This quickly became one of the most popular iphones on the market and due to the nice balance of features and price, it’s kind of easy to see why, in fact, this christmas season more iphone, 11s were activated than pretty much any other phone. This, in part being due to the release of the iphone 12, meaning that the iphone 11 was available at a lower price. Now so one year later, should you consider still buying the iphone 11 in 2021 let’s find out first off, as usual, we’re going to be taking a look at the specs. The iphone 11 is rocking an apple a13 bionic processor, which did actually provide some pretty awesome. Upgrades to this phone, which we are going to be talking about later, four gigabytes of ram, either 64 128 or 256 gigabytes of internal storage, which is a nice range to see as usual. I personally do have the 64 gigabyte version and, as usual, that is plenty for me. However, if you do want to put more local files on your phone, it is nice that you do have the option to get a little bit more storage. Of course, as always, we are going to be talking in more detail about what the specs mean in terms of performance later on, but it was still nice to see these incremental upgrades from the iphone 10s, as is common with what i like to refer to. As the iphone 10r liner smartphones, the iphone 11 does have multiple color options.
The one i have here is black, but you can also get it in white purple, yellow mint and red. It weighs in 194 grams, which is on the heavier side for iphones, especially considering that the iphone 12 only actually weighed 164 grams, and while this is noticeable especially side to side with the iphone 12, i personally haven’t had any hand fatigue issues when using this phone. So i wouldn’t really say that it’s a big deal, of course. As i said before, we are going to be talking about how things perform later on in the video, along with other specs, like the screen resolution and the battery size, but as usual, they are going to be in their respective sections later on and as for the Key specs that’s pretty much it next up. We have the build quality and, as this is a 2019 release from apple, it is a slick combination of 7000 series, aluminium as well as glass in terms of build quality. The iphone 11 is lacking in that ceramic shield. Technology that we saw in the iphone 12, which i actually tested for real yesterday when i accidentally dropped my phone out my car window, when i was trying to pay for food getting back to the iphone 11, though, as it does like this technology, i personally would Recommend keeping a case on your iphone 11 unless you’re, like very careful cause repair bills from apple, are not nice. Granted, though, as it is a glass pack, it feels amazing.
It looks stunning and from a design perspective, the iphone 11 is pretty much dead on. In my opinion, the iphone 11 also features an ip68 water resistance rating and the apple spec sheet claims that the iphone 11 can actually withstand up to two meters of water for 30 minutes now. I have actually tested this in my time. Using this phone and it’s worked great, however, as always, i probably wouldn’t recommend getting your phone wet if you can avoid it yeah. This is more of a fail safe! Please don’t go swimming with your phone next up, we have the screen and honestly, this was one of the things that initially did put me off the iphone 11.. I mean it was released in 2019 with an lcd screen and a resolution of 828 by 1792.. It also wasn’t as bright as its pro counterpart, with a brightness of 650 nits. However, during my usage of this phone, i really haven’t found that to be a problem. Well, it would, of course, be nice to have a little bit of extra screen resolution. I find that in terms of brightness at least even on the brightest days, i’ve had no issues with this phone and chances are unless you’re directly. On top of it. The low resolution probably won’t be that big of a deal either in terms of other features. It does have true tone, as well as haptic touch for that secondary interaction. Method. 210 has been amazing for ages, so there’s nothing new here and while i did think i would miss 3d touch honestly nowadays.
It is good enough to the point where i can’t really tell the difference. Overall, the screen on the iphone 11 may not seem all that impressive, especially for 2020 watt. However, i think for most people at least the screen on the iphone 11 is totally fine and if it wasn’t for that slightly low resolution, i wouldn’t really have anything bad to say about it at all. In terms of button layout it’s a notched iphone so it’s pretty much the same as all the rest. Nice, big, isolated, lock, button, separate volume up and down buttons. A mute switch and overall, this button layout is pretty much ideal due to it being an aluminium bezel. Iphone i’ve actually found the buttons to be slightly more tactile than their stainless steel counterparts, in my experience at least leading to less accidental screenshots, and despite my love for the stainless steel bezels, this alone has actually made me slightly prefer them. After this, we have the face id, which is fantastic. The iphone 11 really took the face id technology to the next level from the iphone 10s expanding the angles from which your phone could be unlocked, speeding the whole thing up and overall just improving the experience. For example, now you can unlock your phone on your leg and not have to pick it up and point it directly at your face. That’S always good and well before touch id certainly was better in some areas because of the extended angles.
