Which is the best iPhone? iPhone SE, XR, iPhone 11, 12 or 12 Pro?

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(Pocket-lint) - The smartphone marketplace is arsenic crowded arsenic ever - there's plentifulness of choice, astir excessively overmuch successful fact. 

If you're speechmaking this feature, you person astatine slightest narrowed your options down to Apple's iPhone. Even that isn't wholly simple, though, with a scope of models to take from. 

Apple offers the iPhone SE, the iPhone XR, the iPhone 11, iPhone 12 mini, iPhone 12, iPhone 12 Pro and the iPhone 12 Pro Max. With 7 options, the large question is which 1 is the one for you? Let america explicate the differences to assistance you fig retired wherever you should walk your cash.

Quick summary

The iPhone 12 mini is the basal exemplary of the astir caller scope of iPhones, and the smallest and lightest successful the enactment up, offering a dual camera, OLED display, aluminium build, 5 colour options and a processor bump implicit the older iPhone 11.

The iPhone 12 offers precisely the aforesaid hardware and features arsenic the iPhone 12 mini but connected a larger scale, with a 6.1-inch show similar the iPhone 12 Pro.

The iPhone 12 Pro has the aforesaid hardware arsenic the iPhone 12 but it offers a much premium physique and a triple rear camera with a fewer other camera features compared to the iPhone 12 too.

The iPhone 12 Pro Max is the iPhone that has it all. Its hardware is the aforesaid arsenic the iPhone 12 Pro, but it offers a much precocious camera and everything successful a larger bundle with a 6.7-inch OLED display.

The iPhone 11 offers somewhat older hardware to the iPhone 12 mini and 12 on with an LCD show implicit OLED, but it inactive comes successful a bully scope of colours, offers h2o and particulate absorption and has a dual camera.

The iPhone XR is the entry-level exemplary into the Face ID iPhones with an all-screen beforehand plan and Face ID implicit Touch ID. It has the oldest halfway hardware of each the existent phones offered by Apple though and it offers a azygous camera connected the rear.

The iPhone SE (2020) carries implicit the plan from the iPhone 8 with Touch ID implicit Face ID, truthful the show isn't rather arsenic awesome arsenic the different models successful the company's portfolio. It has the aforesaid halfway hardware arsenic the iPhone 11 models and it has a azygous camera connected the rear.

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Apple iPhone 12 mini

  • Dimensions: 131.5. x 64.2 x 7.4mm, 135g, IP68 h2o resistant
  • Display: 5.4-inch, 2340 x 1080 (476ppi), Haptic Touch, True Tone, HDR
  • Storage: 64GB, 128GB, 256GB
  • Battery: Up to 15 hours
  • Colours: Black, Green, Blue, White, Product(RED)

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The Apple iPhone 12 mini is the smallest iPhone disposable - smaller than the iPhone SE (2020) contempt offering a larger display. It comes with Face ID similar the remainder of the iPhone 12 models and it features an aluminium assemblage with squarer edges than the iPhone 11 and a ceramic shield front.

There is simply a dual camera connected the rear - similar the older iPhone 11 and the larger iPhone 12 - and it comes with Night Mode connected the beforehand camera, arsenic good arsenic improvements to Night Mode connected the rear too. 

Under the hood, the iPhone 12 mini has the A14 chip, which is the aforesaid arsenic each the iPhone 12 models. It besides has an OLED show with HDR, True Tone and Haptic Touch and it offers MagSafe, though it misses retired connected a mates of camera features compared to the Pro models, adjacent if the results are inactive great.

The iPhone 12 mini is the iPhone to bargain if you privation immoderate of the latest and top features Apple has to connection but successful beauteous tiny and airy package. 

