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If you're a budding photographer, why not invest in the iPhone 11 Pro?
This 2019 release offers a cutting-edge triple-lens rear camera (an Apple first), which consists of three 12MP lenses, working in harmony to deliver impressive shots, and houses features like Portrait Mode and Slofies.
Coming up close behind the 11 Pro is the more affordable iPhone XS, with two 12MP lenses of its own, not to mention a 2x optical zoom. The iPhone 8 may have been a 2017 release, but it holds up very well in photography terms, with Auto HDR, an f/1.8 wide angle lens and the same 12MP lenses as the iPhone XS. For photography hobbyists, these three models are perfect to experiment on, as each can take detailed portraits with varied focus, as well as spectacular landscape shots.
Best iPhone for battery life
Battery life is a big priority when you’re deciding on your next mobile, and as you might expect, the latest iPhone releases will provide you with the longest charge yet. The iPhone 11 Pro Max has the largest battery and promises up to 18 hours of video playback with just one charge, but if you’d rather opt for an earlier model, there are plenty of other reliable iPhones to choose from. The iPhone XR will give you up to 25 hours of talk time, so catching up will never leave you running on empty, neither will the promised 65 hours of audio playback for podcast and music lovers alike. The iPhone XR offers Qi wireless charging just like the 11 Pro too, so you don’t need to carry that cable around when you’re feeling low.
Best iPhone for kids
Looking for your little one’s first phone? Get them started with an affordable iPhone model like the iPhone 6S, 7 Plus, 8 or even the iPhone XR. While you won’t be giving them the most expensive model, each one of these devices is still equipped with some pretty sophisticated features, including brilliant cameras for all their selfies, plenty of storage for games and a decent battery life so you can always get hold of them. Apple has a variety of parental controls available to give you peace of mind. On the iPhone 6S and more recent models, you can monitor your kids’ screen time in settings, limit their use of social media apps and prevent them from seeing content with ratings.