Which iPhone Should You Choose in 2020?


hi everyone Aaron here for ZolloTech and
this is the current offering of iPhones from Apple for 2020 this is every phone
that Apple currently sells new on their website or in their stores now you may
be able to get other phones that are not here
used or refurbished but they are not sold in stores or anything like that so
these are everything that’s currently sold by Apple new and so we’ll start on
the left with the iPhone 8 the iPhone 8 starts at four hundred and forty nine
dollars and goes all the way up to the iPhone 11 Pro Max on the far right here
that ends at one thousand four hundred and forty nine dollars for the largest
storage option of 512 gigabytes so we have a very wide range of prices from
left to right so we have a couple differences between them the iPhone 8
obviously has a home button and we have face ID on the rest we’ll talk about
that in a moment but let’s talk about the offerings from each one of these
phones so as you can see this is the silver iPhone 8 and the silver iPhone 8
is for 49 and then goes to $4.99 with 64 128 gigabytes of storage you can also
get the larger sized iPhone 8 plus and again it comes in at similar prices
similar storage and is available in space grey silver and gold so we have
space grey here silver with the iPhone 8 now with the iPhone XR we have a lot
more colors it starts at 599 dollars and goes up to
six hundred and forty nine dollars you can get 64 or 128 gigabytes currently it
comes in white black blue yellow coral or product red like this one so you’ll
see this is the red one its product which means they donate some of the
profits to the AIDS Foundation to help get rid of AIDS around the world and
then we have the iPhone 11 iPhone 11 starts at $6.99 and goes to eight
hundred and forty nine dollars it’s available in 64 128 or 256 gigabytes it
comes in in white black yellow this color green purple and again product red
so this is this nice green color and that’s a new color this year as compared
to the iPhone XR when it comes to the iPhone 11 Pro
and eleven Promax the I phoned 11pro comes in at 999 dollars and goes up to
thirteen hundred and forty nine dollars it’s available in 64 256 or 512
gigabytes and you can see here this is the new midnight green color but it also
comes in space grey silver and gold and with the iPhone 11 Pro max you can see
this is the Space Gray variant and this starts at 1099 and goes all the way up
to one thousand four hundred and forty nine dollars it comes in 64 256
gigabytes or 512 gigabytes and again has the same space grey silver gold and
midnight green colors when it comes to the overall build of the phones they’re
a little bit different the four phones on the Left weigh a little bit less
because they’re made of aluminum and then glass so the actual frame around
the outside edge of the eight 8 + XR + 11 have aluminum around the entire
outside edge and glass front and back with the 11pro and the 11pro Maxx these
are made of stainless steel so the outside ring is stainless steel and then
again glass front and back so they’re all the same as far as that goes with
the pros and then they’re all the same as far as the other models as well now
when it comes to overall weight the phone’s on the right are going to feel a
little bit heavier due to their stainless steel construction but they’re
not too much heavier overall so here’s the different weights of all of them and
it goes from 148 grams all the way up to 226 grams for all of them so from
lightest to heaviest now one of the greatest differences on these phones is
the display the four on the left are all LCD and then the two on the right the 11
Pro and 11 Pro max are OLED displays and they’ve really made them very nice this
year they’ve made them a little bit brighter but let’s talk about the
displays and the resolution because the LCD displays these are some of the best
LCD panels ever made and I know some people will say with the XR and the 11
which have the exact same displays that it is a lower resolution than the other
displays but because the pixel density is above 300 you’re not really going to
see any of those pixels and it looks fantastic
it has great viewing angles and that’s true of any of the LCD
displays from Apple they’re very vibrant they’re very nice and they go nice and
bright but they’re not as bright as the OLED displays on the 11pro and the 11pro
max the 11 Pro and 11 Pro max can go very very bright in fact 800 nits is the
peak brightness and then it can go even higher when playing HDR content so the
11 Pro and 11 Pro max can play HDR and technically the iPhone 11 can do the
same but the OLED displays give you deeper blacks and then brighter colors
