iPhone 11 Review

iPhone 11 Review

Apple's highly anticipated 2019 keynote took place on September 10th, with three handsets added to the iPhone family. These were iPhone 11, iPhone 11 Pro and iPhone 11 Pro Max.

iPhone 11 is the most affordable handset in the line-up. From an all-new dual camera system to the most powerful Apple chip ever, there's a host of new features to discover.

iPhone 11 Design

Design-wise, iPhone 11 is almost identical to iPhone XR. It features the same discreet notch at the top of the display, measures 150.9mm x 75.7mm x 8.3mm and weighs 194g. Edges are beautifully rounded, there's no physical home button in sight and the entire handset is covered in strong, resilient glass both front and back.

For iPhone 11, Apple has ensured the all-glass design is more durable than ever by using materials that have been placed through a dual ion-exchange process. The device also boasts a certified IP68 rating, meaning it can survive water up to two metres deep for up to 30 minutes.


With an upgraded dual-lens camera system to accommodate too, a larger space on the back of iPhone 11 has been dedicated to the camera - but it still fits in neatly with Apple's overall aesthetic. Wireless headphones are the best way to enjoy music, but the lightning adapter in the box means you can used wired headphones if you prefer.

iPhone 11 Display

There's a 6.1-inch Liquid Retina HD display on board iPhone 11, with Multi-Touch and IPS technology making the device as reactive and refined as possible. Stretching right the way across the front of the phone with minimal bezels, you can expect a full-screen, cinematic display.


A well-loved feature from previous iPhone models, True Tone adjusts the white balance of iPhone 11's screen to match the light around you - meaning you're less likely to strain your eyes, especially in darker conditions. Activate the screen with a simple tap, or lift to wake, and get things done faster with Apple's innovative Haptic Touch.

The display has been protected with fingerprint-resistant oleophobic coating, so you can stream on the move or edit photos freely without annoying smudges ruining your viewing experience.

iPhone 11 Camera

On the rear of the handset you'll find an all-new dual-camera system, which has a 12MP Wide sensor with 100% Focus Pixels for super-fast autofocus in low light, and a 12MP Ultra Wide sensor that shoots with a 120-degree field of view. Capturing up to four times more of the scene around you, it's ideal for group photos, travel pics and action shots.


You'll also find a huge array of features, all created to enhance your photos. Portrait Mode has new effects like High-Key Light Mono mode for studio-style monochromatic pictures, you can now adjust the intensity of light on a subject using Lightning Control in Portrait Mode, Smart HDR intelligently identifies faces to produce the most natural-looking results and Apple has introduced its own version of Night Mode.

Night Mode, as the name suggests, helps you shoot in dim and dark locations, without the need for flash. iPhone 11's advanced A13 Bionic chip and intelligent Apple software work together to snap the best images. When you tap the shutter, the camera will take multiple images all at once while optical image stabilisation steadies the lens - reducing the risk of blur which often happens in low-light shots. Once the images have been taken, Apple's software fuses the best bits from each photo to create one refined, authentic image.


As for the front-facing camera, you'll find an updated 12MP TrueDepth lens for selfies and FaceTime. Apple has introduced the ’slofie’ too, a slow-mo selfie that'll let you record at 120fps.

iPhone 11 Video

Record in 4K at 60fps, and when you zoom in to get closer to the action, you'll notice the audio is enhanced, meaning you'll be able to hear what's going on even when you're further away.


You can snap 8MP photos as you record, and thanks to QuickTake you can quickly start taking a video by holding down the shutter button. Editing is easier than ever as well. You can now crop, skew and add filters all within the Camera app, just like you can with photos.

iPhone 11 Power and Battery

iPhone 11 is fuelled by Apple's most powerful chip yet: the A13 Bionic system. Delivering an all-round faster performance, and ensuring the phone's most advanced features - like the all-new camera specs, spatial audio and Face ID - can run quickly and smoothly and to their full potential.

There are 18 cores inside the A13 Bionic system: six for the CPU, four for the GPU and eight for the Neural Engine which is responsible for on-board machine learning.


The A13 Bionic chip means you can expect a longer battery life from iPhone 11 as well. Apple revealed that the device will keep you powered up for an hour more than iPhone XR, and you can look forward to 10 hours of streaming videos with one full charge, or 65 hours continuous audio playback. As for charging, 50% power can be achieved with an 18W adapter (sold separately) in just 30 minutes, and wireless charging is possible with any Qi-certified charger (also sold separately).

Siri is also on board as your intelligent assistant, and iOS 13 will be running straight out of the box.

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