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Apple iPhone 11 Review

2017 was the first year in which Apple released three new iPhone models in a single event. While the iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus marked a natural progression in the iPhone lineup, the all-new iPhone X featuring Face ID - and no home button - gave users a glimpse into the future of the iPhone.

Last year, Apple tripled that design by releasing three different models that looked like the iPhone X, 102,877 (review). This meant that there were no direct successors to the iPhone 8 the 23,999 (review) and iPhone 8 Plus, 49,900 (review) - which Apple continues to sell to date - and thus, any "default" iPhone The model does not serve to initiate the point for most users.

The iPhone XR (review), of course, was supposed to be this model, although Apple's naming scheme did not really look like it. Many people could buy an iPhone XR instead of an iPhone XR if you couldn't buy an iPhone XS (Review) or iPhone XS Max (Review), which was clearly inappropriate, as a device - though without compromising part of it. Not, most notably the low-resolution display - itself a very good phone.

Freed from the shackles of its 'S cycle' names, Apple had a chance to rebrand the iPhone lineup this year to clarify these new realities, and the same happened at the iPhone launch event earlier this month. As we've mentioned before, company executives spent a fair amount of time setting up the iPhone 11 51,999 - the successor to last year's iPhone XR, just as anyone reading this didn't know that already - mostly iPhone for people.

iPhone 11 design and display

The dual-camera setup in the back and save for the new color finish, the iPhone 11 looks similar to the iPhone XR. Both have similar dimensions (150.9x75.7x8.3 mm) and weight (194 g), and one can easily be mistaken for the other when viewed directly. As before, the bezels are noticeable on all sides of the display, but not large enough for a distraction.

According to Apple the iPhone 11 is made of aluminum and glass - once again, "the hardest glass in the smartphone, front and back". Not everything is the same though, as Apple has decided to mix it up when it comes in colors. The iPhone 11 will be available in new purple and green colors, in addition yellow, black, white, and (red) products can also be seen on the iPhone XR.

Although the colors that have been carried forward have the same names as before, the iPhone 11 finish is somewhat lighter and less shiny than their iPhone XR counterparts. This is not necessarily a bad thing, and whether you accept this change - or even notice it - will come down to your taste.

Like last year, the Bezels are black on all color variants, unlike the iPhone 8 (and many older models), where the choice of silver and gold color variants is to stick with white bezels. A hint of color appears from all four sides.

Okay, we've waited a long time, let's talk about camera collision - or more accurately, camera island. The rear upper-left corner of this phone has a squarish area with two cameras, true tone flash and a mic. The area has a textured matte finish - compared to the glossy finish of the rest of the back - and is slightly elevated compared to the rest of the body, with two lenses jutting even further.

As with all phones, which have a camera bump, it remains flat on one surface when using the iPhone 11, it tends to waver, but the larger bump actually makes it more stable than the iPhone XR. Interestingly, Apple has dropped the 'iPhone' branding from the back of the phone, with the Apple logo now visible in the center.

The display is another area in which the iPhone 11 is similar to the iPhone XR. This means that you get a 6.1-inch LCD panel, which is best-in-class in terms of color accuracy, brightness, and viewing angle, for resolution or pixel density of its more expensive siblings or anywhere. Is not. There are many Android phones that cost around one-sixth of the asking price of the iPhone 11.

The LCD panel, of course, does not possess the rich blacks of the OLED panel on the iPhone XS and iPhone 11 Pro models, nor does it offer a dynamic range that allows you to view HDR content in all its glory. However, it supports P3 wide color gamut and Apple's True Tone technology, which adapts the color tone of the display based on ambient light conditions.

The panel's maximum brightness on the iPhone 11 is rated at 625 nits, which is lower than the more expensive iPhone 11 Pro Duo. In a side-by-side comparison in similar ambient light conditions, the iPhone 11 generally looked brighter than the iPhone 11 Pro Max, but often when viewing an LCD panel with an OLED panel. The iPhone 11 Pro Max can, of course, hit higher brightness levels - 800 nits under specific conditions, and 1200 nits when viewing HDR content.

iPhone 11 specifications, performance, and battery life

While the iPhone 11 shares its exterior with the iPhone XR, it packs some improvements under the hood. For starters, it's powered by Apple's brand new A13 Bionic chip, which, Apple says, has two performance cores that are 20 percent faster than their counterparts at the A12 Bionic, making the previous generation iPhone model Provides power, and uses up to 30 percent less. Power.

