Apple has announced a series of new smartphones, iPhone 11, iPhone 11 Pro and iPhone 11 Pro Max. They’re all budget phones, but they’re all loaded with different features, prices, and screen sizes, among other factors.
As such, although their models are identical, there is a lot to choose between them. With that in mind, we compared the three 2019 iPhone models, so you can see exactly what’s the same and what’s new.
Covering style, screen, camera, features, battery, cost and more, here’s a rundown of the iPhone 11, iPhone 11 Pro and iPhone 11 Pro Max.
Design | Apple iPhone 11 series
These three new iPhones are essentially of the same model, and it’s also a design identical to the iPhone XS range. This is especially true from the front, as they have a big notch at the top but an otherwise all-screen design.
The iPhone 11 series also has a metal frame (aluminum for iPhone 11, stainless steel for the other two) and a glass back. But that back is where the biggest differences–both from the XS and from each other–can be seen, as the cameras are now grouped in a square block in the top left corner.
That’s true of all three new iPhones, but the number of lenses is different, with the iPhone 11 Pro and the iPhone 11 Pro Max having three lenses, while the iPhone 11 comes with two.
The three phones, however, have water resistance, albeit at a depth of four meters for the Pro versions and just two for the regular iPhone 11.
The colors are also different, with iPhone 11 Pro and iPhone 11 Pro Max available in Gold, Space Gray, Silver, and Midnight Green tones, while the iPhone 11 is more vivid in Orange, Purple, Red, Green and White shades.
Finally, the weight and measurements are also different. The iPhone 11 Pro is 144 x 71.4 x 8.1 mm and 188 g, the iPhone 11 Pro Max is 158 x 77.8 x 8.1 mm and 226 g, while the iPhone 11 is 150.9 x 75.7 x 8.3 mm and 194 g.
Display | Apple iPhone 11 series
As for the display on the iPhone 11, you get a 6.1-inch LCD with a resolution of 828 x 1792. Whereas the iPhone 11 Pro has a 5.8-inch 1125 x 2436 OLED display, while the iPhone 11 Pro Max has a 6.5-inch 1242x 2688 OLED.
The OLED displays are called’ Super Retina XDR’ and should be superior to the LCD one, and in all situations, this is the same setup as the previous models–although there are changes in the performance of the display. For starters, the iPhone 11 Pro and Pro Max have a contrast ratio of 2 million to 1 and a peak brightness of 1,200 nits.
The regular iPhone 11 can’t match that, coming in at a contrast ratio of 1400:1 and 625 nits.
Camera | Apple iPhone 11 series
The iPhone 11 is the unique one when it comes to cameras as it has two lenses on the rear, while the iPhone 11 Pro and the iPhone 11 Pro Max have three.
In all cases, these are 12MP cameras, all three of which have regular f/1.8 and ultra-wide f/2.4 lenses, while the iPhone 11 Pro and iPhone 11 Pro Max also has an f/2.0 telephoto with a 2x optical zoom.
The three phones have a night mode, 4K video recording up to 60fps, and a whole range of other features that are mostly the same across the devices.
Apple hasn’t specifically said how large the batteries are in its new iPhone series, but it has said that the iPhone 11 Pro lasts up to 4 hours longer than the iPhone XS. Whereas the iPhone 11 Pro Max lasts up to 5 hours longer than the iPhone XS Max.
For reference, the iPhone XS has a 2,658mAh battery, the iPhone XS Max has a 3,174mAh battery, and the iPhone XR has a 2,942mAh battery.
We’re going to let you know how the new models hold up in practice once we’ve put them through a full review.
As far as charging is concerned, predictably wireless charging is enabled, as is fast charging, with all three devices supposed to be able to juice by 50 percent in 30 minutes – although it requires an 18W adapter that comes in the Pro model box but is sold separately for the regular iPhone 11.
Features & Specifications
In news that won’t surprise anyone, all three new iPhone handsets are running Apple’s A13 Bionic chipset. This will be the next iteration after the A12 Bionic in the iPhone XS series.
According to Apple, the A13 has the fastest CPU and GPU ever used on a smartphone. What we don’t know is how much RAM the range has – it is never announced by Apple, but don’t be surprised if the iPhone 11 has less than the other two versions.
With apps, you’re sure to get iOS 13 on all three versions, while for space, the iPhone 11 Pro and iPhone 11 Pro Max are set to be available in 64 GB, 256 GB and 512 GB sizes, while the iPhone 11 will be available in 64 GB, 128 GB, and 256 GB capacities.
Pricing & Availability
You can’t buy any of these devices yet, but you’re going to be able to pre-order them from September 13th, with these hitting shelves and excited hands on September 20th.
Let’s hope you’ve saved, because the iPhone 11 Pro begins at $999/£ 1,049/AU$1,749 for a 64 GB version, rising to $1,149/£ 1,199/AU$1,999 for 256 GB and $1,349/£ 1,399/AU$2,349 for 512 GB.
The iPhone 11 Pro Max meanwhile comes in at $1,099 / £ 1,149 /AU$1,899 for 64 GB, $1,249 / £ 1,299 /AU$2,149for 256 GB and $1,449 / £ 1,499 /AU$2,499 for 512 GB.
Finally, the iPhone 11 is still priced at $699/£729/AU$1,199 for 64 GB, $749/£779/AU$1,279 for 128 GB, and $849/£879/AU$1,449 for 256 GB.
As anticipated, the iPhone 11 Pro Max appears to be the most impressive of these handsets–at least on paper. It’s got the biggest screen for one. The iPhone 11 Pro falls below, mainly marked for its significantly smaller screen. Otherwise, it ought to be just as much of a flagship.
Then there’s the iPhone 11, which is in the middle of the screen size but at the bottom of the screen for the overall specs and features, with fewer camera lenses and LCD instead of OLED.
There’s no surprise how these phones stack up, though, and prices reflect their positions. We’ll let you know how good with full reviews coming up soon.