Until a few years ago, if you were to buy an iPhone, the choice came down to very small details: how much stor­age you want from your iPhone and, as a result, how much you are will­ing to pay for it.

Now Apple releas­es sev­er­al mod­els a year, and it becomes much more dif­fi­cult to choose. For exam­ple, start­ing with the 5C series, the bud­get iPhone line appeared, the 6S, 7 and 8 mod­els are also of inter­est and have dif­fer­ent capa­bil­i­ties. The choice has real­ly become wider, do you want to get fan­cy Face ID, or will you get by with Touch ID the old fash­ioned way? Are you inter­est­ed in ani­mat­ed stick­ers?

As for the iPhone mod­els, there are only 8 of them on sale right now, and we’ll take a clos­er look at each one.

  1. iPhone X

An uncom­pro­mis­ing flag­ship, iPhone X brings you every­thing Apple has come up with. Among the iPhones, dozens have the best and largest dis­play with a diag­o­nal of 5.8 inch­es. The qual­i­ty of the OLED dis­play, which is called Super­Reti­na, can­not be dis­put­ed, and there is noth­ing to dis­pute — both games and videos on this dis­play look clear, sharp and volu­mi­nous, but, I must say, no one expect­ed less. iPhone X pro­vides 448 pix­els per inch at a res­o­lu­tion of 2436x1125, plus True Tone tech­nol­o­gy that con­trols the bright­ness of the dis­play and adjusts it to the envi­ron­ment.

The dis­play occu­pies the entire front sur­face of the case, leav­ing only a small bor­der. In short, out­ward­ly this smart­phone looks impres­sive, and despite the screen, the device itself is even small­er than the 8 Plus mod­el!

No less suc­cess­ful is its fill­ing — the lat­est A11 Bion­ic proces­sor. With its amaz­ing pow­er, you can effort­less­ly play the lat­est games, be it 3D or aug­ment­ed real­i­ty.

This smart­phone is equipped with all the lat­est inno­va­tions: wire­less charg­ing, TrueDepth cam­era, bio­met­ric own­er recog­ni­tion, and an incred­i­ble cam­era with a lot of advan­tages. As always, iPhone is com­pat­i­ble with Apple Watch, wire­less Air­Pods, and oth­er Apple prod­ucts.

The iPhone X is the most advanced, but also the most expen­sive iPhone, so it is suit­able for those who want to get the lat­est devices and fea­tures.

  1. iPhone 8 Plus

If we talk about the char­ac­ter­is­tics of this smart­phone, it’s eas­i­est to go back to the iPhone X and look at the key spec­i­fi­ca­tions. iPhone 8 Plus is not much dif­fer­ent from its old­er broth­er and flag­ship: the same proces­sor inside, the same amount of RAM and inter­nal mem­o­ry, the same type of screen. Plus, in the same way, you will get the oppor­tu­ni­ty to use wire­less charg­ing.

There are only a few dif­fer­ences between smart­phones. The first is, of course, the body. iPhone 8 Plus is pre­sent­ed in a clas­sic case famil­iar to us, which is not too dif­fer­ent from its pre­de­ces­sors. The screen, respec­tive­ly, is less than the tenth mod­el — 5.5 inch­es. Not equipped with iPhone 8 Plus and a unique front cam­era that allows you to use Face ID and ani­mat­ed emo­ji.

Despite all this, you will get absolute­ly iden­ti­cal pow­er, and the A11 Bion­ic proces­sor, and con­ve­nient iOS, and a fin­ger­print scan­ner, and a dual cam­era with a lot of set­tings.

The most impor­tant advan­tage of the iPhone 8 Plus is the price. It costs sig­nif­i­cant­ly less than its flag­ship coun­ter­part.

That being said, you’ll still be using one of the lat­est iPhone mod­els, and you’ll be able to choose your pre­ferred col­or, because the iPhone X is only avail­able in two vari­ants, but the eighth mod­el has plen­ty to choose from.

  1. iPhone 8

iPhone 8 is anoth­er lat­est gen­er­a­tion smart­phone, and most of its fea­tures are sim­i­lar to 8 Plus: wire­less charg­ing, 3D Touch, Touch ID, NFC, Apple Play, Apple Watch com­pat­i­bil­i­ty. The built-in mem­o­ry options and A11 Bion­ic proces­sor are also iden­ti­cal on the two smart­phones.

This smart­phone is suit­able for those who do not chase large screens, since the dis­play diag­o­nal on the iPhone 8 is 4.7 inch­es. At the same time, its qual­i­ty, of course, is on top and you still get a great clear and sharp image.

As for the dif­fer­ences, it is worth not­ing the lack of Face ID, just like on the iPhone 8 Plus – this fea­ture is only avail­able on the top ten so far. The iPhone 8 has only one cam­era, although it still takes high qual­i­ty pic­tures. But you won’t get a dual lens (wide-angle and tele­pho­to) like you get on the iPhone X and 8 Plus, nor will you get Por­trait Light­ing on the 8.

Of course, con­tin­u­ing the tra­di­tion of the 7, the iPhone 8 does­n’t have a head­phone jack, but it does work flaw­less­ly with Apple’s wire­less Air­Pods.

This smart­phone is ide­al for those who want to get the lat­est and the most mod­ern pow­er, while spend­ing the low­est pos­si­ble amount.

