Apple introduced the iPhones of 2019 on 10-Sep which was no surprises that we knew too much from all the leaks from the internet! iPhone comes with a new dual-camera system which just makes it the Best iPhone for the Money!
Every September, Apple fans are staying late in every corner of the world waiting to see the newest models. So, did I. This year, I feel like the whole keynote is fancier than the past few years, and the promotion video gets more creative this year too.
iPhone 11 – the entry phone in 2019 comes with one more camera but the price gets lower to USD$699, A USD$50 less than iPhone XR(USD$749).
I hope the market price is not the biggest hype on the internet and we should focus on something that Apple brings us this year.
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Product: Apple iPhone 11
Display: 6.1″ LCD (828 x 1792 pixels) 19.5:9 ratio (326 PPI density)
Chipset: Apple A13 Bionic (7 nm+)
RAM: 4 GB
Storage: 64/128/256GB storage, no card slot
Camera: 12.0 MP(wide & OIS) + 12.0 MP(ultrawide:120º)
Front Camera: 12.0 MP(TOF 3D camera)
Battery: 3,046 mAh and Fast battery charging 18W(50% in 30 mins)
Colors: Black, Green, Yellow, Purple, Red, White
Other Features: IP68 dust & water resistant / True-tone / Apple Pay
(You could tell it’s iPhone 11 since the rear camera set is like its signature, and it’s impossible to miss the dual-camera set!)
Design & Display
The front is hard to tell what the difference between iPhone XR or iPhone 11, but the back is easy. This is due to the rear camera set, and it’s very obvious to tell which iPhone it is.
Apple adds purple & green colors to replace coral from last year, and the new colors look like macarons, very yummy!
The LCD panel shows the most correct colors I see compared to other smartphones come with LCD in the industry, and I think it works quite well with true tone which could adjust the white balance to match the light around us.
Although iPhone 11 only got LCD panel, the high pixel density really makes it hard to tell what the gaps between iPhone 11& iPhone 11 Pro & iPhone 11 Pro MAX. At least, iPhone 11’s screen is so bright that I cannot resist to touch & swipe it as much as I want.
The dual-camera is the best part of iPhone 11, and it makes me very difficult to take a bad photo. Some of you might know that I cannot hold my phone still when taking photos, and I even try to hold my breath before clicking the shutter as a way to improve this.
But, for some certain phones, I just cannot get the shot I want and I cannot tell you what those are. 🙂 🙂 🙂 It gets so easy to take one photo with no visible drawbacks that I want to share here, and I love it so much.
With the ultra-wide camera on iPhone 11, you could take a very wide photo without caring about someone’s head or body got cut from a group selfie.
It also works very well for the scenic photo since we all like to take photos when are at the beach, mountain, or the gorges. it gives iPhone 11 like a Pro although we know we are not even close!
(The ultra-wide camera on iPhone 11 allows you to take a stunning photo like the above, love to see this coming to the entry iPhone in 2019.)
Finally, here we are! It’s time for iPhone to show the world that it could take photos in a very dark environment too. Just right after the launch event, we saw a comparison on Twitter. It shows the difference between iPhone X & iPhone 11 series.
I was shocked and wanna see more results from the night mode from iPhone 11 models in 2019. Sometimes, people use the night mode in a dark place, but the result isn’t that ideal since it gets many noises, geometric distortion, and ghosting. So, it looks we need Apple’s iOS 13.1 to fix it soon!
Don’t ask me how but I got my hands on the new iPhone 11 tonight! 🤫 Swipe through to see the difference between the 11 and the X in low light. 👀#notsponsored #butapplecansponsorme #callmypeople #timapple #iphone11promax #iphoneevent #iphone11 pic.twitter.com/wZHn6ugRQv
— Coco Rocha (@cocorocha) September 12, 2019
High-Key Light Mono Effect
iPhone’s Portrait mode is the best in the industry, and iPhone 11 could let you turn your portrait into studio-made monochromes.
It’s simple to adjust the lighting control for the look you want by changing the intensity of light on your subjects.
(By changing the intensity of light on your subjects, you could turn your portrait photo into beautiful monochromes.)
Next‑generation Smart HDR
Thanks to machine learning, iPhone’s camera gets smarter this year to enhance HDR for all your photos. The smart HDR recognizes your face & the background & the light, so your face will look nice and beautiful in every photo with a natural skin tone.
Slofie= Slow Motion Selfie
It’s fun and thinks outside the box for me. The camera will take a short video and a selfie, and Apple thinks it’s gonna catch on any social media platform.
The camera will take shots 120 frames per second, and when those frames are slowed down, the resulting image has a slo-motion effect.
Let’s see the demo on Apple’s launch event:
Video Recording & Editing
The previous version made editing more intuitive and user-friendly. This year, Apple even made it better due to the ultra-wide lens. iPhone 11 could record a video with 4 times more scene inside the frame which will be a big plus for those who like to take a short video by iPhones.
in recent years, we see some famous directors shot their works from iPhones, so this update with a dual-camera system would push more artistic people rush for them and make something we call “ART“!
