The one who looked closely Apple presentation, probably noticed the same frame with iPhone prices: at the moment, Apple releases 8 smartphones at once! Usually the company “kills” last year’s Pro and Pro Max, leaving only the base iPhone from it – the same thing happened now. Smartphone same two years ago, Apple makes popular, dropping the price on it. This year, the iPhone 13 Pro and 13 Pro Max disappeared from the line, but there are still a lot of iPhones – now think about which one to buy. However, it is quite easy to do this: we tell, How are iPhones different? and which one to choose in 2022.
Which inexpensive iPhone to buy in 2022
Right now the iPhone SE 2022 is Apple’s cheapest smartphone: in American retail they ask for $ 429 for it – this is the cost of the basic version of 64 GB. In Russia, iPhone SE can be easily found for 25 thousand rubles, which is even cheaper than the official price in dollars, given the current exchange rate.
Apple positions the SE as the most affordable way to enter the ecosystem: it has a good (12MP) but not perfect single-pod camera, and a weak battery. But there is still an excellent A15 Bionic processor, which is installed in the iPhone 14 and 14 Plus. Ideal if you are looking for inexpensive iPhoneas a gift to a parent or when moving from Android.
If the form factor of the good old “seven” does not suit you, then take a closer look at the iPhone 12 – now it is a people’s iPhone that has replaced the iPhone 11. It is based on the A14 Bionic chip, released two years ago, a powerful battery and a dual module cameras. In addition, the iPhone 12 has a HDR display with a high resolution of 2532*1170 instead of 1792*828 on the iPhone 11.
It is also lighter, thinner and more compact than the previous generation iPhone and has Face ID unlike the iPhone SE 2022. Apple estimates it at $599 for the version with 64 GB of memory, but in Russia it will cost a little more – about 43 thousand rubles. A great choice if you want to upgrade your iPhone SE 2020, iPhone X or XS without overpaying.
The best iPhone in 2022
In my opinion, the iPhone 13 is the best choice of all eight models. It practically does not differ from the iPhone 12 externally, but it has an improved A15 Bionic chip, a camera, and a brighter screen. In addition, the iPhone 13 has a more powerful battery: 3200 mAh versus 2775 mAh. Not much, but according to the Apple website, it works at least 1 hour longer than the two-year-old model.
In addition, the price for it dropped very much over the year: at the start of sales it cost 79,990 rubles, and now you can buy it without any problems for 54-55 thousand rubles if you choose the 128 GB version. This is the best option for today if you want to buy iPhone for a few years ahead.
Which iPhone is not worth buying in 2022
Surprisingly, Apple only replaced the iPhone 13 mini with the iPhone 14 Plus, but did not stop producing a compact smartphone. At least not yet, as the iPhone 13 mini flaunts lightheartedly on Apple’s price list. Actually, this is what he misleads many people: many people think that $ 599 is iPhone 13 pricebut this is the cost of the compact version.
In Russia, it costs about 4-5 thousand cheaper than the iPhone 13 – about 50-51 thousand rubles. It has a too small display for 2022, a weak battery, and a crazy price. We talked about it not so long ago in our article.
Which iPhone 14 is better to choose
Apple introduced 4 new iPhones, but the basic version remained without any visible changes: the same processor, display, slightly higher autonomy. Of the innovations, it is worth noting, perhaps, the satellite communication module, camera chips, for example, Action Mode – improved stabilization for shooting on the move. I was right AppleInsider.ru journalist Kirill Pirozhenkothat Apple introduced us to the iPhone 12 for the third time in a row. A minor update is clearly not something worth spending almost 90 thousand rubles on. And here’s what you should look at.
- iPhone 14 Plus – practically a copy of the iPhone 13 Pro Max, but has two cameras instead of three, but the same large display and the most powerful battery that has ever been in an iPhone. Due to this, it is ideal for games and for viewing content, plus it has all the features of the base iPhone 14. Read more about it in our article.
- iPhone 14 Pro – the latest firmware with the latest A16 Bionic chip, as well as Always On Display and a new Face ID notch instead of a bang. Most importantly, a top-end 48MP camera with ProRaw, improved macro mode and Dolby Vision. An excellent choice if you need a top smartphone after the iPhone 11, 12 or 13 of the same size!
- iPhone 14 Pro Max – an enlarged version of the iPhone 14 Pro in 6.7-inch format. Like other iPhone 14 models, it has satellite connectivity, 6GB of RAM, and a comparable autonomy iPhone 14 Plus. The perfect choice for those who have used an iPhone with a small screen for a long time or if you need a powerful iPhone for everything at once!
Like it or not, Apple surprised many not with iPhones, but with the latest protected Apple Watch Ultra. We talked about how they turned out in our article.