Which iPhone should you buy? – Late 2021 iPhone Buying Guide

With the new iPhone 13 and 13 Pro lines releasing it’s a good time to revisit our iPhone buying guide for late 2021 to 2022. Which iPhone is the best value for your price range?
↓ Timestamps below ↓

0:00 – Introduction
0:50 – iPhone 13 Pro & 13 Pro Max
1:45 – iPhone 13 & 13 Mini
2:37 – iPhone 12 Pro & 12 Pro Max
3:32 – iPhone 11 Pro & 11 Pro Max
4:15 – iPhone 12 & 12 Mini
5:40 – iPhone 11
6:24 – iPhone SE (2020)
7:41 – iPhone XS & XS Max
8:39 – iPhone XR
9:35 – iPhone X
10:29 – iPhone 8 & 8 Plus
12:36 – iPhone 7 & 7 Plus
14:25 – iPhone 6S & 6S Plus
15:27 – iPhone SE (2016)
16:13 – Which iPhone is best for you?
16:33 – Best Value iPhones – Buying New
17:42 – Best Value iPhones – Buying Used
18:53 – Conclusion

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50 Comments

  1. ValiMali DUDU on October 10, 2021 at 8:20 am

    Hi!! I come from a huawei p8 lite (2015) wich works very well even now (for what it is) but I’d like to switch to iPhone. I don’t have an actual limit to the budget but I’m not absolutely willing to spend more than 500 (if it’s possible even less) to. In my country a new iPhone 11 costs 600 but refurbished it’s 500 and the xr is 300 (both 64gb). I prefer the xr for the price but if you tell me that the iphone11 is way way better than the xr I’m going to consider it. What do you suggest??

  2. Aerodynamic on October 10, 2021 at 8:21 am

    Best value is the iPhone 11, this is coming from a 12 Pro user.

  3. Sky Bear on October 10, 2021 at 8:21 am

    In my country (BW) a 12 can cost around $2,000, just the twelve, imagine when the 13 comes. GEEEEZZZ

  4. Cupcake’dAt5AM on October 10, 2021 at 8:21 am

    My dad said he’d get me the iPhone 13 pro max for my birthday if I get 95% or above in all my classes. Wish me good luck 😶

  5. SONIC1122 on October 10, 2021 at 8:22 am

    Here’s a good answer. None. Android

  6. Rafsun Khan on October 10, 2021 at 8:23 am

    Just picked up a brand new iPhone XS few days ago for only $350. Phone is really good even in 2021 and the size is perfect for my hands

  7. Jonathan Andrews on October 10, 2021 at 8:24 am

    I stopped at the 7’s bc I have an 📱 8.

  8. OnlineGames on October 10, 2021 at 8:25 am

    i dont get diffrence from iphone x to iphone 13

  9. jaeyaaa on October 10, 2021 at 8:26 am

    i’m getting the 11

  10. Sopek cs on October 10, 2021 at 8:27 am

    Im using iphone 6 & 8 right now. Will upgrade next year iphone 14.

  11. Lai Bak on October 10, 2021 at 8:27 am

    great video

  12. Jerry4050 on October 10, 2021 at 8:29 am

    I got a good deal with T-Mobile I am trading my iPhone 8 for an iPhone 12 and getting it for $430 because of a $400 trade in promotion. I cant wait but I hate it that I had to order mine since its out of stock in the store.

  13. BassMaker4Real on October 10, 2021 at 8:29 am

    I plan on getting the iPhone se 2020 for 199$ brand new on Walmart Family mobile and wanna know will it be able to handle call of duty mobile since that’s the only game I play thanks for any info

  14. dunja on October 10, 2021 at 8:31 am

    Currently I have an iPhone 7 which I had since almost 5 years and it shows in the usage. The problems pile up now
    I ordered an iphone 13 256GB but I‘m not sure. It always seems like one iphone cheaper doesn’t make that much of a difference (upselling, I know) but I‘m not sure if maybe an iPhone 11 would have been okay, Too. I’m just not sure on why there is only 128gb storage available

    Which iPhone would you buy if you HAD to this year? I think I can’t make it through another year with my current one

  15. The Bubster on October 10, 2021 at 8:33 am

    I have had my iPhone 7 for a little under 2 years and I supprisingly bought it new. and it gets the job done but the battery does suck, for school I keep it in my bag and I come home with a 60-70% battery and have to charge it 2-3 times a day. If you get one you really need a battery pack for when you won’t have a outlet. Also it can over heat really quick and it’s kinda a problem but overall a decent phone in my opinion

  16. Alex on October 10, 2021 at 8:33 am

    I bought the iPhone XS like 8 months ago at mint condition for $380 I just prefer the classiness, screen and quality of the XS over the 11. Also, the 11 is just to big. 5.8 inches feels really big already, my next phone will be a mini probably. Also I got 256gb over 64gb. I use the storage fr.

