iPhone 11 Review
The iPhone 11 was introduced by Apple in September 2019, and although though its flagship lineup has since changed to include the iPhone 13 small, iPhone 13, iPhone 13 Pro, and iPhone 13 Pro Max, the iPhone 11 is still offered as a budget-friendly choice with prices beginning at $499.
The iPhone 11 replaced the iPhone XR, and it has a 6.1-inch LCD screen that Apple refers to as a “Liquid Retina HD Display” with a resolution of 1792 x 828 at 326ppi, a contrast ratio of 1400:1, a maximum brightness of 625 nits, support for True Tone for adjusting the white balance to the surrounding lighting, and wide colour support for true-to-life colours.
The iPhone 11 uses Haptic Touch instead of 3D Touch, much as the iPhone XR before it and other previous iPhone models. While supported by all versions of iOS, haptic touch does not have the pressure sensitivity of the 3D Touch capability that Apple previously supported.
The glass body of the iPhone 11 is available in White, Black, Yellow, (PRODUCT)RED, Purple, and Green, offering a variety of design options.
The iPhone 11 doesn’t look all that different from the iPhone XR it replaced, but when it was first introduced, Apple claimed it had the toughest glass ever used in a smartphone and offered improved water resistance (IP68), which has since become the industry standard for iPhones and increased overall durability. Dolby Atmos is supported, and spatial audio gives a more immersive sound experience.
The camera system on the iPhone 11 sets it different from the XR, even though it can’t compete with Apple’s newest iPhones. Apple introduced a new dual-lens camera that was an upgrade over the previous single-lens camera. A conventional wide-angle camera and an ultra wide-angle camera with a 120-degree field of view are included in the camera arrangement. The iPhone 11 lacks a telephoto lens, unlike the bigger Pro and Pro Max phones in Apple’s prior lines.
According to Apple, the ultra wide-angle camera captures four times as much space as a conventional wide lens, making it perfect for taking pictures of landscapes, buildings, close-ups, and other subjects. An improvement over the iPhone XR, which only enabled human images in Portrait mode, is that both cameras work together to provide Portrait mode for people, pets, objects, and more.
The iPhone 11’s camera interface has been redesigned with a more immersive experience that enables you to see and, if wanted, record the region beyond the frame utilising the ultra wide-angle camera. Both digital zoom up to 5x and 2x optical zoom out are available.
Similar to the Night Sight option on Google Pixel handsets, Apple has included a new Night mode that makes advantage of the iPhone’s processing power and the new wide camera sensor to take sharp, clear, and brilliant pictures even in extremely low lighting circumstances.
In iOS 13.2, Apple introduced a Deep Fusion feature that uses sophisticated machine learning techniques for pixel-by-pixel processing of photos, optimising for texture, details, and noise. Next-generation Smart HDR uses machine learning to capture more realistic-looking images with improved highlight and shadow detail. Overall, compared to the XR, the iPhone 11 featured far better photography skills, and it is still a good camera two years later.
Both of the cameras in the iPhone 11 can be utilised to shoot video in 4K with improved dynamic range at 24, 30, or 60 frames per second, with live switching accessible with just a single touch.
Holding down the shutter button in the Camera app’s QuickTake video mode triggers an automated recording of video with subject tracking, and the Audio Zoom function syncs the audio to the video frame for more dynamic sound.
With the addition of a 12-megapixel sensor to the front-facing TrueDepth Camera system, Face ID became up to 30% quicker and more flexible. The TrueDepth camera now supports 120 fps slo-mo video, letting users to take slo-mo selfies, colloquially known as “slofies,” and next-generation smart HDR for more realistic-looking photographs. It can now record 4K video at 60 fps.
The A13 Bionic 7-nanometer chip and third-generation Neural Engine are both found within the iPhone 11. With a 20% faster CPU and GPU than the A12, Apple claimed at the time of its release that the A13 Bionic was the fastest processor ever used in a smartphone. The Neural Engine in the A13 is quicker than in previous chips for real-time picture and video processing, and Machine Learning Accelerators in the A13 enable the CPU to provide more than 1 trillion operations per second.
