Which iPhone is right for me?

There are currently different generations of iPhone as well as different models on the market. When looking for the right smartphone for yourself or as a gift for Christmas, you can quickly get lost in data sheets, test reports and overviews. In the following I will show you a few pointers and tips for orientation when looking for the right Apple iPhone. Of course, I do not lay claim to absolute wisdom - if you would like to highlight your own criteria that are important for your individual purchase decision, then please leave a comment on the topic.

Which iPhone suits me? Here you will find a little advice regarding the Apple iPhone 13 and older models. Because the devices from previous years are still good smartphones!

Which iPhone suits me? Here you will find a little advice regarding the Apple iPhone 13 and older models. Because the devices from previous years are still good smartphones!

Current iPhone series: mini, standard, Pro or Pro Max?

The iPhone 11 was presented by Apple in a standard version as well as a Pro and Pro Max model in 2019. In 2020, the iPhone 12 was followed by a small version of the standard model, the "mini". And in 2021 there were again four different sizes with the iPhone 13. Here is a brief overview for you for orientation:

  • iPhone 13mini: 5,4 inch display, double camera, 128 to 512 GB memory
  • iPhone 13: 6,1 inch display, double camera, 128 to 512 GB memory
  • iPhone 13 Pro: 6,1 inch display, triple camera, 128 to 1 TB storage
  • iPhone 13 Pro Max: 6,7 inch display, triple camera, 128 to 1 TB storage

The Pro models usually have more RAM in addition to the larger memory and a more extensive camera. This enables even more functions for photos and especially videos. So if you want to shoot high-quality videos, short films or even more with the iPhone camera, you can and should use the Pro models. They continue to offer longer battery life.

Further information and technical data: iPhone 13 (mini) / iPhone 13 Pro (Max)

The iPhone 13 Pro and the iPhone 13 Pro Max from Apple have a new 3-camera system, a display with up to 120 Hz, cinematic mode for video recordings, a macro mode for photos, ProRes compatibility up to 4K with 30 fps and other great features. Here you will find an overview of the most important specs.

The iPhone 13 Pro and the iPhone 13 Pro Max from Apple have a new 3-camera system, a display with up to 120 Hz, cinematic mode for video recordings, a macro mode for photos, ProRes compatibility up to 4K with 30 fps and other great features.

Professional tip: compare iPhone generations

The Apple iPhone does not always have to be in the current generation to be able to score points in everyday life. And good photos and videos can also be taken with generations of recent years. In addition, Apple itself sells the iPhone 13 in addition to the current 12 series. Other retailers and cell phone providers also sell the iPhone 11 or the iPhone XS / XR until stocks are used up. That's why it's worth it Comparison of different iPhone generations.

So you can see which older models have the technical data that was "only" adopted into the current devices. The iPhone 12 already has 5G mobile communications. The iPhone 11 already has an integrated U1 chip for the precise search for paired devices; and so forth. Unlocking via Face ID has even been around since the iPhone X from 2017. Advantages of buying one or two year old iPhones: they are still technically good, the price is lower than when they were released and iOS updates are also available for several years.

Which iPhone would you buy right now and why? Please leave your opinion on the topic :)

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4 comments

  1. Simon says:

    Thanks for the contribution.
    After four years it becomes a 13 pro.
    The X's battery is pretty weak and if the 13 pro lasts just as long, the purchase price is reasonable.
    Take away coffee every day would be more expensive.
    The relatives are also looking forward to an old iPhone.

    • Jen Kleinholz says:

      Yes, I think there is no iPhone that has not actually found a buyer! The lifetimes are really good. My son still has an iPhone 6s and only the battery is now very weak. But as the son of Sir Apfelot you have a good chance of getting a new iPhone, of course. : D

  2. Uwe says:

    After the XS came the 12 Pro last year. Nothing about that will change for the time being. The innovations of the 13 Pro are minor or not relevant to me.

    The 14er is re-tested.

    We also have a 6s with a good battery as a reserve.

    • Jen Kleinholz says:

      Yes, there I am with you. You can skip the iPhone 13 Pro if you have the 12 Pro. Let's see if something really surprising comes up at some point. The camera improvements and speed increases are almost mandatory ...

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