The four efficiency cores in the A13 Bionic use 40 percent less power than their A12 counterparts, while offering performance improvements of up to 20 percent. Apple is claiming similar numbers - 20 percent faster, 40 percent more power efficient relative to the A12 - with GPUs in the A13.

An increasing number of apps use machine learning to enable new functionality, and with Apple's focus on privacy and on-device computing, machine learning capabilities of the iPhone's hardware are arguably more important than any other device . Keeping this in mind, Apple has equipped the A13 Bionic with a neural engine that is up to 20 percent faster, while using up to 15 percent less power.

To further boost the machine learning capabilities of the A13 Bionic, there are two machine learning accelerators on the CPU designed to speed up specific tasks. Apple's latest chip also includes a new machine learning controller to determine machine learning tasks in these units.

So what does this mean in the real world? As expected, the iPhone 11 handled everything we threw at it without any problems. Playing games like Asphalt 9: Legends was a breeze, with plenty of detail clearly visible in all areas, and even the busiest scenes had an expected stutter-less experience.

Android flagships are only now starting to come close to the benchmark scores recorded by last year's iPhone models, and the A13 Bionic-powered 2019 iPhones are scheduled to take the goalpost even further. The iPhone 11 scored 5,469 and 13,550 in Geekbench 4's single and multi-core tests, nearly 20 percent more than the fastest Android smartphone yet.

In 3DMark Sling Shot Extreme Unlimited - which is used to test raw CPU and GPU power - the iPhone 11 scored 97,510 points, 50 percent more than what we've seen on any Android smartphone, Apple is the leader in silicon engineering.

The iPhone 11 comes in 64GB (Rs 64,900), 128GB (Rs 69,900), and 256GB (Rs 79,900) storage options, just like the iPhone XR did at its launch. The benchmark shows that the iPhone 11 has a 4GB RAM pack. The phone is now rated IP68 for water and dust resistance - the XR was IP67 - and should be able to survive at a depth of 2 meters for up to 30 minutes, although Apple's warranty would still not cover water damage.

There is support for Gigabit-class LTE - if you can find the network to go with it - and the iPhone 11 family supports Wi-Fi 6 and Bluetooth 5, making them reasonably future-proof in the wireless department. Apple says that the iPhone 11 trio also supports "Bluetooth beamforming", which should be up to 45 percent more capable than the iPhone XR when streaming audio.

As before, eSIM has dual-sim support, which currently only supports Airtel and Reliance Jio in India. Both numbers can now be combined with your FaceTime and iMessage accounts - moreover, the software experience of using the iPhone with two active SIMs has not changed since we entered it in our iPhone XR review.

All three new iPhone models support Dolby Atmos, which enhances the media consumption experience, especially when you are viewing content that is encoded to this standard. Even when watching music, podcasts, or specific YouTube videos, stereo speakers get loud enough.

The iPhone 11 trio comes with similar Face ID capabilities to unlock yourself fast and securely. As before, Face ID works flawlessly in all types of power conditions, even if it is pitch dark. Apple claims that with iOS 13, Face ID is up to 30 percent faster, offers more range, and "support for more angles".

We had a hard time verifying these claims, especially since we had no complaints related to Face ID to begin with. One thing that is missing is the ability to unlock the phone in any orientation, like you can with the latest iPad Pro model, but it makes sense because we don't expect to use and take the phone in landscape mode is.

The iPhone 11 model is the model with a new Apple U1 chip, which is capable of leveraging spatial and directional awareness, says you point your iPhone to another user and show them the first name on the AirDrop recipients list when you Apple is trying to share a picture in a room full of devices.Your intended recipient will also need to have a device with a U1 chip. This is a use case we know so far, but there are potentially other scenarios such as Apple's rumored tile-like tagging device and integration with other smart home devices that may emerge in the future.

In addition to Face ID-related improvements, iOS 13 also hosts changes such as system-wide dark mode; New photos and reminder app; Enhancement of messaging applications; Ability to give Siri an Indian voice; even more. For a more in-depth look at iOS 13, read our iPhone 11 Pro Max review.

