The 2019 iPhones have a lot in common, including the A13 Bionic, enhanced durability and a new backing crafted from a single piece of glass. But the iPhone 11 and the iPhone 11 Pro also have a number of significant differences.
The biggest and most obvious difference between the two smartphones is the camera system.
Apple’s iPhone 11 has been updated with a dual-camera system with a Wide-Lens and an Ultra-Wide lens, which allows for a number of additional photographic capabilities. The feature will allow users to capture up to four times more “scene” in images, all from one vantage point.
The iPhone 11 Pro models, on the other hand, have triple-lens camera. That means users will be able to take advantage of the new Ultra-Wide lens, but will also have the telephoto lens for better zoom. (The iPhone 11 won’t have a telephoto lens.)
Both the iPhone 11 and iPhone 11 Pro sport Night Mode capabilities for shooting in low-light environments, as well as other computational photography features.
The iPhone 11, as was expected, retains the 6.1-inch, LCD-based Liquid Retina display of its predecessor.
The iPhone 11 Pro models feature a new custom-designed OLED display Apple is calling the Super Retina XDR display. It’s a massive update in the display space.
Apple says it provides HDR support, up to 1,200 nits of brightness and a 2 million-to-one contrast ratio. It’s also much more power efficient than past OLED panels.
One of the more interesting updates in this year’s iPhone lineup is battery life. In a nutshell, all of Apple’s handsets feature improved battery life.
But the iPhone 11 Pro and iPhone 11 Pro Max actually have better battery life than the iPhone 11. That’s a departure from last year’s lineup, since the iPhone XR sported the best battery life of essentially any iPhone to date.
- The iPhone 11 will last up to 17 hours of video playback, 10 hours of streaming and up to 65 hours of audio playback.
- The iPhone 11 Pro will last through up to 18 hours of video playback, 11 hours of streaming or 65 hours of audio playback.
- The iPhone 11 Pro Max will last up to 20 hours of video playback, 12 hours of streaming or 80 hours of audio playback.
It’s also worth noting that the iPhone 11 Pro and iPhone 11 Pro Max will feature Apple’s redesigned 18W power adapter.
Sizes & Design
The iPhone 11 is still available in one size: a 6.1-inch form factor that sits in between the 5.8-inch iPhone 11 Pro and the 6.5-inch iPhone 11 Pro Max.
Like the iPhone XS lineup before it, Apple’s iPhone 11 Pro models will be available in 5.8-inch and 6.5-inch sizes.
While all three iPhone variants will come with a new back crafted from a single pane of glass, Apple says the Pro models will feature a new “textured matte glass back.”
The Pro models will also feature a stainless steel band, while the iPhone 11 will be made from aluminum.
All three of this year’s iPhones are available in a wider range of color options than ever before.
The iPhone 11 will be available in Black, White, Green, Yellow, Purple, and (PRODUCT)RED. It appears like Blue and Coral have been discontinued.
The iPhone 11 Pro models will be available in Gold, Space Gray, Silver and an all-new Midnight Green.
Price & Storage Variants
Apple unexpectedly dropped the price of one of its iPhone models, though it’s probably the one you’re actually expecting.
The iPhone 11 will start at $699 for the base tier, which is $50 cheaper than the iPhone XR’s starting price.
The iPhone 11 Pro and iPhone 11 Pro Max will start at $999 and $1,099 respectively. In other words, the pricing hash’t changed for Apple’s premium OLED models.
The iPhone 11 will come in 64GB, 128GB and 256GB storage tiers, while the iPhone 11 Pro models will be available in 64GB, 256GB and 512GB storage tiers.