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Should You Buy the iPhone 11 Pro?

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Figure 1 - iPhone 11 Pro - Midnight Green Color (Source: Apple.com)

In recent years, smartphone manufacturers have reached new heights in introducing mind-boggling software and hardware specifications to their devices. Apple and Samsung are the front runners in the chase to attain the hearts and pockets of the modern smartphone consumers.iPhone 11 Pro is the latest of the apple family.

Buying a new smartphone is a personal experience. Choose wisely because you are going to make a huge investment. Once you have chosen your smartphone it’s smart to buy a screen protector and a robust case. This will protect your device from unexpected accidents.

Before you purchasing a Smartphone

It is hard to decide which smartphone to purchase when there are so many options in the market. But if you are an enthusiast of the Apple products and require a smartphone with upgraded specs then you should consider buying one of the smartphones from the new iPhone 11 line up.

Apple released its flagship iPhone 11, iPhone 11 Pro, iPhone 11 Pro Max in September 2019. The iPhone 11 is priced at $699, iPhone 11 Pro at $999 and the ultimate monster of the package iPhone 11 Pro Max is priced at $1099. Considering Apple’s previous price tags, these seem to be priced with reasonable price tags. iPhone Pro and Pro Max are devices worthy of their names.

Tip: Before purchasing a smartphone try to answer the below questions yourselves.

  • What is your purpose to buy a new smartphone?
  • What is your budget?
  • Do you need an upgrade or are you looking for the same specifications which your current device has?
  • What are the smartphones which satisfy both your device specifications and budget?
  • Which brand of the smartphone are you most interested in? E.g. Apple, Samsung, Huawei, HTC
  • Are you looking to utilize your new phone for multi-tasking or just for taking calls and instant messaging?

If you are an Apple enthusiast, then it’s a must to check out the iPhone 11 Pro and iPhone 11 Pro Max series. Let’s go through the new set of features introduced to these devices,

Apple has introduced a new color as “Midnight Green”, to its existing flagship colors Gold, Space Gray, and Silver.

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Figure 1 – iPhone 11 Pro – Midnight Green Color (Source: Apple.com)

Display

The iPhone 11 Pro sports a 5.8” (diagonal) display and iPhone 11 Pro Max comes with a whopping 6.5” (diagonal) display. Both the devices have Apple’s new “Super Retina XR Display”. Both devices are also packed with Apple’s native display technologies such as True Tone display, Wide Color Display, HDR display, Multi-touch and more.

iPhone 11 Pro weighs 188 grams and the iPhone 11 Pro Max weighs 226 grams. The iPhone 11 Pro max weighs more because of the larger battery. They have compromised a little on the weight in order to provide a better battery life.

Internal Storage

Both iPhone 11 Pro and Pro Max comes with the internal storage capacities of 64GB, 256 GB, 512 GB. As usual, Apple did not provide an option to use an external memory card.

Both of the devices are splash, water, and dust resistant. It is rated IP68 under IEC standard 60529. If you drop it in the water, they can handle a maximum depth of 4 meters up to 30 minutes.

Camara

The major upgrade to the new iPhone 11 Pro and iPhone 11 Pro Max are the cameras. Apple has introduced a new triple camera system to the devices. This consists of an Ultra-wide lens, a Wide lens, and a Telephoto lens. The new ultra-wide lens is 12 MP with an f/2.4 aperture and has a 120° field of view. The wide lens sports an f/1.8 and the telephoto lens an f/2.0 aperture. All three cameras have a digital zoom up to 10x and 2x optical zoom in and zoom out. Another important feature introduced to the triple camera system is the “Image stabilization”. This lets you take videos and photos without getting impacted by either internal or external shake. It eliminates the need to buy a gimbal for only stabilization purposes. (If you are planning to buy a gimbal with iPhone 11 Pro then go for the DJI Osmo Mobile 3)

Video

The iPhone 11 Pro and Pro max phones will provide you the option to shoot 4K video at 60fps with an extended dynamic range and optimum image stabilization. Currently, this is the highest quality video in the smartphone market. Both these devices support 1080p HD video recording at 30 fps or 60 fps

720p HD video recording at 30 fps, 4K video recording at 24 fps, 30 fps and 60 fps

The ultra-wide lens allows capturing wide landscape images without having to restrict ourselves to a crop. For example, you can capture a large mountain range, skylines, huge architectures without having to step back.

Apple has introduced its iconic A13 Bionic chip for both pro and pro max versions. The A13 Bionic chip provides the capability to perform real-time processing. This new chip consists of six CPU cores and 8.5 billion transistors. A13 Bionic chip is designed to expend less energy than its forerunner. But it still tends to be faster and smarter which allows you to perform tasks that consume power and memory. This intelligent technology also assists in taking low-light photos and videos like never before.

Both models support the following audio formats during audio playback: Dolby Atmos, Dolby Digital (AC‑3), Protected AAC, MP3, Linear PCM, Apple Lossless, FLAC, AAC‑LC, HE‑AAC, HE‑AAC v2, Dolby Digital Plus (E‑AC‑3), and Audible (formats 2, 3, 4, Audible Enhanced Audio, AAX, and AAX+).

If you are wondering about the battery, then you will be happy to learn that the iphone 11 pro lasts four hours longer than the iPhone Xs and the Pro Max lasts five hours longer than the iPhone Xs Max.

Battery

Both models include a lithium-ion battery which is built-in (not removable). The devices also have fast charging and wireless charging capabilities. When considering the battery life this is an extraordinary leap by Apple.

By default, iphone 11 pro and Pro max come with the iOS 13 operating system. It is being described as the most powerful mobile operating system which gives priority to your security and privacy

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