Other The best iPhone so far

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What is the best iPhone so far?

  1. iPhone

    1 vote(s)
    0.8%
  2. iPhone 3G

    1 vote(s)
    0.8%
  3. iPhone 3GS

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  4. iPhone 4

    12 vote(s)
    9.8%
  5. iPhone 4S

    4 vote(s)
    3.3%
  6. iPhone 5

    2 vote(s)
    1.6%
  7. iPhone 5S

    12 vote(s)
    9.8%
  8. iPhone 5C

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  9. iPhone 6

    2 vote(s)
    1.6%
  10. iPhone 6 Plus

    1 vote(s)
    0.8%
  11. iPhone 6S

    2 vote(s)
    1.6%
  12. iPhone 6S Plus

    1 vote(s)
    0.8%
  13. iPhone SE

    13 vote(s)
    10.6%
  14. iPhone 7

    5 vote(s)
    4.1%
  15. iPhone 7 Plus

    4 vote(s)
    3.3%
  16. iPhone 8

    4 vote(s)
    3.3%
  17. iPhone 8 Plus

    6 vote(s)
    4.9%
  18. iPhone X

    9 vote(s)
    7.3%
  19. iPhone XS/iPhone XS Max

    32 vote(s)
    26.0%
  20. iPhone XR

    12 vote(s)
    9.8%
  1. MacBnc macrumors newbie

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    So if you compare the different iPhone generation with their state of the art at that time and compared to other smartphones, which were launched that time, what do you think is the best iPhone so far?
     
  2. Relentless Power macrumors Penryn

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    So far? I’d have to vote for the 8. Not because I think it’s Apple‘s ‘best looking iPhone’, because it’s one of the iPhones that was last with the home button/Touch ID and this phone had _very_ few hardware problems whatsoever. It matured nicely, it’s still one of Apples best priced iPhones in their lineup and is completely underrated.
     
  3. Zxxv macrumors 68040

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    The 8+ is an amazing phone in screen resolution and the way it feels. The size of the screen is fine and if apple had made an x model with that screen size id have bought it, but I bought the Xs Max because I am used to the overall size of the plus size phone.
     
  4. Lekro macrumors regular

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    iPhone 4. There was nothing like the first retina display in that time, also the stainless steel frame with front and back glass was pretty much unheard of on phones.
     
  5. Vanilla35 macrumors 68040

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    Agreed. I voted for 5S because I appreciated the huge boost in performance, and at the time there were a lot of new high graphic games being developed to take advantage of it. The state of the app store today is different.


    In my personal opinion everything after the 6 sucked. Rehashed design, and very little innovation. OLED might count, but it was a long time coming and there has been so much that competition has done in the last several years that they don't get any credit in my book for what they've put in the iPhone.

    Once they develop a foldable phone that surpasses other companies in terms of durability, I will give them more credit again.
     
  6. alpi123 macrumors 6502a

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    So far, not 2010. Today's Xs beats the 4 in every possible way - don't even bother saying OLED is better than 4's display.
     
  7. Vanilla35 macrumors 68040

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    That's not what OP was asking, he was asking what you think is best at the time of release (see op quote below)

     
  8. MacBnc thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Yes and if you compare the respective iPhone with the other smartphones of their generation.
     
  9. AppleHaterLover macrumors 68000

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    iPhone 7 Plus. That thing was rock solid.
     
  10. Krayzkat Suspended

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    lol people this poll isn't to decide what is the best performing/best display/etc iPhone, as the most recent iPhone will always have the better stats. This is about what was the best iPhone compared to the competition at the time.

    I voted for the iPhone 4 because it was my first iPhone and the display and apps available etc where so much better than what i upgraded from. Obviously that does not mean i think the iPhone 4 display is better than the latest 'tennis match'
     
  11. timeconsumer macrumors 68000

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    I went with the iPhone 5s. First iPhone with a 64bit processor and is still getting updates to this point so it has aged very well.
     
  12. ACG12 macrumors 6502a

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    The iPhone 4. That phone changed the game and it was a beautiful design. It’s a shame Apple hasn’t been able to wow me since.
     
