Apple iPhone 11 Pro and Pro Max Review

Apple iPhone 11 Pro and Pro Max Review

What would make you buy a new phone?

A better screen? Most phones have solved this with OLED display technology a few years ago. A faster processor? Sure, but all phones these days have ridiculously fast processors. A better camera? That's a big one for some people, memories do matter. But after living with the new iPhone 11 Pro series, the one thing we are impressed most with is actually quite simple: those iPhones won't die on you before you get home from work. Yes, they are slightly thicker (you probably won't even notice), but they last a LOT longer.

No more running around with a ridiculous battery case, no more trying to find that power outlet at the airport. And when you get low on juice, you have a fast charger in the box that would give you a 50% charge in just half an hour. Apple should have done this a long time ago.

As for all the rest, let's talk it up in the full review.


TL;DR



What's inside the box:

  • iPhone
  • 18-watt Fast Charger (Finally!)
  • USB-C to Lightning cable
  • Apple EarPods (with Lightning connector)
  • SIM tool
  • User Manuals
  • Apple decals

Design, Sizes and Colors



After using these iPhones for a while, I don't quite feel that naming them "Pro" does them justice. They are not "professional" in any obvious way, they can't do anything extraordinary that you cannot do on other phones, but what they feel like for sure is "Luxury". The stainless steel frame gives the Pro series a luxurious feel in the hand and it's a beautiful mirror-like finish that looks exquisite. 

The other thing about the Pro iPhones is their size: the more affordable iPhone 11 is a wide phone that is a bit too wide for a comfortable grip, while the 11 Pro is just the right compact size that you can operate with one hand. It's also one of the most compact phones that you can get today, and while we are obviously not getting an iPhone SE 2, this is the closest you can get to it. The larger 11 Pro Max, on the other hand, is best for productivity and enjoying media on a larger screen.

And then, there are the colors: you have four color options this year. All Pros come with a frosted glass back, a change from the glossy glass on the XS series. The best thing about this finish is that you can't see fingerprint smudges on it and it just looks clean. I also find the matte finish more comforting to touch.  The new colors all look a bit more muted and not quite as intense: the "Midnight Green" option is the new one, and it deserves its popularity, it's just a very nice seafoam, pastel shade of green that looks good from different angles. The gold option is not as gaudy as last year, although the shiny stainless steel frame still looks a bit too extravagant. The silver and space gray options are also available.

Apple iPhone 11 Pro

Apple iPhone 11 Pro

Dimensions

5.67 x 2.81 x 0.32 inches

144 x 71.4 x 8.1 mm

Weight

6.63 oz (188 g)

Samsung Galaxy S10

Samsung Galaxy S10

Dimensions

5.9 x 2.77 x 0.31 inches

149.9 x 70.4 x 7.8 mm

Weight

5.54 oz (157 g)

Google Pixel 3

Google Pixel 3

Dimensions

5.73 x 2.69 x 0.31 inches

145.6 x 68.2 x 7.9 mm

Weight

5.22 oz (148 g)

Apple iPhone XS

Apple iPhone XS

Dimensions

5.65 x 2.79 x 0.3 inches

143.6 x 70.9 x 7.7 mm

Weight

6.24 oz (177 g)

Apple iPhone 11 Pro

Apple iPhone 11 Pro

Dimensions

5.67 x 2.81 x 0.32 inches

144 x 71.4 x 8.1 mm

Weight

6.63 oz (188 g)

Samsung Galaxy S10

Samsung Galaxy S10

Dimensions

5.9 x 2.77 x 0.31 inches

149.9 x 70.4 x 7.8 mm

Weight

5.54 oz (157 g)

Google Pixel 3

Google Pixel 3

Dimensions

5.73 x 2.69 x 0.31 inches

145.6 x 68.2 x 7.9 mm

Weight

5.22 oz (148 g)

Apple iPhone XS

Apple iPhone XS

Dimensions

5.65 x 2.79 x 0.3 inches

143.6 x 70.9 x 7.7 mm

Weight

6.24 oz (177 g)

To see the phones in real size or compare them with other models, visit our Visual Phone Size Comparison page



