Last year, I got on Apple's iPhone upgrade program to be able to change my phone every year with out the hassle of selling an old one on eBay. Considering that I had been spreading the price out over monthly payments, at 0% interest, I decided to go for the very best model: the iPhone XS Max. When i wrote on this blog, it had been a wonderful phone, but in a high price. Although I taken care of that iPhone monthly, instead of in a single lump sum payment, the instalments were still pretty high. So this year, I opted to go for the iPhone 11, which really is the iPhone for everyone.

The iPhone 11 is sleek and slim, and its glass back implies that it is extremely grippy more often than not when held with bare hands. But its matte edges really are a bit slippery, and, as much as I'd like to go caseless with my iPhone, I simply can't go ahead and take chance. As i have never broken an iPhone screen, and this iPhone is included with AppleCare+ as part of the iPhone upgrade program, I just realize that once I begin using an iPhone without a case, I’ll drop it.

The camera is the main new feature

The feature that will get probably the most attention when Apple presents new iPhones nowadays is the camera. The reason behind this is obvious: there is not much room left for progress in a smartphone. Yes, the processor is quicker, the display may be a bit better, battery lasts longer, and also the audio is improved, however these small, incremental changes aren't enough to sway many people.

However, additional features like the ultra-wide lens around the iPhone 11, or even the triple camera around the iPhone 11 Pro, give consumers new, improved technologies inside a feature that, for many users, is important. Smartphones are rarely used for phone calls anymore; and while the camera is not the essential element in a smartphone-arguably, what’s most important may be the device’s ability to access the internet-it is nevertheless a popular feature. Given the way Apple promotes the new iPhone, it might almost be called the Apple iCamera.

Apple has segregated the two types of the iPhone 11 based on the camera features they provide. The Pro models contain a lot more than only a third camera, but that additional camera is easily the most obvious difference. And here, Apple has made an interesting separation. With previous two-camera iPhones, you'd a typical lens and a telephoto lens to focus on distant subjects. Now, the two-camera model, the iPhone 11, has a wide and an ultra-wide lens; the Pro models have the 3: ultra-wide, wide, and telephoto.

For those familiar with lens focal lengths, in the widely used 35mm equivalent , they are 13mm, 26mm, and 52mm lenses. The latter is technically not really a telephoto lens, and Apple calls it an \”optical zoom.\” With the iPhone 11, you don’t obtain that zoom ability, however, you can still use a zoom feature, which lets you zoom up to 5X, towards the detriment of picture quality.

The assumption appears to be that most people don't need the telephoto lens, and perhaps this can be the situation. The ultra-wide lens is much better at taking close-up pictures for example of categories of people. In addition, a wider angle lens offers better depth of field – items further away remain more in focus – which probably suits casual photography much more. However, if you do want all three options, then you have to pay the price for the Pro models.

Other new features and pricing

To be frank, besides the camera, there’s pointless to upgrade if you have an apple iphone XS or XS Max. And when you have last year’s iPhone XR, the differences between it and the base iPhone 11 are minimal. But, if you're moving from an older iPhone, especially a pre-X model, then you’ll be delighted with one of these new devices. The displays are better, battery life is significantly improved, and if you’re bumping up a couple of generations, you’ll notice the zippier processor.

Price-wise, the iPhone 11 is a lot more affordable; it costs one-third less than the iPhone 11 Pro Max. Starting at $699 , the iPhone 11 is a drop in price from last year’s iPhone XR , and really is nice good value. Despite 256 GB storage, it’s only $849, although running out of energy manage with less, since much of their submissions are in the cloud.

The Goldilocks phone

The iPhone 11 is the Goldilocks phone; as Apple says online, it has \”Just the right amount of all things.” The screen size is in the middle , the display isn’t HDR, but it’s certainly good enough, and it’s got essentially the same hardware inside.

If you’re around the iPhone upgrade program, and don’t need the options that come with the Pro models, the iPhone 11 is a great choice: it provides most of the same specs, other than your camera, in a nice price. If you’re upgrading from a mature phone, you won’t be disappointed, as the changes in the past few years add up to an infinitely more powerful phone.

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