Which iPhone is right for you?

For many, the iPhone is a favourite choice of brand, if you want to find out what all the fuss is about, so we’ve categorised each handset to help you decide which iPhone is right for you.

Last updated: 29th Jun 2020 at 11:46am

Apple is one of the world’s leading brands and they are just as desirable today as they were a decade ago. Before we go ahead and look at the various models, we should highlight an important point - even older Apple models can upgrade free of charge, to the latest version of the latest iOS update.  

So, let’s look at the iPhones that you can buy today. Once you decide on your iPhone make sure you order a fantastic value Asda Mobile SIM to accompany it – Order your SIM now.

11 Pro | 11XR | XS | X | 8Earlier Models


11 Pro and 11 Pro Max - From £1049

  • Triple camera functionality all at 12MP ✓
  • Contains the A13 bionic processor ✓
  • 4K 60fps extended dynamic range video ✓
  • Hefty price tag ✘

The latest addition to the Apple family recently launched this September is the 11 Pro and 11 Pro Max. The screen offers either a 5.8- and 6.5-inch Super Retina XDR display, which the highest pixel density of any iPhone. The Pro Max does provide more pixels as well as providing roughly an extra hour of battery too. Apple have introduced new finishes on these models, offering colours of Space Grey, Silver, Gold and Midnight Green. A key addition to this model is the triple 12MP ultra-wide, wide and telephoto cameras that provide top quality images. 


iPhone 11- From £729

  • 6.1- inch LCD display ✓
  • Contains the A13 bionic processor ✓
  • Great front and rear camera ✓
  • Hefty price tag ✘

Released in September 2019 alongside the above phone models, the iPhone 11 is yet another improved model that offers upgraded features. Apple have produced a variety of shades for the iPhone 11, you have a choice from several colours that include: purple, white, yellow, green, black and red- as opposed to the classic silver, gold or grey. The iPhone 11 has two cameras on the back including a 12-megapixel wide sensor with up to 3x fast autofocus. 


iPhone XR - From £629

  • Want a new iPhone but don’t want to pay £1000 ✓
  • Contains the A12 bionic processor ✓
  • Less waterproof than the XS ✘
  • Lower max storage than XS ✘

Released in September 2018 this premium smartphone delivers some amazing features, but without the £1000 price tag of the more expensive XS. The most major differences between the XS and the XR are the camera and the screen;  this phone has a single-lens camera instead of the dual camera and the screen isn't as high-spec with OLED technology. However, in many ways, both phones are similar, sporting the same processor, Face ID and wireless charging systems. The XR comes in many colours, making it more customisable than the XS. What’s more, the XR battery life actually outperforms the XS.


iPhone XS and XS Max - From £999

  • Excellent Camera ✓
  • Best OLED Screen ✓
  • Contains the A12 bionic processor ✓
  • Hefty price tag ✘

If you like having the coolest most cutting-edge technology then this phone is for you; if you can spare just short of £1000. Both iPhones have OLED and HDR screens, IP69 water resistance, more storage, wireless charging, Face ID and an amazing duel-lens camera. The dual-lens camera though considered standard on an Android phone, works wonders on the iPhone giving its customers near professional images. The phone comes in standard silver, gold or black and you have a choice of the XS (5.8-inch display) or the iPhone XS Max (6.5-inch display). All the amazing features noted above don't come cheap.


iPhone X - From £750

  • Great value for money ✓
  • Best screen prior to XS ✓
  • Best camera prior to recent models ✓
  • Doesn't have the A12 Bionic chip ✘

The fabulous X model was Apple’s first all screen smartphone, with 5.8 inches of Super Retina OLED display going right to the edge. The phone has plenty of great features; Face ID, a fingerprint sensor and a 12MP dual camera.

This phone is mainly famed for its Face ID feature, which uses facial recognition with an error rate of only one in one million reads. The dual camera and a 7MP True Depth selfie camera contain a feature called Portrait Lighting; providing the ability to add studio lighting effects, blur the background (bokeh effect), or add shadows to selfies. This was the first iPhone to be released without a home button, this may be difficult to get used to at first, but this aside the X is a great phone.


iPhone 8 and 8 Plus - From £599

  • Same processor as the X ✓
  • Lighter than the X Plus ✓
  • Best value for money ✓
  • Smaller screen size than the iPhone X ✘

The iPhone 8 is thought of as the best value for money iPhone, it is relatively cheap, splash proof, has fingerprint scanning and great hardware. The iPhone 8 introduced AR (augmented reality) experiences to Apple fans. This blends your surroundings with games and other apps, such as home design apps. The 12MP camera is exceptional but photography is taken further on the iPhone 8 Plus, which has a dual rear camera for portrait mode photography, where bokeh blurred backgrounds can be captured. The 8 has the same storage capacity options as the iPhone X; 64GB or 256GB. Even with the cheaper models, you can see still take advantage of all the features iOS has to offer, including tricks you might not be aware of


Earlier Models

There are also some older models available for those who want an Apple phone yet doesn’t want to pay the prices or is generally not too fussed about being up to date. 

Within this category falls the iPhone 7, 7 Plus, 6 and 6s - these models vary from £299 (iPhone 6s) to £379 (iPhone7) dependant on both your budget and preference. These models don’t have as higher quality camera as the newer devices, however for the simple features of Apple - these iPhones are still great value for money. 

The most affordable iPhone and the oldest in this list, dating back to the beginning of 2016 is the iPhone SE. You can pick one of these up for around £180 (but not from Apple as they have been discontinued). The device has plenty of character with an aluminium body and a stainless-steel Apple logo; it feels retro compared to Apple’s latest models. You can purchase the SE with 16GB or 64GB memory, this is low compared to modern day iPhones, however for £180 this phone is a bargain!

Now that you are aware of various Apple models, we hope you will be able to establish which iPhone is right for you. If you need any further help finding the right SIM only deal to match the perfect iPhone, check out our incredible 30-day bundle deals.

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