August 08, 2020 3 min read

iPhone 11 vs iPhone 11 Pro vs iPhone 11 Pro Max

The iPhone 11 Series was one of 2019’s most exciting releases for tech and Apple lovers alike, but when it comes to choosing, which one of the models suits your lifestyle most? iPhone 11 vs 11 Pro Max, iPhone 11 Pro Max vs iPhone 11 Pro, iPhone 11 vs Pro — which one wins for you? 

All 3 models are very powerful and better than the previous iPhones released before, but there are a few key differences between them: size, display, cameras, battery/charging, water resistance and price. 

Size & Display: 

  • iPhone 11: Liquid Retina HD 6.1” LCD display

  • iPhone 11 Pro: Super Retina XDR 5.8” OLED display

  • iPhone 11 Pro Max: Super Retina XDR 6.5” OLED display

 

The iPhones 11 are very differently sized and they will fit in your hands differently. The Pro display is “brighter in sunlight and perfect for HDR movies, with true blacks and more detail in bright areas like fire.” 

 

Cameras:

  • iPhone 11: Ultra Wide, Wide

  • iPhone 11 Pro: Ultra Wide, Wide, Telephoto

  • iPhone 11 Pro Max: Ultra Wide, Wide, Telephoto

All iPhones 11 feature 12MP Ultra Wide and Wide cameras with Night mode, but when it comes to iPhone 11 vs 11 Pro & Pro Max, the latter have a tripe-camera system — compared to the dual iPhone 11. 

The triple-camera system in iPhone 11 Pro & Pro Max adds a Telephoto lens for pro-level portraits and the ability to take better zoomed-in photos. 

 

Battery, charging, water resistance:

  • iPhone 11: up to 17 hours of video, up to 2 meters for 30 minutes of water resistance

  • iPhone 11 Pro: up to 18 hours of video, up to 4 meters for 30 minutes of water resistance, fast-charge adapter included

  • iPhone 11 Pro Max: up to 20 hours of video, up to 4 meters for 30 minutes of water resistance, fast-charge adapter included

 

The iPhone 11 series has produced the iPhones with the longest battery life so far. But when it comes to iPhone 11 Pro vs 11 Pro Max, the difference is 2 hours — giving the iPhone 11 Pro Max the honour of having the longest battery life in an iPhone, lasting up to 3 hours longer than iPhone 11!

 

Another win for the iPhone Pro and Pro Max is the extra 2 meters of water resistance, and the very handy inclusion of a fast-charge adapter. If you choose iPhone 11, you’ll have to buy one separately. 

 

iPhone 11 Series: Which One is Right For You?

 

The iPhone 11 is an overall great flagship phone, having many of 11 Pro/Pro Max features. When it comes to pricing, it is roughly $400-500 cheaper than 11 Pro, so it’s a great value for students or for casual users that still love a great smartphone.

 

But both iPhone 11 Pros have a few key additions that might suit your needs better.

 

The iPhone 11 Pro is smaller and lighter than the 11, and could be the reason to go Pro if you prefer this design. With the added Telephoto lens, 4 meters water resistance and gorgeous OLED display, it’s a joy on the go, taking and editing photos on it, playing games, or performing productivity tasks for business users. 

 

The bigger 11 Pro, on the other hand, has the longest battery life and if you love phablet phones to read and watch videos on, then iPhone 11 Pro Max is the best — and more expensive — choice for you.  

 

 



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