Apple released the iPhone 11 in 2019, along with the ‘Pro’ models of the series at the ‘Special Event’ in September. It was released at a price of $699 – $50 lower than the previous generation iPhone XR. The lower price was popular with the masses and it led to more people buying the iPhone 11. It turned out to be the most shipped phone in 2020 for its low price – last year its price was reduced to $599 after the release of the iPhone 12.
The iPhone 11 is powered by Apple’s A13 Bionic chip which is a 7nm chip. It is a very powerful chip while also being extremely power efficient. Apple is known for making some of the best chips in the industry – the unseen combination of performance and efficiency. As a result, even with the lower battery capacity of the iPhone 11, the device lasts for a whole day – depending on the usage.
The cameras of the iPhone 11 are excellent – even in 2021. The phone has two cameras on the back – a 12 megapixel wide camera and a 12 megapixel ultra-wide camera. The main wide camera clicks some of the best pictures compared to other flagship smartphones of 2019 and 2020. The ultra-wide camera is good as well, however the pictures are not as detailed as the wide camera.
The iPhone 11 continues to use the same sub-1080p LCD panels as that of the iPhone XR. It is far from the best smartphone display on the planet. However, it is very color accurate and it gets plenty bright for most conditions. Nonetheless, it is not as sharp or bright as the displays on the iPhone 11 Pro or the iPhone 12’s OLED panels.
The iPhone 11 now sells at $599 for the 64GB model. It will likely receive major iOS software updates for another 3-4 years. It is a good buy for the price if high resolution display is not a major requirement.