The iPhone 11’s battery life is an hour longer than that of the iPhone XR. Although it does not equal the battery life of other of Apple’s bigger iPhone models, it allows up to 17 hours of video playback, up to 10 hours of streaming video playback, and 65 hours of audio playing. Although fast charging is an option, the iPhone 11 only comes with a USB-C to Lightning adapter, thus additional hardware is needed.
The iPhone 11 is equipped with an Intel modem chip with Gigabit-class LTE, 2×2 MIMO, and LAA, Wi-Fi 6 compatibility (802.11ax) with 2×2 MIMO, Bluetooth 5.0, Dual-SIM with eSIM, and an Apple-designed U1 Ultra Wideband processor that enhances spatial awareness and enables improved indoor tracking. The chip now supports directionally aware AirDrop recommendations in iOS 13.1, allowing you to send files to whomever you point your iPhone towards.
How to Buy
How to acquire iPhone 11
The iPhone 11 is available via the Apple online store, Apple retail stores, and third-party retailers. The iPhone 11 is priced beginning at $499 for the 64GB model and there’s also a 128GB variant for $549, although a prior 256GB model has been discontinued. Apple in February 2021 started selling refurbished iPhone 11 handsets and they are presently available beginning at $419.
Like the preceding iPhone XR, the iPhone 11 boasts a precision-machined 7000 series aluminium frame that wraps around an all-glass exterior. With its 6.1-inch display, the iPhone 11 lies between the 5.4-inch “small” iPhone models like the iPhone 13 mini and Apple’s bigger models like the 6.7-inch iPhone 13 Pro Max in size.
The iPhone 11 sports an edge-to-edge display with low bezels and no Home button, adopting a notch at the top for the TrueDepth camera system. Because it employs an LCD instead of OLED display, the iPhone 11 features somewhat larger bezels than Apple’s most recent OLED-based models.
Other than the notch at the top for the Face ID camera, speaker, and ambient light sensor, the iPhone 11 is all display.
The iPhone 11 measures 150.9mm long, 75.7mm broad, and 8.3mm thick, which is similar to the previous-generation iPhone XR. It weights in at 6.84 ounces, likewise same as the XR.
The rear of the iPhone 11 received the most major design change over the XR owing to the adoption of the dual-camera system. The iPhone 11 adds a square-shaped camera bump that flows into the rest of the device. The two camera lenses protrude somewhat from the rear of the iPhone since the camera parts are thicker than the body of the iPhone.
The Apple logo on the iPhone 11 was repositioned compared to prior iPhone models. It relocated to the centre of the device rather than towards the top, a modification that may have been done for a proposed two-way charging functionality that was ultimately cancelled. The bidirectional wireless charging option would have enabled the iPhone 11 to be used to charge other iPhones, the Apple Watch, the AirPods, and other Qi-based gadgets.
More Durable Glass
According to Apple during the device’s unveiling, the iPhone 11 was manufactured from the most robust glass ever in a smartphone at the time, so in theory, it should stand up better to accidental knocks and drops than prior generations. It’s still glass, however, so it’s advisable to have a case or have AppleCare+ in case of accidental damage.
Apple claims it’s utilising a “dual ion-exchange method” to reinforce the front and rear glass of the iPhone 11.
The iPhone 11 is available in six hues, however Apple offered additional colours compared to the previous-generation iPhone XR. It comes in black, green, yellow, purple, (PRODUCT)RED, and white, with Apple deleting the coral and blue colours that the iPhone XR was available in.
Water and Dust Resistance
The iPhone 11 boasts an IP68 water resistant certification, which is increased from IP67 in the previous-generation iPhone XR. It’s rated to sustain a depth of up to two metres (6.5 feet) for up to 30 minutes. Two metres is twice the depth rating of the iPhone XR, but less than certain more current iPhone models.
With an IP68 water resistance certification, the iPhone 11 can tolerate splashes, rain, and short accidental water contact, but purposeful water exposure should be avoided. Apple advises that water and dust resistance are not permanent qualities and decrease as a consequence of regular use.
Apple’s warranty does not cover liquid damage to iOS devices therefore it’s advisable to take care when exposing the iPhone 11 to liquids.
