A great phone, the iPhone 11 is the default Apple flagship for the next year and it’s worthy of that crown. An excellent camera and strong battery life make this an easy choice.

So why go with iPhone 11 and NOT the iPhone 11 Pro or Pro Max?

Other than the OLED display and the telephoto camera feature, you aren’t missing out on anything! Not mentioning that you’ll save $300 when choosing an iPhone 11.

If you’re using an iPhone XR then you probably wanna wait and see what 2020 might still bring, but if you’re upgrading from a lower model, you’ll be impressed with the overall design features, the improvements to camera and the battery life.

  • Better camera.
  • Great battery life.
  • Has a reasonable price that’s worth paying.
  • Several new beautiful colors.
  • No fast charger in the box.
  • Might be a bit big for some users.

Key Specifications

  • Starting Price: $699.
  • Display: 6.1-inch Liquid Retina LCD display.
  • Chip: A13 Bionic.
  • Storage: 64, 128, 256GB storage.
  • Cameras (Back): 2 x 12 megapixel cameras.
  • Cameras (Front): True Depth 12 megapixel.
  • Charger:  5w charger.
  • OS: iOS 13.

Ok let’s talk about the design:

It’s much similar to the iPhone XR, with two redesigned cameras on the back.

  • It weighs 6.84 ounces and 0.33 inch of thickness.
  • The High is 5.94 inches and the widthis 2.98 inches.
  • Aluminum frame and a glass back. “Toughest class on a smart phone” as Apple claims.
  • Water resistance in 2 meters for 30 minutes! No more worrying about spilling coffee on your phone or dropping it into the pool.
  • An amazing variety of color choices! I mean come on! Who wouldn’t LOVE to have a phone with a great color ♥ other than the classical black & white .


  • 2 x 12 MP camera
  • 4K video recording

Even though the iPhone 11 is a lot more affordable than the Pro models, it still has the SAME cameras, the only thing you’re missing out on is the telephoto, 2x ‘optical’ zoomed camera. I’d take ultra wide angle over zoomed any day. Now about the video recording, the iPhone 11 is really taking the spotlight from other previous iPhones! You can shoot 4K 60fps on both cameras and the colors and tones are well-balanced across both.



iPhone 11 is still a really long-lasting phone that I found went slightly further than its predecessor on a single charge. There was this time I took it off charge in the morning and didn’t plug it back until midday next day! The battery seems long lasting if you’re not heavily using the camera and taking photos & videos.

Apple phones have always been ahead of android phones when it comes to battery drain regarding intensive tasks like gaming and streaming.

The downside of this huge battery capacity is that the fast charger is not included. Making it a bit tricky if you forget to put your phone on charge the night before, so if you can spend a bit more get the fast charger head on and you’ll be really satisfied with the battery over-all experience.


iPhone 11 has new Apple’s A13 Bionic chipset with 4G RAM. It’s a serious piece of silicon that outperforms and other android phone we’ve reviewed. So coming from an android device to iPhone you’ll sense the difference, but if you’re coming from an old iPhone like iPhone 8 or higher, I’m not sure you’ll notice the difference right away. Considering how iOS system runs smooth, apps open instantly and you’ll never be left waiting for something to load


Dark Mode is another new addition and probably the one feature most of us have been requesting. Switch to the Dark Mode and most of the light UI elements will change to black and dark grey. This works across Apple’s native apps – Maps, iMessage, Mail and News. Though it’s worth mentioning that if you’re more interested in getting that black to look extra appealing, the Pro models with the OLED display types can turn individual pixels off to produce perfect black colors.


As for the iOS 13.2.3 and most of the early on app-crash issues have been solved. Still, things do feel less stable than iOS 12.


Last of all the Audio Tricks iPhone 11 has now, it’s designed to make the noise feel like it’s coming from all around the device and less like it’s coming from either ends! giving it a true “surround sound”. The “Spatial” is supporting common formats like Atmos (iTunes) and Dobly 5.1 (when you’re watching from Netflix).

By Rama RK

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