Apple iPhone 11 Pro Max

Apple iPhone 11 Pro Max

Dimensions

6.22 x 3.06 x 0.32 inches

158 x 77.8 x 8.1 mm

Weight

7.97 oz (226 g)

Samsung Galaxy Note 10+

Samsung Galaxy Note 10+

Dimensions

6.39 x 3.04 x 0.31 inches

162.3 x 77.2 x 7.9 mm

Weight

6.91 oz (196 g)

OnePlus 7 Pro

OnePlus 7 Pro

Dimensions

6.4 x 2.99 x 0.35 inches

162.6 x 76 x 8.8 mm

Weight

7.27 oz (206 g)

Google Pixel 3 XL

Google Pixel 3 XL

Dimensions

6.22 x 3.02 x 0.31 inches

158 x 76.7 x 7.9 mm

Weight

6.49 oz (184 g)

Apple iPhone 11 Pro Max

Apple iPhone 11 Pro Max

Dimensions

6.22 x 3.06 x 0.32 inches

158 x 77.8 x 8.1 mm

Weight

7.97 oz (226 g)

Samsung Galaxy Note 10+

Samsung Galaxy Note 10+

Dimensions

6.39 x 3.04 x 0.31 inches

162.3 x 77.2 x 7.9 mm

Weight

6.91 oz (196 g)

OnePlus 7 Pro

OnePlus 7 Pro

Dimensions

6.4 x 2.99 x 0.35 inches

162.6 x 76 x 8.8 mm

Weight

7.27 oz (206 g)

Google Pixel 3 XL

Google Pixel 3 XL

Dimensions

6.22 x 3.02 x 0.31 inches

158 x 76.7 x 7.9 mm

Weight

6.49 oz (184 g)

To see the phones in real size or compare them with other models, visit our Visual Phone Size Comparison page




Display

A better screen than on the XS series: it gets brighter outdoors and dimmer at night


The 11 Pro and the Max have the same screen sizes and the same notch as on last year's XS phones: the 11 Pro features a 5.8-inch screen with a slightly higher than Full HD resolution (1125 x 2436 pixels), while the Max sports a larger, 6.5-inch display that is similarly sharp (1242 x 2688 pixels).

But these are better screens that get brighter than before, consume 15% less power, and have a higher contrast. The brightness goes up to 800 nits when you are outdoors, so you can better see the screens on a sunny day, and indoors, it can go up to 1200 nits when you watch a movie for a more vivid experience. We did not think this would be a big difference compared to last year's XS, but it is. When you look at the two side by side, the difference is easy to spot and this new screen truly takes things to the next level. And the difference is even more striking when you compare it against the LCD screen on the regular iPhone 11.

One thing that has disappeared is 3D Touch. The premise of 3D Touch was simple: it could tell between a light touch and a harder press on the screen. Unfortunately, the idea never caught up: there was no indication which apps supported 3D Touch and the more affordable iPhones did not support it. Now, it's completely gone and replaced by Haptic touch, or basically a long press. If that helped free up space for a larger battery, we are all up for it.

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Face ID

Improved, but you still cannot unlock your phone if it's sitting flat on a desk

Face ID is now also faster and works at a wider angle. Apple keeps on iterating with Face ID and you can definitely see how it has improved in a big way from the first implementation in the iPhone X. It's not perfect yet, though, and if you thought that you will be able to unlock your phone by just looking at it when it's laying flat on a table... well, it won't work. In our experience it works at about 45-degree angle, but not more.

iOS 13

Dark mode, swipe keyboard and more


iOS 13 comes pre-loaded on these new Pro series iPhones and it brings a dark mode that turns background in apps to black and is easier on the eyes at night, plus it helps save battery; then, you also get a swipe typing in the keyboard, years after rival Android phones, but it's still nice to have.

You can read all about iOS 13 and all of its new features in our dedicated article here, but what we want to say is that this software definitely feels a bit unfinished: the camera froze on us quite often, for example. 

We did not have any other app crashing on us, but you should know that Apple expects to resolve all issues with iOS 13 via a software update that is coming mere days after the launch of the phone.

