iPhone Size Comparison Chart: All Current iPhones Order By Size…
|MODEL||DISPLAY SIZE||DISPLAY TYPE||DIMENSIONS|
|iPhone SE (2020)||4.7in||LCD||67.3 x 138.4 x 7.3mm|
|iPhone 11 Pro Max||6.5in||OLED||77.8 x 158 x 8.1mm|
|iPhone 11 Pro||5.8in||OLED||144 x 71.4 x 8.1 mm|
|iPhone 11||6.1in||LCD||75.7 x 150.9 x 8.3 mm|
|iPhone XS Max||6.5in||OLED||157.5 x 77.4 x 7.7 mm|
|iPhone XS||5.8in||OLED||143.6 x 70.9 x 7.7 mm|
|iPhone XR||6.1in||LCD||150.9 x 75.7 x 8.3 mm|
|iPhone X||5.8in||OLED||143.6 x 70.9 x 7.7 mm|
|iPhone 8 Plus||5.5in||LCD||158.4 x 78.1 x 7.5 mm|
|iPhone 8||4.7in||LCD||138.4 x 67.3 x 7.3 mm|
|iPhone 7 Plus||5.5in||LCD||158.2 x 77.9 x 7.3 mm|
|iPhone 7||4.7in||LCD||138.3 x 67.1 x 7.1 mm|
|iPhone 6s Plus||5.5in||LCD||158.2 x 77.9 x 7.3 mm|
|iPhone 6s||4.7in||LCD||138.3 x 67.1 x 7.1 mm|
|iPhone SE / iPhone 5 / iPhone 5s||4.0in||LCD||123.8 x 58.6 x 7.6 mm|
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iPhone Size Guide – Biggest To Smallest
Below is a quick breakdown of all the iPhone models you can currently buy (we also have one for Samsung too); the newest (and best) are, of course, the iPhone 11, which surpasses both the iPhone 11 Pro and iPhone 11 Pro Max inside our 2020 iPhone Guide.
But don’t go thinking you need to rock an iPhone flagship to get killer performance. I tend to buy older iPhone flagships because they’re cheaper (and I’ve been doing this for years). And if you’re interested in how Apple’s iPhone has developed over the years, check out our MEGA LIST that compares the specs of every iPhone ever released.
Below is a quick breakdown of each iPhone model, from biggest to smallest:
- iPhone XS Max/iPhone 11 Pro Max – The iPhone XS Max is the biggest and most expensive iPhone you can currently buy. It has a 6.5in OLED display with a resolution of 2688 s 1242 pixels. This is the highest resolution panel Apple has ever used on an iPhone. And because it’s OLED, the display quality is outstanding. Blacks look amazing and whites are brilliant. OLED also uses less power than LCD, so it’s also more power-efficient.
- iPhone XR/iPhone 11 – The iPhone XR is Apple’s best-selling phone. And the reason for this is simple: it offers the most value for money. It features a large 6.1in LCD 1792 x 828 pixels that look great in all conditions. It’s not as good as the iPhone XS Max’s OLED panel. But it is still a solid performer where it counts. The key USP of the iPhone XR is its price; you get iPhone XS specs for $300 less with the only real concession being that it lacks an OLED panel.
- iPhone XS/iPhone X/iPhone 11 Pro – The iPhone X was Apple’s first OLED iPhone. The iPhone XS followed it 12 months later, keeping much the same design and the same display technology. The iPhone X/iPhone XS has a 5.8in OLED display with a resolution of 1125 x 2436 pixels. The quality of this panel is exceptional. Like the iPhone XS Max’s display, the iPhone X/iPhone XS display is a brilliant performer in all conditions. If you want the best iPhone display just on a smaller phone, the iPhone X/iPhone XS is the one to go for.
- iPhone 7 Plus/iPhone 8 Plus – The iPhone 7 Plus and iPhone 8 Plus look the same. The only difference between them is to do with the camera and the internal specs. In the hand and with respect to performance, there’s not much to separate these two phones. Both have a 5.5in 1080p LCD display and while this isn’t as good as OLED, it is still a very good display. And the really cool thing about Apple’s older flagship models is that you can now buy them for hardly any money at all.
- iPhone SE (2020) – The iPhone SE (2020) launched in April 2020 and is based on the iPhone 8’s design. It has a 4.7-inch True Tone display and its dimensions are 67.3 x 138.4 x 7.3mm, 148 grams. The iPhone SE (2020) runs on the same chipset as Apple’s iPhone 11, the A13 Bionic. It also features the same camera from the iPhone XR.
- iPhone 7/iPhone 8 – The iPhone 7 and iPhone 8 use a 4.7in LCD display with a 720p resolution. Apple stuck with this size for a few generations of its iPhone – the iPhone 6, iPhone 6s, iPhone 7, and iPhone 8. Most people that have iPhones, have one of those phones. Therefore, Apple’s 4.7in LCD 720p display is probably the most used iPhone display on the planet right now.
