You are looking for a new iPhone ? You are in the right place dear readers. In this purchase guide, we offer our selection of the best Apple smartphones of the moment. At the end of the article, we also answer all your questions about iPhone. Follow the guide.
Our selection of the best Apple iPhone
It’s decided: you’ll finally fall for an iPhone. In 2022, Apple’s mobile phone offer became large. Contrary to its habits a few years ago, the Cupertino firm now offers iPhone for all prices and (almost all tastes).
We begin our selection of the best iPhone 2022 with the iPhone 13. The smartphone sports a 6.1 inch OLED slab with a frequency of 60 Hz. It is compatible with 15W wireless charging via the MagSafe magnetic charger and the 5G. Another novelty brought by Apple, the addition of a Cinematic mode and an objective dedicated to macro photography.
The iPhone 13 is offered at the starting price of € 909 for the 128 GB version of storage against € 1,029 for the 256 GB version and € 1,259 for the 512 GB version. Apple has skipped a 64 GB version this year and offers 128 GB in-house for a launch price similar to that of last year’s iPhone 12. More information and our opinion in our full iPhone 13 test.
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iPhone 13 Mini
Ideal for people who prefer compact smartphones, the iPhone 13 Mini offers exactly the same technical characteristics and functionalities as the iPhone 13. The only two differences are the size of the screen (6.1 inches versus 5.4 inches on the iPhone 13 Mini) as well as the size of the battery (2,406 mAh versus 3,096 mAh on the iPhone 13).
It is also the most affordable iPhone in 2021 with a starting price of € 809 in its 128 GB version. For more information, we invite you to read our full iPhone 13 Mini test.
iPhone 13 Pro
We continue with the successor of the iPhone 12 Pro, the iPhone 13 Pro. The smartphone offers a screen size identical to that of the iPhone 13, also with the same battery capacity. It differs from the standard version by its advanced functionalities, in particular at the level of photo sensors and the refresh rate of the screen by 120 Hz.
iPhone 13 Pro Max
Apple equips its iPhone 13 Pro and 13 Pro Max with a 120 Hz ProMotion LTPO (low-temperature polycrystalline oxide thin-film transistor) screen supplied by Samsung. Already exploited on Apple Watch, this screen technology saves the energy of the battery by adapting the frequency of the slab.
For the first time since the launch of the iPhone, the iPhone 13 Pro and 13 Pro Max offer an internal memory capacity reaching 1 To. The iPhone 13 Pro Max will bring good luck to apple fans looking for an ultra-performing device and offering an extraordinary multimedia experience thanks to its large 6.7 inch screen. If you are interested in this model, we invite you to read our full iPhone 13 Pro Max test.
To see: the best offers to buy the iPhone 13 at the cheapest price
We continue our selection of the best iPhone with the iPhone 12, before Apple’s last born which has been available in France since October 23, 2020. First iPhone compatible 5G, it is declined in 64, 128 and 256 GB at a starting rate of € 909, but it is currently found at € 799 in its version with 64 GB of storage. This standard model is covered with a 6.1 inch OLED Super Retina screen surrounded by thin edges and surmounted by a notch.
It is fed by SoC A14 Bionic. On the photography side, Apple is put on a double photo sensor composed of 2 modules of 12 megapixels. It is compatible with 15W wireless charging via the MagSafe magnetic charger and the 5G
The more affordable iPhone 12 Mini was launched from € 809 for the 64 GB version. The 128 GB variant was € 859 and the 256 GB formula was € 979 at launch. But we find the cheaper smartphone, from 692 euros in 2022.
As the name suggests, the iPhone 12 Mini is more compact than the iPhone 12. It is built around a 5.4 inch Super Retina screen and inherits from the same double photo sensor. Not surprisingly, it is compatible with 5G and the MagSafe wireless charger.
iPhone 12 Pro
The iPhone 12 Pro, successor to the excellent iPhone 11 Pro, was launched from € 1,159 in the 128 GB version. The 256 GB variant was at € 1,279 and the 512 GB model at € 1,509. On high-end models, Apple abandoned the 64 GB of internal storage, which became a bit limited in 2020. In 2022, the iPhone 12 Pro is found from € 799.
