There is plenty of choice when it comes to smartphones, almost too much in fact. Chances are if you are reading this feature however, you have at least narrowed your options down to the iPhone.

So as you have discarded Android, Windows Phone and BlackBerry, as well as the other lesser-known options in favour of Apple, we are here to help you decide which iPhone is best for you.

Apple offers the iPhone SE, the iPhone 6S, the iPhone 7, the iPhone 8, the iPhone 6S Plus, the iPhone 7 Plus, the iPhone 8 Plus and the iPhone X. With no less than eight options, the big question is which one is the one for you? Let us explain the differences to help you figure out which you should spend your cash on.

The iPhone SE is the perfect iPhone for those that want a smaller, cheaper iPhone. You get a great camera and some powerful specs, but in a smaller and more compact format.

The iPhone 6S is a quite a bit cheaper than the newer models now, while still offering some great features and power. It's the model for those that aren't after the latest and greatest specs, but those that want a great iPhone with a display that sits in the middle of the smallest and largest.

The iPhone 6S Plus is a good choice for those who want the great design aesthetics of the iPhone 6S but on a larger scale. Again, it doesn't have every feature Apple offers but if you want big and you're looking to spend quite a bit less than the iPhone 7 Plus or 8 Plus, the iPhone 6S Plus could be the one for you.

The iPhone 7 is no longer Apple's newest model, but it offers a great camera, improved battery, refined design and waterproofing compared to the 6S. It doesn't feature everything Apple has to offer, as that's in the iPhone X, but it's not a bad option to consider if you can't afford the latest models.

The iPhone 7 Plus is the big iPhone that no longer has it all, but it still has plenty to offer including waterproofing, a dual-rear camera setup and a lower price than the iPhone 8 Plus. It misses out on a few features compared to the newer 8 models but not many. 

The iPhone 8 is one of the newest devices from Apple, bringing wireless charging, a refined glass-backed body and display improvements over the iPhone 7, as well as a more advanced processor. It still doesn't feature everything Apple has to offer, but this is reflected in its price, which is quite a bit lower than the iPhone X.

The iPhone 8 Plus is another one of the newbies from Apple, offering the same features as the iPhone 8 but in a larger format, with dual-rear cameras. Like the iPhone 8, it misses out on some features compared to the iPhone X but if you want TouchID and most of the latest tech in a big device, the iPhone 8 Plus could be the one for you.

The iPhone X, or iPhone 10 as it is also being called, is the iPhone that has it all. Much of the hardware is similar to the iPhone 8 Plus, but it brings an all-screen front with HDR, as well as facial recognition over fingerprint for biometric authentication. If you want the iPhone that brings you everything Apple has to offer, including animated emojis, the iPhone X is for you.

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  • Dimensions: 123.8 x 58.6 x 7.6mm, 113g
  • Display: 4-inch, 1136 x 640 (326ppi)
  • Storage: 32GB, 64GB
  • Battery: Up to 14 hours
  • Colours: Space Grey, Silver, Gold, Rose Gold
  • Price (RRP): From £349 to £449

The iPhone SE is the smallest and lightest iPhone available, offering the smallest display.

There is a 12-megapixel f/2.2 rear camera with all same features the iPhone 6S including 4K video recording, a True Tone flash and Live Photos. The front-facing camera has a lower resolution than the iPhone 6S at 1.2-megapixels and a narrower aperture at f/2.4 but it does offer the Retina flash like the larger iPhone 6S. 

Touch ID and NFC are also both on board the iPhone SE meaning Apple Pay support, something which the preceding iPhone 5S didn't offer. The iPhone SE might be small but it is powerful with the A9 chip under the hood along with the M9 co-processor which is the element that allows your phone to act as a step tracker, among other things.

In a nutshell, the iPhone SE is a smaller and more compact version of the iPhone 6S with a slightly different design and a few missing features. In the most recent update, Apple dropped the 16GB version, so it now starts at 32GB storage, for the same price.

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  • Dimensions: 138.3 x 67.1 x 7.1mm, 143g
  • Display: 4.7-inch, 1334 x 750 (326ppi), 3D Touch
  • Storage: 32GB, 128GB
  • Battery: Up to 14 hours
  • Colours: Space Grey, Silver, Gold, Rose Gold
  • Price (RRP): From £449 to £549

The Apple iPhone 6S features an almost identical design to 2014's iPhone 6 but it brings more powerful specs, a few additional features such as 3D Touch and a better camera.

Like the iPhone SE, the iPhone 6S has a 12-megapixel rear snapper with an aperture of f/2.2, capable of 4K video recording and Live Photos. It misses out on optical image stabilisation, a feature the 6S Plus and succeeding models offer, but its front-facing snapper sees an increase in resolution from the SE's 1.2-megapixels to 5-megapixels.

