Unveiled in September 2019, Apple’s most recent iPhone generation includes the entry-level iPhone 11, as well as two handsets with the ‘Pro’ title – iPhone 11 Pro and iPhone 11 Pro Max.
The latter two handsets are the first Apple devices to be called ‘Pro’ on account of the impressive, next-generation technology they have to showcase.
Not sure what exactly separates the two? We compare the similarities and differences between Apple's iPhone 11 Pro and iPhone 11 Pro Max right here.
iPhone 11 Pro Range - Design and Display
The key difference between iPhone 11 Pro and iPhone 11 Pro Max is size. As the 11 Pro Max's name suggests, it's the larger of the two handsets and a must if you're looking for the biggest screen possible.
iPhone 11 Pro Max is home to a 6.5-inch display, while iPhone 11 Pro has a smaller 5.9-inch screen. Both offer the same incredible viewing quality however, using Apple's new Super Retina XDR display.
When is comes to dimensions, iPhone 11 Pro Max measures 158mm x 77.8mm x 8.1mm and weighs 226g, while iPhone 11 Pro is on the smaller side at 144mm x 71.4mm x 8.1 mm and 188g.
Aside from the overall size of both handsets, the design and display features of both iPhone 11 Pro and iPhone 11 Pro Max remain the same. You'll find True Tone technology built into both screens, which will automatically adjust the temperature of the display in relation to the environment around you, and Apple's responsive Haptic Touch makes both devices even easier to use. Each screen is protected by a fingerprint-resistant oleophobic coating too, to keep your usage time smudge-free.
Both handsets look similar to their predecessors: iPhone XS and XS Max. The front is virtually all-screen, with a small notch at the top of the display for the front-facing camera and FaceID technology, and each handset is virtually bezel free. Smooth corners and a seamless design make both handsets a joy to hold, and textured matte glass on the back of each phone not only improves grip, but looks fantastic too. The main frame of iPhone 11 Pro and 11 Pro Max is made from stainless steel, and to add to the durability of these next-gen iPhones, you'll find an IP68 dust and water resistance rating as well.
iPhone 11 Pro Range - Cameras
Whether you opt for iPhone 11 Pro or iPhone 11 Pro Max, you'll get the chance to experience Apple's very first triple-lens camera.
Each of the three lenses measures 12MP. The main 12MP Wide camera will take beautifully lit shots in any light. The 12MP Ultra Wide sensor is capable of shooting with a 120-degree field of view, meaning you can expand your horizons and capture what’s happening outside of the frame, while the 12MP Telephoto lens is ideal for when you want to zoom in on the details, or play around with depth.
You'll be able to switch between each of the three lenses manually within seconds, thanks to Apple's highly advanced A13 Bionic chip. Dual OIS keeps blur at bay, and up to 10x digital zoom, alongside 2x optical zoom in and 2x optical zoom out make taking photos from a distance easy.
Notable camera features on iPhone 11 Pro and iPhone 11 Pro Max include new Portrait Mode features, refined Depth Control, adjustable Portrait Lighting where you'll be able to control the intensity of the light on your subject, and an all-new Night Mode for focused, brightly lit photos in darker conditions.
There's a lot to talk about when it comes to video. Both phones have Apple's front-facing 12MP TrueDepth camera, which now offers 4K video recording and slow-mo video support - dubbed by Apple as 'Slofies'. Shoot a video with the front-camera like normal, and watch as iPhone 11 Pro and Pro Max slow things down to 120 fps.
The rear camera system can also shoot in 4K, at up to 60 fps. Not only can you enjoy up to 6x digital zoom and 2x optical zoom, you'll notice that when you focus in on the action the audio of the video zooms in too. You'll always be able to hear clearly, even when you're shooting from far away.
iPhone 11 Pro Range - Power
To support the all-new triple-lens camera, and many of Apple's other advanced features, both handsets have been built with the same powerful core. The A13 Bionic chip ensures even the most high-tech AR apps, graphics-heavy games and demanding processes are lag-free.
What does this upgraded system mean for users? According to Apple, all cores are 20% faster, and the CPU will use 30% less power, GPU will use 40% less battery and the neural engine will consume 15% less power. This means a smoother and more fluid user experience all round.
iOS 13 - the latest Apple operating system - will also be ready to use on both handsets straight out of the box, and Siri is ready and waiting to help you at a moment's notice.
iPhone 11 Pro Range - Battery
Both iPhone 11 Pro and iPhone 11 Pro Max can charge wirelessly, with the ability to reach 50% in just 30 minutes when using the fast-charge 18W adapter that's included with each Pro device.
The longevity of the batteries has also been significantly improved. Expect iPhone 11 Pro to last 4 hours longer than iPhone Xs and iPhone 11 Pro Max to last a huge 5 hours more than iPhone Xs Max.
From one full charge, you can typically expect 11 hours of video playback on iPhone 11 Pro, and 12 hours from iPhone 11 Pro Max. As for audio playback, listen continuously for 65 hours on 11 Pro, or 80 hours on 11 Pro Max.
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