Best value for money iPhone of 2018

On the 12th of  Septempber 2018,  Apple added another three new models to the iPhone family, but at the same time stopped the production of some old devices. So which one should you go for? In the good old days, Apple used to release one new device every year, now we have to choose between a whole line of devices.

After the presentation, Apple has removed several models from its online store. But there are good news, you can still find some old models on sale on different online or offline stores. And you probably still got enough time till they disappear, so you have time to think and choose. We cannot say for how long this diversity will last as it all depends on warehouse stocks.

iPhone SE

Presented back in the spring of 2016, the phone has made revolutionary changes in the market. It was a small, cheap and convenient smartphone, which at the time of its release was only slightly inferior to the more sophisticated fellow iPhone 6s.

After two and a half years, Apple decided to remove it from the market. In my opinion it was a necessary marketing move. However if you were interested in that particular model you should have bought it a long long time ago. Not to be let down though, you might still have some chances of buying the legendary phone at a low price and with good specs.

iphone se

As a call making device, it will serve for a long time. Today though, with the perfect 4G mobile internet and high definition content we all need a larger screens. In my opinion, now is the time to upgrade the iPhone SE to something with a larger screen . iPhone XS, or if your budget is low, then at least go for the iPhone 7.

Specs:

  • Display: 4″, IPS, 1136×640, 324 ppi
  • Chip: Apple A9
  • Capacity: 16, 64 GB
  • Camera: 12MP camera, 4K – 30 fps, 1080p – 120 fps, 720p  – 240 fps

In general, you can find and purchase an iPhone SE in 2018, but first you have to think how you will be using it.

Estimated price: $250 (64Gb on Ebay)

 

iPhone 6s/6s Plus

iPhone 6s / 6s Plus belong to the category of iPhones which got removed off the official Apple Store.  And if the iPhone SE is a bit more interesting because of its smaller size, then it’s impossible to find any special advantages in the 6S right now. It costs a bit less than the iPhone 7, but it is not that powerful. First of all, there is no water resistance technology on it, the stereo speakers, and the mechanical “Home”  button. “Home” button  is one of the most common problem that people complain about, because the button sometimes fails .

The good thing is that the iPhone 6S and 6S Plus have the old good classic 3.5mm plug so you can listen to your favorite music while charging your phone. In my opinion buying this phone in  2018 is not a good decision. Better save a little more and go for the better iPhone 7.

iphone 6s

Specs iPhone 6s/6s Plus:

  • Display: 4,7″, 1334 × 750, IPS, 3D Touch, Taptic Engine / 5,5″, 1920 x 1080, IPS, 3D Touch, Taptic Engine
  • Chip: Apple A9
  • Capacity: 16, 64, 128 GB
  • Camera: 12MP camera, 4K – 30 fps, 1080p – 120 fps, 720p  – 240 fps

Estimated price: $330 (64Gb on Ebay) / $450 (128Gb on Ebay)

 

iPhone 7

The model came out at the end of 2016, while many thought about the expediency of switching to the “seven” from the iPhone 6 and 6s, but now there is no doubt. Now we can say it’s worth it. The phone has a good price, it even features water resistance and better hardware. One of the other advantages – the  physical “Home” button is gone. Absolutly new design, more modern features, the phone turned out to be very successful and even two years after the release remains an attractive purchase.

Specs:

  • Display: 4.7″, IPS, 1334 x 750, 326 ppi, 3D Touch, Taptic Engine
  • Chip: Apple A10 Fusion
  • Splash, Water, and Dust Resistant: IP67
  • Capacity: 32, 128GB
  • Camera: 12MP camera, ƒ/1.8 aperture, Digital zoom up to 5x, 4K – 30 fps, 1080p – 120 fps, 720p  – 240 fps
  • FaceTime HD Camera: 7MP camera, 1080p HD video recording, Retina Flash, ƒ/2.2 aperture

Apple Store price:  $449 for 32Gb / $549  for 128Gb

 

iPhone 7 Plus

In fact, the same with iPhone 7, but with a more sophisticated camera, a larger screen and longer battery life. It has its uniqe color –  Jet Black. The beautiful scratch-resistant glossy case, but it has a price for that spectacular appearance. In my opinion, the smartphone came out very successful, just like the iPhone 7. Moreover, after the release of iOS 12, this generation of smartphones increased in speed.

