Apple’s two year old iPhone 11 turned out to be a masterstroke for them. With more than 64.8 million units sold as of February 2021, iPhone 11 is still one of the most popular iPhones out there. When it comes to me recommending it to the masses in late 2021, I got some mixed feelings. Here’s more about the phone after a long analysis. Should you buy the iPhone 11 now? Stay with the blog and get your answers.
iPhone 11 At a Glance
The iPhone 11 is a very heavily featured device when it comes to the specifications. Apple unveiled the iPhone 11 in September 2019, and is still sold as a lower-cost option to the New 12s and 13s. The iPhone 11 succeeded the iPhone XR, and it features a 6.1-inch LCD display so called “Liquid Retina HD Display.” The display comes in 1792 x 828 resolution at 326ppi, a 1400:1 contrast ratio, max brightness of 625 nits and other basic display features.
Taking the design into consideration the iPhone 11 features a glass body that comes in six new different colors: White, Black, Yellow, (PRODUCT)RED, Purple, and Green. The colors genuinely made this phone a lot popular among the masses. Apple used the toughest glass ever in a smartphone at the time and offered improved water resistance (IP68) as well. iPhone 11 supported Spatial and Dolby audio as well.
Talking about the cameras, Apple introduced a new dual camera system in the iPhone 11, that was a major improvement over the prior single-lens camera. The camera setup features a standard wide-angle camera and an ultra wide-angle camera with a 120 degree field of view. Both of the cameras work together to enable Portrait mode for people, pets, objects, and more, an upgrade over the iPhone XR that only supported person shots in Portrait mode. iPhone 11 supports 2x optical zoom , and up to 5x of digital zoom. Apple also introduced a new Night Mode which uses the camera’s tech to capture amazing night shots. The phone also supports 4K video recording with extended dynamic range at 24, 30, or 60fps. Talking about the front, Apple used a new 12 MP camera and made Face ID up to 30 percent faster and able to work from more angles.
Inside the iPhone 11
Inside the heart of iPhone 11, there’s an A13 Bionic 7-nanometer chip along with a third-generation Neural Engine. Apple said the A13 Bionic was the fastest chip ever in a smartphone with 20 percent faster CPU and GPU than the A12. The CPU delivers more than 1 trillion operations per second. Clubbed with Apple 4-core GPU, there are 64/128/256GB of NVMe storage and 4GB of RAM on-board.
The iPhone 11 features an Intel modem chip with Gigabit-class LTE, 2×2 MIMO, and LAA, Wi-Fi 6 support (802.11ax) with 2×2 MIMO, Bluetooth 5.0, Dual-SIM with eSIM, and an Apple-designed U1 Ultra Wideband chip
Here are some quick Specs-
- Display: 6.1-inch (15.5 cm diagonal) Liquid Retina HD LCD display
- Chipset: A13 Bionic Chip
- RAM & ROM: 64GB/128GB/256GB
- Software: iOS 14
- Rear camera: 12MP + 12MP
- Selfie camera: 12MP TruDepth
- Battery: 3110 mAh
- Weight: 194g
- Dimensions: 150.90 x 75.70 x 8.30 mm
Power of iOS
Talking about the software iPhone 11 arrived with iOS 13 out-of-the-box. It has already received the iOS 15 update. It packs in a plethora of features built upon iOS 14. This includes new AirTag features, lossless and spatial audio support for Apple Music, as well as a ton of bug fixes and security fixes among others. Also, iOS delivers timely updates and the device will remain undercover for 5 to 6 years without any doubt. This is one huge reason Why you should Buy the iPhone 11 now.
iPhone 11 Battery
The phone does not ship with a charging brick in the box. The typical 5W charging is super slow and takes a good 3½ hours to fill the juice up. The phone itself supports 18W charging (to be brought separately). The iPhone 11 supports up to 17 hours of video playback, up to 10 hours of streamed video playback, and 65 hours of audio playback.
I am sure all this is making you go and Buy an iPhone 11 already but there’re some Pros and Cons.
Pros and Cons
- Launched at 64,900 rupees (64GB) and sells at only 42,990 rupees now
- The design is classy and still feels and looks premium
- IP68 waterproof
- A lot of improvements over the last generation
- Guaranteed software updates for the next 5-6 years
- Supports 18W fast charging (to be brought separately)
- Different color array to choose from
- The iPhone 11 is 4G LTE only, NO 5G SUPPORT
- You will still get a 60Hz refresh rate screen after spending 43k
- There is no AMOLED screen despite coming at a premium price
- In a world where Tech changes so quickly, buying a 2 year old smartphone is a thing to think about
- There is no power brick included in the box despite the phone being 2 yr old
- You can get the iPhone 12 (5G) starting at 52000 rupees at some retail stores.
It is perhaps subjective whether you should buy an iPhone 11. If you are looking for a cheaper iPhone, iPhone 11 is definitely one choice.