6 best smartphones iPhone

Review of the best according to the editorial board. On the selection criteria. This material is subjective and does not constitute advertising and does not serve as a purchase guide. Before buying, you need to consult with a specialist.

Once the company Apple produced one smartphone a year. However, it soon became clear that buyers were demanding more assortment. Yes, and it was necessary to occupy a niche in less expensive price segments. This is how the annual creation of two or three new models iPhone began. In this regard, it makes sense to talk about the best smartphones Apple among those that you can buy now. After all, an ordinary buyer is already able to get confused in the variety of models – he simply does not understand how they differ from each other.

Which is better: iPhone or Samsung Galaxy ?

We'll start our article, oddly enough, with a South Korean competitor. Now it is smartphones from the Samsung Galaxy series that compete most actively with Apple products. Moreover, in terms of the number of devices sold, the South Korean company is noticeably ahead Apple. But that doesn't mean her smartphones are better. Or does it mean? Let's find this out.

  1. Cost. First of all, many buyers pay attention to the price tag. If we talk about the flagships of both companies, then their cost at the start of sales is approximately equal. But the markup for South Korean devices is falling much faster. In a couple of months, a flagship smartphone can be bought for 4-5 thousand rubles cheaper, while the price of an Apple device is unlikely to decrease so noticeably by that time. And you also need to remember that Samsung has a large number of mid-budget smartphones, while Apple in this regard, only two models can offer (our rating will confirm this). Also, do not forget about the service cost – replacing the display on a South Korean smartphone is cheaper. Therefore, here the win is clearly on the side of Samsung. But buyers are voting not only with money.
  2. Display. It is more difficult to evaluate smartphones of the two companies in terms of display. Previously, the win was on the side of the South Koreans, because they complete their devices AMOLED with a screen with its colorful color reproduction and high energy efficiency. However, nowadays IPS technology has reached a peak, almost catching up with organic LEDs in color saturation. Yes, and iPhone X appeared, on the front side of which there is a AMOLED – screen. Manufactured by a major competitor. Draw?
  3. Communication. Smartphones are certainly equal if we evaluate their wireless communication modules. All South Korean and Apple phones support LTE. Of course, the flagship from Samsung, in theory, provides data transfer at a speed of 1 Gb / s. But precisely in theory, in practice, even the aggregation of frequencies does not lead to a record result, and the speed when downloading torrents (when it is most important) is often cut by the operator. Therefore, when you go online, you will hardly notice the difference, no matter what smartphone you use. Perhaps, the South Korean flagships have at least some advantage only due to the best Bluetooth – connection – sound is transmitted through the air to high-quality headphones almost ideally. But Apple has AirPods, which are more convenient and functional than any existing headset.
  4. Autonomy of work. The devices from the two companies may have completely different battery life. In this regard, the products Apple have begun to lose for a long time. This is mainly due to the presence of a competitor AMOLED – a screen that consumes very little power when displaying black colors. The South Koreans even ventured to endow their flagships with a special technology that allows you to display the time and date in a constant mode. Alas, but Apple is not capable of boasting anything like that. Even the top-end iPhone X requires a charger to be connected quite often – the device is not optimized at all for AMOLED – the screen used by the Apple company for the first time.
  5. Memory. For specific reasons Apple endows its creations with a minimum number of expansion slots. For example, other companies have long been massively introducing two SIM card slots into their smartphones. But the Californian giant does not want to take such a step, since American telecom operators are opposed. But most of all buyers iPhone are disappointed by the lack of a memory card slot. In this regard, you have to choose a more expensive version of the device, equipped with the largest amount of built-in storage. Especially if you want to shoot a video that takes up a lot of space. Samsung has no such problem – this company only once abandoned the slot for an external drive, returning to the practice of introducing it the next year.

You can talk about the rest of the components of smartphones, but in this case, our article will be very long. And you probably can't wait to get to know the best iPhones! So let's just take a look at the plate that evaluates the main characteristics of the devices.

Advantages and Disadvantages Table Apple Iphone and Samsung Galaxy

Smartphone properties

Apple iPhone

Samsung Galaxy

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Display

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Wireless networks

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Autonomous work

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Expansion slots

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Camera

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Safety

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Speed

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Water protection

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Fast charging

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In a word, the victory is confidently won by South Korean products. This is evidenced by the fact that sales iPhone are declining year after year, while this cannot be said about Samsung devices. We recommend looking towards the smartphone Apple only if you are already in the apple ecosystem and do not want to leave it.

