These are the best phones for every budget.
The best phones deliver great cameras, the performance you need to multitask and enough battery life to last the whole day. And with new phones from both Samsung and OnePlus now available, our rankings have been updated.
When it comes to buying a new phone, some people may prefer to have the biggest display possible along with the most advanced specs. And others want a solid mid-range phone that delivers all the basics without feeling cheap.
1. iPhone 12 Pro Max
Display: 6.7-inch OLED (2778 x 1284) | CPU: A14 Bionic | RAM: 6GB | Storage / Expandable: 128GB, 256GB, 512GB / No | Rear camera: 12MP wide (ƒ/1.6), 12MP ultrawide (ƒ/2.4), 12MP telephoto (ƒ/2.2) | Front camera: 12MP (ƒ/2.2) | Weight: 8.03 ounces | Battery life (Hrs:Mins): 10:53(5G)
The iPhone 12 Pro Max is one of the best phones you can buy and is that rare phone that is practically perfect, especially for those who prefer big screens. You get an immersive 6.7-inch OLED display, class-leading A14 Bionic performance and 5G capability. But the iPhone 12 Pro Max really stands out with its long battery life, as it lasted nearly 11 hours on our web surfing test. It’s the longest-lasting iPhone 12 model by far.
Like the regular iPhone 12 Pro, the iPhone 12 Pro Max packs three rear cameras, but it benefits from a larger main sensor that lets in more light. And you get a 2.5 telephoto zoom, compared to 2x for the regular Pro. The iPhone 12 Pro Max also delivers amazingly colorful video recording in Dolby Vision, complete with sensor-shift stabilization for steady footage. The iPhone 12 Pro Max isn’t cheap, but overall it’s the best phone we’ve ever tested.