  17. Leviathan on October 10, 2021 at 8:34 am

    Rocking the iPhone 13 pro

  18. Ali Safaa on October 10, 2021 at 8:35 am

    Just picked up an iphone 4s

  19. An Ster on October 10, 2021 at 8:36 am

    Using a 6s rn and the battery only lasts for less than 5 hours but I’m used to having a charging port near me

    Edit: I’m thinking of getting the 13 but idk the 12 is cheaper.

  20. Andrew Harris on October 10, 2021 at 8:37 am

    I bought the iPhone 11 for $399 new on straight talk and I love it 😍

  21. MJ Samson on October 10, 2021 at 8:39 am

    Hi guys I have a question What is the best iphone to buy for a first time apple user?

  22. HuntaKiller on October 10, 2021 at 8:40 am

    Im not loving the ip13 series
    But i do wish Apple consider giving us back 5.8" ipX/XS body
    Better ergonomics and just enough for avg Joes like me
    Swap in A13 chipset,two 12mp ultrawide and main cam
    Voila u got urself the perfect iPhone if they price it starting from $399😃
    Ps: im still using the OG se btw

  23. swoovy on October 10, 2021 at 8:42 am

    Finally upgrading ye olden 6S+. iPhone 13/ 13 mini here I come!

  24. Xilousuchus on October 10, 2021 at 8:43 am

    I got the 12 Mini, it’s quite adorable and not much slower than the 13 mini

  25. X78P on October 10, 2021 at 8:45 am

    Just a few days ago i got the iPhone 12 mini. I think it’s just perfect as of the software, quality and price

  26. George Fotiadis on October 10, 2021 at 8:45 am

    I bought an iPhone 7 refurbished and it’s really good,the only disadvantage is the battery life

  27. Emiel333 Official on October 10, 2021 at 8:46 am

    Great video, Josh. I currently own an iPhone 11 with 128GB. The battery is still great although I have it two years in my possession now. Battery health is 86%. Did a battery test with Geekbench 4 yesterday. Charged it to 100%, unplugged it and started the test. During the test, the CPU is loaded to 100% of usage, so all resources are being pushed continuously. I’ve got a total duration under full load of 6 hours and 30 minutes. That’s insanely good for an iPhone that’s being used heavily for two years. With average use, I get through the day with ease. If I’m doing cpu demanding stuff often, I only have to plug it in at around 20:00 PM when I still have around 35% battery left. A brand new iPhone which anyone can buy right now, lasts even longer with a full battery charge (logically, because the battery health is at 100%). Furthermore, the LCD screen is good enough. It ain’t OLED, but due to Apple’s great color calibration on this LCD, I can assure you won’t complain about its quality. The built in cameras are amazing with Portrait mode doing a terrific job at Deep Fusion implemented and the Night Mode that’s simply stunning to see on this iPhone 11. iOS 15 runs very smooth, too. Now slowdowns whatsoever. I think it runs even better then iOS 14. It’s awesome that Apple still sells the 11 for an affordable price of only $499. It’s a great deal to consider if anyone wants to upgrade. And if you want to save some money, check Amazon. They often have this phone for even a lower price then Apple. I think, yes I’m biased haha, the iPhone 11 is the best iPhone you can buy right now. It runs any app available and thanks to the extremely powerful A13 Bionic SoC, you can throw anything at it without compromise or performance issues. On AnTuTu, the 11 scores close to the iPhone 12 and in Geekbench 5 the scores are very impressive. I get 1333 points on single-core (which is higher then Android flagships with an SD888 costing two to three times as much) and in the multi-core score I get around 3350 points which is insane. Want to upgrade from your old iPhone? Buy the iPhone 11. Make sure you get the 128GB option. You won’t regret it.

