Our guide to the best iPhones doesn’t get updated very often, as Apple only releases its iPhone handsets once a year, so there’s very little change, at least compared to other brands that release new phones in multiple waves every year.
With the 2019 iPhone overhaul, the lineup has changed again, and we’ve welcomed the iPhone 11, iPhone 11 Pro and iPhone 11 Pro Max to the world. These three new premium smartphones take the top places on our list, displacing the 2018 iPhone XS range and all previous Apple smartphones.
In other words, some of the older iPhones are likely cheaper – and you’ll likely save even more money with the the forthcoming Black Friday and Cyber Monday Deals, so just bookmark those hyperlinked pages to make sure you’re getting access to the top curated deals from across the web by our in-house experts. We have a page just for Black Friday iPhone deals, too.
So the best iPhones are the new iPhone 11 handsets, but what order do they rank in? And what are the best iPhones from previous years that still hold up? Check out our list to discover what our extensive testing has found out.
The new iPhone range also saw a shake-up in Apple’s official iPhone line-up, and now it’s got a spectrum of handsets covering all price points – as well as a mounting graveyard of discontinued handsets. You can still pick up the ‘discontinued’ iPhones at various retailers and carriers, but the ‘official’ ones will be easy to come by.
This deals period will likely see some of the best iPhone deals of the year – that was the case for Amazon Prime Day 2019, and it could be the same for the biggest sales period of the year. So if you need a new iPhone soon, why not wait until Black Friday to see if your favorite iPhone gets a price cut?
Naming a best iPhone isn’t as simple as looking at plain specifications, because value and usability aren’t defined so easily – and even those metrics get changed since the best iPhone deals can sway the value of each device.
As such, we’ve taken the time to use each iPhone extensively in order to compare all the features and functions that new and older iPhones provide. We’ve snapped with their cameras, played many games, and weighed the value you get for the price.
So without further ado, here is our list of the best iPhones on the market right now, bearing in mind that the clock is ticking before this list gets completely overhauled.
Best iPhones at a glance:
- iPhone 11
- iPhone 11 Pro
- iPhone 11 Pro Max
- iPhone 8
- iPhone 8 Plus
- iPhone XR
- iPhone SE
- iPhone XS Max
- iPhone XS
- iPhone X
- iPhone 7
- iPhone 7 Plus
- iPhone 6