Discover the best iPhone for you

If your heart is set on an Apple, let us help you find your perfect iPhone.

Updated November 17th, 2018
Name Product Processor type Display size Display resolution Internal storage Provider in CTA
Apple A12
6.1
1792 x 828
64GB
128GB
256GB
Apple A12 Bionic
5.8
2436x1125
64GB
256GB
512GB
Apple A12
6.5
2688 x 1242
64GB
256GB
512GB
A11
5.8
2436 x 1125
64GB
256GB
A11
4.7
1334 x 750
64GB
256GB
A11
5.5
1920 x 1080
64GB
256GB
A10
4.7
1334 x 750
32GB
128GB
256GB
A10
5.5
1920 x 1080
32GB
128GB
256GB
A9
4
1136 x 640
32GB
128GB
A9
5.5
1920 x 1080
32GB
128GB
A9
4.7
1334 x 750
32GB
128GB
A8
4.7
1334 x 750
16GB
32GB
64GB
128GB

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Fast iPhone facts

  • The first iPhone to launch in Australia was the iPhone 3G in 2008.
  • Apple has sold more than 1.2 billion iPhones since the original iPhone came on the market in 2007.
  • 2018's iPhone X is the most expensive iPhone Apple has ever launched.

What to consider when choosing an iPhone

Over the past 11 years, since the first iPhone was released in the US, smartphones have gone from devices that make calls and send messages to TV replacements, gaming machines, dedicated cameras and virtual credit cards.

Finding the best iPhone for your individual needs can be daunting, but there are a number of factors that you should consider when trying to decide which device to spend your money on:

So what is the best iPhone?

While you should always consider your own personal needs and situation before deciding which model is the best iPhone for you, we do spend a lot of time testing and reviewing all the flagship phones that launch in Australia.

finder's pick

iPhone 8 Plus

Powerful performance, familiar design

While the iPhone X took most of the headlines at Apple's last iPhone launch, the iPhone 8 Plus delivers similar performance in almost every way, at a reduced price and without the bugs posed by the first generation of FaceID.

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While we've given the nod to the iPhone 8 Plus, there's not too much between it and the iPhone X. Apple made it clear that it considers the iPhone X the future of its smartphone strategy, so as time goes on we'll undoubtedly see more devices with notches on the screen, and FaceID become much more prominent. But right now, the slightly cheaper asking price and impressive performance of the 8 Plus, plus the relative reliability of TouchID over FaceID means that it gets the nod.

What's the best iPhone for photos?

iPhone X

Zoomed optical image stabilisation

Apple added image stabilisation to the telephoto lens of the iPhone X, giving it a slight, yet noteworthy advantage over the 8 Plus.

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Again, there's not too much difference between the two leading iPhones right now, though the iPhone X's inclusion of OIS (Optical Image Stabilisation) on both of the rear camera lenses gives it an edge. And if you prefer including yourself in the photo, then the iPhone X is definitely the phone to choose thanks to the multiple camera array on the front of the phone.

What's the best "cheap" iPhone?

iPhone SE

Compact form factor

It's the cheapest iPhone by a fair margin, though it is starting to show its age.

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Apple has never really catered to the low-cost end of the market with its iPhones. When it launched the iPhone SE, the key pitch wasn't the lower cost but the smaller design. Still, as the cheapest iPhone in the current lineup, it's a good entry point for people looking for a new iPhone but not prepared to fork out more than $1,000.

Looking for an iPhone on a plan?

If you want to break down the expense of a new iPhone over a couple of years, you can compare iPhone plans for the 64GB model of the iPhone X and the iPhone 8 Plus below. You can adjust the models using the filter function, or see our dedicated guide to compare all iPhone model plans.


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