is the 6.1-inch iPhone 12. Both devices have an OLED screen. The back is suitable for charging with MagSafe chargers. In addition, it has 2 cameras, one of which has an ultra wide-angle lens for wide photos. With their A14 Bionic chip, the iPhone 12 and iPhone 12 Mini have the most powerful processor used in an iPhone up to this moment. You can also use the new 5G network on these devices.

iPhone SE: compact and powerful

iPhone SE White

The iPhone SE is the best choice if you're looking for an affordable, powerful, and small iPhone. It has the same fast A13 processor as the iPhone 11 Pro, you can navigate super fast. At the same time, it also has the compact size of the iPhone 8. That means you can simply easily fit it in your pocket and effortlessly operate it with one hand. Apple has kept the device affordably thanks to the classic design with bezels and Touch ID. In addition, the iPhone SE has a 4.7-inch LCD screen that's a lot more affordable than the OLED screen that its big brothers have.

iPhone 11 and 11 Pro

iPhone 11 Pro Midnight Green

iPhone 11 Pro (Max): 3 cameras

The Apple iPhone 11 Pro and 11 Pro Max are the eye-catchers of the 2019 iPhone models. These are the first devices with 3 cameras. They have an 12-megapixel wide-angle lens, an ultra wide-angle lens, and a telephoto lens. With the ultra wide-angle lens, you can capture up to 4x more in a photo or video. The A13 chip offers enough processing power to quickly boot all of your apps and demanding games. In addition, you can take the most beautiful photos in the dark thanks to the new night mode. And don't forget the 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 also has a dual camera system that consists of one 12-megapixel wide-angle lens and an ultra wide-angle lens. You can use the latter to capture large groups of people or tall buildings on camera. The front camera now has 12 megapixel. And from now on, you can record slow-motion videos also known as 'slofies' with the selfie camera. Thanks to the A13 chip, you can do all of this faster than ever.

iPhone Xs and iPhone Xs Max

Apple iPhone Xs Gold

Apple iPhone Xs: powerful iPhone with a dual camera

There isn't a 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 works slightly faster than the Face ID 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 now 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

Did the iPhone Xs get you excited, but do you prefer a larger size? That'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. Worries that 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? The bezels are more narrow, so a phone of the same size can have a larger screen.

iPhone Xr and iPhone X

Apple iPhone Xr Yellow

Apple iPhone Xr: iPhone with the best battery life

Apple announced the iPhone Xs and the iPhone Xr at the same time. Is the latest OLED Super Retina display not a must for you? In that case, the iPhone Xr is a good choice for you. Despite the fact that the iPhone Xr doesn't have a dual camera, the photos are almost as nice as those you take with the iPhone Xs. That's because the iPhone Xr also has a portrait mode and you can adjust the depth-of-field yourself. Want to know what stands out the most about this iPhone? The 6 different colors you can choose from.

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. For example, the iPhone has an edge-to-edge screen with rounded off corners and lacks a home button. That means this phone isn't secured with Touch ID, but you use Face ID to unlock your phone. The iPhone X is also the first iPhone with an OLED screen. This screen displays beautiful contrasts and the brightest colors. In addition, you can now take portrait photos with the front and rear cameras.

Conclusion

Which Apple iPhone you choose is a personal choice. Are you looking for a basic model to text and make phone calls? The iPhone 7 will be fine for you. Do you want a compact phone? Choose the iPhone 7, iPhone 8, or iPhone SE. The latter is the most powerful when it comes to performance. Are you mainly concerned with taking photos? The iPhone 12 Pro (Max) has the best cameras. But the cameras on the 12, 11 Pro (Max), and 11 don't disappoint either. Do you simply want the best of the best? In that case, there's only one real winner, namely the iPhone 12 Pro Max. Do you want the latest design, but not the highest price? The Apple iPhone Xr and 11 have a better price thanks to the more affordable LCD screen.

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