overall with a little bit more saturation so Apple does a good job of
balancing all of these displays but they are not the same when it comes to
watching different content and so you have your choice of 4.7 inches that’s
actually a rectangular display all the way up to 6.5 inches with rounded
corners on the OLED displays of the 11pro max so you have a wide variety of
what works for you however there’s one thing I should mention that has to do
with OLED display specifically that I don’t hear a lot of others talk about
but I’ve mentioned regularly and that’s something called PWM or pulse width
modulation that’s the way OLED displays regulate their brightness and some
people are sensitive to this about 1 in 10 people and what that means is when
you brighten or dim an OLED display it’s actually flickering faster or slower and
the longer it keeps the light on the brighter it looks LCD displays with the
8 plus or the 8 and the XR and the 11 don’t do this they don’t flicker at
all in any way and they are nice and bright or dim and they’re just always
lit so they don’t have that flicker going on and that flicker may bother
some people’s eyes cause them to feel nauseated or give them headaches so
that’s something to keep in mind however with this year’s phones the 11 Pro and
11 Pro Max have a higher rate of flicker which most people can’t see and
doesn’t bother as many people but it’s still something that’s there so I
thought I’d mention it now another thing to mention is only the iPhone 8 and 8
plus have 3d touch and what that means is there’s a pressure-sensitive layer
under the display that allows you to push a little bit or push harder for
different action to take place and you’re probably
familiar with this you can press on it slide your finger to adjust brightness
but what Apple has done with all of the newer phones from the ten are on is get
rid of that and then replace it with a press and hold so you’ve got a press and
hold you accomplish the same task and while it works it is nowhere near as
fast so with pressure sensitivity on the music app for example if I press and
hold we’ll try it again you’ll see it didn’t work the first time on the iPhone
11 Pro let’s try it again and you’ll see it works but it’s a little bit slower
let me try it one more time so you can see again it’s it works just fine gives
you the same sort of functions but it is a little bit slower so just keep that in
mind if you love 3d touch while they’ve changed it dramatically with iOS 13 it’s
still there it’s just not as good but it’s
definitely better than the haptic touch or the press and hold that we have on
the newer phones now with Apple’s newer phones the iPhone 11 11 Pro and 11 Pro
Max they seem to be more shatter resistant but by doing that it softens
the glass and makes them more prone to scratching so for example on my iPhone
11 pro max it’s fairly scratched and it scratched much easier than say the
iPhone 8 plus that I have here over the years of using this it really doesn’t
have many scratches on it and I don’t use a screen protector but with the
newer phone it seems to gather scratches much more easily and that’s by putting
it in my pocket with nothing else in there I’m very careful where I said it
but it’s just something to know and I would highly recommend a screen
protector if you are going to have one of the newer phones while they are more
shatter resistant you probably will get more light scratches on them more easily
but the shadow resistance is not a bad thing because if you were to shatter
these and you did not have Apple Care the price to replace the displays is
very expensive also the price to replace the back is very expensive so I would
highly recommend Apple care on these devices so that your maximum cost with
anything is about $100 because it can get very expensive if you were to break
this back glass Apple replaces the whole device for five to six hundred dollars
whether when it comes to the older devices if you were to shatter the glass
it’s much more reasonable to get the display replaced the back is not
reasonable but the front is reasonable to get replaced if you needed to so just
keep that in mind with the LCD displays they are cheaper to repair should you
shatter the screen now finally something that I actually don’t think about
anymore with the displays is the knotch the knotch may bother some people it
doesn’t really bother me much you get used to it very quickly but if it’s
something that bothers you most people that actually switch to a phone with a
knob don’t really notice it after a day or so most people have talked to have
said it’s not a big deal I thought it would be but it’s not so just keep that
in mind but for the most part it’s not really something to worry about but if
