Ever since Apple released the brand-new iPhone 11 series with the Pro and Pro Max version. I have been wondering if it is worth it naming them “PRO” products. The beauty of Apple being the manufacture is they have the freedom to label their products under whatever name.
Apple has set new standards of design and quality on every detail of the iPhone 11 Pro. Delivering on an uncompromising performance in any situation.
Announced September 2019, the iPhone 11 series is the best iPhone Apple has ever made. It is competing against the Samsung Galaxy Note 10 Plus.
Read along to find the notable improvements made by Apple on the iPhone 11 Pro.
Things to Consider Before Buying An iPhone in Kenya
Apple has an excellent history of producing fancy iPhones. Here are things you should consider if you are tempted to purchase the latest iPhone with the upgraded software and advanced triple camera.
Space is a tremendous deal when purchasing a new smartphone. The more you pay for it, the more storage you should get. Purchasing an iPhone that has at least 4GB RAM and offers expandable storage means you are getting a good deal.
iPhone is known for producing the best video content. Ensure that the phone you select has the highest megapixels count on the camera.
There is nothing more annoying than having to charge your phone battery every single time.
One thing that I know iPhones for is how fast they drain the battery life. The beauty of it is that they come with a fast charger and reverse charging option available for you.
It’s no secret that Apple manufactures big devices. But, ask yourself if you are comfortable using a phone that has a big display as your daily driver.
If you don’t mind using a phone with a large screen display, then the iPhone would be on the phone for your daily use
iPhone 11 Pro Specifications
Display: 5.8 inches 1125 x 2436 pixels | CPU: Hexa-core (2×2.65 GHz Lightning + 4×1.8 GHz Thunder) | RAM: 4 GB | Storage / Expandable: 64GB, 256GB, 512GB / Yes | Rear camera: 12 MP, f/1.8, 26mm (wide), +12 MP, f/2.0, 52mm (telephoto) 2x optical zoom + 12 MP, f/2.4, 13mm (ultrawide) | Front camera:12 MP, f/2.2, 23mm (wide) | Platform: iOS 13, upgradable to iOS 14.1 | Battery life: Li-Ion 3046 mAh, non-removable
The iPhone 11 Pro has the most ambitious chipset ever used in the history of a smartphone. A13 chipset enables the iPhone 11 Pro to be faster and more efficient while you are using it.
The iPhone 11 Pro and the iPhone 11 Pro Max are identical. Both phones use the A13 Bionic chipset, they have the same camera and run on iOS13. The only obvious difference is the fact that iPhone Pro Max has a larger screen and longer battery life compared to the iPhone 11 Pro.
Display of iPhone 11 Pro
The Apple screen is one of the best improvements made on the iPhone 11 series. Apple calls it, Super Retina XDR Display. The iPhone 11 Pro has a 5.8 inch OLED display with a resolution of 2.7 megapixels at 458 PPI. This helps to increase the HDR capabilities while improving the contrast ratio.
The screen in iPhone 11 Pro and the iPhone 11 Pro Max version are great, but they are not dramatically better compared to the iPhone XR. The screen brightness is set-tops to about 800nits of brightness instead of the 600nits was there in the iPhone XR series.
When you are in the broad sunlight, it is hard to read the content on your phone. The difference is much more notable when you are watching an HDR video when the brightness peaks on the video you are watching.
Apple sculpted the iPhone 11 Pro from a single smooth stainless steel sheet, then forced down to the atomic level and then brought to light with four remarkable texture matte finishes.
Apple claims that this is the toughest glass used in Smartphones. This means that the build of the phone is so strong that is less likely to slide off your hands and hit surfaces. I think it’s good to have a finish at the back of the iPhone 11 Pro look, feel good and also helpful.
That said glass is still glass, even though Apple has promised the toughest glass that won’t shatter, it still means that you are vulnerable to scratching. So it would be best if you used a screen protector to protect the glass of your phone.
Regular testing and refining by Apple have created a durable, IP68 dust and water resistance iPhone 11 Pro. Though the warranty doesn’t cover any water damage to your phone.
Samsung did a fantastic job manufacturing the display screen of the iPhone 11 Pro and the 11 Pro Max display screens.
Performance of iPhone 11 Pro
Performance is another area where you might not see a tremendous difference, but that depends on the last phone you are using.
If you haven’t upgraded your phone in a while, the iPhone 11 Pro and the Pro Max will feel fantastically quick, thanks to the A13 Bionomic Chipset and operating system iOS 13.
If you are upgrading from using an iPhone XR to the iPhone 11 Pro, then you’ll barely notice the difference. Applications on your new phone launch a little faster, and the graphics intense games load a little quicker. One thing that they guarantee you is that you will enjoy multitasking using the iPhone 11 Pro.
Both the iPhone 11 Pro and the Pro Max are a little faster than the iPhone XR that was released in October 2018 by Apple. It will impress you with performing the iPhone 11 Pro.
