iPhone 11 Review – The iPhone 11 remains one of the best phones for the money, thanks to its lower price. If you don’t mind the two-year-old hardware, the iPhone still has almost everything you need in a smartphone. The cameras are excellent, thanks to an ultra-wide lens and a Night mode that improves low-light performance. For more information, check our iPhone 11 Review below.
iPhone 11 Review
1. iPhone 11 Review: Design
The design of the iPhone 11 is a mix of old and new. The front and sides are nearly identical to the iPhone XR, complete with a notch at the top, an aluminum band, and somewhat chunky bezels (at least compared to the iPhone 11 Pro and the best Android phones).
The oversized dual cameras on the back, housed in a matte glass square, are a dead giveaway that you have the new iPhone. I’m reminded of robot eyes by the lenses. Because the rest of the glass is glossy, this camera patch adds an interesting bit of contrast. (The back of the iPhone 11 Pro is made entirely of matte glass.)
2. iPhone 11 Review: Display and Audio
The iPhone 11’s Liquid Retina HD display is still 6.1 inches and has the same 1792 x 828 resolution as the iPhone XR. It’s great for an LCD, with vibrant colors and excellent brightness, but it’s not as good as an OLED.
Both the iPhone 11’s LCD and iPhone 11 Pro’s OLED screens delivered rich colors and fine detail, but the iPhone 11’s viewing angles were narrower. The Pro’s OLED panel also produced darker blacks, resulting in better contrast. When it comes to audio, the iPhone 11’s new spatial audio offers a larger soundstage and Dolby Atmos support.
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3. iPhone 11 Review: Camera
The cameras on Apple’s iPhones have recently taken a back seat to the likes of the Google Pixel 3, Huawei P30 Pro, and Galaxy S10. In our low-light camera comparison, the iPhone XR couldn’t compete with the Pixel 3. What a distinction the iPhone 11 makes.
The iPhone 11 takes better photos in low light thanks to a new wide camera sensor with 100 percent Focus Pixels and smarter software. And, unlike the Android competition, the Night Mode activates automatically, rather than requiring you to swipe or tap to activate it. With the iPhone 11, all you have to do is hold the phone steady for up to 3 seconds while shooting.
4. iPhone 11 Review: Performance
Apple already had the fastest CPU in a phone when the iPhone 11 was released, and the A13 Bionic processor in that phone extended the company’s lead. (The current iPhone 12 lineup’s A14 Bionic processor is even faster.) Apple claims that the A13 chip outperforms its predecessor in all areas, including CPU, graphics, and machine learning, by 20%.
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5. iPhone 11 Review: Battery
The iPhone 11 has a very long battery life. The iPhone 11’s battery lasted an average of 11 hours and 16 minutes on the Tom’s Guide Battery Test, which involves continuous web surfing over 4G at 150 nits of screen brightness. Unsurprisingly, while the iPhone 11 can be fast charged, it does not come with a fast charger, as it does with the iPhone 11 Pro and iPhone 11 Pro Max. The higher-end phones include an 18-watt charger.