2023 Author: Gordon Kinson | [email protected]. Last modified: 2023-06-04 23:58
In 2018, Apple introduced a budget version along with the flagship iPhone XS and iPhone XS Max - the iPhone XR smartphone, which was practically not inferior to its older brothers in performance, but had a slightly more modest set of functions. The buyer responded to such an offer with significant demand, which means that there was no question of continuing the line - the iPhone 11 was presented as an alternative to the flagship iPhone 11 Pro / iPhone 11 Pro Max (detailed review).
IPhone 11 design
Visually, the iPhone 11 can be distinguished from its predecessor (iPhone XR) only by the presence of a second camera on the square projection of the rear panel.
By the way, this platform is not embedded in the body, but is part of a monolithic structure, the frame of the smartphone, as in last year's model, is made of recycled (to the delight of environmentalists) aluminum.
IPhone 11 dimensions: length - 150.9 mm, width - 75.7 mm, thickness - 8.3 mm, weight - 194 g.
Attentive viewers also noticed during the presentation that the company logo on the back of the iPhone 11 has shifted slightly and is now located not at the top, as it was on all previous models, but right in the center.
IPhone 11 screen
The display of the device has not changed either - it is a 6.1-inch LCD module with a matrix resolution of 1792 × 828 pixels, somewhat inferior in image quality to older models with OLED screens. Unfortunately, the display has the same wide bezels as the iPhone XR.
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IPhone 11 colors
iPhone 11 will be available in six color options: white, black, yellow, green, purple, and red.
The iPhone 11 has three storage specifications: 64GB, 128GB, and 256GB.
Processor and random access memory (RAM) iPhone 11
The main advantage of the iPhone XR was its technical characteristics - the budget model, contrary to pre-release rumors and forecasts, received the same processor as the flagship smartphones. iPhone 11 continues this glorious tradition and can easily handle today's heaviest applications thanks to the built-in Apple A13 Bionic processor.
The iPhone 11, like the iPhone 11 Pro / 11 Pro Max, received 4GB of RAM.
IPhone 11 battery
As usual, it is now the fastest and most energy efficient chip for Apple mobile devices, which, among other things, increased the battery life of the iPhone 11 (battery capacity 3 110 mAh) by one hour compared to the iPhone XR (battery capacity 2 942 mAh). It is also worth noting here that the iPhone XR in 2018 was the best Apple smartphone in terms of battery life.
In 2019, the best Apple smartphone "in terms of battery" is the iPhone 11 Pro Max (details).
IPhone 11 cameras
Among the disadvantages of the iPhone XR, we can mention a single camera with a modest 12-megapixel module. The iPhone 11 has added another ultra-wide-angle lens that allows you to capture 4 times the space for photos and videos.
Shooting with the wide-angle camera iPhone 11:
Shooting with the iPhone 11 ultra wide-angle camera:
Technically, the capabilities of the main cameras of the iPhone 11:
- The main six-element lens has a 12 megapixel matrix resolution, 1.8 / 1.8 aperture with support for Focus Pixels technology and optical image stabilization;
- Wide-angle five-element lens with a resolution of 12 Mp, aperture ƒ / 2.4, viewing angle 120 °, autofocus and OIS are absent;
- Digital 5x zoom and 2x optical;
- 4K video recording at 24, 30 or 60 fps with the ability to capture 8-megapixel photos in progress;
- SlowMo video 1080p at 120/240 fps;
- TimeLapse mode with image stabilization;
- Cinematic video stabilization;
- Tracking autofocus.
The front camera has also been significantly improved. The 7-megapixel TrueDepth-camera was replaced by a module with a matrix resolution of 12 MP, ƒ / 2.2 aperture and a wide range of functions (Animoji, Memoji, Timelapse, SlowMo, UltraHD 4K video 60 frames / sec, etc.).
Shooting SlowMo with the iPhone 11's Front Camera:
Special attention should be paid to the "Night mode" function, which automatically turns on in low ambient light conditions and allows you to shoot high-quality photos and videos at night or in dark rooms.
In addition, Apple programmers have significantly improved the most popular shooting mode of previous models - Portrait. Enhanced Smart-HDR and Face Detection and an expanded set of out-of-the-box tools enable you to create studio-quality portrait images.
Sample photos taken with the iPhone 11 camera
Water and dust resistance in iPhone 11
According to the manufacturer, the glass of the front and rear panels has become even more durable, and the improved water resistance (IP68 rating) now allows the device to be submerged to a depth of two meters for 30 minutes without risk of damage.
The main interface of the iPhone 11 is the same Lightning port used for charging and data transfer, in addition, wireless charging and Fast Charge functions are supported, as well as: augmented reality technologies, a tactile response function and improved Dolby Atmos spatial sound. 3.5mm audio jack is not provided.
Package Contents (What's in the Box) iPhone 11
Ordinary 5W (not Fast Charge) adapter and Lightning cable for charging and data sync, EarPods with Lightning connector.
Specifications (specifications) iPhone 11
IPhone 11 release date and price
iPhone 11 will be available for pre-order in Russia from September 18 at the following prices:
59,990 rubles for the 64 GB version;
64,990 rubles for 128 GB;
73,990 rubles for 256 GB.
Apple iPhone 11 Promotional Video
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