Hi guys! It has been already three months since the presentation of the brand new iPhone 11 and iPhone 11 Pro. We all love the presentation of new iPhones in the first place for what? Right! For lower prices for previous models. From the prices of iPhones in authorized stores, my eyes run wide, here you have an iPhone 7 for 29,990 rubles, an iPhone 11 for 59,990 rubles, and an iPhone 8 with an iPhone XR for a reasonable price tag. And what among all this to choose? I’ll tell you about this today. We will build on those devices that support iOS 13, iPhone 5S and iPhone 6 have already outlived their terms and will no longer receive updates, so we won’t even consider them. So, let's start in order.
iPhone 6s and 6s Plus
The devices were introduced in 2015. The platform on which the devices work is the Apple A9 chip, coupled with 2 GB of RAM. Their design, in my opinion, looks good to this day. With the performance of smartphones, everything is also not bad at all. iOS 13 runs on them without any complaints. With a discount on the age of the devices, of course. However, most likely, September 2020 will be a turning point in their modest life. If you look at the general trend of updates, you can see that Apple is releasing system updates to its mobile devices over the next four years from the time they are released. Therefore, the upcoming iOS 14 iPhone 6s and 6s Plus, with a great deal of probability, will no longer be received. These smartphones can no longer be found in the official Apple store, but these devices are still sold in all network stores of the M. M. Video type. The cost of the younger model is 23,990 rubles. And this is the case when your investments will not be fully justified. I do not recommend spending money on this smartphone, but if you have it now, then you can safely use it for at least another six months. After, if possible, it will be better to sell it, so that the device does not lose price at all. That's it. Move on.
What about this kid? Can it even be taken? If you wish, you can buy anything and everything you want. But here I can not recommend to buy iPhone SE at the end of 2019 and the beginning of 2020. Everything that I talked about 6s and 6s Plus applies to SE, since these devices work on the basis of one hardware filling. But SE, in addition to outdated iron, has, among other things, also an outdated form factor. I know that among my readers there will probably be those who simply cannot coexist with smartphones with a display diagonal exceeding four inches. But the realities of our lives are such that the content today is not optimized for such modest diagonals. If you already have an iPhone SE in your hands, it suits you and you don’t want to switch to another form factor of devices, then I would advise you to wait, as there are rumors that Apple may still please us with a compact smartphone in the coming year.
iPhone 7 and 7 Plus
These are the devices that most of my surroundings now walk with. In authorized stores, the younger model of the iPhone 7 on 32 GB costs 29,990 rubles. You can no longer find them in the official Apple store. This is the most controversial iPhone to purchase, it seems to me. On the one hand, you really get a gadget that will work smartly and receive system updates with all new software chips until 2021, when iOS 15 comes out. Not bad, I think. On the other hand, I consider the price tag in authorized stores unjustified, so if you have a limited budget and want to buy an iPhone 7, then take a look at the gray or secondary market for technology. In this case, it will be possible to meet 20 thousand rubles. If you have been using this smartphone for several years and want something new, then it's time to sell it and, having paid, take the same iPhone XR or iPhone 11. But more on that later.
iPhone 8 and 8 Plus
The eighth iPhones are not much different from the previous ones. Of the significant changes - this is a new processor, wireless charging, a glass case and a slightly improved camera. The devices are still sold in the official Apple store, the cost of the youngest model of iPhone 8 on 64 GB is 39,990 rubles. These devices would not have any questions, and I would definitely advise them to buy, if the minimum price was 10 thousand rubles less. But the reality is that for two-year iPhones, Apple is asking for a lot of money. And what do we get in the end? With performance, as well as support from the manufacturer, everything is fine here. I think that the devices will still be relevant for at least two, or even three years. This is definitely the best choice for those who are not used to the new format of iPhones with frameless displays. By the way, dear readers, if there are some among you, then please write in the comment what repels you in the latest iPhones? Frameless design, bangs or lack of a Home button? I will be interested to read. Otherwise, the choice is not bad, better than the iPhone 7. However, if you have the opportunity to dig a little, then the iPhone XR may be the best option for you. By the way, I almost forgot about the iPhone X. What about him.