Although Apple does not officially reveal the size (or amount of RAM) of the battery of iOS devices, the iPhone 11 battery is said to be marginally larger than the iPhone XR. However, the power efficiency of the A13 Bionic really shines, as the iPhone 11 lasted 15 hours and 20 minutes in our HD battery loop test, which is exactly two hours more than the iPhone XR managed.

In terms of day-to-day use, which the iPhone 11 should easily last for a day through moderate to heavy use, and at the end of the day there is still a decent amount of juice left in the tank. If you are a light user, you can probably get two days before you reach for the charger.

Although Apple has fixed one of our long-standing complaints by tying fast chargers with the iPhone 11 Pro model, the iPhone 11 disappointingly still comes with only a 5W charger in the box. This makes the phone extremely slow to charge.

In 30 minutes, the bundled charger took the phone from empty to only 18 percent - and to just 33 percent in 60 minutes - which is painfully slow. It took three and a half hours to take full charge from empty. Initially we thought that at least this could reduce some of iOS 13's new optimized battery charging 'settings - which are out of the box - to improve the long-term health of your phone's battery. Can slow down the charge by 80 percent.However, the charging speed was not better despite the setting being turned off. There is no excuse for giving a 5W charger with the phone in 2019, and we wish Apple had stopped doing so two years ago. The iPhone 11 supports fast charging, so you can pair it with another charger for a better experience.

iPhone 11 cameras

Perhaps the biggest improvement that the iPhone 11 brings is in the camera department. This has been achieved by combining hardware and software enhancements. A new ultra wide camera with f / 2.4 lens and 12-megapixel sensor is paired with an improved 12-megapixel f / 1.8x wide camera. It is the new, improved wide camera sensor that also enables night mode, which is one of the main features of the iPhone 11 trio.

Until about five years ago, the iPhone was the best camera smartphone around all accounts, and while the latest iPhone models still hold their own in most scenarios, one area where Apple lags behind in competition is low-light photography.

Capturing images using digital devices such as smartphones has always been about a series of decisions using mathematical equations, and your choice affects the resulting images. Image processing algorithms are used to determine simple things, such as "how should it be green ?," and even more basic stuff like the overall brightness levels of an entire image.

Looking at photographs captured using sequential iPhones, it seems from the outside that Apple's philosophy is about reproducing colors and lighting conditions that accurately represent a scene, even if the result Do not look pleasing to the eye as a picture contest. While Google, Samsung, and Huawei - among others - have used their own implementation of Night Mode to convert almost pitch-black frames into scenes, as well as lit as a movie set, Apple has Has been reluctant to go on the road. till now.

The iPhone 11 trio brings its own implementation of the Apple Night mode, although the company says it still wants to capture photos that reflect what the "feeling" of a scene meant to be at that place at the time. By capturing, retaining the original colors, and without destroying any sense of time and space.

Based on the shots we've taken, Apple has definitely achieved that objective, as Night Mode has excellent photos with very good color accuracy, but without artificially illuminating the image. Night mode on the iPhone 11 gives you images that are not on par with the competition in low-light conditions, which is a huge improvement over previous generation iPhones, which often give dark spots in similar conditions Distributes.

The camera app automatically activates night mode when low light conditions are detected. It is shown in yellow with a number with a yellow-half icon, which is the number of seconds you will need to hold the phone steady as the open shutter has more light. You can tap the shutter button and look again. Tap after the image is counted seconds after capture, or this time before the shutter is hit to increase or decrease the yellow moon icon. We feel that this UI provides a better experience than other phones that let you stay stationary for an indefinite amount of time, while they capture, process and save an image.

Most of the night shots that we needed were anywhere between two and four seconds, and once we manually bumped the number to nine seconds, we didn't see any appreciable improvement, which suggests that the algorithm had improved between optimizations. A decent mix is ​​found for the result and convenience of the user.

Live photos and flash are not available in night mode, which is understandable. Night mode is also limited to wide camera and is not available with ultra wide. If the light is not ideal, but not too low, the half-moon icon will appear white and you can tap it to manually enable night mode.This is the app's way of taking shots with or without night mode in situations where there may be decent-enough light. Of course you can disable night mode even in very low light.

This may all sound complicated, but we had no problem taking these controls and we believe most users will be able to do so. By not changing the night mode to a separate section of the camera app, Apple has ensured that the feature remains discoverable, while giving users enough control over the experience.

