Word on the streets says Apple’s new iPhone 11 line is the best ever. Should you buy? Or, should you stick to what you have? The answer, as always, is “It depends.” If your iPhone is iPhone 7 or older, the upgrade to a new iPhone will be a substantial improvement in almost every way that counts; battery life and camera.
If you have an iPhone 8, iPhone X, or iPhone Xs model, the differences will be the same. Battery life and camera. Dave Smith thinks iPhone 11 Pro is worth buying for the cameras alone.
I was coming from the iPhone X, a phone I considered nearly perfect in terms of size and design.
I went for the bigger model but my butt is bigger, hence bigger butt pockets, so, different strokes for different folks.
Given how neither the size nor the design changed in the iPhone 11 Pro
Allow me to quibble about this. Too many people consider design to be how a device looks, not how it works or what improvements it had inside or outside.
Every year every iPhone is improved in major ways, but we’ve reached saturation maturity on how smartphones look. Slabs of glass with rounded corners.
I was worried it wouldn’t feel like much of an “upgrade” at all.
Indeed, each new iPhone in recent years seems to have had incremental upgrades until you do the math. iPhone Plus? Bigger. Touch ID, then Face ID. LCD display to OLED display. Nominal battery life to improved battery life.
iPhone 11 Pro looks completely identical to the iPhone X from the front.
That’s by design, but it doesn’t mean an old design. Everything changed inside.
Dave loves Midnight Green, though.
I’ve never owned a phone that appears ever-so-slightly different every time I take it out. Sometimes it looks gray, sometimes it looks like an army green. I am in love with it.
If you don’t use a case, shame on you. We cannot be friends because I don’t want to feel or share your cracked glass pain. Color doesn’t matter as much because you can get a case with almost any color.
So, even though iPhone 11 models run a newly revamped iOS, and are a bit thicker and have more battery life, what’s the number one most compelling reason to upgrade?
Dave likes the cameras.
In light or dark settings, or shooting close or far away subjects, the iPhone 11 Pro excels no matter what you throw at it.
I’ve captured some shots I’ve simply never been able to take on my phone before, especially in low-light — or no light! — settings. It blows me away every time.
I have to agree. We have a Canon DSLR which we bought just before iPhone Xs Max came out. It shoots better photos (not videos) than the iPhone. Last year’s iPhone. With iPhone 11 Pro Max we cannot tell the difference. An experienced photographer might, but we cannot.
Smith’s missive sounds more like a paid advertisement than a critical review, but we’re talking Business Insider so don’t expect ArsTechnica-like insightful analysis.
Check Dave’s photos, though. Those examples are good enough to consider an upgrade to iPhone 11.