The iPhone 11 has been on the market since September 2019 and it is still one of the most popular smartphones among Apple enthusiasts. If you are just considering buying a new iPhone 11, you are probably curious about the most important features of this device. In this article we discuss the most important information you need to know about the iPhone 11, the iPhone 11 Pro and the iPhone 11 Pro Max. From the design to the camera and the battery. We have listed everything for you.
Apple unveiled the iPhone 11 in September 2019 and it was available at the time as a low-cost option for several years afterwards, but the iPhone 11 has since been discontinued from Apple. The iPhone 11 succeeded the iPhone XR and has a 6.1-inch LCD display that Apple calls a "Liquid Retina HD Display." The display has a resolution of 1792 x 828 with 326ppi, a contrast ratio of 1400:1, a maximum brightness of 625 nits, True Tone support to adjust the white balance to the ambient light and wide color support for lifelike colors.
Like the iPhone XR and other recent iPhone models, the iPhone 11 does not have 3D Touch, but uses Haptic Touch. Haptic Touch is supported throughout iOS, but lacks the pressure sensitivity of the 3D Touch function that Apple previously supported.
Design of the iPhone 11
The iPhone 11 is available in six colors: white, black, yellow, green, purple and red. The device has a glass back and an aluminum frame with rounded corners. The screen of the standard iPhone 11 is 6.1 inches and has a resolution of 1792 x 828 pixels. The design of the iPhone 11 is similar to the iPhone XR, but the back of the iPhone 11 has a matte finish.
The iPhone 11 has an edge-to-edge display with narrow bezels and no Home button, but it does have a notch at the top for the TrueDepth camera system. Because it uses an LCD screen instead of OLED, the iPhone 11 has slightly thicker bezels than other recent Apple OLED models.
The iPhone 11 doesn't look much different from the iPhone that has become the standard for iPhones, which improves overall durability. Spatial audio provides an immersive sound experience and Dolby Atmos is supported.
Camera of the iPhone 11
The iPhone 11 has a dual 12-megapixel camera on the back. One camera is a wide-angle lens and the other camera is an ultra-wide-angle lens. The wide-angle lens has an aperture of f/1.8 and the ultra-wide-angle lens has an aperture of f/2.4. With these cameras you can take photos with a field of view of 120 degrees. This is ideal for landscape photography or capturing scenes with many people.
The iPhone 11's camera has a night mode function, allowing you to take clear photos even in dark environments. It offers improved lighting and colors so you can take beautiful photos without having to use a flash.
The iPhone 11 also has a 12-megapixel TrueDepth camera on the front with an aperture of f/2.2. This means you can take selfies with depth data and enjoy sharing your memories with family and friends in high quality.
Water and dust resistance
The iPhone 11 has a water resistance of IP68, compared to IP67 in the previous iPhone XR. The device can withstand a depth of up to two meters for up to 30 minutes. Two meters is twice as deep as the iPhone XR, but less than some more recent iPhone models.
With an IP68 water resistance rating, the iPhone 11 can withstand splashes, rain, and short-term water exposure, but intentional exposure to water should be avoided. Apple warns that water and dust resistance are not permanent conditions and will deteriorate due to normal wear and tear.
Apple's warranty does not cover liquid damage to iOS devices, so it's best to exercise caution when exposing the iPhone 11 to liquids.
Using Face ID with the iPhone 11
Face ID is an important feature of the iPhone 11. It allows you to unlock your iPhone by looking at the screen. Face ID uses a TrueDepth camera to create a secure scan of your face. This ensures that only you have access to your iPhone 11. Face ID also lets you make App Store purchases, use Apple Pay, and access secure apps. Face ID works quickly and reliably, and it can be adjusted for users with glasses, hats or headscarves.
Introduced in 2017, Face ID is the biometric authentication system used in the iPhone 11, which features a notch for the TrueDepth camera system that powers Face ID. In the iPhone 11, the TrueDepth camera system has been improved with new hardware. It's faster than before and can work from more different angles, making it more efficient and faster than in previous iPhone models.
Face ID is used throughout iOS for tasks like unlocking your iPhone, allowing access to third-party apps with a password, confirming purchases in iTunes and the App Store, and authenticating Apple Pay payments. Face ID works via a set of sensors and cameras on the front of the iPhone 11, the so-called TrueDepth Camera system. To create a facial scan, a Dot Projector projects more than 30,000 invisible infrared dots onto your face, which are then read by an infrared camera.
This depth map of your face is then sent to the A13 Bionic processor, where it is turned into a mathematical model that the iPhone uses to make sure it's you trying to access your iPhone.
Face ID uses infrared, so it works in low light and in the dark, with a built-in Flood Illuminator that ensures there's always enough light to take a face scan. Face ID works with hats, beards, glasses, sunglasses, scarves, makeup, and any other accessories and objects that can partially obscure a face, but must be able to see your eyes, nose, and mouth to work.
The A13 Bionic chip with built-in Neural Engine means Face ID can adapt to small changes in your face over time, so if your hair grows longer or a beard grows, Face ID will adapt and continue to unlock your iPhone .
Face ID security and privacy
Face ID uses a detailed 3D facial scan that cannot be fooled by a photo, mask or other facial imitation. An "Attention Aware" security feature ensures that Face ID only unlocks your device when you look toward the iPhone 11 with your eyes open, so it won't work if your eyes are closed, if you're asleep, if you're unconscious, or when you look away from your phone.