This edition differs from iPhone 12 by the integration of 6 GB of RAM, ie 2 GB more, and a triple photo sensor accompanied by a Lidar scanner dedicated to augmented reality and photos in low light. Obviously, it is compatible with 15W wireless charging via the MagSafe magnetic charger and the 5G
iPhone 12 Pro Max
The iPhone 12 Pro Max in its 128 Go version was launched at € 1,259. Apple requested € 1,379 for the 256 GB variant and € 1,609 for the 512 GB model. In 2022, the model was available at the best price from € 1,159. Very high-end, it differs from the iPhone 12 Pro by its giant screen of 6.7 inches. He inherits the same triple photo sensor with Lidar but promises better autonomy. Finally, there is 5G and MagSafe compatibility.
To see: the best offers to buy the iPhone 12/12 Pro at the cheapest price
iPhone 11 Pro
The iPhone 11 Pro and iPhone 11 Pro Max, almost identical, they are distinguished only from each other by the size of their AMOLED screen: 5.8 inches for the standard version and 6.5 inches for the max version. The two smartphones are doing well by a high-end, luxurious design and an elegant Super Retina XDR screen surmounted by a notch.
This notch hides the sensors necessary for facial recognition Face ID, Apple’s revolutionary technology. Thanks to his chip A13 Bionic, they promise crazy performances. It’s simple: these are the most powerful devices on the market, far ahead of Android rivals on the benchmarks.
Apple has also hit hard in the field of photography. The triple photo sensor of 12 megapixels on the back allows superb shots to be made in most situations. Finally, the two variants are compatible with wireless charging by induction and accompanied by a fast charger of 18W
This generation only disappoints with its worn-out design (almost the same since the iPhone X released in 2017) and the return of the large notch. Not surprisingly, Apple sells its vintage at a high price. The standard 11 Pro with only 64 GB of storage was sold at the price of 1159 euros at launch. For its part, the iPhone 11 Pro Max was priced from 1259 euros. The tariff grid reached 1559 euros for the model with 512 GB of storage. But it is now possible to have it much cheaper.
We continue with the iPhone 11, the affordable model of the 2019 generation. Successor to the XR and little brother of the 11 Pro, he is equipped with an A3 Bionic chip for crazy performances. Unlike high-end models, it is covered with a 6.1 inch LCD Liquid Retina HD screen rather than OLED and is content with a double photo sensor on the back. The camera notably ignores the telephoto sensor.
It offers correct autonomy but still fails to compete with the 11 Pro. However, it will largely last the day with a single refill. Available in 6 original colors, which will delight the acidulated color lovers, it is sold at a starting price of 589 euros for the version equipped with 64 GB of internal storage.
To see: the best offers to buy the iPhone 11/11 Pro at the cheapest price
iPhone XS / XS Max
For the most limited budgets, you are advised to take a look at the iPhone XS and iPhone XS Max, Apple’s flagship flags in 2018. Very similar to iPhone X, they are respectively built around an OLED screen of 5.8 and 6.5 inches. On the market since September 2018, their price has gradually fallen. They are thus found on Amazon between 600 and 800 euros. Obviously, the price varies depending on the model and the storage space chosen.
For a lower price than the 11 Pro iPhone, you will get a powerful, elegant, luxurious smartphone with an effective double photo sensor. There is also Face ID, wireless recharge by induction and IP68 certification. On the other hand, they do not compete against the 11 Pro in the field of autonomy.
The iPhone XS will only last one day of normal use. For its part, the XS Max struggles to reach half a day with a single refill. Despite these concessions, the iPhone XS remain very interesting alternatives.
To see: the best offers to buy the iPhone XS at the cheapest price
Let’s move on to the iPhone XR, the affordable iPhone launched in 2018 to accompany the iPhone XS. It is an excellent alternative to the iPhone 11, which it is very close to. The Xr is sublimated by a perfectly calibrated 6.1 inch LCD screen and surmounted by a notch for Face ID sensors. Like all iPhones, it offers exceptional performances thanks to Apple’s know-how in designing SoC. As enduring as Xs Max, he promises a day and a half of autonomy for a fairly complete use.
Obviously, it is not as good on this ground as the iPhone 11 but it does not demerit. He is especially worse than his successor in the field of photography. With its unique photo sensor, it does not perform such detailed shots. The Xr is now available around 500 euros, which represents a saving of 300 euros compared to the iPhone 11. This is an option to consider if you have a limited budget.
To see: the best offers to buy the iPhone XR at the cheapest price
iPhone SE 2020: for small hands and small budgets
In April 2020, Apple decided to complete its offer with a new iPhone SE. Similar to iPhone 8 (and 7, 6S and 6), it includes a worn recipe. The smartphone is built around a 4.7 inch LCD screen surrounded by large edges. He skips face Face ID facial recognition and opts for an ancient Touch ID fingerprint reader, which should delight the fans of the scanner.