As mentioned, the iPhone 6S has 3D Touch, offering users access to different features based on the force with which they press, something the iPhone SE misses out on, and it offers support for 4G LTE Advanced up to 300Mbps, compared to the iPhone SE's 150Mbps max.

If you want a larger, powerful iPhone but you aren't looking for a phablet or the latest model, the 6S is a great option. It has some powerful specs, even if not the latest, in a slim, premium design.

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  • Dimensions: 158.2 x 77.9 x 7.3mm, 192g
  • Display: 5.5-inch, 1920 x 1080 (401ppi), 3D Touch
  • Storage: 32GB, 128GB
  • Battery: Up to 24 hours
  • Colours: Space Grey, Silver, Gold, Rose Gold
  • Price (RRP): From £549 to £649

The iPhone 6S Plus is one of the big friendly giants of the iPhone world and the cheapest way to get your hands on one of the four big-screen Apple devices available, as well as one of four iPhones with an up to 24 hour battery life.

The iPhone 6S Plus is very similar to the iPhone 6S in terms of specs and it is almost identical to its predecessor - the iPhone 6 Plus - in terms of design, but like the iPhone 6S, it packs in extra tech here and there.

The iPhone 6S Plus offers 3D Touch, as well as a new camera, even if it isn't new anymore, but it misses out on the waterproofing and the latest dual-lens camera setups found on the iPhone 7 Plus, iPhone 8 Plus and iPhone X.

There is a 12-megapixel f/2.2 snapper on the rear and a 5-megapixel f/2.4 snapper on the front along with all the same features of the iPhone 6S including Live Photos and 4K video recording. You will also find optical image stabilisation on the iPhone 6S Plus, which isn't available on the iPhone 6S, but it doesn't offer auto image stabilisation on the front like the iPhone 7 and 8 models. 

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  • Dimensions: 138.3 x 67.1 x 7.1mm, 138g, IP67 water resistant
  • Display: 4.7-inch, 1334 x 750 (326ppi), 3D Touch
  • Storage: 32GB, 128GB
  • Battery: Up to 14 hours
  • Colours: Silver, Gold, Rose Gold, Black, Jet Black
  • Price (RRP): From £549 to £649

The iPhone 7 is Apple's iPhone flagship from 2016, now replaced by the iPhone 8. As a whole, it offers a similar design to the iPhone 6S but it makes a few refinements here and there.

The antenna strips across the rear moved to the very top and bottom of the rear, resulting in a cleaner look, while Apple has also said goodbye to the headphone jack, replacing it with stereo speakers. It also adds waterproofing and ditches the Space Grey colour option in favour of Black and Jet Black.

In terms of performance, it runs on a chip called the A10 Fusion with embedded M10 motion co processor and a new camera also joined the party. The rear sees a 12-megapixel sensor with an aperture of f/1.8, while the front benefits from a 7-megapixel snapper with an aperture of f/2.2.

The iPhone 7 features optical image stabilisation on the rear, along with a Quad-LED True Tone flash, while the front sees auto image stabilisation. If you want everything the iPhone 6S offers and more, the iPhone 7 is where it is at.

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  • Dimensions: 158.2 x 77.9 x 7.3mm, 188g, IP67 water resistant
  • Display: 5.5-inch, 1920 x 1080 (401ppi), 3D Touch
  • Storage: 32GB, 128GB
  • Battery: Up to 24 hours
  • Colours: Silver, Gold, Rose Gold, Black, Jet Black
  • Price (RRP): From £669 to £769

The iPhone 7 Plus is the second of the options for those that want an Apple phablet, packing in a few extra features compared to the iPhone 6S Plus. It's the same size as the iPhone 6S Plus, but lighter, and it comes with a few refinements, like the iPhone 7, along with a few new features.

Like the smaller model, the iPhone 7 Plus sees a cleaner rear thanks to the move of the antenna bands. It also loses the headphone jack, introduces stereo speakers, adds IP67 water and dust resistance to its slim, metal body and offers a brighter display.

The iPhone 7 Plus has the A10 Fusion processor with embedded M10 motion coprocessor under its hood, but it is claimed to have a battery life of up to two more hours than the iPhone 6S Plus.

Apple's iPhone 7 Plus was the first iPhone to add a dual-camera setup on the back with two 12-megapixel sensors on board, one a wide-angle lens, the other a telephoto lens. These lenses allowed the iPhone 7 Plus to offer better zoom functionality and bokeh images, though the iPhone 8 Plus and iPhone X also offer a dual-rear camera too.