"Ten" is generally a good smartphone, however, there is one big "but." It is no longer possible to buy it in authorized chain stores, with gray sellers the cost varies from 50 to 60 thousand. Buying an iPhone X for that kind of money can be the dumbest waste to date. Firstly, for 50 thousand rubles in the official store you can buy an iPhone XR, which will have better performance, a better camera and better prospects for receiving new software chips in the future. Also, there are frequent cases of breakdowns of OLED matrices in the iPhone X from the first lots. Not the fact that you will not come across just that. And morally, the smartphone is frankly outdated. And for 60 thousand rubles, you can even buy a new, non-beaten, not dyed iPhone 11. Regarding the filling and other hardware, this is the same iPhone 8. Such things.
iPhone XS and XS Max
To date, these smartphones are no longer sold in the official Apple store. But they can still be purchased from authorized resellers. The cost varies from 70 to 80 thousand rubles for a younger model. And here is what I want to say about these smartphones. Undoubtedly, the capabilities of these devices are more than enough today, but they are not much cheaper than the brand new iPhone 11 Pro and 11 Pro Max. Since you decided to get the most top-end device, I do not recommend saving, but just take one of the latest models. If you already have XS or XS Max on hand, then you can not be afraid and feel free to use your smartphone for the next 3-4 years. There are not so many innovations in the new flagships to chase after them.
In terms of hardware, this is a wholly-owned copy of the iPhone XS and XS Max. However, there are still differences between them. The iPhone XR does not have a telephoto camera, and IPS is used as the display matrix instead of OLED. Many scolded and continue to scold the smartphone for low resolution, however, believe the experience of my friend, everything is fine with the image quality. After all, the smartphone’s pixel density per inch is 326 PPI. Values above three hundred do not cause eye discomfort during use. Pixels are not visible. The camera app on the iPhone XR has portrait mode. If you want the latest iPhone at the lowest cost, the iPhone XR is your choice. The cost in official stores is 49,990 rubles. If you have the opportunity to spend money, it would be better to take iPhone 11. More on this later.
Unlike last year, Apple did not somehow isolate the basic model of the iPhone in the line. And yes, the iPhone 11, by and large, is an improved iPhone XR. He stands in Russia on the official website of 59 990 rubles. This is ten thousand more expensive than the XR, and, you know, for such a step in price you get a completely new device, in which a new processor and new cameras. One is wide-angle, the other is super-wide. There is a portrait mode that can only shoot people and animal faces. This is implemented through the use of software algorithms. Also appeared night mode. For those who like to watch movies, the good news is also - the smartphone has support for Dolby Atmos technology, which should make the sound in the speakers and headphones even better. Judging by the results of synthetic tests, the new Apple A13 Bionic processor bypasses all existing chips in the world. And that is impressive. I recommend this particular smartphone if you do not want to splurge on the Pro-model. And in fact, there is no sense in buying them. The presence of an IPS screen in the iPhone 11 makes it more attractive to me in terms of everyday experience. Unfortunately, from my Samsung Galaxy S8 with an AMOLED display, my eyes begin to get tired after twenty minutes of active use of the device. So the iPhone 11 is the best iPhone for those who don't have an iPhone. But if you have one of the smartphones of last year’s line in your hands, then updating, as for me, makes no sense. Unless you really need a wide-angle camera and night mode.
iPhone 11 Pro and Pro Max
Well, friends, here we are getting to the hottest news from the world of mobile devices this year. The cost of the base model iPhone 11 Pro in Russia is 79,990 rubles. Yes, a lot. But the iPhone 11 Pro is a device for those who want everything at once. Both versions use the Super Retina XDR OLED matrix with a contrast ratio of 2,000,000: 1. There are not so many significant differences from the base iPhone 11. Firstly, the device has a third camera - a telephoto lens with double optical zoom, this is in addition to a wide and ultra-wide-angle lens. If you already have such a device in your hands, I can congratulate you, you definitely should not think about purchasing a new model for the next couple of years.
So, to summarize, smartphones that are worth considering for purchase at the time of release of the material are the iPhone 7 (7 Plus), iPhone 8 (8 Plus), iPhone XR, iPhone 11, iPhone 11 Pro and Pro Max. Buying any device from this list will be a win-win option.