In this blog I am going to be researching the iPhone 5, 6, 7, 8. I will research pros and cons relating to the phones and then give my personal opinion on which I feel is the best to have. I will target pros and cons which target to what I believe would suit the public.
|Much faster than past products||Battery Life does not last as long as advertised.|
|Strong back. Aluminium casing helps stops a lot of permanent damages.||Stops supporting after iOS 11.|
|8 mpxl camera.||No optical zoom on camera.|
|Contracts tend to be cheaper than other iPhones.||Nano Sim card.|
|Light weight.||New charger port.|
Price: €190 – €210
The iPhone 5 is a very ideal phone for anyone not looking to keep your phone forever. But it has the capability to last as long as it is needed, especially with the pricing. The camera is quite good again for the pricing the phone goes for. The nano sim card can cause a bit of stress for people switching from phones that take bigger sim cards but this problem can be easily solved by getting it cut. The durability of this iPhone is quite impressive. It can be damaged outside and you would get the odd scratch on it but you would not easily have permanent distracting damage. The biggest flaw would be the battery life. The battery life would only last to about half the time as advertised after a while of usage. The change of charger port would cause some frustration from users using iPhones that are a lower model who are looking to upgrade.
|Screen Size.||Size in general.|
|Single hand users tend to find it easy to use phone.||Same memory size.|
|Touch ID.||Easily bent.|
|Battery life.||Smooth shape and size makes it easy to slip out of hands or pockets.|
|More added tech to camera.|
Price: €270 – €300
I found it quite hard finding negative things to write about on this particular design. This seems to be where Apple really improved their tech. The screen size is ideal for youtube or netflix watchers but the overall size of the phone tends to get in the way. People complain saying it could barely fit in their pockets. The memory sadly did not increase in size unless you were to get the plus version of this phone. The battery problem from the past model was highly improved which I believe was the biggest problem of them all. It also had the best newest add on the Touch ID. This was a fingerprint scanner on the phone which made it better for people who believe they don’t have time for pass codes. The only bad thing about this is that if someone were to try get on you phone they could make you do it without noticing. This iPhone would be suiting to anyone who has money to spend and are looking for just what they need and not what they want. The biggest problem I believe is the smooth shape of the phone. This causes the phone to be easily dropped of to fall out of pockets which of course isn’t good.
|Water damage.||Earphone Jack|
|Battery Life.||Size and smooth shape.|
Price: €470 – €500
The iPhone 7 has really balanced out the pros and cons in this one. It added so much but also lost so little and kept too much. The entire build and size of the phone stayed the same which still continues the grip and pocket problems. But the battery life was increased compared to the last design. This is a significantly big thing they can improve on as most apple users aren’t satisfied. Water damage was amazing in this design. Apple said and I quote “You can submerge it in 3 inches of water for 30 minutes and it will still function”. The iPhone 7 could have been a huge Pro overall compared to the rest of the designs but one feature which most people see as very important was taken. The earphone jack. This is a major flaw in any phone design as one of the main features of a smartphone is music nowadays. But even worse they had made new wireless earphones for the model called earpods. With the cheesy name making things worse they also made you look ridiculous.
|Battery Life.||Earphone Jack.|
Price: €730 – €830
The iPhone 8 is a tricky one to write about. As it is very similar to the iPhone 7 there are a few major differences. The processor is the best ever made and the battery life was boosted to about an hour more time than the past model. It also has the most updated version of bluetooth which is rare for phones these days. A major change also is the wireless charging. They felt they needed to change this due to complaints about wires getting in the way. The charge time is slower but would be more ideal for overnight charges. The casing was also made completely of glass which of course is not ideal for phones such as the iPhone. They also stuck with their design without an earphone jack which is not ideal.
From my research I have come to the conclusion that the best iPhone for the public is the iPhone 6. It may not be the most updated version but it has everything you would need in a smartphone and at a more reasonable price. Unless you have a lot of money to throw away I would not recommend any of the newer models and if you wish to get the best for a good price i would not get any of the lower models. The newer iPhones seem to be repeating too much and adding things no one is requesting.