The iPhone 11 Review – the perfect introduction to the new era of iPhone.
If you currently have an older version of the iPhone and want to upgrade to a newer model, but also don’t have the sufficient funds to get the brand-spanking new iPhone 12, the iPhone 11 is most likely your best option. With the release of the iPhone 12, the iPhone 11 should become more affordable and with its features being similar to the iPhone 12, you are getting an up to date top-of-the-range iPhone for a cheaper price.
The iPhone 11 is essentially an S update to the extremely popular iPhone XR, giving it the aura of high expectation and noticeable extreme quality. The iPhone 11 meets expectations and for a now cheaper price, it could possibly the best option on the market right now.
The similarities to the iPhone XR are noticeable straight away, as it almost looks like a complete replica. It has the same design, the same 6.1-inch 720p LCD with rounded corners, the same abnormally large bezels and the same aluminium chassis.
Although it looks the same, they have been changes that have improved the iPhone 11 from the iPhone XR, with a slight improvement in water resistance and a strength upgrade for the glass front and back. The camera bump on the back is a lot neater due to it being embedded right into the glass, however there still is a noticeable camera bump.
The iPhone also has a studier presence when compared to the iPhone 11 Pro or iPhone 11 Pro Max, with a rigid aluminium frame and a glass back. Apple claims that the glass used here is the ‘toughest glass on a smartphone’ thanks to a “dual ion-exchange strengthening process“, and this covers both the front and back. If what they say is true, you have the perfect balance of a crisp sleekness of glass combined with a solid stronghold of an aluminium chassis.
For the iPhone 11, Apple has downplayed some of the brighter colours, giving them more of a pastel finish which appears to be the colour trend of 2020. The pastel purple hue is the most popular new colour – having a more saturated purple would have looked gaudy. There is also the option a green that reminds you of a greener mint choc chip ice cream, a light yellow that could be compared to the inside of a lemon and more traditional colours like white and black, giving you a wide range of colours to cycle through depending on your mood.
Additionally, the battery life is extended from the XRs battery life. Apple says the iPhone 11 will last for an hour longer on its battery than the iPhone XR, which already got tremendous battery life. This gives the iPhone 11 another feel that it is simply a straight upgrade from the XR. If you’re looking to upgrade from an iPhone SE, this phone is going to feel huge.
Apple added an ultra-wide f/2.4 camera to the back of the phone, upgraded the sensor for the main f/1.8 camera, and updated the front camera to a 12-megapixel sensor with a slightly wider field of view in landscape and the ability to take 4K60 video. Apple’s Smart HDR system has also been improved, along with a new Night mode. These are all the same cameras and features as the iPhone 11 Pro, minus a telephoto, and the results are just as good.