2023 Author: Gordon Kinson | [email protected]. Last modified: 2023-06-04 23:58
Continuing the series of comparisons between iPhones of different models and years of release, we got to the most controversial comparison - the budget iPhone 11 in 2019 versus the flagship iPhone XS and iPhone XS Max of 2018.
IPhone 11 and iPhone XS / XS Max design and materials
Actually, even when comparing on the first point, the difficulties of choice for potential buyers begin. The square platform for the camera, flash and microphone that appeared in the new models of Apple smartphones did not appeal to everyone, but at the same time, the vertically arranged lenses of the iPhone XS do not look very modern anymore.
The same applies to moving the Apple logo to the center of the rear panel, some people liked the innovation, but some did not.
Further more - on the one hand, the flagship of 2018 has a stronger steel frame between the glass panels, on the other, the aluminum iPhone 11 (but the back panel is also made of glass) neutralizes this advantage of the older model due to the more durable glass made using the dual ion technology exchange.
And of course, speaking of design, one cannot fail to mention the much wider palette of colors for the iPhone 11 case: purple, yellow, green, black and red (product RED) versus the somewhat boring silver, gold and space gray of the iPhone XS / XS Max:
IPhone 11 Colors:
IPhone XS / XS Max Colors:
IPhone 11 and iPhone XS / XS Max dimensions and weight
In terms of size and weight, the iPhone 11 sits between the iPhone XS and the iPhone XS Max (not counting the thickness of the case), which corresponds to the length of the diagonals of the device screen. From smallest smartphone to most bulky:
iPhone XS, 5.8-inch screen diagonal - 143.6 × 70.9 × 7.7 mm, weight, 177 grams;
iPhone 11, 6.1-inch screen diagonal - 150.9 × 75.7 × 8.3 mm, weight 194 grams;
iPhone XS Max, 6.5-inch screen diagonal - 157.5 × 77.4 × 7.7 mm, weight 208 grams.
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Internal storage in iPhone 11 and iPhone XS / XS Max
For the lower-end iPhone XR and iPhone 11, there are 64GB, 128GB, and 256GB storage options, while the flagship iPhone XS and iPhone 11 Pro offer double storage options - 64GB, 256GB, and 512GB to choose from.
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IPhone 11 and iPhone XS / XS Max screen
The display module of the iPhone 11 has hardly evolved over the year (it remained the same as in the iPhone XR) and still has rather modest characteristics: an IPS matrix with a resolution of 1792 × 828 pixels (326 ppi), a contrast ratio of 1400: 1 and a standard brightness of 625 cd / m². Display diagonal 6.1 inches.
In turn, the iPhone XS has an OLED screen with a resolution of 2436 × 1125 pixels (iPhone XS 5.8 inches) and 2688 × 1242 pixels (iPhone XS Max 6.5 inches), in both cases, the image density reaches 458 ppi. The contrast ratio of OLED screens is noticeably higher - 1,000,000: 1, there is support for HDR, but the standard backlight brightness does not differ - 625 cd / m².
IPhone 11 and iPhone XS / XS Max processor and RAM
If, when comparing screens, one could safely credit a point in favor of the iPhone XS, then when comparing the processing power, the iPhone 11 already surpasses the 2018 model. The fact is that Apple for the second year in a row pleases buyers of more affordable versions of the iPhone with flagship processors. So this time, the iPhone 11 received a more efficient and energy efficient Apple A13 Bionic chip with updated graphics and a 3rd generation Neural Engine.
The presence of the same amount of RAM (4 GB) in all three reviewed smartphones, the advantage of the iPhone 11 in performance is more than obvious.
Waterproof and dustproof for iPhone 11 and iPhone XS / XS Max
In 2019, Apple slightly improved the protection of the iPhone 11 and iPhone 11 Pro cases, as a result of which the budget smartphone caught up with last year's flagship model iPhone XS / XS Max in this indicator - both devices are protected by the IP68 standard and can be submerged in water for half an hour to a depth of up to two meters.
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IPhone 11 and iPhone XS / XS Max battery
The iPhone 11 has a battery that is comparable in capacity to the iPhone XS Max (3110 mAh versus 3174 mAh), but due to a more energy efficient processor, the novelty can last a little longer. For example, two more hours of continuous video playback over a wireless network. As for the iPhone XS, it is noticeably inferior to its brothers, with a battery with a capacity of 2658 mAh.
IPhone 11 and iPhone XS / XS Max cameras
All three smartphones are united by the number of cameras - two, but not their functionality.
IPhone 11 has:
- Main wide-angle lens with 12 MP sensor and ƒ / 1.8 aperture;
- 120 degree ultra wide-angle lens, 12 MP resolution, ƒ / 2.4 aperture;
- Front camera 12 MP with ƒ / 2.2 aperture.
IPhone 11 camera advantages:
- Double optical zoom to reduce and increase the shooting area due to the super wide-angle lens;
- Night mode;
- Improved Smart HDR technology;
- Audio zoom when shooting video;
- QuickTape function to quickly switch between shooting modes;
- 36% brighter True Tone flash
IPhone XS / XS Max:
- 12 MP wide-angle lens, ƒ / 1.8 aperture;
- Telephoto lens 12 MP, ƒ / 2.4 aperture;
- Front camera 7 MP, ƒ / 2.4 aperture.
IPhone XS / XS Max camera advantages:
- 2x optical zoom with telephoto zoom;
- Dual optical image stabilization;
- 10x digital zoom (vs. 5x in the iPhone 11)
- 6x digital zoom when shooting video (vs. 3x in iPhone 11).
IPhone 11 and iPhone XS / XS Max peripherals
A short list of the main differences in peripheral modules and interfaces between the iPhone 11 and iPhone XS / XS Max is as follows:
- iPhone 11 supports Wi-Fi 6 (Wi-Fi 802.11ax) high bandwidth;
- IPhone 11 features new Dolby Atmos surround sound technology.
IPhone 11 and iPhone XS / XS Max Package Contents
Unlike the 2019 flagships, which come with fast charging adapters and Lightning to USB-C cables, both the iPhone 11 and iPhone XS / XS Max have the same standard set of accessories out of the box: 5-watt charger, Lightning to USB cable, and wired EarPods with Lightning connector.
Comparison of technical characteristics (specifications) iPhone 11 and iPhone XS / XS Max
IPhone 11 and iPhone XS / XS Max pricing
Buy iPhone 11:
59,990 rubles (64 GB);
64,990 rubles (128 GB);
73,990 rubles (256 GB).
In turn, the iPhone XS / XS Max has already been discontinued, but is still available from official retailers.
Buy iPhone XS
77,990 rubles for the 64 GB version;
91,990 rubles for 256 GB;
99,990 rubles for 512 GB.
Buy iPhone XS Max
89,990 rubles for the 64 GB version;
98,990 rubles for 256 GB;
109,990 rubles for 512 GB.
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