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Apple iPhone 12

  • Dimensions: 146.7 x 71.5 x 7.4mm, 164g, IP68 h2o resistant
  • Display: 6.1-inch, 2532 x 1170 (460ppi), Haptic Touch, True Tone, HDR
  • Storage: 64GB, 128GB, 256GB
  • Battery: Up to 17 hours
  • Colours: Blue, Green, White, Black, Product(RED)

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The Apple iPhone 12 offers each the aforesaid features and hardware arsenic the iPhone 12 mini, but successful a larger package. Rather than a 5.4-inch display, it has a 6.1-inch display, which is the aforesaid arsenic the iPhone 12 Pro. 

It has the aforesaid aluminium frame, ceramic shield beforehand and it's disposable successful the aforesaid 5 colours arsenic the iPhone 12 mini, whilst besides offering the aforesaid camera capabilities, with a dual rear camera.

The iPhone 12 is the iPhone to bargain if you privation astir of the latest features and hardware successful a larger bundle than the 12 mini, but you don't privation to wage the other for the much premium physique and further camera features offered by the iPhone 12 Pro. 

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Apple iPhone 12 Pro

  • Dimensions: 146.7 x 71.5 x 7.4mm, 189g, IP68 h2o resistant
  • Display: 6.1-inch, 2532 x 1170 (460ppi), Haptic Touch, True Tone, HDR
  • Storage: 128GB, 256GB, 512GB
  • Battery: Up to 17 hours
  • Colours: Graphite, Gold, Pacific Blue, Silver

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The Apple iPhone 12 Pro is the iPhone with astir of the latest and top exertion from Apple. It's the nonstop replacement for the iPhone 11 Pro and it features a stainless alloy frame, matte solid rear and a precise premium decorativeness with an all-screen design.

An OLED surface dominates the beforehand with Haptic Touch, True Tone and mobile HDR compatibility. Like the iPhone 12, the 12 Pro has the A14 Bionic processor with next-generation neural engine, nary headphone jack and it supports wireless charging and accelerated charging. It besides has a waterproof standing of IP68.

A triple-rear camera is contiguous connected the iPhone 12 Pro, featuring a wide-angle, ultra-wide-angle and telephoto lens and the iPhone 12 Pro. The aforesaid features arsenic the iPhone 12 are offered successful presumption of camera, arsenic good arsenic a fewer extras including Night Mode Portraits, Apple ProRAW and optical zoom.

The iPhone 12 Pro is the iPhone to bargain if you privation a much premium decorativeness than the iPhone 12 and immoderate other camera features.

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Apple iPhone 12 Pro Max

  • Dimensions: 160.8 x 78.1 x 7.4mm, 228g, IP68 h2o resistance
  • Display: 6.7-inch, 2778 x 1284 (458ppi), Haptic Touch, True Tone, HDR
  • Storage: 128GB, 256GB, 512GB
  • Battery: Up to 20 hours
  • Colours: Graphite, Gold, Pacific Blue, Silver

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The iPhone 12 Pro Max is the iPhone with the largest display, offering a 6.7-inch OLED surface connected its front, arsenic good arsenic the astir precocious camera offered by Apple with a caller telephoto lens and caller main lens offering 1.7µm pixels.

Aside from carnal size, show size and camera however, the iPhone 12 Pro Max has everything the iPhone 12 Pro does. This means you'll get the A14 chip, a stainless alloy body, textured solid back, wireless charging, each the show exertion including HDR and Haptic Touch and it besides has the IP68 h2o resistance.

The iPhone 12 Pro Max is the iPhone to bargain if fund isn't an contented and you're aft the champion Apple offers successful the largest imaginable format.

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Apple iPhone 11

  • Dimensions: 150.9 x 75.7 x 8.3mm, 194g, IP68 h2o resistant
  • Display: 6.1-inch, 1792 x 828 (326ppi), Haptic Touch, True Tone, HDR
  • Storage: 64GB, 256GB, 512GB
  • Battery: Up to 17 hours
  • Colours: Black, Green, Yellow, Purple, White, Product(RED)

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The Apple iPhone 11 takes its plan ethos from the older iPhone XR, with an aluminium framework and a coloured solid rear.

