iPhone 11 Vs iPhone 11 Pro Vs iPhone 11 Pro Max: New Apple Smartphones Compared

Which of the new iPhone 11 smartphones from Apple is right for you? We compare the specs side-by-side so you can find out.

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Apple as unveiled its latest collection of iPhones and in iPhone 11 family you have the Apple iPhone 11, iPhone 11 Pro and iPhone 11 Pro Max. All three new iPhones are premium smartphones but they have different, screen sizes, features and prices so we're comparing the 2019 iPhone models so you can easily see what's different/the same. 


From the front, all 3 iPhone 11 smartphones look similar to the iPhone XS range but turn them over and you soon spot design differences, mainly with the design of the rear camera. Under the metal frame and glass front/back there are also noticeable differences, too, and we'll be looking at these in more detail further down the article. 

 

Camera

iPhone 11 iPhone 11 Pro  iPhone 11 Pro Max
Dual 12MP Ultra Wide and Wide cameras Triple 12MP Ultra Wide, Wide and Telephoto cameras Triple 12MP Ultra Wide, Wide and Telephoto cameras
Ultra-Wide: f/2.4 aperture and 120° field of view Ultra-Wide: f/2.4 aperture and 120° field of view Ultra-Wide: f/2.4 aperture and 120° field of view
Wide: f/1.8 aperture  Wide: f/1.8 aperture  Wide: f/1.8 aperture 
No Telephoto lens  Telephoto: f/2.0 aperture  Telephoto: f/2.0 aperture
2x optical zoom 2x optical zoom 2x optical zoom
5x digital zoom  10x digital zoom  10x digital zoom
Portrait Mode and Depth Control Portrait Mode and Depth Control Portrait Mode and Depth Control
Portrait Lighting with six effects Portrait Lighting with six effects Portrait Lighting with six effects
Optical image stabilisation (Wide) Dual optical image stabilisation (Wide and Telephoto) Dual optical image stabilisation (Wide and Telephoto)
Night mode  Night mode  Night mode 

 

All three iPhone 11 smartphones have pretty good camera specs but it's the more expensive iPhone 11 Pro and iPhone 11 Pro Max that stand out with their triple camera set up and with 5x digital zoom. The iPhone 11 just offers a dual camera and up to 2x optical zoom. 

Portrait modes, bokeh effects, portrait lighting options and a night mode are built into all the iPhone 11 smartphones along with Dual optical image stabilisation (on the wide and telephoto lenses). 

Other Camera Features:

  • Five-element lens (Ultra Wide); six-element lens (Wide/Telephoto)
  • Brighter True Tone flash with slow sync
  • Panorama (up to 63MP)
  • 100% Focus Pixels (Wide)
  • Auto Adjustments
  • Next-generation Smart HDR for photos
  • Wide colour capture for photos and Live Photos
  • Advanced red-eye correction
  • Auto image stabilisation
  • Burst mode
  • Photo geotagging
  • Image formats captured: HEIF and JPEG

 

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Apple iPhone 11 Landscape Shot With The Ultra Wide Camera 

 

Along with the above lenses, a TrueDepth Camera is also built-in so you can give your portraits bokeh-filled backgrounds. It's a 12MP camera with an f/2.2 aperture and offers the following features: 

  • Portrait mode with advanced bokeh and Depth Control
  • Portrait Lighting with six effects (Natural, Studio, Contour, Stage, Stage Mono, High‑Key Light Mono)
  • Animoji and Memoji
  • 4K video recording at 24 fps, 30 fps or 60 fps
  • 1080p HD video recording at 30 fps or 60 fps
  • Slo-mo video support for 1080p at 120 fps
  • Next-generation Smart HDR for photos
  • Extended dynamic range for video at 30 fps
  • Cinematic video stabilisation (4K, 1080p and 720p)
  • Wide colour capture for photos and Live Photos
  • Retina Flash
  • Auto image stabilisation
  • Burst mode

 

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Apple iPhone 11 Portrait Mode 

 

Video

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As you would expect from a high-end smartphone, 4K video is built-in which can be captured at 24,30 and 60fps. 1080p HD video is recorded at 30fps or 60fps and 720p HD video is captured at 30fps. Extended dynamic range is available for video up to 60fps and optical image stabalisation can be used (wide/telephoto lenses) along with 2X optical zoom (3x digital on the iPhone 11 & 6x digital on the 11 Pro/11 Pro Max). Continuous autofocus is also available when in video mode. 

