Apple unveiled its brand new iPhones along with a range of other devices earlier this week on Tuesday. Apple claims that its new phones are the fastest and the best smartphones in the world. Three different versions of the iPhones were unveiled: iPhone 11, iPhone 11 Pro and the iPhone 11 Pro Max. The pro versions have a better display. They also have an added third camera lens. But problem is, iPhone 11 Pro starts at $300 more than the iPhone 11. So does the added lens and the better display make the iPhone 11 Pro worth the extra money?
That’s what we’ll be looking into in this article.
The iPhone 11 maintains the older Liquid Retina HD display. It is also moderately bright with 625 nits of max brightness. The iPhone 11 Pro has a new Super Retina XDR display. The new display has an impressive 2 million to 1 contrast ratio. It also has the brightest display of any iPhone ever, with 800 nits of max brightness in the typical mode and a whopping 1200 nits of max brightness in the HDR mode. And despite the impressive features, Apple claims that the new display is 15 percent more energy efficient than the older iPhones.
The iPhone 11 features a dual 12MP Ultra Wide and Wide rear camera setup. The camera setup looks the same as in the old iPhone XS, but the new ultra wide lens has a 120-degree field of view. The iPhone 11 Pro features a triple camera setup. It includes the same two Ultra Wide and Wide lens as the iPhone 11 plus an extra telephoto lens. Apple claims that the new telephoto lens is capable of capturing 40 percent more light that the one featured in the iPhone XS.
Inside the devices, both phones feature Apple’s third-generation A13 Bionic chip. Apple says that this chip has the fastest CPU and GPU in the smartphone industry. It also has an improved machine learning capability. In context of this article, the iPhone 11 is no different from the iPhone 11 Pro in terms of the internal chip.
This is where things get interesting. The iPhone 11 starts at $699. The base model features 64GB of internal storage. The iPhone 11 Pro starts at $999. But even at $300 more, the iPhone 11 Pro starts with just 64GB of internal storage. This could be a clever marketing ploy by Apple. For $150 more, the pro version upgrades to 256GB of storage, which makes more sense for a Pro smartphone in 2019/20. So the 256GB version of the iPhone 11 Pro will cost $1149 and the 512GB version will cost $1349. The iPhone 11 on the other hand offers a 128GB version for $749 and the 256GB for $849.
The display on the iPhone 11 Pro may be a bit shinier and its the camera setup might be more versatile. But other than that, given the massive price difference, there isn’t really a strong point for getting the iPhone 11 Pro over the iPhone 11.
The new iPhones will hit the shelves on Friday, September 20.