Apple iPhone 11, iPhone 11 Pro, also iPhone 11 Pro Max is official. Revealed at a press event at Apple Headquarters in Cupertino, California on Tuesday, the latest iPhone models pack several unique features, including the latest A13 Bionic chip. The main highlight, however, of all three iPhone models is their camera capabilities. iPhone 11 Pro & iPhone 11 Pro Max features three rear cameras, whereas the iPhone 11 comes with the dual rear camera setup. Every three iPhones iPhone 11, iPhone 11 Pro And iPhone 11 Pro Max share a number of key specifications as well as differ on the others. In this article, we take a look at how exactly are three 2019 iPhone models different from any other in terms of pricing & specifications.
Apple iPhone 11 Pro Vs iPhone 11 Pro Max: What’s The Difference?
Apple’s latest iPhones have come. The good news is the cheap iPhone 11 is the best buy (this is why). However, if you like to live on the cutting edge, is Apple’s iPhone 11 Pro or iPhone 11 Pro Max (that name… I know) the right phone for you? Here’s why the decision just got more difficult.
Battery Life – Long Lasting, Limited Charging
Not the usual starting point for an iPhone comparison, but the most important. Last year Apple made the strategic error not just of giving the cheaper iPhone XR better battery life than the iPhone XS and iPhone XS Max but the battery life of the iPhone XS in isolation wasn’t particularly good. This forced many premium upgraders to buy the larger and more expensive 6.5-inch iPhone XS Max. You can view the flaw:
- iPhone XS – 2,658 mAh
- iPhone XS Max – 3174 mAh
- iPhone XR – 2,942 mAh
That year, Apple has balanced this wrong and the iPhone 11 Pro has by far the most significant battery increase of the range.
- iPhone 11 Pro – 3190 mAh
- iPhone 11 Pro Max – 3500 mAh
- iPhone 11 – 3110 mAh
Consequently, Apple now claims both the iPhone 11 Pro and iPhone 11 Pro Max deliver better battery life than the iPhone 11. Also, given the iPhone 11 still offers a higher battery life than the 2018 stamina king the iPhone XR, this is a game-changer for potential buyers of the 5.8-inch iPhone 11 Pro.
iPhone 11 vs iPhone 11 Pro vs iPhone 11 Pro Max price in India
Apple used to work on the schedule that saw a huge design overall every two years – you’d get the big update one year and then an S update the following year. That’s changed slightly now, with the iPhone 6 design sticking around for multiple generations.
iPhone 11 price in India starts at Rs. 64,900 for the base variant with 64GB of storage. The iPhone 11 Pro and iPhone 11 Pro Max, on the other hand, will be sold starting at Rs. 99,900 and Rs. 1,09,900, respectively for the 64GB base variant. Apart from the base 64GB variant, Apple iPhone 11 will be sold in 128GB and 256GB storage options. Similarly, iPhone 11 Pro & iPhone 11 Pro Max will be offered in 256GB & 512GB options as well. Here’s a quick breakup of the iPhone 11 series prices in India and the US.
|Apple iPhone 11 series||Price in the US||Price in India|
|Apple iPhone 11 (64GB)||$699||Rs. 64,900|
|Apple iPhone 11 (128GB)||$749||Rs. 69,900|
|Apple iPhone 11 (256GB)||$849||Rs. 79,900|
|Apple iPhone 11 Pro (64GB)||$999||Rs. 99,900|
|Apple iPhone 11 Pro (256GB)||$1,149||Rs. 1,13,900|
|Apple iPhone 11 Pro (512GB)||$1,349||Rs. 1,31,900|
|Apple iPhone 11 Pro Max (64GB)||$1,099||Rs. 1,09,900|
|Apple iPhone 11 Pro Max (256GB)||$1,249||Rs. 1,23,900|
|Apple iPhone 11 Pro Max (512GB)||$1,449||Rs. 1,41,900|
Apple shocked us by actually cutting the price of one of its phones that year. While the iPhone 11, iPhone 11 Pro and iPhone 11 Pro Max starts at $999 and $1,099 respectively (mirroring last year’s prices), the entry-level price of the iPhone 11 has gone down to $699, a $50 drop from the $749 iPhone XR. Here’s how it all breaks down:
iPhone 11 Pro vs iPhone 11 Pro Max: How to Pick the Right?
iPhone 11 Pro
The iPhone 11 Pro is the perfect sized iPhone with pro power. You’re getting the same things like the iPhone 11 Pro Max, just in a much more comfortable size that won’t hurt your hands after extended use. The only negative is that 64GB is the starting capacity when it should be double that.
- The 5.8-inch size is perfect for one-handed use
- Triple lens camera system and 4K video recording
- Super Retina XDR display with 2436‑by‑1125-pixel resolution at 458 PPI
- A13 Bionic and 4 hours more battery life than iPhone XS
- Cheaper than Max version
- Smaller screen than Max
- Starts at 64GB capacity
iPhone 11 Pro Max
The iPhone 11 Pro Max is pretty much the same thing as the iPhone 11 Pro, but with a larger screen & longer-lasting battery. Nevertheless, because of the larger size, it is not as comfortable to hold or use for extended periods for most people.
