Why choose an iPhone?
Apple’s smartphones are known for their speed, ease of use and product support. iPhone users can also benefit from the apps available through Apple’s App Store. These include exclusives and early access titles.
For extra reassurance, Face ID, which is on many of Apple’s newer iPhone models including iPhone X, makes unlocking your phone a simple and even more secure process.
What does the iPhone 11 offer?
The iPhone 11, iPhone 11 Pro and iPhone 11 Pro Max were launched in September 2019.
The Pro and Pro Max have a few more performance perks than the iPhone 11. Some of the features across the range include:
- A second ultra-wide camera; the Pro and Pro Max feature a third telephoto lens for higher quality portrait shots
- Up to 17 hours of video playback. The iPhone 11 Pro is capable of up to 18 hours, while the iPhone 11 Pro Max will play video for up to 20 hours
- Water resistance up to two metres for 30 minutes on the iPhone 11, and up to four metres for 30 minutes on the 11 Pro and 11 Pro Max
Apart from a larger screen size and an improved battery life, the iPhone Pro Max performs in much the same way as an iPhone 11 Pro.
What does the iPhone X offer?
The iPhone X was launched in September 2017 to celebrate the 10th anniversary of the company’s smartphone.
Some of the iPhone X’s features:
- It’s made entirely of reinforced glass with an edge-to-edge display (there’s no home button).
- It uses facial recognition technology to unlock it. This technology, known as Face ID, can be used with Apple Pay transactions. The phone quickly learns what its user looks like through its 3D front-loaded camera. It only unlocks for its user.
The iPhone X can be charged wirelessly using the Qi system. Just place the phone on a charging pad and your iPhone should get an instant boost.
What about the iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus?
Two other iPhone models, the iPhone 8 and the iPhone 8 Plus, were introduced at the same time as the iPhone X.
Has a 4.7in screen retina HD display, made entirely of glass for durability, and it’s dust and water resistant. True Tone technology adjusts to match the light for a better viewing experience
Qi standard wireless charging and up to 14 hours talk time
iPhone 8 Plus
5.5in screen retina HD display, with good colour accuracy, made entirely of glass for durability. Dust and water resistant.
Qi standard wireless charging with up to 21 hours talk time
Frequently asked questions
Should I get an iPhone?
iPhones have plenty of features, are easy to use and the build quality is high, so if you’re in the market for an iPhone, there’s plenty of reasons to get one.
Also, if you have other Apple products, like an iPad or iMac, it could make sense to get an iPhone because you can transfer files and photos almost seamlessly between all your Apple devices.
If you’re looking for iPhone deals on a budget, choosing a package with a slightly older model could be the way to go. You’ll still get a great phone, it just won’t be the newest on the market.
What should I look out for when choosing an iPhone?
Features that are exclusive to iPhone can make all the difference to your mobile phone experience. However, remember that not all your wants and needs can be catered for by every model.
If you’re hoping to leave PIN codes behind and use Face ID to unlock your phone and make payments, you’ll need a handset from the iPhone X or iPhone 11 ranges.
Apple’s much-loved portrait mode is available on the iPhone 7 Plus, iPhone 8 Plus, X and 11 models. It keeps the subject of a photo in focus, while putting everything in the background out of focus. The result is a professional looking photo with striking foreground detail.
And remember, the iPhone 11 Pro boasts triple-lens cameras that feature what Apple terms an ultra-wide-angle lens. It enables users to capture on camera an extremely wide field of view.
For those hoping to use headphones with a jack or to connect their phone to a car stereo through an aux-in, you’ll need to stick to iPhone 6 models. The iPhone 7 and later models use the Lightning charge connector to connect audio devices, although adapters are available.
What deals can I compare?
Deals available through Compare the Market include 12-month contracts, unlimited data deals and free handset deals.
Check the contracts on offer from eight mobile networks:
- iD mobile
What iPhones can I compare with Compare the Market?
Our mobile phone deal checker allows you to compare contracts with the following iPhone models:
- iPhone 11
- iPhone 11 Pro
- iPhone 11 Pro Max
- iPhone 6
- iPhone 6s
- iPhone 6s Plus
- iPhone 7
- iPhone 7 Plus
- iPhone 8
- iPhone 8 Plus
- iPhone SE
- iPhone X
- iPhone XR
- iPhone XS
- iPhone XS Max
How can I compare iPhone deals?
To quickly and easily find the iPhone deal that suits your needs, just use our mobile comparison service.
What do I need to find a deal?
Finding the best deal couldn’t be simpler:
- Type in the phone model you’d like in the ‘search for a phone’, search box
- Make your choice from the dropdown list
- Sort your results by monthly cost, contract length or whatever matters most to you. Alternatively, you can shop by network or deal types – for example, 12-month contracts and unlimited data deals.
From the Digital team
“iPhone users have enjoyed the benefits of high-spec tech and entertaining apps for over a decade now. Unique features such as FaceTime, Face ID and Portrait Mode are simple to use and neatly packaged in high-quality handsets. Look out for data allowances that suit your needs. If you’re thinking of buying a high-capacity phone, remember you could save money by backing up your documents and photos to iCloud.”
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