That update, iOS 13.1, will deliver that bug-free experience that you would expect from a flagship phone.





Camera



In the past few years, the iPhone has had some serious competition when it comes to camera quality: the Google Pixel phones, Samsung’s Galaxy series and most recently, Huawei, have all offered innovative features and additional camera lenses that the iPhone simply did not have.

The iPhone 11 Pro is in many ways Apple’s response to all those cool features that competitors have had for years: it finally adds a third, ultra-wide camera to the mix to match the versatility that the others offer, it finally introduces Night Mode, but it also improves the photo and video quality in ways that you will not see on the specs sheet.

So let’s get the specs out of the way first. These are the cameras on the new iPhone Pro series:

  • 12MP main (wide) camera, 26mm lens with f/1.8 aperture, new sensor, OIS, 100% Focus Pixels
  • 12MP telephoto (2X zoom) camera, 52mm lens with f/2.0 aperture, OIS
  • 12MP ultra-wide camera, 13mm lens with f/2.4 aperture, no OIS (but not needed)
  • 12MP front camera

Image Quality


So how do the actual images turn out?



The answer is: great, actually! The new Pro series have consistent colors across all three cameras, and images overall look sharper and have a lot more detail than before. 


Night Mode



One of the most exciting new features on the 11 Pro series is Night Mode. Apple is the last one to the game with Night Mode, but after using it for a while, we can say that it gets the complexity out of the way. While on other phones you have to remember to turn on Night Mode, switch to a different mode and wait for quite a long time for a photo to be captured, here, it's all automatic and quicker than on phones like the Huawei series or the Galaxy S / Notes. You have the option to customize Night Mode (select a longer exposure) and if you place the phone on a tripod, it will understand that and take an even longer exposure of up to 30 seconds, so you can even do astrophotography on your new iPhone.

Portrait


Portrait mode now works with both the main and the telephoto cameras on the 11 Pro series. Previously, you could only take portraits with the telephoto camera, which did not do a great job in low light, and we are happy that Apple now allows the main camera to be used for portraits for those more challenging shots.

One thing we did notice, however, is that edge detection is still not great on the 11 Pro series. This is particularly noticeable when you are taking a picture of someone wearing glasses, as you see in the example above, but also hair detection is far from perfect yet.

Front camera


The front camera on the new iPhones has also improved and it captures very sharp and good looking photos most of the time. We are particularly impressed with the newly added capability to record 4K video with the front camera. It looks exceptionally detailed and clear. We did, however, notice something weird: skin tones in some photos look very orange-y, which can ruin a picture. Take a look at a few examples below:




And you can find even more photos from the cameras on the iPhone 11 Pro series right below:



Video quality



Apple has done a bunch of things to improve video as well with a new Extended Dynamic Range (or XDR) feature that actually secretly captures a higher frame rate, then analyzes the extra frames and combines them into one. This is a chip-dependent operation only possible thanks to the high-performance A13 chip and it delivers a cleaner and sharper video in both day, but especially at night.

Another key improvement in video recordings is the stabilization which now seems almost gimbal-like and allows you to shoot even in a fast moving car without too much jitter. Compared to rivals like the Galaxy series where you have the Super Steady mode, here you don't lose that much in terms of quality, so footage still looks extremely clean.

One complaint we have about the video app is that there is STILL no way to select different video resolutions in the camera app and you have to open settings and switch to 4K or 1080p or 720p from there, which is just annoying.

Surround Sound


There is a new Surround Sound system on the Pro series iPhones that delivers "spatial audio" better optimized to properly fill a larger space and give you more volume. We compared it against the XS series and there was indeed an improvement, but it wasn't the easily noticeable difference that you have with screen quality, it was a more subtle, nuanced difference. Put shortly, it's better, but not by much.

Compared to other phones like the Galaxy series for example, we noticed that iPhones are able to deliver a deeper sound with a bit more bass to it, but the higher tonalities are not quite as loud. This gives you a bit of a "fuller" sound in most cases.

Hardware, Performance and Benchmarks



The new Apple A13 Bionic chip inside the iPhone 11 Pro is an absolute beast. This is the fastest chip you can get on any smartphone in late 2019, beating the Snapdragon 855 by a sizable margin.