Spatial Audio and Dolby Atmos
The iPhone 11 is fitted with a spatial audio function that’s supposed to replicate surround sound for a more immersive audio experience. It also supports Dolby Atmos sound.
Like the iPhone XR, the iPhone 11 has an LCD display that it calls the “Liquid Retina HD” display. It measures in at 6.1 inches and offers a 1792 x 828 resolution at 326 pixels per inch.
Though the iPhone 11 sports an LCD instead of OLED display, Apple declared it was the most sophisticated LCD that has been offered in a smartphone, developed using new technical approaches. It is identical to the display on the iPhone XR, and is inferior to the OLED screens in Apple’s latest iPhone models.
The iPhone 11 display continues to support Apple’s technology advancements including Tap to Wake to activate display with a single tap, a swipe-based gesture system to replace the Touch ID Home button, True Tone for matching the white balance of the display to the ambient lighting, and wide colour for vivid, true to life colours.
It has a 1,400:1 contrast ratio, which is one of the areas where it falls significantly short of OLED-based versions. The iPhone 12 and 13 models feature a 2,000,000:1 contrast ratio, which means their colours are brighter, blacks are blacker, and there is HDR capability, which is lacking in the iPhone 11.
Apple discontinued the 3D Touch function in the iPhone XR and replaced it with a new Haptic Touch option, which rolled out across the whole 2019 iPhone range and has been featured in every flagship iPhone thereafter.
Haptic Touch is comparable to 3D Touch and provides much of the same functionality, but it is not pressure-sensitive hence there are not many purposes for each push. Instead, Haptic Touch is like a lengthy press with haptic feedback. For more on the difference between Haptic Touch and the prior 3D Touch, be sure to check out our Haptic Touch tutorial.
The iPhone 11 is equipped with an A13 Bionic processor that’s quicker and more efficient than the A12 Bionic chip in the iPhone XR. The CPU’s two performance cores in the A13 are up to 20 percent quicker and use 30 percent less power than the A12, while the four efficiency cores are up to 20 percent faster and use up to 40 percent less power.
The GPU in the A13 is 20 percent quicker than the GPU in the A12 and it consumes 40 percent less power.
According to research by AnandTech, the A13 in the iPhone 11 and 11 Pro delivers 50 to 60 percent greater sustained graphics performance than the iPhone XS and 20 percent quicker CPU performance.
As a two-year-old processor, it can’t match the performance of Apple’s newer A14 and A15 CPUs, but it still functions well.
The A13 CPU contains an 8-core Neural Engine that Apple claims is quicker than ever for real-time picture and video processing. A pair of Machine Learning Accelerators let the CPU to perform up to six times quicker the previous generation, producing more than 1 trillion operations per second.
The Neural Engine is up to 20 percent quicker and consumes up to 15 percent less power than the previous-generation Neural Engine. Apple claims its Neural Engine drives the camera system, Face ID, AR applications, and more.
Core ML 3 for developers enables programmes to use the capability of the A13 Bionic for apps and games.
RAM and Storage Space
The iPhone 11 is packed with 4GB RAM, up from 3GB RAM in the iPhone XR. It is available in 64 and 128 GB capacities, with an earlier 256GB option having been dropped when the iPhone 11 slipped down Apple’s cost matrix.
TrueDepth Camera and Face ID
The biometric authentication method used in the iPhone 11, which has a notch containing the TrueDepth camera system that allows Face ID, is called Face ID and was debuted in 2017.
New hardware has been added to the iPhone 11 to enhance the TrueDepth camera system. It was speedier than previously and could operate from a broader variety of angles, making it more effective and rapid than in earlier iPhone models.
For activities including unlocking your iPhone, granting access to third-party passcode-protected applications, validating purchases in iTunes and the App Store, and authenticating Apple Pay transactions, Face ID is utilised across iOS.
Face ID utilises the TrueDepth Camera system, a collection of sensors and cameras that are integrated into the front of the iPhone 11. An infrared camera reads more than 30,000 invisibly placed infrared dots that a dot projector puts onto your face to generate a facial scan.
Your face’s depth map is then sent to the A13 Bionic processor, where it is converted into a mathematical model that the iPhone employs to verify that you are the one trying to access your device.
