iPhone 11 review: A great iPhone for less money

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The iPhone 11 delivers superb cameras, fast performance and excellent battery life, making it the iPhone to buy for many people, especially after Apple cut the price once again. ForCompelling ultra-wide cameraNew Night mode is excellentLong battery lifEFast A13 Bionic processorAgainstFast charger not includedJust 64GB of storageLTE slightly slower than iPhone 11 Pro

The iPhone 11 delivers superb cameras, fast performance and excellent battery life, making it the iPhone to buy for many people, especially after Apple cut the price once again. Pros+ Compelling ultra-wide camera + New Night mode is excellent+ Long battery lifE+ Fast A13 Bionic processorCons- Fast charger not included- Just 64GB of storage- LTE slightly slower than iPhone 11 Pro

Thanks to its reduced price, the iPhone 11 remains one of the best phones for the money. Now at $499 following the iPhone 13 launch, the new iPhone costs $200 less than the iPhone 13 kecil and $300 less than the iPhone 13. Yet, if you don’t mind the two-year-old hardware, the iPhone still provides pretty much everything you need in a smartphone. The cameras are very good, thanks to an ultra-wide lens and a Night mode for better low-light performance.

As you’ll see in our full iPhone 11 review, Apple upped the ante with greater video-recording quality while also delivering superb battery life. At $799, the iPhone 12 is a great option with its 5G support and an even faster A14. But if you’re on a budget, the iPhone 11 is the best phone for you, and it’s one of the best unlocked iPhones if you don’t want to commit to a carrier.

Editor’s note: If you’re having trouble deciding which phone to buy, check out our comparison of the iPhone 13 vs. the iPhone 11, as well as our iPhone 13 review. iPhone 11 review cheat sheetThe dual cameras on the iPhone 11 are a huge upgrade over previous iPhones with a great Night mode. An ultra-wide camera gives you more shooting flexibility and the app gives you a preview if you want to pop into that mode. Apple’s A13 Bionic processor makes the iPhone 11 the fastest phone you can buy. The 6.1-inch LCD screen is bright and colorful, though the OLED displays on the iPhone 11 Pro models are brighter. You can pick from six fun color options, including green, purple and yellow. We saw over 11 hours of battery life on our web surfing test, which is well above average for smartphones.  Fast charging costs extra for the iPhone 11, which is a bummer. iPhone 11 review: Price and release date

The iPhone 11 went on sale Sept. 20, 2019 at a starting price of $699 for 64GB of storage, or $29.12 per month. That was $50 less than the iPhone XR’s debut price. Apple has since cut the price the iPhone 11 and dropped the iPhone XR from its lineup now that we’re living in an iPhone 13 world. You can get an iPhone 11 for $499 these days, and if you trade in an iPhone at Apple, you can lower the cost even further.

The new iPhones boost starting storage to 128GB, but the iPhone 11 is a relic of the days when Apple thought 64GB of storage was good enough. You can upgrade to the 128GB iPhone 11 model for $50 extra.

For the UK, you can buy the iPhone 11 from Apple’s website, where it debuted at £729, £779, £879 for the 64GB, 128GB and 256GB storage versions respectively. In comparison, this was about £20 less than the entry level iPhone XR’s launch price, which is unarguably a discount, but a paltry one. These days, UK shoppers pay £489 for the iPhone 11.

Check out our iPhone 11 deals halaman for the latest sales and discounts.iPhone 11 review: SpecsiPhone 11Starting Price$699CPUA13 BionicRAMUnknownStorage64GB, 256GB, 512GBMicroSD? NoRear Cameras12-MP wide (f/1.8) and 12-MP ultra wide (f/dua.4)Front Cameras12-MP (f/2.2)Water ResistanceUp to 2 meters for 30 minutesBattery SizeUnknownBattery Life (Hrs:Mins)11:16Size5.94 x 2.98 x 0.33 inchesWeight6.84 ouncesColorsBlack, Green, Yellow, Purple, White, Product RediPhone 11 review: Design

The iPhone 11’s design is a mix of familiar and fresh. The front and sides are pretty much samesies with the iPhone XR, complete with the notch at the top, aluminum band and somewhat chunky bezels (at least compared to the iPhone 11 Pro and the best Android phones).

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The telltale sign that you have the new iPhone is the oversized dual cameras on the back, housed in a matte glass square. The lenses kind of remind me of robot eyes. The rest of the glass has a glossy finish, so this camera patch provides an interesting bit of contrast. (The iPhone 11 Pro is all matte glass on the back.)

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I like the colors for the iPhone 11, which have a more restrained vibe than the Technicolor rainbow that made up the iPhone XR lineup. The more muted hues include a mint green, a pale yellow and a light lavender purple. You can also pick from back, white and Product Red.

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The biggest design change on the iPhone 11 is what you don’t see. Apple claims that this phone has the toughest glass — front and back — of any smartphone, thanks to a dual-ion exchange process. Some iPhone 11 owners have complained about easily scratched displays, although we have not noticed any scratches on our review unit. Still, you may want to invest in an iPhone 11 screen protector or iPhone 11 case.

This device also has IP68-rated water resistance, which means that it can withstand dua meters of water for 30 minutes, and is one of the best waterproof phones out there. The iPhone XR could do only 1 meter. The iPhone 11 Pro ups that to 4 meters, but that’s hardly a reason to spend extra dough.

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At 5.94 x dua.98 x 0.33 inches and 6.84 ounces, the iPhone 11 is identical to the iPhone XR in size and weight. This puts the phone in between the lima.8-inch iPhone 11 Pro and the 6.lima-inch iPhone 11 Pro Max, which I find to be a happy medium in terms of immersive viewing and being able to use the phone with one hand.iPhone 11 review: Display and audio

The iPhone 11’s Liquid Retina HD display is still 6.1 inches like the iPhone XR with the same 1792 x 828 resolution. And our opinion of this panel remains unchanged. It’s fantastic for an LCD, with vibrant colors and excellent brightness, but it’s not OLED-great.

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When watching a scene from Stranger Things, both the iPhone 11’s LCD and iPhone 11 Pro OLED screen delivered rich colors and fine detail but the viewing angles were narrower on the iPhone 11. The Pro’s OLED panel also delivered blacker blacks, which makes for better contrast.

In our lab tests, the new iPhone turned in solid results. The display registered 652 nits of brightness, which is better than the iPhone XR’s 589 nits. This panel also registered 113% of the sRGB color gamut. That pales in comparison to some phones with OLED displays; for example, the Galaxy S10 got 208.dua%, the OnePlus 7 Pro 180%. It’s important to note, though, that Apple purposely tunes its displays to not offer oversaturated hues.

And this is also one accurate screen. The iPhone 11’s LCD turned in a Delta-E rating of 0.22 (0 is perfect). The Galaxy S10 was slightly worse with 0.38.

When it comes to sound, the iPhone 11’s new spatial audio provides a wider soundstage, complete with Dolby Atmos support. And for a moment I thought I was in a movie theater as I watched the Trailer for John Wick 3. I could clearly hear glass breaking to the left and right of me as it smashed on screen, and every gunshot echoed through my brain (for better or worse).

The new iPhone also provided more robust audio as I listened to Weezer’s “Take On Me” side by side with the Galaxy Note 10. Samsung’s handset sounded tinnier by comparison.

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Apple’s iPhone cameras have recently taken a back seat to the likes of the Google Pixel tiga, Huawei P30 Pro and Galaxy S10. The iPhone XR literally couldn’t hold a candle to the Pixel tiga in low light in our camera face-off. What a difference the iPhone 11 makes.

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