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5 best iPhone models you can buy right now

Entering the hot stretch of summer means we’re just a couple of months out from the release of Apple’s next iPhones.

It goes without saying that if you want Apple’s newest iPhones, you should probably just wait and see what Apple has in store this September.

But we also know that people don’t always care about the latest and greatest and sometimes just want an iPhone that works great for them right now. For that Apple has a lot of options to go with. Once upon a time Apple only sold one iPhone model but in the past couple of years it has kept older models around while introducing newer variants to appeal to just about every user looking for a new iPhone.

Here are the 5 best iPhone models you can buy right now.

5. iPhone 8 Plus

The iPhone 8 Plus is Apple’s premiere plus-sized smartphone. Released last September, it comes with the best specs an iPhone has right now, which is an A11 Bionic processor, 3GB of RAM and 12MP dual-camera; it also has the newest feature Apple added to the iPhone in 2017—wireless charging. Its 5.5-inch LCD display is the best LCD panel you will find in a smartphone and the $799 pricing is several hundred dollars cheaper than the iPhone X (more on that later).

4. iPhone 7

Released back in 2016, the iPhone 7 is a couple years old, but that just makes it a better value. Essentially the same design as the newer iPhone 8 minus the glass back, it boasts solid specs (A10 Fusion, 2GB of RAM and 12MP camera) and a durable design, unlike its more modern counterparts. All of that can be had for just $549, making it a solid phone that has both modern specs and a price point that won’t break the bank.

3. iPhone SE

Speaking of breaking the bank, the iPhone SE is all about savings. It’s Apple’s answer to the pleas of users asking for a smaller frame and cheaper price point. Apple did just that by upgrading the internals with an A9 processor, 2GB of RAM and 12MP camera in the body of an iPhone 5. The result is a fantastic smartphone for just $349.

2. iPhone 8

Getting this far down the list comes down to two things: Do you want the best phone Apple sells and how much do you want to pay for it? For that reason the iPhone 8 comes in at second. It has everything you want in an iPhone except the most cutting-edge features. You will end up saving you $300 (it costs $699) from the number one option on the list and there are a whole lot of people out there quite comfortable with that choice.

1. iPhone X

The iPhone X is the best iPhone model you can buy right now though it’s also the most expensive starting at $999. For that you get the best Apple has to offer. The iPhone X is equipped with the same A11 Bionic processor and 3GB of RAM available in other iPhone models (8 and 8 Plus) but also it comes with many more features that make it distinctly unique. That is the 5.8-inch OLED edge-to-edge display, Face ID, and gesture-based iOS controls.

That to me is worth the extra money you’re paying for the iPhone X over the other options on the list.

Danny Zepeda

Born and raised in Southern California, Danny grew up on a steady diet Pixar, Star Wars and Steven Spielberg movies. Unbeknownst to him, this was...