The measures that an iPhone has: its dimensions — 2022
If you are about to buy an iPhone, already have one or are just curious, one of the most interesting data is the size of these. Whether it's your measurements, your weight or the inches of your screen, these data are tremendously useful and are not always the most well-known. So, keep reading because we tell you all about them.
Does the size of an iPhone matter?
Like almost everything in life, it depends. About what? Well, from factors such as your needs, the physiognomy of your hands or the way you use the phone (with one hand, with two...). There is a certain tendency to think that the bigger a phone is, the better features it has and the truth is that it is a wrong idea. Apple has made all kinds of devices, and while it is true that its 'Plus' range is larger and also adds exclusive features, the truth is that there are models like the 'Max' that are practically identical to their small versions.
Choosing the size of an iPhone well is fundamental, since it is an element that is going to be used every day and in which we must reward the comfort . You may want a larger phone to better watch videos on it, but the truth is that it could end up being counterproductive if you play them with the device in your hand and it becomes too heavy for you. Or perhaps the opposite, you move a lot and need a compact terminal to carry in any pocket and use it with one hand, but perhaps you are giving up being able to access certain functions in which a larger phone performs better.
Be that as it may, it is a decision that you must make yourself based on your needs. If you buy a new iPhone, in practically any store they offer you a return period of at least 14 days as required by law and with this you have enough time to assess if another size suits you. However, this circumstance becomes more complicated in markets such as second-hand, therefore you must carry out a good assessment of your needs.
Below we show the measurements and weight of all iPhones, ordered from the oldest to the most recent.
iPhone measurements (original)
This is undoubtedly one of the most comfortable Apple phones to use thanks to its compact size. Although, paradoxically, in its day it was seen from some sectors as a large device. And it is that at the time it was launched we were still used to non-smartphones and with even smaller dimensions.
iPhone 3G Measurements
Although there are aesthetic differences with the first generation, this iPhone 3G did not have a very different size. It is true that it increased its height, width and thickness, but its weight decreased. In any case, neither for better nor for worse, it is considered a very different device from the original iPhone and its handling was still very comfortable in the hand.
iPhone 3GS Measurements
Everything applicable to '3G' is also applicable to this '3GS'. Apple began to apply the doctrine of its 'S' generations to perfection with this terminal, offering an identical design at all levels, except for the exception of including a white model. And considering that the color did not change anything, the feeling in hand is identical in all three models.
iPhone 4 Measurements
Although the 3.5-inch screen that characterized the previous models was not lost, this iPhone 4 did mean a change in terms of ergonomics due to the introduction of completely flat edges on all its edges, making the thickness better perceived, which It also decreases with respect to the previous ones.
iPhone 4s Measurements
Interestingly, this generation decreased all its dimensions and yet increased in weight. However, at the level of design and grip it is identical to the previous one and the differences are barely noticeable. Therefore, it can be said that it is practically impossible to distinguish an iPhone 4s from an iPhone 4 in the hand.
iPhone 5 Measurements
This was the largest increase in dimensions of the iPhone in its history at the time, raising the screen diagonal to 4 inches. Of course, it was still a very manageable mobile with one hand as could be seen in the ads that Apple itself made. The sides were still flat with curved corners as was the case with the previous two.
iPhone 5c Measurements
Beyond the colors and their materials, these iPhones came to emulate the design of the iPhone 5 and even shared specifications. However, all its dimensions grew slightly and the weight also, which despite not being extremely noticeable, could be perceived. The grip was slightly worse due to the plastic materials, which made the device slippery if you weren't careful.
iPhone 5s Measurements
Everything, absolutely everything about this device regarding dimensions and weight is the same as in the iPhone 5. And even at an aesthetic level, except for the introduction of new colors and the change from the classic button to the one that integrated Touch ID. Therefore, the user experience in this terminal was very similar.
iPhone 6 Measurements
If it weren't for the fact that it was launched with a 'Plus' model, this had already been the largest in Apple's history and would ultimately start a stage in which the design of the iPhone did not change much. It was still manageable with one hand, but the sides were now curved, making the grip worse, although it was more comfortable.
iPhone 6 Plus Measurements
|iPhone 6 Plus|
Although over time we have become accustomed to seeing large devices, this turned out to be a behemoth for many, having gigantic dimensions for what the iPhone had been and sharing the same aesthetic line as its 4.7-inch model.
iPhone 6s Measurements
As happened from the iPhone 4s to the iPhone 4, from this iPhone 6s to 6 we did not find aesthetic differences and except for the serigraphy on its back it was difficult to distinguish them. Although there were changes, increasing all its dimensions very slightly and almost negligibly. The weight was noticeable, not exaggeratedly, but perceptible.
iPhone 6s Plus Measurements
|iPhone 6s Plus|
As from iPhone 6 to 6s, from 6 Plus to this 6s Plus we noticed identical changes with the increase in dimensions, but in the end with the same user experience because at the level of design, grip and ergonomics in general there were not too many changes.