The improvements are in both performance and power efficiency: you get a 20% boost in performance and up to 40% boost in efficiency for both the CPU and GPU. You can read a lot more in our detail dive in the A13, or you can check out the main highlights below.


  • CPU and GPU up to 20% faster performance, 40% better power efficiency
  • It has 8.5 billion transistors
  • Uses advanced, second-generation 7nm process
  • It features 4-efficiency CPU cores, used most of the time to get great battery life
  • Hundreds of voltage domains, turning only select parts of the chip to achieve great efficiency
  • Machine learning, capable of 1 trillion operations per second

Benchmarks


The Apple A13 Bionic is fast, but you don't quite appreciate how fast until you start using the phone for games and heavier applications. To see the bump in speed in numbers we turn to benchmarks:

Higher is better
Apple iPhone 11 Pro
1330
Apple iPhone 11 Pro Max
1332
Apple iPhone XR
1113
Samsung Galaxy Note 10+
824
Google Pixel 3
509
OnePlus 7 Pro
666

Storage


The base iPhone 11 Pro and Pro Max models both start at just 64GB of storage, with no microSD card slot available, so there is no way to expand the existing storage. Apple is the only company to ship a flagship phone with just 64GB of storage in late 2019 and this is not really okay: 64 gigs is enough in the beginning, but after a few months, photos and videos start to pile up and many users will find themselves in need of more space. If you are a "Pro" user as Apple suggests, it's very likely that you will need a lot more storage.

That is why we recommend getting the Pro phones with either 256GB or 512GB of storage. Apple, however, charges a huge amount of money for those models:

  • iPhone 11 Pro 64GB: $1,000 
  • iPhone 11 Pro 256GB: $1,150 (+$150)
  • iPhone 11 Pro 512GB: $1,350 (+$200)

That's a lot of money for extra storage and we just feel like Apple is being a little cheap with the base 64 gig option it offers.

Battery Life


We have already made it clear that the battery life on the new iPhones has improved in a huge way.

The official numbers say that you get a more than 30% improvement in video playback time. We are doing an extensive set of battery tests to give you a full picture of the battery performance, but for the moment, we can say that real life use proves these phones rank among the longest lasting.

The iPhone 11 Pro will get you through even the longer days, while the iPhone 11 Pro Max is an absolute champ that might give you an average of 2 days if you don't use it way too much. 

We measure battery life by running a custom web-script, designed to replicate the power consumption of typical real-life usage. All devices that go through the test have their displays set at 200-nit brightness.

hours Higher is better
Apple iPhone 11 Pro Max
12h 35 min (Excellent)
Apple iPhone 11 Pro
10h 59 min (Excellent)
Apple iPhone 11
13h 29 min (Excellent)
Apple iPhone XS Max
9h 34 min (Good)
Apple iPhone XS
8h 37 min (Good)
Apple iPhone XR
11h 1 min (Excellent)
Apple iPhone X
8h 41 min (Good)
Apple iPhone 8 Plus
10h 35 min (Excellent)
Apple iPhone 8
8h 37 min (Good)
Samsung Galaxy Note 10+
8h 21 min (Average)
Samsung Galaxy S10+
7h 59 min (Average)

Finally, Apple also includes a fast charger in the box with these iPhones, so you don't have to spare extra cash on one. The 5-watt adapter that it shipped the XS series with would charge them in more than 3 hours, which basically meant that if you forget charging your phone overnight, you were in tough luck the next day. This has changed now and here are the charging speeds that you get with these new chargers:

  • in 15 minutes: 28% charge on 11 Pro / 24% charge on 11 Pro Max
  • 30 minutes: 55% Pro / 47% Pro Max
  • 45 minutes: 74% Pro / 70% Pro Max 
  • 1 hour: 85% Pro / 82% Pro Max
  • 1 hour and 15 minutes: 94% Pro / 90% Pro Max
  • 1 hour and 30 minutes: 98% Pro / 95% Pro Max
  • 1 hour and 42 minutes: FULL Charge on iPhone 11 Pro
  • 1 hour and 57 minutes: FULL Charge on iPhone 11 Pro Max

minutes Lower is better
Apple iPhone 11 Pro Max
117
Apple iPhone 11 Pro
102
Apple iPhone XS Max
209
Apple iPhone XS
185
Apple iPhone XR
192

