Although Apple may have moved forward with the iPhone 12 Pro in recent years, the iPhone 11 Pro still delivers big performance in a small package. The triple rear cameras provide outstanding performance with a wide lens, Smart HDR and Night mode, as well as an extended dynamic range for video. The iPhone 11 Pro is still one of the most unlocked iPhones. This is why more recent iPhones are ranked among the top camera phones.
The iPhone 12 models don’t come with a 5.8-inch display. There’s also a faster A13 Bionic processor, which can be used with one hand. Apple wins our iPhone 11 Pro against the Galaxy S10 faceoff and a more recent Samsung Galaxy S20 Plus with iPhone 11 Pro. For our complete iPhone 11 Pro review, please read on.
Editor’s note Apple has discontinued both the iPhone 11 Pro Max and iPhone 11 Pro Max. If you are looking for Apple’s latest big phones, be sure to check out our iPhone 13 Pro review as well our iPhone 13 Pro: Cheat Sheet
- The iPhone 11 Pro has a second camera that can be used to zoom in and out, while the regular iPhone 11 is equipped with great dual cameras.
- Apple’s Night mode is capable of producing amazing results in low light conditions. In some cases, it even surpasses the pixel 4. The Pixel 4 vs. iPhone 11 Pro Face-off provides a complete comparison of the two phones.
- The iPhone 11 Pro’s A13 Bionic processor is the fastest phone available today.
- The iPhone 11 Pro has a good battery life of 10.5 hours, while the iPhone 11 Pro Max can last nearly 12 hours.
- The fast charger inside the box works well and charges up to 55% in just 30 minutes.
- Apple should have more storage than 64GB. You may be able to get more.
- The iPhone 12 will be available soon. It’ll come in four sizes, ranging from 5.4 to 6.7 inches, all with 5G connectivity. Apple is expected launch the iPhone 12 in October.
iPhone 11 Pro: Prices and availability
In 2019, the iPhone 11 Pro was launched at $999 for 64GB storage. Although it’s not part of Apple’s iPhone 11 Pro lineup, you can still purchase the iPhone 11 Pro from retailers and carriers. Make sure that the price is lower than what you would pay for an older iPhone 12 Pro.
The Galaxy Note10 has 256GB of storage, but Apple is better at compressing than Android phones. For 256GB storage, the iPhone 11 Pro costs $1,149 and 512GB at $1,349 respectively.
The iPhone 11 Pro was used to be priced at PS1,049 for 64GB, then PS1,119, and finally PS1,399 respectively for 128GB, 256GB, and 256GB.
To get discounts on Apple’s older iPhones, be sure to visit our iPhone 11 deals and Apple Store coupons.
iPhone 11 Pro review: Specs
|iPhone 11 Pro||Start Price||$999||Screen (Resolution).||Super Retina XDR Display 5.8 inches (2436 x 1125)||CPU||A13 Bionic||RAM||Unknown||Storage||64GB, 256GB, 512GB||MicroSD?||No||Rear Cameras||12-MP wide (f/1.8), 12MP ultra-wide (f/2.4), 12-MP Telephoto (f/2.0).||Front Cameras||12-MP (f/2.2)||Water Resistance||For 30 minutes, you can walk up to 4 m||Battery Size||Unknown||Battery Life (Hrs.Mins)||10:24||Size||5.67 x 2.81x 0.32 inches||Weight||6.63 ounces||Colors||Gold, space gray, silver, midnight green|
iPhone 11 Pro review: Design
The back of the iPhone 11 Pro is a sign that this phone is serious business. They are intimidating and dominate the top left corner. The iPhone 11 is available in friendly colors such as yellow, green, and purple, but the iPhone 11 Pro uses conservative colors such as midnight green, space grey, gold, and silver.
The matte finish on the back is great. It not only resists fingerprints (I’m looking you, Galaxy Note 10), but it’s also less slippery than other phones made of glass.
The iPhone 11 Pro is able to withstand water. The phone did not experience any problems when I dropped it into a fountain. It is IP68-rated, and can be submerged for up to 30 mins in water up to 4 m. This is 2 meters more than what the iPhone 11 can handle.