Battery Life of iPhone 11 Pro
One feature that stands out about the iPhone 11 Pro and the Pro Max version is the battery life. The iPhone 11 Pro has a new 3190 mAh optimized battery that gives you up to 5 hours extra on your battery life.
The A13 Bionic chipset makes the phone efficient and faster, allowing you to get up to 12 hours of battery life on the iPhone 11 Pro when using it continuously on a busy day. The iPhone 11 Pro Max has 3969 mAh giving you up to 14 hours on a single charge when fully charged.
The iPhone 11 Pro also supports 18watts fast charging, which is an improvement over the 5 watts charger that comes with the iPhone XR and previous phones.
Camera Capabilities of iPhone 11 Pro
If you are looking for big changes, then look no farther than the triple camera of the iPhone 11 Pro.
Apple combined groundbreaking technology to give you an extraordinary experience when using the iPhone11 Pro telephoto, wide, and ultra-wide-angle cameras. Every design of the camera interphase compliments the new hardware, giving you one of the best encounter available in a camera.
The triple-lens 12 MP rear camera wide camera with optical image stabilization at f1/80 with 2x optical zoom. This year, the telephoto has a slightly wide aperture of ƒ/2.0 lens with a 2x optical zoom that takes burst mode photos.
The 4X zoom ultra-wide lens camera that allows you to capture up to 120 degrees of view and 2x optical zoom out. It also allows you to shoot in portrait mode while supporting the bokeh effect.
Let’s discuss the 12 MP front-facing camera. If you love taking selfies, the iPhone 11 Pro and the Pro Max will take nice selfies without a fuss. Apple added two notable features on the Pro version. You can tap a button and automatically open the ultra-angle, allowing you to accommodate more people into the selfie.
Editing tools previously reserved for professional cameras are now available in the iPhone 11 Pro. You can now shoot slow-motion videos up to 240fps and slowfies, which is just great footage that you capture with the device for up to 4K video.
iPhone 11 Pro Extra Features
- 3D Face ID
- Apple Pay
- Supports Apple Card
Stephen Emrich a verified Amazon purchase user left a 4-star review
Y’all know the typical stuff, the speed is crazy; the camera is crazy, it’s super smooth. Love it. The ONLY thing I don’t like is that the Apple ecosystem is too proprietary and locked.
Yutaka Ono a verified Amazon purchase user left a 2-star review
The performance is outstanding, but the price is high. There was a scratch on the reworked product.
What is the Price of the iPhone 11 Pro?
The price of the iPhone 11 Pro in Kenya starts at Ksh. 97, 90. The phone is available in gorgeous space gray, silver, midnight green, and gold finishes colors.
The iPhone 11 Pro comes with the following accessories:
- Lighting USB-C cable
- 18 watts power adapter
- Wired Earpods
The iPhone 11 makes a great alternative over the iPhone 11 Pro version, this is because you save extra Ksh. 30,000 when selecting this device over the Pro. But also, it has almost all the best features offered with the pro version. Both phones use the same processor and have the same screen refresh rate.
You will have to tradeoff the extra screen display as the iPhone 11 Pro is bigger and equally has a bigger battery capacity. Otherwise, you will still get a fantastic deal with the iPhone 11.
Find out what our editors think from the iPhone 11 review.
Samsung Galaxy Note 10 Plus
The only Android device that can compete with the iPhone is Samsung. The Galaxy Note 10 Plus offers you great value for money with the fastest chipset SNAPDRAGON 855 or the EXYNOS 9825.
The phone is a beast with power, offering you a 4300mAh battery capacity and a bigger screen of 6.8 inches DYNAMIC AMOLED screen display. If you are not used to having a big phone, the Galaxy Note 10 Plus might overwhelm you since the phone is big!
Read this review to find out if the Samsung Galaxy Note 10 Plus is a better alternative
Samsung Galaxy S20 Ultra
Since Samsung were the ones who designed the screen for the iPhone 11 Pro, it makes sense that the Samsung Galaxy S20 Ultra offers you one of the best 6.9 inches Dynamic AMOLED screen with a 2X capacitive touchscreen.
The phone also has a higher battery capacity with 5000mAh and offers you a 45 watts fast charging capability. The iPhone 11 Pro comes nothing close to it. To add on top of it, the S20 Ultra has a 108 MP rear camera. Never seen in the smartphone’s history.
Although the video quality produced by the iPhone 11 Pro is better than the ones taken by the Galaxy S20 Ultra.
Have a look at the Samsung Galaxy S20 Ultra and determine if it is a better alternative to the iPhone 11 Pro
Is it Worth Buying the iPhone 11 Pro?
There are amazing features added to the pro version and heck yea, you will spend a lot of money on them.
The iPhone 11 Pro and the Pro max are the most powerful smartphones that money can buy in 2020. But, if you don’t need the best of the best or if it does not thrill you to spend over Ksh. 100,000 on a phone. Then consider buying the iPhone 11, it practically has the same features as the iPhone 11 Pro and it is more affordable. Here is our review of it.