With the help of a built-in Flood Illuminator, Face ID may be used in low light and the dark since it employs infrared technology. Face ID is compatible with hats, beards, glasses, sunglasses, scarves, cosmetics, and any other accessories and objects that might partly obstruct a face, but it does need a clear view of your eyes, nose, and mouth in order to function.
Face ID can adapt to subtle face changes over time because to the A13 Bionic chip’s integrated Neural Engine. For example, if you grow out your hair or start shaving, Face ID will still unlock your iPhone.
Security and Privacy for Face ID
Face ID makes use of a thorough 3D face scan that cannot be tricked by a picture, mask, or other facial impersonation. Face ID can only unlock your phone while you are looking at the iPhone 11 with your eyes open and using the “Attention Aware” security feature. Face ID is ineffective when your eyes are closed, you are asleep, you are unconscious, or you are looking away from the phone.
For individuals who struggle to concentrate on the iPhone screen, attention aware is optional, and there is an accessibility tool to turn it off, but most users should keep it left on for the extra protection.
The iPhone 11 is aware when you are staring at it thanks to the attention-aware function. Face ID keeps the screen lighted, shows alerts and messages on the Lock screen when you look at the iPhone 11, and automatically reduces the loudness of an alarm or ringer when it detects that you are focused on the iPhone 11’s display.
Face ID may be swiftly and covertly turned off if a burglar demands your iPhone by simultaneously pushing the side and volume buttons. By doing this before giving up your phone, you will prevent thieves from scanning your face. A password must be provided in order to switch on Face ID again after two unsuccessful facial recognition tries.
The Secure Enclave in the iPhone 11 houses encrypted copies of the Face ID data. No one who possesses your phone, even Apple, is able to view your Face ID information. Face ID data is never transferred to Apple or kept in the cloud since the authentication is solely performed on your device. While TrueDepth cameras may be used to scan a user’s face for the goal of generating more lifelike augmented reality applications, third-party developers do not have access to the facial map that Face ID utilises to unlock a device.
With Face ID, there is a 1 in 1,000,000 possibility that another person’s face may trick it, but with an alternative look stored in iOS 13, the mistake rate jumps to 1 in 1 in 500,000. Despite the fact that Face ID has been defeated by identical twins, kids, and a well-made mask, it is still safe enough that the ordinary user shouldn’t be concerned about their iPhone being unlocked by a stranger.
TrueDepth Camera Specs
The TrueDepth camera technology also functions as a conventional front-facing camera for selfies in addition to providing Face ID with the added biometric components.
The front-facing camera on the iPhone 11 has been enhanced to 12 megapixels from 7 megapixels in the iPhone XR and now supports Smart HDR. With support for enhanced dynamic range footage at 30 frames per second, the upgraded camera can capture 4K video at 60 frames per second.
You can switch the iPhone’s front-facing camera from portrait to landscape mode to automatically capture more of the scene, which is helpful for scenarios like group selfies.
The iPhone 11 employs a 7-megapixel zoomed-in version when you shoot a selfie in conventional portrait position. As with zooming out while in portrait position, turning your iPhone to landscape mode expands the photo’s field of view and produces a 12-megapixel image.
Although the term “Slofies” hasn’t really taken up, the front-facing TrueDepth camera can record 120 frames per second slow-motion recordings. These front-facing camera slow-motion recordings are comparable to the slow-motion videos offered by the rear-facing camera in earlier iPhone models.
both Memoji and Animoji
Two features known as “Animoji” and “Memoji,” which are animated, 3D emoji characters that you control with your face, are supported by the TrueDepth Camera System. While Memoji are customisable, individual avatars that you may build, Animoji are creatures in the emoji style.
The TrueDepth camera detects more than 50 muscle movements in various parts of the face to allow Animoji and Memoji, detecting movement of the brows, cheekbones, chin, eyes, jaw, lips, eyes, and mouth.
The Animoji/Memoji characters may communicate your emotions and feeling since all of your facial expressions are transferred to them. The Messages and FaceTime applications also support the usage of Animoji and Memoji, which may be shared with friends.
