iPhone 11 Review

iPhone 11 Review

I’m a huge fan of iPhones. I have had many over the years, along with many other Apple products too. When I saw the announcement for the iPhone 11 series, I was really amazed. Now that they’re out in the shops, I want to give you the lowdown.

There are three new phones to look at, the iPhone 11, the iPhone 11 Pro, and iPhone 11 Pro Max. I can’t say I was attracted to the names, but the phones are amazing. The Pro models have three camera lenses, with the Ultra Wide, Wide and Telephoto lenses. The Ultra Wide lens gives a GoPro-esque appearance to your photos, taking in a wider area than normal. Wide is your standard lens, and the Telephoto lens allows for that optical zoom you’re used to on the iPhone X and XS ranges. 

The lenses feature a new 12MP sensor, which really packs a punch. Lighting and saturation is really impressive.

Photos appear natural and true to life, even though they’re touched up by AI in real time. Not only that, but video recording is insane with a 4K resolution at 60 FPS. What does that mean? A standard video camera records at 25 FPS (frames-per-second), so 60 FPS means the camera takes over double the frames into each second, making motion in video buttery smooth.

The standard iPhone 11 has amazing battery life, lasting all day in real world use, and is actually cheaper than the iPhone XR was last year. Not by much, at £729 rather than £749, but it is a reduction nonetheless. 

What don’t I like? Firstly, it’s 2019. I can buy a charger on Amazon for around £20, allowing super fast, intelligent charging for my phone. What does the iPhone 11 come with? The same 5 watt, 1 amp charger from yesteryear. My iPad has a 10 watt, 2.1 amp charger, and the phones should come with this. But why does this matter? The higher rated charger charges much faster. That’s it. 

So, should you buy the iPhone 11? In short, if you’re looking for a new iPhone and you’ve got something like the iPhone 7 (like me) then I’d definitely recommend taking a look. However, it may even be worth picking up an iPhone XR as they aren’t all that different.

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