Good question. iPhone 8 is the smallest iPhone with the smallest price. 4.7-inches and $449. Renee Ritchie:
iPhone 8, the end of the original design era, at the end of 2019. If you’d bought one when it launched two years ago and were asking me if you were still good to keep going with it today, and for another year or two, I’d say sure… With Apple’s typical build quality, the headroom designed into its A11 Bionic chipset, and the constant software updates it’s both gotten and will keep getting for some time to come, I’d say absolutely.
That’s if you own iPhone 8 already. What if you need a new iPhone?
If you absolutely don’t want to spend even a dime more and you want to buy new, or you absolutely see the classic design as a positive and not a negative, and they can pry the Home button and Touch ID from your cold dead digits, then the iPhone 8 still offers some of the advantages of a modern iPhone and for much less than any new iPhone.
$449 vs. $699 for iPhone 11 vs. $999 for iPhone 11 Pro. It all depends upon what you need, what you want, and how much money you have.