The best 2020 iPhone models for every user and budget

This week, Apple finally announced its long-awaited iPhone 12 — and there were plenty of surprises in store for Apple fans. For starters, the iPhone 12 isn’t one phone but several, with four unique models available to pre-order in the coming weeks.

Want to see all of the new features and upgrades found in the iPhone 12 and iPhone 12 Pro? Tap or click here to see everything Apple announced during its iPhone 12 event.

Now that you know your options, are you ready to settle on a new iPhone? If not, don’t worry — we’re breaking down each iPhone 12 model to find the best device for every budget. Believe it or not, you don’t need to break the bank to get a phone you’ll love.

Apple’s latest and greatest: The iPhone 12 series

At Apple’s iPhone event, the company announced four separate iPhone 12 models for users to pick from. Each one has different benefits and drawbacks in terms of speed, size and power — so make sure to choose a phone that fits your needs and lifestyle.

A word of advice: Apple revealed it would no longer include EarPods and charging adapters with new iPhone models. This means you need to factor in the cost of headphones and a USB-C adapter when you go to purchase your phone. If you already have either of these, you won’t need to buy another unless you want to.

A stacked view of iPhone 12 and iPhone 12 mini in the blue aluminum finish. A stacked view of iPhone 12 and iPhone 12 mini in the blue aluminum finish.
Source: Apple Newsroom

iPhone 12

The iPhone 12 is the standard-bearer of the new product line and features an all-new aluminum-edged design in five colors (blue, green, red, white and black). The OLED screen comes in at 6.1-inches, and the rear glass is protected by a durable ceramic coating. It also includes the new A14 Bionic chip, 5G capabilities, a dual-lens 12-megapixel camera and 17-hour battery life.

The iPhone 12 starts at $799 for the 64GB model and costs $100 more for upgraded storage.

iPhone 12 Mini

The iPhone 12 Mini features a smaller screen than the basic iPhone 12, but it’s not skimping on any tech. It has the same exact guts — including the OLED screen, camera, chip, 5G antenna and ceramic coating — but in a smaller package at just 5.4-inches. And because the phone is smaller, the battery life is slightly less at 15 hours.

The iPhone 12 Mini starts at $699 for the 64GB model and costs $100 more for upgraded storage.

iPhone 12 Pro and iPhone 12 Pro Max.iPhone 12 Pro and iPhone 12 Pro Max.
Source: Apple Newsroom

iPhone 12 Pro

The iPhone 12 Pro is the second most expensive phone in the lineup and includes a better camera than the basic iPhone 12 and 12 Mini. The camera includes LiDAR, which is a special laser technology that scans your surroundings for depth and distance. The result is clearer, better-defined photos in low light. The stainless steel body comes in four colors (blue, grey, gold and white).

The iPhone 12 Pro starts at $999 for the 128GB model and costs $100 more for upgraded storage.

iPhone 12 Pro