How to choose between the iPhone 11 Pro, 11 Pro Max and 11

As usual, Apple has introduced its new 2019 phones with an appropriate, highly visible event. And as happens every year, the question that many people ask is: which should I get?

In any case, one thing should be simpler than before: tell which phone is which. Apple has slightly changed the name convention, and so the cheaper (but popular) iPhone XR of last year makes way for the more reasonably mentioned iPhone 11. The iPhone XS and XS Plus have in turn been replaced by the iPhone 11 Pro and 11 Pro Max.

However, in the end you still have three phones to choose from. Which one do you want?

Do you want high-end photography? Then you want the 11 Pro or the 11 Pro Max

The most praised and interesting new feature in this year's phones is primarily the new triple camera system that the 11 Pro and 11 Pro Max will be sporting: a 12-megapixel, 26 mm f / 1.8 wide-angle camera, a 12 -megapixel 52 mm f / 2.0 telecamera and a 12-megapixel, 13 mm f / 2.4 ultra wide camera. These cameras are located in a square on the back of the phone and, according to Apple, offer all kinds of benefits for those who want precise, high-quality photography. A number of new apps will also be released that will use the triple camera system, such as the Deep Fusion app that will analyze nine photos to create an optimal final project.


The ultra-wide camera offers a very cool function: allows you to capture more of your environment; when you look through the viewfinder, you see both what the main camera sees and an example of what would be in the ultra-wide image.

The iPhone 11 also includes an ultra-wide camera of 12 megapixels, along with its "normal" wide-angle camera of 12 megapixels. In addition to the two cameras & # 39; s there are a few improvements. For example, a new night mode uses the wide sensor to improve shooting at night and in low light. And since both cameras support 4K video and improved video stabilization, most daily photographers must be very happy with what they end up with.

But if you are a photo professional or enthusiast, or just want the best possible photo technology, then there is no competition: you go for the iPhone 11 Pro or 11 Pro Max.

If size is important to you: the 11 Pro Max

Just like last year's iPhone XS and XS Max, the OLED screens on the 11 Pro and 11 Pro Max measure 5.8 inches and 6.5 inches respectively. Just like last year's XR, the iPhone 11 has a 6.1-inch screen. So if you want something that is fun and big, then the 11 Pro Max is your choice.

Keep in mind that this year you will get a little more trouble in your pocket, probably because of the extra battery power of the phone. While the iPhone 11 is not heavier than its predecessor at 6.84 grams, the 11 Pro is 6.63 grams (as opposed to the weight of the XS of 6.24), and the large 11 Pro Max is a hefty 7, 97 grams (instead of the 7.34 grams of the XS Max)).

Which functions / improvements do they all share?


The iPhone 11, 11 Pro and 11 Pro Max have a few features in common.

  • They all share the same processor: the A13 Bionic, the newest and fastest chip from Apple.
  • They all have a longer battery life. According to Apple, the iPhone 11 enjoys what the company has the & # 39; battery life all day & # 39; one hour longer than the XR. The 11 Pro offers up to four hours more battery life than the XS, and the iPhone 11 Pro Max offers up to five hours more than iPhone XS Max.
  • Their basic models all come with 64 GB of storage. Then the iPhone 11 also offers 128 GB and 256 GB, while the two Pro models are available with 256 GB and 512 GB storage.
  • They all have different colors. Although it is doubtful that you will choose between the three based solely on what your sense of fashion is, it is nice that you can choose from different shades. The 11 is available in six different colors, including two new colors: light green and purple. Meanwhile, while the Pro models have four colors, including something that & # 39; midnight green & # 39; is called.

Which functions are only in the Pro phones?

There are a number of advanced functions available in the iPhone 11 Pro and 11 Pro Max.

  • The 11 Pro and 11 Pro Max both contain the U1 chip developed by Apple that will bring new location tracking functions to the phones.
  • The Pro telephones are designed with textured frosted glass and stainless steel; the iPhone 11 lacks the textured glass and is made of aluminum.
  • The screens on the Pro phones have Apple & # 39; s Super Retina OLED screens, while the iPhone 11 has a more prosaic liquid Retina LCD screen.
  • Do you want a fast charger without paying extra for it? You've got it. The Pro telephones come with a USB-C 18W wall charger and USB-C to Lightning cable.
  • The Pro telephones have more robust water resistance than the 11: the first can handle 30 meters of water for 30 minutes, while the last 30 minutes can be used under 2 meters of water.

But do you want to upgrade?

This is actually a question that we cannot answer for you – at least not until we have the chance to review the new phones hands-on. If the price is a problem, you want to see if you can trade in your old phone: the iPhone 11 Pro starts at $ 999, while the iPhone 11 Pro Max starts at $ 1,099 and the iPhone 11 can be purchased for a starting price of $ 699 .

Interestingly, Apple has kept some of its older phones available, in case you are more aware of your budget than the newest and best features: the iPhone 8 is still available from $ 449, while the XR is on sale from $ 599. (If you are already an iPhone owner, you may receive a good trade-in discount, depending on the phone you have.)

If the price is not a problem and you are looking for the latest iPhone, then the new functions are inevitably the new triple camera system that comes in the Pro lines of iPhones. Otherwise, as with last year's models, the deciding factors are probably.


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