Rating of the best smartphones Iphone

Nomination a place Name of product price
The best inexpensive iPhones (up to 20 thousand rubles) 1 Apple iPhone 6 32GB RUB 19,492
2 Apple iPhone SE 32GB RUB 16 939
Best iPhones with a good camera 1 Apple iPhone X 256GB RUB 73 639
2 Apple iPhone 8 Plus 128GB RUB 50,580
3 Apple iPhone 7 Plus 128GB RUB 47 589
The best iPhones in terms of price and functionality 1 Apple iPhone 6S 32GB RUB 26,779

The best inexpensive iPhones (up to 20 thousand rubles)

Apple iPhone 6 32GB

Rating: 4.9

Apple iPhone 6 32GB

Perhaps this is the outsider of our rating. Nevertheless, it is quite successfully sold in Russian retail, so it is impossible not to mention it. The device was announced in 2014, due to which it has become a little outdated. For example, the camera is far from the best – it has a modest 8-megapixel resolution. Nevertheless, this does not prevent her from shooting video in resolution Full HD at a rate of 60 frames / s. And almost no budget smartphone based on Android is capable of this! Alas, the front camera cannot boast of anything good at all – the 1.3-megapixel module is only suitable for organizing video calls. But most of all, a smartphone can disappoint someone with its screen. Yes, it is made with IPS technology, which allows you to count on maximum viewing angles. But the display resolution is very small – it is 1334×750 pixels. Of course, at a 4.7-inch diagonal, this results in a decent pixel density. However, this does not change the fact that with such a device you will experience problems with hitting the virtual keyboard.

Otherwise, the smartphone is not that bad. It weighs only 129g, and its processor is complemented by an LTE modem, which ensures high data transfer rates. Also, the device unexpectedly surprises with the presence of a Wi-Fi 802.11ac wireless module. And even with the battery life, things are not so bad here, although this parameter has been worsened by the latest updates to the operating system. The buyer should also be pleased with Touch ID – a fingerprint scanner that works in a split second.

Please note that there is traditionally no memory card slot here. Therefore, we recommend choosing the 32GB model. This amount of built-in memory will even allow you to do video recording, at least from time to time.

Advantages

  • The camera is capable of high-speed video recording;

  • There is Touch ID;

  • The screen has maximum viewing angles and high pixel density;

  • Minimum weight;

  • Implemented support for the Wi-Fi 802.11ac standard;

  • Compact dimensions;

  • There is a 3.5mm audio jack;

  • There is support for LTE-A;

  • Gradually decreasing price.

disadvantages

  • Terrible front camera

  • The operating system is slow;

  • The minimum screen size will not suit everyone;

  • The price still cannot be called low.

Apple iPhone SE 32GB

Rating: 4.8

Apple iPhone SE 32GB

Perhaps this is the best compact smartphone among the existing ones at the time of this writing. Whatever one may say, but there is not a single device based on Android, which would please with similar characteristics and at least similar performance. This device is released in five color options and has a 4-inch display on its front panel. Its resolution is 1136×640 pixels, which indicates a pixel density of 326 PPI. Of course, this is not the best option for watching videos, and it is not possible to hit the virtual keys every time. But on the other hand, a smartphone with such a screen is miniature, it easily fits in the back pocket of jeans, not to mention an all-consuming women's purse. Also, the device has a very light weight – only 113 g. Practice shows that such a lightweight gadget is less likely to damage the screen when dropped, which is also important.

Surprisingly, the product is currently running iOS 11 – the most recent version of this operating system. And there is a chance that Apple developers will send at least one more update. The operating system runs smoothly here, for which the 2GB of RAM and the dual-core Apple A9 processor should be thanked. And do not forget that there is no slot for a memory card, so take the greatest care when choosing the amount of built-in storage.

It must be admitted that iPhone SE is a modern device, practically not outdated at all. That is why Apple is in no hurry to perform its second version. Users are quite satisfied with the lightning-fast fingerprint scanner. They cannot say anything bad about wireless modules, among which there are LTE, Wi-Fi 802.11ac and Bluetooth 4.2. Also, the owner of the smartphone will be able to use the technology Apple Pay, paying with the device for various purchases in stores. A relatively good camera is built into this gadget. It has a 12-megapixel resolution, and the quality of shooting is not inferior to, for example, mid-budget smartphones from Samsung. There was no place here only for the optical stabilizer, and the aperture is only open up to f / 2.2 – all this indicates possible problems when shooting in the dark.

It's amazing that the American manufacturer installed the same front camera from the 2014 devices here. That is, it has a lousy 1.2 megapixel resolution, which makes it suitable only for video calls.

Advantages

  • There is a fast working Touch ID;

  • There is a 3.5mm audio jack;

  • A large number of color options;

  • Good camera capable of shooting 4K video;

  • High-speed wireless modules are used;

  • Tiny weight;

  • Compact dimensions;

  • Stable functioning of the operating system;

  • Not a bad amount of RAM;

  • The display has a high pixel density.

disadvantages

  • Poor front camera

  • Not the largest amount of permanent memory;

  • It's hard to hit the QWERTY keyboard.

