Apple’s iPhone 11, 11 Pro, and 11 Pro Max have been around for a while now, with major hardware and software improvements, the prices were also better improved too.
Whether these phones are worth the upgrade comes down to the features and functionality you find most important. The biggest changes come from the three-camera configuration in the 11 Pro and Pro Max, though all three phones come with a powerful Night mode, a new ultra-wide camera view, and battery improvements powered by the new A13 Bionic chip.
If you’re still reading this, we’ve got some reasons why you should get your hands on the latest generation of iPhones.
1. The Triple Camera Setup
The iPhone 11 Pro and 11 Pro Max debut a new triple-camera system with wide, ultra-wide, and telephoto lenses. The triangular configuration includes 12MP sensors, a 120-degree field of view, better optical image stabilization, and more to capture up to 4x more detail in a scene, shoot higher-quality video, and get great low-light shots. Talk about being versatile.
2. Night Mode
Night mode now turns on automatically when it’s dark enough to brighten photos and reduce noise in low-light and indoor photos. Using both automatic processing and manual controls, users can take crisp low-light shots in previously hopeless environments for a good photo. Just make sure nothing in the frame is moving.
Gone are the days of switching to video mode when you want to quickly capture a moment. A new feature called QuickTake lets you tap and hold the shutter button in photo mode to instantly start recording.
4. Super Retina XDR Displays
While the iPhone 11 still has an LCD screen, the 11 Pro and Pro Max feature new OLED haptic touch Super Retina XDR displays that are 15 percent more energy-efficient than their predecessors. They have what Apple calls “super Retina XDR displays,” with a 2 million-to-one contrast ratio and 1,200-nit peak brightness when viewing extreme dynamic range content.
5. A13 Bionic Chip
All three phones are powered by the new A13 Bionic chip, which has 8.5 billion transistors and is capable of over 1 trillion CPU operations per second. On the processing front, the 11 Pro and Pro Max support better natural language processing and character animation in augmented reality apps.
6. Improved Battery Life
Battery life is bumped up across the board. The iPhone 11 boasts an hour longer battery life than the iPhone XR, the iPhone 11 Pro has a whopping four more hours than the iPhone XS, and Apple touts the iPhone 11 Pro Max as getting five more hours of battery life than the iPhone XS Max.
7. High Key Mono Portraits.
Portrait mode now lets you choose between wide and telephoto lens framing with a wider field of view to capture multiple people at once. It also comes with a new black-and-white portrait lighting effect called High-Key Mono, which adds a high-contrast monochromatic filter to the image.
8. Deep Fusion.
In addition to vastly improved low-light photo and video capture in Night mode, the Pro models will feature a new capability called Deep Fusion coming this fall. Deep Fusion uses machine learning to take photos in low or medium-light, and shoots nine images before you press the shutter button then knits them together using the iPhone’s neural engine in what Apple exec Phil Schiller called “computational photography mad science.”
9. You’re Still Using an Older iPhone.
If you’re still using an iPhone 6s or 7, then now is the time to jump on the iPhone 11 bandwagon.
Here are the prices in case you’re thinking of getting one.
iPhone 11 – 252,000.
iPhone 11 Pro and Pro Max – 395,000 – 413,000.
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