 

Conclusion


There are three reasons why Apple calls its more expensive iPhones the "Pro" iPhones: the luxurious stainless steel frame, the sharper and more colorful display, and the telephoto camera which is great for portraits. If you can live with a beautiful but slightly less vivid and slightly less sharp screen, and you don't lust after luxury or a telephoto camera for portraits, the iPhone 11 is a much more sensible and affordable choice.

And when compared with the rest of the market, the "Pro" name is not quite justified: these iPhones lack a super-zoom camera that we have on Huawei phones, they lack the 90-hertz super fast refresh rate of the OnePlus, or the super fast charging rates that we get on other phones. Maybe semi-Pro? I guess that wouldn't sit all that well in an Apple Store.

And while they may not feature the most cutting-edge innovation, the iPhone 11 Pro series are beautifully conservative. These are not your first-gen products with pop-out cameras or folding screens that you are not sure will survive over the long term. These are a familiar product that you are comfortable with and not necessarily want to fundamentally change, just improve iteration after iteration.

Pros

  • Huge battery life improvements
  • Camera improved in a big way
  • Night Mode works extremely well
  • Industry leading video recording quality with XDR
  • Face ID works slightly faster and at a wider angle
  • Finally, a fast charger in the box
  • Beautiful screen

Cons

  • Extremely pricey
  • Screen still has a big notch, lacks Pro features like 90Hz refresh rate
  • Still only 64GB of on-board storage in base version
  • No headphone jack
  • A USB-C port would be better

PhoneArena Rating:

9.4

User Rating:

9.5
2 Reviews

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151 Comments

167. maestrotelefono

Posts: 23; Member since: Sep 30, 2019

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Posts: 1; Member since: Oct 24, 2019

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Posts: 3; Member since: Oct 24, 2019

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155. techbuttcheex

Posts: 205; Member since: Jul 25, 2015

Did you stop doing measuring specs for the display? Delta E, nits, etc?

153. cocoy

Posts: 467; Member since: Oct 30, 2015

Congrats Victor, your article sure has huge traffic. This is nice for the site. If I am the owner of this site, I will always choose you as the reviewer for Apple products. This is a job well done.

142. midan

Posts: 3291; Member since: Oct 09, 2017

ZDNet ”The more I use the camera software with the three cameras on the iPhone, the more I want to just leave behind all the Android phones I have and stick with the iPhone. The software is optimized for usability and I'm blown away by how the three cameras are so well integrated with each other. A truly stunning achievement by the Apple engineers.” Word!

137. CreeDiddy

Posts: 2292; Member since: Nov 04, 2011

Best smartphone this year? Subjective 9.4 Rating? No Bottom line...iPhone 11 Pro should have been Apple’s 2018 phone and not this years phone. Apple needs to focus next year on giving us more features, such as all new design, liquid cool design, bilateral charging, 120Hz refresh rate, Ultra Wide Night Mode, 10x optical zoom, quad camera setup, Apple Pencil IPhone capability. Pop up camera Face ID with the option of in glass TouchID, battery life of 5000mah battery, No notch, ability to change color temperature of phone screen. These are very feasible features for Apple to achieve next year. That is why I skipped this years IPhone, with hopes of getting most of these features next year.

135. Foxgabanna unregistered

Damn vicktor is looking thick n scrumptious! Tasty

123. snowman21

Posts: 4; Member since: May 14, 2018

Really???

121. chbanks512

Posts: 81; Member since: Mar 07, 2017

So the camera is supposed to be the selling feature of this phone and all the bloggers keep talking about how great the camera is. But I look at the 1st set of comparison shots and the Note 10+ looks the best and it's not close. The 2nd set of comparison shots, the Pixel 3 looks the best. Also, the iPhone 11 seems to struggle really bad with these portrait shots. I've not seen that with the Note 10+ and it's ToF sensor. Not to mention, the iPhone 11's shots have a strange yellow tint to them that I can't get used to. If this is what is supposed to draw $1,500 out of my pocket, I'm not persuaded....