it drives you nuts it is a consideration of course now
despite the resolution differences the displays look great overall you’re not
going to complain about it I don’t think even though some people will say that
the XR and the 11 are 720p displays they’re actually closer to
1080p you can still watch 1080p content on YouTube there’s no issues with that
and there’s no reason you can’t watch quality content on these and you will
never notice the difference so let’s go into one of my videos so I can show you
if we go to some of the options in the upper right here you’ll see here is the
quality and you have 1080p is an option so you can watch 1080p video it will
just scale and it’s closer to 1080p than it is to 720p but again the resolution
is less important as opposed to the pixel density so you’re not going to see
those pixels now let’s talk about the specs overall because while there are
quite a big step in specs between all of these different devices it’s not as big
as you might think for example the iPhone 8 has the a 11
Bionic processor with 2 gigabytes of RAM the 8 plus has the same a 11 Bionic but
with 3 gigabytes of RAM usually due to that larger display the iPhone XR has
the a 12 Bionic with 3 gigabytes of RAM the iPhone 11 has the a 13 Bionic as
does the iPhone 11 Pro and pro max they all have the a 13 Bionic and they all
have 4 gigabytes of RAM so they all should compete very well as far as speed
now one of the ways we can sort of test this is if I go to the oldest device and
one of the newer devices see maybe we’ll use the 11pro here and
let’s open minecraft so let’s open the game and you’ll see I’m opening it for
the first time here it’ll take a moment and you can see the color temperature
differences between the displays the OLED is a little bit different the newer
phones do support true tome or these do as well but it’s something I have turned
off on all of them so let’s go ahead and hit confirm continue let’s get rid of
this here and continue and then what I’m going to do is create a new world so
we’ll just see how quickly it loads because you’ll see right now things look
pretty similar here so we’ll hit create and let’s see how quick both of them
create a world because they’re going to be very similar
despite the iPhone 8 and 8 plus having a little bit older processor so you’ll see
we’re within a second or so they’re both going to be highly playable there won’t
be any issues with that but I wanted to do one test that’s a little more taxing
on the processor and some people have said this isn’t something you would do
in real life and that’s true but it’s really one of the ways you can push the
processor or the graphics chip in it to the max to see what the difference is so
what I was going to do is will compress a 4k video that I’ve put in iMovie on
all of these devices so let me get that ready for you now I’ve closed out every
application that I was using and let’s go ahead and open iMovie so you’ll see
there’s no other applications open on any of the phones
there’s nothing stored in memory so I’ve imported a clip split the clip into and
then added a title on every single one of these this is a 4k clip and also
let’s bring in the iPhone se since maybe we’ll have an se later on in the year
but here is a stopwatch that we’ll use so what I’m going to do is export this
clip and you’ll see I added the title here I’m done with that so we’re going
to export this clip and then see how quickly they can compress on all of
these because sometimes on a Mac this can take quite a while to do but on a
phone it’s actually quite fast so this particular clip is a little over three
minutes or almost four minutes so if I go to the end here they’re all identical
three minutes and 46 seconds now I have all of these videos ready to export I’m
going to try and hit them all at the same time so we
can get them all exporting at the same time and then I’ll hit the stopwatch so
let’s try that and we’ll hit start and let’s see how long this actually takes
I’ll speed this up so you don’t have to wait the whole time now we’re a little over halfway through
and you’ll see some of the older phones such as the ten are and the eight plus
are doing quite well so the RAM on the iPhone eight me make it a little bit
slower but it’s pretty impressive to see how they’re all doing now as expected
the iPhone 1111 Pro and 11 Pro Mac’s were all even in export times the 10r
was just behind it by maybe a second or half a second and then the iPhone 8 plus
was behind that not too much at all but the eight was much further behind and I
suspect that’s due to the amount of RAM that it has it’s the least amount of RAM
and video exporting can be fairly RAM intensive but either way they all did