Measurements of the iPhone SE (1st generation)
|iPhone SE (1st generation)|
This first special range iPhone came to emulate what was already an extinct design for Apple such as the iPhone 5s. In fact they are identical in everything, except for a very slight increase in weight and new colors that were introduced for this one. For the most nostalgic and still looking for very manageable phones, it was good news.
iPhone 7 Measurements
Regardless of the colors, materials, position of the antennas and size of the camera, the aesthetic line of the iPhone 7 remained the same as that of the iPhone 6 and 6s. Also the measurements, although the weight decreased and it was perceived as a very light iPhone and that in the end it would receive a minimal update in the next generation.
iPhone 7 Plus Measurements
|iPhone 7 Plus|
What is applied when speaking of the '7' with respect to the previous ones, can also be said of this with the rest of the 'Plus' ranges. Despite its internal improvements and a double camera, it was possible to make it much lighter than the iPhone 6s Plus, without that preventing it from being one of the iPhones with the best battery in history.
iPhone 8 Measurements
Overshadowed by being launched alongside the revamped iPhone X, this iPhone 8 is nearly identical to the iPhone 7. Mind you, its rear materials were made of glass to be compatible with wireless charging. Also on an aesthetic level it was perceived, now that rear part is more sensitive, favoring that with any blow it could crack.
iPhone 8 Plus Measurements
|iPhone 8 Plus|
Although it sounds very repetitive, it is true that what the iPhone 8 was compared to the iPhone 7 can be applied to the iPhone 8 Plus. Its changes weren't very striking except for the glass, but it was very well received because it was like looking at a premium range of the iPhone 7 achieved by its glass materials.
iPhone X Measurements
If there has been a device that completely breaks the aesthetics of the iPhone, it has been this one. Without a Home button, with the absolute prominence of the screen and the arrival of the controversial notch, this iPhone X became a best seller. At the ergonomics level, it was located in the middle ground between the standard iPhone and the 'Plus', only with a much greater use.
iPhone XS Measurements
If it weren't for the fact that it was slightly heavier, few would have believed that this was not really an iPhone X. Its changes were tiny and only the gold color that was introduced to the range was a differential fact with the previous model.
iPhone XS Max Measurements
|iPhone XS Max|
Unlike the small one, this was a much applauded iPhone for being identical to the 'X' and 'XS', only in large size. In fact, it was marketed as the largest iPhone in history and with a screen that made a good reference to it.
iPhone XR Measurements
With a colorful range and an IPS panel, this device straddled the iPhone XS and XS Max with an intermediate size that, added to its cheaper price, made it the best-selling phone in 2019 and in 2020 it was continue to be in the TOP of the rankings. Although it must be said that, despite noticing the difference, with time of use it did not seem too far from the 'XS Max' dimensions.
iPhone 11 Measurements
It was an iPhone XR with one more lens, new colors and internal improvements. And it is that even the weight was identical. For this reason, the experience of using the iPhone 11 is identical to that of the 'XR', once again placing itself in the middle of the highest-end iPhones launched that year.
iPhone 11 Pro Measurements
|iPhone 11 Pro|
It was the first and last iPhone 'Pro' with reduced dimensions. It continued with lines very similar to those of the iPhone X and XS, although its thickness and weight increased considerably as a result.
Measurements of the iPhone 11 Pro Max
|iPhone 11 Pro Max|
Although aesthetically reminiscent of the iPhone XS Max for its dimensions and screen, the triple camera and especially the weight of this terminal made it become the heaviest smartphone in Apple's history. Of course, with a market already used to big phones, it became one of the public's favorites.
Measurements of the iPhone SE (2nd generation)
|iPhone SE (2nd generation)|
If the first iPhone SE emulated the iPhone 5s, it did the same with the iPhone 8. In fact, the reuse of the chassis is noticeable because all its dimensions and even the weight are identical. And at a time when Apple phones are all bigger, its arrival was appreciated, despite that retro air that it emulated with its Home button and thick frames.
iPhone 12 mini measurements
|iPhone 12 mini|
This iPhone came to be very reminiscent of the iPhone 4 and 4s due to its form factor with flat sides, although in a modern format with a front that was greatly used by the screen and dimensions that were ultimately much larger. Already compared to its generation, it was a highly valued device, but in sales it did not have a great reception.
iPhone 12 Measurements
Although the 6.1-inch screen should be similar to that of the 'XR' and '11', the truth is that both its technology and the rest of the design did not resemble them too much. And it is that with the completely flat sides and the reduction of bezels on the front, a much more compact and, above all, lighter phone was achieved.
iPhone 12 Pro Measurements
|iPhone 12 Pro|
Only the more sober colors, the triple camera and the increase in weight made a difference between this and the standard range of the 'Pro'. The ergonomics were exactly identical thanks to the completely flat frames.
