Best iPhone 2021: Our Top Picks For November

When it comes to finding the best iPhone there are a number of options available, including earlier models that still mix it up with some of the latest and greatest phones out there today.

If you're wondering where to start, we've done some of the legwork for you and compiled this list based on specs, reviews, price, and other features on offer that we think make these iPhones stand out from the crowd.

So, whether you're looking for a cracking all-round choice in the iPhone 13 Pro Max or the best option for most people in the standard iPhone 13, we've got you covered.

Let's get into it!

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Best iPhone - iPhone 13 Pro Max

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OS: iOS 15 | Screen size: 6.7-inch | Resolution: 1284 x 2778 | CPU: A15 Bionic | RAM: 6GB | Storage: 128GB/256GB/512GB/1TB | Rear camera: 12MP/ 12MP/ 12MP | Front camera: 12MP | Battery: 4,369mAh

With the release of a new generation of iPhones, it means there's a brand new best option in town - the iPhone 13 Pro Max.

What you're getting here is a rather powerful flagship with Apple's A15 Bionic chip inside which, with the Pro models, features an extra GPU core for a little bit of added oomph.

The display has also seen some notable upgrades with the biggest change being the inclusion of a 120Hz refresh rate with an automatically adjusting refresh rate that constitutes Apple's ProMotion tech.

A 6.7-inch screen also provides a large screen, alongside both bigger storage and battery capacities as the iPhone 13 Pro Max offers up both 1TB of storage and a 4369mAh battery,

You'll also find a similar camera setup to some older iPhones with a triple 12MP setup, but the new generation has brought with it inclusions like Cinematic Mode that will allow you to increase the production value of your phone videos immensely.

Best iPhone Under 500 - iPhone SE (2020)

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Brand: Apple | Operating System: IOS 14 | Screen Size: 4.7 inches | Resolution: 750 x 1334 pixels | CPU: A13 Bionic chip | RAM: 3GB | Storage: 64GB / 128GB / 256GB | Battery: 1,821mAh | Rear camera: 12MP/ 12MP/ 12MP | Front camera: 12MP

One of our top picks for the best phones for under 500, the iPhone SE is a solid choice if you don't want to splash out too much on your next upgrade.

The key selling point of this phone is that it features the same A13 Bionic chip as the impressive iPhone 11 Pro, and you'll of course get access the next version of IOS when it releases.

As far as design goes, it follows the same iPhone 8 style and has a lightweight frame that, coupled with its smaller design, makes it easy to fit in your pocket.

Battery life could be bigger, but grab one of the thousands of affordable battery packs and you've got an inexpensive solution.

A fantastic phone for the price, we think the iPhone SE is well worth considering.

Best iPhone Small - iPhone 13 Mini

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Brand: Apple | Operating System: IOS 15 | Screen Size: 5.4 inches | Resolution: 2340 x 1080 | CPU: A15 Bionic chip | RAM: 4GB | Storage: 128GB / 256GB / 512GB | Rear camera: 12MP/ 12MP | Front camera: 12MP | Battery: 2438mAh

For a more portable and compact iPhone solution, we think the iPhone 13 Mini should be perfect.

Compared to the previous generation, there have been some pretty substantial changes. What you'll find first of all is a bigger display with a 5.4 inch screen providing a nice blend of a compact panel and enough screen real-estate for day-to-day usage.

You're also getting a larger storage capacity option as the 64GB option is no more, with the lowest now being 128GB and the highest being the newly-added 512GB, which should offer you a load of space for apps and files.

In addition, a battery capacity of 2438mAh is bigger than last year's model and supposedly offers better performance than the iPhone 12 Pro Max, last year's flagship.

The iPhone 13 Mini is also powered by Apple's new A15 Bionic chip, the same as all other new iPhones, meaning this isn't a phone that's behind the power curve at all.

iPhone Large Screen Mid-Range - iPhone 11 Pro Max

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Brand: Apple | Operating System: IOS 14 | Screen Size: 6.5 inches | Resolution: 1242x2688 | CPU: A13 Bionic chip | RAM: 4GB | Storage: 64GB / 256GB/ 512GB | Rear camera: 12MP/ 12MP/ 12MP | Front camera: 12MP | Battery: 3969mAh

If you're in no rush to go for the very latest model, but having a large screen is important to you, then the iPhone 11 Pro Max is worth considering.

The substantial 6.5 inch OLED display makes for an incredible way to stream content, game, edit photos and more.

Thanks to its older, but powerful, A13 Bionic chipset, this phone still packs a punch when it comes to performance.

You'll even find that the battery delivers the goods too, with almost 4000mAh.

Overall, the iPhone 11 Pro Max is one to consider that still holds its place amongst the best phones around.

Best iPhone For Most People - iPhone 13

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Brand: Apple | Operating System: IOS 15 | Screen Size: 6.1 inches | Resolution: 1170x2532 | CPU: A15 Bionic chip | RAM: 4GB | Storage: 128GB / 256GB / 512GB | Rear camera: 12MP/ 12MP | Front camera: 12MP | Battery: 3240mAh

We think the iPhone 13 is the best option for those who want to take advantage of some new features and remain in the Apple ecosystem.

As well as the innovations from last year like MagSafe charging and 5G connectivity, this new model brings with it some more exciting features such as more storage with a 512GB option now available and the additional power of Apple's new A15 Bionic chip that powers all new iPhones.

You'll also find a handy dual 12MP set of snappers on the new iPhone 13 that reportedly allows 47% more light into the sensor which in turn improves their low-light performance.

A new feature for the cameras, Cinematic Mode, has also been added giving users the chance to film in Dolby Vision HDR and to alter focus, which we think is rather cool.

There's also a bigger battery with a total capacity of 3240mAh meaning that it should last for a good while before needing to be charged back up.

And there you have it, our top picks for iPhones available right now.

We'll be back with you to update this list as we see even more amazing additions from Apple hit the shelves.

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