Apple iPhone Buyer Guide: Best Value Phone In 2020

by | Oct 19, 2020 | Technology Featured

Apple is one of, if not the biggest brand in the world when it comes to phones and computers. Since the release of the original iPhone, we have seen amazing advances in mobile technology. The smartphone market is now saturated with new brands and models emerging every day. Due to the level of technology that’s now available in smartphones, the prices have increased significantly.

In recent years, there has been an increase in the number of budget smartphones being sold. It’s now possible to purchase a high-performing phone for less than £200. That being said, the premium smartphone section of the market is full of more expensive and elite performing options.

While there are many options out there when it comes to premium phones, a lot of people are loyal to the Apple brand. Whether they’re used to the operating system or just prefer Apple products, they refuse to buy any other phone brand.

If you’re a loyal iPhone user and are in the market for a new device, it’s vital that you weigh up all of your options not just for buying but also for selling your iPhone. There are several iPhones available at a variety of price points, making your decision a difficult one.

Fortunately, we’ve put together a condensed list of the best-value iPhones in 2020. Please note that the iPhone 12 is set to come out toward the end of the year, so it is not included on this list.

1.   iPhone 11

One of the major problems that people have had with iPhones is the price. Although Apple released a line of budget iPhones, their performance abilities are generally incomparable to their flagship models.

The iPhone 11 is one of the most popular smartphones developed by Apple. It’s a phone for everyone as it offers incredible features at an affordable price. Starting at around £700, the iPhone 11 is powered by the A13 Bionic processor, giving it a smooth feel.

One of the standout features is it’s battery life. Expect up to 11 hours of use after a full charge. Although it’s fast charge enabled, the fast-charging adaptor is sold separately.

The iPhone 11 comes with dual rear cameras: 12MP wide and 12MP ultrawide. The front camera is also 12MP. Both have night mode options, making them ideally suited for low-light photos.

The iPhone 11 Pro and the iPhone 11 Pro Max are slightly higher-spec versions of this model and might be suited to someone that requires a more powerful phone.

2.   iPhone SE

If you want an iPhone but can’t afford the premium price, the SE is the option for you. It’s modeled like an older iPhone but is kitted with superior features, including a powerful A13 Bionic processor.

Although it’s powered like a more premium phone and has ample storage (up to 256GB), it’s scaled back in terms of RAM, screen resolution, and battery life.

The iPhone SE contains modest front and rear cameras.

Rear camera: 12MP.

Front camera: 7MP.

3.   iPhone XS

The iPhone XS is another cheaper alternative when compared to the premium options. This phone is ideally suited to someone who doesn’t favor a huge screen. Although the screen size is smaller than the average, at around 5.8-inches, it boasts a high resolution of 1125 x 2436.

This model has an older A12 Bionic processor, but it does not lack in performance. While this chipset is powerful, the battery is somewhat lacking compared to more expensive iPhones.

Quality photos and videos can be captured using the dual rear cameras (12MP) and the high-performing front camera (7MP).

4.   iPhone X

The 10th anniversary iPhone from Apple didn’t miss the mark. It has been one of the best smartphones in recent years in terms of value and performance. Although you have to pay a premium price, there is no doubting the quality.

The iPhone X has powerful internal processing and an exceptional screen display (1125 x 2436). The screen size is a comfortable 5.8-inches, making it ideal for someone who doesn’t want a very large device.

For an iPhone, the battery life is long. This is solely down to the 2,716mAh battery that powers the device.

While the camera quality doesn’t compare with some other phones within its price range, the X boasts dual 12MP rear cameras and a 7MP front camera.

5.   iPhone XR

Although this is an older model, the XR remains a strong candidate for a budget iPhone. You are essentially getting a premium product for a lower price.

The XR is hard to fault. It’s powered by an A12 Bionic chipset, takes quality photos and videos with dual 12MP rear cameras and a 7MP front camera, and displays on a crisp 6.1-inch screen.

Apart from the price-point, a major selling point of the iPhone XR is that it comes in various colors. This is a signature feature of the model.

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