Measurements of the iPhone 12 Pro Max
|iPhone 12 Pro Max|
Although his successor accompanied him in it, this was the largest iPhone in history, unseating the previous 'Max'. Its weight increased considerably and although it is still fully manageable, the flat edges can play tricks to the point that if it is not covered it can slip.
iPhone 13 mini measurements
|iPhone 13 mini|
The essence of the iPhone 12 mini was transferred to this one, although it increased its thickness and weighed 7 grams more. In any case, the experience of use in hand did not change too much and remains today the most manageable modern iPhone. Although, like everything, it will always depend on what each one is looking for.
iPhone 13 Measurements
This iPhone 13 underwent the same changes with respect to the 12. Its diagonal camera, new colors and greater thickness did not cause its weight to increase excessively and it is still a very comfortable phone to use and a perfect middle ground for those who like the 'mini'. they make them small and the 'Max' excessive.
iPhone 13 Pro Measurements
|iPhone 13 Pro|
This 'Pro' is still being compared with its standard range due to its identical dimensions, although the weight increase compared to that is still more noticeable than in the previous generation. Of course, despite everything, it does not seem that its battery has improved enough to improve that of that standard model.
Measurements of the iPhone 13 Pro Max
|iPhone 13 Pro Max|
Today's best iPhone again offers a design similar to the previous one, but even heavier. In any case, if someone holds the '12 Pro Max' and this '13 Pro Max' in one hand, they won't notice much of a difference and could probably confuse them.
Measurements of the iPhone SE (3rd generation)
|iPhone SE (3rd generation)|
If you look at a 2nd and 3rd generation iPhone SE, you will have a hard time finding the differences. Both devices share dimensions in all aspects, being two devices that in turn start from measurements very similar to those introduced by the iPhone 8.
Fun facts about iPhone sizes and measurements
Given the dimensions and weights of each of the iPhones that Apple has launched, we find it fun to make a small summary with the most curious data that so many generations of this smartphone have left us.
The heaviest iPhone in history
The iPhone 13 Pro Max It treasures the prestige of being the Apple smartphone with the greatest weight so far. Its 238 grams are used for this, although the iPhone 11 Pro Max and iPhone 12 Pro Max are very close with 226 grams, but those 12 grams less leave them in second position.
Which iPhone is the lightest?
The iPhone 5 and 5s with 112 grams of weight they are put as a counterpart to the previous 'Max'. These phones that shared a design are still the lightest today and they look like they will continue to be. Even the first-generation iPhone SE, which was a design copy of the 5s, increased its weight by 1 gram and although it could perfectly enter this position, being rigorous it would remain in a well-deserved second place.
Biggest screen ever
The iPhone 12 Pro Max and iPhone 13 Pro Max they are the Apple phones with the largest screen diagonal to date. Its 6.7 inches, accompanied by the excellent features of its OLED screen, even helped them win the occasional award in the sector for having the best screen on the market (12 Pro Max), although that is ultimately a separate issue.
The iPhone that had a smaller screen
We have a multiple tie in this section and it is that the iPhone original, iPhone 3G, iPhone 3GS, iPhone 4 y iPhone 4s with their 3.5-inch screens they were the phones with the smallest screen in history. Seen so many years later it looks like a tiny screen, but in its time it was even branded as an excessively large screen by a certain part of the public accustomed to non-smart phones with more measured sizes.
Which iPhone should go on a diet?
The iPhone 3G and iPhone 3GS They are the ones that hold the record for being the thickest Apple phones with 1.23 centimeters. Keep in mind that it was not completely flat at the back, since they had a hump that made them thicker in the rear center. If we were to compare totally flat phones, we would have to give the record to the iPhone 4 and 4s with its 0.93 centimeters.
The thinnest iPhone ever
The iPhone 6 It is the apple phone with a smaller thickness with its 0.69 centimeters. Not even the iPhone 6s that repeated the design managed to match it, it has already grown a few centimeters compared to this one. Although it is not the lightest iPhone for its 129 grams, the truth is that together they have made it one of the most comfortable in the history of the brand.
This iPhone is worth to be a basketball player
go with him iPhone 12 Pro Max and iPhone 13 Pro Max , not only are they the heaviest but they are also the iPhone with a greater dimension from its bottom to the top with 16.08 centimeters. Perhaps it is not the tallest phone of all smartphones on the market, but as far as Apple is concerned, it is in a record position.
A short iPhone, but a killer
At 11.5 centimeters tall, the iPhone original Launched in 2007, it is the shortest phone that Apple has launched in its history. With the evolution of the industry, it seems that it will also be a permanent record, which may add to the always honorary position of having been the pioneer in opening the way to a new era in the Californian brand.