Apple iPhone 11 vs Pro vs Max: all major differences comparison

Apple iPhone 11 vs Pro vs Max: all major differences comparison
Apple is introducing and releasing three phones at once for the first time this year - the iPhone 11, the Pro and its Max version - and we are priming you with all the major differences between the three new 2019 iPhone models.

Despite the trio of phones, the "tick-tock" design cycle that Apple introduced with its bi-annual "s" marks after the iPhone number is still going strong, and this year is a "tock" one. Well, without the "s" notation, so there is a new naming paradigm but the principle stays the same - no radical design changes but enhanced photography aided by new processor are in store, as usual. 

The common themes for the new phones over their predecessors will be upgraded cameras and storage amounts, faster chipsets and new Face ID kits with improved front camera. How has Apple differentiated the three new iPhones from one another, though? Read on...

Apple iPhone 11 vs Pro vs Max design and displays

Despite the phones keeping the same 5.8", 6.1" and 6.5" diagonals of their predecessors, there are new design entries still, happening at the rear. when you flip over the 11, Pro and Max, one immediately notices the elevated square camera area in the top left corner. 

It makes the new iPhones look like they have more serious photographic abilities than their predecessors with the one or two cameras on the back.

Apart from that, we have a few brand new colors for the iPhone 11 (like purple and that acid green) that the Pro and Max don't have, just like with its predecessor, the XR, but the Pro models get an exclusive Midnight Green, so we can call it quits. That's about all the new things in the design that Apple has let on this time around.

Apple iPhone 11 vs Pro vs Max specs, battery, memory and chipset

Under the hood, however, a powerful A13 chipset makes the phones tick, and you can imaging the benchmark scores of the iPhone 11 with its HD display resolution, coupled with Apple's scorching new processor made with advanced second generation 7nm process. By advanced we mean that analysts peg Apple A13 as being slightly larger than the A12 yet managing to cram 8.6 billion transistors, a whopping 20% increase.

That's not as much as what the crazy fast A12X chipset in the iPad Pro holds, though, and Apple has kept the hexa-core design with two powerful cores, using the spare transistors for machine learning algorithms, artificial intelligence and things like the rumored real-time video editing it will offer.

All in all, the A13 will likely decimate everything out there in terms of performance benchmarks. Again. Apple is not upping the RAM amount in the iPhone 11 trio, as there will be no 5G connectivity needing more memory and battery to operate in the 2019 iPhones. 

A slight bump in battery capacities is warranted, though, and the iPhone 11 battery pack orders are reportedly granted to China's ATL (Amperex) which are the same guys that got the order for non-exploding Galaxy Note 7 packs after the infamous Samsung SDI batteries started catching on fire. The new battery capacitиес аре 5%-15% larger than their predecessors, and it shows in the battery life stats.

Apple iPhone 11 vs Pro vs Max cameras

Apple added one extra camera on the back of the iPhone 11, Pro and Max compared with their predecessors. Besides the obvious advantages of having "ultra-wide" lenses trickle down to the cheapest 2019 iPhone, that type of camera is a first for Apple, and allows it to do its computational photography magic in a three-pronged manner.


All the cameras on the Pro and Max collect information in their respective sensors in different ways, including zoomed and wide-angled, which is merged in real time so each of the cameras backs the other two in every scenario. 

This has allowed Apple to introduce better low-light, zoom shots and straightened-up wide angle shots, avoiding the Achilles heel of each scenario if it only used one of the sensors at a time. Needless to say, you need an incredible computational power to do this on the fly, and the new Apple A13 chipset couplet with the dedicated ISP deliver.

Apple iPhone 11 vs Pro vs Max prices and release

Apple's business model has never been "at cost," but it was masking the prices of its iPhones well while US carriers were eating the difference. Well, the subsidies days when you could get the new iPhone for $200 are long gone, and carriers kept the pricing, so people are much more hesitant to upgrade than they were before, keeping their handsets for three instead of two years on average now. 

That's precisely why Apple circled the wagon around all price points, and its new iPhones are now starting from $699 which is only a bit more than the previous low point, but has expanded the price bracket northwards, and this year won't be any exception. 

If you want all that wonderful computational photography with main, wide and zoom lens, as well as the brilliant OLED displays, darling, you'll have to pay for it.

Related phones

iPhone 11 Pro Max
  • Display 6.5" 1242 x 2688 pixels
  • Camera 12 MP / 12 MP front
  • Processor Apple A13 Bionic, Hexa-core, 2650 MHz
  • Storage 64 GB
  • Battery 3969 mAh
iPhone 11
  • Display 6.1" 828 x 1792 pixels
  • Camera 12 MP / 12 MP front
  • Processor Apple A13 Bionic, Hexa-core, 2650 MHz
  • Storage 64 GB
  • Battery 3142 mAh



1. greyhulk

Posts: 184; Member since: Jun 30, 2010

How can you do a comparison with a phone that hasn't even been released yet? Idiots. Even if every single leak is true, you should maybe wait until it's official. I know this is good clickbait, but that's ALL it is.

2. yalokiy

Posts: 1001; Member since: Aug 01, 2016

Oneplus should take a clue from iphone (and galaxy S) series and do a smaller device with the same looks.

9. Be_Mine

Posts: 262; Member since: Dec 29, 2013

They did the OnePlus X. It was my first and only OnePlus device till date. Other than the Battery Life, it was a good device overall but sadly neglected/abandoned on the Software Update side unlike its Big Brothers. I was happy with it initially. But the lack of software updates was a major letdown. This is one of the main reasons why I don't get any other OnePlus devices although some of them are quite appealing.

13. yalokiy

Posts: 1001; Member since: Aug 01, 2016

They have fixed the software support starting with oneplus 3.

4. Wazupmrg

Posts: 168; Member since: Apr 10, 2017

"by innovation only?" hahahahaha Man, these jokes just write themselves.

5. OneLove123

Posts: 1089; Member since: Aug 28, 2018

Decimate ? Pretty sure the A13 needs at least 450k in antutu to decimate anything. You guys are always showing the geek bench but never antutu. I’m sure when and if A13 scores higher than sd 855 you will post it here.

6. Guseinguliev

Posts: 115; Member since: Mar 04, 2019

if everything is as it is now on paper, then you must respect the apple for not cutting the chips of the older model from the younger model.

7. Joosty

Posts: 473; Member since: Mar 14, 2013

Pixel 4 VS iPhone 11 Pro camera review will be great!!!

8. Poptart2828

Posts: 399; Member since: Jan 23, 2018

If Apple can somehow close the gap in the camera department including night mode than it's conceivable that this year's iPhone can score that perfect 10 on PA or the very least come within a point or two.

10. darkkjedii

Posts: 31063; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

Mehhh. The only worthy upgrade for me is the Note 10+, and I won't even touch it till at&t gets the 5G model.

11. dmsrfl

Posts: 76; Member since: Sep 21, 2012

Why is Apple still trying to hide the ugly notch on it's "Pro" iPhone with some wallpaper. We know it's there.

12. drflint4u

Posts: 19; Member since: Mar 01, 2015

It's such a shame that Apple couldn't upgrade the base storage capacity despite the mediocre refresh on this new release.

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