There's slo-mo video support for 1080p at 120fps or 240fps, time-lapse video can be captured with stabilisation and, talking of stabilisation, Cinematic video stabilisation is available when capturing 4K, 1080p or 720p). 

Video Specifications For The iPhone 11 Series: 

  • 4K video recording at 24 fps, 30 fps or 60 fps
  • 1080p HD video recording at 30 fps or 60 fps
  • 720p HD video recording at 30 fps
  • Extended dynamic range for video up to 60 fps
  • Optical image stabilisation for video (Wide)
  • 2x optical zoom
  • Audio zoom
  • Brighter True Tone flash
  • QuickTake video with subject tracking
  • Slo-mo video support for 1080p at 120 fps or 240 fps
  • Time-lapse video with stabilisation
  • Cinematic video stabilisation (4K, 1080p and 720p)
  • Continuous autofocus video
  • Take 8MP still photos while recording 4K video
  • Playback zoom
  • Video formats recorded: HEVC and H.264
  • Stereo recording

 

Size, Weight & Capacity 

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iPhone 11

  • 150.9 x 75.7 x 8.3mm
  • 194g
  • 64GB, 128GB, 256GB

 

 iPhone 11 Pro

  • 144 x 71.4 x 8.mm
  • 188g
  • 64GB, 256GB, 512GB

 

iPhone 11 Pro Max

  • 158 x 77.8 x 8.1mm
  • 226g
  • 64GB, 256GB, 512GB

 

Construction 

iPhone 11 Pro
 

All 3 iPhone 11 smartphones have a similar design and as you'd expect from premium handsets, they all look well-built, modern and smart. 

They all have metal frames (aluminium on the iPhone 11, stainless steel on the iPhone 11 Pro/11 Pro Max) and a glass back where the cameras are positioned top-left in a box. The jury is still out on the design of the cameras/back of the smartphones as it is unconventional but it's probably something iPhone users will just get used to. 

The iPhone 11 Pro and iPhone 11 Pro Max will be available in Gold, Space Grey, Silver and Midnight Green while the iPhone 11 will come in Yellow, Purple, Black, Green and White.

 

Display

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The 2 more expensive iPhone 11 smartphones have OLED screens while the iPhone 11 has an LCD screen. There are also 3 screen sizes available, with each smartphone offering a slightly different resolution and dimensions. 

 

iPhone 11

  • 6.1-inch LCD, 828x1792 resolution

 iPhone 11 Pro

  • 5.8-inch OLED 1125 x 2436 resolution

iPhone 11 Pro Max

  • 6.5-inch OLED 1242 x 2688 resolution

 

Power 

Apple IPhone 11 Pro A13 Bionic 091019 |
 

We don't actually know the exact sizes of the batteries built into the new iPhone 11 smartphones, Apple like to keep this information quiet, but we do know that the iPhone 11 Pro is meant to last up to 4 hours longer than the iPhone XS. Apple also says that the iPhone 11 will last up to 1 hour longer than the iPhone XR and the iPhone 11 Pro Max will last up to 5 hours longer than the iPhone XS Max.

Wireless charging is supported along with fast charging via the supplied 18w charger (not available with the iPhone 11, needs to be purchased separately). 

 

Other 

The iPhone 11 series is water-resistant (4 meters for the Pro/11 Pro Max, 2 meters for the iPhone 11), feature the Apple A13 chipset and run iOS13. There isn't a headphone jack (no surprises there) and we don't know how much RAM is built into each device as Apple keep this quiet. 

 

Price 

The three new smartphone models include the following:

  • Apple iPhone 11, from £729 (64GB, sim-free)
  • Apple iPhone 11 Pro, from £1049 (64GB, sim-free)
  • Apple iPhone 11 Pro Max, from £1149 (64GB, sim-free)

 

Final Thoughts

On paper, and quite obviously, the iPhone Pro Max is the most impressive but also the most expensive. The screen size of the iPhone 11 Pro is a little disappointing, particularly for its price-point and even though the iPhone 11 is priced under £800, its lack of a triple camera set-up make it slip below other smartphones available for a similar price.  

With the new range announced, the older iPhones might be available for more reasonable prices so do take a look at the iPhone XS, XS Max, XR and X to see if any of these older smartphone models could be ideal for you, too. 

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