I think that face id pretty much removed the need for touch id permanently, as i said before, it’s fast accurate and a pretty great biometric system for 2021. up next we’re talking cameras on the iphone 11. We do see that dual camera system that’s been consistent on the notch line of iphones. However, compared to old models, at least this time, instead of having one standard and one telephoto, we actually have one standard and one ultrawide both have a resolution of 12 megapixels, but the ultrawide has an aperture of f 2.4, whereas the standard has an aperture of f 1.8, the front facing or true depth. Camera is also now 12 megapixels and has an aperture of f 2.2 in terms of performance, dynamic range and colors. Look amazing on the iphone 11. in part, thanks to the new a13 processor, we talked about earlier, as well as the pixel by pixel processing, leading me to initially be pretty blown away by the level of dynamic range. As i said before, i do like having both focal lengths. However, if you want the best optical performance, then i would suggesting the wide angle, as the ultrawide does tend, to get a little bit distorted around the edges due to how wide it is. However, most of the time this isn’t an issue and it’s still nice to see both portrait mode is also here, which is to be expected. It works on every lens, but the ultra wide it’s accurate, and you can get some of that awesome.
Looking full frame background blur without actually having to shell out on a full frame, camera okay, so all of this is good. However, in my opinion, the biggest addition to this line of iphones was the night mode. This was by far and wide my favorite feature on the iphone 11 series allowing for clean crispy, low light shots with minimal noise, and when i first tested it, i almost couldn’t believe how good it looked. I also like the fact that you can control how long you expose your image for so in theory. If you want to get a cleaner image, then technically you can expose your image for longer and while it is only available on the regular lens, so you can’t get any ultra wide night shots like you could in the iphone 12, but hey how good it is, And b the price of this phone. I can personally look past that after this, we got video quality. The iphone 11 shoots 4k at up to 60 fps, including on the front camera with extended dynamic range support on frame rates up to 60 fps on the main camera and 30 fps on the front facing camera. Now me personally, i do usually shoot in 24 fps. So i get to take advantage of that. All the time and i’ve got to say it is still very impressive. Even a year later, in terms of slow motion, you do get up to 240 fps in 1080p and realistically this looks like phone slow motion, but it is still nice to have and if you ever want a quality bump, you can just switch to 120fps.
That does look better. Slophies are, of course still here and i still haven’t found a use for them. One year later, that’s it that’s that’s the segment overall i’m very impressed with the camera. On this thing, as i said, i think this is where we saw some of the biggest upgrades over previous iphones and while it’s, certainly not quite as good as it was on the iphone 12. It comes pretty close in my opinion and i think for most people. This is pretty much the perfect camera system in terms of performance, which is arguably the most important part of any modern smartphone. The iphone 11 still to this day does not disappoint back in 2019. It did ship with ios 13 and honestly, if you want to buy this phone today, you really don’t need to consider how long it’s gon na last. Currently, of course, we are on ios 14 and seeing as most iphones do get around five years of support, you really don’t need to consider its longevity anytime soon in terms of os performance scrolling through the os is lovely and smooth opening up stock apps and secondary Interactions like summoning siri are all pretty much instant and honestly. It kind of feels like this phone could have been released this year in terms of more intensive performance with that a13 processor and the four gigabytes of ram i’ve personally never had any issues either playing games or streaming 4k video and the performance that i’ve got out.
This iphone 11 pretty well matches up to my iphone 12.. Now chances are in a few years. The iphone 12 will outperform the iphone 11. But unless you plan on keeping this phone for literally five years, chances are it’s, pretty unlikely. You’Re gon na see any level of performance degradation anytime soon. After this we have the speakers to be honest. Over the past few years, i have noticed the speakers on these phones gradually getting better. First of all, we had the stereo technology on the iphone 7 and the iphone 11 line actually went a step further by adding a new technology apple, dubbed spartial, audio playback compared to the previous generation of iphones, so the iphone 10s and the 10r. The iphone 11 series does sound, notably louder and more full sounding when either watching videos or casually listening to music. The internal speakers do certainly do a pretty good job and well, if you are sitting in a field in the summer – and you want to play your friends, your new mixtape chances are, you might want an external speaker, but for almost all casual use cases. I found the iphone 11 speakers to be pretty damn good. Finally, we’re gon na be talking about the battery life. Now, of course, this was an area where i initially was really impressed, but how does it hold up one year later? Well still pretty amazing: it has a max capacity of 3 110 million powers, which is pretty large, especially considering that it’s an iphone and honestly i’d go as far to say that the iphone 11 battery life is noticeably better than the battery life on the iphone 12.
. It just seems to keep going and going, and while this may be down to at least to a point, the lower screen resolution battery life performance ease, battery life performance and i will always be confident getting through my day. With this thing. Unfortunately, it doesn’t have the option for magsafe charging like you get with the iphone 12, but, as i’ve said before, i actually do prefer charging wired anyway. So as long as you’re willing to give mag safe up, there really are very few bad things. I can actually say about the iphone 11’s battery, okay, so summarizing the iphone 11 is still a pretty phenomenal value phone. You get that not style phone design, with a fantastic battery, a pretty great camera and as long as you’re not expecting the screen to be top of the line. Chances are it’s gon na be very difficult to go wrong with the iphone 11 and 2021, especially due to that new price drop, all right, guys so that’s it for today. I hope you’ve enjoyed this one.