The iPhone 11 Pro’s design is not my favorite. It’s a little heavier than the iPhone XS at 6.63 ounces, whereas the iPhone 11 Pro is 6.24 ounces. It’s also slightly wider and more thicker than the iPhone XS . This could be due to the addition of a third camera or a larger battery. It is compact enough to be ranked #1 on our list.
The second issue is that the iPhone 11 Pro from the front looks almost identical to other iPhones. The notch is iconic, but I would like to see a larger-screen iPhone.
iPhone 11 Pro review: Durability
Apple claims that the iPhone 11 Pro is made of the toughest glass in smartphones. We put this claim to the test with an iPhone 11 Pro drop-test at different heights on a sidewalk. These results weren’t great.
The iPhone 11 Pro’s front cracked at a height of 3.5 feet when it was dropped on its face. The phone’s back was not damaged by the drop from the same height. However, it did crack when the handset was dropped from the shoulder. We would still recommend an iPhone 11 Pro Case.
Some iPhone 11 Pro users have complained about their screens scratching easily. Our review unit has not had any problems. A screen protector is recommended if you’re concerned about your phone getting scratches or scuffs.
iPhone 11 Pro Review: Display and Audio
It is one thing to measure brightness on the iPhone 11 Pro’s 5.8 inch Super Retina XDR LCD display in our labs. It was able to measure an average of 752 nits, which impressed our lab. This is far better than the Galaxy Note 10 (674 nits), and last year’s iPhone XS (611 nits).
The difference is especially noticeable when the iPhone 11 Pro is placed next to the Galaxy Note 10. Even in direct sunlight, the iPhone 11 Pro’s display made the Note 10’s panels look dimmed. I had to double-check that Samsung was using maximum brightness.
The OLED panel of the iPhone 11 Pro looks great, thanks to its high color support and wide viewing angles. The trailer for See Coming to Apple TV+ captured stunning landscapes and intimate details of people’s faces. However, I prefer the larger 6.5-inch canvas of the iPhone 11 Pro Max.
Thanks to Dolby Atmos and spatial audio, the iPhone 11 Pro’s sound is equally compelling. It felt like Jason Momoa was driving rain around me, rather than just in front of my eyes when I watched the See trailer.
iPhone 11 Pro review: Cameras
The iPhone 11 Pro’s new imaging system is extremely ambitious even by Cupertino standards. It includes three lenses for the rear camera and a wealth computational photography skills.
The system starts with three 12-megapixel sensors that are each linked to a different lens type to give you a unique view of your surroundings. The secondary telephoto camera offers 2x optical zoom. Apple has increased the aperture to f/2.0 from f/2.4 on the iPhone XS. The ultrawide camera offers a 120-degree field, similar to a zoom of 0.5x.
It’s not just about hardware. Apple’s new Night Mode allows the latest iPhones to compete with Google’s and Huawei’s low-light performance.
This striking shot of an outdoor bar taken with the iPhone 11 Pro’s Night Mode is a clear example. An older iPhone would have been difficult to capture a shot that is so sharp and balanced in the highlights, shadows and highlights, at this hour of the evening. Apple’s low light smarts are clearly superior to Google’s. The pixel 3 does not have an answer for the details in concrete slabs or the patina on the wooden fence. These were taken with the iPhone’s primary camera.
I love the darker, more realistic tone of the sky in iPhone’s example. Also, how Apple’s hardware & software corrects for distortions that plague the perimeter of Pixel’s attempt.
Google’s Pixel4 has even better cameras. You can check out our iPhone 11Pro vs Pixel4 camera shootout for a comparison. Spoiler alert: Apple wins.
The iPhone 11 Pro’s remarkable performance in dim lighting was a constant theme throughout the evening. Apple’s iPhone 11 Pro paints a more vivid, lifelike picture of complex scenes in clubs, using a combination of different lighting and intricate textures.
Contrary to the Pixel 3 image, you can see the drivers hidden behind the mesh at the speaker’s right. While Google’s software can dim the spotlights, Apple’s software allows them to shine brightly in specific places. This helps to increase the contrast and depth of overall results.