Thanks to the same chip as the iPhone 11 Pro and 11 Pro Max sold almost three times more expensive, it offers high-flying performances. Likewise, the shots produced by the unique 12 megapixel photo sensor are impressive. We owe this feat to the algorithms developed by Apple. However, it is not as versatile and complete as the device of another Apple smartphone. On the other hand, it sins by its simply catastrophic autonomy.
According to our tests, this model does not last more than 5 hours in multipurpose use. It is therefore far from the other smartphones of this selection. Users will therefore have to get used to connecting their phones regularly. Obviously, the SE 2020 is not intended for the most greedy users. He will especially delight compact smartphone lovers and buyers with limited budgets. It is sold with 64 GB of internal storage at only 489 euros. It’s the cheapest on the market.
To see: the best offers to buy the iPhone SE at the cheapest price
How much internal storage ?
It obviously depends on your habits and your uses. If you mainly use your smartphone to send messages, consult social media or watch videos on Netflix, Disney + or Amazon Prime Video, you are advised to opt for 64 or 128 GB storage. For the most basic uses, this quantity looks largely sufficient.
On the other hand, if you regularly install iOS applications on your phone, or if you often take photographs, you are invited to go to models equipped with 256 GB or 512 GB. This is all the more true for videastats who wish to record very large 4K videos.
However, it should be noted that it is possible to store files online via an online storage subscription iCloud. Apple offers 5 free GB to all users. For more memory, you will have to go to the cash register and subscribe to a subscription.
What iPhone has the best autonomy ?
For years, Apple has lagged behind Android competition in the area of autonomy. With the iPhone 12 and 13 Pro, the Californian brand finally corrected the shot. The two smartphones offer two days of autonomy. The 13 Pro Max even reaches 2 and a half days. For the most greedy users, we invite you to turn to this generation. However, you will not be advised against the iPhone SE 2020, whose autonomy is poor.
How many photo sensors ?
Photographic lovers will obviously turn to iPhones equipped with three back sensors: iPhone 12 Pro and Pro Max. If photography is not so much your thing, you could be satisfied with a device that is satisfied with a unique photo sensor, such as the iPhone SE or the iPhone XR
When to buy a new iPhone ?
Apple still has a new generation of devices in September. You are therefore not advised to change it during the summer. While waiting for the keynote in September, you will not miss a new iPhone that you may like. Likewise, Apple’s annual conference is still accompanied by a drop in prices for models released the year before. You are therefore invited to change Apple during the end or start of the year.
⁇ Face ID or Touch ID ?
Again, it all depends on your tastes and habits. While some users quickly fell in love with Face ID facial recognition, others prefer the traditional Touch ID fingerprint reader. Unlike Android competition, Apple does not integrate the fingerprint scanner under the screen.
This is placed in a vast border under the slab. The only Apple in this selection has benefited from the Touch ID is the iPhone SE 2020. If you can’t stand facial recognition, this is the iPhone you need to choose.
⁇ ⁇ Qual accessories for my iPhone ?
Not surprisingly, you are advised to protect your new iPhone with a hull or a protective case. Since most iPhones are compatible with wireless charging, you are also advised to invest in a base. Finally, you can also accompany your iPhone with an Apple Watch, an AirPods Max or a pair of AirPods or AirPods Pro.
What a budget for my iPhone ?
Apple has a reputation for selling its iPhone at stratospheric prices. This is both true … and false. If Apple offers many iPhones at high prices (beyond € 1,000), such as the iPhone 12 Pro, there are also solutions for the most modest budgets. Since 2018, Apple has supported its two most expensive devices with an affordable model, including the XR and iPhone 12.
They are sold around 500 and 900 euros respectively, on an online business site like Amazon. For users who do not wish to spend large sums on a smartphone, Apple has also launched the iPhone SE 2020. The smartphone is sold at the starting price of 489 euros. Depending on your needs and customs, the budget required to purchase an iPhone therefore varies from € 500 to € 1,500.
For a state-of-the-art High-Level Apple device, have a minimum budget of € 1,000. For an affordable edition, or an older generation, therefore count between 500 and 800 euros. We hope this purchase guide for the best iPhone on the market will allow you to make informed purchases. If you have other advice to give, or if an error has crept into this file despite our vigilance, we invite you to inform us of this in the comments below.