There are more than a dozen distinct Animoji available, all of which are based on existing emoji characters: monkey, robot, cat, dog, alien, fox, poop, pig, rabbit, chicken, unicorn, lion, dragon, skull, bear, tiger, koala, t-rex, and ghost. Memoji that resemble you and other individuals may be made in an infinite number of ways.
Animoji and Memoji stickers, which may be used in the Messages app and other parts of the operating system, were introduced in iOS 13.
An improved dual-lens camera system was the iPhone 11’s main new feature. In place of the iPhone XR’s single 12-megapixel camera lens, it has two 12-megapixel wide-angle lenses (26mm focal length, f/1.8) and a 12-megapixel ultra wide-angle lens (13mm focal length, f/2.4).
The extreme wide-angle lens’ 120 degree field of view makes it perfect for close-up shots, landscape photography, and photographing buildings. It lacks a telephoto lens, unlike Apple’s Pro iPhone models, therefore although a 2x optical zoom out function is enabled, there is no optical zoom in option.
Optical image stabilisation is supported by the wide-angle camera but not by the ultra wide-angle lens.
Apple altered its camera app UI to show the complete field of vision recorded by the ultra wide lens even while you’re shooting a photo with the conventional wide-angle lens in order to accommodate the ultra wide-angle lens. With a touch, you may switch between modes.
The Smart HDR feature in the iPhone 11 is designed to detect people more accurately and treat them differently from the rest of the scene, according to Apple. Background components are retained but faces have highlights, shadows, and skin tones that seem realistic.
New low light features, such as a Night mode that’s meant to shoot substantially brighter photographs in low lighting circumstances, are made possible by the wide-angle camera’s bigger sensor and 100 percent more Focus Pixels than previously in the iPhone 11. It brightens the picture via software, much to Google’s Night Shift feature.
There is no need to utilise the flash while using the night mode since it activates automatically in dim settings. The camera captures many pictures while optical image stabilisation stabilises the lens while you’re in a low-light situation.
After that, the A13 chip is activated to align the pictures and adjust for movement. While crisper photos are combined, sections with excessive blur are removed. The final picture is then produced, looking considerably brighter and clearer than the lighting circumstances would typically allow for. This is done by adjusting the contrast, colours, removing extra noise, and enhancing the details.
Check out our Night mode guide for additional information about how the Night mode feature works and tips on how to create the finest Night mode images.
Despite lacking a telephoto lens, the iPhone 11 is still able to shoot Portrait mode photos, much as the iPhone XR. In Portrait Mode, the two cameras work together to produce images that resemble those from a DSLR in that the subject is sharp and the backdrop is blurry.
Because it works with people, animals, food, and other items, Portrait Mode on the iPhone 11 has been enhanced. Portrait Mode was only available for portrait photographs on the iPhone XR.
The Portrait Lighting feature of the iPhone 11 enables users to change an image’s lighting effects digitally. The iPhone 11 supports a wider range of lighting settings, including Natural and Studio. stage, stage mono, high-key mono, and contour. In the XR, Stage and Stage Mono were not accessible.
With the introduction of iOS 13, Portrait Lighting effects may now have their strength changed, making them more useful as a result of the ability to create more subdued appearances.
Additional Camera Features
Additional camera capabilities include a True Tone light that is 36 percent brighter, 63-megapixel panoramas, broad colour capture, compatibility for Live Photos, enhanced red-eye correction, and burst mode.
Along with the A13 Bionic and subsequent processors, Apple also unveiled the Deep Fusion feature, a neural engine-powered picture processing system. In order to optimise for texture, details, and noise in each area of the picture, Deep Fusion processes images pixel-by-pixel using cutting-edge machine learning algorithms.
The goal of Deep Fusion is to enhance indoor and medium-light photography. Instead than requiring human activation, this function operates automatically dependent on the lens being used and the ambient light intensity.
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Capabilities for video
Both the wide-angle and ultra-wide-angle lenses function in video mode, and you can switch between them while shooting with a touch. With two lenses, the iPhone 11 can record 4 times more scene for better action photos. It also shoots 4K video at 60 frames per second.
When recording a video on the iPhone, an audio zoom option is intended to sync the audio with the video frame for better sound.
