Which iPhone to buy? A guide to choosing the one that’s right for you

The new iPhone 14 have arrived but in the catalog there are also iPhone 13 (and Mini) and iPhone 12. Here is a guide to help you choose the best iPhone

iPhone 14, iPhone 14 Plus, iPhone 14 Pro and iPhone 14 Pro Max: these are Apple’s latest creations for 2022. Like every year, the Cupertino giant introduces new proposals and eliminates some of the previous models from the catalog. This year he decided to retire one of the best-selling iPhones of recent years: the excellent iPhone 11. The iPhone 12 remains to attempt the same feat and the catalog still contains iPhone 13 and iPhone 13 Mini. Also via the Pro models of last year, which leave the scene to newcomers.

If you are about to buy an iPhone and are wondering which model to aim for, this guide will help you clarify. As always, the choice depends on personal needs: for this reason we have tried to identify categories to help you  choose the best iPhone that suits you .

The best iPhone for taking photos and videos: iPhone 14 Pro

iPhone 14 Pro is the best iPhone to capture your memories. The same goes for the Pro Max variant, sold at higher figures and which can count on a larger 6.7-inch screen. There are no differences in the photographic sector nor in the functions available. The news compared to its predecessors is not lacking: a new 48 MP sensor has been introduced which should ensure better performance in low light conditions. Apple has also improved the Cinema Mode introduced with the iPhone 13 Pro allowing you to record video in 4K HDR at 24 fps. There is the new A16-Bionic processor and the internal memory can touch 1 Terabyte. If photographic performance is your priority, the iPhone 14 Pro is a must.

iPhone 14 Pro e Pro Max

The budget iPhone: iPhone SE 2022

Compact and economical. These are the reasons why to buy iPhone SE 2022, in fact it is the cheapest Apple smartphone you can buy. The features and design are far from those of recent iPhones but the whole thing is justified by the price. The look is a bit retro and is taken from the iPhone 8, and the TouchID is present. Unlike the 2020 model, it now also has 5G. It has a display of just 4.7 inches and a single 12MP rear camera. The performance is excellent in fact it has the same hardware as the iPhone 13 and can be updated to iOS 16.

iPhone SE 2022 is the ideal solution for those looking to enter the Apple world without having to spend excessive amounts. And why not, even for those looking for a secondary iPhone.

iPhone SE 2022

The best iPhone for value for money: iPhone 12

It was 2020 when Apple presented the iPhone 12 and two years later it faces an interesting challenge: to take the place of the iPhone 11 and achieve the same results. It is the iPhone that offers the best value for money of the moment. It offers an excellent photographic sector, satisfactory performance and a 6.1-inch display (perfect size for any use) which – unlike its predecessor – can count on OLED technology. It is available in different colors and configurations. The advice is to buy the version with at least 128 GB of storage.

iPhone 12 is the Apple smartphone suitable for everyone, especially for those who do not want to spend exaggerated amounts. It is also preferable to iPhone SE 2022 for features and iPhone 13 for price.

iPhone 12

Best compact iPhone: iPhone 13 Mini

Aside from the iPhone 12 Mini, it is the iPhone 13 Mini that has earned the title of best compact. It combines compactness and performance. In fact, it ensures the same experience as the main model. The display is large enough to carry out any activity. The list price does not change compared to last year, but online it is possible to find it at figures of less than 800 euros. However, we are talking about one of the best compact smartphones in the smartphone market in general. It has an OLED display and offers high-level photographic performance (there are two rear cameras, both 12 MP). Again, the recommended version is 128GB as iPhones do not offer the option to expand the memory.

iPhone 13 Mini is suitable for those looking for a product with excellent performance that can be used with one hand.

iPhone 13 Mini

iPhone 13: the right compromise

iPhone 13 already has a successor (iPhone 14), but the news are so few (there is also the same processor) that it becomes the model to be preferred. In fact, the price list also costs less (939 euros against 1,029 required for the latest arrival). It has a 6.1-inch screen larger than the Mini version, therefore more comfortable for most users, and has a respectable photographic compartment. Not surprisingly, Apple has decided to leave it in its catalog. And if you prefer a bigger screen, turn your gaze to the new iPhone 14 Plus with a 6.7-inch display. In this case, the list price starts at 1,179 euros.

iPhone 13 is the choice to make for those who want a powerful iPhone, with high-level photographic performance and that will continue to update itself for many years to come.


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