Are you considering Apple’s iPhone 11 as your next smartphone but do not know if it’s actually worth the high price tag? Do not panic, we have got you covered! If you’re like me and despise reading long reviews, then this is the right place for you! Here you’ll find a two-minute detailed review of iPhone 11, covering all the specifications, features and everything else you need to know. So, without further ado, let’s dive deeper into the world of phone-related details!
iPhone 11 Specifications:
A13 Bionic Chip
Third-generation Neural Engine
Dual 12 MP Ultra-wide and wide cameras
4K video recording at 24 fps, 25 fps, 30 fps, or 60 fps
1080p HD video recording at 25 fps, 30 fps, or 60 fps
720p HD video recording at 30 fps
Face ID enabled by True Depth camera for facial recognition, Built-in GPS, digital compass, Wi‑Fi, cellular, iBeacon micro location.
Price and Release Date
iPhone 11 officially hit the market on 20 September. Its predecessor, iPhone XR was sold in the market for $749/£546.94, while this latest model was priced as $699. This means Apple dropped $50 on the new iPhone 11. The lower price doesn’t make it any less of an iPhone!
Perhaps the most fruitful thing is, you can purchase this new smartphone for as low as $399/£291.36 if you trade in your old iPhone. That saves you a ton of money!
Display and Audio
Similar to XR’s display, this latest iPhone also exhibits a 6.1-inch display with the same resolution of 1792 x 828 resolution. Here’s why we absolutely adore this panel: it is undoubtedly flawless for an LCD, with vibrant colours, and excellent brightness! On the downside, it isn’t even comparable to OLED-great.
In addition to this, the display registered 652 nits of brightness, while iPhone XR could only register 589 nits. So, it is an improvement for that matter. The best part is, it is one accurate screen because iPhone 11’s LCD turned in a Delta-E rating of 0.22 (0 is perfect).
On the other hand, the sound of the new iPhone is (in non-technical terms) crisp, clear, and bright! For tech enthusiasts, this new iPhone provides a wider soundstage, complete with Dolby Atmos support. This gives you the effect of sitting in a movie theatre. The sound is also more robust in comparison with Samsung Galaxy Note 10 which sounded much tinier by comparison.
iPhone 11 Cameras
When it comes to purchasing smartphones, most people’s focus of interest is the camera. In iPhone 11’s case, the new wide camera sensor with 100 percent Focus Pixels and smarter software, enable the phone to capture stunning images, even in the dark! Plus, you don’t have to activate the night mode. It automatically clicks in when it detects low light.
Another improvement Apple has made in terms of cameras is the new 12-MP ultra-wide camera, which joins the standard 12-MP camera. What this feature does is, it allows to you fit in up to four times more scene without having to back up, all because of the 120-degree field of view. Surprisingly, the ultra-wide mode also gives you a preview of what you could capture if you used that feature.
Apple has also greatly enhanced Smart HDR to the next level by enabling the machine to understand what the subject is and keep the details you want in the face while retaining the shadows. This makes it the perfect camera for capturing close ups!
iPhone 11 Front Camera
With the growing trend of selfies, you need a smartphone that has an exceptional front camera to make you look flawless! The iPhone 11 really hits the high note with a sharper 12-MP sensor with a wider field of view. Just by tapping you can engage the wider angle, or you can simply rotate the phone to landscape mode and the wide view will turn on automatically.
What really amazed us was this new iPhone’s ability to capture slow motion videos shot at 120 fps, also known as ‘slowfies’. For regular selfie videos, you can shoot in 4K up to 60 fps. However, if you want the same extended dynamic range offered by the iPhone 11’s back cameras, you will have to deal with 30 fps.
Compared to all other smartphone manufacturing brands, Apple is well known for equipping their iPhones with the fastest CPU, and with the new iPhone 11, it has extended its lead with the A13 Bionic chip. According to Apple, this offers a faster performance by 20%. And this is a fact! Compared to Apple’s previous iPhones, and in comparison, with other smartphones, this iPhone does have a better performance.
Apple isn’t coming slow, when it comes to the battery life of their devices. On average, this iPhone’s battery lasted for up to 11 hours, approximately. What we didn’t like about this advanced smartphone was the fact that you don’t get a fast charger in the box like you now do with the iPhone 11 Pro and iPhone 11 Pro Max. Those higher priced phones come with an 18-watt charger. This makes it very inconvenient as you now have to spend an extra $25 for an 18-watt charger plus another $19 for a USB-C to lightning cable. How disappointing!
Just like the previous iPhones, both XR and XS, we would recommend it to people! Not just to people who already use iPhones, but even Android smartphone users could consider buying this new iPhone, especially because of its top-notch cameras and the aggressive $699/£510.43 price.
Although we weren’t fans of iPhone because of their cameras which were nowhere near Samsung’s high-quality cameras, this new iPhone has managed to change our minds. According to the specs and camera result, we’re now in favor of iPhone. The reason behind this isn’t just the cameras, but also the A13 bionic chip and super-fast CPU performance which is considerably much better than other smartphones of the same price range!
Our final verdict is, iPhone 11 does have a lot to offer, and that too in a very reasonable price range!