132. midan

Posts: 3291; Member since: Oct 09, 2017

"Pro photographer: Apple’s new iPhone 11 Pro has the best overall smartphone camera system I’ve used" https://www.popsci.com/iphone-11-pro-camera-review/ here you can find very detailed camera review.

120. wickedwilly

Posts: 800; Member since: Sep 19, 2018

Despite some attempts to hide his bias, this review while improved is still inconsistent and biased. For me the major points to come from this release are that is is much improved on previous iPhones, but still only brings iPhones more up-to-date with its peers. It actually clearly highlights how wrong the previous iPhone scores were. It is very pleasing to see an iPhone with a decent battery life, a camera that at last can stand toe to toe with its peers, much improved, (yet still from class-leading) recharge times. However, they still cannot make a modern designed phone with a big battery that is not overweight, supply a phone with adequate storage options for the functionality of the phone, one with comms that are very weak especially a phone that costs so much or an OS that can match the flexibility and speed of implementation of features and functionality of Android.

119. GrosseFatigue

Posts: 211; Member since: Jul 27, 2011

Like some one else said somewhere I have been trying to buy an iPhone since the Note 7 fiasco. Mainly because of the watch. I even went to an Apple store where I was appalled to see only teenagers. They forced you to buy an insurance for your screen so the outrageous price was not the final price. Then the specs were obsolete compared to a Note. The battery was terrible. The screen could not compared. The only thing they had were their chip. I left frustrated, even angry. I put a S11 Pro G5 next to a Max Pro a couple days ago. The Max Pro looked like a dinosaur to me. It can be found on eBay new for $1000. Why would anyone buy such an expensive a cell phone that does not have 5G today?

109. chris2k5

Posts: 291; Member since: Nov 17, 2012

I’m an Android user and I’m so angry Apple beat us this year. Aughhhhhh I’m sore and jealous

102. Orion78

Posts: 241; Member since: Mar 27, 2014

Hahahahaha no surprise the worst and most biased writer on here did the review. 9.4? What a joke. Note 10+ kills this phone. At this point you can't even get mad. All you can do is just laugh.

98. NZred

Posts: 47; Member since: Aug 19, 2019

9.4 with that list of cons? What are you smoking, you had fewer things on the Note 10+ and gave it 9.1. You know no-one takes your reviews seriously aye?

105. cheetah2k

Posts: 2352; Member since: Jan 16, 2011

They grind up iphone 10's and smoke it. its good stuff!

87. oldskool50 unregistered

Gonna be upfront, I didn't read the full review, because most of what I read is stuff I've already seen in other reviews, so what Victor mentions is fairly consistent with what others are saying. The camera especially considering they were falling 4 years behind everyone else is certainly fairly dramatic for Apple. Nice to see they made a huge improvement here. The display is made by Samsung. I expected nothing less but the best. Night Mode. From many videos and reviews, the Night Mode has been hit or miss. It is most certainly improved over previous models and that is certainly a good thing. But it appears to be roughly on par with what others are doing. As far as the Face ID claim, other have stated they see no difference in where the device needs to be to unlock. After 5 years of other phones having fast chargers in the box, yes Apple finally puts on in the box for only 2 models. That's being cheap. All the models should include one. Hats off on the cons. I actually don't believe the things I seen listed. I know I criticize you a lot and I'm not gonna stop, but I can also give commendations where they are warranted. Pricey - I have yet to see almost ANY iPhone fanatic say the iPhone costs to much for what you get. When you compare the iPhone to its biggest competitor the Galaxy S, the iPhone has always come up short vs what it costs. That goes for EVERY single model. But at $1000, a lot is missing. Samsung was ridiculed by fans over the fact Samsung didn't drop a 90hz display on the Note 10, especially at $1000. So nice to see you do the same for Apple, because NONE of the posters have. I agree both should have had such. Still has that ugly notch. Well next year it will too. It may be smaller. Still will be ugly. 64GB at $1000 is a complete joke, when you consider the Note 8 was 64GB, but it was only $930. When the S got to $1000, Samsung increased the entry storage to 128GB. Apple should have done the same. No jack. This is the 1st time I am aware ANYONE has officially knocked the iPhone for no jack. Today's phones are big enough to have them. And even though most people use wireless, there are software that require the jack. USB-C would be faster for data transfers, actually help bring faster charging and bring better quality audio to the port. Apple's proprietary BS needs to stop. Most of the review I read was just glossing Apple, but I have no issue with it because most fans gloss their favorite. But kudos on the cons, because there were things everyone criticized others for an never Apple and you need to equally criticize both. No good on you Victor for growing some balls. Maybe other fans will be like you and criticize an OEM for their flaws and misdeeds as they do to the ones they hate.

