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iPhone 11 Review - A Better, Faster, Cheaper iPhone XR
Original video published on Sep 23, 2019
- The iPhone 11 is extremely capable and far better than the iPhone XR. It's better, faster, and cheaper than ever before.
This is the Apple Insider review of a brand new iPhone 11.
The iPhone 11 is essentially a newer version of the iPhone XR, and it’s better in every way. It comes in new colors and has a bunch of new features including the super beefed-up camera. It’s more durable than ever and even has improved water resistance being able to stay submerged for twice as long as the iPhone XR.
iPhone 11 vs. iPhone XR
- Similar designs with the lighter weight
- Aluminum bodies
- LCD displays
- Face ID
The iPhone 11 is just a better, faster, newer iPhone XR. Let’s start off by looking at some benchmarks…
- AnTuTu - In totality, the iPhone 11 got more than a 30% higher score than the iPhone XR. The biggest gains are in GPU and memory. The GPU scored almost 50% higher than the iPhone XR, we can really see the improvements from the A13 Bionic processor.
- Geekbench 4 - On Geekbench 4, the single-core score about a 15% improvement and the multi-core score a nearly 40% improvement.
- Geekbench 5 - Geekbench 5 yielded a roughly 20% improvement on the single-core testing, and on the multi-core testing, we saw a more substantial 40% improvement.
If you were happy with the performance of the iPhone XR, then the performance on the iPhone 11 should really blow you away. It also has the same processor as the iPhone 11 Pro.
Apple touted the iPhone 11 get one more hour of battery life over the iPhone XR, we tested it and got improved battery life but there’s no real scientific way with all the variables to say for sure. We can say with certainty though that it didn’t get worse battery life.
iPhone 11’s camera upgrade:
- Two lenses:
- A standard wide lens with 100% coverage of focus pixels which will help ensure faster autofocus in low-light.
- A new ultra wide-angle lens allows you to capture twice as much horizontally or vertically in your photos then you couldn’t in the past.
- Portrait mode: It can now capture portrait mode photo stereoscopically, which means it doesn’t have to be of people it can now be an object.
- Night mode: If we cover the lens, the night mode is automatically enabled and you can adjust the exposures. The iPhone takes a bunch of images and blends them together so you shouldn’t have too much movement in your photos when you’re snapping them.
- Quick video: You can hold down the photo button to instantly capture a video, and swipe right to lock it in place. Quick videos can be captured at 120 framerates per second.
- Burst photo: You can swipe the photo button to the left and hold to take burst photos. When you do so, the photo button in the center will start counting and show you how many images you’re taking.
- Front face camera:
- Slightly faster face ID
- Upgraded to 12 megapixels
- It can scope out to take ultra-wide angle photos
- It can even take some slofies
There are features that iPhone 11 Pro has and that iPhone 11 doesn’t, for photos the iPhone 11 Pro has the telelens with dual optical image stabilization. If you zoom in a lot in your photos that’s going to make the biggest difference between the two phones. Otherwise, the iPhone 11 is extremely capable and far better than the iPhone XR. We’re really impressed with the iPhone 11, it’s better, faster, and cheaper than ever before.