- The huge 6.5-inch screen lets you see much more at once
- Super Retina XDR display with 2688‑by‑1242-pixel resolution at 458 PPI
- Triple lens camera system with 4K video recording
- A13 Bionic with 5 hours more battery than the iPhone XS Max
- Has the best battery out of iPhone 11 lineup
- Hard to use with one hand for most people
- Still starts at 64GB capacity
The iPhone 11 Pro & iPhone 11 Pro Max is pretty much the same feature-wise, but Max has a larger screen and bigger battery. For most people, the iPhone 11 Pro will be enough, but the Max is for those who prefer to have the biggest screens and charge their phone less.
iPhone 11 vs iPhone 11 Pro vs iPhone 11 Pro Max – Specifications
According to Apple, iPhone 11, iPhone 11 Pro And iPhone 11 Pro Max three iPhone models will support dual-SIM connectivity via a Nano-SIM card slot and an eSIM. The phones also run on iOS 13 and pack the Lightning connector. The iPhone 11 features a 6.1-inch Liquid Retina HD (828×1792 pixels) display with 326ppi and 625-nit peak brightness. iPhone 11 Pro comes with a 5.8-inch Super Retina XDR (1125×2436 pixels) OLED display with 458ppi and 800-nit peak brightness, whereas iPhone 11 Pro Max houses a 6.5-inch Super Retina XDR (1,242×2,688 pixels) OLED display with 458ppi and 800-nit peak brightness.
All three latest iPhone models are powered by A13 Bionic chip and are rated IP68 for dust and water-resistance, however, iPhone 11 Pro and iPhone 11 Pro Max can last up to 4 meters underwater up to 30 minutes whereas iPhone 11 can only last up to 2 meters underwater for up to 30 minutes.
iPhone 11 vs iPhone 11 Pro vs iPhone 11 Pro Max – Design
Apple didn’t deviate too much from the formula is presented in the iPhone XS and XR. That means in terms of body size the entry-level iPhone 11 is sandwiched between the new Pros, despite costing significantly less. Here’s how the three phones measure up:
- iPhone 11: 75.7 x 150.9 x 8.3mm
- iPhone 11 Pro: 71.4 x 144 x 8.1mm
- iPhone 11 Pro Max: 77.8 x 158 x 8.1mm
Despite the variations in size, the three phones all share the same aesthetics, with a notched display and an all-glass back with a new square camera array. The 11 Pros, however, features stainless steel sides while the iPhone 11 has aluminum sides. The cheaper iPhone 11 also has slightly thicker bezels, but all in all, they’re very similar in appearance—the iPhone 11 even has the same square camera bump as the Pro, despite only having two lenses.
iPhone 11 vs iPhone 11 Pro vs iPhone 11 Pro Max – Display
While the phones may all look the same, they each have different display sizes, and just like last year, it’s a little confusing. The cheaper iPhone 11 actually has a larger display than the iPhone 11 Pro, but it’s lower quality:
- iPhone 11: 6.1-inch Liquid Retina, 1792 x 828
- iPhone 11 Pro: 5.8-inch Super Retina XDR, 2436 x 1125
- iPhone 11 Pro Max: 6.5-inch Super Retina XDR, 2688 x 1242
Maybe even more significantly, the iPhone 11 uses LCD tech, while the two Pro models use superior OLED tech. We haven’t yet tested the phones, so we can’t describe how these displays actually look. But simply based on screen resolution and what we know about the OLEDs Apple has delivered in its past two models, the Pro models will bring deeper blacks and more brilliant colors, and simply look stunning.
The iPhone 11 Pro Max clearly rules the roost & the bigger screen also increases the screen-to-body ratio. However elsewhere, these phones are a match: both displays are more power-efficient than last year with twice the contrast ratio so Apple has rebranded them as ‘Super Retina XDR’ (Xtreme Dynamic Range) panels, a nod to the company’s Pro Display XDR monitors.
While finding space for its larger batteries, Apple has also pulled the plug on 3D Touch. In its place is plain old haptics, as featured on the iPhone 11 and last year’s iPhone XR. It’s probably a worthy sacrifice, but it’s still a shame to see these new phones take a backward step.
iPhone 11 vs iPhone 11 Pro vs iPhone 11 Pro Max -Performance
iPhone 11, iPhone 11 Pro And iPhone 11 Pro Max the latest phones feature Apple’s new A13 Bionic processor that puts an emphasis on machine learning. Apple says its both the fastest CPU and GPU in a smartphone, with an advanced neural engine, machine learning accelerators, and Core ML3, all of which add up to an incredibly powerful chip that should be powering a laptop, not a phone.