Specs:

  • Display: 5.5″, IPS, 1920 x 1080, 401 ppi, 3D Touch, Taptic Engine
  • Chip: Apple A10 Fusion
  • Splash, Water, and Dust Resistant: IP67
  • Capacity: 32, 128 GB
  • Camera:
    Dual 12MP wide-angle and telephoto cameras
    Wide-angle: ƒ/1.8 aperture
    Telephoto: ƒ/2.8 aperture
    2x optical zoom; digital zoom up to 10x, Portrait mode, 4K – 30 fps, 1080p – 120 fps, 720p  – 240 fps
  • FaceTime HD Camera: 7MP camera, 1080p HD video recording, Retina Flash, ƒ/2.2 aperture

Apple Store price:  $569 for 32Gb / $669  for 128Gb

 

iPhone 8

The model became a logical continuation of the iPhone 7: they refreshed the design, improved the filling, added fast and wireless charging. In my opinion, the model is worth the money only if for some ideological reasons you do not want to buy the iPhone X.

iphone 8

Specs:

  • Display: 4.7″, IPS, 1334 x 750, 326 ppi, 3D Touch, Taptic Engine, True Tone display
  • Chip: Apple A11 Bionic chip, Neural Engine
  • Splash, Water, and Dust Resistant: IP67
  • Capacity: 64,256Gb
  • Camera:12MP camera, ƒ/1.8 aperture, Digital zoom up to 5x, 4K – 60 fps, 1080p – 240 fps
  • FaceTime HD Camera: 7MP camera, 1080p HD video recording, Retina Flash, ƒ/2.2 aperture

Apple Store price:  $599for 64Gb / $749  for 256Gb

 

 

iPhone 8 Plus

All the advantages that iPhone 8 has to offer, apply to the model of iPhone 8 Plus too. The bigger iPhone with the home button is a real classic. It costs a bit more than 7 Plus, but its features are totally worth it. The True Tone display, fast charging, a modified camera and a glass case.

If a year ago there was no special meaning to switch from iPhone 7 Plus to iPhone 8 Plus, then there isn’t it now. It is more logical to immediately migrate to the iPhone X or XS. But those who are still using the iPhone 5s or 6 Plus, can easily move to the iPhone 8 Plus – you will immediately feel the difference.

Specs:

  • Display: 5.5″, IPS, 1920 x 1080, 401 ppi, 3D Touch, Taptic Engine, True Tone display
  • Chip: Apple A11 Bionic chip, Neural Engine
  • Splash, Water, and Dust Resistant: IP67
  • Capacity: 64, 256 GB
  • Camera:
    Dual 12MP wide-angle and telephoto cameras
    Wide-angle: ƒ/1.8 aperture
    Telephoto: ƒ/2.8 aperture
    2x optical zoom; digital zoom up to 10x, Portrait mode, 4K – 60 fps, 1080p – 240 fps
  • FaceTime HD Camera: 7MP camera, 1080p HD video recording, Retina Flash, ƒ/2.2 aperture

Apple Store price:  $699for 64Gb / $849  for 256Gb

 

iPhone X

Surprisingly, last year’s flagship of Apple is not longer available in the Apple store. The marketing department “killed” a great smartphone, just to sell more new iPhone XS’s and XR’s. Apple’s action from the point of view of the buyer is not the most logical, but it is easy to explain: the phone is cheaper than the new XS, and it looks the same, and it’s still performs just fantastic. Should I buy it this year?  Of course, here you have a fashion design, and the characteristics of what is needed. A great option for anyone who is not chasing new products, but is looking for a balanced option.

iphone x

Specs:

  • Display: 5.8″, OLED, 2436×1125, 458 ppi, 3D Touch, Taptic Engine, True Tone display
  • Chip: Apple A11 Bionic chip, Neural Engine
  • Splash, Water, and Dust Resistant: IP67
  • Capacity: 64, 256 GB
  • Camera:
    Dual 12MP wide-angle and telephoto cameras
    Wide-angle: ƒ/1.8 aperture
    Telephoto: ƒ/2.4 aperture
    2x optical zoom; digital zoom up to 10x, Portrait mode, 4K – 60fps, 1080p – 240 fps
  • FaceTime HD Camera: 7MP camera, 1080p HD video recording, Retina Flash, ƒ/2.2 aperture, Portrait mode with advanced bokeh and Depth Control

Estimated price: $1000 (64Gb on Ebay) / $1200 (256Gb on Ebay)

 

iPhone XS

Having preserved the design of the iPhone X, the model received a new golden case, an improved camera, a more powerfull processor and … And to be honest, it will be difficult to find fundamental differences compared to the iPhone X. But this is an eternal problem, when the owners of iPhones of the past model year are perplexed, what makes the new product much better than the old one. And it’s not necessary looking for the difference. It’s just another marketing move that makes the owners of  iPhone 6, 7 or 8 buying the new iPhone XS.