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  • Dimensions: 138.4 x 67.3 x 7.3mm, 148g, IP67 water resistant
  • Display: 4.7-inch, 1334 x 750 (326ppi), 3D Touch, True Tone
  • Storage: 64GB, 256GB
  • Battery: Up to 14 hours
  • Colours: Silver, Gold, Space Grey
  • Price (RRP): From £699 to £849

The iPhone 8 is one of the latest iPhones, packing in a few extra features compared to the iPhone 7. It's almost identical in size to the iPhone 7, but it's a little heavier and it trades the aluminium rear for a glass back.

Like the iPhone 7, the iPhone 8 doesn't offer a headphone jack, with stereo speakers in place instead, and IP67 water and dust resistance is still present on the slim, metal and glass body. The iPhone 8 also adds True Tone technology to its display, even if the brightness, size and resolution stay the same as the iPhone 7.

The iPhone 8 runs on the newest A11 Bionic processor with neural engine and embedded M11 motion coprocessor. It is claimed to have the same battery life as the iPhone 7 but the iPhone 8 offers wireless charging, as well as fast charging for up to 50 per cent battery in 30 minutes.

In terms of camera, the iPhone 8 drops back to offering a single 12-megapixel sensor with an aperture of f/1.8, while the front benefits from a 7-megapixel snapper with an aperture of f/2.2, like the iPhone 7. Once again, there is optical image stabilisation on the rear, along with a Quad-LED True Tone flash, but the video recording capabilities have been improved on the iPhone 8 and above models with 4K up to 60fps and 1080p slo-mo up to 240fps.

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  • Dimensions: 158.4 x 78.1 x 7.3mm, 202g, IP67 water resistant
  • Display: 5.5-inch, 1920 x 1080 (401ppi), 3D Touch, True Tone
  • Storage: 64GB, 256GB
  • Battery: Up to 24 hours
  • Colours: Silver, Gold, Space Grey
  • Price (RRP): From £799 to £949

The iPhone 8 Plus is the third of the options for those that want an Apple phablet, packing in a few extra features compared to the iPhone 7 Plus and a great deal more compared to the iPhone 6S Plus. It's almost the same size as the iPhone 7 Plus and 6S Plus, but it's heavier, and like the iPhone 8, it switches a metal rear for a glass rear.

There is no headphone jack on the iPhone 8 Plus following in the path of the iPhone 7 models, with stereo speakers flanking the Lightning port. IP67 water and dust resistance is on board once again and like the smaller 8 model, the iPhone 8 Plus adds True Tone technology to its display compared to the iPhone 7 Plus.

The iPhone 8 Plus has the A11 Bionic processor with neural engine and embedded M11 motion coprocessor, while the battery life is claimed to be the same as the iPhone 7 Plus. The iPhone 8 Plus is compatible with wireless charging though, along with fast charging, like the smaller iPhone 8.

A dual-camera setup is present on the back of the iPhone 8 Plus, like the iPhone 7 Plus, with two 12-megapixel sensors on board, one a wide-angle lens, the other a telephoto lens. There is optical image stabilisation, a Quad-LED True Tone flash and like the iPhone 7 Plus, the 8 Plus has a 7-megapixel front facing camera with an f/2.2 aperture.

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  • Dimensions: 143.6 x 70.9 x 7.7mm, 174g, IP67 water resistant
  • Display: 5.8-inch, 2436 x 1125 (458ppi), 3D Touch, True Tone, HDR
  • Storage: 64GB, 256GB
  • Battery: Up to 21 hours
  • Colours: Silver, Space Grey
  • Price (RRP): From £999 to £1149

The Apple iPhone X is the iPhone with all the latest and greatest technology from Apple. It is the fourth option for those that want a big screen, but it comes within a footprint that is only slightly larger than the iPhone 7 and iPhone 8.

Featuring a stainless steel frame and a glass rear, the iPhone X offers a premium finish with a design that is still iPhone but very different to previous models with an OLED screen dominating the front and no TouchID fingerprint sensor. There is no headphone jack again and IP67 water and dust resistance remain on board like the iPhone 7 models and iPhone 8 models.

The iPhone X has the largest screen available on an iPhone, along with HDR compatibility, True Tone technology and a 19:9 aspect ratio that is the reason the larger display fits within the smaller body size. Like the iPhone 8 and 8 Plus, the X has the A11 Bionic processor with neural engine and embedded M11 motion coprocessor, along with a battery life said to last two hours longer than the iPhone 7 and 8. Wireless charging is again on board, along with fast charging capabilities.

A dual-rear camera is also present on the iPhone X and although the same two 12-megapixel sensors are on board like the iPhone 7 Plus and 8 Plus, the iPhone X opts for a vertical setup over horizontal. It also adds a new Portrait Lighting mode feature and it introduces dual OIS. The front facing camera is 7-megapixels but it has depth sensing technology for facial recognition, called FaceID, which replaces TouchID for unlocking and Apple Pay authentication.