The best iPhone this year is the iPhone 11 Pro, but mainly because it contains a complete package of slightly better antennas, a better battery, a higher quality OLED display, an extra telecamera and an 18 watt charger Box. (This charger should also be included with the iPhone 11.) But in most cases, with the exception of this camera, I'm not sure I need it. That's what happened to me last year when I compared the iPhone XR with the iPhone XS.
After trying both pro phones for a week, here's my thoughts.
What price and what size?
When working with the 5.8 or 6.5 inch 11 Pro, you only need to select the screen size. The larger Max model also offers more pixels for those who need the phone as a good monitor for photos and videos. The larger Pro Max should also receive about an extra hour of battery power, but stay tuned for battery testing. Getting bigger costs an additional $ 100. I prefer the 5.8-inch device because of its pocket size and easier one-handed operation, but Phablets have their fans.
Apple started again with a 64 GB entry-level model, which costs $ 999 or $ 1,099 for the Pro Max (for prices in the UK and Australia, see the table below). For most professionals, that's far too little memory if you think of it as a 4K video camera. Then jump to 256GB for $ 1,149 or $ 1,249. This is probably the choice for those who record a lot of video. The 512GB, 1.349, or 1.449USD level is meant for someone who makes a living with 4K movies with this thing.
This year's colors? These are all industrial metal colors. I like the green-gray look ofbut usually I'm a space gray guy. The matte glass back is an aesthetic improvement over the glossy back of the standard iPhone 11. But it's still slipping too easily from uphills. Most of you will also put a protective cover on a device for which you spend so much money.
The Tele Camera Makes a Difference
You can review everything about the Ultrawide Camera and other benefits of the iPhone 11 series in my. Here the same principles apply. I use the telephoto lens with 2x optical zoom very often, as I have done all these years on the iPhone 7 Plus and 8 Plus as well as the iPhone X and the iPhone XS. It is helpful to get some optical zoom as it will produce better quality pictures than digital zoom.
The telephoto camera has a night mode and the same video quality advantages as the widescreen camera. Both can be used interchangeably. The Ultrawide camera has its own unique features, although the amazing low-light effects of night mode are not there, but the three cameras offer more options.
The Pro phones have two types of portrait mode this year: There is the original zoom type and a retracted broad type like the iPhone XR, which was offered last year.
Yes, other phone cameras are fantastic – we are excited about the cameras ofGoogle Pixel 3 and Huawei P30. But I would like to use Apple's new iPhones sports cameras every day. More detailed comparisons will be published by CNET in the coming weeks and months.
More battery life, yes, please.
The battery life of the iPhone XS and XS Max lagged behind that of the iPhone XR last year, while the iPhone XR attracted attention. This year, the iPhone 11 Pro phones are one step ahead, and Apple claims to have extended the battery life by 4 to 5 hours. So far, they are feeling better: I've found that the iPhone 11 Pro phones are definitely more charged, which could be one of the main reasons. If you want or need the maximum battery life, this is one of the main reasons you choose iPhone 11 Pro Max.
3D Touch is gone (long live the feel)
3D Touch featured on the iPhone 6S. But now it has been completely removed from the new iPhones.
It was replaced by what Apple had on the iPhone XR last year: "Haptic Touch". This feature uses subtle clicks that trigger when you hold your finger on the screen so it looks like you've pressed it. And iOS 13, this year's iPhone OS installed on the iPhone 11, has replaced the pop-up app menus that worked when you pressed the screen. These peeks and popups seem to take a little longer now. I miss 3D Touch, but I do not need it – and Apple has never figured out how to evolve iOS to make the most of it.
The Two Reasons to Opt for the iPhone 11 Pro Max
The Most Expensive Year This Year The iPhone is the iPhone Pro Max for $ 1,449 with 512GB of storage. Even with 256GB of storage – the minimum you'll likely need for a high-end phone like this one – you'll get back $ 1,249. There are two main reasons why you should choose the most extreme iPhone this year: Either you want a larger OLED display (2,688 x 1,242 versus 2,436 x 1,125 for the Pro), or you want an extra hour of battery life.
I would not want to spend so much. However, if you really want to use your phone as a professional camera and want to see every pixel, you need the best viewfinder and the best editing display you can get. And now, that would be the phone. It's also more fun for movies and games, but at these prices I would only buy a separatefor it.
My favorite this year could be the smaller pro
I signed up for the 5.8 Inch size of the iPhone XS decided because its compactness and camera quality made it a simple tool. That makes me love the iPhone 11 Pro even more this year, because the battery life lasts for almost a full day, more or less. Just as I was stuck on my cell phone, I gave the 11 Pro a small premium before I drove home for safety's sake. It's super expensive, but the 11 Pro seems to be the perfect iteration of the iPhone X formula.