The upshot is we should expect pretty much the same excellent performance from all three phones (notwithstanding any small differences resulting from the A13 driving different display resolutions).
iPhone 11 vs iPhone 11 Pro vs iPhone 11 Pro Max – Front camera
iPhone 11, iPhone 11 Pro And iPhone 11 Pro Max three models once again feature Apple’s TruDepth Camera with Face ID, and it’s gotten an upgrade over the 7MP lens in last year’s phones. The iPhone 11 and iPhone 11 Pro models all have the same 12MP, f/2.2 aperture camera, and Apple has added a brand new feature: “selfies,” which records your selfie vids at 120fps.
iPhone 11 vs iPhone 11 Pro vs iPhone 11 Pro Max – Rear cameras
The rear camera system is where Apple truly differentiates its two classes of iPhone. Apple is making a big deal out of the new triple-camera array on the iPhone 11 Pro models, but the dual-camera lens on the iPhone 11 is no slouch:
- Camera 1: 12MP wide, f/1.8, OIS
- Camera 2: 12MP ultra-wide, f/2.4, 120-degree FOV
iPhone 11 Pro and Pro Max
- Camera 1: 12MP wide, f/1.8, OIS
- Camera 2: 12MP telephoto, f/2.0, OIS, 2x optical zoom
- Camera 3: 12MP ultra-wide, f/2.4, 120-degree FOV
The visible difference is the addition of the telephoto camera on the iPhone 11 Pros. So while the iPhone 11 can go from 0.5x (ultra wide) to 1x (wide), the iPhone 11 Pros go from 0.5x to 2x (telephoto), for a total of 4x optical zoom. (But that’s measuring from how far out the camera zooms, so you’re really only getting the same 2x zoom as before.)
However, iPhone 11 Pro And iPhone 11 Pro Max both camera tiers have very similar features. There’s a new Night Mode for taking useable shots in extremely low light; portrait mode and portrait lighting; next-generation Smart HDR; and advanced red‑eye correction and auto image stabilization. And both the cheaper iPhone 11 and more expensive 11 Pros snap simultaneous wide and ultra-wide pics each time you shoot, so you can decide later which one to keep.
The triple-camera system in the iPhone 11 Pro is more than just an extra lens, nevertheless. Apple says its engineers “precisely calibrate each camera individually for things like white balance and exposure. Then they push it even further, pairing the three cameras & calibrating them again for the module to module alignment.” To hear Apple describe it, the iPhone Pro’s camera is about much more than just an extra lens.
As far as video, all three phones record in 4K at up to 60fps, and feature audio zoom (which focuses the microphone on your subject as you zoom), brighter True Tone flash, and the new QuıckTake a video that lets you hold the shutter to quickly switch to video mode.
iPhone 11 vs iPhone 11 Pro vs iPhone 11 Pro Max – Battery/Charging
Last year’s iPhone XR actually had a better battery life than the more expensive XS models, but Apple has fixed that with this year’s models. While all three have received a capacity boost, the iPhone 11 Pros are particularly beefier. Here’s how Apple describes battery life:
- iPhone 11: 1 hour longer than iPhone XR
- iPhone 11 Pro: 4 hours longer than iPhone XS
- iPhone 11 Pro Max: 5 hours longer than iPhone XS Max
Similarly far as charging, both phones have wireless charging on board as well as fast-charging via a 12W or higher power adapter. Nonetheless, only the iPhone 11 Pros include a proper 18W charger in the box. iPhone 11 owners will need to buy one, as their phone only comes with the same 5W power adapter.
That’s a significant boost all around, but especially for the Pro models. If you look at the video playback estimates, Apple says the iPhone 11 will get up to 17 hours, the iPhone 11 Pro up to 18 hours, and the iPhone 11 Pro Max up to 20 hours. With last year’s models, the iPhone XR topped both the iPhone XS & XS Max.
iPhone 11 vs iPhone 11 Pro vs iPhone 11 Pro Max – Sound
Last year’s iPhones had great sound thanks to a new stereo speaker system, though Apple has taken audio ever further with the iPhone 11. All models feature spatial audio, a 3D sound model made possible by a new sound visualizer. Also with that comes Dolby Atmos’ support, which should sound crisper, clearer, & more immersive on all of the latest iPhones. With two small speakers, the difference in quality won’t be HomePod quality or anything, but sound should be improved.
iPhone 11 vs iPhone 11 Pro vs iPhone 11 Pro Max – Biometrics
As introduced with the iPhone X, Apple’s latest phones all have Face ID for 3D facial recognition. It works the same, but Apple says it’s 30 percent faster and has improved performance and better recognition from longer distances.
iPhone 11 vs iPhone 11 Pro vs iPhone 11 Pro Max – Water resistance
While iPhone 11, iPhone 11 Pro And iPhone 11 Pro Max three phones are rated for the highest IP68 water resistance—meaning they can be dunked in 2 meters of water (6.5 feet) for up to 30 minutes with no ill effects—the iPhone Pros up the ante. With the more expensive phones, Apple says you can dive into 4 meters of water to get great photos while scuba diving.
The iPhone 11 Pros has the same IP68 water resistance as the iPhone 11, but you can dunk them in deeper water.
iPhone 11 vs iPhone 11 Pro vs iPhone 11 Pro Max – Storage
The storage tiers are the same as last year’s phones, with each phone starting at 64GB:
- iPhone 11: 64GB/128GB/256GB
- iPhone 11 Pro: 64GB/256GB/512GB
- iPhone 11 Pro Max: 64GB/256GB/512GB
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iPhone 11 Pro – Buy Now
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