Best iPhones with a good camera

Apple iPhone X 256GB

Rating: 4.9

Apple iPhone X 256GB

It must have been this 'apple' smartphone that made the biggest splash at the time of the announcement. In honor of the tenth anniversary of the very first iPhone, the company Apple released a device with a unique design. Also, the gadget first received AMOLED – display. It is a pity that the developers from the Californian company did not have time to optimize the operating system – at first in iOS the capabilities of the new screen were practically not used. However, now the situation is gradually improving. It is possible that in the near future a dark theme will become available to users – it could increase the battery life.

The display of the device is interesting not only for the manufacturing technology. The company Apple decided to provide it with a cutout at the top. Inside it is the electronics that recognize the owner's face. This made it possible to abandon Touch ID. Recognition takes place in any conditions – even in complete darkness. Moreover, the system will not be confused by the suddenly appeared glasses or a beard. Problems arise only with the viewing angles of this camera – if the smartphone is on the table, then to unlock it will have to either bend over it or take it in your hand.

The device got into our rating not only due to its unique design. The smartphone is practically not inferior to both Samsung's flagships and top-end devices from other companies. For example, nothing bad can be said about the resolution of the installed display – with a 5.8-inch diagonal, it is 2436×1125 pixels. Even more pleasing is the design of the rear camera. First, it is double. Secondly, 12-megapixel sensors are located under both lenses. Thirdly, the aperture is opened to f / 1.8, which will definitely contribute to high-quality shooting in low light conditions. Fourthly, both sensors are supplemented with optical stabilization. In a word, against this background, it is no longer at all surprising that the camera can shoot video with 4K resolution and a frequency of 60 frames / s. By the way, that is why our online magazine recommends looking only towards the 256-gigabyte version of this smartphone.

The other components should also please the buyer. The front camera installed here has a resolution of 7 megapixels, which is quite good, especially for an apple product. The LTE module also works great. The smartphone can also be used in tandem with a modern router – it supports the Wi-Fi 802.11ac standard. Californian developers managed to implement the module Bluetooth 5.0, which was announced shortly before the release of iPhone X. The device is also capable of boasting a powerful processor Apple A11 Bionic. In a word, the device is good for everyone. The only complaint is its relatively large size and the lack of a 3.5mm audio jack. However, if it comes to that, we must not forget that the company Apple saves as usual for itself, without investing in a quick charge kit.

Advantages

  • Built-in very powerful six-core processor;

  • Perfectly working face recognition;

  • The display was created using technology AMOLED;

  • The design has been completely unique for over half a year;

  • Decent front camera

  • Great rear camera

  • Implemented protection against water and dust according to the IP67 standard;

  • There are LTE modules, Bluetooth 5.0 and Wi-Fi 802.11ac;

  • There is a version with 256 GB of permanent memory;

  • 4K video recording at 60 fps is possible.

disadvantages

  • No 3.5mm audio jack;

  • Very high cost;

  • The notch gets in the way in some apps;

  • There is no fast charging power adapter included.

Apple iPhone 8 Plus 128GB

Rating: 4.8

Apple iPhone 8 Plus 128GB

If you feel sorry for the money for the smartphone discussed above, then you might think about buying iPhone 8 Plus. Of course, this device does not have a AMOLED – display, and its appearance is hardly capable of surprising a sophisticated consumer. But in terms of technical characteristics, the device is very good, not particularly inferior to the flagship, due to which it got into this rating. Now we can safely say that this is one of the best phablets released by the company Apple. And one of the heaviest, which is difficult to argue with – the weight of the device reaches 202 g.

There are five color options available from gold to traditional black. The smartphone has a minimum number of connectors, due to which it was not difficult for the manufacturer to implement water protection. It complies with the IP67 standard, which means that even a shower will not damage the device. Of course, there is no face recognition function here – instead, it offers Touch ID, which has no complaints about its work. The device is built on the basis of Apple A11 Bionic – a six-core processor, which is more than enough for stable operation iOS 11. The image is displayed on a 5.5-inch display with a resolution of 1920×1080 pixels.

As in the case of iPhone X, it also uses a dual camera with 12-megapixel sensors, but only one sensor is equipped with an optical stabilizer. The aperture is open to f / 1.8. Perhaps, it is impossible to find fault with the rear camera. And keep in mind that she too can shoot 4K video at high frame rates. One can only regret that a device with a more or less adequate price tag does not have the largest amount of permanent memory, which is why long-term video recording is impossible. Well, for the 256-gigabyte version, you will have to be generous by 65 thousand rubles. As for the front-facing camera, its resolution is 7 megapixels, which is quite enough to create high-quality selfies.

The device has loud stereo speakers. You can listen to music online – LTE and Wi-Fi 802.11ac modules allow you to do this without any problems. Sound is transmitted to the wireless headset via Bluetooth 5.0. In a word, the product does not lag behind the flagships of other manufacturers. Claims can be made only for the cost – not every Russian is able to pay 55-60 thousand rubles for a smartphone.

