Its been a year since Apple has released a new line of iPhones. 2020 is here and Apple will be soon releasing yet another line of its premium smartphone. The iPhone 11 series is out in the market for 6 months and Apple may soon launch the successor to the current one. Apple iPhones have always been known for their premium build and excellent optimization. People consider an iPhone over an android because of a number of reasons. Be it gaming, photography, simple use or even status symbol in some countries. I personally use an iPhone because of the camera which captures really natural photos. The optimization is still unbeatable as my iPhone 7 is about 4 years old now can still handle everything just as good as any new iPhone can.
Let’s take a look at this new lineup 6 months from its launch and see if it’s still worth buying or should you wait for a refreshed one.
Design of the Apple iPhone 11 –
In terms of design, it’s just wow. The iPhone 11 has a beautiful build with a 7000 series Aluminium frame and gorilla glass protection on both sides. It also comes in really attractive colors which really pops under that gorilla glass. The phone is IP 68 dust and water-resistant and weighs a mere 194 grams. The phone has a nano sim tray and also supports an e-sim.
The 11 pro, on the other hand, has a steel body and gorilla glass protection on both sides. The device is available in premium colors like gold and Midnight Green. In the midnight Green version, you get a matt finish back glass which not only increases the beauty of this already beautiful phone but also reduces fingerprints. The pro is also IP 68 rated and can withstand water up to 4 meters than the 2 meters on the 11. It also supports a nano sim and an e-sim. Despite having a stainless steel frame and triple camera setup the pro weighs less than the 11 at about 188 grams.
Display of the Apple iPhone 11 –
A lot of changes can be seen in the display of this device. First, let’s talk about the display on the iPhone 11. The 11 has a 6.1 inches Liquid Retina IPS LCD capacitive touchscreen with 16M colors. The resolution is 828 x 1792 which looks and sounds less but one won’t feel the difference by personally using the phone. I myself have used an XR but the lack of pixels never bothered me. The glass on the display is protected by an oleophobic coating to prevent scratches. The brightness can only go up to 625 nits which is a little less considering outside usage. The display also supports True Tone and 120 Hz touch-sensing.
The iPhone 11 has a smaller 5.8 inches Super Retina XDR OLED capacitive display with 16M colors. It has a resolution of 1125 x 2436 pixels and also has an oleophobic coating. Compared to the iPhone 11, this one has a ton of features that the display can support. The display supports 800 nits max brightness and Dolby Vision. The display also supports HDR10, True-tone, and 120Hz touch-sensing.
Overall the display is very good but could have been a little brighter.
In terms of hardware, both models have the same hardware. The phones have the brand new and the most powerful A13 Bionic chipset with Apple 4 core graphics GPU. All the phones have 4 GB of RAM and with 64/128/256 GB of internal memory. The CPU is Hexa-core but is more powerful than many octa-core CPUs currently in use in different phones. The phone has an impressive AnTuTu benchmark score of 460784 (v7). The phones come with ios 13 out of the box and can be updated to the latest version.
Apple Camera –
Now comes the most interesting part. The camera has been the main selling point for the series this year. The iPhone 11 has a two-lens setup with a quad-LED dual-tone flash and HDR support. The primary lens is a 12 MP shooter with an aperture of f/1.8. The lens is 26mm (wide), 1/2.55″, 1.4µm and has dual pixel PDAF and OIS. The second lens is a 12 MP shooter with an aperture of f/2.4 and a 13mm (ultrawide) sensor. The rear setup is capable of recording videos at 2160p@24/30/60fps and 1080p@30/60/120/240fps with HDR and stereo sound rec.
The iPhone 11 pro, on the other hand, has a triple camera setup with the following features –
12 MP, f/1.8, 26mm (wide), 1/2.55″, 1.4µm, dual pixel PDAF, OIS
12 MP, f/2.0, 52mm (telephoto), 1/3.4″, 1.0µm, PDAF, OIS, 2x optical zoom
12 MP, f/2.4, 13mm (ultrawide)
The camera setup is capable of recording videos at 2160p@24/30/60fps and 1080p@30/60/120/240fps with gyro-EIS and has additional features like HDR and stereo sound.
The front camera on both the phones is the same 12 MP shooter with an aperture of f/2.2, 23mm (wide)
SL 3D, (depth/biometrics sensor).
The battery on the iPhone 11 series is bigger than the previous generation with the iPhone 11 having a 3046 mAh battery, the iPhone 11 pro having a 3110 mAh battery and the pro max having the biggest 3969 mAh battery.All the models support 18W fast charging.The phones also support wireless charging.
Sensors and Speakers of Apple iphone –
The phones have all the basic sensors along with the Face ID, accelerometer, gyro, proximity, compass, barometer and Siri natural language commands, and dictation.
The speakers on all the phones are stereo and are supported by Dolby Atmos. None of the phones have a 3.5 mm jack.
My Verdict about Apple-
The iPhone 11 series is an amazing phone to buy and is a great upgrade for people using an iPhone older than the X or and Android phone. The premium quality build and the design makes heads turn and the camera has improved by a lot.
Anyone who already owns an iPhone X or above won’t really need to upgrade but definitely can if you need a faster phone and a better camera.