Attention Aware is optional and there is an accessibility feature to turn it off for those who can't focus on the iPhone's screen, but most people should leave it turned on for the extra layer of security.
With attention awareness feature, iPhone 11 knows when you're looking at it. Face ID displays notifications and messages on the locked screen when you look at iPhone 11, keeps the screen lit, and automatically lowers the volume of an alarm or ringer when it knows your attention is on the iPhone 11 display. Face ID also turns off after two failed facial recognition attempts and requires a password to be entered to turn it back on.
Face ID data is encrypted and stored in the Secure Enclave on iPhone 11. Apple does not have access to your Face ID data, nor does anyone else have access to your phone. Authentication is done entirely on your device and no Face ID data is ever stored in the cloud or uploaded to Apple. Third-party developers don't have access to the face card that Face ID uses to unlock a device, but the TrueDepth camera can be used to scan a user's face to create more realistic augmented reality apps.
With Face ID, there is a 1 in 1,000,000 chance that someone else's face can fool Face ID, but the margin of error increases to 1 in 1,500,000 with an alternate appearance registered in iOS 13. Face ID has been tricked by identical twins, children, and a carefully crafted mask, but it's still secure enough that the average person doesn't have to worry about their iPhone being unlocked by someone else.
iPhone 11 battery
The iPhone 11 offers an extra hour of battery life compared to the iPhone XR. The iPhone 11 has a 3,110 mAh battery, which is a higher capacity than the 2,942 mAh battery in the iPhone XR. According to Apple, the battery lasts up to 17 hours.
According to an Apple support document, the iPhone 11 models come equipped with a hybrid software and hardware performance management system, which is more advanced than the battery and power management systems of older iPhones. According to Apple, this feature works to provide the "best possible performance as the battery ages over time." The power needs of the new iPhones are dynamically monitored and performance is managed in real time.
iPhone 11 features fast charging, which means the battery can reach 50 percent charge in just 30 minutes. For fast charging, you need a USB-C power adapter with a power of at least 18 watts, such as Apple's 29/30W adapters (price: €49).
Apple no longer includes a power adapter in the box, and the iPhone 11 only comes with a USB-C to Lightning cable, so you'll need to provide your own adapter to take advantage of fast charging.
The iPhone 11 has a glass body with built-in wireless charging coils to support wireless charging.
Apple uses the Qi wireless charging standard that is also available in many Android phones, meaning the new iPhones can charge wirelessly with any Qi-certified inductive charger.
The iPhone 11 works with 7.5W and 5W wireless charging accessories, but 7.5W charging is faster. Several companies have now developed wireless charging options designed specifically for Apple's iPhones.
Memory of the iPhone 11
There are three variants of the iPhone 11: 64GB, 128GB and 256GB. Depending on your budget and needs, you can choose the variant with the required memory.
iPhone 11 Pro and iPhone 11 Pro Max
In addition to the iPhone 11, there is also the iPhone 11 Pro and iPhone 11 Pro Max. These devices offer improved specifications such as a triple camera setup, a better OLED display, more storage space and better battery life.
The iPhone 11 Pro and iPhone 11 Pro Max are available in four colors: space gray, silver, gold and midnight green. The screens of these devices are 5.8 and 6.5 inches respectively. The iPhone 11 Pro and Pro Max both have a stronger A13 Bionic chip, which ensures faster performance than the iPhone 11.
Is the iPhone 11 still worth it?
Absolute! The iPhone 11 is still an excellent choice even after the release of newer models. With its powerful performance, great camera, long-lasting battery life and the ease of use of iOS, the iPhone 11 still offers a high-quality smartphone experience.
How long will the iPhone 11 last?
The iPhone 11 is built to last. Like other iPhones in the past, the iPhone 11 is expected to receive software updates from Apple for many years to come. This means that you can enjoy the latest features and security updates for a long time to come. In addition, the iPhone 11 is made of high-quality materials and has a solid construction, making it resistant to daily use and wear and tear.
How much does the iPhone 11 cost new?
The price of the iPhone 11 can vary depending on the model and storage capacity you choose. Overall, the iPhone 11 has a lower price compared to the iPhone 11 Pro and iPhone 11 Pro Max.
Prices may vary by country and retailer, but in general the price of the iPhone 11 starts at around €539.99 for the 64GB model (at MediaMarkt ). For the 128GB variant, the price is usually around €599 and for the 256GB variant around €789. It is always wise to compare prices at different outlets and keep an eye on the offers.
Unfortunately, the iPhone 11 models are no longer offered as new by Apple. A refurbished telephone is therefore also an option.
If you're looking for a new iPhone, the iPhone 11 is an excellent choice. With its improved camera, powerful performance, and impressive battery life, the iPhone 11 offers an exceptional user experience. If you are looking for a more advanced device, you can choose the iPhone 11 Pro or the iPhone 11 Pro Max.
It's worth thinking about storage space and color choice to ensure you make the right choice. In short, the iPhone 11 is a reliable choice for anyone looking for an intuitive and powerful smartphone. View our leather iPhone 11 cases for optimal protection of the iPhone 11!