Apple iPhone 11, iPhone 11 Pro or iPhone 11 Pro Max: Which one is best for you?
The release of the Apple iPhone 11 may have brought a couple of questions to mind. Namely, is it for you? And if it is, should you get the iPhone 11, the iPhone 11 Pro or the iPhone 11 Pro Max? First, all three models are faster and more powerful than previous iPhones, featuring a superfast A13 Bionic chip, which according to Apple, is the fastest chip ever in a smartphone, providing 20% improved CPU, GPU and processor performance, plus improved energy efficiency to the tune of 40% less power consumption. For software, each iPhone 11 comes with iOS 13. Additionally, all three models have upgraded cameras, thought by many to be one of the finest smartphone cameras available. All three models feature spatial audio that simulates surround sound for a more immersive experience, plus each has improved Face ID that’s up to 30% faster than before, while offering superior recognition from more angles.
When it comes to which is the best iPhone 11 for you, you’ll want to compare the features of each model, and the prices. All have clean, impressive full-screen designs with a notch at the top. The iPhone 11 Pro Max, with its stainless steel and glass body and 6.5-inch Super Retina XDR OLED display, is the tallest, widest and heaviest; whereas the iPhone 11, with its aluminum and glass body with a 6.1-inch Liquid Retina HD LED display, is the thickest (barely); and the Pro, with its stainless steel and glass body with a 5.8-inch Super Retina XDR OLED display, is the most compact model. As for battery life, which is somewhat relative depending on how you use your new smartphone, Apple asserts that the iPhone 11 will last up to 17 hours, the iPhone 11 Pro will last up to 18 hours and the iPhone 11 Pro Max will last up to 20 hours, all longer than previous iPhone iterations.
Apple claims the glass in all three of these phones is the toughest glass ever in a smartphone, but you may still want to consider protecting your investment with an iPhone screen protector that will safeguard against cracks, scratches and fingerprints, while also reducing glare. You might also consider an iPhone case to absorb shocks and protect your iPhone 11 from accidental damage. When you’re selecting a case, keep in mind whether you’ll be using an iPhone adapter, for charging, attaching conventional headphones that won’t work with a lightning port, or connecting your iPhone 11 to a television or iPad to watch videos or view photos so it will fit. You also might want Geek Squad’s cell phone protection plan or an AppleCare plan to give you peace of mind that will keep your smartphone operating and looking like new, while also getting you up and running again if the unthinkable happens.
Why you’ll get better photos with the iPhone 11 camera.
Arguably, the iPhone 11 upgrade that has generated the most excitement among Apple aficionados is the improved camera system. All three models of iPhone 11 have a front camera with a 12-megapixel lens, next-generation smart HDR that takes advantage of machine learning to improve highlight and shadow detail in your photos, and Portrait Mode. A new night mode is automatically enabled when the light sensors detect darkness, for noticeably better results in low light situations, QuickTake lets you capture video while shooting still photos, plus has the ability to take slow-motion selfie videos, or “slofies.” In order to take full advantage of the iPhone 11’s portrait and wide angle capabilities, you may want to make a cell phone tripod part of your gear to keep your phone rock-steady during photos and 4K video.
The Apple iPhone 11 comes with a dual-camera system, featuring a 12-megapixel ultra-wide angle lens with an f/2.4 aperture, and a 12-megapixel wide lens with an f/1.8 aperture, that allow you to capture more of the surroundings in your photos with a 120-degree field of view. It has a 2x optical zoom-out, and an up to 5x digital zoom. With the Pro and the Pro Max, those two cameras are joined by a third 12-megapixel telephoto lens with an f/2.0 aperture, for a 2x optical zoom-in, a 2x optical zoom-out and a 10x digital zoom. The iPhone 11 Pro and iPhone 11 Pro Max can record 4K video simultaneously with all 3 lenses, enabling real-time zooming between telephoto, wide-angle and primary, and even allowing you edit while you’re shooting.