There's a dual camera connected the rear - similar the iPhone 12 mini and iPhone 12 - and it has a fewer other camera features compared to the older iPhone XR, including Night Mode and Auto Adjustments, though a fewer little than the iPhone 12 models.

The iPhone 11 runs connected the A13 chip, and it has a flimsy artillery boost implicit the older iPhone XR. It offers the aforesaid size and solution show arsenic the iPhone XR however, meaning it sticks with LCD implicit OLED - and it lacks HDR too. It does person True Tone though, arsenic good arsenic Haptic Touch similar the iPhone 12 models.

The iPhone 11 is the iPhone to bargain if you privation immoderate large features, a large camera and a almighty telephone contempt moving connected past year's hardware, and you don't person the fund for the iPhone 12.

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Apple iPhone XR

  • Dimensions: 150.9 x 75.7 x 8.3mm, 194g, IP67 h2o resistant
  • Display: 6.1-inch, 1792 x 828 (326ppi), True Tone
  • Storage: 64GB, 128GB, 256GB
  • Battery: Up to 25 hours
  • Colours: White, Black, Blue, Yellow, Coral, (PRODUCT)RED

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The iPhone XR is the cheapest mode to get your hands connected the latest iPhone plan with the full-screen front, nary Touch ID location fastener and Face ID, sitting betwixt the iPhone SE and the iPhone 11 successful presumption of price. The XR has a solid backmost with IP67 h2o and particulate absorption and it comes successful six colour options.

The show size increases from the iPhone SE to 6.1-inches but the footprint of the XR makes it somewhat larger than the iPhone SE. It's an LCD show that offers Haptic Touch. It besides has True Tone technology.

The iPhone XR runs connected Apple's A12 Bionic spot and its artillery beingness is good, longer than the iPhone SE. It supports wireless charging and accelerated charging, but it doesn't person a accelerated charger successful the box.

A single-camera is contiguous connected the backmost of the iPhone XR, differentiating it from the iPhone 11 and iPhone 12. It's a 12-megapixel wide-angle sensor with OIS, but contempt not offering the secondary telephoto sensor, the iPhone XR inactive has Portrait Mode with Depth Control, Smart HDR and Portrait Lighting features similar the iPhone 11.

The iPhone XR is the iPhone to bargain if you privation a Face ID iPhone but aren't that fussed astir the dual camera of the iPhone 11. 

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Apple iPhone SE (2020)

  • Dimensions: 138.4 x 67.3 x 7.3mm, 148g, IP67 h2o resistant
  • Display: 4.7-inch, 1334 x 750 (326ppi), Haptic Touch, True Tone
  • Storage: 64GB, 128GB, 256GB
  • Battery: Up to 13 hours
  • Colours: Black, White, Product Red

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The iPhone SE (2020) is the introduction constituent into the the iPhone ecosystem. It picks up the iPhone 8 design, retaining the nonstop aforesaid measurements, portion besides offering IP67 protection. 

That plan means that the iPhone SE retains Touch ID, the lone exemplary that doesn't person Face ID, and the show besides sticks to the aged 16:9 aspect, alternatively than the 19:9 facet of the iPhone XR, iPhone 11 and iPhone 12 models. 

Outside of that design, the iPhone SE is powered by the A13 Bionic, the aforesaid chap that's successful the iPhone 11 models, meaning that it's much almighty than the iPhone XR. 

There's a azygous 12-megapixel camera connected the backmost offering the aforesaid functions arsenic the iPhone XR, but going a measurement further to connection the aforesaid Portrait Lighting effects arsenic the iPhone 11, arsenic good arsenic next-gen Smart HDR. That means that it's a amended offering connected the rear camera than the iPhone XR.

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Writing by Britta O'Boyle. Editing by Chris Hall. Originally published connected 25 June 2015.

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