The iPhone 11 is a successor to the iPhone XR and the name represents a reset in Apple’s naming strategy to emphasize that this is the “default” iPhone for everyone. Powered by Apple’s own A13 Bionic chip, the iPhone 11 trio are the fastest smartphones you can buy today, with the closest competition at the time of filing this review being last year’s iPhone lineup.
Perhaps the biggest improvements are in the camera department, achieved by both software and hardware changes. On the rear, you get Wide and Ultra Wide 12-megapixel cameras that produce excellent image quality in nearly all situations. Night Mode makes Apple competitive in low-light photography, and then some, which means the iPhone can finally compete favorably with offerings from Google, Samsung, and Huawei when it comes to night-time shots.
Just like the iPhone XR, this phone will offer you all-day battery life and iOS brings with it the promise of timely updates, something most Android OEMs falter with even today.
All in all, the iPhone 11 is an unexpectedly compelling upgrade, thanks largely to the significantly improved low-light camera performance. If you have your eyes set on last year’s iPhone XR, spend a little bit extra and get this one instead.