Specs:

  • Display: 5.8″, OLED, 2436×1125, 458 ppi, 3D Touch, Taptic Engine, True Tone display
  • Chip: Apple A12 Bionic chip, Next-generation Neural Engine
  • Splash, Water, and Dust Resistant: IP68
  • Capacity: 64, 256, 512 GB
  • Camera:
    Dual 12MP wide-angle and telephoto cameras
    Wide-angle: ƒ/1.8 aperture
    Telephoto: ƒ/2.4 aperture
    2x optical zoom; digital zoom up to 10x, Portrait mode, 4K – 60fps, 1080p – 240 fps
  • FaceTime HD Camera: 7MP camera, 1080p HD video recording, Retina Flash, ƒ/2.2 aperture, Portrait mode with advanced bokeh and Depth Control

Apple Store price:  $999for 64Gb / $1149  for 256Gb / $1349  for 512Gb

 

iPhone XR

The new “affordable”, by the standards of Apple, the iPhone XR is distinguished by bright cases, excellent hardware at the level of the top-end iPhone XS, and at the same time it is significantly cheaper. Then a logical question arises: why pay more? The difference in the details, not everyone will appreciate it, but pay attention to the design, juicy colors traditionally attract the eye. Sales of iPhone XR started in October, so for now it is more logical to buy iPhone X: according to the characteristics, the old model is not worse than the new one. We think that the phone will reveal itself in a year, when after the next presentation it will be reduced in price. In the meantime, this is not the most practical option for purchase.

Specs:

  • Display: 6.1″, IPS, 1792 x 828, 326 ppi, True tone display
  • Chip: Apple A12 Bionic chip, Next-generation Neural Engine
  • Splash, Water, and Dust Resistant: IP67
  • Capacity: 64, 128, 256Gb
  • Camera:
    Dual 12MP wide-angle, ƒ/1.8 aperture, digital zoom up to 5x, 4K – 60fps, 1080p – 240 fps
  • FaceTime HD Camera: 7MP camera, 1080p HD video recording, Retina Flash, ƒ/2.2 aperture, Portrait mode with advanced bokeh and Depth Control

Apple Store price:  $749 for 64Gb / $799 for 128Gb / $899 for 256Gb

 

iPhone XS Max

Finally we are happy to introduce you the best model of 2018  – the iPhone XS Max 512 GB with two SIM cards from China. Let us remind you that it was the Chinese who received a pleasant bonus, unlike other countries, where the version of the phone with one physical SIM card and eSIM will be delivered.

Phone by performance – a complete copy of the iPhone XS, but the main difference is in size: this is the iPhone with the largest screen ever Apple made. The differences between “Max” and “just” XS are minimal. Enormous screen, bigger battery and that’s all. The price, of course, is also higher.

Specs:

  • Display: 6.1″, OLED, 2688 x 1242, 458 ppi, 3D Touch, Taptic Engine, True Tone display
  • Chip: Apple A12 Bionic chip, Neural Engine
  • Splash, Water, and Dust Resistant: IP68
  • Capacity: 64, 256, 512 GB
  • Camera:
    Dual 12MP wide-angle and telephoto cameras
    Wide-angle: ƒ/1.8 aperture
    Telephoto: ƒ/2.4 aperture
    2x optical zoom; digital zoom up to 10x, Portrait mode, 4K – 60fps, 1080p – 240 fps
  • FaceTime HD Camera: 7MP camera, 1080p HD video recording, Retina Flash, ƒ/2.2 aperture, Portrait mode with advanced bokeh and Depth Control

Apple Store price:  $1099for 64Gb / $1249 for 128Gb / $1449 for 256Gb

 

Final thoughts:

It is difficult to make recommendations on which model is actually the best value for money, especially when dealing with such a large list of devices with different capabilities and characteristics. If we now had a question about buying a new iPhone, then first of all we would look at an iPhone X with 64 or 256 GB of memory.

Another candidate is the iPhone 8 with 64 GB of memory. Why not iPhone 7? It is sold with 32 GB, and has a smaller display. And here you have to pay extra for the version with 128 GB, which is not much cheaper than the iPhone 8.

Recommend iPhone XS Max to be purchased is morally difficult. This is more than just a phone, it is a way of life and an indicator of wealth. And it is impossible to recommend to live beautifully; you achieve this on your own when no other people’s advice is needed.

 

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