really well even compared to exporting on a macbook so that should give you a
general idea of how fast they are compared to one another when doing an
intensive task although I don’t suspect this is something you would do regularly
now when it comes to iPhone one of the biggest reason people buy iPhone is
because of their cameras their cameras are very consistent but there are very
big differences from the iPhone 8 all the way to the iPhone 11 pro max so I
wanted to show you the differences first I’ll show you the forward facing camera
and then I’ll show you the rear facing camera so when it comes to the forward
facing camera the iPhone 8 8 plus and iPhone XRe all have a 7 megapixel F
2.2 aperture they all record in 1080p and the iPhone XR can do 1080p 60 off
the front camera so if I turn on the front camera of the XR for example will
spin it around here and if we go to video and do the same with the 8 or the
8 plus it’s going to be identical the quality will be the same and I’ll show
you a different sample in a moment now when we take a look at the iPhone 1111
Pro and 11 pro max this is an all new 12 megapixel camera so it’s got a front
facing camera that’s 12 megapixel and an F 2.2 aperture so the quality is
much better and it can record in 4k 60 so it has a very high resolution it
looks great and you could honestly use it for vlogging most of the time as long
as you have good lighting so it’s a really impressive camera so let me show
you a little sample between all of them I’m recording with the forward-facing
camera on three different phones the 8 Plus, which is the same as the
8 the XR and the 11 Pro so the 11pro of the 11 Promax and the 11 all
have the same cameras so as you can see the background of the 8 plus is a little
bit blown out where the XR and the 11pro are a little bit different and
they have better dynamic range overall and you can hear the audio between all
three the 11pro the XR and the 8 plus now when it comes to the rear cameras
this is a huge difference so with the iPhone 8 for example we have a single
lens and this lens is a 12 megapixel camera and it can record 4k 60 all of
them have that capability and they all have at least one optical image
stabilized lens the 8 plus has a dual camera it has a regular camera and then
a telephoto lens when it comes to the iPhone XR we go back to one camera but
again this is a very nice camera it’s a 12 megapixel F 1.8 lens it does have
digital zoom and looks really nice and then on the iPhone 11 we add another
lens but this time it’s not a telephoto this time it’s an ultra wide lens so on
the 11 we have a 12 megapixel sensor but it’s a new sensor on the 1111 Pro and 11
Pro max as compared to the 12 megapixel sensors in the older phones so with the
11 we have a dual camera setup 12 megapixel F one point 8 and 12 megapixel
F 2 point 4 ultra wide they can record in 4k 60 and they use the knurl engine
in the processor to process the video in real time it’s very impressive what it
can do with the iPhone 11 Pro in the 11pro max they have the exact same
camera setup so now we have triple lenses we have a normal lens that’s 12
megapixels F 1.8 then we haven’t 12 megapixel F 2.0 optical zoom lens and
then we have an all-new ultra wide lens to
that’s on the 11 that is an F 2.4 so all of them again are really nice cameras
but let me show you some samples comparing them along with some video here you can see video stabilization
between all six phones each camera has a telephoto lens with the exception of the
iPhone XR the iPhone XR uses digital zoom but it’s better than you
might expect so here’s 2x and then here’s 1x you’ll
see all of them look about the same but the newer iPhones the 11 the 11 Pro and
the 11 Pro max also have an ultra wide lens where you can zoom way out and see
a lot more now another consideration between the phones is touch ID verse
face ID now when the newest phones face ID is
super fast and what you normally do is you just pick up the phone look at it
and swipe up while you’re lifting the phone up but if you have touch ID you’re
going to have a different situation you either have this home button here or you
can pick it up turn it on and do it that way but let me show you what I mean I’ll
pick it up and swipe and at the same time hit the home button and you’ll see
it’s a little bit hard to compare the two but let’s try again and you’ll see
the home button seems to be a little bit faster but a lot of people like the
ability to have the larger screen because you don’t need the bezel for the
home button so this is a big consideration for some people face ID is
much more secure with the with the exception of maybe if you have a twin
but overall they’re both great after using face ID and finally in the newer
