Every autumn, just like clockwork, another iPhone is released. Apple are notorious for their annual releases, whether it be a simple upgrade of an old model or a brand new revolutionary phone that brings the phone market into a whole new playing field. No matter what the new product is or what it offers, you’re going to have to pay a hefty price to get your hands on it.
This year Apple has brought out three phones in one go, the iPhone 11, iPhone 11 pro and the iPhone 11 pro max. To the standard phone user, you’ll be able to see a significant difference between the three as the iPhone 11 Pro and Max both have an extra camera compared to the iPhone 11. The Max is also slightly bigger than the Pro. However, looking deeper into the new phones, you can see that there are some greater changes coming through in the next stage of the iPhone. Here we are going to review and compare the new iPhone’s against each other.
What are the similarities?
In the new series of the iPhone, they have decided to get rid of 3D touch and replace it with Haptic touch. This was first introduced with the iPhone XR and uses long-presses to follow the same processes as 3D touch once did. It derives its name from the small vibration created by the phone to acknowledge the use of the long-press. This system is software-based instead of hardware which allows more space in the phone for other aspects.
Another hardware similarity between these new phones is the processor. Just like in previous years with the iPhone XR, XS and XS Max they all run on the same processor developed by Apple. The A13 Bionic is a neural engine which allows up to 20% faster-processing power along with 30% reduced energy consumption, therefore, enhancing the iPhone battery life. These processors are designed to help the phone process machine learning and become more intelligent using AI. They will also come with the same selection of storage sizes across all models, 64GB, 256GB and 512GB.
One of the biggest improvements across the new range is the front-facing camera. All three now come with a 12-megapixel camera on the front of the iPhone with added features including a smart next-generation HDR feature to capture even greater detail as well as portrait lighting. The new camera will also allow Face ID to work at even greater angles, these features along with IOS 13 will give each customer the same user experience across all models.
What are the differences?
One of the main features that’s boasted about when it comes to the iPhone is the camera, however, over recent years many competitors have caught up and in certain cases surpassed them. This has now led to Apple pushing the limits further, this is the main key difference between the iPhone 11 and the Pro. The iPhone 11 comes with a dual wide and ultra-wide 12-megapixel camera. The Pro, on the other hand, has an additional rear telephoto camera with sensor setup.
All models come with night mode to shoot great photos in minimal light, as well as auto adjustments and portrait mode with advanced Bokeh and depth control to give your photos a professional look with ease.
As well as the size of the screen, displays also differ in resolution and technology. With the iPhone 11, you have a 6.1 in LCD display, this comes with a 326ppi, Pixels per inch, whereas the Pro offers a higher resolution of 458 PPI. The Pro also offers a brighter screen for the user with the OLED screen making colours stand out more when compared to an LCD.
Battery life has become an important part of a customer’s decision process when shopping for their next phone. Many people feel the need to charge their phone regularly, with many having an obsession with keeping their phone charged. Apple has attempted to help with this issue by making the processor more efficient and taking away 3D touch. This has helped them increase the size of the battery as well as how efficiently it’s used. In the iPhone 11 you are promised up to 17 hours of use, the 11 Pro is said to last for up to 18 hours and the Pro max up to 20 hours. All the phones can be charged wirelessly and can share charge with other iPhone 11 users.
Each of the three models is slapped with a different price, with the more advanced models costing more money. Different mobile phone providers provide different prices, with the likes of EE, Vodafone and O2 all having different offerings. You can see the rough price plan below for the phone itself without a text/call/data plan
- iPhone 11: £729+
- iPhone Pro: £1049+
- iPhone Pro Max: £1149+
So are they really worth it?
The iPhone 11 offers great features when compared to older iPhone’s with longer battery life and better camera quality both on the front and back. Although this is great, year on year this seems to be the standard when it comes to upgrading our iPhone. For the price we feel like you’re getting value for money as, since the revolution in the design of the iPhone X, Apple have become the market leaders once again. The Pro and Pro Max have been designed to target professionals looking for an ‘on the go’ solution. If a camera upgrade or a new flashy screen display are what you’re looking for, then these changes should be more than enough reason to part with your money. If you have any further questions regarding the iPhone 11 models then contact the Apple customer services team who will be more than happy to help.