In 2018, Apple introduced along with the flagship iPhone XS and iPhone XS Max a budget version – iPhone XR smartphone, which was practically inferior to the older brothers in performance, but had a slightly more modest feature set.
The buyer responded to such an offer with significant demand, which means that there was no question of continuing the line — introduced iPhone 11 as an alternative to the flagship iPhone 11 Pro / iPhone 11 Pro Max (detailed review).
- 1 IPhone 11 Design
- 2 IPhone 11 screen
- 3 IPhone 11 colors
- 4 Drive capacity
- 5 CPU and RAM (RAM) iPhone 11
- 6 IPhone 11 Battery
- 7 Camera iPhone 11
- 8 Photo examples, shot on camera iPhone 11
- 9 Water and dust protection in iPhone 11
- 10 Periphery
- 11 Contents of delivery (what is in the box) iPhone 11
- 12 Apple iPhone 11 Promotional Video
IPhone 11 Design
Visually iPhone 11 can be distinguished from its predecessor (iPhone XR) only by the presence of a second camera on the square protrusion of the rear panel.
By the way, this platform is not embedded in the body, but is part of a monolithic structure, smartphone frame, as in last year’s model, made from recycled (to the delight of environmentalists) aluminum.
Overall dimensions of the iPhone 11: length – 150,9 mm, width – 75,7 mm, thickness – 8,3 mm, weight – 194 g.
Attentive viewers also noticed during the presentation, that the company logo on the back of the iPhone 11 has shifted a little and is now not located at the top, as was the case with all previous models, but right in the center.
IPhone 11 screen
The device’s display also hasn’t changed — it’s 6,1-inch LCD module with 1792 matrix resolution × 828 ppi, slightly inferior in image quality to older models with OLED screens. Unfortunately, all the same wide frames remained around the display, as in the iPhone XR.
IPhone 11 colors
iPhone 11 will be available in six colors: white, black, yellow, green, purple and red.
iPhone 11 has three specifications for memory size: 64, 128 and 256 GB.
CPU and RAM (RAM) iPhone 11
The main advantage of the iPhone XR was its technical characteristics — budget model, contrary to pre-release rumors and forecasts, got the same processor, as with flagship smartphones. iPhone 11 continues this glorious tradition and can easily work with the heaviest applications today due to the built-in Apple A13 Bionic processor.
iPhone 11, just like the iPhone 11 Pro / 11 Pro Max got 4 GB of RAM.
IPhone 11 Battery
As usual, now it is the fastest and most energy-efficient chip for apple mobile devices, which the, among other things, increased battery life of the iPhone 11 (battery capacity 3 110 mAh) for an hour compared to the iPhone XR (battery capacity 2 942 mAh). It’s worth noting here, that the iPhone XR in 2018 was the best Apple smartphone in terms of battery life.
In 2019, the best Apple smartphone «by battery» is the iPhone 11 Pro Max (in detail).
Camera iPhone 11
Among the shortcomings of the iPhone XR can be mentioned a single camera with a modest 12-megapixel module. IPhone 11 added one more, super wide angle lens, allowing you to cover 4 times more space when taking photos and videos.
Shooting with the iPhone 11 wide-angle camera:
IPhone 11 Ultra Wide Angle Camera:
Technically, the main cameras of the iPhone 11:
- The main six-lens lens has a resolution of 12 megapixels, aperture ƒ/1.8 with Focus Pixels and Optical Image Stabilization;
- 12MP wide-angle five-lens lens, aperture ƒ/2.4, viewing angle 120°, autofocus and OIS are absent;
- 5x digital zoom and 2x optical;
- 4K video recording at 24, 30 or 60 fps with the ability to shoot 8 megapixel photos in the process;
- SlowMo video 1080p with a frequency of 120/240 fps;
- TimeLapse mode with image stabilization;
- Cinematic video stabilization;
- Tracking Auto Focus.
The front camera has also been significantly improved. The 7-megapixel TrueDepth camera was replaced by a module with a resolution of 12 MP matrix, aperture ƒ/2.2 and a wide range of functions (Animoji, Memoji, Timelapse, SlowMo, UltraHD 4K video 60 frames/sec and t.d.).
Shooting SlowMo with the iPhone 11 front camera:
Function deserves special attention «Night mode», which automatically turns on in low ambient light conditions and allows you to shoot high-quality photos and videos at night or in dark rooms.
Besides, Apple programmers have significantly improved the most popular shooting mode of past models — Portrait. Advanced Smart-HDR Features and Face Recognition, as well as an expanded set of ready-made tools allow you to create studio-quality portrait images.
Photo examples, shot on camera iPhone 11
Water and dust protection in iPhone 11
According to the manufacturer, the glass of the front and rear panels has become even more durable, and improved moisture protection (IP68 rating) Now allows you to immerse the device to a two-meter depth for 30 minutes without the risk of damage.
The main interface of the iPhone 11 is the same Lightning port, used for charging and data transfer, In addition, Wireless Charge and Fast Charge functions are supported, and: augmented reality technologies, tactile response and enhanced Dolby Atmos surround sound. Audio Connector 3,5 mm not provided.
Contents of delivery (what is in the box) iPhone 11
Ordinary 5 Watt (not fast charge) Lightning adapter and cable for charging and data synchronization, EarPods with Lightning.