Advantages

  • A large number of color options;

  • There is water protection;

  • Built-in high-speed wireless modules;

  • Decent front camera

  • 256GB version available;

  • 4K video recording at 60 fps available;

  • Outstanding dual camera with 12-megapixel sensors;

  • Excellent IPS display with 401 PPI pixel density

  • A very powerful processor is used;

  • Fast charging available.

disadvantages

  • No 3.5mm audio jack;

  • Very heavy weight;

  • The fast charging AC adapter must be purchased separately.

Apple iPhone 7 Plus 128GB

Rating: 4.7

Apple iPhone 7 Plus 128GB

One of the few smartphones in our ranking, available in six color options. And if the model considered above turned out to be too heavy, then the weight iPhone 7 Plus is 188 g – this is already a more sane parameter. It also uses a 5.5-inch IPS display with a resolution Full HD. Also, IP67 certified water protection is not forgotten here. That is, a special glue is used inside that prevents water from penetrating under the aluminum body. Please note that a wet smartphone should never be dried with a hairdryer – hot air simply melts the glue. However, this applies to almost all electronics with a waterproof housing.

The processor here is a quad-core Apple A10 Fusion. Also hidden under the body of the device are a navigation chip, a digital compass, a barometer, a gyroscope and some other sensors. The manufacturer did not forget about the fingerprint scanner. Internet access will be provided by Wi-Fi 802.11ac and LTE modules. Headphones are connected either through the adapter supplied in the kit, or through Bluetooth 4.2.

If we talk about the camera, then this smartphone is endowed with a double module, under which there are 12-megapixel matrices. One of them is supplemented with optical stabilization. Like the couple of devices discussed above in this rating, the iPhone 7 Plus is capable of 4K video, but the frequency will be limited to only 30 frames per second. As for the front camera, it has a resolution of 7 megapixels.

Advantages

  • Good IPS display

  • A large number of body colors;

  • A powerful enough processor is built in;

  • 4K video recording available;

  • Decent front camera

  • A dual camera with 12-megapixel sensors is used;

  • The fingerprint sensor works without any problems;

  • Built-in high-speed wireless modules;

  • Water protection is implemented.

disadvantages

  • I would like even more memory;

  • High cost for such an old smartphone;

  • There is no 3.5mm jack.

The best iPhones in terms of price and functionality

Apple iPhone 6S 32GB

Rating: 4.9

Apple iPhone 6S 32GB

Another smartphone available in six colors. The device was announced in 2015. Since then, many of its characteristics have become noticeably outdated. However, the device could not fail to get into our rating, as it is a good choice for those who want to buy an Apple device for the sake of experiment. A new device can be bought for 31 thousand rubles, and a restored one is much cheaper. Yes, the smartphone is slow by modern standards. But this does not prevent you from evaluating the operating system iOS in order to buy a more powerful one iPhone within the next year (or switch to Android).

The gadget displays the image on a 4.7-inch display with a resolution of 1334×750 pixels. The thickness of the device does not exceed 7.1 mm. The compact dimensions made the device very light too – its weight is 143 g. The processor Apple A9 is hidden under the aluminum case – its power is enough for most of the existing applications now. The chipset also provides the ability to connect to wireless LTE networks and Wi-Fi 802.11ac. Payment with a smartphone using the technology Apple Pay is also available here.

The device includes a 12-megapixel camera with a lens under which there is an f / 2.2 aperture. Perhaps it is this element of the smartphone that is most outdated. Although even its capabilities are sufficient for 4K video shooting, albeit only at 30 frames / s. However, please note that the detail in the video will not be as high as when shooting with specialized devices – the small size of the matrix and the low bitrate make themselves felt. Well, if we talk about the front-facing camera, then its resolution is only 5 megapixels. Most of all, the buyer will not be disappointed by the large amount of memory – against the background of the absence of a slot for a microSD card, this seems very sad.

Advantages

  • There is a 3.5mm audio jack;

  • The display has a high pixel density;

  • There are high-speed LTE and Wi-Fi modules;

  • Comparatively decent rear camera capable of 4K video

  • There is Touch ID.

disadvantages

  • The amount of memory is small;

  • Not the best front camera

  • High cost for an aging smartphone.

Conclusion

This is the list of the best iPhone currently available. All these devices operate under control iOS, often the most recent version. Apple smartphones are a must for those already in the ecosystem Apple using, for example, a tablet and laptop from a California company. Also, buying such a device is a good way to try something new, to distract from, perhaps, annoying Android. It remains only to decide on the characteristics of the device and the amount that you are willing to spend.


Attention! This rating is subjective and does not constitute an advertisement and does not serve as a purchase guide. Before buying, you need to consult with a specialist.

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