iPhone 13 mini, iPhone SE, iPhone 14 Pro… which Apple smartphone to choose?

Autonomy, power, storage capacity, screen size: discover a selection of iPhones adapted to your uses and your budget.

Apple presented, Wednesday, September 7, the latest version of its famous range of smartphones: iPhone 14 and its different iterations. From the iPhone SE, to the iPhone 13 mini via the iPhone 12 Pro, the Apple brand has for several years offered a wide range of models available in different price segments.

iPhone SE: power downsized

Apple's iPhone SE
Apple’s iPhone SE © Apple

This model is the ideal compromise for people wishing to acquire an iPhone at the most affordable price. Available from 559 euros on the official Apple website, this smartphone features the powerful A15 Bionic processor, the same as on iPhone 13which gives it a high level of performance for a fluid experience suitable for all everyday uses.

5G compatible and equipped with the Touch ID fingerprint sensor, the iPhone SE will appeal to lovers of compact devices with its 4.7-inch screen. A reduced format which, if it makes the iPhone SE 5G easily accessible to small hands, is nevertheless not always optimal in terms of readability.

On the concessions side, note, for lovers of sleek lines, its rather dated design, inherited from the iPhone 6 released in 2014, its limited skills in the field of photography, especially at night. Otherwise, it is difficult to find better value for money on the recent smartphone market.

iPhone 11: good value for money

iPhone 11
The iPhone 11 © Apple

Available from 589 euros, the iPhone 11 is now one of Apple’s entry-level smartphones. It is nevertheless more expensive than the new iPhone SE (529 euros) which has the advantage of benefiting from more recent components. On the other hand, it has a larger screen size (6.1 inches) ideal for multimedia use.

Otherwise, the device displays technical characteristics almost similar to the iPhone 12 except for certain details. Also, its purchase mainly concerns people who are not necessarily looking to own the latest version of the iPhone, but who want a phone of very good quality without necessarily having to pay the price. And especially with rather pop colors (green, blue, yellow, mauve, red…).

iPhone 12 Pro: like an air of iPhone 13 Pro

iPhone 12
The iPhone 12 © Apple

If the iPhone 12 Pro has officially disappeared from Apple’s catalog, it is nevertheless available at most retailers. The main advantage of this high-end smartphone: its price, a far from negligible detail. For a lower cost than the iPhone 13 Pro, the 12 Pro offers excellent performance in terms of photos, power and autonomy compared to its successor.

First the design: equipped with a 6.1-inch OLED screen, for optimal visual comfort, the iPhone 12 Pro is visually almost identical to its big brother. Its A14 Bionic processor provides it with the most satisfactory fluidity as well as support for 5G. Its three 12-megapixel sensors (wide-angle, ultra-wide-angle and telephoto) guarantee quality photos thanks also to the presence of the LiDAR distance sensor, very useful especially at night and for portraits. Add to that a fairly good battery life and you have an excellent alternative in the premium Apple smartphone segment.

iPhone 13 mini: the little one that has everything big

The iPhone 13 mini
The iPhone 13 mini © Apple

Alone in its category. The iPhone 13 mini is the only representative of premium and compact smartphones, a segment largely neglected by the competition. 147 grams, 5.7-inch screen under the fathom: its modest size makes it easy to handle. However, these dimensions may put off users accustomed to larger screens that are more comfortable for viewing multimedia content, in particular video games or videos. It also has practically the same dimensions as the iPhone SE, plus modernity.

Under the hood, apart from a slightly shorter autonomy, there are few differences between the iPhone 13 mini and the iPhone 13. The device embeds similar technologies, from the A15 Bionic chip, which allows compatibility with 5G, to the camera with two 12-megapixel sensors and the functionality of Face ID facial recognitionwithout the TrueDepth camera on the front.

Sold from 809 euros, it is the least expensive phone in the iPhone 13 range. This is why this frame is a reference for anyone looking for a smartphone equipped with the latest advanced technologies embedded in a small format.

iPhone 14 Pro: excellence in photography

The iPhone 14 Pro
The iPhone 14 Pro © Apple

With the iPhone 14 Pro, the company led by Tim Cook inaugurates a new user interface: Dynamic Island. Superimposed on the now front camera at the top of the screen, which removes the notch, this animated dynamic menu bar relays information from certain applications (Maps, Music, Timer, etc.). A unique feature that is both practical and ergonomic.

Featuring a 6.1-inch screen and powered by the A16 Bionic, a brand new processor, the smartphone guarantees a battery life of more than a day. The American electronics giant has also incorporated a mode always on highly demanded by telephone users which keeps a visible display with the main information, but on standby to save battery.

Finally, the device has a new 48-megapixel photo sensor, for even more detailed and bright shots. Top of the range, the iPhone 14 Pro is mainly intended for an informed public on the lookout for the latest technological trends. In addition, its price, 1329 euros, is not within the reach of all budgets.

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