iPhone 11 Video Reviews
The iPhone 11 is one of 2019’s phones from Apple coming one year after the iPhone XS and iPhone XR. This phone has great features, but if you feel you need better, you can check out the Pro versions. However, the iPhone 11 has everything you need.
iPhone 11 Design & Display
Most people were hoping that Apple will reduce the bezels – make them smaller than what we saw in last year’s iPhones. Unfortunately, the front of the new iPhone is the same as that of its predecessor. Although its design is a significant improvement of the likes of iPhone 8 and other iPhones that came before it, many people were disappointed that Apple did not make an effort to improve the design.
The iPhone 11 has bezels surrounding the 6.1 inches display and a trapezoidal notch at the top. When you compare the design of this phone to the design of flagships from other manufacturers such as the Samsung Galaxy Note 10, you will definitely agree that it is a bit outdated. The design is not bad, but it does not match the designs of competing smartphones from other brands.
This phone’s size is perfect for anyone who wants a good balance between a big display and compactness. In other words, the display is fairly big but it still easy to hold and use the phone in one hand. However, it’s important to note that you might struggle to reach all the areas of the phone’s display with one hand if you’ve got small hands. In this case, the 5.8-inch display iPhone 11 Pro may be a better choice for you.
The iPhone 11 has a glossy glass back which is not as slippery as the back of the two other phones in the new iPhone series. Fortunately, you can always get a case to protect your phone from physical damage. You can also use the case to style your device. This smartphone has an IP68 rating – it can survive for up to 30 minutes in two meters of water.
One of the best things about the iPhone 11 is its color options. This device has six color options- Black, Green, Yellow, Purple, Red, and White. All color options look amazing. This phone has a dual-lens camera on the back. The back-camera lenses are raised, a feature that many reviewers have complained about. Luckily, a good iPhone 11 back cover will make this bump unnoticeable.
The display has a resolution of a 6.1-inches with a resolution of 1792 × 828 pixels with 326 pixels-per-inch. This resolution is lower than what you get in the Pro version and many competing smartphones from other brands. Nevertheless, the display is pretty good for media consumption.
The iPhone 11 has stereo speakers that produce surround sound. Well, these speakers are no as good as those found on 2019 Samsung flagships, but they are good enough for movies and gaming.
The cheapest iPhone released last year, the iPhone XR, came with a single lens the back. This camera was not versatile, and that why Apple decided to add a wide-angle lens to the iPhone 11. The second camera has 120 degrees field of view. This means that this phone will allow you to capture images with a bigger field of view.
The main lens on this new iPhone has a 12 megapixels lens with f/1.8 aperture. The iPhone 11 Pro and the iPhone 11 Pro Max have the same primary lens. There are several improvements on the camera including better smart HDR, more balanced shots and faster autofocus. This smartphone is currently one of the best camera phones you can buy in Kenya. Images are detailed and have accurate colors. The camera software is really good – better than what you will find in most competing phones.
iPhone 11 camera comes with a new Night Mode. This mode automatically kicks in when you are shooting in low light environments. If you don’t want it, you can turn it off in the camera settings. Unfortunately, this mode is not available for the selfie camera and cannot be used with the ultra-wide lens. The portrait mode has several improvements as well.
The selfie camera is 12 megapixels. The selfies are pretty good and you can also capture moments on portrait mode. iPhone 11 back camera can shoot 4K videos at 60fps while the front camera can shoot slow-motion 1080p videos.
iPhone 11 Performance and Software
All 2019 iPhone models have the same processor installed. The amount of RAM is what varies. This smartphone is powered by Apple’s in house A13 Bionic chipset paired with 4GB of RAM. iPhone 11 is one of the most powerful phones in the world. In the benchmark tests, it beats all Android phones equipped with Qualcomm’s latest Snapdragon 855 processor. If you are looking for power, you will find exactly what you want from this smartphone.
On the software front, this device has iOS 13.
The iPhone 11 is equipped with a 3110mAh battery which can easily take you through a full day of heavy use. According to Apple, you get an hour more battery life than what you get from the iPhone XR. This phone comes with a 5W charger in the package but supports fast charging. It takes around 3 hours to recharge this phone from zero percent to 100 percent using the standard 5W charger.
If you want to enjoy fast charging, you can purchase an 18W fast charger at around KSh. 5000. The fast charger can charge it from zero to around 80% in around 1 hour.
iPhone 11 Specifications
|2G||CDMA 800 / 1900|
|3G||HSDPA 850 / 900 / 1700(AWS) / 1900 / 2100|
|4G||LTE band 1(2100), 2(1900), 3(1800), 4(1700/2100), 5(850), 7(2600), 8(900), 11(1500), 12(700), 13(700), 17(700), 18(800), 19(800), 20(800), 21(1500), 25(1900), 26(850), 28(700), 29(700), 30(2300), 32(1500), 34(2000), 38(2600), 39(1900), 40(2300), 41(2500), 42(3500), 46, 48, 66(1700/2100) - A2221|
|Dimensions||150.9 x 75.7 x 8.3 mm|
|Material||Aluminum frame, front/back glass|
|SIM||Single SIM (Nano-SIM and/or Electronic SIM card)|
|Protection||IP68 dust/water resistant (up-to 2m for 30 minutes)|
|Technology||Liquid Retina IPS LCD capacitive touchscreen|
|Size||6.1 inches, (~79.0% screen-to-body ratio)|
|Screen resolution||828 pixels x 1792 pixels, (~326 PPI), 19.5:9 ratio|
|Display protection||Oleophobic coating, Scratch-resistant glass|
|Other display features||Dolby Vision, 625 nits, HDR10, Wide color gamut, True-tone, 120 Hz touch-sensing|
|Operating System||iOS 13|
|Chipset||Apple A13 Bionic (7nm+)|
|Processor||Hexa-core (2x2.65GHz Lightning + 4x1.8GHz Thunder)|
|GPU||Apple GPU (4-core graphics)|
TOF 3D camera
|Video Recording||2160p@24/30/60fps, 1080p@30/60/120fps, gyro-EIS|
|Dual||12MP, f/1.8, 26mm (wide), 1/2.55", 1.4µm, PDAF, OIS
12MP, f/2.4, 13mm (ultrawide)
|Features||Quad-LED dual-tone flash, HDR (photo/panorama)|
|Video Recording||2160p@24/30/60fps, 1080p@30/60/120/240fps, HDR, stereo sound rec|
|WLAN||Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac/ax, dual-band, hotspot|
|GPS||A-GPS, GLONASS, GALILEO, QZSS|
|Bluetooth||v5.0, A2DP, LE|
|USB||v2.0, proprietary reversible connector|
|Loudspeaker||Yes (stereo speakers)|
|3.5mm headphone jack||No|
|More features||Active noise cancellation with dedicated mic,
Dolby Digital Plus
|Charging||Fast battery charging 18W: 50% in 30 min
USB Power Delivery 2.0
Qi wireless charging
Siri natural language commands and dictation
|Available colors||Black, Yellow, Green, Purple, White, Red|