  28. Gul . F . Majeed on October 10, 2021 at 8:47 am

    Good advice love All information best to get New when? good question 2021 or wait until 2022 after crisis & Christmas & New year maybe there could be last minute bargain price

  29. Robert Etzenhouser on October 10, 2021 at 8:49 am

    I am upgrading from a XR to a 13 Pro, I got $800 off with my trade in thru AT&T so obviously a great deal. It arrived today, I have to wait a bit to unbox it but can’t wait!

  30. 91Tech on October 10, 2021 at 8:50 am

    — It’s 4:37am my time right now, I’m ready to pre-order the iPhone 13 Pro 256gb shortly. Figured it was as good a time as any to post this- enjoy! —
    Any of you buying a new iPhone anytime soon?
    My biggest takeaway from the new iPhone lineup is how weird the iPhone 12 fits in – for $700 you get the 64gb iPhone 12, $750 for the 128gb version- and then for $800 you get the iPhone 13 with 128gb. It just doesn’t really make sense to choose the 12 over it for that price, even if it’s still a fantastic device.

  31. Andrew Dellarco on October 10, 2021 at 8:52 am

    Cries in IPhone 8 lol

  32. Lone Wolf on October 10, 2021 at 8:52 am

    Crazy that iphones that were around when I was still a virgin are still supported.

  33. Dark Boi on October 10, 2021 at 8:55 am

    Gonna stick with this s8 for a little longer unless I win an iphone 13 giveaway

  34. Blu Lennox on October 10, 2021 at 8:56 am

    Lol I just got a 12 mini for £400, I think that’s a hell of a deal for a year old phone

  35. Tomas Martinez on October 10, 2021 at 8:58 am

    Got the 13 and feels super small iont like it at all, can imagine how the mini is☠️

  36. mrnextstep on October 10, 2021 at 8:58 am

    You should mention that you can replace the batterys yourself for about 15$, i replaced my secondary phone, the iphone 6s plus with an aftermarket 4000mAh battery, now it last for about 2 days!

  37. Prathap Prathu on October 10, 2021 at 8:58 am

    Is it Worth to Buy iPhone 12 Pro 128gb Japan Version
    In India For 75000INR With 9 Months International Warranty ?

  38. Ramanathan Venkatakrishnan on October 10, 2021 at 8:58 am

    I am going for the 128 gb 13 pro max to start my youtube journey! hopefully i’ll do my wallet justice haha

  39. distantyahoo on October 10, 2021 at 9:03 am

    weight of the 13 pros really give me pause. they are bricks

  40. X15_Jer on October 10, 2021 at 9:03 am

    You forgot the 6s plus

  41. MiSA chan on October 10, 2021 at 9:04 am

    Iphone 11 ftw

  42. ToodlesGaming on October 10, 2021 at 9:07 am

    my XS is a brilliant phone, had it myself 1 year and my dad had it 2 years before that and the battery will easily get me through a day of usage

  43. random person on October 10, 2021 at 9:07 am

    don’t flex your zotac gpus on us T_T

  44. Roman Fury on October 10, 2021 at 9:08 am

    Sticking with my 11 till apple looses the notch…

  45. YT kerfuffles on October 10, 2021 at 9:13 am

    11 is best value this year tbh

  46. Aliona Saculitan on October 10, 2021 at 9:14 am

    Is 12 mini smaller than SE

  47. Alphabet abcdefghijklmnopqrstuvwxyz on October 10, 2021 at 9:15 am

    I have a XR and hate it. The screen is the worst and its got a bad camers. So I ordered a iphone 13 normal

  48. Dannyle Brown on October 10, 2021 at 9:15 am

    Almost had my iPhone se 2020 for a year I want to upgrade to the 13 pro mainly because of the battery and I feel like my current phone look’s outdated

  49. Thomas on October 10, 2021 at 9:16 am

    Ever tried blowing your nose before shooting a video?

  50. Brad B on October 10, 2021 at 9:20 am

    Keep in mind the really good promotions that are being ran on the 13 and 13 pro series. My carrier is T-Mobile.. they’re doing 800 off a standard 13 which makes that essentially free. Or 800 off a 13 Pro or Pro Max. Anyone with an 11 or below that is paid off would definitely benefit. I think a free 13 or 800 off a 13 Pro or Pro Max is a no brainer for anyone. I don’t think T-Mobile is only carrier doing these promos either..

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