generation I think it’s more than adequate and most people I talk to would
much rather have face ID than touch ID I could really go with either/or but some
people are going to be very picky about that now let’s talk a little bit about
battery because this is a huge difference between all of them starting
with the iPhone 8 we have a smaller battery of course because we have a
smaller body of the phone so it’s eighteen hundred and twenty-one milliamp
hours that will give you about five hours of screen on time depending on
your usage when we move to the eighth plus we have a two thousand six hundred
and ninety one milliamp hour battery most people will get six or seven hours
of screen on time depending on use closer to six hours but it just depends
how you’re using the phone when we get to the iPhone 10 hour the battery gets a
little bit bigger this last year’s best phone as far as battery
goes it’s got a two thousand nine hundred and forty two milliamp hour
battery you’re going to get about seven hours of screen on time some people can
do a little bit better depending on how they use it but that’s what I see pretty
much is average you’ll get an additional hour of screen on time with the iPhone
11 it has a slightly larger 3110 milliamp hour battery so maybe seven to
nine hours depending on how you use it some people will get less if they’re
heavy on using games and things like that and then if we are talking about
the iPhone 11 pro and pro max Apple has increased the battery size for the size
of the chassis by quite a bit the iPhone 11 pro has a three thousand forty six
milliamp hour battery that will get you about five hours more screen on time
than the iPhone XS that it replaced so most people are seeing 10 to 11 hours of
screen on time with the iPhone 11 Pro with the 11 Pro max we have a 3969
milliamp hour battery and this will get you 10 to 12 hours of screen on time and
I seem to get about 12 hours of screen on time with average use so if I go to
my battery and battery health being at 100% if it’s lower than that this can
vary a little bit but if we take an example where I’ve used 25% of my
battery today I’ve used 2 hours and 24 minutes of screen on time 1 hour and 3
minutes of screen off time if we do two and a half hours times 4 since I’ve only
used a quarter of my battery and we’re down to 77 percent if we do 2 times 4
that gives us about 10 hours maybe a little more maybe a little less but most
of the time 10 to 12 hours and that’s not including the screen off time that
I’m using as well so they’re very very good batteries in the newer phones they
all support fast charging but only the iPhone 11 pro and pro max include a fast
charger in the box so you can fast charge the older phones they may be a
little bit slower to fast charge but they will fast charge if you have the
right adapter now one thing that’s very important obviously is reception and
reception on the iPhone 8 and 8 plus if you have the Verizon variant can be much
better than what you get with the modern phones of the 11 Pro and
Promax and that it comes down to the use of Qualcomm modems verse Intel modems
most people that have Qualcomm modems have a much better reception or
experience with the older phones especially from the seven and older with
the iPhone 11 Promax there are some spotty issues sometimes switching from
Wi-Fi to LTE or LTE signal may drop while it’s not bad for most people some
people do have issues with it and I have seen that myself from time to time so
the 8 m8 plus especially like I said the CDMA or the verizon variant is going to
have the best reception of any of them so just keep that in mind all of the
rest are very similar I find that the attend are and the 11 seem to have a
little bit better reception than the 11 Pro and Pro max I don’t know if that’s
due to the construction or not but I do find that to be the case now when we’re
talking about the speakers of all of them it’s very difficult to hear the
difference between all of them on a singular microphone that I’ve got here
that I’m speaking into but there is a very big difference between the 11 Pro
and Pro max as compared to the rest of them so from worst to best it’s going to
be a 8 plus in XR then 11 11 Pro and 11 Pro Max the volume on the 11 11 Pro
and Pro max are very loud the 8 and 8 plus are fine but you have a much more
surround sound feel when you’re listening to it with it especially the
iPhone 11 Pro Max or Pro because you’ve just got that nice sound projecting out
now another thing to keep in mind is landscape mode if you have an 8 Plus you
can do landscape on the home screen you can’t do that on any other phone so any
of the other phones currently offered you can only do portrait mode but the 8
