Which iPhone Should I Get?

Which iPhone Should I Get?

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Our pick

Apple iPhone 11 128 GB

Apple iPhone 11 128 GB

A full-featured iPhone at an affordable price

The iPhone 11 has the fastest iPhone processor, long battery life, a large edge-to-edge screen, and a fantastic two-lens camera that can use Night Mode for better low-light photos.

Buying Options

$750 from Apple

The iPhone 11 is as fast as any other iPhone, and it should be plenty snappy for daily tasks for at least the next four years. Its battery can get almost anyone through a full day without having to recharge, even with its large, 6.1-inch display. The iPhone 11’s two rear cameras—one standard wide-angle, one ultra-wide—are truly excellent and offer better low-light performance than previous iPhone cameras thanks to Night Mode.

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Apple iPhone SE (2nd generation) 64 GB

Apple iPhone SE (2nd generation) 64 GB

The cheapest way to get a great iPhone experience

The iPhone SE has the same processor as the iPhone 11 and a camera that’s almost as good, but it costs nearly half the price. Its low price, smaller size, and Touch ID fingerprint reader make it an easy upgrade for people with older iPhones, but its battery doesn’t last as long.

Buying Options

$400 from Apple

The iPhone SE (2nd generation) is the ideal choice if you want a smaller phone, prefer a fingerprint reader to Face ID, or simply don’t want to pay as much for a new smartphone as you would for a decent laptop. The iPhone SE is significantly cheaper than the iPhone 11, but in many situations it will feel just as fast and its camera will be about as good. It lacks the iPhone 11’s second, ultra-wide lens and Night Mode camera setting, so capturing good photos in dark environments is harder. If you use your phone heavily, the smaller battery may not last all day. However, whereas cheap Android phones often stop getting software updates soon after purchase, iOS generally supports even the least expensive iPhones, like the SE, for many years.

Upgrade pick

Apple iPhone 11 Pro 256 GB

Apple iPhone 11 Pro 256 GB

For more serious smartphone photography enthusiasts

This phone offers everything the iPhone 11 has plus a third rear camera, a sharper OLED screen, improved battery life, better waterproofing, and a matte finish—but at a higher price. It’s slightly smaller than the iPhone 11 but bigger than the SE.

Buying Options

$1,150 from Apple
Apple iPhone 11 Pro Max 256 GB

Apple iPhone 11 Pro Max 256 GB

If you want an even nicer phone

This iPhone offers the same features as the iPhone 11 Pro, in addition to a larger screen and the best battery life of any iPhone.

Buying Options

$1,250 from Apple

The iPhone 11 Pro and 11 Pro Max are upgrades from the iPhone 11, but we don’t think their extras are worth the price premium for most people. (We’ll refer to the two phones collectively as the iPhone 11 Pro; the size difference is a personal preference, but they’re functionally the same.) With the 11 Pro, you get a third camera, with telephoto capabilities, as well as a higher-resolution OLED display, better battery life, a higher degree of waterproofing, a stainless steel frame instead of aluminum, and a matte textured finish on the rear glass. But everything else is the same as on the 11, so you should consider the 11 Pro only if you’re especially serious about taking photos with your phone, or if you don’t mind paying more for features that are nice but not necessary. Unlike with the iPhone 11, with the iPhone 11 Pro there isn’t a 128 GB storage tier, and it costs $150 to go from the base model’s 64 GB to 256 GB.

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