iPhone 11 vs iPhone 11 Pro vs iPhone 11 Pro Max

Keeping up with its tradition like every year, Apple has introduced new phones in 2019 with an appropriately high-visibility event. Tweaking its naming convention this time has made it a lot easier for the masses to figure out which phone is which. Last year’s low priced iPhone XR has evolved in to the iPhone 11, whereas, iPhone X and iPhone XS have been replaced with iPhone 11 pro and iPhone 11 pro max respectively. All three phones despite being different in sizes, share the same aesthetics with a notched display, an all-glass back, and a square camera array. In the end, even though you have three options you might still have the confusion over which phone to buy. The below breakdown of the three entries will make it easier to figure out which phone best suits your needs.

iPhone 11

Starting at $699 only, $50 less than its predecessor, iPhone 11 is the cheapest phone being introduced in this new range of phones, and yet it provides a big leap towards all the great features including photography. It features an aluminum and glass body and has a large display of 6.1-inch Liquid Retina. It also comes in a rainbow of colors among which purple and green are the newcomers.  The dual cameras along with a great night mode and an ultra-wide-angle lens are one of the major upgrades of the iPhone 11 over its previous versions. An ultra-wide camera allows more shooting flexibility. Despite being the most economical, it has an A13 bionic chip, hence making it the fastest iPhone to-date. Moreover, it has an improved battery life which lasts an hour longer than the XR. iPhone 11 is considered to be that gem from Apple that keeps getting shinier and cheaper as time passes by.

The latest and fastest bionic chip, widescreen and an improved battery life are among its salient features. A major upgrade with this phone is the connectivity mediums that allows you to make the most out of a high-speed connection and such features also make it a formidable option for gaming purposes.

iPhone 11 Pro and Pro max


When it comes to design, the pro phones look similar to the iPhone XS and XS max but are designed with textured matte glass and stainless steel, which unfortunately aren’t available in the iPhone 11. The textured matte finishes are available in Gold, Silver, Space Gray and the first time introduced color: Midnight Green. Apple also claims to have used the toughest glass ever in a smartphone which offers improved water resistance, hence increasing the overall durability.

iPhone 11 pro starting at $999 has a display of 5.8-inch and 11 pro max with a massive 6.5-inch display starts at $1099, both featuring Super Retina XDR OLED displays that are bound to leave the user in awe to say the least.

Triple camera system

The most interesting feature introduced in 11 Pro and 11 Pro max is the new triple camera system, located in a square on the back of the phone. All three cameras are 12-megapixels each featuring 26mm f/1.8 wide-angle, 52mm f/2.0 telephoto, and a 13mm f/2.4 ultra-wide camera. The new ultra-wide camera can capture a 120-degree field of view which lets you take better landscape and tight shots without the need to adjust the position. The telephoto lens with a larger aperture can capture 40% more light compared to the previous models. All of the cameras with live swapping options can be used to record 4K video with an extended dynamic range at 24, 30, or 60 frames per second. Not only on the back though, but the front-facing setup has also been updated as well with a 12-megapixel camera, making Face ID 30% faster and able to work from more angles. It also allows capturing 120 fps slow-motion video which has never been possible before in a mobile phone. Overall, it presents all sorts of advantages to those who want precise and professional high-end photography.

Also Read: Features of iPhone 11 Pro Max

AU1 and A13 Chips

Both come installed with the newly developed U1 chip that helps the device with spatial awareness, which brings new location-tracking features to the phone. This helps pinpoint the exact location of other devices in a much more precise manner. It also makes files sharing quicker by prioritizing AirDrop.

The latest A13 bionic 7-nanometer chip along with a third-generation Neural Engine has been used inside that is considered to be the fastest chip ever in a smartphone with a 20% faster processor than the previous chip, A12.

All-day battery life

Apple has made significant changes in improving the overall battery life. iPhone 11 pro and 11 pro max enjoy what the company calls “all-day battery life” feature that lets you carry out the most strenuous of activities a day might throw at you and your phone will still be supporting you throughout. iPhone 11 pro’s battery can last up to 4 hours longer than iPhone XS, whereas, iPhone 11 pro max’s battery can last up to a whopping 5 hours more than its predecessor iPhone XS max.

Also Read: How to Save iPhone Battery Life

Haptic Touch

Haptic touch has been replaced by the conventional 3D touch. This new feature allows access to additional menu options. It works quite similarly, only that instead of pressing down harder on the screen, you have to long-press on the desired icon.

RAM and Storage

The pro phones appear to have 4GB of RAM, dedicated to apps and iOS system. As far as storage space is concerned, both of them are available in 64, 256, and 512 GB capacities.

Fast Charging

For the first time, Apple is including USB-C 18W wall charger and USB-C lightning cable to charge up its devices faster than ever. It can charge up to 50 percent power from dead in less than 30 minutes using a specifically designed higher power charger. These glass body phones have built-in wireless charging coils that support wireless charging functionality.

Summing up

All three new models introduced in September 2019 share a lot of commonalities but pro models offer some extra features which matter a lot to extreme mobile users and photography experts. The biggest difference is within the camera set up between iPhone 11 and 11 pros. However, iPhone 11’s launch has shocked the world, a phone with all great features at an affordable price that has never been witnessed before by any other Apple’s new product. SO the verdict lies on your affordability and if you are willing to take it up a notch, it would be worthwhile considering the more expensive options.