  13. maerz001 macrumors 65816

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    I would vote for the 6.
    But when i see the list I can’t believe that apple still sells the same 4.7” front design now for half the iphone life since its invention. And probably another 2 years with the 8 :rolleyes:
     
  14. The Rebel Alliance macrumors newbie

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    Nostalgically, I’d say the 4s. Coming from a little slider phone with a qwerty keyboard, the 4s felt like it had come out of the future: beautiful to look at and amazing to hold and use. I’ve had six iterations of the iPhone since that 4s. I was always excited to get them, but then after a few days, the thrill was gone and it was just another iPhone. The Xs is the only one that has held my attention like the 4s did. I’ve had it since September, but it still surprises me with how seamlessly it works. Just like the 4s, it feels like something that has come from the future.
     
  15. nouveau_redneck macrumors 6502

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    Why are XS/XS Max grouped together, whereas 8/8 Plus, 6S/6S Plus, etc. are not paired?
     
  16. The Hammer macrumors 6502

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    Like what I'm using, so I'll vote for it. i7.
     
  17. Tmelon macrumors 65816

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    My vote goes to the XS Max since it's objectively the most powerful iPhone so far in terms of specs and hasn't suffered from any severe defects that a few of the previous iPhones had (bending, battery degradation, scratching, etc). My favorite at the time was probably the 6S Plus though. It was incredibly reliable and the first time that I felt that I could be productive on a smartphone using the extra screen real estate.
     
  18. nordique, Apr 28, 2019
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    nordique macrumors 65816

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    Best iPhones in their historic context; at time of release vs other phones?

    That is tough. Those would have to be the iPhones that changed or pushed the industry forward such that other phones followed. In that case, my vote would have to go to several:

    - Original iPhone -> defined the smartphone. Enough said there. Set the foundation for the modern industry that now drives the world.
    - iPhone 4 -> that screen resolution and premium quality to design. The iPhone 4 screen was unlike anything at the time. Also FaceTime and front facing cameras became a smart phone staple.
    - iPhone 5S -> Unbelievable jump in performance at the time as well as 64 bit processing on a mobile phone being in the market 1-2 years before the competition thought it was possible.
    Also, touch ID.
    - iPhone X -> Edge to Edge design with the notch. True premium pricing. Many design followers after the notch. Many also followed up to premium pricing once Apple set the bar that high.


    Some shout outs...

    We could throw iPhone 3G in there -> although the phone itself didn't bring it, the App Store was pretty massive and a major sell point at the time of the 3G. Obviously the original iPhone users could also utilize this, but the 3G speeds made it feasible off of WiFi. The phone specs were otherwise identical but in a new case and cheaper to the masses. This is where iPhone really exploded globally. I remember so many people had them after the 3G came out.

    The iPhone 6 and 6 Plus -> although they were not impressive spec updates over the 5S, and brought little in the way of performance enhancements, similar to the iPhone X they set a new bar and standard for the way the industry designed phones. In this case, the curved aluminum with the antenna bands. I know HTC did it first technically but the success of these phones really paved the way for the incredible design copy cats as well as the "Plus" model iteration that still exists to this day
     
  19. mikzn macrumors 65816

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    I'm gonna vote for my 4S mostly because I still am using it and it still has the original battery and is a great 1 hand phone and small enough for small pockets and storage places - it takes great pictures (retired my digital camera), it has 64 g of space and has a ton of apps that don't work on my newer iPhone 8 - it's a warrior and took a beating but still working great!
     
  20. Smartwatchlover macrumors member

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    My vote goes to the 3GS as it changed not only the mobile phone market but it introduced also a completely new user experience on mass scale.

    Second place for the 6 Plus thanks to its new form factor and the big screen.

    Still hoping to figure out soon that the next revolutionary product from Apple has arrived!
     
  21. Reno Raines macrumors 65816

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    The iPhone 4 here. Nice phone and it looked awesome.
     
  22. throAU macrumors 603

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    I think the 4s was better because it actually had a big hardware upgrade to be able to run that display in a far snappier manner.

    And in that vein, the SE was the ultimate evolution of that form factor.

    My vote goes for the SE, with the 4s and 4 closely following.
     
  23. The-Real-Deal82 macrumors 604

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    The very refined iPhone 8/8+ I’d say. A solid phone with very little issues.
     
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