Without having to switch from picture mode to video mode, a function called QuickTake enables you to record video simply pressing and holding the shutter button while in photo mode.
When using QuickTake mode while shooting outside, the A13 Bionic can automatically follow a moving subject using machine learning.
In comparison to the iPhone XR, the iPhone 11 has a battery life boost of one hour. The 3,110 mAh battery in the iPhone 11 has a larger capacity than the 2,942 mAh battery in the iPhone XR.
According to Apple, it can play video for up to 17 hours, stream video for up to 10 hours, and play music for up to 65 hours.
The iPhone 11 models include a hybrid software and hardware system for performance management, which is more sophisticated than the battery and power management systems on prior iPhones, according to an Apple support document.
According to Apple, the function aims to provide the “optimal performance as battery ageing happens over time.” The new iPhones’ power requirements are continually tracked, and performance is regulated in real time.
Because the iPhone 11 supports fast charging, its battery life may be increased from zero to fifty percent in only thirty minutes. A USB-C power converter with at least 18 watts is required for fast charging, such as the 29/30W adapters from Apple (priced at $49).
You will need to provide your own power adapter if you want to use fast charging as Apple no longer includes one in the package and the iPhone 11 only comes with a USB-C to Lightning cord.
The glass body of the iPhone 11 features wireless charging coils incorporated into it to facilitate wireless charging.
The new iPhones can wirelessly charge with any Qi-certified inductive charger since Apple employs the Qi wireless charging standard, which is also supported by many Android phones.
Both 7.5W and 5W wireless charging adapters are compatible with the iPhone 11, although 7.5W charging is quicker. For Apple’s iPhones, many businesses have created wireless charging alternatives thus far.
An Intel modem chip with Gigabit-Class LTE, 2×2 MIMO, and LAA is included inside the iPhone 11. The LTE or even 5G capabilities seen in more recent iPhone models are better than that, albeit it still isn’t as excellent as the LTE Advanced in the iPhone XR. When travelling, the iPhone 11’s capability for up to 30 LTE bands is advantageous.
There is no mention of 5G capability, a feature that will be offered to the 2020 iPhone series. The iPhone 11 can only connect to 4G LTE networks and cannot access 5G networks. The iPhone 11 will still function even after 5G iPhones become available since 4G technology will continue to be used for years to come alongside 5G.
Support for Dual-SIM
The iPhone 11 has dual-SIM capability, enabling simultaneous usage of two phone numbers. One physical nano-SIM slot and an eSIM are required for dual-SIM capability.
The eSIM capability is accessible in many nations throughout the globe, and Apple’s website has a complete list of carriers that accept eSIM.
The U1 processor, created by Apple, in the iPhone 11 provides Ultra Wideband technology for enhanced spatial awareness. The technology makes it possible for the iPhone 11 to accurately locate other U1-enabled Apple devices, which will eventually make it simpler to find a misplaced handset.
Since Ultra Wideband was created expressly for better indoor location, Apple has compared it to “GPS at the size of the living room.” This comparison is correct.
The improvements to AirDrop included in iOS 13.1 are one instance of how Apple uses the U1 processor. According to Apple, you just need to aim your iPhone towards another iPhone for it to appear top on your list of AirDrop targets.
WiFi and Bluetooth
The Bluetooth 5.0 standard, supported by the iPhone 11, provides a greater broadcast message capacity, quicker speeds, a longer range, and improved compatibility with other wireless technologies.
Bluetooth 5 provides four times the range, twice the speed, and eight times the capacity for broadcast messages as compared to Bluetooth 4.2.
802.11ax WiFi, or WiFi 6 with 2×2 MIMO, is supported. The newest WiFi protocol, WiFi 6, allows for up to a 38% faster download speed than WiFi 5. (aka 802.11ac). Although WiFi 6 is a new WiFi protocol and is not yet extensively used, its support is projected to become more and more crucial over the next few years.
NFC and GPS
The iPhone 11 has assistance for the location systems GPS, GLONASS, Galileo, and QZSS.
The iPhone models support NFC with reader mode and include a background tag function that enables NFC tag scanning without opening an app first.
Overview Guide for iPhone
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