iPhone buying guide: Best iPhones for gaming, video streaming, photography and other tasks

    Unlike in the Android world, there’s no dedicated iPhone for certain tasks. But some iPhones still fit best when it comes to battery performance, gaming, photography and more. So, below we have listed a few based on different use cases.
    By: HT TECH
    | Updated on: Mar 22 2021, 09:55 IST
    Apple iPhone 12 Pro.
    Apple iPhone 12 Pro. (Unsplash)
    Apple iPhone 12 Pro.
    Apple iPhone 12 Pro. (Unsplash)

    There are all kinds of iPhone users in the world, some are more into gaming while others are crazy about clicking images, streaming content all the time and some just want a long lasting battery life. For those who have been following Apple since years and are already an iPhone user, they must be aware of the fact that unlike in the Android world, there's no dedicated iPhone for certain tasks. But some iPhones still fit best when it comes to battery performance, gaming, photography and more. So, below we have listed a few based on different use cases.

    Video Streaming

    If you are someone who does a whole lot of video streaming over the web via Netflix, Hotstar or any other platform, the important factors to consider here are the screen size and quality and the battery life. You can get the iPhone 11 at 54,900, which has the same screen size as the iPhone 12 and iPhone 12 Pro and a good battery performance. However, if you can extend your budget to 80,000, iPhone 12 is the best option with the same screen but Super Retina XDR screen instead of Liquid Retina and better resolution. However, you want no compromises, 12 Pro Max with 6.7-inch screen and better battery performance is the only option.

    Photography and videography

    These demand for good camera performance and the best you can get right now is the iPhone 12 Pro Max. It is the only one with sensor-shift lenses for stable video shooting, something not there in 12 Pro, 12 or 12 Mini. However, if that is not a whole lot of concern, you can still go for the 12 Pro. And if you need a decent camera without a dedicated sensor for telephoto and no LiDAR sensor for night shots, go for iPhone 12 Mini as it has the same 12-megapixel cameras as iPhone 12 but is more compact.

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    Gaming

    There's no doubt iPhones have the most efficient A-series processors. And when it comes to gaming, these are of utmost importance along with the screen and battery life. If you want the best performance, nothing can be better than iPhone 12 Pro Max since it has the biggest screen, powerful processor and a good battery performance. However, in a more limited budget you can get iPhone 12 or iPhone 11. Here you will be sacrificing a bit on the display front but you will still get a fairly good processor and battery performance.

    Long lasting battery performance

    Yes, all the iPhones are efficient and have good battery performance. However, if you want a decent sized screen and a long lasting battery no matter what the task is, iPhone XR is the most budget-friendly version here. If you want a more modern iPhone, you can go for iPhone 11 or iPhone 12. And in case you want a no compromise battery performance, iPhone 12 Pro Max stays on top.

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    Average or heavy use - video or photo editing, gaming, multitasking

    If you are a heavy iPhone user and need the handset for photo or video edits, gaming, multitasking in apps while checking presentations and working on documents, iPhone 12 Pro Max is the best option since it has the best processor, battery, camera and the screen. iPhone 12 and iPhone 11 are also good ones for heavy or average use in case the budget is not as high.

    Light use - browsing apps, checking mails, messaging

    In case you are a light user and want to use an iPhone for browsing social media, checking mails, messaging and clicking photos once in a while, then can the compact ones - iPhone SE or iPhone 12 Mini. These are compact, cost lower than other latest iPhones and are good performance to handle all these tasks (and a bit more) with ease.

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    First Published Date: 21 Mar, 19:24 IST
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