Samsung Galaxy Note has a “zoom in mic” feature which lets you record the sound of the main subject, and we see the same feature on iPhone 11. If you zoom in the camera for the footage, so does the sound!
Apple promises us editing video is as easy as editing photo on iPhone 11! Just Do It!
Performance & Battery
It comes with A13 Bionic Chipset, and Apple mentioned A13 delivers 20% faster speed and 15% more power efficiency than the previous A12 chipset.
A12 is the most advanced chipset which is still ahead of the entire industry and will be competitive with the best Android flagships in two years. How about A13 in 2019? Let’s see the comparison as below:
A12 is great and A13 is even better than Snapdragon 845 & 855, Kirin 980. A13 is so far the faster CPU in a smartphone, yeah!
A13 still tops other flagships in the competition, and so far the faster GPU in a smartphone!
Based on the Apple 11’s page, we estimated the “U” means “Ultra-Wide Band” which makes iPhone 11 series could connect all the smart devices in a wide distance. Like when you use AirDrop, someone could receive the pics you like to share in a far distance.
Another foreseeing powerful feature is Apple pay, and it could be possible that we don’t need to sense our phone with the machine so closed to pay. Maybe just take it out from your pocket, and a “Beep~” will immediately follow
The battery is larger this year on iPhone 11 which rises to 3,046 mAh from 2,942 mAh on iPhone XR, and it will work 1 hour more due to Apple’s world-famous integration with A13 Bionic chipset.
What if we could have a 6,000mAh iPhone like Samsung Galaxy M30s? Not sure Apple will launch this kind of mid-ranger any sooner.
Spatial Audio: Simulates surround sound for a more immersive experience.
Dolby Atmos: Feel like in a movie theater for the sound
Enhanced Face ID: You could unlock iPhone 11 with a quick glimpse
Wi-Fi 6: Delivering a better and faster connection to Wi-Fi in a crowded area.
IP68: No worries for coffee/drink splash, up to 2 meters.
(There are so many minor features Apple didn’t have time to mention in the launch event! )
Trade old iPhone for the iPhones in 2019
I used to convince my parents in high school when I want a new phone, so I would describe “Buying a phone is like an investment, you could trade for the next ideal flagships with discount!”
We could keep in mind that Apple’s iPhone is still the ONLY one which could hold its price in the 2nd hand market for a long while. For Samsung flagships, they depreciate after 6 months after launch.
iPhones 2018 could trade for the most for the discount, but we still could check the other models.
(Trade your old iPhones for iPhone 11 today, and it’s a great bargain!)
Top#01 Wait, Not a 5G iPhone Yet!
Since all the Android flagships this year are offering the 5G version, it seems Apple is not ready for it. Some Sherlocks on the internet guesses the reason might have something to do with Qualcomm.
We know both companies just settled the long-lasting battle with each other, and this settlement came late. People estimate this might impact the sales in China, Korea, or other countries has 5G connectivity.
But, Apple’s core market is in the USA, since 5G connectivity is still not as widespread as the above countries, the way improved and upgraded to 4G connectivity seems important for iPhone 11 family this year. Let’s expect a whole new 5G iPhone in 2020.
The dual-camera set on iPhone 11 is great and it becomes super hard to take a photo that fails you. I always worry about if the camera has bulges, I would easily scratch the whole camera set or even the lens surface.
People like me need a good phone case to protect itself from getting too much damage by a reckless owner like myself.
Sometimes, my phone just flew out from the pocket of my jacket when I am wearing it, and the bulging part gets the most hurt. This where I heard a heartbroken sound from my heart.
(iPhone 11’s camera gets a bulge which you need lots of care just like treating your lovers, and a premium phone case might work for it.)
Top#03 Fast Charging
Apple finally brings an amazing news for its notorious 5W charger which is the 18W Fast Charging adaptor. BUT, you need to purchase it separately.
Yeah, it didn’t come with the iPhone 11 in the box. You may wonder why Apple makes lots of money, but why they don’t offer 18W charger for free?
I have this question, too. But given the USD$50 less for the starting price, it seems that we could leave behind and directly order one for the best charging experience which could get from Apple.
iPhone 11 is indeed the best iPhone for the Money! Its price gets USD$50 lower than iPhone XR(USD$749) in 2018. I love its macaron colors, A13 & U1 chip, and the super-powerful dual-camera set.
Since it’s lower than our expectation, you may also buy some accessories with the USD$50 for an 18W charger & a strong phone case to protect the phone body.
It will be a very good choice for those people who are still using iPhone 6, iPhone 7, or even iPhone 8, and iPhone 11 will definitely suit your need & runs beyond your imagination.
I hope you enjoyed this review and if you have any questions about Apple iPhone 11 or want to leave your own personal review, leave a comment below.
(All Photos: Apple)
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