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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

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