Which iPhone size should you choose?
iPhones are some of the most popular high-end devices in the market today. They come with the latest technologies and superb designs. Apple Computers has released various iPhone models over the years, where each release comes in different sizes and technologies. Which such a variation in each iPhone size it can become difficult to choose. This article looks at these models and makes size and technology comparisons.
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iPhone SE First Generation
iPhone SE comes in four colour choices; Rose Gold, Gold, Silver and Space Gray. The smallest iPhone size available comes with a 4-inch retina display. This 4-inch widescreen LCD display comes with an IPS display. The screen can run 1136 by 640-pixel resolution at about 326 ppi. Its typical contrast ratio is 800:1 with a full sRGB standard and 500 nits max brightness.
In addition, this phone runs an A9 chip. It has a single 12MP wide-angle camera and a choice of 32GB or 128 GB capacity. It uses touch ID technology and has 4G LTE network connection capabilities. The phone’s battery can last up to 13 hours of video playback.
iPhone SE 2nd Generation
The second generation of iPhone SE has a 4.7-inch Retina HD display, a widescreen LCD display with IPS technology. It has 1334 by 750 pixels resolution at 326 ppi. This display has a typical contrast ratio of 1400:1 that features a Haptic Touch, True Tone and Wide colour technologies. It also has 625 nits maximum brightness.
This 4G device runs on an A13 Bionic Chip and uses Touch Id. It has a glass back and front, along with aerospace-grade aluminum. Users have a choice of 64GB, 128GB and 256GB capacity. The device has a single 12MP wide camera with optical image stabilization and 5X digital zoom.
iPhone 6 and 6 Plus
iPhone 6 has a 4.7-inch Retina HD display. This is a 4.7-inch (measured diagonally) LCD screen phone size that comes with IPS technology. The display provides a 1334-by-750 pixel resolution at around 326 ppi. Its typical contrast is 1400:1 and provides a full sRGB standard. Besides, its typical maximum brightness is 500 nits.
It differs from iPhone 6 Plus with a 5.5-inch HD retina display with a 1920-by-1080-pixel resolution at around 401 ppi. Both models run on an A8 chip and have 4G LTE network connection capabilities. The iPhone 6 models have up to 11 hours of video playback. They also have an 8MP wide camera, with the iPhone 6 Plus having optical image stabilization capabilities.
iPhone 6S and 6S Plus
Like its predecessor, the iPhone 6s has a 4.7-inch retina HD display, an LCD display with IPS technology. It delivers a resolution of 1334-by-750 pixels at about 326 ppi. Besides, it has a 1400:1 contrast ratio, 3D Touch technology and full sRGB standard. The typical brightness is 500 nits.
It differs from the iPhone 6 Plus, which has a maximum resolution of 1920 by 1080 pixels at 401 ppi. Both devices have a choice of 32GB and 128 GB capacities. They both run on a 4G LTE network and run on an A9 chip. Besides, they have a 12MP wide camera at the back with a digital zoom of up to 5x and True Tone flash. They also have a 5MP selfie camera with a retina flash.
iPhone 7 and 7 Plus
The iPhone 7 comes with a 4.7 LCD retinal HD display. Its 7 Plus counterpart has phone size of 5.5 LCD Retina HD display. The 7 has 1334 by 750 pixels resolution at about 326 ppi, while the 7 Plus has 1920 by 1080 pixels resolution at around 401 ppi. Both of them feature a wide colour display and 3D Touch technologies. They also have a 625 nits maximum brightness. However, the iPhone 7 has a typical contrast of 1400:1 while the iPhone 7 Plus has a 1300:1.
Both devices connect on a 4G LTE network. They are both IP67 rated, meaning they can stay submerged in water up to one meter deep for up to 30 minutes. Besides, they run an A1O fusion chip and a battery that can run up to 14 hours of video playback. The iPhone 7 has a single 12MP back camera, with the iPhone 7 Plus features dual 12MP and Telephoto cameras.
iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus
Like their predecessors, the iPhone 8 has a 4.7-inch LCD Retina HD display phone size, while the iPhone 8 Plus has a 5.5-inch retina HD display. Both displays feature IPS technology. The iPhone 8 reaches a maximum resolution of 1334 by 750 pixels at 326 ppi, while the iPhone 8 Plus reaches 1920 by 1080 resolution at 401 ppi. Both of them have all the other features of their predecessors.
