Are you that guy who likes to flaunt your large smartphone with gradient colors and a spectacular camera setup? Then, this article might not appeal to you. The iPhone 11 is one of the better phones that have come out in 2019. There is a sea of smartphones that are already out there and there are a lot of amazing ones. So, what makes the iPhone 11 special? Here is our iPhone 11 review and you might have second thoughts about your next phone after reading this one.
Better, in every sense
I might receive some flak for this, but to be honest, the iPhone 11’s design is inspiring. It takes some guts to come out with a simple and intuitive design when the whole industry is moving towards popup cameras, gradient colors, and bezel-less displays. But the proven design from Apple still works and I absolutely love it.
I was a hardcore Android user until 2018 and I still use Android phones on a weekly basis. I switched from my daily driver, which was an iPhone 8, to the iPhone 11. It felt like magic at first because, in my hand, it felt like holding the exact same phone.
Display – Don’t let the numbers fool you!
Let’s continue our iPhone 11 review and let’s take a deep look at the new iPhone display. The iPhone 11 comes with a 6.1-inch display sporting a resolution of 828×1792 pixels. Eww! But don’t let those numbers fool you. It is one of the best LCD displays in the market with deep blacks and very rich colors. They claim the phone uses the hardest glass, but don’t expect it to be unbreakable. It offers basic scratch resistance and you will be better off with a screen guard and a protective case. The display also has a 120Hz touch sampling rate. This doesn’t equate to a 120Hz display, but your touch inputs will be registered faster which results in quicker response rates.
Cameras – Two is obviously better than one
The new iPhone 11 sports three 12MP cameras, one at the front and two at the back. One of the rear 12MP cameras sports a 1.8 aperture, phase detection autofocus, and 1.4µm pixel size. The other 12MP camera uses an ultrawide lens and has a slightly larger aperture of f2.4. The front 12MP sports an f.2.2 aperture and features one great feature, selfies. It allows you to take slo-mo videos from your front camera.
This might not be a very amusing addition to a lot of you, but I can bet you that it will be the next viral thing on the internet. I’m pretty sure that a lot of celebrities will show off their selfies and this might be the very reason that Apple trademarked the word.
The rear square bump might not go down well with everyone, but it will grow on you. The camera takes really good photos with minimal post-processing. The photos look close to the real deal and with the latest DeepFusion update, the photos look even better. If you’re a fan of the Pixel cameras, you won’t be disappointed with the ones taken by the iPhone 11.
Processor and Memory – Beastly performance
The iPhone 11 is smooth during day-to-day operations, does not heat up and handles games extremely well. This is largely due to the A13 Bionic chipset built on top of a 7nm process. It scores a whopping 449,161 points on AnTuTu and is very close to the OnePlus 7 in terms of points. But in real life usage, the experience that you get with the iPhone 11 is way different from the OnePlus 7.
I don’t really believe in synthetic benchmarks, and that is very true about iPhones. Android phones in general slow down with age, but of late, the newer Android phones don’t have this issue much as well. The strongest competitor for the latest iPhones is obviously the OnePlus 7 series. They cost considerably lower and the performance is just top-notch. And it is only going to get better in the coming years with the OnePlus 8.
Battery – Absolutely humongous
The iPhone 8 that I have has a 1821mAh battery. It still runs for almost a day. The iPhone 11, on the other hand, has a 3110mAh battery. This coupled with the 7nm processor translates into amazing battery life. It runs through the entire day and almost on every occasion there’s about 40 – 50% of battery remaining. This is just phenomenal. It also supports fast charging, but you’ll have to get an additional charger for that. The stock charger is not so bad in itself and charges in less than an hour.
There are a lot of other features in the iPhone 11, like Qi wireless charging, IP68 rating for water resistance, quad-led flash, Dolby Atmos, Bluetooth 5.0 and much more. There’s very little to complain about the iPhone 11 and it is also priced pretty well this time. iPhone 8 will be the last iPhone to sport their conventional design and Touch ID. From the next release, even iPhone 8 will be discontinued and we will hopefully see a new design language from Apple. I hope you enjoyed our Apple iPhone 11 review if you decided to buy one or own one already let us know in the comments below how happy you are with your new iPhone 11.