plus offers landscape mode for the home screen some people really like that and
it’s not available in newer phones and then finally let’s talk about IP rating
because that’s the ingress protection rating or protection against dust dirt
and water so the iPhone 8, 8 Plus & XR all have an ip67 rating for about one
meter for 30 minutes or so so if it was dropped in 1 meter of water it should
work after 30 minutes however I’ve seen this not to be the case that in the past
so just make sure you’re careful with them
Apple does not cover water damage so even if you were to shower with these or
swim with these without a case they’re not going to cover it the iPhone 11 has
an IP 68 certification that allows for a maximum depth of 2 meters for up to 30
minutes and then Apple went a little bit further with the 11pro and Promax
it’s IP 68 for 4 meters up to 30 minutes but again if they are water damage they
will not cover them for free so just keep that in mind that’s it for the
offering this year of iPhones and the 8 and 8 plus are still fantastic phones I
know a lot of people that are still picking them up because they either like
the home button they prefer the squared off display they like the landscape on
the home screen there’s numerous reasons to really like these devices they still
have good cameras good speakers good reception decent battery life but when
you go to the higher end of the 11pro max this is where you’re going to get
your absolute best battery life of course that’s without putting an
additional case on it with a battery as well where you can extend that
dramatically and then the mid tier phones that give you all of the features
of the newer phones the iPhone XR and 11 are great consideration the 11 for
$50 more is probably the best way to go or $100 more depending on your storage
options and things like that but it’s really a great phone and I think this is
the phone that most people should pick up if you want the newest latest and
greatest but don’t want to pay the extra $300 premium over it to get the
stainless steel with the OLED display so if none of that matters to you the
iPhone 11 would be the one I would choose for most people the XR is fine
if you’re on a little bit of a budget and all of them will be supported at
least for a couple more years with the eight and eight plus the rest of them
for many more years to come let me know which one you picked and why in the
comments below if you’d like to get your hands on this wallpaper of course I’ll
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thanks for watching this is Aaron I’ll see you next time

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40 thoughts on “Which iPhone Should You Choose in 2020?

  1. **Time Codes**
    00:00 – Start
    00:24 – Price and storage
    00:58 – Colors
    02:52 – Build and materials
    03:36 – Weight
    03:49 – Display
    05:32 – OLED PWM
    06:30 – Haptic Touch vs 3D Touch
    07:38 – iPhone 11 Scratches
    09:09 – Notch
    09:37 – Display Resolution
    10:23 – Specs
    12:04 – Speed Comparison (4K video export)
    15:02 – Cameras
    15:20 – Front camera comparison
    16:48 – Rear camera comparison
    18:23 – Photo and video comparison
    20:10 – Touch ID vs Face ID
    21:15 – Battery life
    22:35 – Fast Charging
    23:50 – Reception
    24:51 – Speakers
    25:49 – Water resistance
    26:42 – Which iPhone should you choose?
    28:04 – Conclusion
    28:20 – Outro
    28:39 – End

  2. I'm looking to upgrade to the 11 or 11 Pro. As of now, I am leaning toward the 11 due to getting the bang for your bucks.

  3. Hi Aaron & anyone who can help…I've been an Android user…Which ios version was the best in your opinion from ios11 to the latest 13 in terms of optimization, stability & best battery life? I want to get the 8 plus and jailbreak to stay on the best ios version. Thank you.

  4. For lots of reasons I guess I like the iPhone 7 Plus or 8 plus… that and an iPhone 7 Plus with 128g of storage is $10 a month…. why not? Better reception for fringe areas. The cameras on all of them are OK at best… none compare to my DSLR.. none compare to my $2,000 cinema camera.. in fact new Zcam e2C for $799 is a great cinema camera for instance. I think i might order the 7 Plus $5 or 7 plus with 128 $10 a month and be just happy for a couple of years and with the savings vs iphone 11 pro.. and not even bothering with insurance.. pays for a Zcam, batteries and MFT lens .. 🙂

  5. Its sad that in Poland you earn $3 (11 zł) per hour (minimum wage) that gives you only 500$ (1850 zł) per month (168 hours)
    but the iPhone 11 costs 909$ (3599 zł) in Poland. That is 209$ more than in USA.

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