Both devices run on an A11 bionic chip and have batteries that can last up to 14 hours of video playback. They are also made of aerospace-grade aluminium with a grass front and back. Besides, they are IP67 rated, allowing them to stay submerged in water at a maximum depth of one meter for up to 30 minutes.
These devices run on 4G LTE cellular technology and use Touch ID fingerprint technology. They have a choice of 64 and 128 GB capacities. The 8 Plus has dual cameras (12 MP and telephoto) at the back and 2x zoom, while the other has a single 12 MP back camera.
iPhone XR features a Liquid Retina display. Its 6.1 inches all-screen LCD display comes with IPS technology and can deliver a resolution of 1792 by 828 pixels at about 326 ppi. The display also features Haptic Touch, True Tone display and 625 nits maximum brightness. Users have a choice of either 64GB or 128GB capacities.
This device features a glass back and front, and a body made of aerospace-grade aluminium. It is IP67-rated, allowing it to stay submerged in water up to one metre deep for up to 30 minutes. This device runs on an A12 Bionic chip with a second-generation neural engine. It has a single 12MP wide camera with a digital zoom of up to 5x. Its True Tone flash has a Slow Sync feature.
iPhone XS and XS Max
Both of these devices feature a super Retina HD display. The XS has a 5.8-inch all-screen OLED display, while the Max has a 6.5-inch display with the same technology. Both HDR displays deliver a 1,000,000:1 contrast ratio with 3D Touch, True Tone display and Wide colour display. They have 625 nits maximum brightness.
Users have a choice of 64GB, 256GB and 512GB. Both devices are IP68 rated. The 4G devices can stay submerged in water with a depth of up to two metres for 30 minutes. Both devices run on an A12 Bionic Chip with the second-generation Neural Engine. The X series has a glass back and front with a surgical-grade stainless steel body.
iPhone X features a Super Retina HD display. This is a 5-8 inch all-screen OLED display. The HDR display has a maximum resolution of 2436 by 1125 pixels at about 458 ppi. Its typical contrast is 1,000,000:1 and all other features of its predecessors, including 3D Touch, wide colour display and True Tone display. The maximum brightness is 625 nits.
This device uses face ID security and has a battery that can run up to 13 hours of video playback. This 4G device runs on an A11 Bionic chip and features a glass back and front. The body is made of surgical-grade stainless steel. This device can also stay submerged up to 30 minutes in water one meter deep. Users have a choice of between 64GB and 256GB options. It has a 12 MP dual camera with dual image stabilization.
iPhone 11, 11 Pro, and 11 Pro Max
The iPhone 11 has a 6.1 liquid retina HD display, while the Pro has a 5.8-inch Super Retina XDR display. On the other hand, the Pro Max has a 6.5-inch Super Retina display. The 11 uses IPS technology, while the rest uses OLED display technology. They all have HDR technology, except for iPhone 11.
iPhone 11 has a resolution of 1792 by 828 pixels, while the pro has 2436 by 1125 pixels. Finally, the Pro-max has a resolution of 2688 by 1242 pixels. The 4G devices have a contrast ratio of 2,000,000:1 except iPhone 11 that has 1400:1. They have all display features explained above except that the pro and pro-max version has 800 nits brightness and 1200 nits in the HDR mode.
iPhone 12: Mini, Pro, and Pro Max versions
The 5G capable devices all feature a Super Retina XDR display. The mini version has a 5.5-inch display, while the regular and pro version has 6.1-inch displays. The title for largest iPhone size is held by the Pro max version which has a 6.7-inch display. All the displays have all-screen OLED display technology and a 2million to one contrast ratio. Their resolutions range from 2340 by 1080 pixels for the mini to 2778 by 1284 pixels for the pro max. They have all other display features explained above.
Besides, each device uses an A14 Bionic chip and has a ceramic shield front. The body is made of aerospace-grade aluminium. The devices can stay submerged in water for up to six metres deep for half an hour.
Apple is expected to release iPhone 13 soon. The 5G device will have regular and pro versions. It will have a 120HZ LTPO display and run on an A15 bionic chip. Besides, it will likely have a similar iPhone size as iPhone 12 (6.1 and 6.5-inch displays). You can purchase 5G SIM card deals for the iPhone 12 and upcoming iPhone 13 models to enjoy the best of this technology.
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