Whether it is your first time or getting a replacement, buying a new iPhone is an exciting experience. You will be joining the nearly 45% of smartphone users in the US who currently own iPhones. Apple does not make your decision-making any more straightforward, with its wide range of mobile phones, both current and upcoming, available for you.
But, like any other major decision, there are several factors you need to consider before making your final choice.
iPhones are known to be expensive; the latest version costs between $999 to $1,099, so if you have a tight budget, it would be best that you look into older versions. If you want the best of both worlds, consider less expensive newer versions like the 2020 iPhone SE or XR. The XR comes in two different storage sizes (64GB and 128GB) and is priced within the range of £749 to £899, depending on the size you want.
Alternatively, you can consult with your mobile service provider to determine if you can use plans to pay for the phone over a period. This option is likely to be successful, provided you have a good credit history. You can also sell your old iPhone and top-up with extra cash to purchase your new iPhone.
How much storage you need on your iPhone depends on you and your phone habits. Do you use a lot of graphics-intensive apps? Do you download and stream a lot on your phone? If your answer to any of these is yes, then consider getting one with higher storage size. Currently, iPhone storage sizes run from 32GB to 512GB.
Note that the storage size of your new iPhone will determine its cost. Generally, the higher the size, the more expensive your phone is going to be. The standard size you should opt for should be either the 128GB or 256GB, especially if you have lots of apps, media, or other files.
Purchase iPhones with smaller storage sizes if you do not use many apps and do not intend to use your phone any more than making calls and sending texts.
The iPhone 11 Pro Max is one of the top 15 phones with the best battery life, despite the iPhone’s notoriety for having lower battery lives. Many iPhone owners consider their phone’s battery life the most important thing when selecting their phones.
But, keep in mind that your phone’s battery does not need to have 100% maximum capacity to be considered optimal. According to Apple, any iPhone with a full 80% battery capacity can still be regarded as optimal. Fortunately, there are tips available to help you improve your battery life.
If you love taking pictures, then you should consider going in for a phone that has a high-performing camera. The latest versions have improved optical qualities that let the average photographer capture stunning images and videos.
Getting a new phone can be exciting, but it is essential to keep a cool head. That way, you will be able to make an informed decision and not regret your purchase.