After a 2 month wait, I decided to upgrade from my iPhone XS, to the 11 Pro.
It was a decision I didn’t make lightly, but in the end. I made my mind up, and here’s why;
Like all iPhone unboxings, the phone was neatly packaged and pristine.
Only when I opened my first 11 Pro, the screen had a hairline crack. Which luckily was replaced swiftly.
I decided after many years of silver iPhones, to change to a new colour and try something different. So I opted for the space grey colour option. And have had no regrets since. The colour looks great and I’m really happy.
The display is the same 5.8 inch OLED panel as that on a iPhone XS/X – this time with added XDR technology. Meaning a Super Retina display with 2 million-to-one contrast ratio and brighter, at 1,200 nits, with wide colour support. The only thing missing from this was 3D-Touch (and I have found the difference in not having it).
The camera comprises a triple-camera setup, with a 12MP Ultra Wide, Wide & Telephoto camera. You get f/2.4 aperture and 120 degree field of view on the ultra wide lens, f/1.8 aperture on the wide lens and f/2.0 aperture on the telephoto.
Photos look incredibly sharp and crisp. And one of the main reasons I upgraded to the 11 Pro, was because how how much I use my camera – I was looking to replace my Sony Camera for going fully mobile, and so far. I have no regrets with this.
I’m able to capture beautiful photos and stunning sharp videos. And this is exactly what I needed. Also having the wide angle lens means I get to capture photos with a lot more scenery, without the need to step-back!
On the front you get a 12MP TrueDepth camera, with added 4K video recording, next-gen smart HDR for photos, wide colour capture, Portrait Lighting, and auto image stabilisation. The TrueDepth camera also helps recognise your face with facial recognition via FaceID. And this makes unlocking the phone quick and effortless – by the time I’ve picked my phone up and looked at the display. The phone is unlocked. And all I need to do, is swipe up from the bottom of the screen. This is now an automated gesture I’ve come accustomed to. And I do it without even thinking.
The battery life is definitely improved since the iPhone XS. And I’m noticing my phone gets me through the day and then some. By the time I’ve done my morning checks, I still have 90% plus, something I would have been a lot lower on the XS. It seems whatever wizardry Apple have COOKed up (no pun intended). The battery life has been drastically improved.
With the 11 Pro, Apple (finally) include an 18W fast charge via the 18W adaptor and USB-C to Lightning cable. Fast charge means, you’ll get up to 50% charge in around 30 minutes. Meaning even if I deplete my battery while out. A quick 30min coffee break and charge. Will mean around 50% to get by until home.
Under the hood, you get iOS 13, an A13 Bionic chip with 3rd-gen Neural Engine, splash, water & dust resistant; Rated IP68 for a maximum depth of 4 metres, up to 30 minutes.
Apple Pay, iOS 13 and Siri all compliment the phone. And a small list of Apple-included apps means you’ll be up and running in no time.
For a limited time, you’ll also get 1 years free subscription to Apples new Netflix-rival service; Apple TV+.
In the box, you’ll get; the iPhone 11 Pro, EarPods with Lightning Connector, USB-C to Lightning Cable, 18W USB-C Power Adapter and the usual documentation
In the UK, the iPhone 11 Pro starts at £1,049 for the 64GB model.
The iPhone 11 Pro can be purchased from many retailers, including Apple themselves.
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