- iPhone 5/iPhone SE – The iPhone 5 and iPhone SE use a 4in LCD 720p display. The iPhone 5 was the last iPhone to use a 4in display. Apple released the iPhone 6 and moved to larger panels. Not everybody was happy about this, so Apple released the iPhone SE for the millions of iPhone users that wanted an iPhone with a 4in display. The 4in iPhone form factor is now officially dead. The smallest iPhone display on the market now is 4.7in on the iPhone 8. If you want a 4in iPhone, you’ll have to go to Amazon and pick yourself up an iPhone SE.
- iPhone 4/iPhone 4s – Apple’s iPhone 4 and iPhone 4s, like the original iPhones, use a 3.5in LCD 720p display. By today’s standards, the iPhone 4/4s’ display looks positively ridiculous; it’s just so small. I dug an old iPhone 4s out of one of my drawers the other day and I couldn’t believe just how small it was! Even when compared to the iPhone 5, it looks kind of silly. And the iPhone 5 is only 0.5in bigger than the iPhone 4/iPhone 4s.
Apple will also release four new iPhone 12 models in 2020 as well – one more than it did in 2019. This is what the iPhone 12 range will look like (with respect to display size):
- iPhone 12 (5.4in)
- iPhone 12 (6.1in)
- iPhone 12 Pro (6.1in)
- iPhone 12 Pro Max (6.7in)
What iPhone is The Biggest?
Apple’s biggest iPhone is always its Plus model (on earlier models), Max, or Pro Max models on its more modern iPhone releases. For instance, the biggest iPhone in 2019 was the iPhone 11 Pro Max. In 2018, the biggest iPhone was the iPhone XS Max. And in 2020, the biggest iPhone will be the iPhone 12 Pro Max.
This will remain the general rule of thumb going forwards until Apple changes how it brands its iPhone. Interestingly, we could see a return on the “plus” branding in 2020 with the release of the iPhone SE Plus which will replace the now-discontinued iPhone 8 Plus.
How Many iPhones Are There? (Here’s EVERY MODEL)
- iPhone 4 Release Date – 24 June 2010
- iPhone 4s Release Date – 14 October 2011
- iPhone 5 Release Date – 21 September 2012
- iPhone 5s Release Date – 20 September 2013
- iPhone 6 & iPhone 6 Plus Release Date – 25 September 2015
- iPhone SE Release Date – March 31, 2016
- iPhone 6s & 6s Plus Release Date –
- iPhone 7 & 7 Plus Release Date – 25 September 2015
- iPhone 8 & 8 Plus Release Date – 22 September 2017
- iPhone X Release Date – 3 November 2017
- iPhone XR Release Date – 26 October 2018
- iPhone XS Release Date – 21 September 2018
- iPhone XS Max Release Date – 21 September 2018
- iPhone 11 Release Date – 20 September 2019
- iPhone 11 Pro Release Date – 20 September 2019
- iPhone 11 Pro Max Release Date – 20 September 2019
- iPhone SE (2020) Release Date – April 24 2020
Which iPhone To Buy – Your Options Right Now
If you’re wondering which iPhone to buy and are confused by all the current and past options, it’s worth keeping in mind that, when it comes to Apple, you don’t ALWAYS need to buy new.
We have a range of guides designed to help you make a more informed choice about which iPhone to buy, covering new models, older models, and how to save money on your next iPhone by going refurbished.
- Buying A Refurbished iPhone: PROS & CONS
- Is The iPhone 8 Plus Worth Buying In 2020: My 2¢…
- Apple’s 2019 iPhones Detailed: All The Handsets It Released
- Is Apple’s iPhone SE (2020) Worth It? PROS & CONS
- Why I Buy Older Flagship Phones (And You Should Too)
Why iPhones Are Getting Bigger
Phones have got bigger and bigger during the last several years. The reason? Media. Things like Instagram, YouTube, Netflix, and the web have evolved how people use and interact with their phones. In order to make the most of images and videos, you need a large, high-resolution display. Phones are used more for multimedia consumption than making and sending calls. This is the #1 reason why they’re getting bigger.
Apple was, arguably, late to the party. It didn’t start embracing larger displays until the release of the iPhone 6 in 2014. Since then, it has doubled down on larger, higher-resolution displays. The iPhone XS Max – as well as the iPhone 11 Pro – is the biggest and best display Apple has ever created. They’re big, they’re OLED, and they look and perform unlike anything else in the Apple ecosystem.
From 2019 onwards, the smallest iPhone display will be 5.1in – this is the size of the standard iPhone XS and iPhone 11, which is scheduled for release inside the next few months. There have been a few rumors about Apple releasing another iPhone SE model, the iPhone SE 2, though nothing official has been confirmed. I wouldn’t hold your breath on this one, either. Most people have adjusted to larger displays now, so going back to a 4.7in panel seems slightly regressive.
Interested in getting an iPhone? Read our Guide To The Best iPhones Money Can Buy for a quick overview of Apple’s current iPhones, including our #1 pick for value for money.
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