83. Vega007

Posts: 95; Member since: May 18, 2017

64gb of storage in the base model on a supposedly "pro" model in 2019 is beyond ridiculous. Almost had me Apple...almost.

79. Jphones

Posts: 259; Member since: Feb 10, 2012

9.4 it's just bulls**t. Please explain that 9 s10+ that was .4% short. So many negatives no wireless power sharing, that price is ridiculous, storage is just criminal. They make you pay a extra $100 for something Android makes standard. Half upgrade not full

77. Pcworld1976

Posts: 184; Member since: Sep 18, 2018

The weight is not a cons?

76. John.v2

Posts: 45; Member since: Sep 08, 2014

If I had that kinda money.... I would buy it without any doubt... Its arguably best phone of the year... And first time ever a "complete" iPhone... After 11 generations and low sales... They finally made a good phone

74. mohsin845

Posts: 53; Member since: Apr 05, 2014

hahaha...5.0 was huge enough. Check It's inside hardware quality...just like a Chinese calculator with tiny motherboard.

67. Be_Mine unregistered

Correct me if I am mistaken. But, I see no mention of the new intel network modem preforming poorer than the previous iPhone XS Series. You even write an article about it. Isn't that a CON?

72. Alcyone

Posts: 666; Member since: May 10, 2018

I agree. But, I can't give my opinion, tired of being warned. Only thing i can say, all journalists should expect negative and positive criticisms. Part of the job.

65. Deadeye

Posts: 131; Member since: Jul 26, 2019

Ok, it´s a great phone but 9.4? Note is better in almost every way.

96. oldskool50 unregistered

The Note is better in every way that actually matters.It is a more capable device, and that alone should give it a higher score. But The Note 10+ may end up in a tie with the ii Pro max as phone of the year. We will see. Apple did very well in their catching up.

106. cheetah2k

Posts: 2352; Member since: Jan 16, 2011

Catching up. thats all Apple can do.. But they didnt even do that. Wheres the wireless reverse charging? Wheres the inscreen FPS? Oh wait, they'll leave that for the iphone 13 and itll get a 9.6

118. oldskool50 unregistered

I'm just talking about anything but the camera. It is pointless to list everything we have above the iPhone. Give them have their magical camera moment. With a 5 lead, no one should have caught up. They blasted the Note for things it didnt get at $1000. But their $1000 phone still has considerably less. I expect that a phone that does more will use.more power and battery. That's not a selling point for me. With my usage the S8+, Note 8,9 all last me 2 work days on a single charge while no iPhone I've ever owned has matched that. .maybe this one will. Let them enjoy their moments as few and far between as they are. Samsung releases 2 great premium models that are both better than the iPhone in ways that matter. Period. That's good enough for me.

128. midan

Posts: 3291; Member since: Oct 09, 2017

"The Note is better in every way that actually matters" :D IPhone better screen, higher brightness, i remember this one is important for you. Better CPU better GPU Better still and video cam. Lot better battery life Better night mode. Better speakers Incredible smooth DSLR feel zoom with both still and video camera which no-one else can't get even close.

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iPhone 11 Pro
  • Display 5.8 inches
    2436 x 1125 pixels
  • Camera 12 MP (Triple camera)
    12 MP front
  • Hardware Apple A13 Bionic, 4GB RAM
  • Storage 64GB, not expandable
  • Battery 3046 mAh
  • OS iOS 13.x

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