The Apple iPhone turns 10 years old on the 29th June and it has been a decade of innovation that has attracted new consumers and built a loyal fan-base. Many of the previous versions of the iPhone remain on sale today and still sell in considerable numbers.
This makes the question ‘Which iPhone should I buy?’ more relevant than ever. Here we take a look at four different iPhones, in an effort to help you find out ‘Which iPhone is best for me?’.
Originally released on the 31st March 2016 in the UK, the iPhone SE is a little over a year old, yet it is still the right buy for many consumers. As the most affordable iPhone of those mentioned in our iPhone comparison, the iPhone SE is for those on a limited budget, making Apple goodness available to all.
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Manufactured from aluminium and stainless steel, the iPhone SE is the smallest and lightest iPhone at 113g. Many of Apple’s best innovations feature, including the Touch ID fingerprint sensor for making purchases with Apple Pay on iTunes or in the App Store.
The iPhone SE reduces evening eye-strain with Night Shift Mode, can record video at 4K quality and handle up to 13 hours of Wi-Fi internet browsing or play music for up to 50 hours.
Camera: 12MP iSight / 1.2MP FaceTime
Memory: 16GB - 64GB
Price: From £16.99
Find out more about this phone in our iPhone SE review.
The iPhone 6s might be considered as the first premium iPhone designed to target a female audience. The new Rose Gold colour scheme combined a white front with dusty pink aluminium edges and back.
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This iPhone really focused in on creating an improved and more intuitive user experience. The 3D Touch pressure sensitive display enables the user to Peek at content or Pop it open. Furthermore, pressing the keyboard in apps turns it into a trackpad for easier scrolling around.
The iPhone 6s also uses a more energy efficient processor and this means that for the first time Siri is always listening, putting the digital assistant always at your beck and call.
Camera: 12MP iSight / 5MP FaceTime
Memory: 16GB - 128GB
Price: From £23.99 per month
Find out more about this phone in our iPhone 6s review.
The iPhone 7 introduced high gloss and matte black colour options and these colour schemes look different to those before, with the antenna stripes removed. The screen is 25% brighter and there are stereo speakers that are twice as loud as before.
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The iPhone 7 is the first splash and water resistant iPhone, reaching IP67 standards. It is also the iPhone with the most memory, with options of 256GB, 128GB and 32GB.
Camera: 12MP iSight / 7MP FaceTime
Memory: 32GB - 256GB
Price: From £29.99 per month
Find out more about this phone in our iPhone 7 review.
The iPhone 7 Plus has the biggest display of all iPhones, along with the highest screen resolution at Full HD. Even though it has a bigger display, the battery outperforms that of the standard iPhone. This iphone with the longest battery life gives up to 15 hours of internet browsing or up to 60 hours of music playback.
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This is also the first iPhone to have a dual camera. The dual 12MP cameras give 2x optical zoom and 10x digital zoom and can be used to capture bokeh effects, with background blurring making the subject look more vibrant.
Camera: Dual 12MP iSight / 7MP FaceTime
Memory: 32GB - 256GB
Price: From £35 per month
Find out more about this phone in our iPhone 7 Plus review.
So, if you are looking for the iPhone with the longest battery or the iPhone with the largest display, then you now know which iPhone to choose.
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Written by: Michael Brown