Apple iPhone 11 Review: the real highlight of 2019
The iPhone 11 was a little bit of a surprise to most apple fans.
While many expected the higher-end iPhone 11 Pro would take center stage at Apple’s annual event, it was the regular old Apple blower that seems to have caught most of the attention.
Why? Because it brings more advanced technology – namely with that additional camera – and extra power under the hood. It offers a major technological upgrade over last year’s model, and it’s even cheaper. But is it still worth upgrading to?
The biggest feature of the new iPhone 11 is its cameras: you get two sensors in the rear which lets you take wider-angle snaps alongside regular images. Both sensors are – like its Pro cousin – 12-megapixel numbers, which is pretty standard for smartphones these days.
The night mode is the most impressive part of the iPhone 11, which adds brightness and clarity to many dark scenes. There have been upgrades to Portrait mode, too, with the addition of that second camera which helps track depth of your subject.
There isn’t a huge upgrade from a design point of view, except some new colours. There are now six, including this mint green version. The edges of the iPhone 11 still feel round to the touch, and while the 6.1-inch display does appear to wrap around the phone the bezels are still bigger than its Pro brethren, which packs an OLED panel.
That said, the screen is plenty bright and responsive. And overall movie and video streaming playback is fantastic.
Apple also says the battery life has been improved, and will now last an hour longer than last year’s model. That’s not too shabby, considering the XR already had a highly-rated battery.
The overall speed of the phone is good, thanks to Apple’s new bionic processor. And you’ll be hard-pressed to see any slowdown or lag, be it while watching movies, using the camera or playing games.
The iPhone 11 is a welcome addition to Apple’s smartphone stable, not just because it’s cheaper than ever before. The camera is a solid upgrade, and we predict you’ll be seeing a hefty number of wide-angle snaps appearing on the ‘gram. And while those looking for extra power and a telephoto lens should definitely head towards the Pro models, the new iPhone 11 is plenty good for most people and a worthy upgrade over last year’s models.