iPhone 11 Pro and iPhone 11 Pro Max – the new flagship smartphones of Apple 2019: review, specifications, photos, price

New flagship Apple smartphones 2019 – iPhone 11 Pro and iPhone 11 Pro Max, were officially presented on September 10 as part of a special press event.

The company managed to present some interesting surprises to the public. Everything in detail — in the material below.

Positioning

Actually, the first surprise was naming – budget line, started with last year’s iPhone XR, continued iPhone 11, flagship smartphone received the prefix Pro, and the most expensive model with a large screen is called the iPhone 11 Pro Max, for which the gadget instantly received a nickname in the Russian-speaking community «Miss». As expected, Apple revolution has not made, presenting the next flagship with a fairly wide, but not impressive functionality.

Design of the iPhone 11 Pro and iPhone 11 Pro Max

First, what catches the eye when visually comparing the iPhone 11 Pro with its predecessor iPhone XS — this is the main camera module. The novelty implements a one-piece rear panel of sheet glass with a square platform for lenses, microphone and flash. In this case, the glass itself is made using double ion exchange technologies, making the gadget body even more durable. Smartphone frame, as in last year’s version, made of stainless steel.

Besides, Apple’s signature bitten apple looks slightly unusual, which flaunts right in the geometric center of the back of the iPhone 11 Pro, shifted a few centimeters down.

Dimensions and Weight of the iPhone 11 Pro and iPhone 11 Pro Max

Despite the preserved screen size, both smartphones got a little bigger and heavier:

  • iPhone Pro — 144 × 71,4 × 8,1 mm with a weight of 188 grams;
  • iPhone Pro Max — 158 × 77,8 × 8,1 mm with a weight of 226 grams.

Colors of the iPhone 11 Pro and iPhone 11 Pro Max

iPhone 11 Pro will ship in a new dark green color, which is added to the previously existing palette of gold, silver and color «Space gray».

Storage capacity in iPhone 11 Pro and iPhone 11 Pro Max

The amount of internal memory for the iPhone 11 Pro and iPhone 11 Pro Max models can be 64, 256 or 512 GB to choose from.

Water and dust protection on iPhone 11 Pro and iPhone 11 Pro Max

iPhone 11 Pro is protected from moisture inside the housing according to the IP68 standard and allows the gadget to be immersed in depth by four meters (for iPhone XS, a critical mark was declared a depth of two meters) no more than half an hour.

Screen iPhone 11 Pro and iPhone 11 Pro Max

Super Retina XDR display module in iPhone 11 Pro has undergone minimal changes. These are OLED-matrix screens with a resolution of 2436 × 1125 points with a diagonal of 5,8 inch (iPhone 11 Pro) and 2688 × 1242 with a diagonal of 6,5 inches (iPhone 11 Pro Max), which corresponds in both cases to an image density of 458 dots per square inch.

One of the advantages of the display is its high brightness of 800 cd/m², which can reach peak values ​​of 1200 cd/m² when displaying HDR images or HDR10 video. It should also be noted True Tone and Night Shift technology, which automatically adjust the brightness, contrast and color temperature depending on ambient light.

Processor iPhone 11 Pro and iPhone 11 Pro Max

Apple’s official website says, that the characteristics of the new Apple A13 Bionic processor exceeded developers’ expectations. In particular, they managed to achieve an impressive 1 trillion operations, executed by the chip in one second.

Apple focuses on machine learning when designing a processor, and this applies not only to the third-generation Neural Engine chip, used for ultrafast processing of complex algorithms (eg, imaging with three cameras). The company has implemented the Core ML 3 system, which will allow the use of machine learning capabilities of the A13 Bionic processor to third-party developers with automatic task distribution between CPUs, GPU and Neural Engine.

Flagship iPhone 11 Pro / 11 Pro Max, just like the iPhone 11 received 4 GB of RAM.

Autonomy iPhone 11 Pro and iPhone 11 Pro Max

Apple has never sought to surprise users with the high results of its processors in various benchmarks, but since the release of the first iPhone, it has paid maximum attention to their energy efficiency. As a result — phenomenal +4 and +5 hours of battery life for the iPhone 11 Pro and 11 Pro Max compared to the iPhone XS and XS Max respectively. Remarkable, that the iPhone 11 Pro Max has the best battery among all smartphones, released by Apple all the time (in detail).

Battery Capacity iPhone 11 Pro and 11 Pro Max:

  • iPhone 11 Pro Max – 3 969 mAh;
  • iPhone 11 Pro – 3 046 mAh

IPhone 11 Pro and iPhone 11 Pro Max cameras

The main innovation of the camera module iPhone 11 Pro was the appearance of the third, super wide angle lens, quadrupling the maximum image area.

In the elegant transparent interface of the Camera application, uses the capabilities of an ultra-wide-angle camera — you see, what happens outside the frame, and you can instantly remove it by changing the lens settings.

«On paper» We have the following characteristics of the main cameras iPhone 11 Pro and iPhone 11 Pro Max:

  • The main six-lens 12 MP lens, diaphragm (Further – d.) — ƒ/1.8, focal length (Further — f.R.) — 28 mm, optical image stabilization system (Further — OIS), Focus Pixels support;
  • 12MP wide-angle five-lens, d. — ƒ/2.4, f.R. — 13 mm, viewing angle 120°;
  • 6 MP telephoto lens, d. — ƒ/2.0, f.R. — 52 mm, OIS, 2x optical zoom.

Video Capture Features:

  • 4K video recording at 24, 30 or 60 frames per second;
  • SlowMo video 1080p with a frequency of 120/240 k/with;
  • TimeLapse mode with image stabilization;
  • Cinematic video stabilization;
  • Tracking Auto Focus;
  • Audio zoom.

Front-camera:

12 MP matrix (instead of 7 MP for iPhone XS) with aperture ƒ/2.2.

Special attention should be paid to camera software innovations. In particular, The application interface for shooting was redesigned and significantly simplified, improved SmartHDR functionality to change detail and optimize lighting for face recognition, as well as a number of tools and algorithms for taking portrait photos of even higher quality.

Besides, implemented «Night mode», which automatically turns on when shooting at night or in low light conditions for brighter photos and video clips. At the same time, the results lend themselves to deeper post-processing in manual mode.

Another useful feature — QuickTake, allows you to quickly switch between photo and video modes. Just hold down the shutter button, to start recording video, and then swipe back to the photo if necessary.

The developers also note the work done to improve the True Tone flash with Slow Sync, which now highlights 36 subjects% brighter.

Photo examples, shot on camera iPhone 11 Pro

Periphery

iPhone 11 Pro has the same set of interfaces and sensors, like the iPhone XS, 8-pin Lightning port is used for charging and synchronization, Wireless Charge supported (Qi) and fast charge, no separate audio jack for headphones, Speakers sound enhanced through Dolby Atmos technology. Another improvement — Faster work of an already quick Face ID system, used to identify the user according to the outlines of the face.

Package Contents iPhone 11 Pro and iPhone 11 Pro Max

18-watt charging adapter for fast charging, USB-C cable / Lightning and EarPods with Lightning.

Apple’s iPhone 11 Pro Promotional Video