iPhone 11 specifications compared to iPhone 11 Pro, 11 Pro Max, XR, XS and XS Max
|iPhone 11||iPhone 11 Pro||iPhone 11 Pro max||iPhone XR||iPhone XS||iPhone XS max|
|Display size, resolution||6.1-inch LCD liquid retina; 1,792 x 828 pixels||5.8-inch OLED Super Retina XDR; 2,436 x 1,125 pixels||6.5-inch OLED Super Retina XDR; 2,688 x 1,242 pixels||6.1-inch LCD liquid Retina display; 1,792 x 828 pixels||5.8-inch OLED super retina; 2,436 x 1,125 pixels||6.5-inch Super OLED retina; 2,688 x 1,242 pixels|
|Dimensions (inches)||5.94 x 2.98 x 0.33 inches||5.67 x 2.81 x 0.32 inches||6.22×3.06×0.32 inches||5.9 x 3.0 x 0.33 inches||5.7 x 2.8 x 0.3 inches||6.2 x 3 x 0.3 inches|
151 x 76 x 8.3 mm
|144 × 71 × 8.1 mm||
158 × 78 × 8.1 mm
151 x 76 x 8.3 mm
|144 × 71 × 7.7 mm||156 x 77 x 7.7 mm|
|Weight (ounces, grams)||6.84 oz; 194 g||
6.63 oz; 188 g
7.97 oz; 226 g
6.8 oz; 194 g
6.2 oz; 177 g
7.3 oz; 208 g
|Mobile Software||iOS 13||iOS 13||iOS 13||iOS 12||iOS 12||iOS 12|
|Camera||12 megapixels (wide), 12 megapixels (ultrawide)||12 megapixels (wide), 12 megapixels (ultrawide), 12 megapixels (telephoto)||12 megapixels (wide), 12 megapixels (ultrawide), 12 megapixels (telephoto)||12 megapixels (wide)||12 megapixels (wide), 12 megapixels (ultrawide)||12 megapixels (wide), 12 megapixels (ultrawide)|
|Front-facing camera||12 megapixels with face ID||12 megapixels with face ID||12 megapixels with face ID||7 megapixels with face ID||7 megapixels with face ID||7 megapixels with face ID|
|processor||Apple A13 Bionic||Apple A13 Bionic||Apple A13 Bionic||Apple A12 Bionic||Apple A12 Bionic||Apple A12 Bionic|
|Storage||64 GB, 128 GB, 256 GB||64 GB, 256 GB, 512 GB||64 GB, 256 GB, 512 GB||64 GB, 128 GB, 256 GB||64 GB, 256 GB, 512 GB||64 GB, 256 GB, 512 GB|
|RAM||Not revealed||Not revealed||Not revealed||Not revealed||Not revealed||Not revealed|
|Battery||Not announced, but Apple claims it would take 1 hour longer than the iPhone XR||Not announced, but Apple claims that it lasts 4 hours longer than the iPhone XS||Not published, but Apple claims that it will take 5 hours longer than the iPhone XS Max||2,942 mAh (not officially announced by Apple)||2,658 mAh (not officially announced by Apple)||3,174 mAh (not officially announced by Apple)|
|fingerprint sensor||None (Face ID)||None (Face ID)||None (Face ID)||None (Face ID)||None (Face ID)||None (Face ID)|
|Special||Water Resistant (IP68); Dual SIM functions (Nano-SIM and E-SIM); Wireless charging||Water Resistant (IP68); Dual SIM functions (Nano-SIM and E-SIM); Wireless charging||Water Resistant (IP68); Dual SIM functions (Nano-SIM and E-SIM); Wireless charging||Waterproof (IP67), Dual SIM features (Nano-SIM and E-SIM); Wireless charging||Water Resistant (IP68); Dual SIM functions (Nano-SIM and E-SIM); Wireless charging||Water Resistant (IP68); Dual SIM functions (Nano-SIM and E-SIM); Wireless charging|
|Price outside the contract (USD)||699 US dollars (64 GB), 749 US dollars (128 GB), 849 US dollars (256 GB)||$ 999 (64GB), $ 1,149 (256GB), $ 1,349 (512GB)||1,099 USD (64 GB), 1,249 USD (256 GB), 1,449 USD (512 GB)||$ 749 (64GB), $ 799 (128GB), $ 899 (256GB)||$ 999 (64GB), $ 1,149 (256GB), $ 1,349 (512GB)||1,099 USD (64 GB), 1,249 USD (256 GB), 1,449 USD (512 GB)|
|Price (GBP)||£ 729 (64GB), £ 779 (128GB), £ 879 (256GB)||£ 1,049 (64GB), £ 1,199 (256GB), £ 1,399 (512GB)||€ 1,149 (64 GB), € 1,299 (256 GB), € 1,499 (512 GB)||£ 749 (64GB), £ 799 (128GB), £ 899 (256GB)||£ 999 (64 GB), £ 1,149 (256 GB), £ 1,349 (512 GB)||£ 1,099 (64GB), £ 1,249 (256GB), £ 1,449 (512GB)|
|Price (AUD)||$ 1,199 (64GB), $ 1,279 (128GB), $ 1,449 (256GB)||$ 1,749 (64GB), $ 1,999 (256GB), $ 2,349 (512GB)||$ 1,899 (64GB), $ 2,149 (256GB), $ 2,499 (512GB)||$ 1,229 (64GB), $ 1,299 (128GB), $ 1,479 (256GB)||$ 1,629 (64GB), $ 1,879 (256GB), $ 2,199 (512GB)||$ 1,799 (64GB), $ 2,049 (256GB), $ 2,369 (512GB)|