  1. iPhone 7 Plus

This is where the con­ver­sa­tion gets inter­est­ing. The 7 Plus is a great smart­phone and today it can han­dle all the tasks you need, from games and appli­ca­tions to com­mu­ni­ca­tion and pho­tog­ra­phy. There is noth­ing to com­plain about in it, and many come to the con­clu­sion that it is too ear­ly to change the 7‑ku for a new­er iPhone.

The flag­ship of 2016–17, the iPhone 7 Plus is sig­nif­i­cant­ly cheap­er today than the X and 8/8 Plus mod­els. This is already enough to draw atten­tion to him, but that’s not all.

The iPhone 7 Plus has a great cam­era, a beau­ti­ful bright screen, plen­ty of stor­age, and a pow­er­ful proces­sor.

I must say that the proces­sor of the pre­vi­ous gen­er­a­tion does not remind of itself at all while work­ing with 7 Plus, in most cas­es the dif­fer­ence is not notice­able at all. The same goes for the cam­era. Even though she does not have por­trait light­ing, the pho­tos still turn out to be gor­geous.

The last point that may dis­ap­point iPhone fans is the lack of wire­less charg­ing. But this, in fact, is not so impor­tant — the iPhone 7 Plus charges quick­ly and con­fi­dent­ly serves you all day. Well, a com­pro­mise price is a virtue that is not so easy to beat.

  1. iPhone 7

It is safe to say that today the iPhone 7 is one of the most prof­itable smart­phones in terms of price / nov­el­ty / qual­i­ty ratio. Basi­cal­ly, you get the same pow­er in this device as the iPhone 7 Plus, but in a small­er pack­age and at a more afford­able price. Plus, iPhone 7 fits eas­i­ly in the palm of your hand or in your pock­et.

The only con­ces­sion you’ll have to make is the lack of a dual cam­era. Although it must be said that the iPhone 7 does an excel­lent job with pho­tos, despite this.

Oth­er than that, you’ll get the per­fect device for video, gam­ing, calls, chat­ting, work, and more. The device’s speak­ers are loud enough to lis­ten to music, and when you con­nect wire­less Air­Pods, you can enjoy the excep­tion­al sound of your favorite tracks.

iPhone 7 is Apple’s first water-resis­tant smart­phone, all pre­vi­ous ver­sions are not equipped with such pro­tec­tion.

All this in a styl­ish met­al case, the appear­ance of which is pleas­ant­ly pleas­ing to the eye.

  1. iPhone 6S Plus

Announced a few years ago, and not a flag­ship for a long time, the iPhone 6S Plus still holds its own, and is able to out­per­form many oth­er smart­phones. For every­day tasks, it fits per­fect­ly, and sup­ports most of the avail­able Apple tech­nolo­gies — Touch ID, fast charg­ing, Apple Pay, 3D Touch, Reti­na dis­play. The smart­phone is per­fect­ly syn­chro­nized with Apple lap­tops, Apple Watch and oth­er devices.

For those who are frus­trat­ed by the lack of a head­phone jack on the iPhone 7 and new­er mod­els, the iPhone 6S is a breath of fresh air because you can plug any head­phones into it. Today, the cost of the iPhone 6S is sig­nif­i­cant­ly low­er than oth­er smart­phones, which makes it a great option for those who are not chas­ing the lat­est inno­va­tions, but want to get a pow­er­ful and high-qual­i­ty device from Apple.

Anoth­er small draw­back is the lack of a dual cam­era on the smart­phone, this nov­el­ty appeared lat­er. But by no means should you con­sid­er the iPhone 6S Plus cam­era to be worse than oth­ers — it is still con­sid­ered one of the high­est qual­i­ty on the mar­ket.

  1. iPhone 6S

Almost the same thing that we see in the iPhone 6S Plus, we see in his younger broth­er. All the same fill­ing and the same char­ac­ter­is­tics, all the same pow­er and qual­i­ty. The main dif­fer­ence is the small­er screen (just like oth­er mod­els com­pared to their Plus coun­ter­parts) and of course the price of the iPhone 6S is almost the most bud­get ver­sion of Apple’s smart­phone, so it will def­i­nite­ly suit those who do not ready to over­pay, but seeks to get the iOS ecosys­tem.

Prob­a­bly, the iPhone 6S will not han­dle the most new­fan­gled and heavy games, so it is best suit­ed for com­mu­ni­ca­tion, work and watch­ing videos.

But the head­phone jack will remain with you, and the pos­si­bil­i­ty of fast charg­ing, and a high-qual­i­ty dis­play, and of course, a durable met­al case with a large selec­tion of col­or options.

  1. iPhone SE

It may seem sur­pris­ing, but the iPhone SE, being the bud­get ver­sion of the iPhone, still holds its own. The smart­phone has a small com­pact body with a rich and bright screen, and its design is eas­i­ly rec­og­niz­able as iPhone 5S. At the same time, the pow­er of the smart­phone is enough for 3D games, video and com­mu­ni­ca­tion. The bat­tery eas­i­ly lasts a day of work.

In addi­tion, it is with­out a doubt the cheap­est iPhone avail­able on the mar­ket today, and all Apple devices sync seam­less­ly with it.

You don’t have to give up Apple Pay, Touch ID, fast charg­ing, and oth­er nice iPhone fea­tures. And even the cam­era remains high qual­i­ty even sev­er­al years after the release of the device. In addi­tion to all this, the smart­phone is capa­ble of shoot­ing 4K video.

Per­haps the only neg­a­tive of the iPhone SE is that it is the old­est iPhone mod­el avail­able on the mar­ket and so far we have not heard news about an update to this device. But who knows, maybe it will hap­pen in 2018.