iPhone Buying Guide 2020: Which iPhone is Best?

Deciding on which Apple iPhone to buy is best for you has always been a difficult decision, but as of late the amount of models available has increased significantly.

Not only that but the previously simple numbering system has given way to names like “iPhone SE” (of which there is more than one) and “iPhone XR”.

As a result, the decision is more complex than ever, especially if you haven’t been keeping up with the changes and upgraded features that come with each model.


Luckily, we’ve put together this simple breakdown to help you choose which iPhone is best for you!

First, which screen size should you go for?

Apple iPhone Screen Sizes

This is a matter of taste – if you regularly watch videos on your phone then you may find a larger screen is a must.

On the other hand, some people prefer their phone to be as small and compact as possible and aren’t too interested in having a larger screen.

That balance between bulk and screen size is one every potential iPhone buyer needs to make.

The screen sizes of the newest iPhone models are listed here:

  • iPhone SE (2020): 4.7in
  • iPhone 11: 6.1in
  • iPhone 11 Pro: 5.8in
  • iPhone 11 Pro Max: 6.5in
  • iPhone XR: 6.1in

Apple iPhone Storage Capacity Options

Buying an iPhone with the correct storage is crucial because unlike Androids, iPhone memory can’t be upgraded later.

However, with the most modern iphones, the minimum storage amount is 64GB, which will be more than enough for most people. Add iCloud to the mix and you may find most modern iPhones are manageable.

However, this is a general point – people with more specific uses may well need a higher amount.

The best way to make this decision is to look at how much of your storage you used on your previous phone, and to make a decision on whether the same will be enough for another 2 years.

Pros & Cons of iPhone Models:

iPhone 11 Pro Max

This is the current king of the iPhone range and both the most advanced and most expensive option. If you want the best of the best, this is the only choice as of writing.

It has the fastest A13 Bionic processor Apple has ever created, a gorgeous OLED screen and a powerful triple 12 megapixel camera with HDR.

According to Apple it’s also the toughest iPhone ever made, which may be a huge selling point if you often deal with cracked screens.

iPhone 11 Pro

The iPhone 11 Pro has a slightly smaller screen than the Pro Max (5.8in instead of 6.5) and around 2 hours less battery life.

You also don’t get the same screen as on the Pro Max, but otherwise, everything is the same.

We’re talking the same A13 processor, the same tough build, and the same powerful photographic suite.

If you want one of the best iPhones available but don’t want to splash out the maximum amount for a Pro Max, this is the next best option.

iPhone 11

The iPhone 11 is the cheapest option of the iPhone 11 range, although still pretty expensive compared to other iPhones.

It has many of the features of the Pro and Pro Max including a very similar design and the same processor, but it also has lower battery life, a regular LCD screen instead of the Pro Max’s beautiful OLED, and only two camera lenses instead of three.

This is a great balance between price and features, and is a brilliant option for those who want a high quality phone that is up to date without pushing the boat out further for the absolute premium features.

iPhone XR

The iPhone XR is relatively cheap compared to the options listed above.

With a 6.1 inch screen, Face ID, and an A12 chip, it is not on the cutting edge, but is certainly modern enough to suit most people’s needs.

There is “only” a single camera and comes in a range of bright colours.

While not quite a budget phone, it absolutely is when compared to the flagship iPhones while doing almost everything they can do, just in a slightly less flashy way.

iPhone SE

The cheapest iPhone currently available, the iPhone SE is similar to it’s historic namesake, but with a larger, more modern form factor and a 4.7 inch screen (basically identical to an iPhone 8).

However, with an A13 chip and high storage, the iPhone SE will be able to handle iOS updates and apps a long way into the future, making this the last holdout of the Home button aficionado. If you don’t like the new iPhone designs without the Home button, this is the only real option for you.

We hope this guide has helped you choose the correct iPhone to suit your requirements and budget.

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