Best Apple iPhone 2022

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For 14 years Apple has been a key player in the smartphone market, thanks to its iconic iPhone. The original sleek design, matched with its powerful iOS operating system, sets it apart from all other handsets, making it a popular choice for tech buffs. But how do Apple’s iPhones compare to each other? We’ve rated the top 5.

 (iPhone 12 Pro Max)
(iPhone 12 Pro Max)

iPhone 12 Pro Max - 4.5/5 stars

Max RAM: 6GB

Max storage capacity: 512GB

Screen size: 6.7″

Price: £1,399

Our Verdict

Unsurprisingly, Apple’s new premium release the iPhone 12 Pro Max is number one. For £1,399 the handset boasts Apple’s biggest smartphone display yet at 6.7”. And with 2778 x 1284 resolution it offers sensational 4K viewing.

In addition to the 12MP camera array, the device also has a cutting-edge LiDAR lens for producing more accurate photos and using augmented reality (AR) apps.

Powering everything is Apple’s newest chipset, the A14 Bionic processor, which boosts the efficiency of the 3687mAh battery and enables the device to move seamlessly from app to app.

More Details

  • Screen resolution: 2778 x 1284

  • Screen PPI: 458

  • CPU speed: Firestorm: 2 x 3.1GHz / Icestorm: 4 x 1.8GHz

  • Battery Capacity: 3687mAh

  • Max camera resolution (Megapixels): 12MP

  • Camera F-stop range: f1.6 (wide)/ f2.2 (telephoto)/ f2.4 (ultrawide)

  • Max zoom: 5x

 (iPhone 12 Pro)
(iPhone 12 Pro)

iPhone 12 Pro - 4.5/5 stars

Max RAM: 6GB

Max storage capacity: 512GB

Screen size: 6.1″

Price: £1,299

Our Verdict

As with its max version, the iPhone 12 Pro has 6GB of RAM, the A14 Bionic processor to keep it running smoothly and a huge 512GB of storage, but only for £1,299.

Photographers can take advantage of a similar camera system to the Pro Max with 12MP wide, telephoto and ultrawide lenses. A LiDAR lens also sits at the back of the phone for taking detailed photos and enjoying AR apps.

The 6.1” OLED display with 2532 x 1170 resolution provides sharp image, with super enhanced colour and contrast. However, the 2815mAh battery generally requires charging more often than the Pro Max.

More Details

  • Screen resolution: 2532 x 1170

  • Screen PPI: 460

  • CPU speed: Firestorm: 2 x 3.1GHz / Icestorm: 4 x 1.8GHz

  • Battery Capacity: 2815mAh

  • Max camera resolution (Megapixels): 12MP

  • Camera F-stop range: f1.6 (wide)/ f2.0 (telephoto)/ f2.4 (ultrawide)

  • Max zoom: 4x

 (iPhone 12)
(iPhone 12)

iPhone 12 - 4/5 stars

Max RAM: 4GB

Max storage capacity: 256GB

Screen size: 6.1″

Price: £949

Our Verdict

If you’re looking for practicality, the iPhone 12 will get the job done, without the fancy extras. Memory and storage are at 4GB and 256GB a piece and the camera system comprises two rather than three rear lenses, like its premium versions.

Saying that, the 6.1” screen with 2532 x 1170 resolution and 2815maAh battery mirror the iPhone Pro, and its A14 Bionic processor makes it just as fast.

More Details

  • Screen resolution: 2532 x 1170

  • Screen PPI: 460

  • CPU speed: Firestorm: 2 x 3.1GHz / Icestorm: 4 x 1.8GHz

  • Battery Capacity: 2815mAh

  • Max camera resolution (Megapixels): 12MP

  • Camera F-stop range: f1.6 (wide)/ f2.4 (ultrawide)

  • Max zoom: 2x

 (iPhone 12 Mini)
(iPhone 12 Mini)

iPhone 12 mini - 4/5 stars

Max RAM: 4GB

Max storage capacity: 256GB

Screen size: 5.4″

Price: £849

Our Verdict

The iPhone 12 mini is the final handset in the latest iPhone generation, and as a flagship wows with the A14 Bionic processor enabling frictionless tasking and multitasking.

For £849 you get 4GB of RAM, 256GB of ROM and a 2815mAh battery - the same offering as the iPhone 12.

However, you will have to be prepared to use a smaller 5.4” display that only offers full HD viewing, and two 12MP rear camera lenses.

More Details

  • Screen resolution: 2340 x 1080

  • Screen PPI: 476

  • CPU speed: Firestorm: 2 x 3.1GHz / Icestorm: 4 x 1.8GHz

  • Battery Capacity: 2815mAh

  • Max camera resolution (Megapixels): 12MP

  • Camera F-stop range: f1.6 (wide)/ f2.4 (ultrawide)

  • Max zoom: 2x

 (iPhone SE)
(iPhone SE)

iPhone SE - 3/5 stars

Max RAM: 3GB

Max storage capacity: 256GB

Screen size: 4.7″

Price: £549

Our Verdict

This second generation phone resembles the iPhone 8 in many ways. It is compact and light but also only has a 4.7” screen.

The 1821mAh battery is small too and the camera system minimal with only one 12MP lens at the rear of the phone.

But, for £549 the throwback is not just a novelty, it is powered by the Bionic A13 chip that can also be found in the iPhone 11 generation making it speedy and totally effortless to use.

More Details

  • Screen resolution: 1334 x 750

  • Screen PPI: 326

  • CPU speed: Lightning: 2 x 2.65GHz/ Thunder: 4 x 1.8GHz

  • Battery Capacity: 1821mAh

  • Max camera resolution (Megapixels): 12MP

  • Camera F-stop range: F1.8 (wide)

  • Max zoom:

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

Which iPhone is the best?

The iPhone 12 Pro Max outperforms all other iPhones but the iPhone 11 Pro Max still impresses for the cheaper price tag.

Which iPhone is the best for photography?

Both the iPhone 12 Pro and iPhone 12 Pro Max have the best camera system and the bonus LiDAR scanner.

Do iPhones have 5G connectivity?

The new iPhone 12 generation are the first iPhones to have 5G connectivity.

Which iPhone has the best battery?

The iPhone 11 wins for battery capacity, but the improved battery efficiency of the newer phones could keep them powered for just as long. Remember, battery life also depends on how you use your phone. Multitasking, streaming and data-heavy apps use the most power.

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