This thoughtful design extends to how the new ultra wide camera is integrated into the app. Instead of switching a button from one camera to another like most manufacturers have done, Apple treats the ultra wide camera as "0.5x zoom", essentially taking you one step back from the current scene is.

The transition to the viewfinder is smooth and quick, so you don't feel like you're jumping from one physical camera to another, and it really feels like you've just zoomed out. If you press and hold the 0.5x button, you will be presented with a circular slider, which can be used to zoom in / out of the current view. If you move very slowly from one side of the 1x mark to the other, you will notice the app shift from one camera to another, but for most users, it will seem like a smooth transition. The iPhone 11 has no optical zoom, but can get up to 5x digital zoom with photos and up to 3x with video.

When you're in 1x (default) mode, the bars at the top and bottom of the camera app become translucent, with an overlay of view from the ultra wide camera behind them, which gives you a real-time preview of the frame. Look like another camera.

There is another change in the camera app. Even if you're in photo mode, long-pressing the capture button will now start recording a video, a feature Apple QuickTake is saying.The video recording stops as soon as you release the recording, or you can slide to the right to continue recording (if the phone is portrait orientation). If you're wondering if Burst Mode has gone, the answer is no, but now you have to press the capture button and immediately slide to the left to capture a series of shots.

The ultra wide camera opens up the possibilities of taking some really interesting shots, and unlike our experience with many other smartphones, we cannot see any distortion or artifacts on the edges of the images. Both wide and ultra wide sensors have the same resolution, but the former performs better in low light.

Thanks to dual cameras, Portrait Mode on the iPhone 11 now works on improvements to pets as well as objects, the iPhone XR, where Portrait Mode only works with humans. However, our experience of using portrait mode with objects certainly ended up with mixed results in terms of edge detection. As before, iOS gives you a lot of control in terms of editing the effect after clicking an image, iOS 13 brings additional controls as well as lighting effects.

The selfie camera is also better with the new 12-megapixel sensor and a lens that has a wider area. Selfies look good - and have support for portrait mode with depth control and six lighting effects. By default, the selfie camera is set to capture a tight shot, but you can tap a button to take a longer shot. Flip the phone into landscape mode, and the phone automatically switches to this wide angle for a group selfie.

The front camera now supports 4K at 60fps as well as 120fps slow-motion - unfortunately named 'selfies'. Although we had fun catching them, here's hoping it never catches the name.

Capturing video with the iPhone 11 is great, as always. You can record 4K at 60fps with both wide and ultra wide cameras, but optical image stabilization is only available with the former. Apple says that the new iPhone models improve stabilization using some pixels of data, in addition to additional computational enhancements. The extended dynamic range is now supported at 4K 60fps, an improvement over the previous generation at 4K 30fps.

A new feature called Audio Zoom - which is nothing like Samsung's zoom-in mic - means "matches the audio for the framing of the video", which sounds a bit like spatial audio recording , Especially since we saw in our video that the left and right audio channels correspond roughly to the sounds coming from the left and right sides of the frame.

should you buy this or not?

There is a lot to like about the iPhone 11. In fact, apart from the relatively low-resolution display - which most people won't notice - and the ridiculously slow bundled charger - which everyone will certainly notice - there is very little we can find specific to this phone. That mistake. Night mode is an extremely useful addition, and the camera app has useful touches that are typical of Apple. Also ultra wide camera will work.

We will, of course, still complain about Apple's software and services offering sub-par experiences exclusively in India. Apple Pay is still just a dream, and apart from adding Indian accents, Siri - in India or elsewhere - has not seen any meaningful improvement for some time.

We would also like to see iOS adopt more features that reflect the reality of big-screen phones such as picture-in-picture video and / or navigation overlays, but it seems that this is another drum that we are looking for in the right audience. Keep beating without finding.

In recent years Apple has defeated us all with high prices to such an extent that Rs. 64,900 seems rather accessible, despite the fact that you will struggle to find many Android phones that cost more. Throw in some unavoidable pre-booking discounts / cashbacks, and the iPhone 11 should be available for Rs. 60,000.

At that price, it is a no-brainer to take the iPhone 11 on the iPhone XR (Review), which continues to be available at a new price. 49,990. Additional Rs. 10,000 or so you get a better camera and faster processor, although the iPhone XR is still faster than the most expensive Android smartphone you can buy.

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